Kuokoa tries to alter tradition, 1923


Because the paper coming into this office these days is a fraction, as well as the type setting boy of the Kuokoa cannot adequately fill the usual eight pages of the newspaper every week, being that the other type setters are busy with a lot of other jobs, so he has no help. It has been decided for now to cut down the paper to six pages.

While this decrease of the Kuokoa to six pages is expected not to be for a long time, but when we see that the path is clear to return the newspaper to its regular size, we will let the public know.

This cutting of pages of the Kuokoa will result in the slowing down of the publishing of letters from readers, because of the limited open columns of the newspaper. Letters sent in to this office by readers stand in piles without being able to print them, but we will nevertheless try to print them little by little as is possible.

We have been requested to call out to you readers who send in obituaries for loved ones who pass on, to shorten your writing, and not to ramble as usual, persisting in listing off wahi pana, and other things not directly related to the one who left this worldly life.

Let us become educated in the way we write our thoughts; it will make editing those letters easier. Should you not follow these rules, do not be shocked that your letters are not published. They were omitted because of this reason.

There will be a time when we are asked to set aside things that are a waste of time, or that is verbose, and to print only what is proper, so that the newspaper columns are not increased, taken up by those long letters.

(Kuokoa, 9/20/1923, p. 6)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 38, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 20, 1923.

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