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DONT KNOCK YOUR NEIGHBOR HE HELPS MAKE YOUR SUCCESS * V ernon Parish Democi Vernon Parish—the Homeseekers Best Opportunity Leesville—The Hub of the West Louisiana, Empire VOL. 3 LEESVILLE, VERNON PARISH. LOUISIANA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1920 No. Notes From Newllano Colony Mr. with us, brother from Zone. Earl Young remains a visitor awaiting the arrival of a Balboa Heights, Canal "Daddy" Thomas is again »t ^ his post in the laundry, after a two week«' lay off on account of an injured hand ¥ ¥ * * Mr. Louis Roedemeister of Cincin nati, Ohio, an »rstwhile colonist in Llano, California, has returned to join us in Louisiana, having arrived SundaT evening. His °ld friends in the col ony gave him a most hearty welcome. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. Allice Huffman Gregory of Chi cago. 111. is a guest of Mr. a n d Mrs. William Armstrong Dougherty. Mrs. Gregory and Mr. Dougherty were childhood friends and neighbors in Steubenville, Ohio, and this is their first meeting i" twenty-seven years. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Every evening finds a coterie of per sonages dramatically inclined, rehears ing their parts for the two plays, "A Box of Cigarettes," and "David Gar rick," to be staged at an early date. These rehearsals are held with Mrs. Francis Wrenshall. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Miss Myrtle Kemp was hostess on Friday evcuns at •he Club House lo the school kiddles, in quite an informal way. A large bon-fire was made, and «round this the kiddie« played and romped to their heart's content until about nine-thirty o'clock, when re freshments of lemonade and cookies WEATHER IS HOTTER SAYS UNITED STATES WEATHER MAN Mr. W. A. Dougherty, United States Weather Observer at Newllano in his weekly report records much warmer weather for last week. Although there was no rain record ed, the humidity on several days was high, but this has been tempered every day by the cool Gulf breezes, which have been very refreshing. Heavy dews have been noticed how ever. Fallowing is the temperature for the Sept. 8th—Max 87, Min 70 Sept. 9th—Max 90, Min 70 Sept. 10th—Max 89, Min 70 Sept. 11 th—Max 90, Min 70 Sept. 12th—Max 88, Min 71 Sept. 13th—Max 83, Min 69 Sept. 14th—Max 84, Min 70 Wholesale Trade Supplied Phone 176 DIXIE PRIDE BROOMS ' Any broom that you buy may be a good one, but if you want THE BEST you must 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 ask for— "DIXIE PRIDE" COLONY BROOMS NEWLLANO COLONY Near LEESVILLE 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 |®. AUTO RACES AUTO POLO HORSE RACES UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL GAMES SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SNAPPY HIPPODROME ACTS NOVEL GLADWAY SHOWS MUSIC IN ABUNDANCE REDUCED RAILROAD RATES For Catalog write W. R. HIRSCH, Secretary, Shreveport "IT'S YOUR FAIR—SO BE THERE" [were served. Mr. and Mrs. George E. ' Cantrell, Mrs. Dougherty, with IVJessrs. Geo. T. Pickett and W. H. Burtpn as sisted Mi^s Kemp in the evening's en tertainment. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Our Tuesday Evening Card Club is not as largely attended as formerly. Whether this is attributable to the warm evenings or to the fact that every one on the ranch is so extremely busy, remains to be seen. However, we hope t 0 see more interest mani fested in this diversion as the weather grows cooler. The old adage, "All work and-n° play makes Jack a dull boy" is as true today as in the former days, and we really find an hour or two spent in a really exciting game a relexation after a strenuous day's work. « * * « Joe Zimmerman, who has been work ing in the mill at Fal for some inonths, came back into the colony Wednesday and went to work on the cane mill Thursday morning. We are g^ad to have him back. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ James Cunningham, a visitor .with us for several days, is still «njoying his vacation with us. Mr. Cunning ham has'the camera for a hobby, and he has been taking pictures most of the time. / ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Henry Atkins, Geo. Metz, and Louis Oppek spent the day at Anaçoco Creek Sunday, fishing and bathing. As they brought back no fishy stories, we pre sume they were mostly bathing. SYRUP MILL TO SQUEZE BIG CROP The -Colony syrup mill is now in operation. The steam engine was con nected up with the big boiler Tuesday, and the mill placed in operation. This was a new mill last season. The cook-? ing vat is also erected and doing bus iness, and we will soon be having new, cane and corn syrup on our tables. The brick yard crew has been taken off their job and will help make syr up while the season is on. Arrangements are being made fo irfake syrup for our neighbors. The syrup made from the blue rib bon cane is of excellent quality and has already found its way to the table nas aireaay iouna us way iu wie laute of the colonists. Marcus DeVine, who pioneered the colony brick industry, is now showing that he can make bet ter syrup than he can bricks—that is, it tastes better. uTHE AMERICAN RED CROSS tfc ç IN PEACE TIME -IT V \ " Health Promotion &sr -■Vi i * Health is at the foundation of human hnpplnessr Through Its Rural Serv ice, Public Health Nursing Service and Health Center Service, the American Red Cross aims greatly to strengthen this foundation and to draw more closely than ever the neighborly ties that bind the American people together. Here is shown a Red Cross Public Health nurse attending a young mother with a brand new baby, seeing that both receive scientific care. The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. | people, cattle, and chickens! Wednesday, September 8th—This was a busy day for me, as a number of people were here to be shown over the ranch. Several men and the chil dren are busy planting a large winter garden. Comrade Van Nuland is cul tivating the late-planted sorghum. The building department is working on the silo at the mule barn, and also setting up the machinery in the saw mill. The laundry engine is a good co-operator. It runs the laundry machinery and the print shop at the sanje time, and be tween time runs the wood saw that saws wood for the whole place, and at extra times it grinds corn meal for The ho tel is short one cook. Help!—Mother Briggs needs help. The men have fin ished cutting the red-topped cane. Es peranto class by Comrade De Vine was largely attended tonight. * * * « Thursday, September 9th—A large supply of groceries just arrived at the store. The Democrat came out today. p , n , : _ ,—J • !~ omr f de . Cunningham of Pennsylvan ia is taking many pictures of the Col ony crops and the surrounding coun try. The garden work is still being rushed, as the weather is fine. Our visitors had a fine swim at the colony pool today and had much praise for this special attraction. We are deliv ering several thousand of brick to Lees ville today, and on the return trips are bringing in machinery for the brick yard. Lindsey and Baldwin say we must start filling the silos tomorrow. The monthly financial report was read at the regular Thursday night meeting. The laundry made an extra good re port, as also did the dairy. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Friday, September 10th—Van Nu land is still cultivating the late sor ghum. Garden work going on as us ual. We begin to cut corn and beans from the north corn field for ensilage. The gas engine from the machine shop and the ensilage cutter were taken to the dairy today and set in operation. We are going to have to build two more silos. Ole, —get that saw mill going again! It takes good men to be transferred from job to job day after day and do their work cheerfully and well. That is part of co-operation, and our men are good men. This transferring happens many times each month. Holstein calf No. 16 arrived from Wisconsin today. She is a beau ty. Dad Dougherty is as proud of her as if he were her mother. Four of us took a ten mile drive down through the property today, and one man ex pects to buy forty acres of land. ^ ¥ * ¥ ¥ ¥ Saturday, September 11 th—Part of the farm crew continue to cut corn and beans for the silo, while another Part of the crew began cutting and putting ensilage into the silo at the dairy barn. The small silo at the muie barn is finished and ready to be filled. The usual Saturday night dance was held, and many of our neighbors were present. ¥ * * ¥ Sunday, September 12th—Because of a late start of the ensilage cutter at the dairy and the fast work of the men cutting corn and beans, some of us formed a volunteer crew and went out to the dairy this morning and cut up what was left over from Saturday's run. Getting into a big volunteer crew is a good thing for us, because we then know we are really in a co-operative working crew. Owing to the ripening of our sorghum at this time, we are go ing to begin making syrup, and a reor ganization of our working force had to take place today. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Monday, September 13th—Part of the farm crew is still cutting corn and beans, another part is cutting ensilage at the silo, another crew is cutting sor ghum at Dago Town. Three wagons are hauling corn and beans to the silo and on their return trip bring a load of sorghum down to the big shed where the crushing machine is being in stalled. The building and mechanical departments have joined forces and are setting up a small engine and the cane mill to begin grinding syrup. The brick crew is placing brick in the new kiln this morning. This afternoon they started in to build a new oven. Com rade Caron joined the colony today: he has been a visitor with us for some time, and has decided the co-operative life is the thing for himself and family. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Tuesday, September 1 4 th—Wm. De Boer and Comrade Caron made their weekly trip to Luddington and Neame and returned with a large load of shoes to be repaired at our shoeshop. The engine and sorghum mill were put in place and started to grind cane to day. As it was late when this operation was begun, the syrup makers did not start action. The silo at the dairy barn is nearly full; another good day's run will completely fill it. The build ing crews are now placing a tar paper roof over the big shed where the cane mill and saw mill are. The Tuesday night Card Club met as usual. A tablespoon of kerosene will kill one million mosquitoes in your rain barrell. Try it. If you have a good opinion of your farming, exhibit your products at the Parish Fair in Leesville in'October. DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES PASS QUIETLY IN VERNON The Democratic Primaries, held last Tuesday September 14 went off quiet ly and orderly in Vernon Parish. There was not a ripple on the surface of the people's daily business, voters depositing their ballots in a matter-of fact way and then going about their usual daily tasks as if there was no such thing as politics. It goes without saying that Congressman Aswell re ceived an overwhelming majority of votes that will return him to his seat in the National House of Representa tives. His vote in the Parish was 773, while his opponent, Mr. Porterie, re ceived 314 votes. Mr. Sanders, can didate for U. S. Senator, carried the Parish by a majority of about 500 over his opponents, Messrs. Broussard and Caffery, and Mr. Hill "was chosen for the office of district attorney by a majority of about 200 votes over Mr. Huson. ROEDEMEISTER ANSWERS CALL FOR HELP AT COLONY Louis Roedemeister, who has been sojourning for two years in Indiana and Michigan, came in on the train Sunday evening. Although "Roede," as we call him, is an expert harness maker and repairer, he can make him self useful almost anywhere. He finds it pretty warm down here, seeing that they already had a slight frost where he came from. The industrial situation up North, according to Roede, is becoming clear ly defined. Many of the large auto factories have discharged thousands of workers, and there are now many men looking for jobs. Roede answered the call for help in the harvesting which the colony sent out, and he will stay premanently. 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 y»u 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 Colony 925 Higgins Bldg. Los Angeles. PARISH SCHOOLS ARE EFFICIENT, The teachers in the schools of Ver non Parish report that, after the sum recess, t o educational department of this Parish leaves little to be de sired. The attendance in the various schools is numerous as well as regular; the children, collectively speaking, ap pear to be eager to learn and progress, and the teachers seem to give good results. The Parish School Board has appointed Dr. F. T. Jones as Commis sioner for District No. 1, and at the Board's next regular meeting, to be held October 7th, a successor to Pres ident Davis, who resigned, is to be ap pointed. SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE ENTERTAINS AS USUAL The Colony Saturday night dance was held as usual last Saturday, about the usual crowd being present. These danaes are becoming more and more pleasing each week and are attracting quite the best elements from our neighboring towns and farms, be cause of the clean, bright, entertain ment offered. DERIDDER SCHOOL OPENS WITH RECORD ATTENDANCE , DeRidder, La., Sept. 14.—The De Ridder high school opened with a re cord attendance, 950 pupils being en rolled, about 125 more than last year. Overflow .classes are being held in the First Baptist Church, while work on the new high school building is being rushed. Several new teachers have been ad ded to the faculty. , R. L. Brown, supervisor of athletics, has his classes doing all kinds of ath letic stunts, and is arranging an inter esting schedule for the football and basket ball teams.