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TUB UJUEJ UIAMD. TOrDAY M;. l,s0
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER - - Managing Editor
TUESDAY MAY 4
CUT THE COAT' TO
FIT THE CLOTH
The schools nre in a bad box.
With the present scale of wages
the best teachers are dropping out.
They can do better in other lines.
The standards and requirements
for teaching are being steadily
raised. They must be 100 per cent
American that will cut out
some; they must have a high
school training before they go to
the normal school that will cut
out some more ; they must be pro
ficient in the use of good English
that will cut out more still. And
so it runs throughout the long list.
The increasing convietion of
teachers and would-be-teachers,
will be, "Why try to meet such ex
acting requirements for so little
On the other hand, the insistent
demaud for better salaries meets
no response save that of a hollow
echo. There will be no extra ses
sion of the legislature to vote more
money. We must just get along
with what we have, and make the
best of it.
That being the case, can we af
ford to be too particular, or too
exacting? There are a great many
things that we would like to have,
which we can't have. We have got
to get along without them and
we do. Half a loaf is better than
We had better cut off some of
the frills of education, and give up
some of the luxuries of learning,
and modify some of our extreme
requirements, and our lofty stand
,ards, that we may be able to keep
the teachers that we have, to the
end that our children may be
TENDERS FOR SMALL TRACTORS
taught the fundamentals at any
Admitted that we are bumping
along at only half speed, better
surely to keep that speed than to
slow down still more, while ,we
dream of things in the cloud!,
things that are unattainable.
If we have got to cut our coat to
fit our cloth, we had better get
CENTRALIZE THE SCHOOLS...
We have, and increasingly are
going to have, too many schools
for the teachers we have. We have
many small outlying schools like
Wainiha and Koolau, and Anahola
and Kapahi, and Wailua, and
Kipu, and Piwai, with comparat
ively a little handful of children
in each, being taught under ad
verse conditions as to teachers,
grading and equipment.
Would it not be possible to
eliminate these schools, and set
free these teachers for better serv
ice elsewhere, by conveying the
children to the near by larger
schools, where in many cases, they
could be absorbed into existing
grades without any considerable
The small, country school at
best is a makeshift and a misfort
une. The results are unsatisfact
ory, and unduly expensive and it
unduly uses up our available
teachers. Long since the small
mill has gone the way of progress
the small school must go that
way, too. There are practical dif
ficulties doubtless, just as there
were in throwing out the Bmall
mill but it has been done in the
one case it can be done in the
Tha Board ot Supervisors ot ths
Cou&ty of Kauai- will recelv bida up
to ten o'clock of May 5, 1920, for fur
nishing a small, caterpillar tractor;
full description of same to accompany
Bach bid to be accompanied' by a
certified check covering 6 per cent of
the amount bid.
i J. H.. MORAQNE,
County Road Supervisor.
April 20, 27. May 4 -
J. R. Collins, consulting refrigerat
ing engineer, specializing Ice Cold
Storage, Markets and Refrigerating
Plants. Expert service, results pro
duced. P. O. Box 658, Honolulu. T. H.
Kauai the Sleeping Beauty
Kauai, one of the most beautiful is
lands to be found anywhere, is asleep.
Such a diversified, topography, hills,
and dales, mountains and streams,
waterfalls and beaches, canyons and
gulches, is to be found nowhere within
such easy and pleasant access as here
Our scenery is, of course, incompar
able; a tramp or ride any direction,
on any road, is an ever changing pan
orama. This is all a distinct asset to Kauai,
but, how many residents of the island
appreciate this? Very few, and fewest
of all, the old kamaainas. They have
become so accustomed to our beautiful
Island that It is to them everyday pros
lac. This should not be. Our best as
sets should be capatilized.
The Matson Navigation Company ap
preciates the charms and attractions
of Kauai and have put a regular month
ly steamer on the Kauai run, to foster
the tourist trade. What is Kauai go
ing to do?
We should foster this trade which,
with our attractions, could be one ot I land."
our greatest sources ot revenue It
As J. A. Richards, speaking before
the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce,
recently said, "Sell Hawaii over your
own signature." That is just what we
should do, "sell Kauai over our own
signature." Why depend on the
Matson Nagigatlon Company atid the
Hawaii Tourist Bureau to do our ad
vertising for us. Let us do it our
selves and then have the feeling of
something well done that we have
done the Island credit with our adver
tising. Oahu, Hawaii and Maul, have al
ways been on the tourist map, but
on account of our poor steamer serv
ice, Kauai has been neglected. Now
that the opportunity has been given
us it should not be thrown away,
Matson has given us one boat a
month. Show them by the demand
for passage that two boats a month
are necessary and we will get them
and keep tourists with us for two
weeks, a lay-over between steamers.
Let's take the lead and advertise
ourselves and get ahead ot our big
sister islands for a pleasant change.
Let's not be called the "Piker
Island" instead of the "Garden Is-
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