Newspaper Page Text
Leesvilie and Louisiana Items
VERNON IS A LUCKY - PLACE TO LIVE IN During this spring, and indeed during the past years, so long as the Demo crat can remember, Vernon Parish has had much better weather conditions, on the whole, than any other section. At least, so it seems from casual news in the daily papers. All spring, whilst the Mother Mis sissippi has been on her rampage, flood ing millions of fertile acres on all banks and while still thousands of acres in our state are still > overflowed, causing terrible hardship and enforced idleness of farm workers, Vernon farmers have not lost many days on account of the weather. This brings us to the point that, with soil built up by scientific cropping me thods, Vernon Parish land, very much of it, can be used for crops without the hazards of floods anl overflows. Last week Vernon had its heaviest and most continuous rains for many years, yet in two days all the farm work could be continued as usual. That is something worth thinking about, when our neighbors across the Red, are still marooned. This week we hear of terrible heat in New York and Chicago and several persons died from the result of too much heat. In Long Island a terrible storm suddenly swept down upon the country, devastating it so that it re sembled a "place" in No Man's Land after a German bombardment. Nearly a hundred people lost their lives in that storm. In California it is earthquakes and a wet spring has delayed crops there. Last year the frost "got" most of the orange crop. In Canada, wheat farmers have not had weather dry enough to plant, and they are at their wits end to know how to get it planted while there is yet time. Early frosts- in fall make the Canadian crop growing season short enough. " Everywhere there seems to be trou ble on account of Mother Nature. But in Vernon Parish, she seems to smile upon us most of the time, offer ing its inhabitants every opportunity to "get by." Build up .your soil, Mr. Farmer Grow sweet potatoes and peanuts. And build storage houses for the sweet spuds so you can cure your crop until spring prices are high. First of all, make your own food as much as possible; then sell what surplus you have, thru co-operative organization, and Vernon will rear her head among the respect able farming communities in the state Tangipahoa did it. Why can't Ver non? Llano Peanut 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 an d especially good for children 1 -lb. can—30c; 2-lb. can—55c; 4-lb. can—$1.00; 8-lb. can—$2.00 Send money order for postage Mail your order to— Llano Co-operative Colony, Leesvilie, La. KEEP FIT Wi,hou, Doping Disease, no matter what the name for it, springs from but one cause— uneliminated waste matter that you take into your system, but cannot use. How to eliminate all poisons from the system is the great problem. Dope does it temporarily; but to know how to do it naturally—that's nature's way. DO NOT BE A SUFFERER Disease is not an accident. We invite it if we are not free from unelimin ated matter. How to keep physically fit is told in a little 70-page booklet writ ten by— ^ / DR. JOHN DE QUER who has made a special study of the question of .natural therapeutics. He tells about his discoveries in his new booklet called— "Health Through I^atural Forces" 50c A COPY n KEEP PHYSICALLY FIT by sending for one of these booklets NOW. THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LOUISIANA. VERNON-CURED YAMS SOLD IN LEESVILLE Leesvilie is eating sweet potatoes this summer which were grown and cured in Vernon Parish last summer. This is done because of the curing plant at the Llano Colony which has a capacity of 5000 bushels. Last fall the entire sweet potato har vest of Llano's farms, as well as the crops of several other farmers, was stored in the curing houses at Llanc, and now Leesvilie people are eating & home-grown product. Heretofore, sweet potatoes eaten in Leesvilie after the first fall frost have been imported from other parts. • Vernon farmers would do well to grow more sweet potatoes and eat them all winter and spring by storing them in curing houses. Curing houses are no lodge- an ex periment, anl the government specifi cations for building a cur.tig house cai. a'wajs be had from Sw-:;t Potato Spe cialist Hull, of the Baton Rouge Agri cultural Department. All contestants are urged to redouble their efforts in order to make a whirl wind campaign. Most of the contest ants are turning in names at about the same rate, but it is expected that some of them are holding back with some thing up their sleeves I SWEET POTATO IS CROP FOR THE FARMER Expert Hull Shows Immense Profit as Compared will Other Present Day Crops. M. Hull, sweet potato specialist for the Extension department, Baton Rouge, was recently conferring with parish agents and other citizens inter ested in the sweet potato inlustry. Mr. Hull stated that the sweet potato in dustry is experiencing a more rapid development than any of the southern crops. In 1915 the South produced 1,428,000 bushels; in 1920, 8,000,023 bushels, an increase of nearly 500 per cent. This increase is attributed chief ly to the storage house, in which sweet potatoes can safely be stored from Oc tober to April thus permitting the far mers to market them gradually. Ap proximately forty community storage houses have been built in the state, with about 150 or more individual farm houses. In Opelousas a storage house is near ing completion, with a capacity of 12 000 bushels. A large storage house also is under construction in Arnaud ville, with numerous others being built in other parts of the state. , The sweet potato market has suffer ed less decline than any other staple crop in the state, prices declining less than ten percent as reckoned for the 1919 market price. Per-acre value of Louisiana seed for 1920 was $93.93, contrasted with cotton market at $17.-) 79. From the foregoing figures, Mr. Hull stated is was quite evident that th^ potato industry is more than coming in-1 to its own in the state, and tha farmers and others interested are awakening to the fact that there really is something worth while in the industry AN AMAZING SNAKE STORY The following amazing snake story is vouched for by the Illustrated World Magazine, about a huge East Indian Royal Python snake' twenty-nine feet long, belonging to a traveling show. These snakes are fed at intervals of six weeks. At one of the regular feed ing times, seven live chickens were flung one by one into the cage, and six of them swallowed in the usual man ner by his snakeship, but the seventh was left untouched. The srtake appe tite had been appeased. And here, is the strange part of the story. One of the attentants started to remove the remaining live chicken from the cage and had it not been for his caution, he would not have escaped with his life; for the snake struck at him so furious ly that it was decided best to leave the chicken in the cage and watch results. When another six weeks had rolled around and feeding time again, it was thought the snake would first begin on the chicken in the cage. The manager waited for two days past the regular time, and the snake began to show signs of hunger, while Mr. chicken strutted around the cage picking up the crumbs that were thrown to it as un concernel as if the snake were a thou sand miles away. But the big snake must be fed, and a half-dozen of the feathered tribe were tossed into the cage, and were quickly disposed of by the Python in the regular way. For three years the chîcken and the snake were inseparable companions, traveling from town to town, and twenty-four feeding times for Mr. Snake had come and gone, when the chicken died—six months after the monster snake follow ed—the old showman says, because it had lost its companion. IRISH FARMERS FIND ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION IN CO-OPERATION The spectacular political events in Ireland have been given such' promin ence in the press that little is known regarding the remarkable co-operative development in that country, which within a, generation has raised Irish farmers from poverty-stricken tenants to well-organized and efficient farm owners. The Agricultural regeneration of Ireland has been brought about largely by co-operation, promoted on a strictly non-political, non-sectarian ba sis. Sir Horace Plunkett began this work in 1889, and persisted in spite of all obstacles until the Irish Agriculture Society was established in 1894. Since then the co-operative movement has grown by leaps and bounds, developing chiefly along the lines of creameries, purchase and sale societies, people's banks, societies for growing fruit and flax, curing bacon, keeping poultry and bees, marketing eggs and dairy products, and even making co-opera tively the famous Irish lace, knitting and home-spun tweeds. The extent of co-operative develop ment in Ireland is indicated by the 340 co-operative creameries, 99 auxiliary creameries, and 350 purchase and sale societies which have r evolutionized agriculture and dairying and establish ed modern methods of production and marketing throughout the country. The highest compliment that can be paid to the Irish co-operators is that their largest co-operative creameries and dairies are fully as well equipped and turn out as fine a product as do the noted co-operative creameries of Den mark. The co-operative purchase and sale societies own tractors, cattle weighing machines, reapers, sprayers, and threshers, besides purchasing farm implements, fertilizer, seeds and feed ing stuffs at cost for their members. The 50,332 farmers united in these societies did a creamery business in 1919 of $31,000,000 and bought and sold sup plies valued at $6,226,54 par. The Irish Wholesale Society was formed in 1897 to purchase supplies for various member societies and to aid them in marketing farm products. It has de veloped into a joint wholesale for the producers' and consumers' co-operative movements, comprising 448 societies, with a business amounting to nearly $6,500,000 a year. One qf the most important develop ments of the Irish Cooperative move ment is the growth of people's co-op erative banks or credit societies, simi lar fo the Raiffeisen banks so success fully operated by the peasants in cen tral Europe. There were 138 of these banks in F919, with-a membership of j ( MELLON OF U- S. TREASURY IS AGENT OF STANDARD OIL ' (Bv The Federated Press) Mexico City. — In a telegraphic dis patch from Tampico, "Las Noticias," Mexican daily, on June 2, announces an everit "which has had no precedent in the petroleum industry of the entire world." The Standard Oil Co. has bot for the sum of 500,000,000 pesos the complete control of the petroleum in dustry of the region, in general opposi tion to influences of English capital, and in particular opposition to the pow erful English company. "Royal Dutch Shell," and that Secretary of the Treas ury, Mellon, was the agent of the Stan dard Oil in the transaction. It is the right of every good citizen to enjoy all the good things his coun try has to offer, provided he does his part in producing and reproducing these good things. The parasite who lives upon other people's labor is no good citizen anywhere.—St. Louis Labor. 15,914 and a capital of $326,751, par. The tendency is for these people's banks to be formed as a part of the general co-operative society, to mobil ize the funds of the farmers and to fin nish them with credit for carrying on their other co-operative enterprises. They also organized a National Land Bank for the co-operative purchase of farms. The Co-operative Movement in Ire land has by no means been confined to the country districts. Especially in Dublin and Belfast strong co-operative organizations exist among the workers. The Belfast Society has 25,000 mem bers and a business exceeding $4,000, 000 a year. The Dublin co-operative society arose in 1913, when the strik ing dock workers, on the point of giv ing in from starvation, were saved by the arrival of a ship loaded with pro visions from the English Co-operative Wholesale Society. The Irish women and children wept with joy as they stood waiting in line for the rations, and as soon as the strike was won, they became loyal members of the co-opera tive society which was then formed. The present power of this society is indicated by the fact that it has just taken over the contract for making at cost and without profit the uniforms of the new Irish army, which private clothing manufactuiers lost because they demanded too much money from the Government. The American Co-operator LLANO'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE June Number Now In The Mail Contents for June A Month in Honeymoon Town The Spirit Of Co-opei ation 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 Leesvilie, Louisiana GRAFT AND EXPLOITATION ARE RUNNING RIOT To-day practically the entire i:i-.tion cl government is controlled by picfes sional politicians, who, consciously or th ough incompetence, appear to be as putty in the hands of thieving enormes of democracy whose only God is GOLD. Graft and exploitation are running riot, Millions of the people's money are go ing into the pockets of the unscrupu lous. We could pay the price and survive, if money alone we:e involved. But it is vastly more than that: REPRE SENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IS NOW BREAKING DOWN. Strict, fearless, uncompromising honesty in public life is almost more the exception than the rule. Justice is becoming a sham. The national morality is being undermined. There is not popular government, but invisible government. And where for merly the invisible government practic ed corruption with thousands as the stake, now billions is their greedy goal. Their pickets are everywhere at the out posts to open wide the doors of spe cial privilege. Even tho this unparalleled orgy of , graft and exploitation were a thousand fold less, the Republic would be in the gravest danger. The human body knows no disease more deadly than is the perversion of government to the life of a nation.—The Searchlight, Washington, D. C. People rush to a lecture when they could go to the public library and get more information in two hours than a lccturer could give them in a week. The Searchlight on Congress Do ycu know what your representative in Congress is doing? Is He working for your interest or is he amcng those who are robbing the tax-pay ers of millions of dollars? THE SEARCHLIGHT will tell ycu. It is America's only non-partisan, unbiased, political magazine and every issue contains vitally important information which every tax-payer and voter should have. Ex-Senator Kenyon says: "It str nds alone in its field. It is performing a public service without a parallel at th e present time- Every voter should be a subscriber." THE SEARCHLIGHT is publishc d monthly and the regular rate is $2. 00 per year, but by special arrangemc nts with the publishers, THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS are able to offer it v ith THE LLANO COLONIST for only $2.50 per year—a saving of $1.00 on each subscription. Don t fail to take advantage of t! is unusual offer; it will be for a limited time only. Send in your order NOW. . THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Newllano, Louisiana, (via Leesvilie / Comrade G. H. subscribes for the the "125 Club"; he 1: to join the Colony before "the ful snow" flies again. * * * * Comrade W. R. Van Dolahr (T renews his subscription to the onist," just to keep in touch center of the universe. * * * * Comrade Robert A. King (Calif.) subscribes for the "Colonist" and says: Everywhere that I have spread the "Colonist," they manifest great sur prise at your being able to get out such a good paper-" * * * * Comrade C. E. Wharton (Ohio) sub scribes fojr the "Colonist" and promises to send the Colony some cuttings of a wonderful new variety of grape vine— "The Wharton"—noted for its rapid and profuse growth; all right, Com rade, send them along—we already have several hundreds of fig trees growing—we will soon be able tc take our noon-time siestas "under our own vines and fig trees." * * * * Comrade Geo. J. Deutsch (New York),,an "old-timer" in the Colony, renews his subscription to the "Col onist" and "Co-operator" and says: "I am always glad to get the news from the Colony—it is just like getting a let ter from home."