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The Llano Colonial
To expound the principles of
co-operation that other colonies may
be formed to emulate the Successful
Llano Co-operative Colony.
VOL. 2—No. 7.
Railroad Labor Board
Gives Workers Another
Sixty Million Wage Cut
Chicago. — Disregarding the rail
load shop crafts' presentation of the
meeds of railroad workers and their
families, the U. S. railroad labor board
has taken another $59,669,347.32 out
of the pockets of the shop employes in
a pay cut effective July 1. As the la
bor members of the board point out in
their dissenting opinion, the authors of
the cut offer no explanation as to how
they arrived at the reductions or sug
gestion as to how the workers who dem
onstrated that their families must go
undernourished on the present wage
are to live on the further reduced wage.
Based on February, 1922, a total of
290,182 men are affected by the de
cision, but this month was an abnor
mally lean month and the actual num
ber to be affected will be far greater.
Under normal traffic conditions the
number of such employes runs from
450,000 to over 500,000.
The dissenting opinion of the labor
members of the board, A. O. Wharton,
Albert Phillips, and W. L- McMenimen,
in 23 pages exposes the unfairness of
this and all decisions arbitrarily arriv
ed at.
High spots of the labor members'
opinion are:
"The .wage structure for the trans
portation industry which is being built
up in this series of decisions, rests up
on no consideration of the humanmeeds
The Colony Diary
Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano.
Wednesday, May 31. — Gee, but
cur building work is going on in fine
shape! Langridge and Rechsteiner
have most all the skeleton of the roof
over the print shop, and will soon be
ready for the shingles. Downs, Schar
rer, W. Beavers and Chappel have
started brick laying on the big ma
chinery building. Dan Cry»r is kept
busy hauling sand and a bunch of the
boys are on the job learning the busi
ness. You see, the children will build
their own school building this year and
, are preparing for the job- And, by the
way, we are expecting a new brick
layer to come and join us within the
next week. All the way from Detroit.
Matz, Nash and Co. are now building
the new cafeteria near the school
house. It seems that we outgrow our
buildings altogether too fast. Mrs.
Gaddis and Mrs. Babb took a bunch of
children out to Mill Creek to pick ber
ries and they came back with about 15
gallons. The saw mill crew has sawed
up all the shingle bolts ready for the
shingle saw and have also made cross
arms for the electric light poles, so Lou
trel can complete his electric line.
Jaques, C. Hoover, Belohradsky,
■"Fred," Stave and Oakley are busy
men at the saw mill and planing mill.
S. Merrel, Lay and Vernon are making
leather to-day down at the tannery.
This is to be one of our very best in
dustries when fully developed and we
are making the work go as, fast as we
can. Comrade Funk from Holland
dropped in for one day to look us ov
er in behalf of a group of co-operators
in Holland. They expect to come and
locate with us here and he stemed to
be more than pleased with what he
saw. We welcome our comrades from
across the water who wish to come to
a place where land can be had in large
quantities. "Bill" Gilbert seems to be
enjoying himself firing the boiler, and
Fischer is splitting wood to keep him
busy. The wood workers just closed
a contract to make crates for a group
of canteloupe growers; this will make
a change in the work at the saw mill.
An old soldiers' reunion at Leesville
Saturday will use the Colony orchestra
to furnish the music for the occasion.
So most of this evening was spent by
the band and orchestra preparing spe
cial""" music _ The choral society also
practiced and the lure of the swimming
pool was so strong that a large num
ber-of colonists went out to the water
sports. '
* * » »
Thursday, June 1. — Progress is on
ly made where freedom of expression
of the employes affected. The major
ity have not considered the evidence
on this point, nor have they met the
issue raised. Their failure vitiates the
whole decision.
"The evidence submitted in the pre
sent hearings tended to show that aft
income based on the 77-cent per hour
rate does not enable representative
shop-craft families, with the most econ
omical management, to procure enough
food for their families, or to maintain
their own efficiency. This evidence in
cluded a tentative standard of living
expressed in terms of goods and ser
vices to which mechanics naturally feel
themselves entitled. At the current
prices an increase in pay would be ne
cessary to enable these employes to se
cure such standard.
"The savings to the railroads, as a
result of the decisions of the labor
board ànd of the layoff of men, far
exceed anything justified by the sav
ings to the public in reduced rates.
The employes covered by this decis
ion alone have had their payroll cut
to the extent of $371,871 *,966 per year
based on number of employes in service
of December, 1917, while the total pay
roll cuts due to decisions alone tota :
half a billion dollars. During the last
six months of 1921 the total payrol 1
slash, including the layoffs, was run
ning at the annual rate of $1,300 ,000
is allowed. How true this is; but how
often it is taken advantage of by some
one who wants to make 'personal at
tacks on some one. Everything is good
if put to a good use; but it is bad if
wrongly used- Destructive criticism,
where applied to individuals or institu
tions does no good whatever. While
constructive criticism is what we all
want. If we were normal people, the
spouter who tells us malicious false
hoods or jumps at wrong conclusions
could do us no harm even tho he did
not do us any good—but we are not
normal and most of us are ready to lis
ten to gossip or anything that tends
to expose weaknesses in others. Capi
talism makes us suspicious and greedy
and our first impulse is to take advan
tage of others without verifying the
truth. If we were not warped out
of shape by wrong environment we
would all be "from Missouri"—ask to
be shown—we would not allow any
thing to enter our minds as the truth
unless proved. Many times good peo
ple (in the past) have been driven
from the Colony because they listened
to advice of some croaking individual
who put himself up as a prophet, as
to our future. I have heard the fun
eral sermon preached over the Colony
a hundred times, but we are to-day one
of the livest "animules" on the face
of the globe. Recently two persons
\vho listened to the "croaker," the
"wise guy," wrote in that they now see
their mistake and want to join the Col
ony. Now comes the task for us. Are
these comrades ready to make thorough
investigation of ALL FUTURE STATE
MENTS before acting, or will they still
listen, drink in, the "croak juice" and
fly off on the wrong track without
learning the truth. Free expression
means the natural right to develop the
"I" in us, not the right to attack oth
ers, It means the right use of know
ledge. But ignorance can not hurt
you if you will not let it soak in, but
will verify things for yourself. The psy
chological meeting was held as usual
to-night and a good crowd was present.
At these meetings we get closer togeth
er and understand each other and our
ideaji much better than in any other
way. A great school! and those who
miss the. chance of taking advantage
of it are losing their greatest oppor
tunity to progress.
* * ¥ ¥
Friday, June 2. — A letter from
Comrade Moore of California opens up
a new spring of gratitude. He is an
old colonist who has joined the Dollar
Up Club and made another donation.
By C- R. D. S. Oakford.Collaborator, Viola P. Hobelmaa
No vivid concept hath he who lives but half-alive:
And is there hope, before he reach the grave
That he should see a star and rise above the thraldom of his
hemisphere ; É
Ignite a latent spark, that, buràing into flame,
Will force him wisdom to unweld his chain?
FORCE—the vitalizing agency of life, hath been denied a
channel, free.
And measures up tc him, accordingly, but half supply,
Resulting in degenerate potency.
There is a cause for this base crime of crimes;
Man's powers curbed.and stultified by man;
Creator of the economic farce, obsession of their minds
Based on right of laws, "THE TITLE OF THE LAND."
Oh, tragic irony of thoughts! that evil more than good begets,
Set in dazzling psychologic maze,
Bewildering minds that are but half-alive.
Oh, prostitutes of wisdom ! that do fashion gods and laws from
unseen nothingness.
The destiny of these monstrosities to rule,
Their progeny to warp and bind in smaller mold,
The limit of their horizon to bound by ignorance.
And all for what?
For gold, the "fetish" of the life that wears the most of it.
And do you live the fullness of your life,
Who bind another by enslaving law?
Have you a valency for pure and wholesome truths the while
ulterior thoughts abide?
Primordial blighting blasts of thought
Is this conception of a serf or slave;
The master must inherit his full share.
And will them to his children at the grave.
And if ye will to think such eyîl thoughts
Ye can not will t 0 keep your own life free.
A double curse ye do inflict,
Your victim shares but half the sting.
iha virus of inactive thought
V/ill strain their stigma on your unborn child,
And when the bards of ages, yet t 0 be
L..< ! I iook upon voür withered progeny,
He'.! note, they too, are only half-alive.
'The barometer bespeaks fair wea
ther generally, with the possibility of
some cloudiness, with slight local show
ers, if any, with normal temperature
for the week ending June 10th, inclu
sive," is the way Weatherman W. A.
Dougherty, of Newllano, puts his fore
cast this week
Rain fell last Saturday afternoon,
nearly three-fourths of an inch, being
just enough to aid the growing crops.
Temperature for the week" ending
June 5th, inclusive, recorded as fol
May 30-—max. 78, min. 65
May 31—max. 85, min. 63
June I—max 83, min. 61
June 2—max 86, min. 60
June 3—max. 84, min. 59
June 4—max. 84, min. 66
June 5—max. 86, min. 65
Russia will yet win the love and re
spect of other nations if her concess-1
ions hold out.—Baltimore Sun. |
Electricity travels Î 1,600,000-miles
a minute, or nearly as fast as gossip.
—Hopkins Journah |
— .
Flapper—Oh, isn t he just a wonder
ful pitcher? He hits the bat/ every
time.—Chicago Tribune.
He also offers to do his part towards
helping us build our hotel- Now, the
big thing and the good thing is to know
that those who are old members and
absent; those who probably saw the
Colony at its worst, are still ready to
back us and some day come to help
us complete the big job. Again let me
thank you, Comrade Moore, and all
the other "old-timers" who are so will
ingly supporting the Colony and our
cause. It adds to our energy and spurs
us on to greater things each day. D.
Henderson Howell of Florida donates
the Colony a sub to the Dearborn In
dependent; Thomas Foy of Colorado
sent us a very useful book for £he li
brary; Mrs. N. L. Clark of Virginia
sends the "lady reporter" a set of text,
books for the children's classes and R.
S. Carter again remembers us from the
Canal Zone. Many thanks to you,
(Continued on last page)
Mr. Funk, of The Hague, Holland,
was a visitor for two days at the Col
ony last week. He is making an ex
tensive tour of the United States and
Canada and the hurried trip tp Llano
was made at the request of several of
his friends who are planning to come
to fhe Colony soon. Mr. Funk made
* * * *
a thorough inspection of the industries,
farm and garden, and was very favor
ably impressed. From Llano he went
direct to California, where he will re
main until his return to Holland in
* » * »
Mr- and Mrs. H. J. Heinrichs and
son, of Kansas, are spending their va
cation in Llano and will be with us for
about two weeks. This is the third vis
it to the Colony of the Heinrichs's, the
last one being about two years ago.
Mr. Heinrichs is well pleased with the
progress that the Colony has madè since
| he was last here and is anxious for the
.time to arrive when he wjll be able to
come to stay.
* * * *
| Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Cuno left
last Wednesday for Southern Califor
nia, where they will spend the summer,
The Cuno's have been residents of the
Colony for over three years, and this
is their first trip away from the Col
ony in that time. They plan to spend
the greater part of the time in San
Diego and to return to Llano in Sep
Llano Personals
London. — "No More W ar " demon
strations for the anniversary of the out
break of the late war will be held not
only all over England, but also France,
Germany, Holland, Sweden, Austria,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Switzerland,
and Portugal. The bodies co-operating
include trade unions, labor organiza
tions, Socialist parties, the churches,
ex-service men, league of nations un
ions and women's organizations. The
resolution to be put simultaneously in
different countries will declare opposi
tion to war and pledge co-operation by
international organizations for the re
moval of causes of war.

Llano Tannery Newest
Co-operative Industry
Leather h'as been made in Llano
this week- Comrade Ley, who came
here from Alabama recently, has tan
ned hides this week in the Llano Tan
nery. These were more as a trial or
der; but as they turned out all right,
the tannery has now 34 hides in pro
cess, which means that Llano can have
[plenty of its own leather for all needs.
Not only this, but the leather goods
industry is now a possibility. Hides
are selling so low in this locality that
farmers get bills for freight charges
when they ship them, instead of a
check from the commission man. Llano
Colony can purchase hides here and
sell the Jeather, or leather goods.
With the one-piece comfort shoes
The "Llano Dollar-Up Club" makes
the start of a new month with a long
list of donors, the longest list since its
inception three month ago.
Growing? Well, we think so, and
the colonists are certainly appreciative
of the way in which their friends on the
outside are backing up their efforts to
hasten the day when Llano can take
into its colonization scheme those splen
did co-operators who have not suffi
cient finances to' enter and assume their
duties now, but who are anxious to
work for the building of the common
Harry Gourjian, who visited Llano
last winter, now sends in his dollar-up
ana also sends one for 'his friend, Com
rade Permanian.
One more late arrival ' for the May
list is Augustus Robinson. Matt Sun
nen leads the list with $5 a month,
and Comrade Morris Rapaport follows
him with $2 a month.
There is still room in the club for
another 800, so do not feel that YOU
have been left out. If you feel that
the comrades at Llano are pioneering
in order to bring about the first unit
of the co-operative commonweath, you
are invited to assist them by relieving
them of the necessity of earning their
own living and Building their future,
both at the same time. You can aid
them buy machinery and land and tools
necessary for the future expansion of
our movement. That is what the Dol
lar-Up Club is doing.
Here is list of those who have chip
ped in for June:
Augustus Robinson
Matt Sunnen
Morris Rapaport
Napoleon Hill
Dr- Robert K. Williams
Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett
D. Henderson Howell
V. C. Clowe
Miss E. M. Van Schoicîc
Henry Mueller
R. L. Dorman
Chas. Hook
C. C. West
F. J- West
J. O. Duckett
Frank Gayer
Chas. W. La Rue
Victor Nelson
E. J. Hyatt (May & June)
William Andraska
D. Henderson Williams
F. W. Miles
Mrs. E. E. Fiechter
E. J. Pease
Anton A. Brezina
E. Otidys
Varton Permanian
Harry Gourjian
Mrs. Rose B. Blair
D. H. Fedderson
Harry Gourjian sent in $5.00 for
himself and Comrade Permanian.
that Comrades Cox and Roedemeister
make in the Llano shoe shop, the be
ginning of the tannery will solve an
other problem—the shoe problem—
thus eliminating another prop from
the Colony's dependence on the out
Also the harness shop will be able
to use much leather in the making and
repairing of harness.
Comrade Roede has just completed
a pair of baseball shoes made for a
member of the Llano ball team. They
are 100% leather, but not a yard
The Llano tannery is not an elabor
ate affair just now, but when it grows
who can tell where it will stop.
, Hoorah for Llano leather!
Llano Colony enjoyed a very fine
entertainment Sunday night, June 4,
at the community theater. In spite of
a fifty-mile round-trip to the Sabine
river and a concert at that point in
the afternoon, the juvenile orchestra
was ready for business and played its
most tuneful melodies*
Mrs. Cantrell sang a soprano solo
most perfectly, assisted by the Llano
quartette, composed of Mr. and Mrs.
Beavers, Mr. Will Beavers and Mrs.
Dougherty, Mrs. Gaddis, pianist. The
singing was enjoyed very much by all
and an encore responded to, also of
a very pleasing character.
Miss Louise Belohradsky sang a so
lo, accompanied on the piano by Miss
Trixie Ewell. Louise has a very fine
voice, and many would like to hear her
more frequently.
A charming piano solo by Miss Trix
ie Ewell was highly appreciated and
called for an encore, readily respond
ed to.
The choral society gave a song that
was well liked, and evidenced consid
erable improvement in every way. By
special request the string quartette,
composed of Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Miss
Margaret Seelye and Mr. Max Beavers,
performed most acceptably. Everyone
was delighted with the music rendered.
Mr. Harry Bell and Miss Nellie Kemp
sang a duet in fine style and made ev
eryone feel like home, sweet home.
Mr. Martin played a solo on the
violin, accompanied by Mrs, Gaddis,
and followed with an encore on the
viola. Mrs. Busick supplied a very in
teresting song of rare sweetness, muck«
enjoyed. The orchestra gave a fitting
close to an exceptionally fine program
A visitor complimented the performers
in high terms of praise, astonished at
the superior talent found among the
(By The Federated Pres»)
New York. — The first large-scale
attempt on the part of Americans to
co-operate in Russia's economic devel
opment has been launched une'er the
auspices of the Amalgamated Clothing
Workers of America, which will begb
immediately a campaign to raise $1,
000,000 to operate a manufacturing
concession of six clothing factories i"
Petrograd and three in Moscow. TV
concession is contingent upon the rep
ing of the fund, although the factorie;
already are in active operation. It w s
obtained by Sidney Hillman, preside;:"
of the A. C. W-. during his visit to Ru -
sia last summer.
The enterprise will be conducted n
a business basis, and the corporati i
will be called the Russian-American In
dustrial corporation. At the outset ï
will concentrate its activities on devel
oping the textile and clothing indus' •
in Russia. Later the plans a:, to e -
tend its activities to other indtt'trV
The plans were approved by the re
cent convention of the Amalflrmr* 1
at Chicago, which made an in.i iai
propriation of $60,000 for invest
in the enterprise.

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