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A bird can generally lift one-half more than its own weight. * * * # Vitamines are in the rice polish— not in the polished rice. Eat brown rice and get your money's worth. * * * * In the republic of Andora the wo men are not permitted to eat at the same table with their husbands. * ¥ * * Vitamines are most abundant in fruits, natural grains and in fresh veg etables. Vitamines keep down doc tors' bills. Christ said, "There is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repent ed than over 99 just men who need no repentance." * * * * Miss Ivy Hawke, an English mermaid who plans to try the channel swim this summer, has a record of haying re mained in the water 12^2 hours and covering about 25 miles. # * * * An electric storm of unusual severity with the wind blowing a gale of 88 miles an hour, visited Long Island Sound last Tuesday. Fifty lives were lost, besides much destruction of prop erty. * * *. # Have you thought of joining the "Llano. Dollar-Up Club"? Read the announcement on another page and see if you don't belong there. 9 ¥ ¥ V Only seventy-five years ago, Simp son, young Scotch doctor, begging for permission to use chloroform in child birth, was opposed by clergymen who said he was trying to "avoid one part of the primeval curse on women." * * # * Richard Willingham has been sen tenced to 12 months in a Georgia pri son farm for appropriating a measly $163,475 to his own use. If he had stolen a horse he could have gotten a respectable term of five years in the penitentiary. # « * 9 Persons who have "chronic malaria" are "carriers"—that is, they are a con stant source of mosquito infection— provided, of course, they permit mos quitoes to bite them. Sufficient qui nine, taken over a sufficient period of time, will destroy the parasites in the blood of any person so infected * * * * „ The railroad board have cut freights 12%. Wages of railroal men sixty million. According to Government's reports the earnings of the agricultur ist averages 5% on the investment, while the owner of railroad stock is awarded 5/z% on the dollar. These facts are interesting, but not alluring to the worker. If every producer, far jner, or* worker of any kind, was a stockholder in railroads, mines, oil wells and packing houses, and a few other things, what would happen? * * * * "I know absolutely how to live to be 100 years old, and I don't practice what I know." That is the confession of Dr. Royal S. Copeland, health commissioner of New York. , His admission sums up nearly every thing in life. All of us have wisdom, .but we ignore it, as when we spend more than we know we can afford, or eat more than we know is good for us. We seek mythical panaceas, know ing in our hearts that we already have them in simple old-fashioned horse Bed bugs, it is said on good author ity, are the source of that filthy and dangerous disease, small pox. Bed bugs can be got rid of by a careful use of sulphur. One who is not experienc ed, should first' learn how to use the sulphur. It has to be burned on some kind of a plate other than wood with the room tightly closed, so that the fumes cannot escape. One burning is not enough, but has to be repeated ev ery seven days until one is sure that every newly hatched nit has been dis posed of. Th.ee or four times usually will accomplish this. ^ ^ ^ Are you distributing co-operative lit erature? How else can we realize the co-operative commonwealth? We have four leaflets of a series for free distribution. ¥ ¥ v v Thoughts are things and man is as old as he thinks he is. In fact, there are many at seventy or eighty, who are more active and capable than they were at fifty. Why is this? Simply because they have learned how to live. The time is not far away when those who hav inherited good constitutions will live and be useful to the world when they are away past the century mark. It is a good thing to be well born. It is not enough to look only arter our live stock in breeding. Those who bring children into the world should be free from disease. Above all things, the children are entitled tc healthy parents. THE COLONY DIARY (Continued from page I) ~ we should endeavor to get 1250 peo ple to pay in $100 each instead of 125 people at $1,000. Now, to you who do not see the job to be handled, there is no difference at all, but to us who have the practical end to tend to, there is a vast difference. If 1250 people with their families paid in $100 each in cash and came to the Colony, their $100 would not finance the fam ily for a year, let alone build them a house to live in or provide tools for them to work with. Now, the objest of raising, this $125,000 is to permit us to pay for the rest of the 20,000 acres of land and furnish sufficient cash to build homes for the 125 fam ilies who„jvould come. When this was done their added labor, to what we have, would about utilize our present equipment and from their help we could produce enough to continually take in other new workers. Surely in the en tire world we should be able to get 125 co-operators to put up $1000 or more in order to get - our Colony in shape to admit about 25,000 peopie. 25,000 people in this Colony would soon produce enough surplus to supj port the pioneering of several new communities and the chain will become endless. With this Colony complete ly financed, the job of instituting oth er colonies will be easy; but if we scat ter our forces it will be a hard job with many small failures and discourage ments. Don't you think so? Well, won't you drop in with us and help to do the job this year? We have the greatest opportunity in the world to make a world demonstration in co-op eration that will point the way out And if you believe as we do, why don't you prove it by doing your part. If you are short of funds and can't join the "125 Club.,' you might interest some one who can, and you could at least get into the Dollar-Up Club and help in that way. Do you realize wc are giving every hour of our time— every ounce of our energy to carry out this great life principle? It is one of Nature's laws—one of God's laws (if you like that better) ; and your life cannot be complete unless you live up to these laws. Here is something worth your life-time to support. I want to know whether you are willing and ready now. Join both these clubs if you can. Your money will not be wasted, and it will help to bring about the co-operative commonwealth. Band practice and the agricultural class held the school house floor for the whole evening. v ¥ v v Saturday. June 10. — I believe old UN-AMERICAN CONSPIRATORS (By The Federated Press) Salt Lake, Utah. — An all-American open shop association is the project unr dertaken as the result of conferences of manufacturers and business men here. Representatives of employers' associations in eight states were an nounced as having endorsed the plan in a vote taken at the All-Western Indus-, trial conference. The states represent ed were Texas, California, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. BRITISH TYRANNY IS DOOMED IN INDIA (By The Federated Press) Sydney, N. S. Wales. — Interview ed by he Federated Press, C. Jinara jadana, a vice-president of the Theo sophical Society of India, just arrived in Australia, said that matters in In dia were distinctly critical. "If Britain will help us soon to get full dominion status," he said, "revolu tion can be staved off, but not other wise. The people cannot any longer be suppressed. It means either working with the people or in spite of the peo ple." Drop a word for co-operation when you can. Send for some free leaflets for distribution. The old belief that man is a fallen angel anl was kicked out of the garden of Eden for partaking of the forbidden fruit is new pretty will explained, since geology and biology are proving be yond controversy that man has been on earth many thousands of years longer than the time given for the Adam and Eve story. It is proven conclusively too that man has not fallen, but that he is constantly rising to a higher plane both of thought and of action. That it is only by the inspiration of this fact, that he progresses. He learns by de grees of his ignorance, and also that the one~essential obligation placed up on him is, that he must learn about himself, if he would survive. He gath ers truth by experience, and knowl edge through investigation. This is the price laid upon him for life here and hereafter; if there is a future life, he must live now to experience it. His mental powers are continually demand ing knowlelge, and will not be stilled without it. Jup upset the clouds to-day; because it has rained nearly all day long. The teamsters, farmers and other outdoor workers have gone under cover to help the saw mill crew make lumber and shingles. In fact we have all taken to cover and in order to cover up any de linquency I may feel in not writing the diary, I will tell you something of our country down here. This is what they call ( the cut-over pine lands of La. and many people think that all you can see when you arrive is either swamps and alligators or barren strip of land with dead stumps sticking up. Neither of these ideas is correct. Of course, the large pine timber has been cut off, but there is quite a bit of pine timber left standing and a great acreage of sever al kinds of hardweod. Greenery is our background all year round and I must say this is one of the prettiest coun tries 1 have ever been in. I believe we can raise roses and other shrubs as well as flowers of all kinds, just as well as they are raised any place in the West. If Nature is assisted by the hands of man, I believe there is no limit to what we can do in making beautiful homes and surroundings. This country is in the rough : but it needs only the touch of human hands to make it one of Na ture's most beautiful gardens. This week we are gratefu' to R- S. Carter, Henry Mueller and F. Guterkurnst for books and magazines donated. Should the lady reporter in her mad rush thru life fail to recognize donations and oth er helpful kindnesses, you must iust consider her failings and faults. This is a big-place, and most of us have so much to look after that we are apt to overlook many things in our efforts to keep the big job going. Right now I have forgotten what our garage fore man told me to mention as part of his wants. It was some special tools for tapping out nuts, cylinders, tires, or a keg of beer. Well, I don't know just what it is, so I will have to see Kling again. But—say—I do know we need some one who is anxious to do dairying and some one to make shoes, and a bunch of good people to help us carry on our work here. Well, Kling has again informed me he wants taps and dies for making automobile threads. Well, I suppose that will save me much trouble. Instead of the usual Satur day picnic for the children, we held a meeting at the school house and talk ed over many changes in ourselves to the good of each of us and our move ment in the future. Our children are our hope for the future, and it is their great privilege to be able to get our ex perience for their guidance. The dan cing school and dance were well at tended to-night by colonists and oiir outside friends. ^ V ^ ¥ j ! Sunday, June 11. — And to-day the sun shines so brightly that you can hardly believe it rained yesterday so hard that we could almost call it a flood; but it is so just the same. Sev eral of the fellows went over the place to look at and repair fences that had been injured by the down-pour. In the afternoon several of the fellows worked upon the ball ground. As a whole it was a day of rest for the Col ony. They say there is no rest for the wicked, and I guess I must be very wicked; because I can not remember when I last had a Sunday lay-off and to-day I cannot break the rule and not get out this day's diary. There is lit tle to tell of what we are doing to-day, so I will tell you what real good colon- ists should do- The Colony was organ ized for the purpose of demonstrating I what could be done to make a better ! human condition for all thru co-opera tion AND ALSO to show that under a co-operative regime each individual would better himself or herself. If you ! join the Colony just to better your own ( condition and not make a better man or woman of yourself, then you are miss ing the mark entirely. We want peo ple who have a desire to make them selves a fitting example of what 'can be accomplished within a co-operative environment. It is, therefore, neces sary for your heart to be right and at the same time to use your head as well. It is not enough to just wish for and talk about the co-operative com monwealth, but you must DO YOUR BEST to bring it about thru active work; only by thinking and using your brain power can you do the best work. In the last word, our success depends entirely upon the individuals inside of our organization. Think this over, and see where you stand. Are you want ing to co-operate just to benefit your self or to bring a better condition for all mankind? If so you must forget I self and desire to serve others.. Will you co all in your power to make a better man or woman of yourself, as a fitting example of what co-operators should or could be? If you should drop foolish or useless habits acquired thru false ideals and be willing to do all in your power to make YOURSELF a good example to all your fellow co operators. A good healthy body and I a clean active mind are the greatest assets one can possess, and if you have them you owe the best possible use of jthem to carrying forward the princi ples of co-operation and brotherhood, as well as all natural truth. "It is bet ter to live worthily for one's country than to die for it," and as the whole world is our country we should each resolve to live the best we know how i»r it and not limit ourselves in the "knowing how." The Llano Band gave an evening open-air concert for the first time this year. The mental sci ence class at 6:30 and the usual con cert at the theater closed the day with many pleasant memories * V ¥ V Monday, June 12. — The getting of wood to-day was the big job while the ground is still too wet to work to an ad vantage, so I will take you on a little journey thru our store. The K. C. S. Ry. runs thru our town north and south (nearly) and on the east side of the track stands our general store, a me ne«.* Mcuius our general siore, a building about 25 x 90 feet, with sev~ eral wings and porches èn the front and sides and quite an extensive addi tion on the back that is our bakery, cold-storage house, cannery and where the butcher renders lard and cures meat. Quite a change has just take? place in this department as Comrade |McDonald is now in charge of the .bookkeeping and buying, allowing Comrade Gaddis and Mrs. Gaddis more freedom to run our much-needed can ning department. The Gaddis family has proved itself capable of any kind [don't count the hours each day; they of good work and always willing to do anything that should be done. They do the task infront of them and view the results. The best I can say for them is that they have proved them-i selves to be co-operators- McDonald is new with us, but we have known his worth for a long time, and we are just tickled to load him up with lots of work. Above all people, Burton is willing. Mrs. Sanders is our main lady clerk, and she has shown her colors in fine style; she loves work and is a very pleasant and accommodating assistant. At her spare moments she helps the canners or any plaice she can. Mother Shutt wraps the bread when the bakers are there with it and she also works at the sewing department in her spare time. Beulah Gaddis one of our high schopl girls is now making the Colony candy. It is pure and wholesome and many of our out-side friends can testi fy to Beulah's ability to please the palet. H. Bell is our butch, peanut but ter maker, store clerk, theatrical mana yer and comic opera all in one. As a worker Harry is always on the job and will work any place but hitched up with about him he is "willin" for any old job ure. Oh! what's the use of talking about him re is "willin" for any old jbo and always does his best. Joe Valek and Dan Clapa are running the bake Llano 125 Club Is YOUR Club Don't merely WATCH It Grow — Get In and Help! Do you intend some day to make Llano your home? Do you want a comfortable dwelling and the conveniences of a modern city when you come? Of course you do. Then join the LLANO 125-CLUB immediately. This club is YOUR club. Its purpose is to furnish the cash with which to build a place for YOU. We will do the pioneering; we will do the actual work; but you must supply the necessary cash. 125,000 Dollars will completely finance this Colony. It will give us com plete ownership of 20,000 acres of land and furnish the funds with which to build our modern city. It will give steady employment to several thousand per sons and lay the foundation for a great co-operative commonwealth. It will permit us to admit people who are good co-operators and are willing to give their labor and moral support to our undertaking, but have not the money With which to buy a membership. We want 125 persons to pledge themselves to furnish 1,000 Dollars each THIS YEAR. This will enable us to do in ONE YEAR what is would take sev eral years to accomplish without your assistance. We CAN do it alone, but with your help we can do it much sooner. On another page you will find a list of those who have already joined the Club, and this will be published frequently, so that you may note its pro gress. But don't merely WATCH it grow—get in and MAKE it grow. On May 1, 1922, Llano Colony will have been eight years in existence; and within the last two years we have made more progress than during the previous six years. What will we do in the next two years? THAT IS UP TO YOU! Let the Colonists Hear from YOU today LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY LEESVILLE, LOUISIANA shop and we are safe in saying that Joe can bake anything anyother baker can and its fine. Whole wheat is ground at our mill, baked in our bakery, and sold at our store. It is a real health food and some day Joe and Dan will make French pastry out of whole wheat flour. Joe also vulcanizes our auto tubes while resting and Dan won't be able to rest, (soon) Its a secret. Trix Ewell is now helping at the cannery and Truman Benthall puts in half a day at the store. Yes, we have a good store and are now anxious to fill our shelves with Llano products, canned corn, bean tomatoes, sweet-potatos and other veg etables as well as, catsup, meats, p'.ck les, peanut-butter, syrup and other » yr- ; %ood things. We are learning to ß at Llano products only, and our children set the lead. Later nothing but Llano products or other co-operative produc ed goods will be on our shelves. Some day our store will be moved across the railroad and on the the west side of the state highway into a new brick build ing.but that is in the future and we feel proud of the one we now have and it give! us excellent service. Comrade Hatris is now occupying one of our ■ front windows with his jewelry shop and optometrist stand .Comrade Harris * wo much to our Colony up-bui!d ^ an efficient worker at his trade and a capable man at his profession and the " 1 " L " :,J ing. We are growing comrades and our store is a barometer of our success. Orchestra practice and the children's mental science class were the evening classes for'this day. ^ Tuesday, June 13. — It is now the middle of June and our this years land purchase only partly accomplished, sev eral very important deals that we can close provided we raise a few thousand dollars. For instance, we can get a 273 acre rice farm about 80 miles from here a,farm well equipped and under full bearing for just paying the mort gage ; this year we will get about 10 or 15 thousand dollars worth of rice from it- This ranch would be a great asset to our holdings and there are others EAGLE "MIKADO" Pencil No. 174 ■ EAGLE MtK A E © X N Vi-". !Äfv. For Sale at your Dealer Made in five grades ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND EAGLE MIKADO EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK that we have hanging fire because ot your silence. A crisis is approaching in national and International affairs. What will happen is yet to be seen; but regardless what is to come it will not be to the interest of the workers un less they themselves make it to their advantage. I see no way of making things come our way, other than to purchase land, and equipment for grow ing our own food, making our clothes and building homes. It is a sure thing collectively we are stronger than we will be as a divided people. Now you are entirely robbed of your life savings. The cash you have will buy you a bet ter future here than any place else. You will be free to live among your fel low man without having the fear of be ing taken advantage of, fear of the future and where you can realy prac tice a religion of love and brotherhood. Is it worth while? Is there anything more worth while? Now comrades we want you to act with us this year and help us put this across now, while there is yet time. There are so many ways in which you can help do this big job If you could only see it. New subscrib e rs to the papers, members to the Doll ar-Up Club , installment memberships and a cash membership in the 125-Club arc some of them. The co-operative Commonwealth will come only when we create it and we could have it now if we would all co-operate. Now why can't we who want to co-operate, get together to do so, and let others come when they see that it will work. If you agree to this program, then back us up by helpng us to handle these deals for future use. If the enterprise is to have a quick growth it must come from the cash you send in, our money is all here at work and it will take yours to continue the financing of the future growth. You must -act now in order to give us the support we need or we will have to pass up real snaps that need cash for handling. It is necessary that you assist us in every way you can We are doing all we possibly can and must look to you for future expansion. Are you with us?