The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on October 24, 1958 · 14
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 14

Honolulu, Hawaii
Issue Date:
Friday, October 24, 1958
Start Free Trial

C2 The Honolulu Advertiser 102 Years Your family Newspaper, Established July 2. 1856 Published daily by Advtrtinr Publishing Company. Ltd. Advertiser Square 605 Kopiolani Blvd. at Sooth St. Honolulu 2. Hawaii Keep 'Em Guessing Everybody Is Curious About Alaska LORRIN P. THURSTON. RAYMOND COLL ..President and General Manager .lultior THURSTON TWIGG-SMITH. CREN t. tONG Managing Editor Associate Editor Represented Nationally by The Katz Agency Sew York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit. Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Fbiladelphta and Syracuse. The Advertiser uill not be responsible for letters, manuscripts, or photographs voluntarily submitted to this offtce unless accompanied by self-addressed envelope and stamps to cover the postage for return mailing. Friday, October 24, 1953 Ethics at City Hall Hawaii's need for an ethical practices act defining conflict of interest by public officials is emphasized by the current mayoralty campaign. Charges and counter charges of individual com-mission and omissions are obscuring the real issue of municipal administration. First there came the showing that William Van-natta. Democratic candidate for Mayor, as city engineer aided a land subdivision from which members of his immediate family profited. Then came blame for Mayor Neal S. Blaisdell, Republican incumbent, for not interfering with the Civil Service Commission's summary dismissal of Nesta Gallas. Now comes the accusation that a plumbing inspector accepted money gifts from plumbing contractors to help pay for a vacation trip. The Van-natta forces are demanding summary action against him, although he will not return to Hawaii until Monday. He will be given a chance to answer the charges then by the Building Inspector, who is his immediate superior and who is clearing procedure with the Civil Service Commission. That is the course Mr. Vannatta says should have been followed in the Gallas case. Now that the circumstances are different, his viewpoint appears to be changed. The Public Comes First The people of Hawaii have not forgotten the beating they took during the six months in 1949 when Harry Bridge's waterfront strike paralyzed their commercial shipping, deprived them of food and other necessities, wrecked small businesses and cost them millions of dollars in wages, taxes and other revenue. They have not forgotten that this oppressive, dictatorial punishment of the whole community in the misused name of waterfront labor compelled them to summon their legislature in special session to release them from the bondage they were held by a Mainland labor boss and his local lieutenants. Striking dockworkers lost wages and were fed in soup kitchens during that strike. The shipping companies and all industry and commerce in the Islands suffered equal, if not greater losses. But the highest price was paid by the general public, the people who had no direct interest in the strike's issues together with the families of the men who were ordered by the Bridges leadership to quit their jobs. 3fE 9fT 3(C 3fC Relief finally came to the public when it was driven to demand legislation that gave the territorial government authority to seize and operate port facilities during strikes. This bill, known popularly as the Dock Seizure Law, insures that Hawaii's ports will remain open and in operation, under the authority of the people who own them the public, while labor and management settle between themselves their own disputes. 5E 3$C 3C What the law did was give freedom of the ports back to the people while putting labor disputes in their proper place, the conference table where labor and management can settle their differences, with the aid of National Labor Relations Board mediators, if desired. This does not suit the ILWU and they have been trying ever since to tear down the Dock Law through amendments that would destroy its purpose. Their latest move in this direction was disclosed, perhaps inadvertently. A Democrat candidate for the Senate, in a radio talk recently proposed amending the law with a provision for "compulsory arbitration." Another spokesman for the ILWU leadership had declared for outright repeal of the Dock Law. This strategy would make compulsory arbitration appear to be a legislative compromise. It would not be. Compulsory arbitration sounds good, but is not It leaves tile settlement of disputes between labor and management to outsiders who have no direct interest in them, and usually little knowledge of the facts. It infringes the natural rights of both management and the rank and file of the labor force. It creates settlements that can be grossly unfair to either side of a labor-management disagreement. And it gives the public no protection against the frequent renewal of disputes in which the general .public is always the heaviest losers. V Thousht for Today Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants,-which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. Kings 10:8 CLOCK? -N 1 AfA r Jvp 'rr . 'V kri2 fy, rt, f . ef , , 4 -Vt '! ruy---- ::.--.----..-.-.v: K From Chicago Daily News Letters From the People Critic Says Doc Hill Is Lone Wolf Candidate Editor The Advertiser: After reading the article in the Star Bulletin of Oct. 17 setting forth the rebuff handed Governor Quinn by the Hill machine on the occasion of the Governor's recent visit to Hilo for the express purpose of promoting some semblance of harmony within the Republican ranks, it must occur to the voters that we now have only two Republican candidates for the Senate from East Hawaii Bush and Lyman. Hill has declared himself an independent and should run as such. He should not present himself upon the" Republican Platform at the forthcoming rallies. His flat refusal, as given in the newspaper report, to assist other Republican candidates, including delegate aspirant Farrant L. Turner, in their attempts to gain elective office is not only amazing, but should be a matter for grave consideration among the upper echelons of the Republican party throughout the Territory. On the subject of supporting Turner and other Republican candidates, Senator Hill says, quote " I'm not going to hurt myself RIGHT TO WORK!' Editor The Advertiser:" In reference to your editorial glorifying the "right to work" may I ask: 1. Where is the right to work of the Foodland employes who were given a week lay-off because they dared take time off from work to attend an important union meeting? 2. Where is the right to wrork of those three girls who were fired from the Kailua Foodland store because they were members of our union, (the company claims that they were probationary employes who did not make'the grade. It seems most strange that none of the other probationary employes were let go, just our members). Would a right to work law have helped these employes? Certainly not! The truth is that these girls have the right to LOOK for work and that's about all. Under a so-called right to work law could they have said to the store manager, "You can't fire me because I have the right to work?" Certainly not. The best means of protection is and always has been a collective bargaining agreement between the chosen representative of the employes and the company, spelling out seniority rights, job security, and all the other benefits that union members enjoy. Oct. 21 HARRY BORANIAN, International Representative Retail Clerks International Association, AFL-CIO KAILUA GROVE MEETING Editor The Advertiser: All residents in the Coconut Grove arek of Kailua are cordially invited to attend ? an important meeting on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m., to help reactivate the Coconut Grove Community Association. This meeting will be I held in the Kailua Community Center which is situated next to Kailua Elementary School on Kuulei Road. Important topics besides reactivation will include discussion on the proposed City and County sanitary sewer system for Kailua, general street improvements in the Coconut Grove area, playground areas, traffic safety control, . the proposed refuse incinerator, among others. Attendance is urged of all residents in the Coconut Grove area. Oct. 13 ROBERT. D. Y, CHANG, O.D. ' " Past President by asking for votes for anyone else. In politics you sleep with a man one election, and cut his throat at the next. I'm out to get all the votes I can. I have always run as an independent and I've done it very successfully for 30 years" unquote. His statement that he is and always has been an independent must come as a shock to organizations and individuals who have contributed financially and with their efforts to the support of the Republican party year after year only to find now that they have, in reality, been helping Senator Hill build his political machine and in so doing have virtually destroyed the Republican party as such on the Big Island. By his statements and his refusal to assist Farrant Turner's election, Senator Hill has repudiated the Republican party. Will he, now, get the honest Republican vote including the Turner votes such as the 100th Battalion? I think not. In his anxiety to win reelection Senator Hill has at last shown his hand. Oct. 21 A VOTER STAND BY IMUA Editor The Advertiser: Referring "to the letter in The Advertiser of Oct. 2nd signed by E.L.F. accusing IMUA of taking the "Fifth." I think that he or she is doing just that, as he or she does not even say who E.L.F. is. For its information I will inform it that IMUA's purpose -and stand is to fight communism, the chief detriment to our getting Statehood. krushev (not worthy of a capital k) says our grandchildren will be communists, and if we have any Aloha for our grandchildren it is, up to us to stand by IMUA, give it all the assistance we can, and not run it down as E.L.F. would like to do, Oct. 15 JOHN FRASER DOWN TO CASES By Howard D. Case ATJWE NOTE ILL. says it would appear that Auntie Jennie, after casting her expert eye over all the goings-on, has only a low Ha for Aloha Week. A big Mainland toy manufacturer says the magic number in his business today is and Kamaaina tells us he always thought it was $0.98. "Burglars Carry Off Restaurant Safe." Headline. Maybe, comments Kimo, that ia where they thought the steaks were kept. t jjc " - . " A neiv type of chopsticks are attached to a spring, according to a news item, but Old'Timer is ivondering tcho would want water at a teahouse party. ; " - , " Your Hokum for Today: If we go early enough -there will he plenty of places to park. SAN FRANCISCO The fact that I just came in from Alaska has excited the same sort of interest here and in, Portland as if I'd returned from Timbuktu j- 1 or Inner Mongolia. This, to - TZZ--me, is difficult to under- ' stand, because that vast - i new siaie is just across me ? j street. '. The main questions seem ; to be: what chances will - occur now that Alaska has achieved statehood? What T By ROBERT C. EUARK fortune after the Horatio Alger fash.on. A person would be a little nuts to go up against this literally raw wilderness without enough money to sustain him for a time. Or, better, the assurance of some sort of face-feeding job would be better than plain eating money. i is the likelihood for a boom? What are the chances for somebody go- RUARK ing out there on a shoestring, with the idea of carving a fortune from its semi-virgin territory? Simply, the new Alaska will be opened to private money and private enterprise, as a state. Vast lands that were held under federal stewardship will become available to exploitation. As we were writing the other day, there is still ample land for home-steading, and great room for industry. .Actually, nobody knows what enormous resources are contained in this huge land. In minerals alone, all but two of the vital ones have been proven. It is known that gold, silver, uranium, coal, copper, iron, platinum, antimony and tin reside there in quantity, and oil and gas supplies are just being tapped. So much of Alaska is unexplored that King Solomon's Mines are not an unlikely prospect. From fishing to timber, fur to farming, hunting to mining, oil to bartending, there is a potential of employment in Alaska the like of which I never saw. This is not to advise you to up anchor and sail blithely off to wiri But if you haven't got muclr money at least enough to sustain you for several months and you tiont know anybody in Alaska, you can at least write to the United States Employment Service, ; 600 Ranke Building, Seattle, Washington, or to P.O. Box 471, Juneau, Alaska, End state your qualifications. In the close utire, employ, ment in and around the new oil fields should be heavy, and fish, fur, farm and mining are static. For the prospector who arrives in Anchorage with bright eyes and a fuzzy feeling of fortune just around the corner, it might " be said that living costs in Alaska are probably as expensive as anywhere in the world. Alaska depends on imports of consumer goods and a great many foodstuffs. If I were homesteading, I think I would try to go into the tomato business, as at the moment three little tomatoes cost 75 cents. - The reason I say "try to go into the tomato business is that tomatoes will not mature, as corn and fruit seen unwilling to cooperate. I would danged well find me a way to make tomatoes mature. Trouble is that nobody's spent enough time to investigate farming to find out the ways of failure of one crop and success of another. If berries will grow and they run wild there is no real reason why you can't grow fruit as well, even if you have to make up soil deficiencies artificially. V 12-Meter Rule For Autos? From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch As the experts have taken pains to inform us. the 12-meter designation carried by the racing sloops competing for the America's Cup does not describe length or any other single dimension. It reflects the conformity of several dimensions with a complex mathematical formula balancing out to 12. And what a formula it is! The rules of measurement defining its use fill 50 pages in the rule book and should flabbergast anyone lacking a degree in naval architecture. No equation in differential calculus, no physician's prescription, no hypothesis to cover the complexities of any astronomical problem can equal it. Reduced to simplest terms it is expressed as: L2d VS-F :12. 2.37 In this formula, "L" stands for length neither overall nor waterline but an indeterminate dimension which must be taken be tween perpendiculars here and there and thither and yon. The "d" is for girth difference in this place and that place. S' is sail area in square units and 'F' is freeboard in linear units. Draft, sheer, displacement, tumble-home, cabin fittings and other things also are controlled under the rule. So, for instance, the longer the boat is the less sail area it can carry. Conversely, to get a bigger sail area, length must be sacrificed. Under such restrictions no boats can be completely radical departures from the norm. And construction costs are kept down., Since this 50-year-old rule has worked so well for yachts, why might not some similar formula be applied in the automobile industry? Should there not be a limit to how far a windshield can be wrapped around,-how high tail fins should vtowerr how far forward fender hoods should jut over headlights, and how recessed the portcullis grille should be? History From Oar Files' Hundred Years Ago 1858 Considerable anxiety is felt among our merchants for the arrival of the Mountain Wave, Syren, Harriet & Jessie, Portena and Alexander, which are out from 144 to 154 days. We observed a cage of three small and beautiful parrots in Richards & Co.'s store. They were brought from Australia on the bark Glimpse and are a rare species. We are pleased to learn that they have been purchased and will remain here. tivating it on our premises, 1 rats have entirely disappeared. Sixty Years Ago18DS The Hilo Record says that Judge Barnard has shipped away from this season's crop 118,900 pounds of coffee and J. M. Horner of Ha-makua 94,000 pounds. "My Honolulu Lady" continues to be one of the favorite concert selections of the New York Regiment Band. land Steam Navigation Co., will be opened for business on Nov. 1, it is announced by Arthur' II Armitage, company manager. City Engineer II. A. n. Austin announces that arrangements sare under way to open the Vineyard St.' extension from' Liliha St. to HoughtailingiRd. Eighty Years Ago 1878 Traps of the most approved kind and the. most skillfully prepared poisons fail to do away with "rats, which in many Honolulu households are an almost intolerable nuisancp. A year ago I read of a remedy in the Canada Farmer and determined to try it. This article declared that rats cannot abide wild peppermint. Since cul- Forty Years Ago -1318 Miss Elizabeth. Dutot receives notice of her appointment to go to Vladivostok to take charge of a maternity hospital conducted under auspices of the American Red Cross. W. O. Smith, who has been on the coast in the interests of the Planters' Association, returns to Honolulu. Thirty Years Ago 1328 The new hotel at Kailua, Kona, built by the Inter-Is- Twenty Years Ago 1938 Hawaii's only music tower is 'at the-Church of the Crossroads. Hecordin-s are played in the music room of the. church and projected by amplifier from the tower. This Equipment is the- gift cf Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Marx In memory cf his mother, Mrs. David Marx. Ten Years Azo 1018 "Hawaii has rushed from a primitive to a modern society and economy in such a hurry that it is rather breathless." From an illustrated special feature in the Christian Science Monitor. TODAY'S SOCIAL SECURITY TII The 1953 changes in the Social Security law provide for an increase in your monthly Social Security check. This increase will be given automatically in February next year. You do not need to do anythir-g to get the increased amount. All banking services are readily available to you at Bishop National Bank. Checking accounts, Safe Deposit boxes, Travelers checks, BISHOPLAN loans and many other services are all conveniently here. Be kind to. yourself. Take advantage of One Stop Banking; now. If .:! zcmr i : !v T- ZZZZ i1 ! v. .... ,f fioo' i .. 1 ! ' - o

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 23,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Honolulu Advertiser
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free