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v nvilcc 0. a ( u ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 18. NO. 6. LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1922 SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY I a' m m -3 in 1 rm gs Irs. A. S. Wilcox Donates Public Library to Kauai Mrs. A. S. Wilcox of Honolulu lias announced thaf. she will erect a $75,000 library on Kauai as a mem orial to her husband, tho late Al bert S. Wilcox. Tho plans for the library will be drawn up in tho very near future and work on tho build ing will start at the very earliest possiblo date. It Is rumored that tho Llhuo plan tation will givo a tract of land be tween tho plantation offico and tho law office of Philip. L. nice for li brary purposes. The spot is said to bo very near the present band stand. But In case no more suitable tract of land is definitely acquired in tho near futuro Mrs. Wilcox of fers to furnish tho land also on which to erect tho building. The operation of the Kauai Public Library will not bo postponed until the building can bo completed how er. On January 3rd tho Kauai Li- lirni-v naanntnHnn wna 1 ncnrnnril i nil . Last Wednesday Uev. B. W. Bayless, who has been actively working for the library for tho past several months, nppeared before tho board of supervisors and got a contract for tho operation of tho library, as is required by the territorial law. The contract has been sent back to tho governor and as soon as he okehs it, the money will bo Immedi - ately available. At thoir regular meeting last Frl - , .. ,. . .. , , day afternoon, tho Mokihana club ff-.i i . m.,. ,. offered its rooms for library pur - .1' ... .. ... . Mioses until moro suitable quarters . ... , ... .,, . . .u . n, i . , i .i ! tVinl,- nrfn. WMll ln nnnnntml mill Hill their offer will be accepted and tho regular library is completed. MISS ALICE MOORE, GIRLS' WORK HEAD, RETURNS TO HONOLULU Miss Alice Moore, head of girls' work department of tho Honolulu v r rt a ....... n ........ , TI , , , f i ii.i ger for Honolulu last week. Miss, jpioore spent ten days on Kauai, coming over as a special speaker at tho annual meeting of tho Y. W. C. A. She also spoke at tho banquet meeting of tho Y. M. C. A., and with Miss Edith Hanson, our local tecretary, visited all tho Girl Re serve groups and Y. W. C. A. clubs on tho island. On Saturday sho hold an all-day conferonco for leaders of clubs at Papalinahoa. Luncheon was served to tho group at noon. Plans were made for conducting tho club work on a uniform basis throughout the lpland- with honors to bo earned by tho girls for performance of cer tain duties at home or at school. Miss Mooro has many friends on Kauai and is a welcome guest. Wo hope sho may como again soon. KAWAIHAU DISTRICT ELECTS DELEGATES J. M. Kaneakua, Henry Akl, H. j van Gleson and N. K. Hoopll will i represent tho Kawaihau district at the Republican convention in Hono lulu on February 14th, these four lieing chosen at the meeting of tho precinct club held last Saturday night at tho Kapaa court house. Tho voting resulted as follows: Aki and van Gleson 71 votes each; Hoo pll G7; -Kaneakua CI; Kaahu and JVliinoi 60 each; Bettencourt 57, Kapoza 40; Ekekela 12, Rodrigues 10. Although a total of 228 names were on tho Republican roll, only 148 were cast. Keen rivalry existed among the candidates as tho vigorous campaign ing indulged In for tho' past week had all tho voters talking 'about it, resulting in a meeting that was ex ceedingly lively, although orderly. Kawaihau certainly does not have to play second fiddle to any dls- trict when 'it comes to Interest in politics. 'According to old timers nover before has such interest boon shown . .lnioTofo- to ,..! JU UV..th" W fcMW Villi' I mention, and the crowded voting -booths were rather unexpected. Tho last meotiug to select delegates ,..n held In 1912. before tho direct primary law was passed. . o Dr. G. S. B ss of Pearl Harbor,' arr,ved on the K.nau last Friday - to speak to the Mokihana Club. KAPAA NOTES J. F. Dettencourt Jr. homesteader and formerly bookkeeper of tho Makeo Sugar Co., has joined the staff of tho local branch of the Hawaii Dank of Commerce. He will specialize in savings and insurance. Miss Dona Maladinlch and Mias' Laura Rnpoza were tho hostesses at a dclichtftil farewell .nartv at tho Lizama homo at Kealia last Tues-I day evening, given in honor of Al vin Branco who left for Honolulu list Wednesday, having been trans-on ..xho nolatloiiBliIp of Feeblemind fsrrod to tho Bank of Hawaii's of- c(lness t0 SociaI Work." Both lee fice there. About 25 young Portugu- turos woro niuatrat0li by iantcr .cse people from Kapaa and Kealia slldeSi Dr. B1Iss also GXami,lcd cas were present and tho evening was ,., ... , ,,,, liv ,,n(.lnra nn,i spent in dancing and games, not to i mention tho partaking of refresh ments. Charles Kano, member of tho Ma keo baseball team for tho past five years, is tho proud father of an other boy. This is tho second son born to Mr. and Mrs. Kano. Simpson Decker, sales agent, who rtarted a clearance sale of tho dry goods stock of Van Leuvan's two weeks ago, departed last week for Honolulu, after disposing of the entire stock of tho store. A small portion remaining last week was disposed of to Alexander & West of Niumalu and taken there for sale. ' Battling for the 1021 champion- ship in 1922 may perhaps seem a i novelty elsewhere, but not in Ka- ! aa. Tho Mills and the Sunrise I earns of tho Kealia league aro still ! ed for the lead and next Sunday ' w111 se0 tuo en(1 of tl10 1921 sea" I8011, , , . 1 Tho courthouse was crowded to , I capacity on Saturday evening long 1 . . . i oofore tho time set for the opening , , , ' of tho balloting for the four dclc- gates to represent tho local . pre cinct at tho coming Republican con vention in Honolulu. It was ladies tir3t though, and quick work by the police and inspectors enabled the election to bo finished, with time I to spare, in the one hour alloieu '.in which to vote. Jonah B. Cummings, who .. helped the Makees to win their 1920-21 champ onsh ps. is no longer here ' 1 , ,r., ., but is now employed at Kiiauea plantation, and may- not be back with tho team this year. Although local fandom will no doubt bo sor ry to seo him go, they should re member that baseball in these parts is always secondary to tho pursuit of worldly possessions, and Jonah no doubt owes it to himself to en deavor to climb another rung in the ladder of success. KAUAI WILL SEND EIGHTEEN DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION ! Following is the complete list af delegates from Kauai county to . attend tho territorial convention to be held in Honolulu next Tuesday: I Nlihau. E. K. Kahale; Kekaha, M. ! Costa; Walmea, W. O. Crowell; Ma Ikaweli, A. Q. Marcallino; Wahiawa. J I W. D. McBryde; Koloa, James K. j IKula; Lihue, C. A. Rice, W. H. j Rice Jr., H. D. Sloggett, A. G. Kau-1 lukou, S. K. Kaco; Kawaihau, J. M. Kaneakua, Henry Aki, II. van Gic soni N. 1C. Hoopii; Kiiauea, L. D. Larson; Hanalei, W. F. Sanborn and A. Menefoglio. . FALSE FIRE ALARM IN KEALIA MILL Tho electrical room of tho Makeo mill was tho scene of considerable commotion' ono afternoon last week. Firo began shooting in all directions from tho electrical equipment. For a little while, judging from out ward appearances! tho wholo mill was going to burn. Then somebody happened to think i that It might be a good idea to pull out the switch, and tho fir.o was all "ver. A snort circuit nau lurmsneu tho excitement but had done no real damage. Li"'e Solomon, tho six year old Krandson of Rev. David Kaaeamoku, tho Hawaiian minister of Hanalei, ITT,' was burled last Tuesday in tho AVai-, cemetery. He was sick only four, days. Death was duo to a fall which resulted in blood poisoning. A pa-. thetlc scene was evidenced, as his , former school mates sang their llt- fn.ii'nll t.r.ntr mill il nntttt t n.l 1 , ,. " Chag conducted thQ servlcc. Dr. George S, Bliss Gives Two Lectures George S. Bliss, superintendent of tho Territorial Homo for Feeble minded Persons, at Pearl City, Oa lui. was a visitor to Kauai on Friday and Saturday of last week. During his stay ho gave two lectures ono to tho Mokihana Club on "What tho Presence of Feeblemindedness Means to Our Community," and tho oth er to the Social Servico Association nurses In tho -Koloa-Lfhue-Kawai-hau districts. Based on statistics gathered in the United States, ono per cent of the population at ho present time is feeble-minded, averred Dr. Bliss. To handle this situation adequately will bo a tremendous strain upon tho tax payers of tho country, and as tho inheritance of feoblemind ness is established as a certain fact tho problem grows ever a large one. It Is now the greatest social problem confronting us. At least half the cases handled by our so olal workers and by our jails aro those of feebleminded persons. If, however, wo could segregate such casus so that no additional feeble minded children should bo born to them, wo could within 50 years re duce feeblemindedness by 75 per cent. Mr. and Mrs. E. Wood left for Honolulu last Saturday. Mr. Wood is takinK the plans for tho new Kauai Telephonic building to an architect and is taking his first de grees in Masonry. GRAND JURY MEETS; FINDS TRUE BILLS Tho grand jury met at tho coun ty court house yesterday and brought hi true bills against Eduardo and Santiago Clombro, charged with assault with deadly weapon; James Charman and Charles Wilson charg ed with first degree burglary , and Felix Do Los Reyes, Kasamiro Ara gono, Francisco Penado, Lucas Ara gona, charged with first degree rob bery. All tho indicted men will bo tried at the coming term of the circuit court. SPECIAL SERVICES AT LIHUE CHURCH Rev. R. W. Bayless, of the Li hue Union church , has arranged a series of sermons that will bo of special interest to the young er peoplo of the community. Next Sunday, February 12, Rev. Bay less will use as his subject, "Tho Religion of Abraham Lincoln." Tho following Sunday, "Wash ington, tho Christian," will be tho theme. On February 2C, Rev. Bayless and Rev. Royal G. Hall will exchange pulpits. A series of special Sunday ev ening missionary programs has been arranged. Tho general themo is, "The Kingdom and tho Nations." Sunday night. February 19, Rev. Bayless will give a lecture on India. His sermon will bo augmented by lantern slide scenes from that country. On tho night of February 20, Row M. E. Carver of Waimea will lecture on "Latin America." March 5, Prof. K. C. Leebrick, of tho University of Hawaii i will speak on, "What tho World Needs." On March 12, Secretary Rellly of tho army and navy Y. M. C. A., will uso as his theme, "Rus sia's Special Need of Christiani ty." March 19, Rev. Royal G. Hall of Koloa, will speak on "China" and tho last Sunday in Marcli Neil Locko of tho Y. M. C. A., will givo a lecture on "Africa." Two programs have been ar ranged for April. Tho first Sun day ovenlng Rev. J. M. Lydgato will speak on "Japan." TUo fol lowing weok, April 9th, Miss Edith Hanson of tho local Y. W. C. A., ...will complete tho ser ies, speaking on, "Islam and tho Near East." Teachers Appoint Pension Committee A committeo consisting of Messrs. Brodio and Simpson and Mrs. Wed emeyer, with the first named as chairman, was appointed last week by Presidont Ravmond of tlm Kn. ual Teachers' Association to repre-l sent them in the matter of pen. ' slons for the teachers. Tho Hawaii Education Association ' (lay 0,1 1110 K,,,nM- Mis3 Wilcox was is now active in drafting a now pen-1 1,1 nnol,1I ' connection with Ka sion bill for Hawaii's public school I ual scho1 affairs- leaciiurs, wiucn wui no introduced at tho next session of the legisla-' turo. and it is believed that the proposed bill will givo teachers ft , worthwhile pension law. It is pro posed that each teacher, principal or special instructor pay three per cent of their annual salaries into the pension fund and tho territory to put into it a sum equal to tho total paid each" year by the teach ers. "Tho importance of this matter deserves the attention and consid eration of all teachers,' said Presi dent Raymond, "and each teacher has the opportunity to make sug gestions and criticisms." Every teacher on this island will have an opportunity to read the proposed new pension bill and may obtain a copy from any ono of tho members. KAUAI BOY CHOSEN FOR IMPORTANT PLACE Mortimer Lydgate, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lydgate, at a meeting of tho students of tho University of Hawaii hold a fow days at?o. was chosen the first president ofi"olulu last FrIllay morning, tho Student Y. M. C. A. Persons acquainted with the work of the association in the colleges and uni versities of the mainland recognize in this offico one of the most re sponsible and important positions that can come to a student during his' academic years. Tho work of the student association has a largo bearing on tho moral and religious life of an institution and indirectly on the social and athletic activi ties. The Student Y. M. C. A. stands for and promtes tho best there is in personal and collego life. Its of ficers aro men of this type. Young Lydgato is well liked and a loader among tho students of tho univer- sity. Was a member of tho varsity football team last year. He has year. identified himself with Christian ac tivities in connection with his school work, and President Dean, Dr. Leebrick and others who aro sponsoring tho now Y organizatiou aro confident that under his lead ership it will develop into a pot ent factor in tho llfo of tho univer sity, This is tho first formal organiz ation of tho Y to bo started for work among collego men of tho ter ritory. The territorial committeo wero fortunate in securing tho ser vices of Dw.ight Rugh, son of Dr. Charles Rugh, head of tho educa tional department of tho University of California, to do tho necessary preliminary work boforo an organ ization could be perfected. Mr. Rugh in connection with his associ ation activities is taking somo post graduate work, has played end on this year's football squad and prov en himself a regular fellow. The new organization is tlu culmination of soveral months of preparation and demonstration. .;. MASONS HOLD THEIR REGULAR MEETING Tho regular quarterly meeting of the Kauai Masonic Club was hold at tho Llhuo Hotel anuox last Sat urday night. Three new members wero added to tho roll, making a to tal of 70 Masons from lodges all over tho mainland in the local organlza- tion. Following tho business meeting refreshments wero sorved and a so cial hour was enjoyed. Considerable discussion as to tho wisdom of or ganizing n bluo lodgo on Kauai took place. PRINCESS EXPRESSES HER APPRECIATION Presldon' Rajmond of tlm Ka uai Toachor:i' Association has ro ceivrd a lettor from Princess Kala nianaolo in which sho wishes to ex tend to tho tcachors of Kauai her appreciation of thoir resolution of condolence. PERSONALS Enoka Lovell Sr., returned from Honolulu last Wednesday where- ho had gone to attend tho funeral of his daughter, Mrs. Alice Friel. Mlss E' H wllcox- educational commissioner of Kauai, returned lrom lne metropolis last Wednos- c. C(i E. S. Burns and family arriv on tho Claudlno last Fridav mnrnlnc . Mr n.,r,,0 t ti,,, .,. lnnnritrpr nf lio Ifnlnn Sntn r"n Charles Gay was an incoming pas senger on the Claudlno last Friday morning. E. L. McTaaaart, senior student nt tho University of Hawaii, arriv ed on tho Claudlno last Friday morning. Mr. McTaggart Is work ing with tho experiment station of tho H. S. P. A. temporarily. R. E. Hodgson of tho American Factors is making his regular drum ming tour of the Garden Island. A. J. Campbell, well known Ho nolulu broker, made a short trip to the Garden Island last week, re turning on the Saturday's boat. A. Horner Sr., territorial sugar expert, arrived on tho Garden Island last Friday to make his regular tour of the homesteads and to ad viso the Kauai small fanners. Miss Margaret Lanowith, welfare worker of the Kiiauea Sugar Co.. returned from a short trip to Ho- KAUAI POST HAS AN AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM Many organizations which raino Into cxlstonce as one of the results of our past wars havo started with , h'B" Weals on,y t0 discover after lew years that their chief func- , t' vs to give successful dances That this is not to bo the destiny of American Legion Kauai Post No. 2, can be seen by its ambitious pro gram for 1922. At the first regular meeting of this year held on February 3rd in tho county building, Post Comman der Englehard stated that there i would be no digging in and he gave ! mo objectives to Do reached during tho year. Americanization is the aim of tho Legion and that this may be accomplished in tho full sense of the word on Kauai soveral committees have been appointed. Philip L. Rico heads tho Ameri canization and memorial commit tee. Among the problems, that con front this committeo is tho matter of American citizenship of .all aliens one of the most difficult questions wo havo in tho islands today. Tho auxiliary committee is going to take an active interest in oth er organzatious which foster Amer icanization, such as the Boy Scouts and the National Guard. This com mittee is headed by W. F. Homer. Frank S. Pugh will direct tho ed ucation committee which intends to stimulate among the students of this island a desire for training that will fit them for usefulness in the industries of the terltory. With this end in view work in their voca tion will bo secured for tho stud ents while they are still attending school, for which scholastic credit will bo given. The work of these three commit tees has a very important rela tion to the welfaro and prosperity of this Island in particular and the territory as a whole. It Is obvious that Kauai has en joyed overy social ovent that tho Legion has directed during Its short i existence. In order that this good work may bo continued, Mr. Bag gott heads the athletic committee and Mr. Forn tho amusement com mittee. Vlco Commandor Dr. Hagood is in chargo of tho committeo on membership. It was brought out during tho meeting that Kauai Post No. 2 of tiio American Legion was badly in need of a homo where meetings could bo held and possibly used as club rooms. Tho lack of halls on this island makes this difficult and the only hope in sight Is the uso of a hall joiutly with somo othor organization. Bflakee Sugar Co. Employee Killed In Auto Accident Matsulchl Soma, an employco of tho Makeo Sugar Co., died at tho Kealia hospital last Wednesday ev ening from internal injuries sus tained as tho result of an automo bile accident that afternoon on the first turn of tho government road Just opposite the Kealia hotel. According to oyo witnesses of tho fatal accident, about ,4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, G. Hlronaka, a -laboratory employee of tho Ma kce Sugar Co., driving Ford No. 1209 owned by himself, accompan ied by the unfortunate boy in tho front scat, was going toward tho Kealia hospital, and skidded on tho wet pavement just before coming to tho concrete bridge, tho front wheels of tho car breaking down tho low fence on tho right hand side of the road. In some strange manner, a long pleco of 2 x 4, which lined tho top of the fence, and loosened only at ono end by tho impact fell on the hood of the car, and ' then was forced through the windshield straight at the chest of the occupant of tho right front seat. Tho force of the impact flattened tho back of tho seat and tho pieco of 2 x 4 continued on Its way thru the back curtain of tho car, re maining in that position when tho car finally came to a standstill. The injury to Soma was not thought to be sevlous at first, as tho lad was conscious and could walk although not without support. He was rushed to tho Kealia hospi tal but died at 8:30 p. m., four hours after the alcideut. A coroner's inquest over tho re mains was held on Friday, but no verdict was rendered, tho jury de ciding to postpono tho Inquest un til Tuesday to investigate the cir cumstances surrounding the fatal accident more thoroughly before ar riving at a verdict. Tho deceased was only ID years old and is survived by his parents both living at Koalla, and three younger sisters and a brother. Ho had been employed as truck helper at the Kealia store for the past year and also, was a member of ' tho Sunrise team of tho Kealia league. .j Y. W. C. A. LEADERS CONFERENCE Tho first Young Womcns Christian Association leaders' conference was held all day Saturday in Llhuo at Pa palinahoa, delightful beach homo of tho Wilcox's. Miss Alico G. Mooro of Honolulu lead tho conferonce. and gave to all present a great deal of inspiration and help. The conferenco was particularly for leaders of girl reserve groups all over Kauai. In the morning Miss Mooro devoted tho timo to explain ing tho Principle and Purposes of tho Y. W. C. A. and how they could best bo adjusted to tho needs on Kauai. Miss Hanson gavo a short demonstration in physical education showing a few simple corrective ex ercises which will bo usdo by the leaders in the clubs. Miss Mooro told something of tho valuo of this work and of what tho G. R. clubs might mean to tho av orago girl. Miss Mabel Wllcox sorved a do licious lunch on tho lanal after which some timo was spent wandering a bout tho grounds. At 1:15 tho conferonco was call ed to order again by Miss Hanson and the afternoon was spent in talk ing over tho honor system of the G. R. program and Miss Mooro gavo many suggestions for a very interest ing program whichcould bo used in the working out of tho honor sys tem. The Y. W. C. A., or triangle pro gram aro based upon health know ledge .spirit and service and thru out tho reserve clubs wo aro empha sizing tills program for tho 'teen ago girl. Tho last halt hour was spent in learning games so that each lead er might tako a now game or two back to her group. Miss Hanson hopes that next year Miss Mooro will como to Kauai to lead a conforenco of leaders for the Y. W. C. A., just twlco as largo because Miss Mooro has a wonder ful inspiration and message for ov ery ono of us.