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AN INVITATION If you receive a sample copy of this paper, it is an invitation to you to sub scribe. Some friend of yours has ask ed us to send it. Sample trial subscription is ten cents a month. Regular subscription is $1.50 a Year; five cents a Copy. A WEEKLY MESSENGER FROM THE LLANO COOPERATIVE COLONY THE PRESS MEMBER F E D E R AiT E D te To expound the principles co-operation thai other be formed to Llano Co-operstive Colony. t $t<& Successful VOL. 2.—No. 21. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1J50 Workers Seek Impeachment of Attorney-General Daugherty (By The Federated Pres«) NeW York. — Impeachment of Atty. Gen. Daugherty and of Federal Judge Wilkerson, the principals in the Chica go "open shop" injunction against the striking railway shopmen, is demanded by/John Dowd, chairman, eastern strike committee of the railmen. Dowd wired Sen. Borah as follows: "On behalf of 25,000 railroad shop men on strike in the New York metro politan district we urge upon you the immediate necessity for the impeach ment of Atty. Gen. Harry M. Daugh erty and Federal Judge Wilkerson. "The injunction against the striking railroad shopmen requested by the at torney general and issued by Judge "Wilkerson, constitutes a violation by "high government officials of the con stitutional guarantee of American free dom and of specific federal statutes without precedent in the history of the nation. "Soft words of interpretation spoken In 'high official quarters' after the is suance of the injunction cannot miti gate the plain language and intent of the document. Nor can they wipe out the astounding admission by the attor ney general, reported in the press the day the order was issued, that he would -use the power of the government to maintain the open shop." A MURDEROUS STRIKEBREAKER (By The Federated Press) Sacramento. Cal. — William Mero president, Federated Shop Crafts of Sacramento, has been murdered in cold blocd by H. E. Debolt, a strike-breaker in the local S. P. shops. Debolt has confessed the killing, but states he shot in self defense. According to two eye witnesses, however, Mero was shot in the back without warning as he alight 7 «d from an automobile; and other of ficials of the Federated Shop Crafts state his life had been threatened fre The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Sept. 6. — Many old jit was a life-saver and the one who colonists are scolding us for paying any loaned had more confidence in us than 999 out of 1000 would have had. attention to those who are trying to dis attention to those who are trying to dis credit, the Colony and its movement. They scold because we reprinted dero gatory articles against the Colony. I know it is not constructive, but we are not dealing with people who are all constructive. We are working in a movement that is tending to assist oth er humans to see the light of construc tive thot and action; to help them to an action that will advance them and the world. People are ready to listen to fault-finding more readily than to constructive building. We were being called upon in letters to explain about this adverse criticism, and We thot it best,to let all our friends know the worst that has ever been s^id about us. Those who want explanations can write in for them. We are not afraid of what we are doing and we are not ashamed of it. We are proud of our work and our ideals and feel sorry for those who can see no good in dur movement. A comrade asked some questions regarding these write-ups and some of you will be glad to know that the Board of Directors are nominated each year by the working members of the Colony, and every year that I have been in the Colony a change has been made, except last year—and that was because the members recognized the great progress made in the past year and by a large majority renamed the old board by acclamation. The job as member on the board of directors is not §o enviable one and no one really desires that position when acquainted with the responsibilities. Further, the board dees not conduct any part of the Colony' activities in agriculture or in dustries. Therefore, it has nothing to do with the community life of our mem bers, except to see that the laws of the state and the nation are upheld and obeyed. "Also, I want to say that there is only one colonist that has a mort gage on any of our property, and that on about 500 acres, was given several years ago for money loaned while Llano was passing thru its darkest days. THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONSPIRING AGAINST WORKERS (By The Federated Pre»») Marion, 111. — That one or more members of the American Legion were among the strike breakers and coàl company gunmen killed in the Herrin battle and its aftermath June 22 has become evident* from investigation of the records of Coroner McCown. The Legion has had some following in south ern Illinois,, where reports from other states that legion members had been used as strike breakers in labor disput es have been discounted heretofore. The discovery that Antonio Mulco vich, one of the dead nonunion men, was a legion members and that Robert Marsh, another Herrin casualty, was probably also a legion member, started inquiry in American Legion circles as to whether other victims may not have been affiliated also. On arriving here I found general in terest somewhat subdued on account of the almost prostrating heat. Not that the townspeople and the country folk are indifferent to the fate of their neighbors who may become victims of the mad thirst for indictments displayed by the Illinois chamber of commerce, which is helping finance the prosecu tion to the tune of $25,000. FARMERS HELP STRIKERS Seattle. — One local of thé West ern Progressive Farmers recently load ed three trucks with vegetables, eggs, and other staples for the families of miners who have been locked out since March. 1921. A purse of nearly $100 was added. Members of the local so licited their entire vicinity for the do nations. quently by strike breakers, to such an extent that he had recently moved to avoid them. About half of his mortgage is now paid and the land released. Not a member of the board, management or member ship ever asks for security or interest for money deposited with us for the Colony to use, and some of them have deposited sums up to several thou sands of dollars, too. I say, that shows local confidence—don't you think so? We are now calling upon you comrades to show your confidence in us and help us to buy the rest of this land. If you have money to loan, why not let us use it to buy the rest of this tract of land? If you want security we will give you first mortgage on the land you help us buy. However, we do not pay interest on these loans and I am sure you do not .want to exploit us, who are here building homes for you and others to be used in the future and devoting all our time to make a suc cessful demonstration of your ideals. Now friends, is the time to act; we are still $18,000 short on this year's pur chase. Can you not help to raise this amount this mon ( th? If not, let us de pend upon you, surely, by the last of the year. When will you assist, and for how much? The industrial work and farming were carried on as usual to day, and the violin and choral prac tice closed the day's activities. * # * * Thursday, Sept. 14. — The brick crew, W. Beavers, Denver Cryer, Bob Chappelle, Comrades Fell, and Harris, and Truman Benthall, are now loading brick into the kiln. It is believed that the brick are ready to lay and burn. The saw mill crew, Lottie, Carl Hoover, Fischer, Matz, BeJohradsky and Gold man, are making crate material out of the big gum trees, while David Lindsey and Ralph Geiss are running machines for making crate ends. The farm crew is mowing weeds anl grass for the fer tilizer platforms and De Boer is hauling the material. Waters and Scharrer are (Continued on last page) By Clinton Bancroft I am the blind giant. Ï ani part of the incomprehensible mind of the universe. I am the man who first conceived the plow. My hands fashioned its rude shares of wood and with it turned the soil. 1 raise the grain that feeds the armies of the world. ' And I walk to and fro throughout the land seekiing a Master. The Master rubs the Lamp. I build factories and mills and palaces for him. My children toil and sweat in his service; we live in a hut. 1 delve deep in the earth and mine the coal and iron that give mankind dominion over brutes. I build roads of stone and steel, and bridge the torrents and chasms that divide the mountains. I build great ships and sail them o'er the seas, then bring them safely into port laden with treasure and meekly lay it at the Master's feel. Without my loyalty to Mastership, ignorance and poverty would vanish from the earth. , And still I feel the goad Of human needs and bend beneath my load. The Master rubs the Ring. 1 fight the battles of the king. At his command, I wound and slay my fellow worker without cause. 1 dive beneath the waters of the sea and sink and destroy that which I have built. The fabled power» of jove are mine; the zepher, my ea»y pathway to the »kie». 1 drive my car among the clouds and mount above the »torm. Beside me the grim reaper »its and grins \ As I hurl thunderbolts of death and fire Upon the children of the land—for hire. Then back on earth, creeping and crawling By dyke and trench, a thing of filth and slime, I wait the dreaded hour to sally forth and kill. Sated with scenes of carnage and suff'ring the torments of the damned, 1 envy the' felon his prison life and easy death. 1 am the creature who feels Upon his neck the crush of iron heels. 1 have made the lightning my messenger and conquered time and space. 1 speak across the continents and seas with tongues of fire and herald the Pentecost of War. Listen! a message to you, 0 fellow workingman! "Thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground." Lister.I a message to you, ye rulers of the world! , "Thou shalt not kill." Ard above the awful raging of the storm of war and battle, 1 hear voices saying, "Peace, be still." 'Tis the weeping of the Mothers and the children ; "Tis the broken-hearted sisters crying peace; But when 1 speak the word, War shall forever cease. The scales arc falling from my eyes ; I think 1 see a light arise. —Denver Labor Bulletin. FRUITLOVERS TO THE FRONT Definite groups are forming in Llano Colony who will devote themselves to specialties in the fruit growing line. Daugherty injunction because it is man While quite a large orchard of a vari- ifestl y »» violation of the constitution : y of fruits is already growing, it will al ri «hts of all citizens, was forecast be supplemented by the voluntary ac- in a two-hour speèch of scathing com tivities and initiative of devotees to nient by Sen. Robinson, Arkansas, in certain lines of horticulture. Comrade the senate. He declared that "lawless Howard Buck in strawberries; Com- courts represent anarchy in its worst rade Darth in grapes; Comrade Jones form," and that "when the officers of in blackberries; Comrade Benton in the United States government are will figs; Comrade Coleman in blueberries, 'ing to prostitute their powers to the work of preparation for the system- 'promotion of illegal acts under the the atic cultivation of these fruits will jory that the end justifies the means, immediately be taken up. As far as ( it is time that the real patriots in this possible the wild plants of this vicinity nation reassert the fundamental prin may be utilized and by planting, cul tivation and proper care brought up to the highest possible standard and im proved by cross fertilization. A letter from a friend in Santa Clara valley in California was read who is deeply interested in the rapid develop ment of the many great possibilities of the colony-and who will send a variety of vines for planting this fall. The Writer has seen wild berries and cu l tivated berries in various sections of three continents and has enjoyed both varieties impartially when ever an op portunity offered to do so, but he has never taken a hand in cultivating them. He has seen wild raspberries and wild gooseberries grow to perfection in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, blue berries in the New England states and blackberries in swampy and bottom lands in the South and North and found them delicious in their native state without the addition of sugar and cream. A boy brought up in the country on the farm has the advantage ove.- a city-raised boy because he learns to do many practical things by experience, especially in the line of food prcduc tion, that the city man never has an opportunity to become familiar with. Only to the extent that practical things are taught and applied can practical man be produced. That is the reason why the young people here at Llano are so far superior in effi ciency to the young people on the "out side"; theory and practice go hand in hand in their education, The leaders of the various fruitgrow ing groups have acquired a good deal of information that will stand them in good stead. Comrade Nash will lead off at the next agricultural meeting with a dis Ar WORKINGMAN'S SOLILOQUY SENATOR SCORES DAUGHERTY (By The Federated Pre«») Washington. — Collapse of the ciples of liberty.' STRIKERS STAND FIRM (By The Federated Pre»») Chicago; — The strike organisation of the railway shop crafts is function ing more smoothly than ever, the Daugherty "open shop" injunction not withstanding. This is the one positive fact in the cloud of rumors and denials of rumors regarding a possible settlement of the walkout which was provoked July I by the U. S. rail labor board's unprece dented slash of wages and attack on traditional American working condi tions. & A PLACE OF SAFETY My Dear Gleesen Be more aware. Comrade, that many thousands you may never hear from are interested in what you are all doing there. I wish I could come down to you for a visit and if I could cut my self, physically, into halves, I'd half of-me go to you. But I have my work and ideals and path before me, as you have, and abide here. The world is in a welter—no .one knows what dire tragedy may come with any dawn, and all quick souls are apprehensive—but, if fury gathers and abomination desolates the earth, yoij folks are best prepared, like a great safety-zone," to weather it. Sincerely, G. E. L-—, (Calif.) cussion of grass-growing. The meet ings are becoming more interesting, in structive and valuable with every pass ing week. COMMUNITY SINGING AT THEATER A new feature has been added to the Sunday night entertainmehts at Llano Colony in the way of community singing, which added greatly to the at tractiveness of the gathering. If there is anything that people particularly like it is to be, given a chance to take part in what is going on. After the ouver ture by the orchestra the audience sang "Santa Lucia" in a highly creditable manner. Next in order came John Brostrom in his doggerel improvisations that always delight every one and cre ate a great deal of merriment. A man dolin duet by Comrades Fischet and Pickett was a fine treat and a number of encores were kindly responded to. Robert Lindsey declamed the chariot race from Ben Hur in a very vivid and dramatic manner and scored a first class success. Comrade Jones personified a grand opera ceîebrity from Europe and made quite a hit in his role. Mr. and Mrs. Gaddis contributed a vocal duet of the usual high standard and added greatly to the pleasure of the evening. In conclusion the orchestra played a selection of unusual excel lence. A JOtLY GOOD TIME The first social of the U. C. B. at Llano Colony on Tuesday evening, September 12th, was one of the most congenial stùnts pulled off for a long time for the membership. A number of new member^ were gained for the U. C. B. and the prospect of a bright fu ture for the brotherhood is a most pro mising one. There wfere card games, speeches, a recitation by. Comrade Coleman and dancing by young and old. LOVE FINDS A WAY Hearts imbued with love and guided by the clear vision of Llano's grand purpose of bringing into existence the Co-operative Commonwealth by scien tific planning and constructive action, can always find a way to prove their faith by their works and contribution to advance their ideal. LLANO Ö0LLAR-UP CLUB SEPTEMBER Mat Sunnen Frank Gayer Morris Rapaport Napoleon Hill Dr. Robert K. Williams Mrs. Robt. K. Williams Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett H. J. Milliard Miss E. M. Van Schoick Henry Mueller Chas. W. ba Rue Flöyd C. La Rue W. D. Henderson F. W. Miles Mrs. E. E. Fiechter E. J. Pease Anton A. Brezina W. E. Patterson E. J. Hyatt Chas. H. Newman R. Schwarz N. L. Clarke Mrs. Rose B. Blair Frank Phelps J. B. Man C. F. Krauss Stanley C. Williams Wm. Andraska Francis D. Gayer Chas Hook E. Otydis J. N. Smith D. Henderson Howell . D. H. Fedderson A. W. Gouchenour G. A. Farrand Victor Nelson N. Cornu W. H. Hazen Dr. Mileta C. Walker Reo Johnson Wm. Gun Willis H. Alpers A. H. 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The men named are said to be union miners with one exception. They are: Peter Miller, Charles Reger», Leva Main, Joseph Carneghi, Bert Gray, Na va Cannady, Herbert Rushing, Clyde Lee, James Galligan, Dallas McCree, Otis Maynard, Joseph Rhodes, William Stanley, John Kelly, Hubert Walker, James (Dad) Norris, Roy Pennington, Harvey Perdue, John Rushing, Alvin Stewart, Joe Murray, Campbell Lively, Wesley McPharon, Frank Adams, Al vin Lolless, Floyd Stokes, George An» derson, Fred McGough, Fred Travel Stead, Philip Fontahetta, Tom Weeks, James Brown, Otis Clark (2nd indict ment), Lee Howard, Tony , and Louis Colbert. They are charged with murder of strike breakers and company guards of the Southern Illinois Coal Co., June 22. A. C. Lewis, Harrisburg, of council for the miners' union declares that the bankers and big business men of the country are seeking to discredit organ ized labor by hunting for victims whom they can attack in the supposed name of justice. The Herrin investigation, he declares, is the handiwork of organ ized wealth. Llano Personals George (Uncle Sam) Wiseley, of Oklahoma, is again a visitor at Llano. This time he brought four prospective colonists with him, who have been busy the last few days giving the Col ony the "once over." They are J. F. Misling, proprietor of a packing house, Sherman Frakes, blacksmith, Ralph Holt, jeweler, and A. G. Sechrist, at torney, all of Oklahoma. The party made the trip by auto, camping on the way, and left on the return trip last Thursday. is visiting in Miss Trixie Ewell Shreveport, La. « « « « Roberta Will returned to her home in Shreveport, La., after a pleasant vis it with friends here. * # # * Ole Synoground was a visitor to Port Arthur, Sunday, where he visit«! with his cousin, who was ashore from the U. S. Navy I He also visited with Emil Nelson, a brickmason, who will visit the Colony in a few wee^s. * # v » Laura Merrill, who has been spend ing her vacation with relatives at Tex arkana, returned to the Colony in time to enter school at the beginning of the fall term. ï « « « * Mr. and Mrs. George Sutherland and three children arrived from Idaho last Tuesday. Mr. Sutherland has been a Colony booster for a long time, always with the view of some day coming to Llano to stay, and now that he and his family are finally here, they are all happy. * * * * The Whitaker family, from the north part of the state, were visitors at Llano over Sunday. # * * * Walter Langridge, of Arizona, is spending a few days with his parents. He is employed by a large copper con cern in that state and says that condi tions in the copper industry are stead ily improving. It is his intention to make the return trip in his auto. « * * * Mrs.George. Langridge will accom pany her mother to Colorado soon, where they will remain for a few weeks. HAVE YOU A FRIEND WHO IS IN TERESTED IN REAL CO-OPERA TION? SEE THAT HE BECOMES A READER OF THE LLANO COLON IST AT ONCE. ORDER A BUNDLE. ■ 'Â