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If you receive a sample copy of this paper, it is an in vitations to you to sub scribe. Some friend of yours has ask ed us to send it. Sample trial subscription is ten cents *1 c T nt b ^ egu ' ar subscription is $1.50 a Year; five cents a Copy. j A WEEKLY MESSENGER FROM THE LLANO CO-OPERATTVE COLONY ' The Llano Colonial MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS •BOSKS . To expound the principles of complete co-operation that other colonies may be formed to emulate the Successful Llano Co-operative Cojony. VOL. II— No. 10. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA, SATURDAY. JULY 1. 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.50 YEAR Herrin Massacre Deaths Laid to Door of Mine Owners STATE SENATOR SNEED, INVEST ING MINË WAR HORROR, TALKS PLAINLY (By The Federated Press) Herrin, 111. — W. J. Lester, president Southern Illinois Cial Co., and his cor peration should be made to pay »for their responsibility in bringing on the Herrin strip coal mine bloodshed in -which union and nonunion miners lost their lives, June 22, declared State Senator William J. Sneed after the cor oner s jury had found the company re sponsible for the deaths. Lester is the man reported by Col. Samuel S. Hunter, Illinois national guard, to have said: "I'll be damned if I will," when implored by Hunter to shut down operations to avoid blood shed. He was mining coal in violation of his agreement with union officials. "Upon President Lester," said Sneed, "lies the blame for this whole terrible affair." COURTS VIEW LABOR 'S ORGAN IZATION AS A CRIME Lawrence, Mass. — The One Big Union and the United Textile Workers of America were summoned to appear before the court at Salem in the coun ty of Essex on the first Monday of Ju ly. The unions must answer a bill of complaint exhibited against them by the Patchogue-Plymouth Mills corpor ation to show why the injunction the company asked for in their bill of com plaint should not be issued. The Pat chogue-Plymouth mill is one of the smaller mills in Lawrence where the employes are on strike. They employ ed about 500, about 20 of whom are now^ strikebreaking. The Colony Diary Being « Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, June 21. — Farm work is the big thing to-day, and all teams, tractors and man that can be spared are on that job. Darth, Buhre and An derson and Tackett, with a bunch of children, are planting sweet potatoes and the field is almost finished. Kemp is laying out the rows with a team, which makes the job much easier. Busick and W. Fread are planting pea nuts in the new field while Siemens and Vernon on the two tractors, with Jones, Lee and Marchick, are preparing the land that has been terraced. Van Nu land and Harris are hoeing cane and getting out the weeds while unable to cultivate. The gerden ground is being prepared for fall crops. Mrs. Yates is now here and will soon join in with Comrade Yates in taking care of the milk goats. Comrade Yates has the spirit of a real co-operator, and if work gets short at the goat ranee, he is always ready to butt into any old job that helps the Colony on in its progress. Books arrived to-day from Wni. Andraska and Louis Braeckelaere which were placed in the library. A lot of tools for a vulcanizing outfit came from Aime Quinet. These very useful gifts are gratefully received. It j we could get an outfit for vulcanizing auto casings, it would give us a valu able equipment. Nash and Yates are framing up a new goat house. The brick crew, W. Beavers, Chappelle, Denver Cryer and Scharrer, are still laying brick on the new upper story of the print shop. Rechsteiner and Langridgc ar e now putting shingles on the big roof garden building, and it is to be hoped we will get that place fin ished soon. Fred West, daughter Mil dred and r«iece Louise, are here for 0 few days' visit. The young folks of the Colony gave them a party at the club house and many were the sighs tor the time when we can hold these parties in the new roof garden. We, are re ceiving orders for Llano -made shoes, and Roede is getting scared that his trade will swamp him. Now please rr member that these shoes are made from Colony 'eather. î i eV are not a fancy shoe. The upper is made ifi one piece and are for a vvoik shoe only. Yes. GOMPERS WINS IN CONVENTION VOTE Administration Victorious in A. F. of L. Election. Cincinnati. — It is announced that Gompers and the entire administration group were victorious in, the American Federation of Labor election here to For the forty-first time Gompers was named president of the organization. When the convention finally came to the point of voting for its chief execu tive, all visible opposition to Gompers I had melted away and he was unoppos ed. I It had been planned by enemies of the administration to attempt to "break jinto the official circle" by electing a 'man to one of the lesser offices now , held by the Gompers group. These ef fort#'also failed. Other officers re-elected were: James Duncan, granite worker, first vice-president. Frank Morrison, secretary. J. G. Valentine, moulder; Frank Duffy, carpenter; Wm. Green, miner; W. D. Green, street car man, and T. A. Eckart, garment worker, vice presi dents. Jacob Fisher/ barber, seventh vice president. Mathew Woll, engraver, eighth vice president. Delegates chosen to the British ■ Trades Union Congress are to be: Ben jamin Schlessenger, làdies' gal-men' worker, and E. J. McGovern, plasterer William E. Hulsbeck of the Kentucky State Federation of Labor, was chosen delegate to the Canadian labor con gress. Portland", Oregon, was picked as the city for the 1923 American Federation ,of Labor convention. —Okla. Leader. they are fine. Easy pn the feet and will wear like real leather should. We haven't a big assortment of laics, so can't fit everybody» but Roec^ is 4 Vill in," even tho he is a harness-maker. Mat Schuster and lamily joined the Colony to-day. Mat had a farm eight (piles west of us, lui has decicicd tc quit bucking the game as an in iîv du al, and he, his wife, and four b"«vs are iiow Llanoites. Pi., pie who do no un derstand 'vh:<* we are doing somet "»*> get real vicious. It is a commoi thing to have i.ie one to write in to lind out how much they can make for ï?om selves ,f vve let tocir join us. Sor/e think this is a place to come to take life easy, and when they find it is a real job, they blame us for wanting them to work and help support them selves and the movement. Sometimes we have supposed comrades to call us liars, thieves, etc.;_and it is not alto gether an uncommon thing to have someone write' in who seems to want to draw a few drops of blood from the carcass of some one who is supposed to be to blame for someone's else wrong thinking. But after all is it to be wondered at when psychologists and professors tell us that 70 percent of the adults of this country possess a men tality lower than 14 years—that is, their mental evolution was arested at the 14-year-old stage. And remember many of these minds run down to the recesses of 10 or 12 years. It is sur prising, the slow progress the world makes in handling a real human pro gress. Band practice and the party at the club house were the doings of the evening. * * * # Thursday, June 22. — Another fine day, and the planting and cultivating go merrily on again. Warren Fread is now taking up the job of running a tractor. Warren and Vernon are only boys, but they are beginning to take on men's responsibilities. And, by the way, one of the big troubles labor must solve is getting men who will accept responsibility. It is easy to be a boss x (Continued on last page) By Robert Whitaker. Not the weak, but the strong are the burden we bear, We would carry the feeble to-day, And no one be broken with heartache and care, If the strong would stand out of the way. We could satisfy all whc| have less than they need. If those who have more would refrain; Want is not the world's problem, th e problem is greed, For the slums are the backyards of gain. We prate of "defectives," and scold "the unfit," But the people who trouble us most Are the vaunted "efficient," who think they are it, And know not the things that they boast. The handsome folks live on the plain folks, of course, And the clever folsk live 0Ï1 the fools; And the people who work are forever the source < Of the <vaste and the riot that rules. You may double the tax on the common man's bread. But the rich man must still have his cake. And the foolish must fill up the trenches with dead That the wise folks may double their stake. No, it isn't the weakness of those who are weak That makes the world wretched and wrong; We shall some day discover the sinner we seek In the self-centered greed greed of the strong. —The Public. THE KIDDOOS ENTERTIAN GOOD ROADS FOR LLANO COLONY There are no slackers in the educa tional and social activities of Llano Col ony, and so it is but natural that the little tots of the Kindergarten should contribute their share to last Sunday night's entertainment at the Dixie Pride Playhouse. And there was no shyness visible in their demeanor as they faced the large audience confronting them. Under the direction of Mrs. Hendricks, and Miss Mable Synoground, they per formed their marches and sang their lit tle ditties perfectly self-possessed, a credit to themselves and the kindergart ners. The juvenile orchestra opened the performance with a stirring ouver ture delivered vivaciously and with comprehensive feeling and furnished the music for the little ones. Miss Nellie Kemp contributed one of her charming vocal solos, always ready to do her part and more in any on e of the Colony activities. Mrs. Gaddis and Mrs. Scharrer, ac companied on the piano by Miss Beu lah Galdis, furnished a vocal duet, sung with rare pathos and spirit. . Mrs. Dr." Ferrée, by request, gave a select reading, written in the psychol ogy of an unsophisticated, but imagin ative little boy. Her imitation of the boy's manner of speech was delicately true to life and created a great deal of merriment. She encored with a sailor's explanation of the character of an "anthem," mad e to one of his mates. Our rhymster, John Brostrom, then occupied the stage for a while, and he aimed his wit_ especially at the print shop crew. According to his tale, one of them has matrimonial designs, while another aspires to be a mahatma (whatever that may mean) ; and thus the old world wags. Laura Synoground then had her in ning with a declamation, which she ex pressed with a positive emphasis as if she was very much in earnest about it, and her slogan was, "Do the best you can!" All right, Laura, we will try - Miss Ford, a visitor, volunteered a delicious monologue of a new papa who is rather uncertain how to act un der the new responsibility thrust upon him, but is surely bound to learn all that the position involves in due course of time. Her contribution was highly appreciated and we certainly feel al ways grateful for any contribution that our neighbors and friends volunteer to our entertainments. An anthem solo by Comrade Beav ers, assisted by a quartette, consisting of Mrs. Dougherty and Mrs. Beavers, Mr. Gaddis and Bill Beavers, was a vo cal treat of the first class. It was sure ly fine singing. The Burden The subject of road-building was up for discussion at the agriculture meet ing at Llano Colony on Friday night, June 23. With 6,000 acres now own ed by the Colony and 14,000 more in prospect, th e building and maintenance of good roads on such a large tract is self-evidently a project of considerable moment. The splendid state road now passing thru th e Colony impresses everyone emphatically with the desir ability of good roads that are in good condition every day in the year. Tracks around stumps, winding thru the cut over land that are impassable or diffi cult to traverse after heavy rains are a great detriment to the best interests of the community, The Colony may hav e to build its own roads or will have to work in conjunction with the par ish authorities to build one or two roads immediately to make hauling of farm products from outlying fields as favor able ^as possible; Grading, draining, and bridging was advocated to the gar den and fields cleared last winter and ! spring, and are now promising good .harvests. The building of an electric trolley line was also proposed, to be extended to the Sabine river. In the near future the Colony will start a saw mill on Anacoco Creek to get lumber out of timber owned by th e Colony. Clearing crews and farm ing operations will follow in due course of time. The land there is of the very best quality and especially suitable for ribbon cane. The activities of the Colony after a while will have to include all ; the public services that other govern ments perform for their peoples, but ar e not yet taken up by any depart ment of government in this country. In fact, all the affairs of the member ship are public affairs. No one has any private business affairs with any other member of the Colony. Comrade Darth gav e an interesting description of timber roads that are built in many sections of the State of Washington, and might prove suitable in some instances in the Colony work. The discussion was general, highly an imated and very instructive. The Col ony will have good roads and work will begin very soon. It 'may be possible to reform the dance in this country, provided we first "reform the dancers. HAVE YQU A FRIEND WHO IS IN TERESTED IN REAL CO-OPERA TION? SEE THAT HE BECOMES A READER OF THE LLANO C<&ON IST AT ONCE. ORDER A BUNDLE. DOLLAR-UPPER ENJOYS PRIVILEGE TO AID Are you UP or are you DOWN? Hav e you joined the Dollar-Up Club yet? As a reader of our paper, you are no doubt a co-operator, a believer in a new way of life. What are you do ing to justify your belief? No belief or ideal is worth a pin to a person who does not sacrifice something for it. What are you paying for your ideal ? We are down here doing th e hard pion eer work of ushering in the New World, and are paying the price of our co-op eration by practicing it. You cannot come just now, so it is up to you to help those who have come and are doing your work here. JOIN THE DOLLAR-UP CLUB AND DO YOUR BIT WEEK BY WEEK TO MAKE THIS THING A SUCCESS. It is a privilege we offer you to as sist this work. It is a duty you owe yourself; so hustle along—join the DOLLAR-UPPERS NOW AND NEV ER BE A DOWN-AND-OUTER. We would suggest to the members of this club that they send in their pay ments at the beginning of the month. Ihen their names may appear in every issue of the paper during the month for which the donation is intended. Of course, there are many who pay for several months ahead. For instance, Comrade Sunnen just sent in $30 to cover six months. Comrade Glégg for warded $12; and many others, smaller amounts. Great interest is manifested by some of our friends, and here is the complete list of good Dollar-Up Club members for: THE "DOLLAR-UP CLUB" FOR JUNE 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) 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 Aime Quinet C. W. Corbin Reo Johnson (May) Stanley C. Williams Frank Phelps Augustus Robinson Miss C. Chapman (April, May and June) Mrs. R. K. Williams Walter H. Fread N. L. Clarke A. W. Gouchenour Floyd C. La Rue Mrs. Charlotte Collins Mrs. B. W. Briggs Wm. Gurr Willis H. Alpers C. A. Percy C. F. Krause Reo Johnson Chas. H. Newman Mrs. Don Belcher James Innes W. J. Glegg A. H. Moore L. L. Rhodes (May, June) $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 $1.0Q $1.00 $1.00 $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 $1-00 $1.00 $3.00 $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 $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 Don't be stingy. Let your friends in on a good thing. See that they be come regular readers of THE LLANO COLONIST, and learn about co-opera tion and its marly advantages. They that fight for freedom under take the noblest cause mankind can have at stake.—Cowper. On liberty's ruins to fame.—Moore, cock. Llano Personals Victor Nelson came in Thursday af ternoon from California to give Llano the "once over." He hasn't had time to get around much yet, but is véry well pleased with what he has seen so far. « * * « Riley Demaree arrived last week from California. He will make his home with his mother, Mr. Vorhees, and his sister, Mrs. Hendricks, who re turned to the Colony about two months ago. * * * * Courtland Miller, of New York, is spending a few days at the Colony. Mr. Miller heard about Llano by the merest accident while traveling in California and immediately determined to see the place. He will be unable to remain as long as he would Hke, but is making an effort to see as much of the big ranch as possible during the short time that he is to be hei;e. « « v « Just a year ago, Mr. J. I. Hastings, of Oklahoma, paid the Colony a visit of several weeks' duration and made a thorough investigation. Since that time he has been one of our most en thusiastic supporters and has been shap ing his affairs so that he might re turn. He finally arrived last ^Monday, a car-load of household goods and ma chinery following two days later, and is here to stay. Mr. Hastings is a civil engineer and construction engineer, and his work will b e in connection with the liaying-out and development of the townsite. * * * * John Rix, who has been employed in the blacksmith shop and wagon shop for several months, left last Wfednesday for Missouri, where he Will take up the same work for a nephew who is en gaged in that business. John is an ex cellent mechanic and his new employ er is to be congratulated in securing his services. • • « e , C. D. Northup, of Missouri, dropped in on us unexpectedly this week and remained for a two-day visit. He has been interested in the Colony for some tim e and a regular reader of The Col onist, but wished to obtain first-hano* information. He is planning an ex tended trip through the East in the near future and expects to meet a num ber of other people who are also, inter ested in the Colony, and it is his de m to give them the facts. Mr. Northup was greatly pleased with things as he found them and very en thusiastic over our future prospects. As he is in the timber business he was particularly interested in our fine tim ber land, ,£ome of which he decared he never saw equalled. He left Wednes day afternoon, taking with him a sup ply of literature for distribution. * * * * Lee Rhodes is back home again. Lee is an organizer for the Farm Labor Union and has been up in the vicinity of Texarkana for the past month get ting the farmers of that locality lihed up and headed in the right direction. He reports a veiy successful trip, but says that he is mighty glad to get back home ; and we are just as glad to have him back as Lee is a very pleasant sort of fellow to have around. BE OF GOOD CHEER, SAYS LLANO WEATHER PROPHET Mr. W. A. Dougherty, the local U. S. weather observer, is a well-meaning man and he always wants the peopl e to await the bpst in the weather line that may happen to turn up. He always reserves for himself plenty leeroom, so whatever happens he is always approx imately right. On the morning of June 27, he reports a rising barometer, indi cating local showers, but they very like - ly may pass over as the barometric rise is not at all heavy. Otherwise, gen erally fair and normal temperature may be expected. Temperature for the week ending June 26th, inclusive, as follows: June 20—max. 87, min. 69 June 21—max. 90, min. 70 June 22—max. 86, min. 68 Jun e 23—max. 90, min. 69 June 24—max. 95, min. 70 June 25—max. 92, min. 7! June 26—max. 92, min. 67 Have you thought of joirsin-* *' > "Llano Dollar-Up Club"? Retd i' ■announcement on another pr/re r see if you don't belong there.