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Vernon Parish Democrat
GEORGE E. CANTRELL—Editor and Manager
second cl»»» matter July 14. 1919, at the pottoffice in New llano
Louisiana, under act of March 3, 1879.
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per year. Make ail remittances payable to the Vernon Parish Democrat,
Lees ville, La.
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tions. It is useless to send us your letters unless you sign your name as an
evidence of good faith and not necessarily for publication.
Vol. 3.
Thursday, September 16, 1920
No. 14
I hope we shall take warning from
the example of England and crush in
its birth the aristocracy of our money-|
ed corporations which dare already to '
challenge our Government to trial, and
bid defiance to the laws of our coun
try."—Thomas Jefferson.
* * * *
A few weeks ago, the anti-dippers
enjoyed a sort of Roman holiday in
Walthall county, Mississippi, the cele
bration taking the form of dynamiting
13 dipping v«ts used in the tick eradi
cation campaign. A few days ago it
was announced that the county super
visors had let the contract for the re
placement of thje vats at $2,834, anù
the court and other expenses will run
the cost of the anti-dippers' frolic up
to $4.000.
This money comes out of the public
treasury and everybody helps bear the
expense of this lawlessness, even the
men guilty of the dynamiting, if they
really have cattle or property—which
is doubtful. An additional penalty in
flicted upon the live stock owners is
the new lease of life which has been
the tick, which has rapidly multiplied
during the suspension of the woik.
This probably means an extra years'
dipping for them since the dipping
mu»t be done.
No community can stand the cost
of this kind of lawlessness—and no
community should stand it.—New Or-,
leans Item.
Some months ago the Soviet gov
ernment of Russia submitted the whole
question of international auxiliary lan
guage to an official commission. Af
ter a thorough examination of various
proposals, the commission approved
hsperanto as the best, and it has been
decided to use it in all the schools of
the Russian Republic. Obligatory
courses of study have already begun
in Moscow, Petrograd, Tver, Orel, and
For some time past the Republic of
Brazil has favored Esperanto in its tel
egraphic and cable service by placing
it on the same basis of charges as Por
tuguese, and is also introducing it in
of study in secondary
its courses
For the first time in history the sol
diers of Europe are forming interna
tional associations for education a
Leesville women will be surprised at
ie INSTANT pleasant action of sim
le glycerine, buckthorn bark, etc., as
mixed in Alder-i-ka. One spoon full
relieves ANY CASE gas on stomach
sour stomach. Because Alder-i-ka
ts upon BOTH upper and lower
wel, it often cures constipation and
v pv 1 j _
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-wel trouble and constipation. Soldi
Smith s Pharmacy. adv.
A Co-operative Store
The Llano Colony operates its commissary on the small
est margin of profit possible. There is no reason why the co
operative owners should make a big profit out of themselves,
since it would be only cheating themselves.
Our neighbors are invited to deal with us and get the
benefit of low prices. Our good« are always the best, as we
do not believe in feeding ourselves on that which is not the
best. Our neighbors can reit assured that the quality of our
goods is the best we can find.
gainst war. A congress was recently
held in Geneva, and it was decided
that, after October 1st of this year,
' Esperanto shall be the official and ob
ligatory language of the correspond
ence and meetings of the federation.
It was also decided to favor the use of
Esperanto in international relations,
such as postal and telegraphic service,
commerce, science, etc.
The Chamber of Commerce of the
State of New York, at its recent com
mercial examinations, gave the same
value to Esperanto as to other lan
guages, and a number of candidates
passed the examination with success.
—From The Nation's Business, Sep
tember, 1920.
* * * *
"With sugar prices the 'highest
ever,' the quantity being brought into
the United States is the 'biggest ever.'
Official figures of the ntovements of
sugar into the United States, including
that from its own islands, indicate that
the quantity entering the country in
the fiscal year of 1920, -which ends
with June, will apparently approxi
mate 9,000,000,000 lbs., as against
7,750,000,000 in the former high re
cord year, the fiscal year ol 19! 1 —
Foreign Traue Record ' by Na
I oty Bti k, N. Y.)
In ip'ic oi the incre-i >-d -l. ply, su
gar is selling for ov^r '30 cents -> lb.
in many cities, and still higher prices
are p;cdicted for thr canning season.
Orio senator iccently declare.-.' on th
flu ' o! th; k ciialc, tflit -
It is a piracy so colossal and crim
inal that Caj-tain Kidd an i ail the (am
eus pirates of history be :ome Sunday
Suv.ol cii.iifciers by comparison
National Co-operative News.
Central organization of farmers and
labor stores under one powerful buying
head with capital sufficient to buy in
carload lots directly from factories,
was provided for las' week when arti
cles of incorporation were filed for the
Consolidated Rochdale Stores, Inc.,
providing for a capitalization of $1,
qqq qqq qq
f ht organization is formed by the
same persons and interest« now engag
ed in the Co-operative Wholesale so
ciety of America and it will work in
the closest harmony with that organ
ization. The rapid spread of the
Wholesale during the past eight or
nine months under the stimulus of new
organization management and a. new
marketing department has lead the sup
porters of the Wholesale to believe
that there is a tremendous demand for
central control of buying power as it
has been proven that is such a de
mand for marketing power, and the
niw organization was formed to
achieve results which, the Wholesale
~ -F-f » {-*-• >«;.
under its form of organization, are
h , q attain ._ Natlona , Co .
The first concrete result in Califor
nia of the Seattle assault upon the co
operative movement was a rally of
leaders and workers in San Francisco
that impressed every one present with
the feeling that the Seattle knock had
proved a boost.
In his personal report to the dele
gates on August 28th the League Pres
ident was throughout very careful to
express no opinion relative to the con
nivance of "Big Business" or of the
court in the assault, but did say that
the friends in Seattle think they know
, .1 ■ , . .
and can prove that the whole th,ng
was a plot engineered by enem.es in
the commercial circles of the city and
y spies wi in e movement.
i . - — ; —
P rover fc>ially out of funds and hard up
unt '' ^' s started, and has since
seeme ^ t0 ke supplied with unlimited
f un ^ s - The president made no accus
; at ' ons against the Court, but related
j^ ow near, y impossible it was to per
j suade the Court lo Permit his attor
! neys to even sub™' 1 their evidence in
! re t> ut tal of the slanderous charges that
I ^ ad keen made so f ree ly >n and out of
Court and which were apparently wel
a Cm . l ii y
A* one of the reasons they have for
this, he mentioned the fact that the
prime mover in the attack and the one
in whose person it is embodied was
corned by the Court itself.
At the conclusion of the report, a
few questions had been answered,
which brought out still more clearly
the fact that the Court proceedings in
Seattle involve only the 'business in
the State of Washington and do not
touch the League in Celifornia or in
other states.
The meeting then went on record
unanimdusly with an expression of its
entire confidence in the League man
agement and of approval of the course
at Seattle and at once took up the mat
ter of providing an unlimited defense
fund to provide for any eventuality.
This gathering went on record with
a strong resolution recommending that
this suggestion of the public account
ants be adopted and the funds of the
League stores gathered up in one de
posit, although, of course, still stand
ing as credits to the separate stores
just as they are now.
Another resolution adopted, also
unanimously, was one calling the atten
tion of all co-operators to the wording
of the preamble to the United States
In one respect, if in no other. Rus
sia seems destined to take the lead of
all nations in the matter of the educa
tion and care of her children,—also!.'
in the public education of her aduit
population, who, as is generally
known, have for generations been de
liberately kept in a state of ignoraifce
by the Iron Heel of the Czar's regime.
It is the aim of the Russian Soviet Gov
ernment to make their school system
the most important thing in Russia,—
the one thing to demand first atten
This is a policy that might well be
adopted, or 'more rigidly adhered to,
by other nations. Even in our own
United States, the charge, is often
made that our Government devotes
more attention to the proper breeding
and care of live-stock and the preven
tion of animal diseases than it does to
the training and scientific treatment of
our .children.
Madame Lenin, wife of the premier
of Russia, is the head of one of the
educational departments in that coun
tr. To give some idea of the intellect
and ability of this remarkable woman
and educator, we will quote a few pas
sages from her book:
Basic Principle of t\e Work School
"The Work School should have as
its basic principle the combination of
manual and intellectual work. Manual
work in the Work School must not be
specialized; on the contrary, it must
vil , , j ,P° ss i' :> !«- The
child must model, des.gn, paint, cut
out, paste on, do carpentering, and so
Manual work must be closely ai
j lied with the teaching of mathematics,
: natural science, geography, and his
jtory. It gives -life to these branches
I of study, brings them nearer to the
I child, and thus makes them more in
telligible. It awakens in the child in
terest in these studies, and teaches it
jto observe and to work out things for
j itself. In this way manual work brings
j out the creative impulses in the child.
. developes the habit of p ersevei^nce
until the end is attained, awakens in
terest in technical work, and gives the
j child the general idea of what work is.
! In such surroundings as the Work
School gives it, the child's bent and na
tural aptitudes are readily brought
The School of the Future
"The school of the future must do
everything possible to develop the sen
timent of solidarity between the chil
dren. Every kind of restraint must be
rigidly excluded. The school of the
future must be, so to speak, a free as
sociation of pupils whose aim it is, by
their common efforts, to clear the path
which leads to the realm of thought.
The teacher in süch a school is no more
Constitution to which the League mem
bers, like other good citizens stand
committed, and asking them to note
how perfectly the character and pur
poses. of the League are described in
the phraseology of the preamble which
sets forth the purposes of the United
States Constitution itself. This reso
lution, while brought out by the dis
cussion of the purposes of the League
movement, at the same time effectively
answers any who have wondered
whether there may be anything incon
sistent with true patriotism in the pro
posal we co-operators advance for
meeting the present social crisis.
In any event, the Seattle knock has
.proved to be a boost and is already
leavening the membership with its
time l y i esson5i which are that tme co _
oper ation is a matter of EDUCATION
an j s ] ow absorption and not a matter
o . vtt auauipiiuu aiiu nui a mauer
of pay i ng a f ee and signi a dotted
, | ine ; t h at the true aim is not to get
business and make profits or effect a
saving> but to be HELPFUL; and that
what one gets out of co-operation in
creases his willingness to put HIM
SLLF and all he is or has into it.
navgosw N
than a beloved comrade who helps his
[pupils by his greater experience and
j knowledge, who shows them the prac
j l ' ca ' ways in which knowledge may be
a cc l u ' ret L helps them to organize use
work together, and teaches them
how to help one another in the process
of education. Only a school run on
these lines can become a school of sol
idarity, a school which teaches mutual
understanding and confidence. But
the desire to be useful to men is not
enough in itself. It is also necessary
to know how to be useful. Schdols
at the present time make children un
accustomed to being useful. The child
wishes to apply his knowledge as soon
as he acquires it, and the school arti
ficially prevents him from doing so.
He is kept on dictation and useless
problems, and the consolation offered
is that, after ending his studies and re
ceiving his certificate, he may perhapf
be able to be useful to his relatives
and to Society. But anyone with any
knowledge of children realizes that, es
pecially in the higher forms, this
compulsory idleness is a reai tor
ment to them, and they suffer
because he most natural of their
instincts, the desire to be useful
to their people, remains unrecognized.
The schools of today artificially devel
op their ignorance of how to apply
their energy and render it productive,
At the completion of his studies, a boy
who has been to college, looks every
where without success for some work
in which he might be useful to man
kind, and he does not see the hum
drum daily wor k. which is just as nec
efsary , because he ^ not know how
to apply himself to it.
Self Government in the School
"Those who believe in a liberal ed
ucation are resolutely opposed to scol
astic discipline and constraint in any
form, whether physical or moral, in the
sphere of education. This must be the
very basis of a libereal education, and
it is an axiom which there is no need
to prove. Once constraint has been
done away with, measures of police
supervision at once become futile, and
such posts as "prefects" (so harmful
to the youthful mind), chosen in some
schools from among the pupils, can be
abolished. Having got rid of this mock
ery of self government, we are able at
once to substitute the principle of par
ticipation by all the choldren'in the or
ganization of the school and of the
teaching given there."
Cold water is the best of drinks,
And fit for prince or king;
But who am I that I should take
The best of everything.
Let princes revel at the pump.
Kings with the top make free;
Champaign, or gin, or even beer
Is good enough for me.
payment will never be demanded They
are consequently basing all their cal
"America Expected to Forgive $10,
000,000 Allied Loans" is the heading
which the Minneapolis Tribune runs
over a news article on that subject by
its Washington correspondent.
Arrangements for the refunding of
these loans and advances to the al
lies," says the correspondent, "have
practically been completed. The ar
rangements call ' for funding not only
of the advances but of the interest for
a period of three years. . Consequent
ly. payments will not be due in this
"Experts in international finance,
however, and American bankers who
have recently gone into foreign bank
ing have reached a conviction that
culations upon such a basis."
Several things come to mind on read
ing the above propaganda. One of
the principal reasons for kicking Rus
sia after she was knocked out by the
war was that she refused to recognize
international obligations. The Allies
recognize them but are preparing to
beg off.
»ff. The latter method may be
polite, but the result on the ledg-!
er is the same.
Also France and England are finan
cing about 10 wars with money they
are not paying bn their debts or using
or inrrnwc lL . • ' 7
oUKUhUNb agree that m cases of
Cuts, Burns, Bruises, and Wounds, the
FIRST TREATMENT is most impor
tant. When an EFFICIENT anticep
tic is applied promptly, there is no
danger of infection and the wound be
gins to heal at once. For use on man
or beast, BOROZONE is the IDEAL
Buy it now and be ready for an emer
gency. F™ «ale hv all'druggists. Adv.
Sanitary Cleaning and Preising ALTERING AND DYEING
Phone 2 27 LEESVILLE, LA.
News of Llano
^ ou like to read the news of the Colony, don't you?
You are interested in knowing just what we are doing here
from week to week. The VERNON PARISH DEMOCRAT
gives you this news.
Do you realize that the Llano Colony is the only col
ony of its kind? And we are making history here more than
ever. We are making greater progress than ever. We are
working out a problem in psychology which the whole world
must learn before the co-operative commonwealth can stand.
You will want to know what those problems are. You
can study them with us in the Colony.
The Vernon Parish Democrat is in a class by itself.
See that you read it all the time. Get your name on the mail
ing list right now. Pin a dollar bill with your name and ad
dress and say, send me The Vernon Parish Democrat.
Send your subscriptions lo
Vernon Parish Democrat
New Bricks
For Sale
The colony Brick Yard has several thousand GOOD, NEW
BRICKS for Sale. Come in and Get Them. Price, $20.00
per thousand. For particulars and sample see—
L. DeVINE, Brick Foreman
J'IÜWÄ :: 'w:
to aid their own peoples. And these
wars are to consolidate trade territory
against America as well as other na
The fact that our financiers enter
tain the idea at all, indicates that the
system of finance in Europe is much
nearer collapse than we are generally
told, and they know that a breakdown
there would mean a similar breakdown
here, with industrial democracy taking
its place. Hence the wllingness to
swallow the bitterest of medicine.
This $10,000,000,000 means $500
each for the 20,000,000 fanilies, chief
ly of poor, hard-working people here.
If we are going to give, why give to
save imperialism and high finance?—
N. S. B. in "Real Democracy."
Classified Section
FOR SALE.—A farm of 126 acres.
85 acres under cultivation in the best
black land in the state. 80 acre? in
corn, 2 acres in sugar cane, 3 acres in
sweet potatoes, the rest in pasture and
A first-class ten room house, 2 good
A tlrs " class l f en room T L se ' f ^
bar " s ' pIenty of water and hard wood
a"jj' r t d- i m h i
AddreSs Ge0 " T " Plckett " Newllan0 - La -
Wanted—What have yoiu that you
can do without? Put an ad in the
Democrat and sell it to someone who
. T . l .1 t
wants it. That pays both of you.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Phone;: Office, 132 — Residence, 80
14 Lyons BIdg., Leesville, La.
Davis Building, Leesville, La.
Hours—8 to 12 1 to 5
Home Phone 99 — Office Phone 177

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