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SEMI-WEEKLY MAUI NEWS, TUESDAY, OCTOUKW 10, 1922.
TILRJSK THE BELOVED MOUNTAIN BY REV. A. W. PALMER the doctor who opens the door to some mountain cabin and finds "the women who knows how" has reached I there first and greets him with a cheery "Hello .doctor," a sound of boiling water on the stove and her ! sleeves rolled above her elbows. . But, for me, interest in the beloved mountain centers at the sanitarium at Four years ago from the deck of the: she uses It nobly for the building or ! , Tfl6 rtu'PSV'S Muuna. Kea I first snw ii i,iv,i , , . , 1 ever had rights the good fight and mountain'Vl throuhe She knows the keeps the faith. Always a man of ac- nnnn ,i. . social forces of her Island, has orean- i 'Ion, tremendousty vital In all his marveling at its contour and hulk ,zed Bnd guided many of them and Iways, with bulk of body, clarity of was not jagged and dramatic like the high peaks of the Alps or the Sierras but resembled nothing so much in all the world as an over turned bowl or the low-swelling outline of a Byzan tine dome. It was hard to believe that this great rounded hill was ten thousand feet high. Hut as one sails along besides it hour by hour, watch ing the shadows and the clouds fold and unfold upon it, its enormous bulk, its unshakeable silent dignity, its un ity and symmetry are more and more impressively revealed. Here is a great mountain rising out of the sea in year by year, without spasmodic sen- i Judgment, sensitiveness of brain and timentalism or dilettante futility, she Tightness of purpose, he has become steadily builds the better social or der that is to be. Few others with her wealth and social prestige could so completely escape from the arti ficiality and glamour of wordliness, whau Jesus called "the deceitfulness of riches." Few others, rich or poor, derstand that the doctor at. Kula, In original and modern ways appropriate to his day and his problems, is never the less Dr. MacLure's counterpart in integrity and spirit. This is the sug gestion of the patient on the screen ed lanai and he knows that it is true. Nine years ago a tall young doctor came to be the government phvsician in the wilds of Kula. He noted the ravages of tuberculosis and built among the paninis on the mountain side a hut with a corrugated iron roof to shelter four patients. It was the beginning of the present well- equipped, faultlessly spick-andrpan MALULANI HOSPITAL in these latter days of physical weak- sanitarium and one of those patients ness an illuminating and lite giving; is sun tnere today. spirit to all the mountain side. From the observatory of his screened lanai hung out above it. all he looks down over the world and the seven seas with love and faith and never flagging are so sane, so wise, so modest, so : interest. Though his body wastes his constant, dependable and unassuming 1 soul grows greater as he communes in the service of the great ideals of Christ. For nine years this tall young doc tor has gone his wholesome human way along the mountain side. He knows "T. li." as few men know it but he also knows the human heart. It is said of the heavenly citv that "they shall bring the glory and the There are many others who make the mountainside of never ceasing noble isolation, unscarred, untroubled 'nlelesiV Ulere , 7e e , am Bnaho a,. ,, f ,.ii fciwi", fiiatiuua iuvtiint::a hiiu you have climbed the mountain you know not the mighty wound conceal ed beneath that rounded crest- -the great crater with its six mil-3 chasm so completely hidden from the sea. Since thea I have known Haleakala with the stars by night and the world, honor of the nations Into it." He has by day and all the time with the Ood J brought the sick and forlorn or all whose strength is so often made per- j the nations into his place of healing, feet in weakness. And we who are his ; And he has in some way synchron friends go fiom him onto with pity ized his thinking with theirs so that but with renewed strength and deep- j he understands them and they under- boyish strength are also in this sane-j er faith in the unseen verities which stand him. (I know, this the man on tuary; and there is "the woman who j abide forever. 'the lanai observed it and told me so.) knows how," ready for a fight or a The heart of the sanitarium Is "a j On Armistic Day they had a spon frolic, as Dewey said, whether the i doctor of the new school." Read j taneous parade. The Kula glee club fight be a struggle lor life as she over again Ian MacLaren's loving ac-1 led it, singing, helps the doctor with a baby case or i count of "a doctor of the old school" i "We're going to show the Kaiser in many moods the grassy trail nunc a piciuu i Maneuit. nain" 111 me nuuiue unur usii aim uifii un-1 jiuw me lunitee uoys come uirouKii: through upland meadows to the sum mit, the long rough road which strug gles along its cnrrugat31 sidei to Kula, the jagged edge of the nwt er, the noble trees of Ulupaliikua, and the superb view from V'aiakoa off across the fields of sugar cane to the cloud rack above West Maui or down into the blue serenity and breathless stillness of the ocean and the flat out lines of Lanai and Kahooi&w?, lying without depth or perspecvo upon the surface of the sea. But Haleakala is the belayed moun tain, not only for its terono an 1 hepl ing beauty but even riore for the well-loved folk who dwell upon its hospitable, far-spreading sides. Tiibt among these are the birri.i the lin nets with their canary-like caroU and! the larks, those invisible miracles of song, "singing hymns at heaven's j gate" far up in the clear blue si: v. Akin to the birds are so.nj V the; people who share with thnn th-j clear, cool air and the limitless view from j the mountain. Most serene i i the un crowned queen of Maui, who sits in the golden afternoon of life enthron ed in the love of all who know her. The ample friendliness of her simple and home-like house, the kindly er rands of her silent car, the tolerant hospitality of her poised and sympa thetic mental outlook, have slowly woven a spell of great-hearted good ness about the island that has been her home during all the years. It is the lingering benediction of a saint ly father and mother who came in the long ago bringing the evangel of the Son and! Man. If she has had sorrows and found her way through shadow ed valleys, no trace of it has been left upon her except it be in a mellow er wisdom, and a kinder patience. Here upon the beloved mountain also lives, the lady of all good deeds. The full strength of life is hers and ! Malulani hospital is a county pro ject and one In which the county gov- ernment Is deeply interested. It is a j beneficiary in the special tax fund ar : ranged for by the legislature two years ago to care for the Kula Sanitarium and the county hospitals whereby I J200.000 annually is secured. The I hospital cares for the indigent sick of the county at county expense, the sick from Wailuku plantation at a set figure paid her person per diem by the plantation and pay patients as well. New And Modern Where a few years ago there was a nest of old buildings, inadequate for j needs and purposes, there has grown ' up a group of buildings with lawns and flower gardens in the foreground I that house one of the most comfort able and completely equipped cases for handling the sick or injured to be found In the Islands. It is a part of a project that is nearing completion, carried out by the county in well ar ranged plans. Those who have not visited and inspected the institution can have no adequate idea of its com- iwaWH-i it ITU n jlJ : f3& I I UtUi V l ' & Upper Right: View J f ' iltTrtf V ' ' ill "t of Hospital Buildings. I I itjfl: IWr1 ' i ' - i . ' - Upper Left: Garden I VJ0rja$HW L.f-f , ".fiif"-- " W Court; Lower Right: 1 r l'iKT IV hrlW 'Wr Corner in public ward; V P -r J rooTLe,t:st zino j pleteness, cleanliness and the comfort, it affords the suffering. It is in charge of Dr. William Osmers as physician and a head nurse and five nurses, Catholic Sisters. The hospital proper is several build ings connected up with one another by covered lunals. It is located off the Wailuku Kahului road, adjacent to the St. Anthony Church and school properties and in location it would be hard to suggest an improvement. Light Airy Wards Entering the main building there are on either side of the hallway an office and a reception room. In this building also there is the thoroughly equipped operating connected with wash-up and sterilizing room, the physicians office, a well outfitted and supplied dispensary, an X-ray room with a splendid outfit that has cost about JfiOOO and is the latest to be In stalled on this island, a men's ward with 24 beds, a small ward tor chil dren that has not been put in use but is equipped to accommodate six or eight, a room where aged men for whom there is no other place and of whom there are now more than half a dozen all feeble and unable to care for themselves adequately and several rooms for private patients. In the basement is a heating plant for hot water at all times. One separate win?, connected only by the covered lanai, houses the wo men's ward where there are accom modations for 14 women and two or three rooms for private patients. In both of the wings there are linen closets, bath rooms, toilets and other necessary facilities. A third building connected with the other two by lanais contains the kitchen with an oil fuel electric motor range, ample pantry room, a nurse dining room, linen rooms and lest rooms. Other Buildings Added Not connected with the other build ings is the new nurses cottage, a com modious and homelike building, out wardly attractive, for the sleeping and rest hours of the sisters who de vote their lives to helping the sick and suffering. Nearby, also, is the cottage for the women helpers, the newest building of the group. Soon to be started is a new laundry building. The whole group was planned by County Engineer Paul Low. In the court ward back of the three buildings that form the main group there are flower beds and a lawn. The broad lanais give the patients who are able to leave their beds ample room to enjoy the fiesh air and the sunlight with a pleasant outlook on all sides. The accommodations at Malulani Hospital at present are for about 55 patients and there Is no county insti tution more creditably conducted. Recently a fine modern automobile ambulance was added to the equipment. Maui's taxable $38,795,000. wealth this year is AotfiMaiiftn'l Know Your Own Islands Hundreds of island people know the Mainland better than they know their Dwn beautiful islands. The Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co.'s vessels call at many ports away from the usual travel routes, affording new viewpoints and experiences to kamaaina and malihini alike. The Famous Volcano House is now operated by this Company and has been almost entirely rebuilt and greatly enlarged at a cost of upwards of two hundred thousand dollars. Its new golf links have at once taken their place in highest popular favor. Our Travel Bureau will compile your itineraries; secure all your reservations, and save all your travel troubles without charge. Inclusive tickets for varying periods are a great convenience. They cover all steamer, hotel and auto charges, and cost less. Inter-Island Steam Navigation V Ltd QUEEN STREET and at Hilo HONOLULU, T. H. Kahului Lih ue it Miiarrr