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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TDE8DAY, JULY 12, 1921
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C HOPPER
july 12. v.m
SPEAKIXO OF ROADS
At the Chamber of Commerce meeting licM
Inst Wednesday night we had several visitors
from Honolulu. One of them made a peech.
In the course of his remarks he said, 'Coming
over oh the boat I told my friends that they
had a real treat coming to them when they
rode over Kauai roads. I had ridden over
them before. We started from Port Allen
ami drove to Lihue. We hadn't gone very far
before I had to apologize 'to them for what I
had told them about the roads. Your roads
certainly are not as good by a long way as they
we) v a ( onjde of years ago."
Our vi "itor certainly said something Our
roads arc going 1o pieces fast. They ate not
nearly as good as they were a year ago. In
the Kalaheo section where they are hauling a
lot of cane over the roads and on the other side
of Kupua where they are hauling pineapples,
the roads are not nearly as good as they were
a month ago. Great chunks of the asphalt
have been picked up by caterpillar tractors
and by heavily loaded and speedily driven
trucks. hi short, in those two places espec
ially, and in several others in general, the road
is "going to pot fast."
What's the matter? At the Chamber of
Commerce meeting one man said that it is be
cause the roads are not properly constructed,
that no oil or not enough oil is used in their
makeup. That may be the pilikia, but it
seems peculiar that, due to faulty construct
ion, the roads should stand up for a long time
and then go to pieces all at once.
Asphalt roads will not stand heavy loads or
caterpillar tractors during the heat of the day
when they are at the melting point. It does
n't make a bit of difference whose truck or
tractor it is, whether it belongs to the planta
tions, the road department, the homesteaders
or the kink of Siam, they should not be allow
ed to tear up our roads, doing at this rate
in another year Kauai will have the name for
having not the best but the worst roads in the
Honolulu has a traffic ordinance that they
say is cutting down the abuse of public roads
to a minimum. There is some, sort of an
amendment to it that lias been in effect a
month or two, possibly a little longer, that, it
is reported, is doing wonders in road protect
ion. Its up to the proper authorities to get those
ordinances for us. We pay taxes for those
roads and we don't care about having them
torn up by a few individuals or corporations.
LET'S HOPE IT SPUE ADS
-We daresay every resident of Kauai has
been interested (luring the past few weeks in
the liberal and numerous price reductions
made by almost every auto concern in Amer
ica. Even those who do not own machines
are interested, because this new revolutionary
turn in the auto world forecasts possible re
ductions in many other things. Auto manu
facturers declare they haven't cut prices by
reducing wages, or because materials used in
making automobiles are growing cheaper.
They say they are cutting their profits, and
that the lowered juice means they see the nec
essity of doing business on a smaller margin
of profit. If this is true, then the entire
country has cause to be thankful. For it
simply means that if the auto manufacturer
can exist on a smaller profit than he has been
getting, can even make money on a smaller
profit, then other industries can do the same
The seizure 'of JiOO machine guns by United
States officials on the ship "East Side", load
ing at Iloboken for an Irish port, leaves no
doubt as to the seriousness of the Irish quest
ion and the determination of the Irish patriots
to fight for liberty. The fact that these guns
were being loaded for shipment from an Am
erican port complicates our relations with
Great I.ritain, and opens the way for diplo
matic investigations. The United States is
at peace with Great liritain, and the shipment
of alius to those who are in open rebellion
against the acknowledged government is an in
ternational crime. The Department of Jus
tice has ordered i'. agents to New Y .:): to in
vestigate the ca e.
There is a foitune awaiting the lean who
will invent a fly-trap that will look like a bald
head, says the IJirmingham News. Why in
crease the parking-ground of- the troublesome
pests? Clean up the filth around the town,
around your premises, and everywhere that
there is a chance for the fly to breed. If
there were iio tilth there would be no flies.
CVh'E THE VRIMIXAL
The cure for crime is the cure of the crim
inal, and if we desire to cure the criminal we
must divert his attenjion from things that are
criminal. Idleness is the chief source of
crime. Busy minds have no time for evil.
Crime is not bred in the home, the church, or
the school, but in the hours when idleness
gives opportunity and often a desire to do
something that should not be done. Children
should be provided with adequate recreation
facilities. Their minds should be kept busy
in harmless and beneficial plays. Their en
vironment should be sanitary, and moral in
fluences should lead them in the paths of
righteousness. It is the boy that lias little
or nothing to do that gets into trouble ami
who leads others along with liitu. Cure dime
with, ample provisions fo;- health amusement.
Cure the criminal by surrounding him with in
fluences that will prevent him from wandering
from the straight and narrow path of recti
tude. Parents have a serious duty to per
forin and they should meet it with pleasure
and alacrity. The community has a great
obligation upon its hands, and no care or ex
pense should be considered in providing prop
er recreation and amusement for our boys and
girls, as well as for our young men.
The crisis is past. No longer need we fear
a collision with the comet Pons Winnecke. It'
missed us on June l'!th by just 10.000,000
miles. A close shave, say the scientists, but
a miss is better than a hit in all cases of ter
restial bodies. You may ask: ''Will a comet
ever hit us?". "What will be the result if it
does?". The first question may be answered
in the affirmative, but the chances are very
much in our favor. They do not survive our
atmosphere. It is too dense, and the comet is
not generally a very solid body.
READY FOR PEACE
Notwithstanding that Japan is rushing
throi'gh a plan for the increase of her navy to
a size that will put her on a footing as a naval
power she is in favor of disarmament. This
was announced at the Japanese embassy at
Washington in reply to an inquiry sent out by
the League of Nations to its members to ascer
tain their attitude regarding disarmament.
The world is getting ready for peace, and as
soon as confidence can be established it will
be an easy matter to formulate a plan by
which armaments may be reduced and the
eternal menace of war reduced to a minimum.
LOXO'LIVE THE SMITHS
Some old families are dying out; but there
is one at least that seems to have a lease of
life that is phenomenal. The new directory
of the city of Columbus, Ohio, has Ihe names
of Y.W Smiths. There is not a city in the
country that is without its representatives of
this great family, and could the Smiths of the
nation be recorded in one book, the' volume
would be a prize-winner at a book show.
May's trade figures show a total export of
!?;,1N0;000,000 for the fiscal year ending June
as against S,1 10,000,000 for the prece
ding year. This shrinkage means little in the
amount of business transacted. The reduct
ion in values during the year has more than
off-set the difference and it may be that the
actual exchange of commodities has exceeded
in volume that of the preceeding year. Meas
ure the business in tons, bushels and pounds
rather than by dollars and a fairer statement
will be revealed to the public. This country
is not going to the bow-wows this year nor
next. It is simply getting down to business
in a safe and sane manner and is dealing in
values rather than in inflated prices
The IJussian prime Nicholas V. Eugaliche,
formerly Russian vice-consul in Chicago, de
clares that he is reduced to his last dollar.' He
is not the only man w ho is in the same predica
ment ; but why expend our sympathy upon him
when so many good American citizens may be
in poorer circumstances.
In one way an editor and a convict are very
much alike neither of them spends much
time figuring on a vacation.
Some men are not hcn-pcckcd. They just
happen to have their nerve in their wife's
Some fellow could make a fortune by dis
covering a way to extract gold and silver fr
old mining stocks.
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821-823 Alakea Street
Wholesale Paper Dealers
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In Main Building f
Three Airy Cottages
Cuisine unexcelled in country
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Complete new assortment from
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1059 Fort Street Honolulu
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
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.MA AAO HOURS ;
9 A. M. TO 3 P. M.
Time Changes Conditions
What held good yesterday
docs not necessarily hold
Yesterday you were,
told "No." Try again today.
Tlie impossibilities in t lie
situation may have
effaced themselves or
you have been able to effect,
make your proposition
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Copyright Man Schartuci St Mm
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
Dealers in General Merchandise
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