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THE GARDEN ISLANDTUESDAY, AUG. 12, 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
WHAT WILL IT MEAXt
In regard to lite Kapaa school
matter there are public interests
of much larger import than any
personal ones, however serious
they may he. and to these broad
er interests we beg to call the at
tention of our readers.
What etl'eet is Ih is whole inci
dent, and especially the linal out
come of it. goinii to have on the
schools and the school system of
The linal outcome seems to he:
Fiit . That Mis. I'.urke is exoner
ated but not reinstated. "It would
be uiip'easant to retain her on
K.i i ii there would be friction
it i.-, l est that she should go else-:
That means thai sh" is locally
and permanently discredited, ami
ltioud away. That is just what
i lie conspirators were working for.
Second: The conspirators are
retained and continued. Repri
manded? Yes. privately but pub
licly retained which means sub
('an there be any question what
efV.'t t lli.it will have on the schools
and the whole school system?
To reinstate, in the Kapaa
school, teachers who are confessed
liars and conspirators will surely
be (o discredit that school in the
eyes of intelligent and honorable
parents of that region. They will
not want to place their children
under the influence and instruct
ion of teachers so utterly lacking
in moral sense, and so set in evil
It will discredit the school iu
the eves of the children them-
selve . Thev will resent the teach-
in' of h'.mestv and repudiate any
attempt at correction for breaches
of the same. "Vou lied like crimi
nals yotn-se'ves. what are you talk
ing to me about'.'" will be the im
pudent rejoinder of the young of
fender. It will discredit the school sys
tem and the school policy among
teachers, the best anyway, if not
among them all. "If that is the
sort of thing that is tolerated and
condoned in Hawaii, no one is
safe, and it is no place for me 1
will get out !"
!t will discredit the schools and
the school system witli the gen
eral public. The faithful and elli
cient etVorts of such teachers as
Mrs. Ilurkc. have done much to
interest the intelligent and influ
'ential public in the schools with
the result that much has been
done for them by the community,
at the cost of much lime and
money as well. This interest will
be alienated if the schools are go
ing to become a nursery and
shelter for moral degenerates.
They will say as (hey are say
ing: "If that is the kind of educa
tion we are going to have, let them
run their own schools (heir own
way we will wash our hands of
the whole business!"'
And finally it will discredit the
Superintendent of Instruction
and the Hoard of Education. To
retain in active service, without
so much as a period of Mtspcnsion,
or other adequate disavowal or
ptiid-hment, is, more or less, to
implicate themselves in the moral
weakness and moral obliquity of
ih.'ir ageuls and will be so con
strued by the intelligent public.
evidence, and socially recognized,
or even approved, these men will
more or less drift into the other
class. With temptation removed,
with drinking habits discredited,
with the social use of it under the
bann, these people will escape.
These are the people who are
going to be benefited by prohibi
tion, ami it is going to take time
for this benefit to show up.
Lost by Kauai Y. M. C. A.
One 20 ampere rheostat for
moving picture equipment. Made
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Illinois, and has their name plate
Finder please report to the Gar
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( A. secretaries. Reward offered.
NAWILIW1LI GARAGE LTD.
Oldsmobile Voiir Cylinder
Chevrolet "400" 1917.
Chevrolet "41)0" 1918.
We guarantee our used cars to
be as represented. These cars
have been overhauled and are bar-
gains. CASH OR TERMS.
LAST h'ESOh'T OF
China is falling back
one effective weapon of
fense viz. the boycott of .Japanese
goods. The Chambers of Com
merce in all the large cities are
advocating, and all but imposing,
the most rigid boycott of every
thing made in .Japan. The news:
papers everywhere enjoin the
same policy from day to day.
Nearly till the ads in the Chinese
papers are head-lined " we sell no
lapanese goods." And two large
stores in Canton which were sell
ins: straw hats lira u led "maue in
.lapan" were threatened by in
Seventy live per cent of .lapan s
exports go to China, so that it is
a serious blow to .Japanese indus
trv and business.
Some years ago, when the same
passive resistance policy was car
tied out by China, it was effec
tive enough to unseat the offend
ing Japanese ministry and prac
tically brought Japan to tune.
It was all done iu that polite
suave, very sorry, but, cau't
help it sort of way in which
orientals are expert, wliicli you
can't very well meet with force
The Chinese are past-masters at
that sort of tiling; it looks as
though it might be effective again
MALI USED ABROAD
There is perhaps a place for the
Impressions of a lounst or Ran
dom Yisitor to Hawaii, who comes.
to the Islands out of the tradi
tional ignorance of the Mainland
stavs here a few davs or a few
weeks, picks up all kinds of ill as
soi led information, most of which
isn't so. and then shares his find
ings with the rest of the ignorant
world who t In it k that "hecause
he has been there he knows."
If there is a place for stub
"(iolightly" Morril hasn't found it
if we may believe the forcible "set
down" which the Advertiser gives
to the book which he is publish
nig. l-.videntlv it is much worse
than the ordinary premature im
pressions of such visitors, iu that
it is vicious in its outlook, pur
poselv false and misleading, and
morally warped beyond recovery
Such hooks do us a lot of harm
Thev discredit us in the eves of
detent people who will more oi
less be warned awav because of
them. And still worse, they bring
to our shores a vicious, deniorali
.ing element that gather as vnl
lures to carrion and that go far
to create the license that thev
hope to find.
We are glad that Golightly
found little to lih liking on Kail
ai. ami we hope he will leave us
entirely out of his book.
I Kuraoka & Co. i
CONTRACTOR AND CARPENTER
Building, Painting, Moving
Buildings and General
THE HOOD OP I'llOllllilTlOX
We are sometimes called upon
for an explicit statement as to
what benelit. if any, prohibition
has brought to the ordinary man.
especially the working man.
Now that is hardly a fair ques
tion; at least a categorical ans
wer is hardly fair to the interests
of prohibition. The next day, or
ihe next week after the inaugura
tion of a course of treatment for
a chronic ailment, you can't ex
pect much of a showing in re
sults. Temporary relief. yes;
but a permanent cure will take
Addiction to drink and the evils
thereof are chronic, you can't
expect any permanent relief right
oil' the bat.
There is. unfortunately, a very
con -iderablc body of men w ho are
so hopelessly in bondage to the
use of drink that I hey cannot,
or think thev cannot, get along
witjiout it. My hook or by crook
these men will get it. Prohibi
tion will not do much for them.
Hut there is another class to
whom prohibition will mean a
great deal in the way of preven
tion. I'mlcr the tradiiional order of
things, with liquor everywhere iu
AO HOAXZA AFT Eh' ALL
The l'rewer and Co bonanza
terms for the planter are now dis
credited as a back number, left
behind iu the forward move some
It seems they propose to charge
off against the Planter his share
of the nine per cent on the valua
tiou of the whole place. Not
merely the mill and transporta
tiou facilities. Naturally the
Planter wants to know why he
should be charged up for the
values which do not benefit him
in any way.
wnv should lie pay interest on
the plantation land investment
for example? That land does not
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But there is yet time
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that time is NOW.
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last Sunday, in honor of Johnny
Ah Cluing, the returned "over
seas" soldier hoy. And these
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ask all manner of questions of
lohunv, nor to sit spell hound
when he told of the many ihrill
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George Hogg and Mortimer
Lydgate are spending a few days
with the Faye hoys in the Kokee
region tramping and hunting
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