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Co-operative Farm? , The Llano Co-ôperative 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 Qf 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 produee which the Colony uses in its industries. In the matter of the education Qf his children, the co-opefative farmer has superior facilities. Away from the domination of capitalist ideas, the Llano system of education is entirely different. Instead of cramming stuff into îhe 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 thai îome co-operators do not like to own everything collectively; they prefer to own their own land. Another rea son is. that the Llano Colony has contracted for 20,000 acres of land, much more than they can use for many years. The Colony wants to build up 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 thià 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 tb 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 Colqny. $15.00 an Acre /; It is said that a man and his family can live 011 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. It costs only a dollar a day to stay at the Colony hotel — board and Llano Co-operative Colony Leesville .... Louisiana Here I am in New York. It is a huge city. The most impressive thing to rne is the transportation system. The im mensity of the underground system al most staggers one. Miles upon miles of it; trains, six and eight cars long, rush with resounding speed. There is no confusion—all is order. Yet the present facilities are inadequate to take care of the increasing population. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ We marvel at the aquaduct at Rome and the great coliseum seating 80,000 ; the Acropolis at Athens; the walls of China, and the huge piles of rock in the sands of Egypt. These awe one be cause of the age they possess. The mysterious catacombs of Rome stir the imagination. Why were they built and by whom? A fairly good guess is made. I Yet here in modern New York, the subway. A few years sufficed to con struct it. The monument of Ghiza stands a mute testimonial to the slave labor of ancient Egypt. Korfu built i a great one and it is said that 350, 000 men labored for thirty years to raise it. Yet, more stone has been tak en from Culebra pass alone than is in the pyramid of Korfu. Amazing ad vance ! ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ A tall building in New York is not '7 lul "\r building '7 lul "\r so very impressive; for the reason that it stands amid a collection of tall build ings. The great Singer building with its 56 stories startles the mind upon pa per more than when you see it. While piercing the sky many stories more than its brothers, yet it doesn't thrill; it has too much competition. Close by are dozens of giant build ings—stone and steel. Almost anyone of them sinks into insignificance the bigness of the past. « * * « I am writing this in the room former ly occupied by Harry K. Thaw the slayer of Stanford White. The mon ument left by Stanford White, the Mad ison Square Building, is but a block away and frowning down upon us is the Metropolitan Tower with its 28 or 30 stories. The time of day i? shown by illuminated hands—very attractive in the dun of a murky day. One block north is the Flatiron building, known the country over. It's a triangular building and, while very high, looks small in this forest of buildings. And the crowds! Eternal crowds! Go on the street at any hour, this sec tion of Fifth Avenue and the intersect ing Broadway is swarming with peo pie. Where are they all going? What are they doing here? Probably, the same as myself, looking for a larger market for personal services. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The other day I went over Hack ensack way and saw the famous Hack ensack Meadows. New Orleans built on such ground and assuredly as soon as this land is drained the Great er New York will take it in. Engineers seem able to do anything. I * ¥ * ¥ I have frequently mentioned the ad vances made in wireless, or radio phoning. I had the pleasure a night or two ago of dancing to the music of Lopaz's Orchestra in the Pennsylvania Hotel in the home of my friend George Palmer, way over in New Jersey. He has a wireless set. We heard a well known baritone of one of the big churches giving a program of songs. We heard ships at sea, 340 miles away talking to the Port of New York, mak ing arrangements about docking. Ar lington at Washington sent time and we all set our watches. When one thinks of the tens of thou sands who are listening to daily pro grams around here and the odd 500, 000 in America, a glimpse of the mag nitude can be grasped of where the radiophone has advanced within a few years. To hear those voices coming from a horn, magnified a thousand ■ tiiges, sends shivers up and down the spine. Immortality is not a hard thing to believe in now! When silence was secure we. could hear the buzz of the wireless operator, several of them, as they sent their mes sages. I'm not very familiar with the Continental code which is generally used. * ¥ ¥ ¥ I am living in the wonderful Peter Stuyvesant Hotel, at 86th Street and Central Park West. This means that Central Park is staring us in the face, the two reservoirs shunt the rising sun into our faces from the mirror which stands close to the bed. It is an odd experience to be on the 12th story, ly ing in bed, looking into a mirror and see what is taking place in Central park. Central Park is not at all like what 1 had expected. It's not as wierd or, great as I expected. I had been rath er led to believe it was something like Yosemite or a miniature Yellowstone. It is an innocent, delightful park, about three miles long, and about three-quar ters of a mile wide, starting at 59th Street and ending at 110th Street. It is a big park all right, stones cropping Meanderings By Robert K. William«, D. C., Ph. C. thru the turf here and there and trees in liberal profusion. It is crossed here and there by "cross town lines." Fifth Avenue is on one side and Central Park West is on the other side. If anyone had given me this descrip tion before I came I'd had no difficul ty in understanding what it was all about. The big museum, two blocks long, is on the Filth Avenue side and from my room I can look down upon the stone roof. While waiting for a car a few days ago, I decided to go in with Sis ter Jean, who swears by—and at— New York. She says that New York is the apotheosis of cities upon the earth, and I'd accept her judgment, for she's traveled west as far as Davenport, and been over to Jersey City once or twice. Yes, she's fond of New York—I don't blame her, tho. Where in the world did all the ma terial that fills the great halls of this museum come from and who gathered it? Objects from every known coun try, from the first faint dawn of his tory to the present, stand there for in spection. One of the most gruesome things I saw was a mummy of a wom an, folded up in a grave, with cups, food and water jars, just as she was placed there in the Nile valley four g Her fi nails u „ ; _ and hair and teeth look just like any particular lady of to-day. She's in an advanced stage of emaciation, thru lack of nutriment. While standing there looking down at this form of a once woman, throb bing, pulsating with life, filled with thoughts, desires, ambitions, loves and hates! Who was she? What did she think when alive and where is she now? Ah, that's the question. If one wants to feel the insignifi cance of self and appreciate the great ness of time, and how it levels every thing, destroying, revamping, unfold ing, just look at these still forms and speculate on the antiquity of man and the world and ask the question "And for what?" An old priest, sevèral thousand years old lies in state, his body uncovered and slightly shrunken. He has splen did features, skull shaped practically as that of any of your friends. He i: s&id to be the best specimen so far dis covered, i The art of Greece, from Praxiteles, Phidias and unknown sculptors stand all around; reproductions and replicas of the buildings and friezes charm and interest. Rare gems, pottery, glass bowls, papyrus, rugs, cloths are shown. It will take days and days to go thru the museum. An education for a think ing person can be had on every floor and 1 in every room. Teachers with their broods, ten and twenty, were seen here and there, the teachers explaining ev erything to the young eager minds. I was just thinking what a wonderful chance these New York children have if they are only made to embrace the free chances of filling the mind with the history of the past. ¥ ¥ * * Amazing, gorgeous, impelling as is the museum, we come out and look up and down Fifth Avenue and see that wonderful stream of life, going both ways, street cars, busses, cabs, taxis, horse barouches, the subway and the elevated, and stand in admiration and awe of the present-day New York. The traffic on Fifth Avenue on the street is controlled by an ingenious system of lights reflected from tow ers set a few blocks apart. These lights obviate the possibility of con gestion. It is like watching a well trained army to see the traffic, rushing pell mell seemingly one instant, then all stop for blocks, at a light signal. It's amazing. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ I am connected with Nepoleon Hill's Magazine now, little "Nap" having given me the business managership of that very much worth-while publica tion. All you people who receive it will find much material that will have peculiar, personal interest for you. tp is a thoro co-operator, and is teaching the uninitiated what it really means, thru its«pages. HEROES OF GLORIOUS WAR? (By The Federated Press) New York. — Nineteen more Ameri cans who enlisted here last summer to help Spain in her glorious war on Mo rocco are back. Only one of them brought back *vith him anything ex cept memories of ill-treatment, deceit and abuse. That one—John Hardy of Elvira, Ohio, bought a Moorish bullet in his chest. His experience of the Spanish army was such that he would not let Spanish surgeons try to extract it, and he expects to go to a hospital here to have it done—if he can get the money. What is eternal life to a man who cannot use a half hour of this life well ?—Emerson.. PRAETORIAN GUARD PLUTES IS (By The Federated Pre») Los Angeles. — About a year ago s vigilant movement called the Citizens Police started for the alleged purpose of combatting all forms of lawlessness. A few days ago this organization v perfected and it turned out to be an other instrument for aiding the Mer chants and Manufacturers Association in its fight against "radicalism." The Citizens' Police is headed by a so -call ed crime commission of 50, among them the president of the M. and M. and several members of the Better Am ericans. The members are organized in city blocks, each block having a captain. Standard police whistles are the medium of warning and commun ication. So far 1824 blocks have been . . ., .organized, with 76 district captains su P ervlsln 8 e wor 1 Australian Giant Beans NEW VEGETABLE GROWN IN LLANO COLONY AND MUCH PRIZED AS A FOOD Prepared in the same way an egg-plant Much resembles the latter—except that by many colonists it is mach preferred to it Grows to thé enormous size of 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. Vines grow 50 to 75 feet long. Full instructions for planting and ökure *?ith each packet of seeds. 1 The colonist who introduced Aas .-alian Giant Bean" in Llano paid $1, for 3 seeds. Almost sure growers. Only limited number of seeds available. Orders filled in order of receipt. ORder NOWl Prise-—50c for packet of 12 seeds. LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LA. ERIE LABOR PRESS 17 West 16th Street, Erie, Pa. A weekly newspaper devoted exclusively to the interests of the working class.. Member» 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 Eret 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 mern 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 tion" (birth control) by Annie Besant, 25c. "The Scarlet Review," 25c. "Diana," a psy cho-physiological essay on sex relations, 25c. "The Crucible," (agnostic weekly) four dif ferent samples, 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 aj 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. (By The Federated Press) 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. It contrasts the new girl, as exem plified in Llano Colony, with the fussy, frivolous, artificial girls elsewhere. In neat 20-page booklet— 10 Cents Postage Free. THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE LA.