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10 HELP STARVING RUSSIANS (By The Federated Pre») Katonah, N. Y. — Brookwood Work ers' College, has voted to go on short îations for two weeks in order that the money thus saved may be sent to the workers of starving Russia. It was further voted that the contributions be sent directly to the Friends of Soviet Russia so that it may be administered by the Russian Red Cross. It ià estimated that $100 will be made available by this action and this in spite of the fact that the average al lowances for food at Brookwood is on ly 49 cents per person per day. . "Dis hyah new minister am sure crazed," said the colored woman. He tole mah husband, what weighs two hundred and fo'ty pounds, to bewar, lest he be weighed in de balance an' foud' wantin." GOOD HEALTH AND ECONOMY Good health and economy are mixed in the Llano food products. Nothing but the purest natural foods are con tained in Llano eats. For instance, take the New Season's SUGAR CANE SYRUP-this is the finest we have ever made. The cane is grown here in the Colony, is taken to our own mill where it is crushed to pulp and the juice in carried in pipes to the cooking vats where it flows into pans containing steam pipes, where it is cooked; then it flows out at the other end of the pans into cans—never touched by human hands. This syrup contains all the natural mineral ele ments so beneficial to the body and which are taken out in the refining of white sugar. We are sure you will en joy a can of this clear sugar-cane syr up. $1.00 a can—you pay express or postage. Then there is the Llano Peanut But te»'—Colony-grown peanuts, roasted in bake ovens, shelled and hand-picked, then crushed, a little salt added for flavor, all the natural oils remain in the butter. That is why Llano Peanut Butter is different. Peanut oil is re moved by many manufacturers and cotton oil and starch substituted. As a food value, Llano Peanut Butter is hard to beat. Packed in carton, net weight about 1J4 lbs., 25c. These two products are combined in LLANO CANDY—peanuts and cane syrup—a candy par excellence for pur ity and food value. Made in three styles—Peanut Brittle; Peanut Taffy; and plain. Try a pound of this and see what Llano can do. 20c per lb. Send your orders to: LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY LEESVILLE, LA If It Is a DIXIE PRIDE BROOM IT IS A GOOD ONE Made and Sold by LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY, Leesville, La. Why Are We Unemployed? Find the solution to the above perplexing problem in; — Progress and Plenty By JAMES S. PATON Mr. Paton, a member of the Llano Co-operative Colony, in his recent book, ' Progress and Plenty," presents a timely and able discussion on current economic thought, dealing es pecially with currency reform matters. It explains why the unemployment curse is upon us, why the prices of land, labor, and capital are high or iow. It sets forth a plan for immediate action which the author believes «s fundamentally necessary to preserve the best interests of humanity. The book is cloth-bound and was published to sell at $1.00, but can be obtained now through the Llano Colony for 50c. 50 Cents CLOTH-BOUND— —POSTAGE PAID THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LA. ERIE MAINTAINS FINE LABOR ORGAN A bright and breezy paper comes to our exchange desk weekly from Erie Penna. It is the Erie Labor Press and is the organ of the Central Labor Un ion and the Socialist Party of Erie. Erie is a manufacturing town of 110, 000 population, located on Lake Erie, and besides being a lake port it is a railroad center and the home of ona of the largest plants of the General Electric Company. The Labor Press is a fearless work ing-class organ, owned and controlled by the workers of Erie. From its last number we glean that the unemploy ment problem has struck the town very hard, there being nearly 12,000 work ers unemployed at present. Even in Erie the workers are slowly and surely learning co-operation and they have at present their own coop erative store, doing $2,000 worth (A business each week. Plans are now un der way to branch out with the gro cery business and several desirable lo cations have already been chosen for branch stores. Every worker in Erie will soon be in easy reach of a co-op erative store owned and conducted by the workers. The political, economic, and co-op erative movement of labor all com bine in supporting the Labor Press and in this way Erie workers unite in main taining one of the finest labor papers published anywhere. The paper carries the Federated Press news service and combines with the labor news of the world the local labor and Socialist activities, that makes it a mouthpiece that does credit to the Erie working class movement. DISSENSION WILL BRING DISASTER (By The Federated Press) St. Louis. — Charles Lammert, pres ident, St. Louis Building Trades Coun cil, has resigned, stating that since his craft, the Painters and Decorators, ac cepted a 20 per cent wage reduction, he cannot work in accord with a ma jority of the other trades in the council who voted against reduced wages. Lammert, who has been president of the Building Trades Council for 10 years, has been a leader of the conser vative element. Your attention is drawn to the an nouncement of the rebuilding of Llano on another page. Here is the oppor tunity you have been looking for. Turn to it now. A man s vocation is the sphere in which to illustrate his precepts.—Bish op Brent. The Most Important Subject All Should Know a Said Samuel Butler in his book "God the Known and God the Unknown," "Mankind has ever been ready to dis cuss matters in the inverse ratio of their importance, so that the more closely a question is felt to touch the heart of all of us, the more incumbent it is con sidered upon prudent people to profess that it does not exist, to frown it down, to tell it to hold its tongue, to main tain that it has long been finally set tled so that there is now no question concerning it." But this disposition and impulse to turn away from self-knowledge can, and in the interests of the individual's arid society's well being and happiness, must be overcome. It is just as true to-day as it was in the days of an cient Greece that the most important subject for every individual to attend to it to learn to "know thyself," to know what his individual conduct with respect to himself ought ^o be to keep in good health and to maintain good health, and what his conduct to other people ought to be in order to conform to the principles of righteousness and tthe golden rule. As we look back into the past we know that people have been taught all kinds of errors in every field of phen omena. Now, it does not matter p continental what we believe or disbe lieve concerning astronomy or the con figuration of the earth, whether we be lieve we are living on the outside of a solid globe or on the inside of a hollow sphere. Our action can neither change nor be affected by either one config uration or the other. What we can definitely know, demonstrate and util ise in the interest of our mutual well being here and now is the only thing that really counts and is of value for human beings to know. A reporter in a recent issue of the New York Evening World mentions a Mrs. Harriet Luela McCollum, who has recently blown into that city from the wild and wooly West, who makes the bold claim that everyone can live to be 150, make a million, and be success ful in every endeavor. The following statement made by Mrs. McCollum was read at the "last meeting of the mental science class at Newllano: j "The secret is simple. It is based ^on a great scientific discovery, made not many years ago—the vast, untap ped power and resources of the subcon scious mind. 1 "In every human being there is a buried genius or a buried giant—a hid den power to accomplish or to com mand. The everage individual is like a 100-acre field with but ten acres un der cultivation. We know far more than we are conscious of knowing. First of all, decide what you want. Most persons don't know that. They think it would be nice to be rich, or well, or beautiful, but they have not formulated one single definite thing which they desire. "Choose your goal. Then visualize it. See in your mind's eye the attrac tive face and figure you yearn to pos sess. Make a sharpe, clear-cut men tal picture of your life when you have obtained possession of a million dol lars. The next step after deciding what you want to be and creating a picture of yourself in the desired role, is to acquire good health. And remember that the mind creates the body. I have remade myself entirely in eight years. If you had seen me eight years ago. is il Y — "°— J 1 -"" <*e"> il Y <*e"> you would not know me now. I was thin, timid, worn looking; I had an lndistinct voice and no presence at all. Health and beauty are not altoge ther a matter of mental determination, but depend to a great extent on nja that we take lnto our bodies, We eat too much protein— too much meat. No one can live healthy on a meat, potato and starchy dessert diet. Be sure to eat something raw every day and eat more green veget ables than is your habit. Drink a quart of sweet unpasteurized milk; or, if you must take the pasteurized, drink a glass of orange juice daily Now about getting next to the mil lion. First, decide how you will get it whether by taking it away from the world, or by enriching the world to such an extent that it will be glad to hand you as much as you want. As suming that you choose the second of these two methods, pick out a field for yourself, something that most ap peals to you, and learn everything there is to know in that field. Then find your new idea. 1 he world will always pay for a new discovery which serves it. Old age is a matter of letting your self slump, or giving up to the idea of age and death. Old age is a condition and not a necessary one. It has been mgrasned into the racial sübconscious ness that we must die around 60 or So we just lie down and die. "To stay young one must act young and think young. I told my class of middle-aged men and women the other day to run at least an hour every day of their lives. "Mental calisthenics every day for at least an hour will help you to draw out of yourself the wonderful things that are in you. Cultivate your men tal and emotional muscle just as you cultivate that in your arms and legs." Mr. Frederick Elias Andrews, now of the Unity School of Christianity of Kansas City, in the March, 1917 num ber of Nautilus, published in Holyoke, Mass., declared that through affirma tion he had transformed himself from a helpless cripple to a perfectly healthy and normally formed man. The writer met Mr. Andrews repeatedly and can certainly testify to his present health fulness. Correct judgment and decision as to food and other disciplinary matters are also a mental determination as well as all other actions in which man engag es. The trouble with many people who take a cursory look at mental science, is that they do not take in the full scope and influence of that subject. The great object is to tame the pas sions, to subdue the animal in man, and the sensual inclinations. By bath ing in cold water mornings the will can be strengthened and the braîn stimulated, and a proper diet is of ut most help in gaining self-control. The Bible declares that "He who learns to control himself is greater than he who conquers and subjects and ex ploits others by violence, treachery, or unprincipled cunning. The importance of the practice of visualization was again impressed up oii^ the students. They were told to try and visualize the growth of their favorite flower from the seed to its perfect blooming estate. Mentally to plant îhe seed, see it germinate; the little rootlets reaching out for nourish ment; the shoot peering above the ground; the gradually unfolding plant, the bud evolving into the compléta flower. When this has been accom plished, it will become comparatively a simple matter to visualize into tan gible manifestation the most desirable economic and social conditions requir ed for human happiness. OF COURSE MR. FORD IS RIGHT Knoxville (Tenn.) Plaindealer.— Gold is a relic of Julius Caesar, and in terest is an invention of Satan, says Henry Ford. When government needs money for public improvements, it issued interest bearing bonds, increasing the national debt. That's all wrong, says Ford. His substitute plan is for government to issue non-interest-bearing paper money, with the natural wealth of the public improvements as security. Mus cle Shoals for instance. The money would be gradually retired out of the profits. And no interest to pay! Inventor Edison thinks Ford has a sound idea on the money question. He comments : The people have an in stinct which tells them that something is wrong and that the wrong somehow centers in money." Edison raises the question: Just how much difference is there between e government bond and paper money? Discussing the $30.000,000 of gov ernment financing involved in the pro posed Muscle Shoals deal, Mr. Edison points out that a bond issue would be like this: Government issues bonds. Brokers sell them. Then the bonds would be come negotiaable—as gilt edged as pa per money, because government is back of the bonds and the people's confi dence is back of the government, j Why not, asks Edison, just issue new money instead of bonds? Either would be based on the Muscle Shoals im provement. The paper money would be us ^d to pay for'materials and labor on the job. The whole transaction would involve only $30,000,000. _But if the bonds were issued instead of paper money, interest charges would swell the $30,000,000 to $66,000,000 by the time the bonds were paid off an d retired. What F ord and Edison propose is not a scheme of fiat money, with noth ing back of it except a vague govern ment promise to pay. In a roundabout way they are ad vocating a money system based on the products of human energy, instead of on gold. It is not a ne w idea. A few econom ists have suggested that money should be sold in stores, the same as merchan dise. The re-discount system of the Fed eral Reserve Banks practically does that. Reserve notes are issued, backed y brickl cotton in warehouses etc.. When these goods are paid for by buyers, the money issued on them is retired. f Ford and Edison would extend this system to government financing and using currency instead of bonds, save the interest. A Story With a Message for Co-operators CO-OPERATION has been successful in European countries for many years in the retail and wholesale grocery and provision business, and has recently branched into the manufacturing end. But co-operatiu» "or diyidends or for savings on the weekly grocery needs, is alright as far as it goes. The Llano Co-operative Colony was founded to extend this co operation into ev«ry phase of human need. With this in view, there is no limit to the possibilities for co-operation in a community where all land, machinery, tools, industries, etc., needed and used for the welfare of all, are owned equally and controlled^collectively. No individual greed or desire for special privilege can benefit at the expense of the needy. The dominant thought of the Llano Co-operative Colony is that it shall be an association of workers banded together to protect the in terests of each and of all in such a manner that they may secure the entire result of their labor, using such methods and devices as shall be necessary to accomplish this end. In 'order to make this possible, it was necessary that a favorable location blessed with natural re sources should be secured. The Llano Co-operative Colony is r located o n a 20,000-acre tract of land in the healthful Highland? of Western Louisiana, two miles from Leesville, the couaty Mai «f V— Parish. It is about !5 jb ÎI cï *ïom the Sabine River, 100 miles from Shreveport, and nearly 300 fesfli New Orleans. The Kansas City Southern Railway runs through the tract. The Highlands at this place are gently-rolling hills, giving perfect drainage—which is a very important thing. Health reports, as well as the experience of the colonists during more than three years, indi cate that health conditions here will compare favorably with those in any section of the United States. No sickness has been exper ienced which can be attributed to location or climate. The Colony contracted to purchase 20,000 acres on very advan tageous terms. Five thousand acres have already been deeded to the Colony. In making the contract of purchase of this tract, the stores and buildings of a former lumber town were included. Among them are the hotel, with its dining room and kitchen, rooms for guests and the library; two grear sheds; two large barns;" a store; an office building; dozens of small houses; hundreds of thousands of feet of lumber; a concrete power house; a four-cell dry house; and other buildings. The value of these buildings to the Colony is almost incalculable; as they now house inhabitants and industries. Resident members of the Colony are in direct control of its in dustrial activities. ,An executive board of directors are chosen each year and may be removed by a vote of the members. In tum this executive board selects the heads of departments, who are respon sible to the board for the conduct of their work. The aim» of the Colony is to make its community life as enjoyable as possible. In this it has succeeded admirably. The many education al advantages for both children and adults are noteworthy. The equality of all, the common interest in the prosperity and progress made, the social equality, the equality of allowance made for living costs, the freedom from worry, the spirit of the undertaking which win erect a new method of living—these are the features of the colony lite which grip. Eight hours a day, an allowance made so that children • learn independence, everything sold as nearly cost as possible, the elimination of profit and rent, the sane, happy, carefree life of the in habitants impress all visitors. Never before did any community possess such advantages, such prospects, such a pleasant life as does this one. As the most direct basis for the support of the Colony, agricul ture comes first. Allied to agriculture is the dairy department, with its nerd of 20 milk cows and 17 Holsteins, obtained on contract from the U. 5. Government ; will soon develop into source of in come. To secure the greatest efficiency in the various farming op erations and for logging two ) Fordson tractors have been added to the Colony equipment. Experience proves that garden truck of almost any kind many fruits, bernes cotton, sweet potatoes, beans, corn. «ugar cane, and for liomeu P 013 ' 0 * 8 ' an<J o:fler cro P s ma y be grown In this connection, the Colony last year harvested 3000 bushels and cured Wee ' P0ta ' 0eS, which were P" 1 in, ° the evaporator house In the cane-growing, the Colony is very successful, having made l/UU gallons of pur. sugar cane syrup and 700 gallons of sorghum mo lasses last season. Recent harvests have proved to the colonists that soy beans, peanuts, and velvet beans make splendid crops and are rich in food An orchard of twenty acres, has been planted, the fruit trees being t. It is a natural berry country, and many supplied by the government. kinds are found growing wild. liJ\ e tnrT ld ' t T 8 ', ea50n is e, P ec ''?"y adaptable to the raising of and «I ,k "f gras . 5cs wh , Ich grow rank among the timber and along the creeks, provide excellent feed for the greater part of tne year. Better than some gold mines is a splendid bank of clay, suitable for brick and tde, right on the Colony's townsite. A modern brick! bet" 1 ? ft T I C T C " y ,° f I5 '° 00 brick P" da * ha ° recently been installedL The bricks made are of excellent quality and find ti^n f'ti' L k groW 1 , . h £ of ,his industry, it is now only a que, t.on of time when the small frame structures of the lumber day, will be replaced by commodious brick houses. Among the other industries being operated for the benefit of the community, are the following: waTon°iT rkin !j and , handIe " n! » altin g machinery ; blacksmith shop, and wagon-making department; steam laundry; broom-making factory; olant TT" 8 . T . , harn " 8 - making »hops; printing and publishing fn J 3 ery ' butcher shop; general commissary; sweet potato-dry "a 8 nouT a :r" : PUa ! : e ' : Pool; theaten and a, M ! . seas °ns other work is done. rnln - , °k ,h ' S ^ i*"™ accom P iishe d i" the last two years; for the fil X 5 " T le T ed , h ° W <° co-operate and conquer heir sel L'r" -!" °t collect ' ve need. . akes careful study and persistent training to eliminate thé " " T'*'"' One pletely The other I 7 * i,h ' heir fellow8 'om ftv vet' own 1 S , de i lres ,'° l,ve near a co-operative commun these things The T* k ' '? 1 P " Va,e ownership in mese things. These may buy land near the Colony at $15 per acre to t ï" y ,hê CoLv 3 P05 J ,i0n ,0 "I"" 1 bo,h - 11,036 wh ° wish in another place online hiiv a Cn r" those who wish to own land mav advantage,^the Colony^ T^v'" 8 '° c °-°P erative Colony eniov he A ? ,helr cr °P» with the advantaoes witk .k -, advan ' a 8es. and many of the educational s *• 1 The 8 ! P epar,menf . Llano Cooperative Colony, Leesville La Jl- k p ° n ? makcs an y pnvate profit. It is the opoortun tL I y °, u do >' our Pf to «'end the field of it, influence? Alten', ,- V° "'"Y C0 ' 0ny ' hou!d get off ,he ,rain «» Stables. All tram s.op here. You may not be able to purchase a tick£ 1 tit, torn L° U 7\ haV V 0 buy L ~-ne. but yl "can £ train We Tee^iTt - ,k """ with ° Ut ge,,!n S off ,he Notify us when V ! tOVm " riaht ° n ,he ™'road. notify us when you expect to arrive if you can do so. lions ^as" ^ T" »formation and ask ,uch ques tion, a, you w„h. Send ,tamp, for reply. We want you to know clear 8 to vTu T T '° aUe " : ° nt ab ° Ul ""vthin, no, c,ear to y° u - rature s »ent free on request. Llano Co-operative Colpny LEESVILLE, LA. —Advertisement.