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If you receive a sample 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 MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS be Llano Co-op VOL. 2—No. 8. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.50 ™___. REACTION DOMINATES NEW YORK SCHOOLS HENRIETTA RODMAN SCORES LUSK TEACHERS' INQUISITION Chinese Type of Education, Uncritical and Uncreative, Controls Public Schools. (By The Federated Press) New York. Henrietta Rodman, 22 years a teacher in the New York City schools, has not only defied the Lusk teachers' inquisition, but has adminis tered to that star chamber body a re büke such as seldom has been applied to any body in any time. Summôned "by Archibald E. Stevenson, secretary of the inquisitorial council, to "clear up any doubt" as to her "loyalty and "fitness ," Miss Rodman responded with a letter refusing to appear and arraign ing the whole system of public school education. The letter takes up existing condi tions in the New York schools, declar ing there is no room for creative ener gy, and setting forth that the Lusk law provided punishment for any teacher not believing that "our soçial organiza tion has reached perfection." The edu is cat ion" now" being carried on, she con- ! tinued, is a Chinese type, in which on ly teachers with uncritical and uncrea tive minds are required. Miss Rodman said that although she refused to be haled before the Lusk council, she would be happy, at any time to talk frankly with any citizen or any school official who may be in terested. "The trouble with the public schools is that they are old and repressive," she continued. "There are a few new buildings, some young women teachers •who hope to marry, some young men teachers who expect to be lawyers, and millions of children. Everything else The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. WprWsdav I une 7. — Last night " ' ' Wednesday, June /. y Beulah Gaddis and Margaret Seelye bad a party at the club house in hon 1 ** •* •- ■ of their birthdays and Mrs. Martin s They all come in June. A good time was had and a fine time was also en joyed at the card party at the hotel Social life, Yes, lots of it, too. It rained last night and part or to-day. W. Beavers, Scharrer, Denver Cryer, Chappell have been laying brick be tween showers, and the big machinery building is showing progress every day. Frank Rooney came in from the poul try ranch to help Belohradsky to get the gutter work done on the roof gar den. The tin job has been delaying the work for several weeks, but we are "off again" for a finish. The farm crews started in to do some ter racing at the field north of the Ford ranch, but the rain drove them home this p.m. These showers are sure fine for our growing crops and the farm crew is smiling (tho they are wet) at the good fortune of plenty of ram on the cane, peanuts, corn, beans, sor ghum, and sweet potatoes. Our gar dens have evidenced a grudge against Mrs. Gaddis and are bringing in so many string beans for her to ; canthat she is running a double shift all by herself. Our complete canning outht 1 ..1 "...L/vv/» t-Uoro'e A Wilt Îhwe^aTay.-^Mrs 6 G.'hVs ered up our gallon syrup buckets and, This is canning the beans in them. >ves the w< , ward a few pegs and our women_ re-J the spirit that moves the world for- ; cognize and demonstrate^ spirit. Say, what do you mean by saying you are Tfrad of our climate so far south? look up the government report you ever iw» "i- o , on the climate of the western high lands of Louisiana Well, look it up and you will see it is one of the most healthful climates in our whole coun try. One of the easiest places to make a living, and endowed with so many natural resources as you could possi bly expect. No, it does not get very hot, either. About 100 in the shade last year was the hottest we have ev er ihad it here in four years. We are an extremely healthy community, and those who will eat carefully, bathe, and work, need not fear life here. My ex pectation is to dry up and blow away. "She all" looks good to me here in is old—old aims, old methods, and old minds in control. "Life is creative energy, but there is no room for the creative impuls in the public schools. They are filled to over flowing with the past and the present; what has been; what is- There is no room for what may be. What have we to do with dreams? We are hard headed people—we are realists, forget ting that the reality of tc-day is the dust of to-morrow, and that the real ity of to-morrow must be dreamed to day. * * * "The tendency of the 15-year-old mind overlaid with a 50-year-old crust of habit, is stolid acceptance of things as they are, dread of change, intol erance of the creative spirit because creation is change. This is the mind that dominates the public school of the United States." WOMEN'S CONGRESS BEAT DIPLOMATS OF VERSAILLES (By The Federated Press) Mexico City. — Baltimore was more important than Versailles or Genoa, the conferences of socially-minded women ant ^ workers are of more human signif • ! icance and do more for the future, good of the world than the bxker-fests oi politicians and imperialists, said Sc»m uel Guy Inman, in a lecture deliverer here. The meeting was held une er Mr auspices of the Circle Feminista and the patronage of the ministry cf pub': instruction. Special invitations wen sent to the directors and teachers o: the public schools. The Solon de Ac tos of the Mexico Nacional was crowd ed to the doors. The official report of the delegation of Mexican women who went to the Pan-American conference, was present ed by Miss Luz Vera to Jose Vascon ellos. minister of public instruction. La. Band and choral practice took up ■ -1 *— w; ii—j c i_ • w ; 11 j most of the evening. We were all sad dened and gladdened to bid Comrade ■ ■■— oaddened to Cuno and wife goodbye. see them depart (even on a visit) from among us for a few months, and glad dened to know they will return home after a visit to California; also glad dened because we know they both de- 1 serve a vacation and play time. Good bye, and hurry back. * & * Thursday, June 8. — The rain yes terday upset our farm work. And the only farm activities are planting sweet potatoes (excellent time to do it) and hauling of posts for Hoover and Merrill to make new fences just west of the orchard. Roede was over to inform me that he is now making W. De Boer the first pair of shoes made from Col ony leather. Another mile-stone reach ed in our advancement and we are justly proud of it, too. Comrades Lee, Gault and Dan Cryer are hauling brick from the kiln to the new build ing, where Chappell, W. Beavers, Den ver Cryer, and Scharrer are laying up the walls for the machinery building. Comrade Babb has a large crew of kid doos picking beans from the garden near the school; Messenger and Potts are also delivering beans and tomatoes from their garden and I see where Mrs. gath-jGaddis and" Joe will have another late session a^ the c ann>»g_ f actory. Mrs. Conlin and four girls are helping to get , - . , Mr. Gaddis are first assistants on the ; the beans ready to can and H. Bell and | job. Comrade^ McDonald^ is „ow tak ing over the bookkeeping which wiH Did;greatly relieve Burton and Cadis and give them a chance to get out of doors in some of their time. A comrade wrote in to-day and asked if'we would per mit children to be sent infrom the out side to go to our school and how much we would charge to keep them. Yes, several youngsters are here and their board and room is $10.00 per month. If we were fully financed we could and would take them for nothing, but our financial condition is such that we can not dp it now. One of the "lady re porter's" dreams is an orphan home which "she" hopes to see established here some day. If only enough people would limber up their purse strings and help us to completely finance this pro THE SOUL OF A CO-OPERATOR Brightly the selfish and narrow see The Great White Way that is closed to me; Their fingers point in scornful shame As they link strange tales unto ray name. But their feet sink deep in a fearful slime, Ar.d their dreadful tread is the creek of crime. The rainbow becks and they struggle on, Tho always the prism ahead has gone; Of its reek and filth they cannot be told, When their eyes are bright with the lust for gold. The little path where my feet must press Has nonç °f the glamor of selfishness; Quiet, serene—no rainbows here— But a wholesome life seems always near. Rich is the soul that sees the way. Wealth abundant, yet all is free, And the Law of Love asks no delay In serving this treasure to you and me. The Avenue calls with its glitter and glare And multitudes struggle for prizes there; So little they reck of the sordid vice, N®t the baubles appraise as they pay the price. Our little street with its priceless urge But-poorly competes where the mad crowds surge; That riot or ruthlessness, selfishness, hate, Premiums place on each inhuman trait. Fiercely they struggle in sickening ooze, Blind and deaf to our heartening truths; For the rainbow curves, and its glint of gold ii usive ire; sures seems to hold, i - iy the 'souls of a saddened few Follow the narrow road that's true. position, we could do more good for others then you would imagine, with out seeing our great possibilities. The saw mill crew is getting out a large or der of crates for handling canteloupes and they expect to land some exl '' a large orders forjweet potato and cab-1 bage crates. These jobs help to car ry on our every-day expenses, even tho it retards our advancement in oth er ways . The Esperanto class was held as usua i at t he school house from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., after which the psycho logical meeting was held at the hotel. Unless people are thoroughly interested in carrying out the ideals of co-opera tion, they should not come here to live. selfish reasons Those who come for are doomed to disappointment because there is n0 room for greed in our com munity. The co-operative common wealth is our goal and we don't pro pose to aim lower. Friday, June 9. — It has rained all day. Just a nice gentle, but (never theless) a wet rain; and all farm oper ations were suspended. In the after noon several of the teams were taken out to get wood for the boiler. You see we have so much work to carry on each day that a little break (like rain) causes us. to change our step and fill some holes that are' always open, because we are short of help. The wood working department and the ma chine shop crew is enlarged and lum ber seems to be spilled all over the big shed. Tractors are being over hauled and a general clean-up going on preparing for the dash to the farm to make up for lost time. The canning department is a busy place. Several of the children have rendered valuable service to-day in this department, and so have several men and women who had a chance to assist. Beans," beans, beans, and we are glad to see them cleaned and canned- Mr. and Mrs. Gaddjs, H, Bell and Mrs. Conlin, are the main guns on this job and before they get thru we hope to have enough canned goods to last thru the winter. Say, did I tell you Comrade Ley and Sid. Merrel have produced the first batch of leather and Roede is making shoes out of it. It sure makes us feel good, as each forward step is taken. Mrs. Lindsey, Robert, Mrs. Norgard, and Burton will continue the school work thru the summer, while the Mar tins and their girls attend the summer school at Baton Rouge. Mrs. Hen dricks is in charge of the kindergarten while Myrtle Kemp is also at the sum mer school. A comrade suggests that (Continued on last page) TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR DELAYS FARM WORK p or ^ w0 d a y s last week, Friday and 5 a ^ urc ] a y ) incessant rain was the order 0 f the day, delaying farm work in Ver nQn tQ SQme extent . Little damage was reported, howev er, except to small tender plants which scalded" after the hot sun came out. Some low lands were under water for a few hours, and some fences were washed away; but nothing serious re ported, in spite of the fact that nearly three inches of rain fell in one day, Saturday. A total of five anl one-quar ter inches ffell during the week, the' heaviest week's rain in four years. Here are the temperatures for the week, as reported by Weatherman W. A. Dougherty, in charge of the New llano Weather Observer's Station of the U. S. Weather Bureau: June 6—max 67, min. 65 > June 7—max. 79, min. 68 June 8—max- 80, min. 67 June 9—max. 75, min. 70 June 10—max. 83, min, 71 June 11—max. 87, min. 74 June 12—max. 90, min. 68 Barometer would indicate consider able cloudiness, occasional showers with temperature more or less above normal for the week ending June 17th. MORE AGRICULTURAL FILMS FOR NEWLLANO THEATER The U. S. Farms has received ad vices from the United States Agricul tural Department under date of June 8th, that they have reserved the fol lowing pictures for their use at the New llano theater on the dates names: July 15-17—Santa Fe National For est, two reels; Selecting a Laying Hen, one reel. August 12-14—Farm Bureau Comes to Pleasant View, two reels; Most Wonderful Insect in the World; 17 Year Locust, one reel. September 16-18—Anne, a Aigrette, one reel; Food for Reflection, 2 reels. All these films will be shown free, and all are invited to be on hand and see them. See announcements in this paper for future dates. The slaves are waiting for a libera tor; poor souls, sick, tired'and fearful, are waiting for a savior; strong men, animated by the spirit of lizberty and independence, help themslvs.—St. Lfou is Labor. There is such a thing as can't, but few of the people of this community care to be caught in its company. Enoch Irwin, one time director of the Colony company, dropped in this 1 week for a few hours on his way to California. Enoch is still interested in co-operation and marvels at the chang es made in the three years of his ab sence. He promises to return to Llano as soon as he can get free from his present holdings. Llano Personals .!£ I Mr. Chester A. Rooney, of Pennsyl vania, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Rooney, out at the poultry farm. Chester is a splendid singer and entertained the colonists with two very fine selections at the concert last Sun day evening. It is his intention to re main a month at Llano, but it is hoped he may be prevailed upon to lengthen his stay indefinitely. ïïï? Wm. Ewell has returned to the Col ony from Tulsa, Okla., where he has been employed for the past few months, and will make his home with his mo ther, Mrs- J. C. Rhodes. "Bill" says conditions on the outside are un chang ed—the same old scramble for the al mighty job—and believes that he prefers the peace and quiet of Colony life hereafter. He went to work im mediately in the electrical department where his assistance will be gratly ap preciated. # » » * Prof, and Mrs. W. E. Martin and daughters, Misses Margaret and Mildred Seelye, and Miss Myrtle Kemp left last Tuesday for Baton Rouge, where they will attend the summer school at the State University of Louisiana. Prof, and Mrs. Martin will take advanced work in educational methods and Miss Kemp will specialize in kindergarten work. The Misses Seelye intend to study agriculture and music. The par ty will be absent from the Colony for about two months and will be greatly missed by everyone—by the music-lov ers in particular, as the Martins are es pecially active in everything pertaining to music and are largely responsible for the almost incredible progress made by cur band and orchestra within the last few months. SPECIAL RATES ON BUNDLE ORDERS Arrangements have now been made to accommodate the many boosters who are working to bring the circulation of THE LL\NO COLONIST up to the 100,000 mark. They may now obtain bundles for distribution among their friends at greatly reduced rates, and help the good work along more than ever. This plan for spreading the news of Llano's activities is becoming more and more popular and is having the best results by far. A few copies placed in the proper hands resujts invariably in a new subscriber for the LLANO COL ONIST. It is now possible to have the paper sent to you at the following rates: 10 copies for 1 month $1.00 10 copies for 3 months.... 2.50 5 copies for 1 month 50 5 copies for 3 months ...1-25 Get in the game and be a booster. Send in your order for a bundle to-day. day. OPEN THE THROTTLE FOR LABOR'S LIBERATION (By The Federated Press) Cleveland. — The Locomotive En gineers' Journal contains a special ar ticle by Grand Chief Warren S. Stone, urging favorable action on the proposal to amalgamate the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen and Enginmen, pur suant to the action taken at the Cleve land convention of the engineers last year,, and the adoption of a resolution ' nv the* firpmpn « rnnvpnlinn nnw mpuL by the firemen's convention now meet ing in Houston. The firemen have re ferred the proposal to a joint commis sion, which will formulate a definite plan to be sanctioned or rejected by a referendum of the entire membership. Stone asks for a consideration of the plan upon its merits, devoid of petty prejudices and appeals to the succes ful experience of the engineers and fire men in England, who long ago joined their interests in one organization. "John, \our wife looks cold in that thin coal." "Can't help it. She's saving up for some summer furs."—Judge. Three new ones join in the I mem bers this week, to aid in MORE NEW ONES JOIN LLANO DOLLAR-UP meuujersr 1111& ww warding of the Co-operative Common wealth. They are Aime Quinet, Stan ley C. Williams and Frank Phelps. Many of the regular donors have not sent in their June payments so far this month, but Anton A. Brezina sends in $3.00 for three more months ahead. Following is the list as it now stands: THE "DOLLAR-UP CLUB' FOR MAY Augustus Robinson $1.00 $5.00 $2.00 $1.00 $1 .00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 ' Matt Sunnen Morris Rapaport Napoleon Hill Dr- Robert K. Williams Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett D. Henderson Howell V. C. Clowe Miss E. M. Van Schoick 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) $2.00 William Andraska $1.00 D. Henderson Williams $1.00 F. W. Miles $1.00 Mrs. E. E. Fiechter $1-00 E. J. Pease $1.00 Anton A. Brezina $1.00 E. Otidys $1.00 Varton Pertnanian $1.00_ Harry Gourjian $1.00 Mrs. Rose B. Blair $1.00 D. H. Fedderson $1.00 Aime Quinet • $1.00 C. W. Corbin $1.00 Reo Johnson (May) $1.00 Stanley C. Williams $1.00 Frank Phelps $1-00 Reo Johnson's May donation to this club was omitted in the May list, so we credit him with it here in June. BRUTAL RUFFIANS AS GUARDIANS OF THE PEACE (By The Federated Prpss) East St. Louis, 111. — Another chap ter in the story of alleged brutal treat ment accorded prisoners by the police of this city in efforts to exact confes sions from suspects was written when the Rev. Arthur M. Evans, pastor of the Bond Avenue Methodist church, and chairman of a citizens' cömmittee which has investigated charges of mis treatment of prisoners by police com missioners, a formal charge that Detec tive Lieut. H- L. Walker and Dectec tives Albert Wilson and Luther Heil wig beat Earl Malony with a rubber hose and so extorted a confession to a charge of robbery. PRUSSIANISM IN AMERICAN ARMY (By The Federated Press) Camp Dix, N. J. — Maj. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, who in a letter to President Harding charged that the re gular army is ruled by Prussianism, has been found guilty by a court martial of a technical violation of army regula tions in writing and making public the letter. He was sentencel to a fine of 50 liles, which means his reduction in that number on the promotion list. On the serious charges involving his disci pline and integrity he was acquitted cn all specifications. DEMANDS CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION OF COL LECTIVE BARGAINING Jefferson City, Mo. — Reco?n;tic : by the state of Missouri of the right < f ' collective bargaining is asked in a pro nncil 4-^ i-L^ ft/I: ? posai submitted to the Missouri str: constitutional convention, now in ses sion in this city, by Delegate Joje; : Hauser of St. Louis, president of t 1 - Central Trades and Labor union. Häu ser is the only labor representative among the members of the convention. The Hauser proposal provide "Persons employed in private!y-owne ! and operated industries in t!- shall have the right to organize and as sociate themselves together for i..e pose of collective bargaining i*i :d otherwise promote their general a. economic welfare and shall h - right to select their own represent: - tives."