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YOUR NEIGHBOR HE HELPS M^KE YOUR SUCCESS Vernon Parish Democrat Vernon Parish—the Homeseeker's Best Opportui)ity Leesville—The Hub of the West Louisiana Empire BUY YOUR AT rr GROW! VOL. 3 LEESVILLE, VERNON PARISH, LOlgSIANA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1920. Notes From Newllano Colony Görden E. Mercer is again at home after a two weeks' visit to New Or leans. * * * * Mrs. Charles S. Tackett has recov ered from a slight illness, which con fined her to her home for several days Mr. and Mrs. Edward M- Gleason, Jr., with their baby daughter, Mary Barbara, were business visitors to the colony on Friday afternoon. * ¥ * * Miss Josephine Belohradsky arrived from Shreveport on Sünday evening, for a two weeks', vacation with her father, Mr. Olôis Belohradsky. * * * * > » What is this we hear? Our dreams of "Movies" are actually to be a real ization; for this evening in the thea ter, at eight o'clock, we are to enjoy William Farnam in "The End* of the Trail" with "Little Miss Nuisance" for a comedy. Every one of us, and es pecially the kiddies, are on the qui vive, for who of us does not enjoy William Farunm? - 1000 gàllons of syrup colony aim this year The Colony has aimed high this year in the production of cane syrup. Whether or not the goal will be reach ed remains to be seen. The boys in charge of the business have set one thousand gallons as their mark, and here's hoping they reach it. They are making nearly 50 gallons a day now. This requires three teams hauling in the cane and hauling away the pulp to the silos, where another crew has been busy cutting the ensilage. v Two silos are now filled, they hold ing about seventy tons between them. Another silo is being erected which will hold.more than one-hundred tons of ensilage, and it will be completed few days. The Colony syrjij) of excel ent quality, according to those who claim to be judges of good syrup. colony moonshiners work silently Louisiana as well as most other states have trouble in getting the li quor that cheers, now that prohibition is in force ; and every once in a while the officers make a raid on illicit stills which operate in the moonlight. Folks would be surprised to know that the colony has .its moonshiners. Wholesale Trade Supplied Phone 176 DIXIE PRIDE BROOMS Any btoom 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 a»k for— t "DIXÏE PRIDE" COLONY BROOMS newllano colony Near leesville STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA AND National Jersey Cattle Show SHREVEPORT m October 28 to November 7, Inclusive t Record-Breaking Exhibits assured in AGRICULTURAL, LIVE STOCK, POULTRY and Ouier Departments. PREMIUMS, $40,000.00 Fun and Frolic for Man, Woman and Child . x SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SNAPPY HIPPODROME ACTS .NOVEL GLADWAY SHOWS MUSIC IN ABUNDANCE REDUCED RAILROAD RATES For Catalog write V^. R. HIRSCH, Secretary, Shreveport "IT'S YOUR FAIR—SO BE THERE" AUTO RACES AUTO POLO HORSE RACES UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL GAMES Herbert C. Schad is on the job a gain, after a three days' indisposition He is now assisting Fred Schoettle in the bakery. * * * * Messrs. Geo. T. Pickett and Ole Syn oground contemplate a business trip to Mansfield within the next few days. They expect to go overland in Mr. Synoground's car. * * * # Syrup making is still the order of the day. School is discontinued again this week so that the children can as sist with the wdrk there is to be done. A real taffy'pull is promised us when the work is completed. * * * * Mrs. W. H. Lindspy, with Robert and Dapid, were week end visitors to the Colony. They returned tp Rosepine on Sunday evening. * * * * Word comes from Los Angeles, stat ing that Mr.- and Mrs. Ernest S. Woos ter, \vith Mr. and Mrs. Victor Svenson, also W. L. Kilmer, are domiciled on "Ramona Ranch" near San Diego, for the winter. Last Tuesday, as night drew on, sev eral men could be seen'carrying buck ets of something from the big shed Where the crushing of cane had begun that day; and they silently stole to wards the big boiler shed: later the steam and aroma from a vat of mix ture arose ta perfume the night air. It got later and later, but still the small light was seen to move around, and men could be plainly seen stirring the steaming foam in the vat. In spite of the late (or rather early) hour, the men seemed intent on wait ing for the booze no matter how long it took. Investigation proved that ground. Burton, DeVine, and others were trying to boil out the sorghum by Syno & ulv process, and they were not really making liquor at all At 3:30 A. M., they decided to use the old method of cooking the juice. ed. gleason visits colony Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gleason, Jr., now of Leesville and recently of the New llano Colony, spent a few hours in the Colony Friday last, visiting friends. The baby was à source of attraction. IV^r. Gleason also returned the sur veying instruments which he borrowed from the Colony some months ago. He has been doing some surveying work for the state highway. Z&ZZJ [Gfs'KZ was the call of live and help live "Live and let live! the Old— The call of the world when the world was cold— The call" of men when they pylled apart— The call of the race with a chill on the heart. But "Live and help live!" is the cry of the New— The cry of the world with the Dream shining thru— , The cry of the Brother World rising to birth— The cry of tfce Christ for a Comrade Earth. —Edward Markham in Nautilus. The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano . Wednesday, Sept. 15th—Every a vaiiable man is now helping make en silage o r syrup. Some are cutting corn and beans, and others are cutting cane The cane is run through the mill and then hauled to the ensilage cutter, where it xnixxed and cut up with the corn and beans. We bought a new silo from the Vernon Farms and Cat tle co. It is 16 ft. by 30 ft., and will" hold more than 120 tons of ensilage. DeBoer and Caron returned from their Ludington trip Tuesday night and re ported the bad luck of a blow-out of a f ron t tire on the auto. Therefore ^uy a new one. Comrade [Caron is helping on the cane mill to day. DeVine sold 1500 bricks today. Mr. Young of New York City arrived on the evening train to look the colony over. Mr. and Mrs. Cuno made their regular trip to Leesville today in com pany with Ole Synoground and my self. Joseph Zimmermans have trad ed their property back to the Colony and are now colonists. Co-operation will win all individual farmers in time. The steam laundry is working at full capacity these days, and many Lees ville people are patronizing it. Peter Kemp has been gathering corn for next year's seed. Thursday, Sept. 16th—Ensilage and syrup are still the big program today. Comrade Schad took sick yesterday, and Fred Anderson is driving his team today. The cane is being,ground as fast as it can be hauled to the mill. Yesterday's syrup was on the table this morning, and it is of a fine grade. Comrade DeVine is disposing of sev eral loads of brick today. As soon as the silos are filled, Comrade Lindsey will have a long seige of broom mak ing on his hands (unless some broom makers join us) ; for Chas. Strause and A. Belohradsky are putting up sorted and trimmed broom straw in large bundles ready for the winder. Rose Belohradsky is working at the store while Comrade Broughton is helping at the cane mill. Mrs. Zimmer man began work at the hotel again to day. Earl Young is acting as pilot for his brother, and is walking him around the ranch today. Earl is almost' an old-timer here now. * » * * Friday, Sept. 17th-vAn extremely busy day. .We are just finishing fil ling the dairy silo today; and diverted the hauling of corn, beans and sor ghum pulp to the mule barn to be put into the silo there. Four teams are busy at this all day long. They made the complete circle from the silo to the sorgrum field, then to the cane mill and from there to the corn and bean patch and back to the silo. Finished silo no. 1 at the daily at 3 p.m. Two teams went out and hauled the ensil age cutter and engine to silo no. 2. Comrades Synoground, Haynes, and Brostrom are taking down the big si lo we bot the other day. A shipment of flour and groceries arrived today at the store. DeBoer and Caron went to Fullerton today on their weekly trip for the shoe shop. The Lindsey fam ily came up from Rosepine to spend Sunday at home. We stopped cutting the soy beans until we start filling the big silo, and the men will finish the corn cutting tomorrow in the lower field. DeVine and his crew are mak ing some excellent syrup; and be sides that, they are selling several thousand brick every once in a while. From syrup to brick is a big problem, —if you were eating them both. The laundry is doing a big business for Leesville patrons and is giving excel lent satisfaction: and even^t that, the ironing machine is not up yet, and when it is put into operation, the work will be done much more easily. Our modern machinery is helping us to solve our problems, and as fast as we can we are installing it in every den partment. Our children are doing not a small part in the harvest right now. They are driving horses, hauling wa ter, feeding the syrup mill, trimming cane, firing boilers, starting steam en gines, tromping ensilage, and doing just as much general and useful work as could be expected of them. This is education along the right lines. * * * * Saturday, Sept. 18th—Howard Buck i is out of the print shop today, feeding the cane mill; nothing like co-opera tion when you understand it. Geo. Cantrell was in Leesville yesterday p. m„ transacting business for the Demo crat. Don't like to brag on Geo. and Howard, but they are sure getting out a "newsy" paper. Earl and Jim Young left for New York today. They both declare they .will give good reports of our place and its working to the peo ple of that city. Comrade Tackett was transferred to the silo gang today to take the places of Geo. Metz and Joe Zimmerman. Fred Hemman and Fred Schoettle are parading around today like two millionaires, but tomor row they will labor in the bakery a gain. Sat. is their day of rest. In walking through the cane patch last evening, I found much of it that was mature to be ihore than 12 ft. tall, while the rest of "it is st^J growing, and I hope it will keep up the stand ard. Two wagons were taken off the regular hauling to go out and bring in the lumber and matenal of the big (Continued on page 5) teachers' institute will have big program An interesting program has been e laborated for tre Parish Teachers' In stitute, September 23rd to 25th, the proceedings to open at 9 A. M. sharp in the Leesville High School. There will be a special message from Super intendent T. H. Harris and a lecture by Dr. McMurry, of Peabody College, as well as by Miss Margaret Graham and other well-known pedagogues, the subjects to be discussed by them being Stones 1 eaching of Arithmetic, Spell ing, phonetics, Terman's Intelligence of School Children, Gulick's Philoso phy of Play, Ganog's Bota'ny, John son's History, Simon's English, Gan og's mathematics, Departmental Work Teachers from many neighboring points are expected to attend these highly important studies. negro is shot during card game While Joe Peary, a 25 year old ne gro, employed at the turpentine works near Craven, was playing cards with several other men, in a shed, at about 3 o'clock last Wednesday morning, he was shot dead by a person who had stealthily entered the siied." None of the card players had seen the assassin, whose murderous weapon was a shot gun. Immediately after the shot wjjs fired, the murderer disappeared. Sheriff Turner, of Leesville, who was notified, repaired to Craven, ac companied by several of his deputies. They have so far been unable to ob tain any evidence against the person suspected, who, Mr. Turner believes, is a woman ; but detectives are on the spot following i^p several clues which may lead to identifying the perpetrat or of die cowardly crime. 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 pKirchase 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. » Oily # 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. more rain in sight says u. s. weather MAN The weather the past week has con-' tinued warmer than normal while the rainfall has been small, according to the records supplied by United States Weather Observer, W. A, Dougherty, at the Newllano station. Last Wednesday was one of the hot test days of the year with a maxi mum recorded in the shade of 92. while Tuesday this week it was much cooler, the maximum being 71. Rain fell on only one day, Tuesday, when the guage registered forty-hun dredths of an inch. Following are the temperatures: Sept. 15th—Max 92, Min 71 Sept. 16th.—Max 82, Min 69 Sept. 17th—Max 75, Min 60 Sept. 18th—Max 84, Min 64 Sept. 19th—Max 90, Min 64 Sept. 20th—Max 88, Min 69 Sept. 21st—Max 71, Min 69 More rain in sight for the balance of the week. * pitre resigns from citizens' committee President Columbus Pitre, of the Vernon Parish Police Jury, has resign ed from the committee appointed by citizens and taxpayers to co-operate with the Mayor and Board of Alder men of Leesville in the matter of is suing street improvement bonds and having the work dono thereunder, Mr. Pitre being of the opinion that at pre sent financial conditions, the bonds the bonds would have to be sold for below par, while the material for mak ing the streèts is too expensive and very difficult to be obtained. Visit your Parish Fair in October. You will learn something of value.