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If you receive a Samp!« copy of this paper, it is an invitation to you to sub . scribe. Some friend of yours has ask ed us to send it. Sample trial subscription is ten cents a month. Regular subscription is $1.50 a Year; five cents a Copy. A WEEKLY MESSENGER FROM THE LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY s » The Llano Colonial ii MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS To expound the principles co-operation that other be formed to emulate the Llano Co-operative Colony. jV : ' VOL. 2—No. 6. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS— $1.50 UNITED POLITICAL ACTION FOR WORKERS Second National Farmer-Labor Party Convention at Chicago Endorses Un ion of Forces to Gain Victory Over Plates. (By The Federated Press) Chicago. — United political action «on the part of worker and farmer po litical organizations was endorsed by the second national convention of the Farmer-Labor party which met here May 27-28. The resolution giving ex pression to this policy also recommend ed that action be immediately inaugur ated looking to the formation of the Farmer-Labor party in states where no party organization now exists. The 1920 platform of the party was brot up to date and the plank on pub lic ownership strengthened to demand an increasing share in the responsibil ity and management of industry. The party favors the public ownership and operation of all public utilities, natur al resources and credit facilities, includ ing banks, insurance, stock yards, grain «levators', water powers and cold stor age and terminal warehouses; nation alization with democratic control of the mines, oil lands and telephone lines; nationalization of large forests and the large tracts of unused lands. Other new provisions in the party platform are a demand for a federal anti-lynching law, the removal of all the remaining legal disqualifications of women ; and recognition of the right of the Irish to establish their own govern ment. Recognition of the present Mex ican government is added to the anti imperialism plank. A proposal to include a demand for Xhe Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, May 24. — Who would think that Cantrell, Buck, Newman and 'Gleeser would show symptoms of the "green-eyed monster" of jealousy? Uh, hu! they did. Just because the big potato kiln building has a roof garden over it, these fellows have found rea sons why their building (which is con crete) should have a new roof gar den, too. Well, their shop is 30 by 40 feet, and to-day Rechsteiner and Lan gridge are starting to build them an other story on top, where the linotype machines and type will all be kept, giv ing more room for the other work be low. All George wants now is another first-class printer, a pressman, an ed itor for the magazine and then he will let me alone for a week at least. Downs and Chappeli are putting down the foundation for-'the new machinery building. W. Beavers, Denver Cryer, and Dan Cryer are hauling brick bats and sand, while some of the boys are helping them along. Soon briçk-lay ing will begin on this big job and we -will all be glad. Nash and Matz are repairing roofs to-day and we look for ward to the time when this loss of time will be swallowed up with new build ings. Loutrel and his gang of boys are making our electric line stretch over the Colony by leaps and bounds. Very soon we will have lights in all our homes. Oh boy! Gilbert started to work this morning at the power house. He begins t 0 'thihk no man will have time to be dissatisfied. "Bill" looks good to us and he seems to think this is a good enough home for him, so we ^re all satisfied. Jennie and Walter Conlin are getting settled in their ne,w home where Minnie Pickett used to live. Comrade Pugh from Monroe ar rived last night for a few days visit. This is his second visit and, needless to say, the first application took and is much better now. Comrade Hop kins of California sent us some valua ble new tools for the garage and we thank him very much, as they are ex tremely useful. Sanders and Vernon are repairing a transient Ford and one of the tractors. Rix and Von Scio are repairing farm machines and Dad Crawford is hauling lumber for con crete forms to the new building from the saw mill. Belohradsky, Ole, Oak ley, "Fred," Warren Fread, Fischer, Jaques, Reeves, and Stave are all working in the saw and planer mill and installing the brick crusher. Truly co operation has a world ^of advantages and we see them demonstrated in our the restoration of light wines and beer was voted down. v The party went on record by resolu tion as expressing its sympathy with and moral support for Sacco and Van zetti, Tom Mooney and Warren K. Bil lings, Alexander Howat and August Dorchy and sent telegrams to each of the imprisoned men. Telegrams to President Harding, Atty.-Gen. Daugh erty, and the senate and house judi ciary committees asked amnesty for all war-time political prisoners in the name of the party. Other resolutions con demn the Kansas Industrial Court, de mand a bonus for soldiers of the late war, and urge drastic action to meet the unemployment situation along the lirçes of the resolution adopted by the Chicago Federation of Labor a year ago, which asserted the responsibility of industry to support those regularly engaged in it. After hearing the story of the non co-operation movement and the 20,000 political prisoners in India, told by Tar aknath Das, Friends of Freedom for In dia, the convention adopted a resolu tion expressing the sympathy of th< party with and extending its support to the people of India, endorsing the non co-operative movement as one of the "most effective weapons for social and political changes in that country" and sending copies of the party's stand to the All India Congress and to Mahal ma Ghandi, leader of the movement now in prison. The striking coal miners were rssir ed of the support and sympathy of the party. The Federated Press was com mended for its service to the labo: movement. industrial life every day. These mil! men work here and there wherever needed on a heavy lift and then back to their steady job without any jar or commotion. No growling; it's all our work and WE ALL DO IT. You didn't know we are now making leather? Yes, it's so. Comrade Lay and Sid Merrel are doing the job and so far thing« look fine. With this new industry à success, we are nearer freedom. Shoes, harness and machinery belts from^ our own ranch. More progress, I say. Band, and choral practice took up the evening's work and a good attendance was at both classes. * « ¥ * Thursday, May 25. — a trip on the farm is worth while and see just what is ding there. In the field north of the Ford ranch is Pete Kemp with four mules and a gang plow and Comrade Lee with a two mule team, plowing, while Darth with a Fordson, is commit ting the same crime, and Siemens with the other Fordson is discing. The south side of this field is adready plan ted to sorghum, which is up in nice shape. The rest of it will be planted to peanuts in a few days. Fred Ander son is still extracting stumps on this place and Phillips is cook for the bunch that eats there. Over in the field west of the Ford ranch we have several acres of corn anl velvet beans growing and about ten acres of sweet potatoes planted. Here We find Lloyd, Fall, Jones and Marchick planting* more sweet potatoes, assisted by the children. The process might interest you. Com rade Busick with a shovel plow opens up a furrow. Sharrer follows this with a wooden contrivance that fills up the furrow and also makes ridges of pul verized dirt. The children walk along and drop sweet potato plants about 15 inches apart on this ridge. Then the men take a forked stick about three feet long and shove the root end of thê plant into the soft dirt, and as they pass on to the next plant they set the foot close enough to the newly-planted vine to press the dirt tightly around the plant and the job is done. Mes senger and Potts have their garden on the hill looking fine anl Babb and Ben ton have proven conclusively the great advantage of draining our land. The latest proof is that they were able to cultivate the drained land to-day (after the rain last night), while the rest of the garden was too soft to handle. (Continued on last page) EACH FOR ALL AND ALL FOR EACH (Tune:—"Jesus Lover of My Soul") Each for all and all for each; Grand ideal toward which we reach; Vision far surpassing gain; Dream divine, all else is vain. Then shall reign as reign it should. Universal Brotherhood; Avarice shall disappear, Love shall vanquish want and fear. Earth provides with lavish hand Plenteous store in every land. Men with systems wond'rous strange Nature's plan doth disarrange. Some toil long and hard, yet find Life is one unceasing grind; Some nor brain nor muscle use, Yet earth's fulness they abuse. Power enthroned, in ages past Hath sustained injustice vast; Profit hath inspired our laws; Manhood pleads in vain its cause. Hence come wealth and poverty— Time's unblushing travesty; Our's to give to each his meed: Our's to end the rule of greed. Each for all and all for each; This the goal that all must reach; Let us for the past atone; Live for all, not self alone. Love divine must banish hate; Force shall vanish soon or late; Brothers over all the earth Shall applaud this noble birth. —W. Ivens, M. A. WEATHERMAN DOUGHERTY PROMISES MORE SHOWERS "Barometer would indicate consider able cloudiness, with occasional show ers, moderate temperature, for the week ending June 3rd," says Weather man W. A. Dougherty, of the United States Weather Bureau Observer's Sta tion at Newllano. His predictions for the past few weeks have been accurate enough so that this paper believes he has some thing to do with our weather-making. Temperatures for the week ending May 29th, inclusive: May 23—max 83, min. 64 May 24—max. 85, min. 63 May 25—max. 85, min. 63 May 26—max 88, min. 62 May 27—max. 89, min. 62 May 28—max. 84, min. 65 May ^9—max 84, min. 65 SUPERB INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC A fine extemporary program was rendered Sunday at our hotel by the musical and literary talent of the Col ony. The Junior Orchestra supplied splendid music and was cheered to the echo. Comrade Jaques volunteered with a declamation of strong dramatic fervor and encored with a humorous rendition that aroused the risibles of the sedate. Mr. and Mrs. Gaddis, accompanied on the piano by Miss Beulah Gaddis, sang a duet with their well-schooled and finely-modulated voices that struck a responsive chord in every heart. Comrade George Matz contributed several charming tunes on the accor déon, which always please. Prof. Martin first sang a baritone so lo of wondrous beauty, accompanied by Miss Beulah Gaddis, and then play ed a violin solo, accompanied by Mrs. Gaddis. A grand treat, indeed. Com rade Harry Bell rendered a great old Scottish song in his emphatic and vivid manner, earning the well-deserved plau dits of the audience. A finale from the orchestra brought the highly creditable The old Romans, master road build ers, had 29 paved highways out of Rome. Over pavements of brick and mineral cement they drove their lumb ering chariots with iron-rimmed wheels FRANK P. McMAHON, PIONEER COLONIST, DEAD Frank P. McMahon, one of the orig inal colonists who trekked all the way across the sand desert with the original cow, two mules, some chickens, and a half-dozen of the colonists, is dead. Frank became one of the staunch backers of the Colony movement, be ing elected on the board of directors of the Llano company, and was vice-pres ident for some years. He was superin tendent of the mushroom-growth at Llano in its early days, and many of the old-timers will remember his good feeling, his care-free ways, and his un limited fund of good humor. Frank tired of the game when the advocates of "pure democracy" near ly wrecked the Colony several times, and, after the Colony left for Louisi ana, Frank stayed in Los Angeles, where he was well-known in labor cir cles, having been for years officer in the Central Labor Council. Comrade McMahon died in Mexico, where he had been working. NEGROES WILL CONFER ON RACE PROBLEMS (By The Federated Press) Newark, N. J. — A thousand Ne groes, representing all sections of the country, will hold a conference on race problem^ here the week of June " 18 23, it was announced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopl^, 70 Fifth Ave., New York. The conference will devote it self especially to discussion of mob law in America, and of the Dyer anti-lynch ing bill which is now before the United States senate. A protest parade against lynch law will be led and then reviewed by Gov. Edward I. Edwards of New Jersey, who will deliver the address of welcome*. There is this to be said oF Lloyd George at the; Genoa conference, that had his council prevailed, some sort of an agreement might have been at tained. He is aware of the fact that the demands of Russia are perfectly legitimate. But France, although she may know this to be true, could not or would not admit of it. -Had Russia; on the other hand, accepted the demands of the Allies, it would be equivalent to an acknowledgement that the revol ution had proved a failure. BUILDING AT LLANO RIVALS OILTOWN BOOM EVIDENCE OF GROWTH IS SEEN IN MUSHROOM-LIKE APPEARANCE OF NEW BUILDING OPERATIONS SIX MORE DOLLAR-UP DONORS THIS WEEK Almost keeping up the steady re cord of one new member a day, the Llan 0 Dollar-Up Club is still going strong. Manj^ are beginning to realize that the policy pursued for over two years by the Llano Colony is a correct one, and that the preparing the way for co operators who have no means of join ing the Clony, but who are willing to work and give their services to the co operative commonwealth is the way out of the present troublous conditions, and will hasten the day when Llano's will dot the country like railroad sta tions do now. The Llano idea of co-operation— complete co-operation in ownership, production and distribution of all the necessaries of life—is proving to be the real solution now being sought, even by statesmen. The Dollar-Up Club enables this first unit of the co-operative commonwealth to maintain its equipment needs and get its supplies without having to make its own living and at the same time pro vide money for new machinery, land, tools, etc. Those who have chipped in this week" are: E. J. Hyatt, who sends three dol lars for three months; Mrs. Don Bel cher, J. C. Duckett, G. StOveling, A. H. Moore, Anton A. Brezina, who also paid for two month. Mr. Hyatt paid for three months and Mr. Brezine for two months. THE "DOLLAR-UP CLUB" Here are the DOLLAR-UP CLUB members who have chip^ ped in for May. Matt Sunnen $5.00 Napoleon Hill 1.00 Dr. Robert K. Williams $1.00 Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett $1.00 D. Henderson Howell $1.00 V. C. Clowe $1.00 Miss E. M. Van Schoick $1.00 Henry Mueller $1.00 R. L. Dorman $1.00 Chas. Hook $1'.00 C. C. West $1.00 F. J. West $1.00 J. O. Duckett $1.00 0. L. Pittman $1.00 N. L. Clarke $2.00 (Apr. and May) J. Innes $1.00 Wm. Andraska $1.00 Mrs. Rose B. Blair $1.00 D. H. Fedderson $1.00 Mrs. E. E. Fiechter ? Frank Gayer $1.00 C. W. Corbin $1.00 Harry Lampert $1.00 E. J. Pease $1.00 Chas. H. Newman $1.00 C. W. Danreron $1.00 D. Henderson Howell $2.00 ChasW. LaRue $1.00 F. W. Miles $1.00 Victor Nelson $1.00 L. Phillip $1.00 Mrs. M. L. Foley $1.00 C. A. Percy $1.00 Stephen Fehn $1.00 Wm. Gurr $1.00 Willis H. Alpers $1.00 E. J. Hyatt $2.00 Mrs. Don Belcher 1.00 J. 0. Duckett 1.00 G. Stuveling 1.00 A. H. Moore 1.00 Anton A. Brezine 1.00 Have you thought of joining the "Llano Dollar-Up Club"? Read the announcement on another page and see if you don't belong there. The whole world seems to be run ning into a blind alley. Nations are so deeply in debt that the interest alone is more than can be met; and the most serious thing of it all is that the larger part of this indebtedness was incurred by the World War. To talk about an other war under such circumstances or to spend money in preparation for an other war, seems not only absurd, but criminal. NOW BUILDING AT LLANO Eight New Houses. New Industrial Building, 60* x 120, two story, brick. Second floor on Printshop, 30 x 40, brick and wood. New Cafeteria Building, 30 x 60, frame. Roof Garden, 80 x 80 feet The new industrial building, men tioned last week as a permanent build ing, the second permanent structure in Llano, is now being outrivalled in the mushroom-like growth everywhere. Building is now going on as follows: PRINTSHOP —This permanent con crete shop is now having its space dou bled by the addition of a brick upper story, which is now in process of con struction. The increase in the work at the shop is crowding- the workers and the extra floor space will be much appreciated and will lighten the bur dens, especially of the editor, who now has no sanctorum, but must be disturb ed by the whistling of the several "de vils." NEW CAFETERIA — The school children have been using the Kinder garten room for a cafeteria, but this has proved unsatisfactory to the little tots' department, and unsuited for the eating and cooking of meals. Now, thé erection of a new temporary wooden building is under way, and will be com pleted in quick time. It has been loca ted under the trees in the park south of the school building and will have a dining room 40 feet by 20 feet, and a kitchen about 24 feet by 12 feet. About 80 children eat at their cafeter ia, where food especially beneficial for young people is prepared by their help and in connection with the domestic science class., New homes, temporary ones of course, are also springing up in hidden places, where a few weeks ago the weeds were blooming; now there stand half a dozen little houses. And more of them will be erected to house the incoming families. At the office, at the store, every where, one can see signs of the growth, in little alterations being made. Only the absence of brick masons holds up the permanent construction of Llano's big hotel dormitory. Here is the brick, the clay to make millions of them, the lumber and the sawmill to dress it up, a carload of lime and ce ment on hand; only the labor is neces sary to begin operations. The permanent hotel will relieve us from more temporary construction, and its erection must be rushed as soon as the experienced mechanics arrive. Can you send us some? Llano is building. IT MUST GO AHEAD. What are you doing to help? Join the "Dollar-Up" club and send us some bricklayers, etc. Unit No. 1 of the Co-operative Com monwealth is under construction. LLANO NOW EXPRESS MONEY ORDER OFFICE W. H. Burton, express agent for Sta bles office of the American Railway Express, is now a regular money-order dispenser, he recently having received his equipment for making and receiv ing money by express. It should be remembered that the station name of Llan 0 is still Stables, both with the express company and the Kansas City Southern railway, and all express and freight should be so addressed, freight being prepaid al ways so that it will be delivered at Stables station and save the haul from Leesville.