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THE COLONY DIARY
(Continued from page 1)
under capitalism, but to assume respon
sibility and be a real leader in the new
system of service is a job that few will
meet and carry out to success. In co
operation ther e are no bosses; but
there are leaders who must exercise au
thority and discipline if a system is to
be built up to meet the future; and I
tell you now, again, many are found
wanting when it is a question of shoul
dering the job and carrying it on to
success. Most of us want some one
eist to do it. That is apparent when
we realize there are three million co-op
erators in this country and yet few of
them are really rèady for it; because
they are afraid they will have to sacri
are doing all you should to promote its
success? A shipment of crates was
made to-day into the melon district.
The Colonist came off the press and
went to the mail to-day. Mary Gard
ner and three children arrived to-day
from Washington She came to look
us over and straighten up her father's
estate—Comrade Lamb's. W. Ewell
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nee some luxuries they now nave. Un
i j— j ici ,u: •
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vou are not in the game. And if you
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Colony boosters may now obtain
copies of THE LLANO COLONIST in
bundles for distribution among their
friends at the following rates:
5 copies for 1 month
5 copies for 3 months
10 copies for 1 month
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It is only necessary for a prospective
co-operator to read THE COLONIST
a few times until he becomes a regular
subscriber. We want 100,000.
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WAS U. S. BANK USED
TO ROB FARMERS
Washington. — The most startling
expose of the federal reserve board's
deflation policy ever heard in Congress
was coiltained in a fiery speech here of
Representative Phil D. Swing, Califor
nia. , ,
Characterizing the policy or the
board as "a damnable and criminal at
tempt by this all-powerful agency to
deliberately crucify the farmers of the
country," Swing demanded that a re
presentative of the farming interests be
added to the board, "so that the voice
of the farmer may be heard.
In voicing this demand, Representa
tive Swing told of a meeting of the
bankers of Southern California, held in
El Centro, November, 1920, at which
^e was the only layman present. W. A.
Day, then deputy governor of the Fed
eral Reserve Bank of San Francisco,
speaking for the reserve board, deliver
ed a message which he said he was
authorized to deliver, telling the bank
ers there assembled that they were not
to loan any money for the purpose of
enabling the farmer to hold any of his
crop» beyond harvest time.
"If they do," Representative Swing
quotes Day as saying, "The Federal
Reserve Bank will refuse to rediscount
a single piece of paper taken on such
a transaction."
"He declared," said Swing, "that all
■farmers should sell all their crops at
harvest time, unless they had money
of their own to finance them, as the
Federal Reserve Bank would do noth
ing toward helping the farmers hold
back any part of their crop no matter
what the condition of the market.'"
"And," said Representative Swing,
"Mr Day added that of course the
banks would have to loan money to the
middlemen to take up the crop and
hold Jt until the market is ready for it.
"This was the declared policy of the
board made by an officer of the board
delegated for the nurpos e of making
the announcement for the information
and guidance of the bankers of my dis
trict. No one could doubt for one min
ute as to what the natural, logical ?nd
necessarv consequences would be. The
Federal Reserve Banks deliberately set
out to 'bear' the market. They sue
ceeded so well that they broke the mar
ket and th e farmers as well."
The Searchlight on Congress
Do you know what your representative in Congress is doing? Is He
working for your interest or is he among those who are robbing the tax-pay
ers of millions of dollars?
THE SEARCHLIGHT will tell you.
It is America's only non-partisan, unbiased, political magazine and every
issue contains vitally important inforipation which every tax-payer and voter
should have.
Ex-Senator Kenyon says : "It stf nds alone in its field. It is performing
a public service without a parallel at the present time- Every voter should be
a subscriber."
THE SEARCHLIGHT is published monthly and the regular rate is $2.
00 per year, but by special arrangemr nts with the publishers, THE LLANO
PUBLICATIONS are able to offer it with THE LLANO COLONIST for only
$2.50 per year—a saving of $1.00 on each subscription.
Don't fail to take advantage of this unusual offer; it will be for a limited
time only. Send in your order NOW.
THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS
Newllano, Louisiana, (via Leesville
has gone into the bakery with Joe;
since Conïin came back we are push
ing our bakery work and that business
is going up to such an extent that we
will soon need another driver. The
psychofogical meeting was well attend
ed. and a special invitation to the wo
men brot them all out. Pioneering is
harder on women, as few women have
had the chance to really think on the
great economic and social problems we
are organizing to solve. It is our de
sire and intention to keep them com
ing to our meetings, that they can take
their, place alongside of our men as real
co-operators. No place on earth gives
the opportunity for advanced educa
tion better than right here.
They are outjhere
£ oemg weeds out of the com andlhe i
^, eans " An °f e J f Ca j e , c °-°P erat,0I J
Crops must be tended, and these fel- |
, lows ' and husky . and ï
at a11 tlme l: are g»vmg a hand to the
f . armm ; To ". c J ay 8 fo "
g a P n a post °" iCe ' or
NewlJano. Here we have a cjwmim
Friday, June 23. — The brick crew
, J .. L , ,
has gone on a vacation out at the Lamb
\«r rôl' L î" ,hek ,ob ,his " m!
of year " 0h ' no!
iMewnano. nere we nave a commun
live industries running, publishing two
weekly papers and a monthly maga
zine. We also have the patronage of
200 to 300 other people, and yet we
are not given a pçst office. We are
put on a mail route which gives our
mail the next day (at best) after it
should reach us. Many times this last
winter we were forced to drive to Lees
ville in the rain and thru the mud, or
be deprived of our letters for several
days at a time. Yet we have four mail-i
trains a day running within 100 feet
of our doors. Yesterday a colonist
went into Leesville and asked them to ,
assist us in getting an office, which will
mean a just and fair chance to build
up our industries. In two hours and a
half, among the business men, ONE
HUNDRED and One names were sign
ed to a petition to Uncle Sam, stating
that these fair-minded business people
felt our community was deserving of
a just mail service. Also a list was
got out of more than > 200 names peti
tioning the P. 0. Dept. to grant a P.
0. at Newllano. None of you can
guess the handicap we have worked
under up until this time, and our of
fice has been refused us with the state
ment that the department fèlt we were
having a satisfactory service. Of
course, they do not say it is satisfac
tory to us., which it is not. We feel
that a community as large as ours,
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j*»* ,ady r . eport ^ r u f ^
SPAR & TIME ! [ alse a b, S fle d of
l ? r melo . n , s and have more^ melons than
, ma \ to say or , Q0 may no < De 10r
another; for the motive is the determin
' actor
that ships in supplies by the car-loads,
that ships out finished products by the
car-loads; a community that is mak
ing the great demonstration m the in
terest of Southern agriculture that we
are making, should certainly be given
a greater chance to develop by having
an adequate mail service. I dare say
there is not another community being
so unjustly discriminated against as we
have been for more than two years. 1
wonder if you, my comrade, could lend
some assistance towards gaining justice
for us. The Leesville business men,
city and parish officials, have joined
to help us. I just wonder if yon have
a way to assist. Riley Demaree came
to the Colony last night; he used to be
with us in California. Band practice
was held as usual and the agricultural
meeting talked road-building. After
we were al! talked out, a question came
up that adds much food'for thot; sup
she could use for herself r What do
you think she should do with the re
mainder, while living as a co-operator?
I contend the surplus should belong
to the community. It was all raised on
Colony ground, yes; but that isn't half
the game. I am here supposed to be
rendering service to a cause. Do I not
owe my energy to that movement? If
not, why not? And if I am allowed to
take UNTO MYSELF, where will the
limit be? Am I a co-operator and do
I owe all to the cause? 1 think so, and
I know I will feel better over the melon
deal if I give my surplus over-time work
to my ideal. What think you? It is a
very good point to test yourself upon.
Always remember, what is right for one
man to say or do may not be right for
Saturday, June 24. — The farm
crew, teams, and all are rushing oper
ations while the good old warm sun
shiny days are on. They have that
brick crew in their clutches yet. But
say, a new brick mason expects to be
with us next week and then, oh boy!
we will expect to go! The brick work
on the second story of the print shop is
done and the shingling crew is work
ing on the roof garden. Even Dad
Coleman has forgotten fertilizer and
bats for shingles. Rechsteirter, Lan
gridge and Belohradsky are also on this
job. Comrade Miller .from New York
is here to look us over for a few days.
Jaques, C. Hoover, "Fred," Oakley and
Stave are lunning out material at the
cabinet shop and planing mill for crates
and some exceptionally fine cabinet
work. Ed. Siemens is going down to
help at the rice farm for the next 30
days. It will be a vacation to Ed. as
we jj as an ass ; s t all ce to the rice grow
ers Kemp is p] ow i ng and throwing
.up contours while Busick and Jones are
| plantlng th e peanuts behind his work
J n two m ° re days th( ; P? anuts Wl11 a l
bc p ] anted . Van and Waters ar e cul
^y at j n f ^e c.ine and are nearly fin
ished for this time over it. Lee and
jMarchick are plowing and Warren
JMarchick are plowing and Warren
the big field west
Q j: tbe orchard j ff or der to plant corn
an( j ve | ve t beans for goat feed. Ed.
j\fl e rrill, Hoover and Fall are building
,
more fencing for goat pasture so Mr.
Yates can let the goats run without
having to trail them all day. Gault is
plowing in, the garden. Cryer and Dad
Crawford ! are doing roustabout work
with their teams and DeBoer is hauling
fertilizer. You see, our teams are all
busy; even the ponies at the dairy are
pressed into service on light work. The
regular Saturday picnic for the kid
doos was indulged in, excepting that
yours truly" was left at home. The
dancing school .and dance were held as
usual and a; large attendance was here.
Many expressions of a good time were
made after the dance by friends from
Leesville and other neighbors.
* * * *
Sunday, June 25. — A bunch of our
men. drove to the Anacoco for shingle
bolts to-day. Yes, they are working on
Sunday. It is almost impossible for us
to avoid Sunday work sometimes. But
could a man employ his time to a more
sacred cause than the. building of such
a community? Helisnoff, in speaking
of the Russians working on Sunday ov
er there, says "The Sabbath can be
made no holier than by working for
such a cause as theirs." The Molo
kins of Russia are true desciples of
Christ. They won't fight, and they be- j
]j eve ; n p eace an d the communal pro
ducdon and distrjbution of the nec g s .
sarJe6 q{ , ife They jn obsery
; {he Sabbathj but< ; n order lo bri
the condition that Jesus was crucified
for espousing on earth, they work On
the Sabbath. Is not our preacher do
ing the same thing? We are followers
of the teachings of The Great Teacher
and are living the life he told us to
lead. If we are doing his work—well,
how about it? No, this is not an ex
cuse for Sunday work. But it is to
show you that there is a group of peo
ple here in th e U. S. A. who are try
ing to live the life that all the truly
great teachers thruout the ages have
advocated. Even to-day our preach
ers preach it, but most of them fear
to live it, or they just see the theory
and cannot practice it. Many theoret
ical people come to us, but cannot
practice what they preach. We are
practicing and carrying on to success
the religion that Christ taught. Many
people in America see it being done
in Russia. Why can't they see it be
ing done here in the Colony at New
llano? . If it can be done in other coun
tries, it can be done here, and we are
doing it, even within a capitalistic en
vironment and on a voluntary plan.
Do you want to see heaven on earth?
Well, my brother, it is in your hands
to create it. You are given the chance
and the tools and, if you fail to do it,
it is your fault. We here are succeed
ing and where one's heart is in the
work, the work that the Great Master
pointedvout to us, hours and days don't
count. The brotherhood of man is at
hand; if we apply ourselves. No, it
is not a sacrifice. It is a privilege to
be able to work long hours, and hard,
for such a cause, and I am glad to be
one of those who dare to do it. You
writers about a great caus P in Russia,
you brothers who see the big thing in
foreign countries. DONT YOU KNOW
THAT THEIR CAUSE IS OURS, and
that we are fighting th e same battles
our brothers across the water are wag
ing? Don't we deserve your notice and
assistance? Raise the curtain, broth
ers, and look behind the scenes, and
then tell me why you are not here sup
porting the work that we are doing
for the benefit of mankind. The day
closed with the mental science class at
the hotel at 6:30 and aftef that the ev
ening program at the theater. The mur
sical, oratorical and other talent has
a chance to be developed here without
any opposition. Our evening enter
tainments call for more talent each
week, and our people take pride in fur
nishing the best that is in them.
¥ * * *
Monday, June 26. — A very impor
tant industry that is now being devel
oped in the Colony is the manufactur
ing of leather, and its attendant indus
tries. Comrade Ley is a first-class
chemist and tanner, having served ma
ny years as a chemist in tanneries in
Germany as well as this country. He
has made up all the hides we hav e on
hand and as soon as We can get to the
work we will build a tannery that will
take care of a large number of hides
regularly. Sid Merrel is now working
with Ley in this work and is learning
the work: Sid is big and strong and
is adding this to several other useful
things he can do. The leather is now
a finished product and it is turned over
to Comrade Roedemeister for making
harness and shoes. Roede, as many
of you know, is a first-class harness
maker and repair man. He is now do
ing his harnesç work with Llano leather.
Comrade Cox, who was here some
months ago, started to make a new
style shoe. The whole upper pare of
the shoe was made entirely of one piece
of leather. Comrade Co« taught Roede
to make these shoes and Roede is now
on th e job making Llano work shoes
trvin<* to get lasts from anv source that •
can (uI „i,h them; ». if you k«.
shce-maker friend who ha;
wt.i » « < » »
He is short on lasts and can make only j
certain sizes of shoes. He has been |
the school house.
j 1
lasts,* please remember our harness
maker-shoe-maker Roede needs them.
Also just keep in mind that we heed
some one who can make shoes. In
this industry we can work out leather
goods of all kinds, and, undoubtedly,
supply many of our friends with leather
materials to the advantage of both par
ties. J. T. Green, a school boy, is
working with Roede and some day ex
pects to supplant his boss as chief har
ness-maker. Isn't it funny how men
frofti the north try funny stunts? To
day Lindsey borrowed De Boer's team
and wagon to do some hauling. Now,
you know Lindsey prides himself on
being a teamster. To prove this fact,
he tried to run all the wheels off De
Boer's wagon and run it as a sled. Af
ter blocking the state highway and
causing much irritation and mental
agony to our office force, Lindsey was
convinced wagons would run better
with four wheels than with a less num
ber; and D Boer is laughing to think
he had been able to use a three-wheeléd
wagon without knowing it to-day, but
a foreman couldn't. Maybe a wagon
inspector would help. The children's
mental science class was held at the
Club House With a full attendance, and
after that the orchestra practiced at
s some extra
"Many are Called,
But Few are Chosen?
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REAL CO-OPERATORS ONLY
There are various kinds and degrees of co-operation. There are some
who believe in co-operating in the matter of bargaining for better wages and
working conditions only; others in buying, selling, banking, or insurance; still
others who co-operate in production.
J
Thej>range all the way from near-profiteers to non-profiteers, and every
conceivable method of profit division is employed.
Which is all well and good for the time being. The world is moving to
ward a condition of complete co-operation, and it is just as well that it move
slowly. Also, it is f^r better to co-operate in ONE thing than in NO-thing.
But here at Llano We have "gone the whole hog." If it is well to co-op
erate in one thing, why isn't it a great deal better to co-operate in all things?
Therefore, we are co-operating from the ground up—production, buying, sell
ing, banking—everything; and our motto is, "Equal compensation for all."
Now, just what sort of a co-operator are you? Do you believe in only
partial co-operation, or do you think that complete co-operation is the thing?
If it is the latter and you wish to put your beliefs into actual practice, then
here is the place for you.
You belong in the Llano 125-Club—the club that was organized to fin
ance the Colony çompletely and put it foraver upon a sound financial basis.
With us, it is not merely a matter ol securing a full membership in the
125-Club. Not everyone is eligible to membership. Only those who are pre
pared to make the. change from cut-throat competition to complete co-opera
tion are permitted to become members. "Many are called, but few are chosen."
The members of this club pledge themselves to furnish One Thousand Dol
lars each before January. 1st, 1923. There are still about 100 vacancies, but,
remember, only REAL co-operators are eligible.
If you are one of this class, do not hesitate. Arrange to spend your vaca
tion at Llano and see if you do not belong here.
THE LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY
Newllano, Louisiana, (via Leesville)
Tuesday, June 27. — Le e Rhodes
and Comrade Northrup arrived to-day
You all know Lee. The other visitor
is fronj Missouri. ~ He has but a few
days in which to be shown; so Doc
Thurman is on the job to-day. Com
rade Hastings came in from Oklahoma
and a car of goods wilt soon arrive
containing many useful pieces of ma
chinery for our wood-working depart
ment. Our brick business is picking up
and crate orders are now coming in
much to our satisfaction. The brick
layers are still helping the farmers and
the outside work is being caught up.
But there is one job that is badly be
hind this year, and I wish to call your
attention especially to it; because I
figure it is YOUR JOB. If you are in
tending to join the Colony or are a be
liever in the principles w^ are practic
ing, then this is your job. Yes, I will
explain it to you. We own about 5,
000 acres now; it is as much as we
who are here would need for our own
use; so the only reason we wish to buy
more land is to permit others to come.
» more i< a HQ is to ucrmii OLiicrs 10 conic,
• i • • i n
b add to the en j argement 0 f our corn
munity afld the demonstration . If you
send in your membership fee and per
us to buy t h e next 3000 acres; be
cause they ar e indeed strategics that
are of great value to the community
to own. If you have reasons why you
don't want to come or can't become a
member, yet are a believer in our prin
ciples, I say again you should assist
as much as you are able to, in order
to provide a way for those to come
who are financially unable to secure
a membership, but are willing to come
and dedicate the rest of their lives to
demonstrating your ideal^ Have you a
relative or a friend whom you know to
be a real co-operator, who is willing to
do his best to advance th e principles of
co-operation in a practical effort; a
man or a woman who you know is wor
thy of your assistance, whom you might
get a membership with us and permit
them to come and work here with' us?
Can you realize that it only takes a cer
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tain sum of money to pay for all this
land and that after that is done we in
tend to permit thousands of people to
come and make their homes upon this
land and help to prove the theory of
co-operation. There are 3000 acres
left unpaid for on this year's contract.
Will you send in your money and help
us to get title to this tract of land at
once? Or say, let us go after it and
buy a thousand acres in July,Another
thousand in August, and the other^ in
September. Who of vou will pledge
himself to help to do this really neces
sary job and send their monev as soon
as possible to make this purchase? Ju
ly will be here in a few more days. Can
w e depend upon you for a part pf the
cash for July? And how much will
you be able to fumish? We need
$6,000 of it now. Please remember we
are installing electricity in every house,
and building new brick buildings:
building some temporary houses; han
dling crops, and working for your fu
ture happiness and that of the entire
human race. We feel we deserve tVup
support of every co-operator int the
world. We feel that our work will give
the proper demonstration that will
open the eyes of the workers to a right
way of living. We have spent much^
monev in propagating our theories.
Now here is a group of people carry
ing out those theories and successful
ly carrying on a demonstration that is
founded upon voluntary co-operation,
life of brotherhood, a society of
equality and justice to all thosp who
wish to accept it. Are you willing to
finance such a demonstration even tho
you cannot come and help do the work?
Will you assist others to join us and
carry forward a movement that is not
limited by an earthly boundary. I as
sure you it is necessary for you who
can do so to act how and help us to
secure a better and broader expansion
of a workers' society. We feel that v
you are interested and w e want you
to assist now by helping buy this other
3,000 acres of land. Will you do it?
( Sit down and write now just what you
can do.

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