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VISITOR SEES NEED OF
FACILITIES FOR LLANO To the Readers and the Friends of the Colony:— , This is written by a visitor to Llano and I am going to try to get this let ter into the paper without going to the Editor, who may object to it—maybe I have a pull with the printers and de vil? This is what I want to say: This Colony is doing fine. The colonists have made remarkable progress, in deed, and are to be congratulated. However, they work too hard, some of them, and there are just two things I want to ask the readers to provide to make things ever so much easier. The first is a TELEPHONE system. This will not cost over $250.00. The Colony is pretty-well spread out. The office is in one place, the hotel another, the work shops another, the school somewhere else, the store in another place and the homes scattered like in all little towns. These places could not all be together, anyhow. There are too many and the'place is growing. Then the dairy is a mile away and the chief farm some 2 miles away. There is a terrible loss of time now in running about from place to place to keep in touch. The manager and his foremen spend too much time riding or walking over the estate. Many communications to the farm crew, the dairy or the ho ter,- or the commissary, which would take only a few seconds to make by phone, consume sometimes hours of time to make at present. WILL SOME ONE GIVE THE COL ONY ABOUT THREE MILES OF WIRE AND A DOZEN TELEPHONE SETS? If you can give only a part of this, please do so and make their work more effective and efficient. They are working for you—for all of us,—and we owe it to them to properly equip them. The second requirement at Llano is also connected with communications. The Colony is spread over a consider able area. The larger part of the far ming land is 2 miles from the town, and the lumber camps are 10 miles out. At present all th e hauling is done by teams and tractors. This is actually very expensive and on these poor roads very inefficient. The timber on the Colony's back lands is one of its greatest assets. It is needed for buildings and also for making into crates and other mill-work for sale. The Colony can find a ready market and a profitable one for its mill work. The hauling in of the logs and the ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT SUS TAINS POLITICAL PERSECUTION (By The Federated Press) Chicagq. — The Illinois supreme court has upheld the Illinois criminal syndicalism law and the conviction un der it of 19 members of the Communist Labor party who were sentenced to fines and prison terms of from one to five years, in August, 1920. Justice Orrin Carten alone dissented, holding that the-Hlinois statute under which the conviction was obtained in unconstitu tioal. Chief Justice Floyd E. Thompson, who is th e youngest chief justice ever sitting in Illinois, took occasion to de nounce radicalism in general in writ ing the majority opinion. The men whose sentences are upheld are William Bross Lloyd, given a pris on term of from on e to five years and a $2,000 fine; Arthur Proctor, $2,000 fine and one to five years in the peni tentiary; Jack Carney, L. E. Katter feld, "L. K. England, Lulwig Lore, Ed gar Owens and Nels Kjar, each sen tenced to the penitentiary from one to five years, and Perr^ Shipman, Karl F. Sangberg, Dr. Oscar J. Brown, N. J. Christiansen, Samuel Ash, James A. Meissinger, Samuel F. Hankin, John Vogel, Morris A. Stoller and Charles Krumbein, each of whom must serve one year in either the penitentiary or the county jail. The opinion in the case commends the Cookcoi^nty criminal court for the Llano Peanut Butter Made from Spanish Peanuts only, with the natural oils retained and only a little salt ad^ed 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 and especially good for children I-lb. can—30c; 2-Ib. can—55c; 4-Ib. can—$1.00; 8-lb. can—$2.00 Send money order for postage „ Mail your order to— / Llano Co-operative Colony, Leesville, La. taking out of the supplies to the camps and to the farm department, and the bringing in of the crops by team tractor is not advisable, is exceedingly costly and a very weary task. It costs more than it should and this has to be made up by hard work in other ways. The only logical method is to have a tramway to connect' the town and railroad with the farming land and the lumber camps, I am informed that such tramway tracks can be bought se cond-hand in this country and that the cost of equipping the present needs of Llano would be about $2500.00. This will provide the rails and some of the rolling stock needed. The traction could be either by gasoline or electric power, both of which' are available. The latter, of course is to be preferred, if the Colony's present power plant is equal to the needs of a tramway sys tem. It is not fair to expect these people to make the best of opportunities here with this transportation problem un solved.^ I am sure there are enough readers and supporters who can provide the above. There will be some real pleasure to you in providing the first real workers" railroad to be used for—not profits but use. Nay, more than this, you will feel indeed that you are building the new world that is to be. Let me urge you, then,- to get in quick and help to PROVIDE A TRAM WAY FOR LLANO'S NEEDS. Maybe someone will read this who can provide the whole $2500.00, but if not you can all do your share even if it is only to buy enough track to go a few yards. Let each on e decide to do this, to pay for his own share of this track. I am sure the manager will give you all the specifications if there is suffi cient response to this appeal. He will get prices and particulars and publish them, I know, if there is a hope of your putting it through. Be a builder of the NEW SOCIETY and let us give these good people, striv ing hard to make things better for us all, the tools with which to work. "piis is important and you must for givie me for taking the liberty of bring ing the matter to your attention. Yours for co-operation, R. W., Visitor. If top-notch effort yields you no hap piness, there's something wrong either with you or your efforts. Sit down and do some analyzing.—B. C. Forbes. DOES CONGRESS CONDONE - MODERN BARBARISM? (By The Federated Press) Washington- — Police reserves call ed out to quell incipient race riots all along Pennsylvania Ave. during the si lent Flag day demonstration of the Ne gro population of the city in protest against the failure of congress to pass the anti-lynching bill. It was such banners as the following that roused the same thousands of gov ernment clerks that attacked suffragists during their war-time picketing of the Whie House: * "We silently parade as an appeal to the American sense of fair play." "Every lynching has two victims: a human being and civilization." "Failure to pass the anti-lynching bill will offcially condone this form of barbarism." The anti-lynching bill has been pass ed by the house, but is hung up in the senate and will probably fail of enact ment at this session, due to the absorp tion of senators in tariff legislation. Have you thought of joining the "Llano Dollfr-Up Club"? Read the announcement on another page and see if you don't belong there. manner in which the trial was conduct ed, declaring that, while the record is not free from error, the defendants had a free and impartial trial and that the judgment was fully justified. FARMER-LABOR CO-OPERATORS DEMAND MEXICAN RECOGNITION The workers of Mexico have appeal ed through the AIl-American Co-oper ative Commission of Cleveland the na tional headquarters of farmer-labor co operators, to enlist the support of the producing classes of America for a fair consideration of the Mexican Govern ment's claims to recognition by the Un ited States. The Co-operative Commis sion has just sent a letter to Secretary of State Hughes, urging immediate re cognition of the Mexican Government because it has fulfilled every condition required by international law to entitle it to our friendship and intercourse. It has proved its stability, its fidelity to international obligations, and its. power to maintain law and order thru out every section of the Mexican state. At least twenty-two governments, in cluding Japan, have recognized Mexico while the United States holds aloof. In its letter to Secretary of State Hughes, the Co-operative Commission does not mince words, but asks a plain and honest explanation of the following facts: Why American negotiations with Mexico, including the proptfsed treaty, have been shrouded under the cloak of secret diplomacy? Whether it is true that the United tSates Government is i POLITICAL DEPORTATION IN KANSAS , (By The Federated Press) Independence, Kan. — Seven mi gratory workers following the harvests have just been convicted of vagrancy here and sentenced to serve six months in jail and pay $500 fine, the maximum penalty. These workers were taken off a Fris that the United States Government is, acting as the agent of the big oil pro moters, sisal manufacturers and land holders in opposing recognition of Mex ico? Representatives of American farm ers, workers, ço-operators, believe that the true reason is the progressive na ture of the present Mexican Govern ment. Furthermore, Mexico is one of the two nations in the world which is actually spending more money on edu cation than on its army and navy; and yet our State Department has recog nized neither! The farmers, industrial workers, and co-operators demand to know why their State Department refuses to recognize a government (hat does not dance to the tune of big business. co freight train at Cherryvale on June 5. All seven carried I W. W- cards. Other tourists taken from the same train who had no labor union cards were released. When the arrest was made, the po lice charged the industrialists with va grancy and "with loitering at Cherry vale." The seven unlucky ones are: John Matson, Sam Boscia, James M. Dwyer, Fred Bliss, Julius Bohlem, John Blain and John McCarthy. Attorney John J. Carney of Oklaho ma City, who defended them, will ap peal the case. It is always a mystery to a tiller of the soil how his products can command so much money when they reach the ultimate consumer," one of our con temporaries remarks. We should ad vise that gentleman to get his informa tions direct from the tiller of the soil, who has long ago ceased to be a green horn in capitalist economics. He knows perfectly well by what process the pric es of his products are raised on the way to the ultimate consumers. He knows where the dividends of- the rail roads come from, and the profits of the owners of elevators and cold stor age houses, and the incomes of whole sale and retail dealers. He knows as well as anybody else that it is the mid dleman who robs him and his custom ers-—St. Louis Labor. WISCONSIN SOCIALISTS WILL SUPPORT LA FOLLETTE (By The Federated Pre«) Milwaukee. — The Socialist party of Wisconsin will not put a candidate in the field against Robert M. La Fol lette when the veteran Wisconsin sen ator-runs for reelection. At the same time the state convention of, the Social ists went on record as condemning La Follette for remaining in the Republi can party and for his policy of public regulation of private industry. The Wisconsis Socialist ticket con sists of: For governor— Louis A. Arnold, Milwaukee. For lieutenant governor— Martin Georgenson, Manitowoc. For secretary of state—Mathilda Boor man, Wisconsin Rapids. For state treasurer—L. P. Christenson, Racine. For attorney general—Frank C. Car ter, Eagle River. FOLLOW THOU ME—ME, I SAY, not my pompous, disobedient CHIL DREN; but ME, the God of LOVE, TRUTH and JUSTICE. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand to-day—as 2000 years ago—still IN SIDE of man (Luke 17;21) and ready to respond to the act 6f "BEING KIND AND HONEST TO-DAY." WORKERS ORGANIZE CO-OP. BUILDING TRADES The building tradesmen of Blooming ton, Illinois, announce the formation öf a co-operative building guild to pro vide workers and citizens with homes at cost without paying the profits de manded by contractors and real estaW speculators. The Guild is organized a ' on 8 the lines so successfully followed hy the British and German Co-operative Building Guilds and is headed by L. P. Salch, a former vice-president of the Illinois State Federation of Labor. The Union Building Trades of Min neapolis have just completed organiz ing the Union Construction Company, and are preparing to do all kinds of building and construction work inde pendent of contractors. The Union Construction Company is financed by another co-operative organization, the Union Building and Loan Association, which has just been founded by organ-1 ized labor to provide loans at minimum rates to home builders. A part of the funds of the new Union Insurance Co another cooperative recently organized by Minneapolis workers to write all kinds of insurance, will also be invest ed to aid the construction of homes. Similar building guilds, according to St. Minn.,- Jackson, Mich.; and Brooklyn, N. Y. Twin City Review. the All American Co-operative Commis s ' on . of Cleveland, are also being op prated in Reading, Pa.; St. Paul, PERSECUTION MUST STOP (By The Federated Press) The federal political prisoners are being punished in plain violation of the constitution of the United States. The first amendment of the constitu tion—we quote it word for word—says "Congress shall make no law respect ing an establishment of religion, or pro hibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ; or right of the people peace ably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of griev ances-" This language is so clear' that even a republican president or attorney gen eral ought to be able to understand it. The children of tenant cotton farm ers can understand it It completely prohibits the passing of any law abridging free speech or free press. The political prisoners were convicted under such a law. The law was void when passed. It has since been repealed and is no longer in exist ence. The prisoners are simply being 'peVsecutVd'in 'flät'viölätTon'örthe con stitution. Even if it had not been perfectly right and proper for them to express themselves in speech and writing about the war, how slight their influence was as compared with that of some men who criticed the conduct of war with entire" immunity! Theodore Roosevelt for example. He indluged in free speech and free press to the .limit. If free speech and free press could hamper the war work, his savage criticisms of the way in which the war was being conducted surely would have accomplished that result. How puny and restless were the criticisms of the obscure men who are now doing time at hard labor.in prison for their exercise of free speech and free press. Yet Roosevelt was not molested. He had the same right to criticise that these imprisoned men had. And these imprisoned men have the same right to be immune from persecu tion that he had. There is not the slight est taint of criminality attached to them Their persecutors are the real cuJ prits, who would be in prison if they had thçir just deserts. —Okla. Leader. THERE ARE NO CHILDREN There are no children really bad; what is needed is right training and suitable environment, and the good will overcome any evil tendencies that may exist through hereditary influences. The time will come when every child can have the training and environment it requires, to fill creditably the station in life it is best fitted for. And, while we fully believe this time is near at hand, yet it cannot be expected, until mankind learns the co-operative prop osition; because, unless this is under stood, the thing we call progress stands waiting at th e threshold of an open door, unable to enter, as there is some thing; and this something is the fear of leaving behind us the useless hab iliments of greed and selfishness—fear that, without the use of these (which are but the elements of our past and present DEFICIENCIES), we can get nowhere. What a great mistake this There is, however, another kind of selfishness—"Enlightened selfishness," which is quite unlike the kind that hurts; for, strange to say, it disregards self, until all are embraced in the gen eral good, for it realizes that where all are recipient of life's benefits according need, then all are safe. When this becomes a fact we have the co-opera tiv e as well as the golden age, when there is neither slave or master. And the child will not be neglected. The Junior Colonist ROBERT LINDSEY, Editor WHAT WE CHILDREN OF NEWLLANO DO First Lwill say we «re the old stand bys throughout the ranch. If comrade Lindsey gets behind on the farm he calls for the children. If Comrade Babb has more vegetables than he and his crew can pick or more weeds than they can conquer he puts in his bid for so many lively youngsters. If Mrs. Gaddis gets more beans, beets, etc., than she can store away, if offers us children an opportunity to lend our willing hands. If Ole needs some extra help at the sfiwmill or George Cantrell at the print '^op or Mrs. Green at the Cafeteria we boys and girls are always called upon, S o you see we act as "subs" for all t}le industries and it is often the sub st i tute who wins the game. 0 f course we have our regular work, We attend schoo l a half day and work in SOffle industry a half day but when ever we are needed for special work we are always ready to volunteer. And why should we be ready to vol unteer to go to the field and set sweet potato plants in the hot sun, or wash dishes in the Cafeteria? Why? For two reasons. First because it is necessary. It is a home duty. It is a p\rt of our living. Second because we should know how to do each and everything done on the ranch. A farmer's son must learn to milk, to plow, to feed stock, to drive a team, to read intelli gently, to be able to figure, to repair tools in blacksmith shop and so on. He need not be a professional teamster or blacksmith, a master mechanic or a famous mathematician, yet he must know how to do each and every one of these things and when necessity calls be ready to answer. So it is in Newllano, especially with the young people. Each should know how to make or repair shoes, to bake bread, to clerk, to farm, to garden, to work in the machine shop or any other industry. Perhaps it is not altogether necessary tljat the girls should take up so many lines of work; but the idea is this: We must hav e in the fu ture more than one man for have we been handicapped for the lack of a man who knew something about a certain job? And how much more could we have done had there been some one to readily take the place of iwiv 'iiy«v tnuji viiv uiuu lui a can take a job if need be. How often one who is absent? It is the man who is master of-one or two professions or trades, and who knows a good deal about several others, that is paid the most (in honors not money) in New llano. He is always, considered the man who is educated, for education is not the mere collection of scores of facts, but the knowledge a man pos sesses of the things about him and that he can utilize for the common good. Hence we children work in all the industries, study some theory and have bushels of fun danciing, swimming, en tertaining and playing games. We live practically on thé fruits of our own toil and take nothing for granted. We learn every good thing that comes along whether it is how to tan hides or write dramas, but every thing we learn must be a proven fact and the more of this we possess the happier we are. Mr. Fread has sçnt Warren his vio lin ffom Ceres, California, and he now making good use of it in the Jun ior Orchestra. ^ v * * * Last week Robert Lindsey took sick and has been unable to teach; so we have been working until time for Mr. McDonald to teach spelling and thought reading. * * * * Advancement — Yes — We now KEEP FIT WhW 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— 4 DR. JOHN DfcQUER who has made a special study of the question of natural therapeutics. He tells about his discoveries in his new booklet called— "Health Through Natural Forces" 50c A COPY KEEP PHYSICALLY FIT by sending for one of these booklets NOW. » THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS LEESVILLE, LOUISIANA. 0 ^g r "^"gg have lights in the school house. T< large drop lights in the larger and a smaller on e in the little * * » * The children all went on their pic nic last Saturday at the swimming pool and as usual had a very nice time. We went in the water both before and after dinner. As Mr Pickett was absent we did not hold the Self-Government Lea gue. # * * » Clifford West has been visiting his parents in Jennings for the past few weeks. Last Wednesday he returned tp the colony, bringing with him his father, his sister Mildred, and his cou sin, Louise West. Mr. West has been here several times before. The girls and Mr. West have now returned home. They enjoyed their visit with us and we hope they will soon return to make this their future resi dence. * * * * The kindergarten and school are slowly but surely increasing. The kind ergarten now has thirty pupils enrolled. Two new families came in last week, one bringing four children and the Of the Schuster family who came from west of Lessville there is Tony age thirteen and in the sixth grade, Willie, ag e eleven in the third grade, Lester age six and Walter age three who will attend the kindergarten. ; Of the Gardeners, who came from ' the state of Washington, there is Mil dred, aged nine, in the third grade; Margery, aged six, in the first grade, and Leslie, aged four, in the kindergar ten. We are always glad to see the young people come iiv, for it is they who will carry out this great problem of co-oper ation. * # * * The following is the school program for the fifth and sixth grades in the forenoon and eighth grade in the after noon during the summer. Morning ^ Spelling, Mrs. Norgard ; Thought Read « Ii yr xr i t t ^ } n .°' s * Norgara; Writing, Robert Lindsey; Arithmetic, Robert Lindsey; Zig Zag Journey (Geography and His tory) Robert Lindsey; Manual train ing, Robert Linc^ey; Afternoon 'Arithmetic, Robert Lindsey; Zig Zag ' J° urne y (Geography and History) Robert Lindsey; Writing, Robert Lind sey; Spelling, Mr. McDonald; Thought Reading, Mr. McDonald; Orchestra Max Beavers. IF THEY WOULD ONLY THINK If" a majority of our people knew how to think and dared to think inde pendently, our politicians and other popular leaders would soon find them selves compelled to work for a living. Thinking people would not allow them selves to be governed as we are gov erned to-day, nor would they stand for a contemptible brood of parasites, feeding upon them. People who know how to think also know how to rule themselves and refuse to pay with the fruits of their labor for their right to make a living.—St. Louis Labor. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEO PLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD OF LLANO COLONY AND "YET IT IS JUST WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. PERHAPS YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE PEOPLE. IF SO, MAKE THEM ACQUAINTED WITH THE COLONIST, AND IT WILL DO THE REST. ORDER A BUNDLE.