The Governance of Hawaii: A Study of Territorial Administration

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The board of child welfare was established by the 1917 legislature. The general function of the board is the granting of pensions; the argument advanced to the legislature was that it was of advantage to the community to keep families intact rather than distribute children among charitable homes. Before the board of child welfare came into existence, courts were at times lenient in meting out proper punishment to the breadwinner of a family. Again it is of decided benefit to the community where the father is threatened with tuberculosis, or perhaps some other disease requiring medical treatment.6

We have before us now the whole matter of health and welfare as far as the territorial government is concerned. In few states have these problems been more important, and in few states have they been handled with more finesse. While there is no likelihood of any immediate reorganization of the machinery for the exercise of these functions, it does seem that there are at least two administrative anomalies in the system: (1) The existence of a separate board of commissioners to help in the control of the hospital for the insane appears merely to divide responsibility without adding any useful element. (2) It is a question whether the matter of welfare ought not to be left entirely to the counties, as all the money comes from them.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

The territorial law governing public health is found in Title XIV, Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1925, and that governing child welfare in Title XV. Information as to the activities of these agencies is included in the Annual Reports of the Governor of Hawaii, and the president of the board of health always makes an Annual Report to the governor of Hawaii, which is published by the territory.

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This is from a personal letter to me by Mr. Richard A. Cooke.

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  • Stanford Books in World Politics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Table of Contents xv
  • 1- Chapter I the Islands of Hawaii 1
  • Bibliography 14
  • Chapter II- An Independent Nation 16
  • Bibliography 28
  • Chapter III- Hawaii and the Union 29
  • Bibliography 51
  • Chapter IV- The Plan of Government 53
  • Bibliography 63
  • Chapter V- Races and the Government 64
  • Bibliography 81
  • Chapter VI- Parties and Elections 82
  • Bibliography 94
  • Chapter VII- The Legislature 95
  • Bibliography 106
  • Chapter VIII- The Executive Branch 107
  • Bibliography 121
  • Chapter IX- Health and Welfare 122
  • Bibliography 131
  • Chapter X- Education 132
  • Bibliography 146
  • Chapter XI- Public Lands and Public Works 147
  • Bibliography 154
  • Chapter XII- Conservation, Agriculture, and Business 155
  • Bibliography 163
  • Chapter XIII- Finance 165
  • Bibliography 176
  • Chapter XIV- Law and Legal Administration 177
  • Bibliography 186
  • Chapter XV- Honolulu General Government 187
  • Bibliography 193
  • Bibliography 202
  • Chapter XVII- County Government 203
  • Bibliography 210
  • Chapter XVIII- Federal Government in Hawaii 211
  • Bibliography 217
  • Chapter XIX- An Appraisal 218
  • Bibliography 227
  • Appendix A- Hawaiian Pronunciation 229
  • Appendix B 231
  • Appendix C 232
  • Appendix D 235
  • Chapter Iii. the Executive 250
  • Index 273
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