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THE MOST SINISTER
FORM OF GAMBLING
As
to gambling, Brahd Whitlock
says: "All forms of gambling are ab~
horent to me as they are to you, and
I am trying as best I can to do away
with them all by seeing to it that the
law shall cease giving privileges to the
few an the way of franchises for street
railways, gas companies, electric light
companies, exorbitant tariffs, exemp
tions and the like. These processes
represent gambling on an immense and
sinister scale, and are far more dan
gerous than any other kind. They have
been pointed out over and over again
and could be prevented if those who
profit by them were not so powerful
in our society, so influential with our
government, so persistent and insidious
in their demands and so successful in
securing and keeping for themselves
the means by which they exploit others.
This is, indeed, a condition dangerous
to public morals and welfare, and,
while it is not now altogether in viola
tion of law, for the simple reason that
these larger and more influential gam
blers have made the laws for their own
benefit and protection, it can and ought
to be detected and prevented."
Progress and Plenty
By JAMES S. PATON
MR. H. LINDLAHR, Nature Cure
Author, says:
"Ever since I first read "Progress
and Poverty" and while studying the
land question from the Henry George
viewpoint, I felt that there was some
thing wrong about his attitude towards
capitalism. Your little book will be an
eye-opener to many students of social
problems. It is the little things over
which we stumble every day that we
don't ses. You are the first one who
has harmonized the land problem and
the wage question—Henry George and
Marx."
A concise, clothbound volume on
current economic thought, dealing with,
the cause of unemployment, the cur
rency reform, etc—50c postpaid from
THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS
Leesville, La.
TheXabor News
The "Labor News" published in Al
toona. Pa., is the largest LABOR PA
PER published in the state, and gives
you the labor news from home.
LABOR NEWS PUB. C.
ALTOONA, PA.
Erie Labor Press
17 West 16th Street, Erie, Pa.
A weekly newspaper devoted exclusively to
'ihe interests of the working class. Member
of the Federated Press News Service. Official
• organ Central Labor Union and Socialist Party
in Erie County, Penn'a. Live, snappy, breezy.
Sample Copy free on request. One Year, $1.50.
Trial Subscription—10 weeks, 25c.
The Er et 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
=nnum. Interest payable semi -annu
lly. Object: For securing live-stock
and machinery for the employment of
Labor. All transactions between mem
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.
"TTie 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 Abdiition of
Privilege through Workers' Money.. No other
paper goes tso thoroughly into this subject as
does THE EQU1TIST.
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 EQÜITIST
Bay View Skagit Co., Wash.
(By The Federated Press)
Meanderings
By Robert K. William«, D. C., Ph. C.
Who hasn't read "Nick Carter"? Re
member the days back of the barn, with
"Nick" forbidden by the careful par
ents, we gloried and reveled in the ex
ploits of that heroic, gallant young
man? Novelists and short story writ
ers and editors have been developed
from reading "Nick Carter." Also,
some youths were upset and took to
the trail left vacant by Jesse James
and ran amuck the law.
Nick s creator, Colonel Fred Van
Rensselaer Dey, 55, tired of life, shot
a hole through the brains which created
those wonderful detective stories, and
wentjhe way of the earth. What a
real story he could now tell if he
could reach the pen of some willing
.subject !
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
Necessity is the mother of invention.
An old lady lost her "specs" and be
fore she could' buy another pair her
sight returned with the clearness of
youth. Another evidence that Nature
doesn't need assistance, simply a
chance o adapt herself. Too bad some
enterprising doctor wasn't treating her
for something at this time.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
There s a fine little gold digger ov
er at that table said a bon vivant to
us. Expecting to see a chubby little
miner with sombrero and pick standing
by his chair, we saw nothing but a
chic, red-cheeked and lipped girl, bob
bed hair and all, calmly smoking a ci
garet and roguishly looking around,
How we Westerners get shocked. Lan
gwidge ain't langwidge any more.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
tion.
gan and useless," doctors say. But
man, so far, is a failure as an improv
er on Nature.
» » * *
Here are the headlines of four front
page stories on a morning daily:
"Her Junior by Twenty Years; He
is an Austrian, Krenn by Name"; "Peg
gy Joyce to Be Letellier's Bride"; "Ex
Vanderbilt's Wife is Sued for $3,500";
"Sixteen-year Old Husband Haled to
Court as a Truant from School." Very
helpful reading! President "Working
for Stabilization of Coal Industry," re
ceives five short paragraphs in bold
face type. We are more interested in
emotions than facts.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
The estimated wealth of the inhab
itants of the Philippines is $5,500,000,
000. About 98 percent of them seem
to be unconscious of their riches. The
per-capita wealth of the U. S. is about
$30. Somebody is averaging some
body who doesn't count. Walking
across Madison Square, six people ask
ed for five cents—and got it.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
Fighters and singers have no busi
ness having their appendices cut out.
They never come back. The great ten
or Muratore, weeks after the operation,
is useless. The fighter attempts to pro
tect the sensitive spot and receives a
jolt on the jaw. There's a heroic sur
geon over at Kane who operated on
himself, so fond was he of the opera
» "The appendix is a vestigial or
Forbes, in a recent article, taken a
strong stand for stockholders. He says
they make everything possible and that
the people owe every luxury, conven
ience, and necessity to them. He says
these are basic facts and the stockhold
er should be encouraged not discour
aged. He's perfectly right, if the sys
tem were such that everybody could
really and truly be a stockholder, a
stockholder in the basic industries.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ .
A new wave of speculation is sweep
ing the country. Money seems to be
loosening up. A seat on the New York
Curb, which means a privilege to stand
and walk around and yell, sold at
$69(K)i a record price Ten thousan( j
, js prec!icted for the " seats ." Q uest ion:
Does a stockho l der ; n t h e curb market
produce any of the conveniences or
luxuries so necessary for the non-stock
holder?
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
Several thousand men and women
gathered in the Madison Square Gar
den to hear "wet" speeches by prom
inent men. Buttons with a picture of
a foaming mug and printed underneath,
"I Am Wet" were bought at 15 cents
each and thousands wore them. Am
erica's most widely-known labor lead
er waxed indignant over the oppressive
laws curtailing the rights of the masses.
A magnavox on the corner of the Gar
den building roared his disapproval.
The marvel is that 50, 60 and 70-year
old men should yell so loudly, "Give
me beer; give me beer." Will people
200 years from now say, "weren't there
queer people in 1922?"
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
A vote was taken recently of nearly
a thousand inmates of prisons on the
question whether the country should be
wet or dry. But nine voted "wet."
Seems as if the voice of authority has
partly spoken.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
Dr. Squire, head physician and psy
chiatrist of Sing Sing, said that the
"last incoming offenders" showed an
average intelligence of 13 years, two
months. A dozen alleged murderers
were among the examined. The war
records for mental competency ig vast
ly more startling and shows that lack
of development is nation-wide. When
real money is paid educators, and the
nation realizes that it is just as strong
as its weakest part, new methods and
new minds will be. induced to train*
children and adults.
* * * *
Sculptor Mac Monnies' "Civic Vir
tue is receiving wide discussion. Shall
it remain in City Park?" is the ques
tion. Men and women say no; men
and women say yes. The heroic fig
ure, beautifully done, stands chaste
and nude, with two or three women at
his feet; one's severed head dangles
from the virtuous man's hand, while
the sword over his shoulder drips sac
rificial blood. Trouble is, it's unfor
tunately named. Ought to be "Outrag
ed Husband Severs one of his Wives'
Neck." The statue is all right and
placed beside the Laocoon groop or the
Farnese Hercules woiild compare fa
vorably and be richly admired because
it was all Grecian, and, therefore sac
rosanct.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
To be a general in China is a danger
ous position. If he flies in face of the
treats, he's sure to be beheaded. Wu
Pei Fu's armies were pushed back ten
miles. The general's head soon adorn
ed the city walls. His successor must
have felt comfortable when told "re
cover lost ground or suffer same fate."
Perhaps that's the reason China never
raised an aggressive army. The plan
is worthy of adoption elsewhere to dis
courage war.
enemy, he's likely to be shot; if he re
'
THE TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY
Alexis De Torqueville, the French
economist, who in the first half of the
nineteenth century was commissioned to
survey democracy as it exists in the
United States, in his comments, says:
"The greatest danger to liberty in
America is in the omnipotence of the
[misinformed, deceived, misled] ma
jority.
A democratic power is never likely to
perish for a lack of strength or of re
sources, but it may very well fall be
cause of the misdirection (by sinister
liars) of its strength and the abuse of
its resources. If ever liberty is lost in
America, it will be due to the oppres
sion of the minorities which may drive
them to an appeal to arms. The disor
der which must then result will be due
only to despotism."
Written nearly a century ago, no
thinking man of today can consider this
sentiment as less than a prophecy. It is
true the United States has survived sev
eral periods when the tyranny of the
majority seemed almost intolerable, but
never before has there been such a
dearth of defenders of individual rights.
The right of personal opinion and
its expression is challenged by the ma
jority. Prescription is rampant. In mor
al questions despotism on the part of
officers of the law is applauded. The
courts are filled with satraps of the in
tolerant majority. There is need for
an awakening that our liberties are in
danger.
The idea of freedom itself has chang
ed from a belief that the individual is
entitled to,work out his own destiny
with the least necessary government
(arbitrary regulation) to a belief that
the ramification of government must
be infinite that the individual may have
proper"freedom". The first belief grew
out of a confidence in democracy; the
second, whether its supportors will con
fess it or not, comes from a vast dis
trust in democracy.—Dearborn Inde
pendent.
Human nature here in this world it
self possesses faculties and powers to
liberate itself, accomplish its own sal
vation from all the ills, wrongs and
shortcomings that beset it, and from
which mankind has sought deliverance
in vain from imaginary gods. Man can
perceive correctly, and he can think ac
curately, and he can determine to act
in accordance with definite knowledge
and with due regard to the needs of
his fellow. We can overcome the de
fects of our heredity by the exercise of
our discernment and will-power. As we
grow more determined in our purpose
we will no longer yield to temptation.
Heredity and environment can be
"Give fools their gold and knaves
their power;
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
Who sows a field, or trains a flower.
Or plants a tree, is more than all."
—Whittier.
Have you thought of joining the
"Llano Dollar-Up Club"? Read the
announcement on another page and
see if you don't belong there.
Every subscriber get another sub
scriber. We want 100,000 subs,
What Is a
Co-operative
Farm?
The Llano Co-operative 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 of 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 produce
•which the Colony uses in its industries.
In the matter of the education of his children, the co-operative farmer
has superior facilities. Away from the domination of capitalist ideas, the
Llano system of education is entirely different. Instead of cramming stuff into
the 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 some 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 this 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 to live with or near co-operators—
—If you desire the social and educational advantages of a co-operativé
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
Coiöny.
$15.00 an Acre
It is said that a man and his family can live on 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
room.
Llano Co-operative Colony
Newllano, Louisiana, via Leesville

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