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Co-operative Farm? The Llano Co-operative Colony has for some time advertised CO-OPER ATIVE FARMS for sale. WHAT ARE THESE CO-OPERATIVE FARMS? WHY DO THEY SELL INDIVIDUAL CO-OPERATIVE FARMS? WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THE MONEY? A Co-operative Farm is offered by the Llano Co-operative Colony to ' suit a type j»f co-operator who believes in co-operation, yet whose early training or personal environment excludes him from the possibility of successfully co operating with his fellows in a co-operative, collectively-owned community. On a Co-operative Farm, he may own his own farm, his stock, tools, and ev erything else, just as if he were on any other farm. The differences in favor of a Llano Co-operative Farm are: He has the social life of the Colony, which is a large factor in making farm life attractive. This social life costs him nothing, and includes pictures, concerts, dances, lectures, etc., as well as the acquaintances of hundreds of fellowthinkers, congenial and sympathetic He also has the benefits of co-operative buying, for he may buy at the Colony Store at the same rates as the colonists, which is cost price. On ma chinery, tools, feed, etc., this item will save the farmer many dollars, which would ordinarily go to the middlemen. The Co-operative Farmer also has the benefit of the Colony selling or ganization, should he have products to dispose of. The Colony will buy the whole crop of certain kinds, such as broom corn, peanuts, or other produce which the Colony uses in its industries. In the matter of the education of his children, the co-operative farmer has superior facilities. Away from the domination of capitalist ideas, the Llano system of education is entirely different. Instead of cramming stuff into the child's head, ways are devised to arouse his interest and thus allow him to develop naturally what is already in him. This alone is a splendid reason why Co-operative Farms are to be desired WHY DOES THE COLONY SELL INDIVIDUAL FARMS? As stated above, one reason is that some co-operators do not like to own everything collectively; they prefer to own their own land. Another lea son is that the Llano Colony has contracted for 20,000 acres of land, milch more than they can use for many years. The Colony wants to build dp* this section of the country for two reasons. It can help thousands of exploited workers to get onto a farm with little expense, and they can forever be free from want and hunger. In this section, a very small acreage is sufficient to feed a family — it is being done on five acres and less. Another reason is that the more people the Colony is able to put on the land here, the larger and greater will be the success of the Colony. What does the Colony do with the money? Every acre of land sold goes into the institution for advancing the in dustries and farms. There is no profit to be piled up—no dividend to stock holders to pay. Every cent earned by the Colony goes back into the move ment to spread the idea of colony co-operation. YOU SHOULD BUY A CO-OPERATIVE FARM—IF— —If you believe in co-operation, but would rather not go into complete collective*ownership of things used by all— —If you want to live with or near co-operators— —If you desire the social and educational advantages of a co-operative colony— —If you are so constituted that you would not be congenial to the Llano Colony — but want to learn and try to become a good co-operator— —then, buy a small Co-operative Farm from the Llano Co-operative Colony. $15.00 an Acre It is said that a man and his family can live on five acres here. Many are doing it. But twenty acres is better. Think of what can be done on twenty acres ! Twenty acres at $15, is only $300. ( Have you heard of any better or easier way to economic freedom? No rent, no profit on foods, and little clothes needed owing to mild climate. No coal strike can bother, where there is worlds of pine wood. A Co-operative Farm Offers Economic Freedom Write to the Llano Co-operative Colony for more particulars, or, bet ter still, come and spend your vacation here and see the situation for your self. s It costs only a dollar a day to stay at the Colony hotel — board and Llano Co-operative Colony Leesville - - - Louisiana jnszzzc President Harding strongly advocat es the waterways from the Lakes to the St. Lawrence and to the Gulf. Dock and warehouse owriérs in Boston and New York will object and hire engin eers to say that the projects are unfeas ible. It has been so said by one of the most famous engineers in the country. There are no terms' of measurement for the amount of good that will C5:n ? to the great valley of the Mississippi when ocean cat go passes thru the heart of the richest agricultural area o:i earth. ¥ ¥ * ¥ Princess Mary of England is married to her soldier husband who over night become a multimillionairs thru the death of a relative. The presents ran in value to $3,000,000 or more. It was a curious an^le on the approaching nupitials to observe little Indian child . ren in London dropping pennies in ' stret boxes to serve as a dowry of Prin 1 cess Mary. It's wonderful ho w we pay for the privilege of being ruled. Two people who are nobody. Splendid op portunities ahead for the educator. ¥ ¥ * * England releases Egypt. She de serves it, but is she fit for it? Now that Egypt has her freedom will she grow democratic or will she ape has royal master? Probably she will refine the taxation system a bit and satisfy the lowly with the age-old maxim, the poor ye have with ye always. Freedom is no good unless you know what to do with it. ^ ^ ^ Pictures show Lenin extremely bald. Trotsky has a wealth of raven hair. If he were a true Bolshevik he'd whack up with the premier. You'll notice that Lenin and Trot sky are holding the reins in Russia. It has been announced that the country would be electrified. It probably will be. It w as announced in 1885 that this country would be running trains by el ectriciey across the contient in twenty years. It may have to. The coal min esr are again going on strike. Progress truly does come from difficulties. » # » » Margaret Sanger is going to Japan to study the race problem. That's about all she'll do. The gaisha system is nationally onned. These girls are trained in the fine arts of blandishment, the best af coquet^ aj i d the highest point of accomplishnmit for twenty years by men who hire them from the I poor parents. They are leased for per ' iods to receive this education. The sys tem of education 1 goes back thousands of years and is considered right— the moral thing to do. Children taught two days a week in arts and indus tries in addition to the regular school ing are soldiers to be reckoned with, the most practical people on earth. Kipling said East is West and West is West and never would the twain meet. An understanding of the morals and ed ucation of Japan will prove that he was right. In Japan a short skirt is im moral though there is nothing thot of the commingling of the sexes in the bath or backyard bath tubs. If Am erica is revamped a good job will be done; home affairs most need atten tion. All the sciences, arts, and philoso phies have come from Asia, but to Asia are lost because of the oppressive taxation imposed by the hundreds of emperors. People are taxed to keep them poor to prevent rebellion. For thirteen thousand years there has ne ver been a successful revolution—no thing but a change of masters and a continuation of the system of exploita tion.. Miserable people can't think or fight, hence the sleep of this giant ov er a gold mine. tl »• i -. lhere was a time, lost in antiquity, when the Chinese knew and did great things. They were the first watch I w, . t L 1 r makers. Watches thousands or years ,i .1 d i • m tu old are in the rekmg Museum. Ihey 1 -II r- J will run., rour thousand years ago, a'. . • ■ r i great image was cast in iron, it has not rusted in all the centuries. In the outstretched hand is a globe 18 inches thru. Upon this is shown the contin ents of North and South America. As ia and Africa and the islands of the Atlantic and Pacific. These Koreans knew the world was round thousands of years before Columbus demonstrat ed it. * * * * The Chinese have been printing for centuries and they invented gunpow der.. Practically all the art of Japan is taken from the Chinese. Hundreds of millions of dollars are wrapped up in the palaces of the rul ers, the only place to spend the mis ery-wrung pennies. Imagine a palace four miles square carved from end to end in ivory, marble and rock! Think of a stone wall 3500 miles long, 20 to 60 feet high and twenty feet wide over mountain anl valley! A thousand men are buried in every mile. This was built before the days of ladders and even before the age of bows and arrows.. w , . . We can only weep over Chma and Meanderings By Robert K. Willi am«, D. C., Ph. C. perhaps learn something from the glor ies past. * * # « Statistics show that the boy or girl competent and industrious in dealing with the ideas presented in books, are four times as likely to be successful in business, professional rareer, or doing a certain handiwork as the individual who gained .nothing from the class room. Schools are obviously neces sary. * * * * A man in San Jose went thru bank ruptcy because he owed $304,840, 223,912,685.16. Twenty-five y ears ago he borrowed $100 at 10 percent | interest monthly.. It compounded. The man who invented interest is be admired more than any relic of an-, tiquity. The universe is hardly large enough to store the misery his inven tion has caused. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Thirty-nine Ne w York exchange and Consolidated Exchange houses have failed since last November. And yet people wonder what the matter is! ( By The Federated Press) New Yor k. — One more body of in dustrial experts, after an impartial and THE SLOW KILLING OF WORKERS BY EXCESSIVE TOIL exhaustive study of the matter, has concluded that the 12-hour shift in in dustry is wasteful and inefficient. This time it is the American Engineering Council of the Federated American So cieties, which has just completed a na tion-wide survey of w hat it terms this "unexplored field." IN CHARGE OF PRISONERS THEMSELVES COMMIT CRIMES (By The Federated Press) Jefferson City, Mo. — Gov, Hyde's private auditors have reported that the state prison shirt factory is short about 96,000 yards of material and shows an operating loss in excess of $5,000 for the last six months. BIG BUSINESS GIVEN WIDE OPEN LEEWAY (By The Federated Press) Washington. — Herbert Hoover's letter approving the usual practices of .1.1 • • 0 the trade associations, says Senator INorris, chairman, senate committee on agriculture, "repeals whatever is left of the Sherman anti-trust law. "If it means anything," Norris told the senate, "it seems to me that it means that in the future no attempt will be made to prosecute big business because it combines or forms a moa opoly, provided it is done according to the methods mapped out in this letter. * * * No doubt many of the activities so outlined would be harmless, but most of them, and all of them taken collectively, make the famous Gary dinners sink into insignificance. * * * Under this plan big business could eas ily monopolize and combine to throt tle competition." Norris agreed with Senator King of Utah that the Supreme Court, in a re cent decision in the hardwood lumber association case, held, directly contra ry to Hoover, that certain of these prac tices are in violation of the anti-trust law. DO NOT PROTEST AGAINST STRIKE OF BASKER-PLUTES (By The Federated Press) Washington. — Senator Poindexter, author of various anti-strike and anti sedition bills, is lined up with Senators Moses, Keyes, Fernald, Hillis and Mc Nary in public endorsements of a pro . . • . , , -i . < . i S ' , P ° SS1 6 i C °^, or J? 1 . roat j ' Gram»è Ai.kfp ^ Nat '° nal .Orange. All but roindexter are mem i „ r .i , „ . .. ' bers the § ran ge, and all but Mc \r„ ,• j , ..l rv i r* i Nary are relied upon by the O d Guard . J I® vote right on every occasion, tu \ -i • i • • i The anti-strike circular is signed by master the National V ran ^' and ,ts P ur P° se ls lndlcate d by the opening sentence: ' The time has now arrived when it seems pertinent that the grange should express itself in no uncertain terms in protest of a possible strike of mine workers and railroad employees." There is a curious similarity in the general phrasing of this appeal with the one on the same topic and for the same purpose issued a week earlier by the industrial and business relations committee of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, here. In both, the point is made that the "public," while not taking sides, will insist that it be not inconvenienced by a stoppage of work. GUARD AGAINST WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOtHING (By The Federated Press) New York. — "Bankers, stock trad ers and railroad owners have suffered no appreciable loss of liberties in re cent times," declared James P. Can non, chairman, and Caleb Harrison, se cretary, Workers' Party of America, in an open letter addressed to the progres sive labor conference recently held in Chicago. "The kind of rights that the courts have sacrificed have been with out exception the rights of the proper tyless masses—those who live by la bor." The letter opposes any labor front that will include sections of the privileged classes. THE SAVAGERY OF MODERN GOVERNMENTS (By The Federated Press) London (By mail). — An indict ment of the inhumanity of the govern ments of western Europe, and of the complete subordination of the League of Nations to that inhumanity, was ma de here by Dr. F ridtjof Nansen, the to,famous Norwegian explorer and scholar, now high commissioner of the International Red Cross Famine Relief Work ill Soviet Russia, ERIE LABOR PRESS 17 West 16th Street, Erie, Pa. A weekly newspaper devoted exclusively to the interests of the working class.. Members of the Federated Press News Service. Official organ Central Labor Union and Socialist Party in Erie County, Penna. Live snappy, Breezy. Sample Copy free on reques One Year, $1.50 The Er et Stock-Raising Colony OF ERET, STATE LINE, MISS. IS A CO-OPERATIVE ORGANIZATION Preparing for Agriculture, Horticul ture, Manufacturing, Stock-Raising, Merchandising, operation of restaur ants, hotels, libraries and places of amusement. And on Loans of $1.00 or more, we will pay 8 per cent per annum. Interest payable semi-annu ally. Object: For securing live-stock and machinery for the employment of Labor. All transactions between mem mers conducted by the Labor Exchange Check system. 235p MARRIAGE —As It Is and As it .Should Be-by Annie Besant.' An intensely interesting brochure, 25c. "Law of Popula .', ion (birth control) by Annie Besant, 25c. J h< : l Scar ! et , Review > 25c - Diana,' a psy cho-physiological essay on sex relations, 25c. "The Crucible," (agnostic weekly) four dif ferent amples, 10c (none free). THE CRUCIBLE 1330 First Ave, Seattle, Wash. EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY A FREE EARTH—The Abolition of Privilege through Workers' Money.. No other paper goes tso thoroughly into this subject as does THE EQUITIST. Says the secretary of The Llano Publica tions: We like your paper very much; we are heartily in sympathy with its policy, and we wish there were more like it." Published weekly; $1.00 a year; $1.50 outside the United States. THE EQUITIST Bay View Skagit Co., Wash. Australian Giant Bean NEW VEGETABLE GROWN IN LLANO COLONY AND MUCH PRIZED AS A FOOD Prepared in the same way as egg-plant Much resembles the latter—except that by many colonists it is much preferred to it Grows to the enormous size of 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. Vines grow 50 to 75 feet long. Full instructions for planting and '-ure w:th ■each packet of seeds. The colonist who introduced Aas -#s!ian Giant Bean" in Llano paid $! for 3 seeds. Almost sure growers. Only limited number of seeds available. Orders filled in order of receipt. ORder NOW! Prise—50c for packet of 12 seeds. LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LA. The Girl That's Different (Do You Want Her?) 'A Girl That's Different" is a re print of a playlet written and played by Llano colonists. i r 5°. ntr , a , StS new gir'' as exem plified in Llano Colony, with the fussy, frivolous, artificial girls elsewhere. In neat 20-page booklet— 10 Cents Fre*!. THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE LA.