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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 16. NO. 46.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, .$2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY r E SAYS 10 HELP UTILE FELLOW The Legislature seems to Vie stUl more or less In the air as to the mat. tor of teachers' salaries, which was fane of tho most Important measures to bo taken up. In discussing tho Increase of teach ers' salaries recently Senator C. A, nice called attention to tho fact that there are 123 teachcr3 In the Tcrri torial schools who receivo not more than S55 a month. ' "Now. Isn't it nerco," said Mr. Ittco, "oven to think of a man or woman trying to live on $55 a month, Tho reccomcndatlons of the Board of Commissioners is something fierce ns regard tho in creased pay of tho higher paid teach 'ers. Thoy have boosted sky high tho pay of those top-notch people who are "now getting $200 and oven $300. If we followed their recommendations all tho available Increase would be used up by the lucky bunch, and the poor lesser ones wouldn't got any. thing. The commltteo on ways and means wants to see tho little salaries raised, and raised very materially. and wo are going to mako recom mendations along those lines." It now looks as though tho divided counsels in regard to tho wholo mat ter would result In .postponing it un til the regular session in February. :o: COMMUNITY, CHRISTMAS PLANS A commit'ee comprised of repres entatives of the Llhuo churches, Mo. klhana Club, Y. W. C. A., Y. M. C. A., Welfare Workers, Public Schpols iloy Scouts and Llhuo District at large, met In tho Mokihana club hall last Saturday morning to discuss plans for a Community Christmas celcbra tion at tho coming season. Rev. Mr. Bayless was elected chair man, Mrs. E. S. Swan, vico-chairraan and Miss Madeline Soulc, secretary. It was decided to hold community ex. ercises with a troo and other Christ mas accessories In Lihuo Armory on Saturday.Christmas night, Dec. 25. This Is to bo "everybody's Christ mas" and it is expected that tho conv imunity will all get back of the plan Jjd unite in the activities in a true Christmas spirit. Various 8Ub.com mlttees from the general community wero appointed to care for details. It is the purpose to see that everybody in tho vicinity gets an invitation to attend the festivities. Details and further notices will bo given to the public as the time approaches. PINEAPPLE EXECUTIVE , PAYS VISIT TO LOCAL CANNERIES A. H. Tarleton, executive secretary of the Hawaiian Pineapple Cannera Association, left for Honolulu Satur. day after several days hike through the district beyond Hanalei. Mr. Tarleton visited the Kauai Fruit and Land Company's cannery and the Hawaiian Canneries factory, where he conferred with Walter D. McBryde and Albert Horner, Jr. Tho assoc lation's experts are expected to visit the Island soon to conduct an exhaust Ivo investigation into tho Horner wilt cure, as a result of Mr. Tarleton's visit. :: . GOODYEAR ANNOUNCES BIG REDUCTION C. A. Baggott, manager of Nawill will Garage, received advice this moc 'nlng of a reduction of 15 per cent on all Goodyear tires, to take effect Im mediately. This probably moans the beginning of a general reduction In tho tire industry. HUNTING LICENSE REDUCED County Treasurer Akana announces that In future hunting licenses will bo $5.00 instead of $5.15. This means that the fifteen cents fee for tho li cense tag has been abolished. a ? :: PORT ANGELES AT AHUKINI Tho steamer Port Angeles arrived at Ahukini Wednesday from Puget Sound, with lumber and railway mat erial. She will probably depart about Thursday. All those interested in forming a company of tho National Guard in Llhuo are requested to bo present at a meeting at Lihuo Armory tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7:30, SEN 1 FOR STRIKERS The bonus percentage for the plan tation year, ending Oct. 31, waB 27C percent. This was basedon tho av erage price for tho year, which was 13.4 cents. This means that tho total bonus for tho year would bo the basic wage multiplied by 270. From month to month of this bonus was paid on the basis of tho prico for that month. These partial payments must of course be deducted from the 27G per cent total to ascer tain the balance due. Now, for part of the timo the bonus rate has been much higher than 276 per cent, so that in many cases payments made outrun tho bonus credit, and there is no balance coming. The ordinary laborer has not clearly understood how this was going to work, and has flattered himself all along that he still had 25 of his bonus coming to him. The conse quence is that when he comes to the pay window and gets little or noth ing, when ho was sure ho was going to get a small fortune, he is bitterly disappointed, and feels that an in justice has been done him. With commendable patienco and courtesy the plantation authorities have done their utmost to explain and eluefdato the situation, and make clear to the dissatisfied that no in justico had been done, and that every thing was straight and aboveboard. It is reported that one prominent manager spent soveral hours with his Filipino laborers explaining and elucidating tho bonus to them, with out any satisfactory result, until he clarified It by means of a diagram. All of a sudden thrfy "caught' on," and went away satisfied. There Is, and naturally will bo, for some time, more or less unrest and idleness, but there has been no report of any concerted strike or walk.out. DR. VICTOR NORGAARD COMMITS SUICIDE Dr. Victor A. Norgaard, territorial veterinarian, is dead ns the result of a revolver shot through tho heart, apparently self-inflicted. His body was found in his home, 148G South King Street, Tuesday morning, with' a revolver lying beside It, says tho Advertiser. Dr. Norgaard, it is bo. llevcd committed suicide at' about 8:30 Fonday evening; Despondency, duo to ill-health and private affairs, is believed to havo moved Norgaard to take his life. Ho had been ailing for a year or more. Speculation as to what hsd happened to Norgaard was started by his ah senco from his office, which ho had not visited for a week, and by tho fact that his house had been closed for two days. Julius Asch, deputy 3liorlff, made the investigation which resulted In the diacovcry of tho body. Norgaard was 52 years old, and had lived in tho territory 15 veirs. -He was born at Copenhagen, Denmark, November 4, 18.8. Tyson Norgaard, his only child, committed suicide by shootjng him self with a revolver about two years ago, almost on the ovo of being grad uated from Oahu College. Surviving tho deceased are tho widow, Mrs. Nlcolona T. Norgaard, whoso homo is at 1549 Kowalo Street, and a sister, Miss Norgaard, of Maul, who wirelessed yesterday that sho would arrive by tho Claudina. Fun eral arrangements will bo made after tho arrival here of Miss Norgaard The body was cremated Tuesday. CHRISTMAS CANTATA The people of Kauai aro to havo a real musical treat this coming Christ mas season. A beautiful 3acred cantata, "Tho Story of Bethlehem", by Daniel Prothoros is being prepared by tho combined choirs of Lihuo Un. ion and tho Hawaiian churchos with other good singers of tho Island. under tho direction of Mrs. Italph Bayless. It will tako about an hour and a quarter to render U1I3 cantata. It consists of separate choruses for ladles and men, solos, quartet, duets and final choruses, all combining to gether and tolling tho wonderful Christmas story. Much hard work is now being done by tho thirty four faithful members ot tho chorus. 1 LUST SUNDAY'S SOCCER GAMES Lihuo 2, Makaweli 1. The soccer game between Maka weli and Lihue at Eletlo last Sunday was a rather unsatisfactory exhibit, ion all round. Lihuo was especially off in their game; they played like they had just got up from a big luau, and not before tho latter part of tho last half did they come oui ol their tranco. Makaweli was not much better. They had every chanco in the world to put the game on ico in (lie first half when they had tho wind In their favor, but with the exception of Carml'chael's goal, secured from a free kick right in front of tho posts, they failed o scoro, though thoy had tho ball all but through several times Llhuo broke all existing records for kicking holes in the atmosphere They never had a chance to scoro in the first half, and oven in tho second thoy did not score until sovontcen minutes of play had passed, when Willie boosted the ball between tho posts during a scrimmage; Eight minutes later Fernandez caused sensation by shooting a goal from tho side lines near tho contor of tho field, a distance of about fifty yards. Chas. Fern refereed tho game. McBryde 1, Koloa 0. This irame was played under rather discouraging conditions. The inter mlttant showers made the ground so sloppy and fhe ball so slippery that It was almost impossible to play at all. The single goal mado in this game, was shot in tho last five min utes of play, and, like the Makaweli goal, was mado on a free kick, right in front of tho goal. Dr. L. C. Smith acted as referee. NEXT SUNDAY'S GAMES The games next Sunday will bo between Llhue and Kolcio at Llhuo and Maka-,yeli and McBryde atEloele. :: HABERDASHERY FOR KAPAA Still Kapaa is growing. Last week a drug store was opened in that thriv ing little town. Next week will see an up-to.date haberdashery a storo that will cater exclusively to tho wants and needs of men and boys. Mr. L. E. Van Leuvcn recently arrived from Los Angeles, where he has been for a number of years connected with a largo gents' furnishing goods ostab lishmont, is to bo tho proprietor of Kauai's first haberdashery. He do parted for Honolulu last Saturday evening, where ho will arrange for Immediate shipment of a largo stock of tho latest and best line of gontc' and boys' goods to bo obtained in that city. Tho storo will bo opened In tempor. ary quarters, next to tho now drug store, until tho big business block, next to tho bank, which is to bortart ed immediately, is complotcd, whore tho haberdashery, as well aa tho drug storo will bo housed. PUHI GIRLS' CLUB ORGANIZED Under tho direction of Ji3s Estollo Hoe, welfare worker for Grove Farm plantation, a girls' club was organized at Puhi camp las weok. Tho follow Ing officers wero elected: President, Virginia Tohere; Vice President, Mary Corroia; Sec.Treas., Helen Pennon lai. Tno club will moot every Friday night at Puhl hall for recrea ttonal purposes Lihue Union Church Next Sunday has been designated as tho "Mayflower Universal Dlblo Sunday." Tho day will bo appro priately observed at this church. At tho morning hour the pastor will speak upon "Tho -Bible, Its Placo in the Life of tho Pilgrim and thoNation." At 7:30 thero will bo a union serv ice, with Prof. K. C. Loobrick, of tho University of Hawaii, as tho speaker. His subject, "The Pil. grim's Influence in tho Life of Our Nation," is one of great in terest and importanco and the speaker comes well prepared to handle his themo. The people ot tho community havo a raro op portunity to hear an ablo man with a wonderful message. Don'tmiss it. It. W. BAYLESS, Pastor. OS GET BUSY The necessary approval b Pres ident Wilson in Washington, of tho Issuance ot tho Nawlliwili Harbor boiula lias been secured, according to a telegram received recently by tho Governor. Those bonds, as is well known, will be taken in a block by jjr. George N. Wilcox Just as soon as they aro avail able. Whereupon work ought to bo gin on the harbor Improvements al most immediately. This will mean the inauguration of a now era in tho history of Kauai, and especially of Lihue, and tho regions adjacent to it. THE SLUMP IN RICE The rlco business has received a serious set back In tho prevailing low prices of rice. Itlce Is now quoted at C.75 in quan. titles. With this comparatively low prico following the phenonenal high prices of a few months ago, and coup led with the high prices of labor, the rlco growers are very much disturbed, and aro anxious as to tho outcome. Those who are In a position to do so are holding their stocks over for a recovery in price. Tho slump in prices is attributed to a large crop in California. This crop, it seems, had been largely placed in Cuba, at high prices, but becauso of the financial crash there they aro not able to take It and pay for It, so It is on tho market, and California is flood ing it onto Hawaii hence tho low prices. Apparently howovor, tho low prices have not reached tho consumer as yet. :: PLANTERS FILM SERVICE The Planters Association has com pleted arrangements by which moving picture films will be shown rqsularly throughout all the Plantations' of tho Territory. Tho Consolidated Amuse ment Co. will supply the films and they will be shipped to distributors on each Island and their agents will then start them out on scheduled routes locally. Many of the Plantations havo suit able halls where theso films can be shown, and in tho near futuroUhe rest will bo supplied with them. The plan is to havo a regular circulating service on tho basis of threo shows a week. The films will be carefully censoied in Honolulu and only the best will bo used. Cheap prices aro promised. Tho Honolulu Iron Works has so cured contracts for threo now sugar factories in the Philippines, the larg est of which will bo on tho Island of Negros with a capacity of 750 tons a day. This will mako 12 mills In tho Philippines to their nccount. -:: All those interested in forming a company of the National Guard In Lihue are requested to bo present at a meeting at Lihuo Armory tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7:30, Personals I J. H. Moragne returned this morn ing from Honolulu. Miss Madeline Souie returned from Honolulu this morning. Sugar Expert Albert Horner camo over on the Kinau this morning. F. Timborlake, of Lihuo Store, re turned this morning from a short va cation to Honolulu. Mrs, W. H. Rice, Jr., was among the returning Llhuo passengers by tho Klnau this morning. Mr. and Mrs. D. Rlttmelster, of Makaweli, wero returning passengers this morning. Chas. Dole leaves for Honolulu this afternoon to moot his sister, Mrs. Jones, who Is passing through from tho Philippines. H. Rohrig, of Honolulu, camo over las( Friday for a combined business and pleasure visit to his old homo in Lihuo, Ho will roturn to town this evening. He has bought tho Joe Stlckney home In Manoa and will move in immediately. Kapaa Notes BASEBALL The Incessant rains wo havo had for tho past two weeks or so again put n crimp into tho schedule of'tho Kawalhau league on Sunday. Tho Allies and Pacifies started tho first game with old Sol nowhere in sight managed to barely squeeze through five innings when old Jupiter Pluvlus ended all proceedings for tho day. Incidentally, the Pacifies won tho first game of the second series by the scoro of 4-1 and for tho first time sinco -tho season started, managed to trim the Alllec. The Pacifies some how seem to be tho favorites of Jup iter Pluvius, as this is the second game that has stopped af'er five in nlngs wlth tho Pacifies leading, the flrsSt victims boin.r tho Farmers In the first series. Perhaps its because they are named after the Pacific Ocean. Next Sunday, weather permitting, tho Libert ys will meet their bitter rivals, tho Allies, and the Pacifies will engage tho Farmers. Tho championship of the first ser ies has not yet been decided, as the Allies and Liberfys aro tied for first placo, and a postponed game between tho two teams will be played off at the first availablo opportunity, t settle tho Issue. Klnjlro Kano, better known as King Kano, left fielder of the Makce baseball team, and Miss Matsuyo Ogata took the oath of allegiance bo. foro a minister at Kcalia on Sunday. Mr. J, C. E. Tabor has secured tho Ahoon residence as a temporary home, tho Ahoon family having moved to Kcalia somo time ago. Kan Ytu Chun, captain and catcher of the All. Chinese team, champions of Honolulu, and considered by many critics to be the best receiver in the islands today, wa3 in Kapaa last week for a short vacation. Ho was accom panied by S. K. Au, a co.workcr with him at tho California Packing Cor poration, Honolulu. j j. That many homesteaders as well as others in Kawalhau havo had a pros, porous year, is evidenced by the num ber of "city homes" being already completed or Hearing completion. J. Vevciros and J, Silva are already liv ing in now and spacious homes. W. Ebinger and A. Tcxeira will soon have theirs finished, and others aro being contemplated. Tho ouija board mado its first appearance hero last weok, but it any body had faith in it before from hero, say, thoy mttst have been rudely shocked, as threo out of tho fjpur baseball games turned out contrary to to Its wishes. Perhaps tho "medium" predictions in regard to. Sunday's did not havo her "controls" in good working order, but wo aro inclined to believe that only having two guess es, sho guessed wrong in every in. stance Waialua homesteadtrs report that they aro having too much rain and not enough sunshine for their' young cane. Besides, tho rain has cnusad othor hardships. As emphasized in an cdlorlal in tho Garden Island last week, good roads aro absolutoly vital to tho homesteader, but tho frequent nnd heavy rains havo mado tho roads almost impassable in many sections, and only by using chains, and going at a snail's pace so to speak, can tho cars como to Kapaa. At best, even without any rain, tho roads at Wai lua aro in a deplorable condition, and Eomo speedy romody should bo found to persuado those in authority to put tho roads In better condition in order to enable tho homesteaders to get their supplies and other necessities without having to go through a sea of mud whonover it rains, thereby less. ening to a great oxtont their chances of succtss in tho end by increasing their co3ts for everything they uso. NEWSPAPER MEN VISIT ISLAND Cruso Carricl, automobilo editor and special writer for tho Advertiser, and Al Williams, official photographer, spent sevoral days on Kauai last week in gathering material and pictures for tho pineaplo number of tho Adver tiser soon to bg published. COOKE PROMISES WIRELESS PHONE Mr. It, L. Cooke, Sup't. of tho Mutual Telephono Company'n wire less department, ys on Kauai Fri day and Saturday. Ho mado a flying trip to inspect tho local wireless station, conditions being such as not to prolong his stay. . Mr. Cooko says that in the vory near futuro people on this island will probably bo holdliiir conversat ions dally with friends or business houces on any of tho other islands, and with peoplo on ships at sea pro. vlding tho ships arc equipped with radio telephone. Negotiations aro now under way for tho purchase of apparatus for tho various islands, and if delivery is not held up tho radio telephone system will be in op eration within threo or four months. In order o get a number on Oahu it will merely bo necessary to call the local station on your houco tele phone, and within a few minutes you will havo your party. The system (o be installed will be "tap" proof. That is, without special apparatus amateurs and other wireless atations will not bo able to overhear a conver sation, thereby making it reasonably safe for commercial purposes. This system will probably decrease the number of telegramc sent from tho stations dally, but will by no means do away with them entirely, and tho Mutual intends to uso the same appa ratus for telegraphic communication between tho islands. This will practically clear up tho interferenco now being experienced daily from the high powered navy transmitters, and from ships at sea, and various other causes, and will in a great measure expedite the transmission and recep tion of telegams between islands. :: EKLUND DELIVERING CARS Walter Eklund, auto salesman for tho von' Hamm.Young Co., returned from Honolulu Friday morning with threo Dodge cars for dellvory. Ho mado delivery of a 1921 Cadillac ,typo 59, to Mr.. H. D. Sloggott, Grovo Farm, this morning, and has another just like it coming on the next boat for Mr. Win. Hyde Rice. ::- WEATHER MARS BASEBALL The weather had a rathor tiampen. Ing effect on Llhuo midwinter Icaguo basoball Sunday. Tho Nawiliwill- .ilhuo gamt' at Lihue was postponed In tho fourth inning with the scoro standing 4.3 in favor of Llhue. At Hanamaulu tho gamo between tho homo team and tho Filipinos was played to a finish despite the. rain. The scoro wa3 24.G In favor of Han amaulu. -:o:- NO SCHOOL NEXT FRIDAY Vaughan MacCaughey, superinten. dent of public Instruction, has sent out a notice that Friday, November 26th, being the day after Thanksgiving, is declared to be a holiday In all tho public schools in tho Territory. :0: THANKSGIVING DAY Don't forgot that Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, If you can't cel ebrate, keep it In mind in your heart and bo duly thankful for manifold , mercies. :: GOOD RESULTS FROM 109 In Its last crop McBrydo mado a remarkable showing with 109 cane. It averaged 7.2S tons of sugar to tho aero as 'against 4.98 for yellow Cale donia. On many places 109 Is coming Into special favor and being largely plant ed. McBrydo will havo nearly a thous. and acres of it for 1921. o Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Case, and infant returned from Honolulu last Friday. Mr. Caso attended tho chemists' an. nual meeting. John B. Fernandez, manager ot Kapala Store, returned Friday morn ing from a short business visit to Honolulu. C. Maser, head bookkeeper for LI. huo plantation, is spending his vacation with his daughters In Hono-lulu.