THE BLUE AND WHITE
The New Kamehameha School Paper of Students.
“Blue and White” is the title of a very neat four page paper published by the students of the Kamehameha Schools. The initial number was issued yesterday. The staff is composed of the following:
Abel Ah You, editor-in-chief; George Wells, assistant editor; Charles Lyman, athletics; David Desha, exchange editor; Charles Williams, superintendent of printing; associate editors, Enoch Hussey, Henry Sniffen, David Mahukona.
The leading editorial is devoted to a synopsis of an address made before the Kamehameha Alumni meeting held on June 8, 1904, as follows:
And now a serious word about Kamehameha. Kamehameha with all it means is the Hawaiian heritage. If ever an institution belonged to a people, this belongs to you. It is yours to guard, to use, to cherish. And to my mind, Kamehameha is the last hope of the Hawaiian people. But it is enough.
Your great Alii was wise,—so wise that every time I think of it I still wonder at what she did for her people. Has she divided her wealth among her friends and relatives as so much wealth is divided, it would have gone as other wealth has gone, leaving dissipation, degeneracy and poverty; the coming generations would be no wiser and no happier. But leaving it as she did, it will go on giving strength, building up manhood and womanhood, enriching the Islands by enriching all who seek its benefits. Each generation will be wiser; each generation will be stronger; each generation will be happier. It is go be perpetual. A thousand years later, men and women, wiser than we are, will still assemble here to bless her memory.
There is only one thing to fear. That is the possibility that the Hawaiian people may lose this heritage,—that it may pass into the hands of men and women who do not have Hawaiian blood in their veins. Your blood divides with each generation. Your customs are dying out. The courts will change. The trustees will change. Soon the men who have known you and are in sympathy with you and have done all in their power to advance you, these men will be gone; and men “who knew not Joseph” will be in their plances. Then you will have to stand for yourselves. I charge you to stand for this last hope of the Hawaiiian people with all your might. Not by force—there is an easier way; not through the courts,—there is a more direct way; not through the press,—there is a better way. This best way of all is to keep every place here filled with Hawaiian men and women. The will of your Alii gives preference to Hawaiian blood. No court, and no set of trustees will ever venture to break that will so long as Hawaiians make use of their own. If your people lose this heritage it is their own fault.
But there is hope that each generation will know better than the one before, the benefits of the training offered here; and so each generation will guard these previleges with more zealous care for their children. Let me give you a new proverb:—A privilege abused or neglected is a privilege lost; whether it be of reputation or of heritage. Be true to your heritage and worthy of it. Hawaiian customs will disappear. Hawaiian names will disappear. But as long as Hawaiian blood can be traced in the veins of men and women, so long should Kamehameha be Kamehameha.
The following “locals” are of interest:
We appreciate our new president Mr. Perley L. Horne. His administration promises to be a successful and pleasant one.
Our chapel is still undergoing repairs. At present the three schools are having church exercises in the assembly room at Bishop Hall.
The Mandolin Club has received several new pieces of music from the coast. They are prepared to furnish music for all occasions at reasonable charges.
The present enrollment of the Manual Department is about 140, a good record for the beginning of the year. A number of students who were here last year have not yet returned.
Foot ball has commenced in earnest, and though there were seven places left vacant by last year’s team they have been filled by good players. The first game may start sometime next month and Kamehameha expects a complete victory.
The making of butter at our dairy has just been started this year. The addition of three new cows makes it possible. The quality of the butter is said to compare favorably with that made by other dairies. The boys believe that the making of butter at Kamehameha is very educational.
(Hawaiian Gazette, 10/4/1904, p. 3)