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CITY ELECTIONS IN JUNE The commissioners who supervise the city prima/y for Mayor, Aldermen and City Marshall, countcd the ballots cast on Tuesday, April 12th, and pro claimed the result as published in these columns last week. Hon. Oscar E. Morris, Mayor, and City Marshall Craft being renominated; Mr. C. Paul Leach carrying the primary in the 1st Ward. The election to confirm the result of the primary will be held in June, and the Hew terms of office will commence in July next. POLICE JURY BUDGET The financial budget of the Vernon Parish Police Jury for 1922 amounts to $72,620, some of the larger items being: $5000 for public buildings; Justice of the Peace and Constables, $4,000; Court House and Jail, $7,000; Court expenses, $6000; elections, $6, 000; paupers, $4,000; treasurer, $2, 400; coroner,•,£ 1,200 ; members of the Police Jury, $2,000 for attending and traveling to meetings. REDUCING TEACHERS' SALARIES Owing to the fact that the assessed valuations of property in Vernon Par ish are rapidly decreasing on account of the deöletion of the forests, the Par-' of the depletion of the forests, the Par-' ish School Board has announced that teachers'salaries will have to be red^c ed, the superintendents' annual pay to be $2,000, while teachers receiving $100 and more per month are to be reduced 20 per cent, and teachers re ceiving less than $100 wilt" be reduced 10 percent, and principals will not be paid more than $200 per month; assistant principals^ 150. FARMERS MEET AT COOPER SCHOOL HOUSE Cooper Local, of the Farm-Labor Union met last Saturday evening at the school house and transacted the .regular order of business. Speeches were made by Lee Rhodes, National Organizer, from Bonham, Texas, and W. C. Benton, formerly a resident- of Newport, Ky, and now a resident of Stables. Mr. Benton, who made the main ad dress, has had a wide experience as a speaker for labor unions and as an ed itor of labor papers. His talk was well received and he was heartily urged to make a return call in the near future, B. A. GUY NEW AND SECOND-HAND FURNITURE Only Store in Leesville Selling 2nd hand Furniture Next Door to Lewis, the Tailor's 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 NOW ONLY 20 CENTS A POUND Llano Peanul 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 value and is more digestible and especially good for children Put up in 1 -lb., 4-lb., rind 8-lb. cans, at 20c a pound. Mail your order to— I lann Co-operative Colony, Leesville, La. NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IS ENDORSED By an unanimous vote, the Parent Teachers' League has heartily endors ed the action of the Vernon Parish School Board, in ordering an election to vote bonds for a new high school building for Leesville. The new build ing is to be erected on the present site of the Davis Mill School, and addition al land is to be acquired for the Lees ville colored school, the respective site now being owned by Mrs. Ellie Taylor. The cost of the new high schoi build ing has been estimated to be about $100,000, bonds to be issued to raise that sum, the vote to appropriate it to be taken by tax-payers on May 23, 1922. THE KIDDOOS' CAFETERIA pect that it would be a raw food prop ositîôn : hilt there is rmthxno- "raw" Say, it's great! I've been eating in all kinds of joints in many large cities in America from the high-falutin ban queting halls in big hotels down to low priced hash houses; have partaken of all kinds of fares, triied out many dif ferent systems of dietetics and so on; but the delicious food served at our Llano "Kiddoos"' Cafeteria has them all beat hollow! We were led to ex osition ; but there is nothing " raw about the deal we are getting in. that " cafeteria. It's service par excellence in every respect. I am getting à whole some respect for our highschool boys and girls who, under the efficient in struction of - our domestice teaohers, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Green, can get up such wonderful menues that delight the inner man. And practically every thing that is served is home product, grown in the Colony's own fields and garden and emphatically answers the question whether we can live on our native resources with a decided "Yes." Of course, some of the credit for this performance of right belongs to our gardeners, farmers and dairy crew; but there is glory enough and to spare for all. Many good things out of field and garden are elsewhere very often spoil ed by poor preparation at the hands of careless cooks, but not here. Every thing tastes so good that one has to muster his most heroic resolution to withstand the temptation to overeat. And, then, everything is served in such a spirit of good fellowship that one's heart goes out in good-will to those ministering to our creature com forts. And this kindness of demeanor is something that I never in all my born days have found anywhere else in such profusion as here. I jusKtook a peep into the kitchen the other day, and there I found the teachers and .Beulah Gaddis, Margaret Seelye, Mildred Seelye, Rose Belohrad 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. sky, Dora Cry>er, Laura Merrill, et al., as fine a bunch of girls as can be found anywhere in the world around. Some of the boys were acting as pan trymen and-were doing good work. If I failed to name anyone of the good an gels active in the culinary department, the Editor of the Junior Colonist will no doubt have a full report of the per sonnel of the domestic science class in this number; and they are all included in my appreciation. The kids eating in the Cafeteria range all the way from two years up. to octogenerians, and they all flourish like the proverbiel Green bay' tree. HAD THEIR PICTURES TOOK The Junior Orchestra, when group ed on the stage of the Colony Theater last Sunday night, made such a fine appearance that* the photographer's camera was pressed into service to per petuate the lovely seene. The orches tra dispensed delightful and inspiring strains and elevated the vibrations of the audience to a high plane of enjoy ment. Two interesting reels, supplied by the U. S. department of agriculture were shown. The first one told the story of the making of Roquefort cheese, in Pennsylvania, and was sug gestive of the many possibilities that j_:—' - ■' ■' ' ■* dairying offers in this sectioiv of the country. As if to emphasize this les son, the next film told the story of a young-business man who carried his longing for a country life into effect by establishing a model dairy with thoroughbred cattle in the country. A love story was interwoven in the story to enhance its interest. Mrs, Cantrell and Miss Docie Cryer sang soloes and furnished a splendid treat. A flute solo by Comrade Henry C. Sutton preceded a surprise sketch by Harry Bell, assisted by the Misses Lou ise Belohradsky, Gertrude West, Rosa Matz and Maxine Gaddis and Com rades Frank Newman and "Bill" Bea vers. It was a one-act melodrama, and a scream indeed. Harry sang: "They all go wild over me,"—but that is just his conceit. He is not the only pebble on the beach. There are others. Mrs. Montrose, one "of the best pian ists in the Colony, accompanied the soloists and the farce and the colon ists are indebted to her for many a melodious treat. DEVOTEES OF FRUIT-. GROWING VOLUNTEER The comrades. Dr. Ferree, Nash, Dan Cryer and Denver Cryer volun teered at last Friday night's agricul tural meeting to take up the study, planning and operation of fruit grow ing for the colony. Comrade Dan Cry er spoke in an interesting way of his experience in this section of country with various standard fruits and ber. ries. His knowledge is purely empir ical and will prove of considerable val ue to the memberships The Colony will make use of the approved meth ods of the old settlers, learn ail the information that the Agricultural Col lege of the State University can sup ply and make experiments in plant ac climatization of favorite fruits of oth er sections. While prospecting in the Rockies ov er forty-five years ago, the writer was privileged to enjoy himself ad libitum on the wild berries and small fruits of the mountain glens and hill sides. Ne ver since has he tasted such exquisite ly flavored strawberries, raspberries, and gooseberries. With mountain trout, grouse, or a steak from deer'or elk, they furnished an aliment fit for the gods. He is not averse to good eating at the present time, aand does not consid er gustatory enjoyment, when indulg ed in moderately, as a capital sin. Mr. Evans, an old friend of Comrade Cryer, and a successful fruitgrower, from Echo in Sabine Parish, about twenty-five miles away, talked very interestingly, and supplied some valu able data that will come in good play in the Colony's fruit-growing. Comrade George D. Coleman pro poses to make a novel experiment in agriculture. He is .going to cross the eggplant with the milkweed and cal culates to raise vegetable custard pie right off the bat. The only tangible asset of a bus iness is the organization—the person nel. If great employers will spend more time studying men instead of rows of figures and seeing that the jan itor does his work, a new civilization would soon be upon us. No man, perhaps, suspects how large and important the region of the uncon scious in him is; what a vast unknown territory lies there back of his con scious will and purpose and which is really the controling power of life. —John Burroughs hey stones, fewer people would have axes to grind.—Boston Transcript. Subscription Rates: "The Llano Colonist*-' weekly, for one year, $1.50; Canada, $2.00; Other foreign coun tries, $2.50.. The Junior Colonist ROSA MATZ, Editor jthoughtfulness and we greatly appreci ate this fine gife. It is one to remind us of the giver day by day as we use The staff for this, week are: Editor, Rosa Matz; reporters, Vinita Thurman, Victor Gaddis and Louise Belohradsky. # * * * We now have a very fine steam cooker, which Mr. Messenger has giv en to the Cafeteria. It is a "Fairy Pressure Cooker" and is all aluminum with a guage to register the pressure. It also has two safety valves which make it safe for the children to use. We used it for the first time the other day to cook some rice. Hot water Was put in the bottom and the food set on a rack above it. Jn ten minutes the rice was done, after it registered twen ty. And say! Maybe you think that rice was not good! Well, the best tes timony I can give you to show that it was good, is that quite a number of the grown-up people who eat down at the Cafeteria asked how that rice was cooked. They said they had never eaten any that was cooked so well. It is the finest cooker I ever saw. The children, one and all, wish to thank Messenger very much for his it. -Margaret Seelye. * * * * Last Saturday, the kiddoos went on their usual picnic, and we all had a good time. We swam during the morh ing; then had dinner. „ Mr. Pickett gave us a talk which was, as they al ways are, interesting. Oh, say! Mrs. Martin must be careful what she pre pares for our lunches and always be sure it is "Llano grown" or we will not eat it. We have made a resolution that we are not going to eat anything bought outside of the Colony except what is necessary. We know that in this way we will be healthier by eating our vegetables and are setting an ex ample for the grown-ups to follow be cause so many of the foods bought are adulterated and are not good for us. —Vinita Thurman. * * * ¥ CHARGE OF THE FLY BRIGADE Last Friday.our teacher, Mr. Mar tin, set us all to work making fly swat ters. And now, woe unto the flies! There is a fly swatter at each desk and every once in a while you hear about the death of some unfortunate fly. The American Co-operator LLANO'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE Contents for A?RIL: / BUILDING A CO-OPERATIVE COM MONWEALTH—By George E. Can trell. THE POSITION OF CO-OPERATORS IN RUSSIA. CO-OPERATORS NOT DISMAYED OVER LEAGUE FAILURE. THE UNIVERSAL CO-OPERATIVE BROTHERHOOD-Some Questions Answered. WE, OF NEWLLANO—By Theo F. Cuno. BOOKS AND F. Cuno. READING—By Theo. A Marching March at Newllano By FRANK H. NEWMAN DE INTERESO AL ESPERANTISTOJ —An Easy Lesson in Esperanto, By Howard L. Buck. CO-OPERATION IN By E. J. Dunleavy. AUSTRALIA MY PROBLEM—A Story of a Life , Struggle, By John H. DeQuer. ALL IS DISCOVERED—A Political Intrigue Story. MERRY dren. MARY—A Story for Chil 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 "THE AMERICAN CO-OPERATOR" is the official organ. The Llano Colony is the most interesting community in the world to-day, and "The American Co-operator" carries regularly something new about Llano. The American Co-operator is only One Dollar for a year. May we send it to you? THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Llano Colony Lee»ville, Louisiana IT'S FINE TO-DAY Sure this wor|d is full of trouble— I ain't said it ain't; Lord! I've had enough an' double Reason for complaint! Rain and storm have come to fret me, Skies are often gray; Thoms an' brambles have beset me On the road—but say, Ain't it fine to-day? What's the use of always weepin', Makin' trouble last? What's the use of always keepin* Thinkin' of the past? Each must have his tribulation— Water with his wine— Life, it ain't no celebration; Trouble, I've had mine— But to-day is fine! * * * * WHY JOHNNY FAILED Johnny had a little mind, It was his very own; And nothing could be put in it. Except by him alone. It wasn't very big, 'tis true, But there was room inside For lots of things, chosen cut As Johnny should decide. Mother and father gave to him All sorts of good advice, But Johnny never put it in Or thought about it twice; But all the ugly things the boys Upon the corners said. Why, Johnny picked them up at once And put them in his head. At school the teacher tried her best To give him facts and rules Of every useful sort—but no, Fod Johnny hated schools. He picked up brag and vulgar slang. Dime novels, too, ten deep, And filled his mind till it was like A tainted rubbish heap. So when the day of manhood came, Wien Johnny searched his mind For skill and power, it played him false And nothing could he find But worthless trash and ugly thoughts. And so he failed, alas ! Is any other boy who reads Coming to Johnny's pass? Last Friday, Miss Forbiss came tc scho went to ry to see him go and hope come back in the future and us in our good times.—Rosa # * * « SCHOOL DIARY Those working in the printshop this week were Clarence Shutt* Maxine and Victor Gaddis, Arthur Montrose and Al bert Kapotsy. Rosa Matz, Ruby Syn oground, Laura Merrill, Nellie Kemp, Vinita Thurman and Mable Syno ground helped teach the children at the kindergarten. Mildred Seelye, Beu lah Miller, Mable Synoground, Mar garet Seelye, Beulah Gaddis and Chas. Miller all helped to make that good candy down at the candy shop. Be lieve me, they make it excellent all right! Margaret Seelye taught violin lessons to some of the children at the school house. She reports that they are doing fine. Those helping at the Dairy were J. T. Green, Fred Smock and Clifford West. Maxine Gaddis and Vinita Thurman shelled peanuts at the store. Alice Jaques, Margaret Kapot sy, Sophy Marchick, Katherine Gan trell, and Laura Synoground also helped shell peanuts. Those helping in the garden, raising good things to eat were;: Emma Kapotsy, Bennett Babb, Dover Cryer, Roscoe Busick, Fred Busick, Clifford Synoground, J. T. Green, Earle Jones, Harold Kemp, Dawson Cryer, Charles Lee, Robert Lee, Brooks Merrel, Frederick Tackett, Elroy Norgard, Max Beavers and Tru man Benthall. Albert Kapotsy, Alice Jaques, John Dougherty, Arthur Mont rose, Beulah Gaddis, Edna Neal, Ruby Smock, Ruby Synoground and Laura chick, Willie B. Green, Katherine Can trell, Laura Merrill, Laura Synoground, Margaret Kapotsy, Margaret Seelye, Emma Kapotsy, Vinita Thurman, Nel lie Kemp, Rachel Jaques, and Dora Cryer worked at the Cafeteria. They shelled peanuts, set tables, .helped get dinner and washed the dishes. Chas. Miller worked at the bakery. Ruby Smoch, Ruby Synoground and Laura Merrill wrapped bread at the bakery. Freddie Tackett and Brooks Merrel gathered eggs. Clarence Shutt and Max Beavers went to Longville to help the Electrical Department. —Rosa Matz.