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YOUR NEIGHBOR HE HELPS MAKE YOUR SUCCESS Vernon Parish Democrat Vernon Parish—the Homeseeker's Best Opportunity Leesville—The Hub of the West Louisiana Empire BUY YOUR NEEDS AT HOME! IT HELPS US GROW! VOL. 3 LEESVILLE, VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1920 No. 15. Notes From Newllano Colony Mr. S. B. Nash- of Fairbanks, Tex. came in on No. 2 Monday afternoon, and will spend some time looking our proposition over, before locating with us. Mr. Theo. F. Cuno is again his jov ial self, after several days' confine ment to Jiis home on account of illness. His many friends are glad to see him out again. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Messrs. Edward M. Gleason, Sr. of Texarkana, Ark., Edward M. Gleason, Jr., and Attorney Ford of Leesville were business visitors to the colony yes terday forenoon. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs Frances M. Wrenshall is making preparation to stage twö plays at an early date. Owing to the warm wea ther, the theater has been practically closed during the summer; and it is with gay anticipations that the opening •eason is heralded. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. Herbert C. Schad is again lo coted in "Bachelor's Hall," after a short stay with the S., E. -Baldwins, where he was employed doing dairy work. ¥ 9 ¥ ¥ Mr. W. H. Lindsey returned today from a two weeks* vacation in the southern part of the state. While away, he visited his sister in New Or leans, and reports a most delightful vacation. He left Mrs. Lindsey, Robert and David in Rosepine, where ,Mrs. Lindsey is again employed® as primary teacher in the schools there. The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Sept. I—Peter Kemp is just finishing up thie farm work alone. All the other teamsters have been turn ed to the brick and wood yards. The building department is completing the silo at the dairy ranch and have started one at the horse correl. We ground several sacks of corn meal for our selves v some for the dairy, and cracked some corn for the chickens today. The laundry is taking in a great deal of work from the outside. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Thursday, Sept. 2—Comrades Van Nuland and Tackett are scraping the surface soil off of the clay bank that is to make the brick and tile for the building of our homes. We sold some Wholesale Trade Supplied Phone 176 DIXIE PRDE BROOMS Any broom ^hat you buy may be a good one, but if you want THE BEST you roust ask for a Colony broom. These brooms are made in our own factory here, and we know how to make them. Our brooms will last much longer than any other, and you can get them at the store for $1.00. Refuse substitutes and a«k for— "DIXIE PRIDE" COLONY BROOMS NEWLLANO COLONY New LEESVILLE =3= STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA and " National Jersey Cattle Show SHREVEPORT October 28 to November 7, Inclusive Record-Breaking Exhibits assured in AGRICULTURAL, LIVE STOCK, POULTRY and Other Departments. PREMIUMS, $40,000.00 Fun and Frolic for Man, Woman and Child If SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SNAPPY HIPPODROME ACTS NOVEL GLADWAY SHOWS MUSIC IN ABUNDANCE El AUTO RACES AUTO POLO HORSE RACES UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL GAMES REDUCED RAILROAD RATES For Catalog write ,W. R. HIRSCH, Secretary, Shreveport "IT'S YOUR FAIR—SO BE THERE" ' Mr. Clarence Shutt is confined to his home on account of illness, * * * * Mr. Bayer, of Chicago, 111., arrived last evening for a stay of some length in the Colony, * * ¥ * Earl A. Young of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone,—a prospective land buy er,—is a cotany guest for an indefinite period. , ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ A. B. .Wolfe went to Port Arthur, Texas Saturday evening on a business Mr. Ross of Conroe, Texas was a pleasant visitor to the Colony for sev eral days last week. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Miss A. Constance Austin writes that she has spent quite a pleasant vaca tion this summer, visiting her hosts of relatives in and around New York City. She is at present employed as house keeper in St. Many's Hospital for children in New York, and is de lighted with her position. She speaks encouragingly of becoming one of us again some time in the future. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ \ Little Miss Margaret Cantrell and 'Edna Doiron have been on the sick list for the past several days. We hope for each of them a speedy recovery. ^ Mr. A. R. Finke of North Little Rock, Arkansas returned to his- home yestkrday after a short visit with us. He is a friend of Mrs. Blanche M. Briggs. brick today to Mr. Woosley in Lees ville, and he is very much pleased with the quality of the brick. Al Satnan and Fred Donaldson have the founda tion laid for the sawmill engine which will be installed in the big shed. We expect this to be the beginning of a furniture factory. Comrade Syno ground is purchasing machinery for thç making of all kinds of handle.s which we will have in operation some time this winter. The office force is exceptionally busy at this time, as we are having a large number of corre spondents to answer who expect to visit the colony within the next two or three months. Our sugar cane is making an exceptinally fine growth, and it is larg jTHE AMERICAN RED CROSS ige ' IN PEACE TIME t \ N Elastern Europe * ff - Americans who contribute to the Bed CroSs would feel arnpl.v repaid for their generosity if they could see what it means to hundreds of thousands of war weary sufferers in the Balkans. Here is a widowed Roumanian mother with her Ave children Just after a visit to a Red Cross relief station. All are barefoot and the boy at the left is wearing clothes made of scraps from the battlefields. They have just received winter clothing, food and condensed milk for the baby. Similar work is being done for Russian refugees driven from home. er at this time than it was last year at harvest time. At the meeting in the evening, Mr. Younts of Pittsburg, Pa. made us a very interesting talk, de scribing the economic condition outside of the colony, especially the railrOcid situation; and it made everybody feel that the Co-operative effort is the only one* worth while. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Friday, Sept. 3—Geo. Wiseley is clearing land in the bottom field. This is a good move, and if we can find any idle men on the ranch, "Uncle Sam" will be glad to have them in his play ground. When the bottom field is all cleared, we will have a show place for corn, rice, cane, etc. More power to your arm, Sam, and let's hope for some more helpers. The saw mill is being moved to the big shed near the big boiler. Our farm crops are now finished except the harvesting. Of course, we will do more planting, * * * * Saturday, Sept. 4—Comrade Nash of Texas arrived today. The farmers are cutting red top sorghum for the mules. It is being stacked in the barn .for feed. The building department has finished the silo at the dairy, and are now put ting up one at the horse and mule barn. Part of the crew are moving! the plainers and other equipment from the sawmill to its new home. :1 A ship ment of flour arrived today, and Dad Crawford hauled same from Leesville. jMany of our farm neighbors are buy ing land from us: there are new people coming in and buying it. They have begun to realize they will miss out un less they buy soon. Several have bot this week, and I am kept busy running all over the 20,000 acres to help them pick corners and select their land. » » » » Sunday, Aug 5—Rest day. I cel ebrated this day by taking a picnic ? in the country. I had 100 acres of land to cruise over and mark off at one place, which took all morning. Then I ate a fine picnic lunch which was furnished by four people I took with me to watch me walk around Vernon Parish. After lunch I visited a farmer who wishes to sell his crop of corn, sugar cane, peanuts, etc. Af ter putting in a few hours on his place, I drove several miles more to look at some farm tools that another farmer wished to sell us. Before reaching his place, my Ford stuck in a creek, and I had to walk to the farmer's, and af ter looking at his tools, secured the services of him and his son to help me out of the water Being tired, soaked with water, and the time being late, we hurried home, to our suppers ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Monday, Sept. 6—Mr. Lindsey ar rived home tonight, and I am glad. (I lose one of my jobs.) Atkins and Op pek are sawing wood today. Chas. Strause had a painful accident while chopping wood: a stick hit him in the eye and nearly put it out; but Chas. is still on the job. The Aug. Co-oper ator and News was printed today, and Mrs. Crawford and Ma. Thomas are again pressed into service at the print shop. Mrs. Cantrell is to become a lin otype operator at the print shop. I don't see why any woman should let jher husband teach her anything. The j building jher husband teach her anything. [building department is busy moving the sawmill equipment today. The brick crew are moving brick from the U. S. WEATHER BUREAU REPORTS NICE WEATHER kiln. DeBoer and Caron will not make the trip to Ludington today, but will gather shoes tomorrow. Schad and Baldwin report some new families at the hog rafach. About 38 new pigs arrived at the farm from the unknown this last week. The late sorghum is up and growing nicely. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Tue»day, Sept. 7—Mr. Young arriv ed from the Canal Zone early this A. M., and he joined Mr. Nash and My self in a short tour around the ranch. We visited the corn and soy beans field first and found the corn (which was planted in June) matured; the soy bean pods were filling with beans. Both visitors agree it is about as nice a field as one would wish to see. From there we visited the sugar cane, and found it on an average about eight feet tall and filling out nicely. The sweet potatoes are looking fine. Next week we will cut the sorghum cane and make. syrup. Comrades Satnan, Donaldson, and Buhre were running the steam pipe from the boiler to the sawmill engine. Comrades DeVine, Waters, and Schreier have the burned brick nearly all moved out of the kiln. Van Nuland and Tacket are still scrap ing the surface soil off the brick bed at the brick factory. Ole Synoground is on the job at the laundry, as Dad Thomas is still laid up with his sore hand. About one acre each of beets, car rots, ruta-baga>, and turnips bave been planted in the garden in the last few days, besides the hoeing and cultivat ing. Peter Kemp is plowing and disc ing in the garden. W. A. Dougherty, in charge of the Newllano U. S. Weather Obscrvator's Station, this week reports cooler wea ther, showing that the summer is draw ing to a close. Rain fell on two days during the period covered by his rer port. Sept. 2nd being .40, and Sept. 7th ,.35 of an inch. Following are the temperatures re corded : Sept. 1-—Max 90, Min 70 Sept. 2—Maxx 81, Min 69 Sept. 3—Max 79, Min 71 Sept. 4—Max 80, Min 67 Sept. 5—Max 84, Min 63 Sept. 6—Max 81, Min 66 Sept. 7—Max 86, Min 70 OIL PROSPECTS GOOD NEAR ALEXANDRIA There are at present, within a rad ius of a few miles of Alexandria, five oil and gas wells being drilled. This is giving increased interest in, and de mand for, acreage. The Alexandria Oil and Gas Com pany is drilling a well on' the Archinaru plantation, four miles from the city. The drill is now down 800 feet. The Big Bend Oil Company, of the Boyce neighborhood, is drilling a well, which is now down 1,700 feet. The same company will soon commence drilling another well on the Blanchard leaie, near the present well. The Caddo Oil and Gas Company is now down 2,700 feet with their well at Catahoula Lake, and report favor able indications for oil and gas in pay ing quantities. » Barrett well No. I, on Bayou Rigo lette, near Pineville, and only about three miles from the City Hall in Alex andria, is drilling with a first-class rig, and are now down about 200 feet. The activities at this well have increased a demand for acreage in the Rigolette bottoms and hill lands. A sixth well is th^Jt of the New Orle ans and Evangeline Oil Company, wheih is drilling at Turkey Creek, about twenty-five miles south of Alex andria. , 3» PARISH SCHOOLS OPEN WITH LARGE ENROLLMENT The schools of Vernon Parish open ed last Monday, September 6tth, with more than 1500 pupils in attendance. Of this number 175 are in the Lees ville High school, about 400 in the elementary and grammar schools of Leesville, 340 in the schools of Pick ering, 200in those of Hornbeck, 60 in Fullerton, 300 in Rosepine and 135 in Belleview. California Co-operative Colony Do you want to be a member of the California Co-op erative Colony? Now is the time to begin making preparations. An extension of co-operative colony work is under way. The opportunity is offered you to be among the first in the new colony. The question has many times been asked why a col ony could not be established in California. Now the answer is being given, * • Now being organized No stock is offered for sale in the California Colony. Each member is put on one year's probation, his invest ment being secured by land. Each installment member is sold land loan notes of $100 each, which notes will be accepted at $125 each when used in the purchase of land or membership. For those wishing to farm individually, there will be good agricultural land offered for sale. If you have money or securities to invest, and wish to live in California, write us at once. We want members for the new colony. Only those having a complete belief in the co-operative ideal will be accepted as members, insuring a community of congenial persons. Some wish to be individual owners of land near the colony. Such persons will be given the opportunity to make such investment when the occasion offers. It is possible that more may want to come to the Cal ifornia Colony than the present holdings will be able to sup port. Therefore it is suggested that you write at once and learn of the plans, and make your preparations, if you expect to become a California colonist, or wish to live in California. California Co-operative 925 Higgins Bldg. Colony Los Angeles. TICK QUARANTINE RE-ESTABLISHED The Federal quarantine for cattle fever tick has ben replaced on the par ishes of Beauregard, Caldwell, Grant, JacksQn, Red River, Union, Franklin, Pointe Coupe, and Wellington in Lou isiana, and Ouachita County in Arkan sas, by order of the United States De partment of Agriculture, effective Sept 15, 1920. The effect of the quaran tine is that cattle can not be shipped interstate from these regions except un der the regulations promulgated by the secretary of agriculture. The first five parishes named were released from quarantine on December I, 1918, and the remaining four par ishes named and Ouachita county were released December* I, 1917; but the catrie men and local authorities in these regions have failed to co-operate in the "mopping up" work, it is de clared, and ticks have multiplied until they now constitute a menace to near by parishes and counties that are tick free or that are eradicating ticks. AH other released regions in Louisiana and' Arkansas are doing satisfactory "mop ping up" work, the department says, and it is believed that no other re-place ment of quarantine will be found nec essary. CHANGE PARKING ORDIN ANCE TÇ 20 MINUTES Public opinion has been sufficiently powerful to cause the Leesville Alder men to so amend their anti-parking or dinance, that henceforth vehicles may stand in the streets twenty minutes in stead of five minutes, thus no longer subjecting the owner of an automobile or carriage to being arrested while at tending to business that could not pos sibly be transacted with the limits of five minutes' time.