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_ _ V'. Vernon Parish—the Homeseekers' Best Opportunity Leesville— The Hub of the West Vol- 4. ^EES »VILLE, VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1921. STATE CROPS REPORT SHOWS LOWER CONDITION The acreage of oats in Louisiana is increased 9,000 acres, and the acreage of hay increased 11,000 acres, com pared with last year, according to a report just issued by Lionel L. Janes, agricultural statistician at New Orle ans, of the Bureau of Crop Statistics, S. Department of Agriculture. The condition of sugar cane as of June I, is announced as 91 per cent of a normal, which is higher than it "■»•Has been at the corresponding date at any time during the last ten years, ex ce P l ° n J une '• 1918, when it was al ,\|Mo 91 per cent, and on June I, 1916, when it was 93 per cent. The condition of onions is reported good and the condition of'trëîy, field peas, beans, and cabbages is general ly satisfactory. Tree fruits were seriously injured by killing frosts in March and April in the northern section of the state so that the condition of pears and peach es is considerably below the 10-year average The condition of cotton on May 25, was 57 per cent; one year ago, 72 per cent; two years ago, 99 per cent; 10-year average of condition on May 25, 79 per cent. Sugar cane: Condition June I, 91 per cent; one year ago, 75 per cent"; two years ago, 72 per cent; 10-year average of condition on June I, 82.8 per cent. The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, June 8—As far as this !' W ft dy re P° rter " job > s concerned, this vjparts a new week; and it is'marking < step forward in our progress each day. There are so many things going on here that I could write aUout that I could fill two pages of thie paper, and then it would not all bt said.< For instance: Do you realize that when we want our shoes mended, all we have to do is to go to the khoe shop and Comrade Stuersel does the job and the shoes are returned to us with no cash cost to the individual? The same with the steam laundry; when our clothes need washing, they are tak en to the laundry. Mrs Synoground, or some one else, sorts them; Daddy Thomas puts them into the washing machine, and the engine does the work. Then Mrs. Synoground, Mrs. Sçxton, Mrs- Kemp, or Mrs. Waters, hangs thém on the line to dry. Then they run them through the patent iron er or iron them with the electric irons; and they are returned to us clean, pressed, and ready to wear—no per sonal cash cost^» And all personal ser vice is done in this Way, excepting our meals, for which we pay ten cents per meal; because some of our people still hang on to the old idea of cooking and eating at home, therefore we must ra tion out cash enough each week to Ç'ach person to pay for their food, ou ask who pays the cost of shoe re airing, laundry, etc.? We all pay that as a social function, and there is no quarrels about one getting more service than others. Expect, each per son to take only what he needs—and all are welcome to that. We readily understand that if we take more than we need, it is a general waste to us all. One great lesson people mu6t learn is not to waste anything, as all are re quired to pay their share of the cost and it sets our growth and advance ment back just that much. Those who cannot get away from selfishness, sus picion, and jealousy, sooner or later allow their bad traits to drivç them a way from our midst. You cannot be a cOK>perator in material things only. You must truly co-operate with your brothers to n.ake good in the Colony. All of us had to learn this lesson some time in life and most of us learned af ter we joined the Colony. So, com rades, don't be discouraged if you have the will to do you can learn- Your motive is the determining factor as to what you will do. A new Irish potato cellar has been made under the middle sweet potato kiln, and, as the potatoes come in from the farm, they are being stored there. The Esperanto classes riet as usual tonight aW * * Thursday, v une 9—Las! night we had a rain that was sufficient to last for a month, and it made the ground it til FULL PAt FOR JUDGES ON RETIREMENT In conference with the co-ordination coramiftee, members of the constitu tional convention's committee, on ju diciary Thursday decided to give re tirement on full pay to all supreme court justices who have earned it in the past and to apply the two-thirds pension of the-new constitution.- only to those judges who may retire in the future. This provision touches only Chief Justice Frank Monroe, of the Supreme Court, who became eligil>ie to retire ment two years ago. If Mr. Monroe should retire to-day, he would receive full pay as pension. The amendment empracing the agreement of the committees, was adopted by the constitutional conven tion Thursday night. AGAINST LAW TO DRIVE CATTLE IN MISS. Driving cattle from place to place in Jones county. Miss., and buying or selling catle in Laurel without a per mit authorizing the owner or employ? to drive the stock from one,place to another, is a violation of the tick erad ication law, announces Dr. E- N. Mo line, county supervisor of tick eradica tion. He had notices to this effect posted and will prosecute violators. it rained some during the forenoon. Some worked at the granary sorting peandtS for seed, others are sorting sweet potatoes and Irish spuds at the dry kiln, and the rest of them are work ing at the broom factory, seeding broom corn. This latter work is con siderable of a lift to Comrades Alexan der and Belohradsky in their broom making. Synoground and Satnan are repairing autos and the brick crew is finishing their work on the brick kiln. The builders, woodsmen and saw mill crew are all at work at the saw mill and planing mills, doing odd jobs un til Old Jup quits shedding tears our way. Dad Crawford and Baldwin are the worst sufferers on account of the rain; for the bread and milk deliver eries must go into Leesville even when the mail carrier does not come our way. But Dad and Baldy are not afraid of the wet or mud, and are al ways on*the job. Comrade Buhre has gone to the hotel to take Gcr. Matz's place in orde#' to allow Geo- to make some canvass cots and chairs. Furni ture is a" scarce article, and lots of new people are on thîir way here, and we had just as well begin to manu facture furniture now as any time; and Geo. can do it, too! Willhide and family are getting arranged in their new home. Fosjer will go on the nicir new uume. rosier will go on me book job in a couple of days and the Mrs. will open up -the Montessori school Monday. What a great advan tage to the motliers to have tneir chil dren taken care of all day and what a great help to the little folks to be al lowed to enjoy themselves and learn to play with and co-operate with each other at so young an age! This is another step forward that we hope all mothers' will see~ The psychplogical meeting was well attended and enjoy ed by several of'our young people who have just begun to realize they have been missing the greatest of our ed ucational. features. * * * * Friday, June 10—Say, Comrades! What is your real aim in life? Is it just to worry along through life, rob bing or being robbed at every turn and just existing without having done a thing to help advance civilization at all? Have you chosen a life work and are you able to follow it; or are you unable to take up the work you are interested in? If you are drifting, you are wasting time and you are no good to yourself or to sôciety. Don't forget that you are a social being, and you are dependent upon others for your ne cessities and comforts. Yes, I know you get little; but are you taking ad vantage of life as you should and ren dering the service you are capable of rendering? Now, listen to me. Here at the Colony you have a chance to ut your ideals—providing ybu MAMMON The Vivid splendors of the setting sun Spread o'er a world awry and torn with strife Where naught is cheap except poor human life, And life is not worth the living for the one Who needs must slave from dawn till day is done t To half provide for starving bairns and wife Who feel the pangs of hunger like a knife That brings the end before the goal is won. The sable pall of night is falling fast— That pall of ignorance and sordid greed That shrouds the world in agony and woe. And not until the dawn °f wisdom breaks at last, And men to needs of other men take heed. Will man the monster Mammon overthrow —Bertuccio Dantino. A LEGALIZE CO-OPERATION Washington.—The house has pass ed a bill which permits farmers to or ganize co-operative associations for profit. Under the Clayton amendment to «the anti-trust law, agricultural organ izations may function if they have not capital stock and do not earn divi dends, The act just passed permits organizations of farmers tosell farm protjucts, ar>«L.they may earn not exceeding 8 per cent Advocates of the bill insist that Jthay do not want special privilege,/'feut want to be sure that when they elfter interstate commerce "they will not have every district attorney m the country jumping on them." country that is trying to do tjiai which dared that . "every farihçf . in this Congressman Sumnelrgipf Texas de isnecessary to give him some sort oi awaiting your order for some of our economic protection stands face to face with the possibility of going to the fenitentiary." PITKIN DOTS » * * # The crops are doing fine since the rain; many of the citizens think there will be melons by the Fourth of July. 0 boy! -* * * * Mr. Joseph Jeane and family and Miss Mittye Franklin motored down ... i r- r- 1 r > c j J to M [' Fr ?" kllns • Sunda * an<J The community has been rather dull since school has closed, but we are en joying these fine summer days in fish ing. • report S pleasant trip * * # *■ Several people attended services of Mt. Olive Sunday. Rev. Kudisill de livered the sermon. * * * * The house-wives are busy canning the garden vegetables, to Store away a good supply for the long winter days. A HOT OLD TIME Mr- and Mrs. Wm. Stuersel and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Collingwood celebrated Mr. Stuersel's birthday and the lat ter»' wedding anniversaries jointly at the Newllano Hotel on Friday night, June 10, with a Hard Time Party, to which all colonists were invited, and turned out en masse. Comrades H. O. Atkins, Fred Hem man, Sr.. Geo. Matz, Trixie Ewell, and Lois Will furnished the music for the occasion, which was much enjoyed by all. The Llano Glee Club rendered two songs in a splendid manner. Com rades Myrtle Kemp and Rose Matz danced a "Hobo Two-step in great style, and Comrades George Matz and W. H. Lindsey favored the company with some lively jig dancing, which tickled everybody. Dancing was the order of the evening and created a good-sized appetite for the toothsome ice cream and cake tliat were served. Nobody wore any frills, or furbe lows, and there was no formality Ev just sailed right in and had WEATHER BUREAU RECORDS 1 GOOD RAINS AT NEWLLANO W. A. Dougherty, weather observer at the Newllano station of the U. S Bureau, records 3.80 inches of rain this week spread over four days as fol lows? June 7, .15 inch; June-8f\40;, June 9, 2.80 inches; June 10, .45; a total of 3.80 inches of rain. Nfetain is recorded on June H, 12, or 13* 1 and it is expected that the big rainfy over L although at this writing L* - Urometer stilLjregb' ters indications for rain. The temperatures for the week are recorded us follows at Newllano by Mr. Dougherty: ' June 7—max. 90, min- 68 June 8—max. 87, min. 64 June 9—max. 74, mih. 66 June 10—max. 86, min. 68 June 11—max. 81, min. 71 June 12—majt. 89, min. 70 June 13—max- 89, min. 70 MURPHY J. FOSTER VETERAN LOUISIANAN, DEAD of of Murphy J. Foster, of Franklin, La., died at his home, June 12th, at the age of 72 years. . Foster was -born . in. Franklin, La.,*n January 12, 1849 ;. started the practice of law in New Orleans, after reading law ;in the offices of several attorneys in the Evangeline country; He entered politics Thirty years old, in 1879, he was elected to the Louisiana State Senate, and served as a State Senator for 12 consecutive years. It was while he was state senator that he began his activities in fighting, the Louisiana lot tery, one of the historic battles of the state's tumultuous political life. In 1890 Senator Foster was élect ed governor of Louisiana. He served Louisiana for two terms as governor, and in 1901 was elected United States Senator. In this office he served two terms, from 1901 to 1913. On August 1, 1914, he was appoint ed collector of the port of New Orle in FINE ENTERTAINMENT AT "DIXIE PRIDE" PIAYHOUSE The colonists enjoyed a splendid en tertainment î^ithe "Dixie Pride" Play house, Newman«» on the night of June 12. The orchestra of the Colony con tributed a generous share as usual. Comrade H. O. Atkins played a cornet solo, accompanied by Miss Lpis Will on the piano. A quartette, composed of Comrades George Thomas, Sr., Johit W. Bergman, Howard Buck, and Geo. Cantrell, gave a song, Robert Lind sey contributed two declamations. In addition, two very instructive films on poultry raising were shown and one a) recreation ground in northern New Mexico. film of the forest reserve and nation-, parel among the manfolks, and little Myrtle Waters was successful on the women's side of the house. It was hot time in the old town all right, and Photographer England was on the ——•Ta«- " ' REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE APPOINTED BY JURY Vavancies in the roster of the gener al assembly will be filled by police jury or commission' council appoint ments until such time as a special e lection may be held as a result of ac tion taken by the constitutional con vention-Friday evening in adapting an amendment to the schedule by Dele gate Paul Borton, of Iberville Parish. The amendment, Mr. Borron ex plained, was offered to make sure that no -parish and no New Orleans ward shaH be unrepresented during the spe cial session of the legislature, whith is to meet next September. RAPIDLY ELIMINATING TICKS FROM OUACHITA Rapid elimination of the cattle ticks in Ouachita parish has been made in the last few months, according to re eïÂSir jury by Inspectors R. H. Rogers, E, W. Thomas, G. W. Cox, and F. M Foster. Out of some 22,000 cows ex amined the* inspectors said that they had found only about 100 ticky cows. GROW MORE FOOD AT HOME To provide your own eats through a home production is true economy. Farmers ought to get back to the old plan of deriving every practicable pro duct -for consumption from the farm. That increased transportation costs and lessoned returns from the products they have to sell will compel thousands of American farmers to grow more of their own food, in the opinion of offi cials of the United States Department of Agriculture. These transportation costs will prevent shipments of the more moderate-priced fresh fruits and vegetables which are purchased by the" growers of single crops or specialties for use in their own homes, and the lack of a market for special products in turn will be a blow to the buying capacity of the growers of these spe cialties. "The American farmer is not going to be able this year to pay freight on water,' said a department official. "Wat* makes up a large part of fresh fruits and vegetables. The answer is that he must grow his own table food. He must also study the possibilities of substitution. This applies to veg etables, fruits, poultry, eggs, and dairy products which must be transferred from commercial channels to home consumption if they are to come within the reaph of the average ^Srgier's fam ily, T~ JOB PRINTING Of The Better Kind The Printing Plant of the Vernon Parish Democrat has been replenished and reorganized, and they are now able to exe cute all manner of Job Work in quick time.. . There will be no better printing obtainable than the Dem ocrat kind. Franklin Prices |»klin Printing Price List is used by the Democrat. T hl y<*1* compiled by experts and covers almost every line of prinhAg. With this list in use we are assured of a reason able profit on each piece of work and the consumer is pro tected against overcharge. GOOD WORK OUR MOTTO: FAIR PRICES QUICK SERVICE Send Your Printing to THE DEMOCRAT PLANT AT NEWLLANO COLONY Phone 179 PORT ARTHUR STATISTICS DECREASE IN EXPORTS ort Arthur statistics for May show that there was a decrease in export val ues of $2,454503 under those of Apr. which totaled $9,366.940 against $6. 912,437 during the ps& month. The figures show/^Q during May import values were^l ,085,331 agoinst $73,471 in April, showing an increase of $1,011,860. During May there were 35 American vessels entered with a tonnage of 102, 637; and 27 cleared, tonnage 70,22). Under foreign flags 29 „ vessels entered with an aggregate tonnage of 68,809 and 30 cleared with 78,191. ALLEN PARISH TO PROTECT DIPPING The Allen Parish police jury has of fered a reward of $500 for informa tion leading to the arrest and convic tion of any one implicated in the de- *' a <Cppr..r-, A number of vats have recently been destroyed, and the action of the police jury meets with the hearty ap proval of every law-abiding citizen Llano Personals Miss Lois Will came down from Shreveport on fast Wednesday ajter •" T m ' 1 '' !? ~ t J ""' a ^ r " f - , r A" r , Miss Adriance Palm, of Dallas, Tex as, is visiting with the comrades here, since Friday afternoon. This is Miss Palm's secon^ visit to the Colony, and we trust she will decide to make this her home in the future friends in the Colony are welcoming her arrival with delight,» for, during her residence here, Lois was universally popular. * * * * John Bergman is at his post at the saw mill again, after a slight attack of illness. ¥ » » » John Brostrom is recuperating nice ly from his attack of stomach trouble. * * * * Whether it is true or not, Kansas farmers have it that m^lon lice will not bother the vines provided nasturtiums are planted in the same hill with the •nelops. One dealer stated that he had sold 300 pounds of seed"Tor tliat pdr pose.