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NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES The town executive committee of Leesvilie will meet Saturday March 25th, for the purpose of drawing and appointing a committee and the clerk for the town election to be held on April II. 1922. All candidates are requested to be present and make selection of Commit tee and clerk. John R. Bagents, Jr. LEESVILLES ELECTION The election campaign in^ Leesville is proceeding very quickly. There is no excitement and no public meetings have as yet been held. There are no glaring posters praising the virtues, achievements, or promises of the re spective candidates, who, though ex pecting to defeat their vopponents, are apparently the best of friends when they pass by, greeting one another af fably as if there were no such thing as politics. The most prominent fig ure in this amiable contest, Hon. Os car E. Morris, Mayor, and candidate for reelection, when requested to make a statement as to the political situation and his possible or probable prospects of good fortune, replied smilingly: "This is fine spring weather; 1 feel splendid; I am in the best of good health and just keep on doing my work of daily routine and have nothing else to say but that still waters are deep." Thought is the seed of action.—Em LEWIS BROS. LEADING TAILORS Phone 227 MAKE PANTS IN ONE DAY We Tailor Them Right Sanitary Cleaning and Pressing ALTERING AND DYEING DR. I. O. WINFREE DENTIST Office in Lyons Building Over Stephens' Store Telephones — Office 132 Residence.... 79 Post Office Box 126. B. A. GUY NEW AND SECOND-HAND ' FURNITURE Only Store in Leesville Selling 2nd hand Furniture Next Door to Lewis, the Tailor's Roberts, Tailors We handle all kinds of tailoring work and guarantee satisfaction, or no charges. Phone 144. Goodyear Shoe Repairs AT REASONABLE RATES STABLES, LA. NOW ONLY 20 CENTS A POJJND Llano Peanut Butter Made from Spanish Peanuts only, with the natural oils retained and only a little salt added for seasoning. The purest peanut butter made Nature's Meat for Children One pound of Llano Peanut Butter equals three pounds of steak in food Vcilue and is more digestible and especially good for children Put up in 1 -lb., 4-lb., and 8-lb. cans, at 20c a pound. Mail your order to— Llano Co-operative Colony, Leesville, La. POLICE JURY GETS SAFE The Vernon Parish Police Jury have added to their office equipment a fine big steel safe made by the General Fireproofing Company, of Youngstown, Ohio. It is about six feet high, and four feet wide, constructed of nickle stee !' and '^ s general outline is soberly ®*- ra, 8"' an d elegant, bespeaking grace fulness and strength, the color chosen being a soft olive green, with narrow gilt ornamental panel lines. FARM-LABOR UNION ORGANIZES The meeting of the Farm Labor Un ion took place at the court house at 9 • r>i l • i i . p.m., organizer Rnodes m the chair. there were about 59 people present, Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Benton and Mr. Thür man made short addresses to the as sembly. Mr. Thurman stated that the „„v.- r . conditions that at present confront the rarmer compelled him to take some steps to better his condition, that the farmer had allowed things to go on in almost any direction, and as a con sequence of that he and his family are suffering in more ways than one. To work hard ail the year'and find at its end that he was no nearer to his am bition, is the thing that wiil snr.k , u C farmer awaken, whether he will or no. He reads here and there in the pape s • * • * - ^ H " at his command, what the farmers are doing by organizing in other parts of the country, and he has at last come out of his shell and is taking notice.. Mr. Benton made an impressive speech, citing the example of Oklaho ma as just one state that had organiz ed for the purpose of protecting the farmer from the "farm sharks" who spent all this waking hours to find how they can squeeze every spare dollar they can from the class whom they have found are the most easily robbed. You borrow money to put your crop in, and when you have raised a crop, you find that you won't have enough out of it to pay even the interest on the money you have borrowed; then the mortgage hits you, as it has hit millions, until you think that you have too much land. And all the time you have worked from 12 to 16 hours a day—and whom for? That is the ques tion. And its answer when found will decide whether you will join this 'body or not. f The organization was made perman ent and the following officers were el ected: J. J. Cryer of Rosepine, presi dent; J. W. Mathis of Leesville, vice pres.. Farm Labor Union, No. 2: J. 0. Fountain, organizer; L. Eason, con ductor; Chas.. Davis, doorkeeper; J. Byrne, chairman, city council commit tee, J. Russel, Chaplain. It was decided to defer the election of executive committee until some fu ture date. President Cryer made a few remarks on the conditions of the far mers in Vernon Parish and made an ur gent appeal to them to stand together for all there is in it, because there no other way out as he could see. After much discussion it was decided fo hold the next meeting Saturday, March 25, at ten o'clock sharp at the court house. Under the rulings of the attorney general, all voters must come to the court house to be registered.. The reg istration of voters on the bond issus in the Sixth Ward will close at 6 p.m., April I. There is no thought in any mind but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power.—Emerson. ' FACULTY MEMBERS ATTEND MEETING The annual meeting of the southern agricultural workers held in Atlanta, Ga., on February 20, 21, and 22 was a very enthusiastic one anç! gave earn est consideration to conditions in the South to-day, according to E. L. Jor dan, professor of animal industry in the University. About 300 people en- 1 gaged in teaching and research and extension work were present from 14 Southern states. "The consensus of opinion was that co-operative marketing is very essen tial to the future agri6ultural success of th^ South," said Professor Jordan. That the present methods of the farmer could be greatly improved was expressed by the meeting, and means of accomplishing this end were dis cussed. The man whose only crop is «-uaöcu. iiic iiidii wiiuse uiinr j cotton cannot make a living at present land the growth of better cotton in re igard to yield andquajity should be i encouraged. It was shown that the ! qua ] ity ° f , a [ &T & P art f the coU ° n produced is belo w the lowest. grade hand i ed on the cotton ex thange and brings the farmer practically nothing. The yield, both per man and per acne, should be raised and more land devo ted to stock, hogs, dairy cattle, and poultry. Diversification by sections rather k™ * SeCt '° nS , Tj tha " by famS Wa " re ' :ommended and in this way crops could be confined to sections best adapted for their pro duction, although each farmer should » c i . r I™* ™ T** things needed for his own home use as possible. Ninety percent of the meat supplied by the South is below the competitive interstate grade, according to statistics furnished the meeting by Armour and. Co., and it was suggested that better 1 methods of feeding be employed so as to raW the standard of livestock in the South The co-ordination of the agricultur- j al courses given in the colleges of the j South was urged by the meeting before ' it adjourned.. It was pointed out that this step would bring the various col lege courses into greater conformity and mean the saving of considerable time to the student who changes col leges before completing his course. MARRIAGE LICENSES The happy couples who obtained marriage licenses at the office of Hon A. R. Hicks, Clerk of Vernon Parish, were: Mr. John L. Williams and Miss Leona Lowell, both of Slagle; Mr. J- C. Wright and Mrs. Mary Sexton, ^^h of Stables, Mr. Chärles ^X^est, of and Miss J ane Funderburk, Mink. THE STORM FIEND Vernon Parish is in luck.. That wind storm that came over us last Monday evening was the gathering together of the elements before they made an at tack, and when they did make one, they made a good one; but not here. It waited until it got to Sulphur, Okla.* and there it sure did some rough work. It tore a path two blocks wide through the town, tearing everything to pieces, as it went on its course. The proper ty damage is over $100,000 and that is some amount,for a small town like Sulphur, Oklahoma.. PARISH FAIR DATE IS SET FOR OCTOBER 12 TO 14 The Louisiana association of live stock fairs met at Baton Rouge last week and set the dates for all the fairs in the association. The date set for the Vernon Parish Fair was Thursday, Friday and Satur day, October 12, 13, and 14. The dates for the State Fair at Shreveport have been set for October 19 to 29, several days earlier than for merly. Vernon Parish farmers should set down the date of their parish fair, and the state fair, and plan to have some thing to exhibit there. If Vernon far mers would show each other what they can produce in this parish, they would be doing a wonderful service to their parish. It would create a feeling of patriotism of the highest kind, the desire to build up one's home land. HE'S SARCASTIC The Chamber of Commerce of Shreveport has received a letter from J. G. Felker of Haynesville,- La., en quiring whether there would be any inducements for him to start a factory for the manufacture of tar and feath ers ? He seems to be of the opinion that there is such a demand for these two articles mentioned that it would be a good inducement to start a fac tory at once and turn them out by wholesale. Keep your face always toward the sunshine and then the shadows will fall behind you.— M. B. Whitman. There is a necessary limit To our achievement, but none to our attempt. —Phillips Brooks The Junior Colonist MAXINE GADDIS— EDITOR Editor, Maxine Gaddis; Reporters, Margaret Seelye, Max Beavers, Clar ence Shutt. WEEK'S WORK OF THE LLANO SCHOOL CHILDREN Margaret Seelye gave violin lessons. She now has eleven pupils. Laura Synoground, J. T. Green, Kenneth Thurman and Truman Benthall (who brought in a violin with him) are new pupils. Clarence Shutt, Victor Gaddis and Maxine Gaddis worked at the print shop. Also Albert Kapotsy and Ar thur Montrose worked there during the àfternoons this week. John Dougherty watered the chick ens. . % Bennett Babb has charge of the Jun iors, and they work wherever they are needed. They have been working to get our cafeteria started. Nellie Kemp and Mable Synoground worked at the kindergarten, helping Myrtle with the kiddoos. Mildred Seelye, lErma and Helen Jjgde now have charge of. the candy kitchen during Mrs. Shutt's absence. We are looking forward to some good candy. Beulalî Gaddis, Louise Belohradsky and Rosa Matz worked at the office, as usual. Nellie Kemp, Vinita Thurman, Ruby Synoground, Maxine and Victor Gad dis, Laura Merrill and Bennett Babb worked at the hotel waiting on tables and drying silverware. * ¥ * * .. v , , , , . , 1 Mr. Kapotsy has completéd the job of fl , ttm 8 f the P'P e , for ™ nnmg the , wa " ter down from the hotel to our cafeter la ' a ' so " ot water pipes and tank j have been conn ^ £ ith the stove " j - , , . . , ' had a very interesting lesson last Wednesday in writing-music. We were g,ven a and told to wnte * lun< : ffl 8 .*• We Were a11 very lnterested and there were some real good tunes written by the high school pupils. Mr. Martin, our instructor, seemed well pleased with our efforts. We are all looking forward to our next lesson with much pleasure. —Margaret Seelye. * * * * Mrs. Martin has her hands full çgain. All her absent pupils have returned to YOU Read The American Co-operator MARCH NUMBER NOW IN MAIL This fine monthly magazine is becoming one of the best all-around co-operative monthlies in this country. It carries original stories about various co-operative enter prises, and points out their successful formulas. It also carries many novel articles on new ideas on therapeutics, on the money ques tion, and on the progressive fraternal order, the Universal Co-operative Brotherhood, for which organization "TBS AMERICAN CO-OPERATOR" is the official organ. The Llano Colony is the most interesting community in the world to-day, and "The Afnerican Co-operator" carries regularly something new about Llano. Job Harriman's Editorials are well worth the price of the year's subscription, for they are far-seeing, thought-provoking, and always new. You can learn Esperanto through the Easy Lessons printed in The American Co operator and written by Howard Buck. Theo. F. Cuno, a veteran radical newspaper writer, gives two pages of comment on the latest thought in current reading, throwing the spotlight of years of experience onto the sayings of men of to-day. Many othîr special articles are printed each month. You bught to keep in touch with this line of thought. The writers in "The Am erican Co-operator" write without fear of editorial displeasure; they speak their minds. It is free thought. CONTENTS OF THE MARCH NUMBER THE PACIFIC CO-OPERATIVE „LEAGUE IN RECEIVERS' HANDS TO PROTECT MEMBERS. THE SPIRIT OF REVOLUTIQN Alanson Sessions. -By WE, OF NEWLLANO—By Theo F. Cuno. THE FAILURE OF CO-OPERATORS TO CO-OPERATE—By Job Harri •IS DEATH NECESSARY?"—By Dr. John DeQuer. JOB HARRIMAN'S EDITORIALS. DOINGS OF THE MONTH AT LLANO—By Frank H. Newman. EASY LESSONS IN ESPERANTO; AND CURRENT NOTES—By How ard L. Buck. UNIVERSAL CO-OPERATIVE BRO. THERHOOD LOGICAL FRUIT OF PROPAGANDA — By Ernest S. Wooster. OPEN LETTER TO W. R. ATKINSON —By H. E. Branch. The American Co-operator is only One Dollar for a year. May we send it to you? THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Llano Colony Leesville, Louisiana school again, after a period of illness. Katherine Cantrell and Freddie Tackett were the last ones to recover and return. 1- % % * Mr. Messenger has given the Junior Orchestra the use of a fine violin and a ; mandoiin-banjo. We thank him very much. A fine time was had by all last Sun day, March 12th, when the "Glad U Kum Club" had their first picnic. We left the school house about 10:30 a m. and went to the swimming pool and spent the rest of the day there. In the morning we had our fun ; some go ing in swimming and also fixing up for dinnet, We had dinner about I : - 30 p.m. and I don't think anyone can complain about the dinner. After d : n ner the sports began. We had three legged race, wheel-barrow race, sum mer-set race, and had running races for the girls. The winners were: fhree-legged race, Bill Beavers and Walter Langridge; wheel-barrow race, ß^nnett ßäbb and Vernon Boyce; sum mer-set race, Bennett Babb. Of the girls' race, Maxine Gaddis. Also we had running broad jump, 'and stand ing broad jump. Robert Lindsey won standing broad jump. Bennett Babb won running broad jump; A little la ter we had a boxing match between Clifford and Mable Synoground. He must be in the hospital this morning from the way he was beaten. That ended the program for the day, except for the swimming which everybody en joyed.—Max Beavers. ¥ ¥ * * The swimming pool is getting very popular nowadays. On Sunday all the kids are out there. And say! You ought to see some of them dive and swim! They can even beat the ducks ! ¥ * ¥ v We now have a new boy in our school, whosç name is Clifford West. He is fourteen and he drove a tractor over five miles of Louisiana roads. Now when a boy does that at this time of the year, he is some boy. When I asked him how the roads were, he said they are decidedly bad. He also said they only got stuck five times and had to pull out two cars. We are all very glad to have Clifford for a school mate. i '. »»l l 'llli Ml I i ii i l M l I SPINELESS UNIONISM CAUSED "OPEN SHOP" MOVE (By The Federated' Pre»») Chicago. •'— "The Trade Union Ed ucational league program is quite sim ple," said William Z. Foster, secretary. "It aims at giving the organized work ers the strongest possible unions and the most militant fighting spirit. The league is entirely out of harmony with the conservatism that has hitherto characterized the American trade un ion movement. Our trade unions have striven hard to be respectable, in the hope that in this manner they would win some favor or consideration from the employing class. As a result, they have not only spurned radical ideas, but have also failed to adopt modern structures. But their hope has been frustrated. Although they are the most conservative labor movement in the world, they have less standing and are more bitterly fought than the trade un ions in any other important country. SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR EGYPT SIMPLY CAMOUFLAGED BRITISH IMPERIALISM (By The Federated Pres») London. — Lord Allenby's plan for the government of Egypt is sure to prove unacceptable to the Egyptians, Daily Herald diplomatic correspondent déclarés, for it is based on the retention inEgypt of the British army of occupa tion, and of British officials overseeing and dictating the policy of the Egyp tian government. The formal aboli tion of the British protectorate does not mean anything when it is coupled with the actual maintenance of Brit ish rule. A telegram from Mansourah, which is characteristic, reads: "We assure the British government that any agreement meet with utter failure." The school is growing so large that we will have to have a new school house this summer, "there are new pupils coming in all the time. —Margaret Seelye. * * * * We had a large crowd at the hotel to-day and could not seat them all at :e. We thought at first that we weren't going to get thru, but all of a sudden eight thoughtful school kids came to our rescue, and we got thru quicker than usual. Many thanks to you, schoolmates.—M(ixine Gaddis.