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SEMI-WEEKLY MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMIiKU 17, 1922.
SEVEN CALIFORNIA CHAMBER REPORTS ON CONDITIONS IN TERRITORY Los Angeles Organization Criticizes Lack of Congressional Attention To Hawaii; Urges Extension of Banana Industry To Compete With Central America; Praises General Development On Maui High praise of the Island of Maui, with frequent comments relative to its development as compared with that of others in the Hawaiian group, appears In reports .-eceived here from the l.os Angeles Chamber of Commerce by the local Chamber. The reports deal with the recent excursion of Angelenos to this territory. In addition to general comment con cerning trade conditions in the Islands the reports submitted by various com-1 Maul was visiled, landing being made enre H. Malson. manager of Hie Trade (extension Department, to ( tie nureau of Foreign and Domestic. Commerce at Washington, D. C, reads in part: "Our excursion first landed at Hilo on the Inland ol Hawaii, the largest of the group. We made a trip by auto mobile from Hilo to the volcano of Kilauea and some of our party were entertained at lunrh by the Hilo Hoard of Trade. The balance had lunch at the Hilo Yacht Club where Hilo business men emphasized the need for direct steamship service to Hilo. Visit to Maui "On the second day t he Island of mittees of the Los Angeles chamber are comprehensive in the extreme. Practically every phase of any situa tion of interest to the islands are touched upon. The first report, addressed by Clar- RAGS WANTED Will Pay Cash For Clean Cotton Rags MAUI NEWS OFFICE Japanese Mercantile Company GENERAL MERCHANDISE PHONE 281-A. KAHULUI. ALOHA LODGE NO. S OF PYTHIAS. KNIGHTS Regular meetings will be beld at the Knlghtu of Pythias Hall, Wai luku, on the second and fourth Friday of each month, at 8 p. m. All visiting members are cordially Invited to attend. H. ALFRED HANSEN, C. C. A. MARTINSEN, P.C.K.R. & S. 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The result is K a rust-resisting iron that is guaranteed 99.84 per y y cent pure. Specify Armco for your next iron R A needs. ) y There is an Armco product for every purpose Ti where iron is used. HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO. X WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS (j ua at Kahului with a drive to the county seat at Wailuku for lunch. This Is-1 liiiiu in intrusively euiuvaieu ill npver central ponton anu sugar anu pine apple plantations are extensive. It has a system of line roads and many beautiful homes are in evidence. Large sugar mills and pineapple canneries are located on this Island. "The Island of Maul is much more developed than is Hawaii and has more of the appearance of Southern California. There is still some land on which more pineapples might be grown and on the slopes of the great extinct volcano. Haleakala, such crops as potatoes and corn are grown and cattle are pastured. The wide valley between the two high peaks of the Is lands, lays claim to being the richest valley of its size in the world. All of the people of the island are well hous ed, and there are many fine houses through the country districts. Island Characteristics "There is a wide diversity in the characteristics of the various Islands we visited. The Island of Hawaii, which has a larger area than all the other Islands combined, and is, ap proximately the size of the State of Connecticut, is less developed than any of the other principal Islands and has great possibilities. "It is a country of dense tropical growth in the main, having heavy rainfall on the northerly and easterly slopes, and the temperature ranges from quite warm in the lower altitudes along the shore, to a very pleasant and mild temperature at an altitude of 4000 feet at the Volcano House. "The Island of Oahu, on which is located the city of Honolulu, is per haps the most developed of any of the Islands, and of course has a greater population than all the other Islands combined. There is still considerable land, however, which can be develop ed for pineapples and perhaps other crops. "When it is realized that the ex ports of the Islands aggregated ap proximately $125.0(10,000 last year for a population of a quarter of a million, it can be seen that the average pur chasing power of the people of Hawaii was approximately Io00 per capita, or $2500 for an average family. It is doubtful is such another purchasing power exists in any country. This fact taken in connection with the fact that the Islands can be developed to a far greater extent than they are at pres ent, gives a slight idea of the possi bilities which are presented in con nection with the new steamship ser vice between Southern California and the Hawaiian Islands. Greater Incomes Needed "It is essential to the welfare of the Islands themselves that a greater diversity of income should be develop ed, for when the price of sugar slumps, or if any adversity should strike the pineapple industry, hard times doubt less would ensue which would be obviated by a greater development of resources." The report also comments on the serious labor problems in the Islands at the present times and refers to the inability of pineapple growers on the Island of Maui to increase their out put until more labor is available. "The commercial interests rti the Islands have made an appeal to con gress to allow the restricted immigra tion of Chinese to the Islands, for the purpose of providing a dependable labor supply and to balance the large preponderance of Japanese now in the Islands. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce has endorsed this idea," the report continued. "The Hawaiian Islands are not get ting as much congressional aid as they are entitled to. Situated in mid racific, they are not only tremendous ly valuable from an economic stand point, but also from the standpoint of military strategy. As a territory they! have not the powers of a state and are limited even in the expenditure! of their own resources. Harbor Work Needed j "Harbor improvements are greatly j needed, especially on the Islands of I Maui and Hawaii and these should have liberal congressional aid." A report, adopted by an excursion ist committee aboard the S. S. City of Los Angeles on her return trip, is also included in the documents sent to Judge Case. Excerpts dechrre: "The vessel (City of Los Angeles)' anchored in the harbor of Kahului about ten o'clock in the morning and our party was taken ashore in light ers, welcomed by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, taken in autos for a tour of the plantations, lunched at 1 the Grand Hotel, taken to visit a i pineapple cannery in operation, and i returned to the polo grounds where a j match was played for our particular! entertainment by teams composed of members of piominent families of the Islands. From the polo field we were, brought back to t he fair grounds, where a genuine Hawaiian luau was served us, nnd after that a special en tertainment entitled "A Night in Ha-J waii" was tendered us by the Maui j Chamber of Commerce, presenting an allegory of the Islands." In reviewing the commercial possi- i bilities in the Islands, the committee l urges the extensive importation . of Hawaiian grown bananas to Califor nia as a competitor to the Central t American fruit now obtainable. Urge Banana Development i "The banana grows readily in the Islands," the report comments, "and while the industry is as yet develop ed only to a small degree of its possi-j bilities, considerable quantities are available for export. Most of the bananas now consumed in Southern ' California come from the east coast of Central America by way of New Orleans. The Hawaiian banana should .compete on most favorable teims with 'the Central American product and wei urge our people to insist on ihe Hawaiian grown fruit." "Congressional Indifference" is a subject dwelt upon at some length by the committee. "The Territory of Hawaii is not getting a square deal from Congress," it is stated. "Since annexation it has turned in more than one hundred mil lion dollars in taxes to the federal treasury; it willingly furnished its full quota of men and otherwise did its full duty in the late war; It asks no especial treatment except in one small matter of labor legislation and this only because of its peculiar labor con ditions. "It lias received appropriations of about three million dollars for har bor work since Its annexation and no federal appropriation for roads what- although the roads in the vicinity of Honolulu are used more by government transports than by any other vehicles." getting cular this assistance should be sought for harbor improvements and roads in the Islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu and for special labor legislation that still enable these progressive Island ers to supply the dearth of labor now holding back the development in the Islands." Queer Coincidence College "Hey who got my black ', shoe? I've got one of somebody's tan pair." Education "Don't that beat the deuce! I'm In the same fii and try ing to make an 8 o'clock." Stanford Chaparral. Record In Taxes This section of the report also calls attention to the fact that the territory paid more taxes in one year than, any one of 19 of the soverign states anil received less federal appropriations for harbors and roads. "So far, the request for special labor legislation has been tabled by both houses of Congress," the item concludes. Under the head of "Political As sistance" the committee writes: "It is suggested that the chamber of commerce use its best efforts to secure the cooperation, not. only of the solid California delegation in Con gress in securing a square deal for Hawaii, but also the assistance of the congressional delegations of the other Pacific and Western states. In parti-, If you are ot now receiving the REXALL MONTHLY MAGAZINE please send your name (or mailing list. 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