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The Junior Colonic
Editor—Bennett Babb. Reporters—!
Margaret Seelye. Dover Cry.r, Vinita
Ihurman, Victor Gaddis.
Well we are here again, school has
begun a s you know, and we have de
cided to start our Junior Colonist again.
That is to start
in a co-operative way
and not make Bob do it all, all the time,
as he has been doing practically since
school closed last year. »
We have decided to elect ah editor
and four repeaters at the close of each
two weeks. We have been given two
colums in the paper and it is up to Us
to take advantage of it. So here goes—
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The public school was started Sept.
1st. and is now in full swing and run
ning along smoothly under the deanship
of Mr. Martin, with Mrs. Martin, Mrs.
Lindsey and Robert Lindsey as assis
tant teachers; also, Mr. Anthony is ex
pected soon, who will help Mr. Martin.
School begins at the same time that
it did during our vacation; at 7:30
and continuing until 11:30 then with
an hour and a half for dinner it con
tinues until five. The junior pupils,
that is the pupils from the first to the
eight grade going in the forenoon and
the seniors, those from the eight to the
third year of high school going in the
afternoon. When not in school learn
ing theories we are in the industries
applying the theories into practical use
ful work.
The subjects taught to the juniors
are Arithmetic, composition, spelling,
reading, geography, history. Those
taught the seniors are Algebra, Zoo
logy, English, Manual Training, Domes
tic Science and Commercial work, and
as athletics we are taking up basket
ball and intend to take up all kinds of
running, jumping etc. we are starting
out with sprinting, putting-the-shot etc.
The enrollment this year is Twenty
three in thé senior classes and twenty
in the junior classes. There are ten
new pupils in the Senior classes and
three in the junior classes. We have al
so had to put on two new teachers. Be
sides this school and industrial educa
tion we have our theater on Sunday
where those that are gifted may ad
vance in that line. On Monday, our
mental science class. We are now tak
ing up character reading, and in that
same evening comes our orchestra prac
tice. On Tuesday the U. C. B. social
party. On Wednesday we have our
violin practice and choir practice. On
Thursday Psychological meeting for
young and old. and also Folk dancing.
On Friday, "sex hygiene and band prac
tice .and on Saturday come? the danc
injr class and dance.
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The junior violin class is moving
right along. It now has 20 members.
Monday, we began our first piece of
music and played it righ off. We have
been learning the different methods of
drawing the bow, the scales, and the
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Last week the train brought to Llano
school six more pupils. Three came
Monday and the others came Satur
day. The first three are Catherine
Sutherland, 15, in the ninth grade;
Ruth Sutherland, 17, in the eleventh
grade, and Sanburn Sutherland 7, in
the second grade.
The three that came Saturday were
Mr. and Mrs. Martin's nieces, Alberta
Fenton, 13, in the sivth grade anl Doris
Fen ton, 6, in the first grade, and Jul
ius Goldman, 12, in the eighth grade.
Julius is Leo Goldman s brother.
We are all very glad to have these
six school mates with us.
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W« now have our new cafeteria.
How to Make Fertilizer
at Home
By George D. Coleman
Now Ready to Mail
At the request of many friends, George D. Coleman has
written a booklet on his plan of making fertilizer at home.
This booklet is now published by The Llano Publications,
and is ready for you at 50c a copy. It contains a fund of
valuable knowledge, which every farmer and garlener should
have. " v V
. „ /
Fifty Cents Post Free
For Sale by
Newllano, Leesville, La.
and maybe you think we are not glad
of it! It is so cool and handy. Of
course, we have to take our turns.at
washing dishes, but we do not mind
that—we should, not be real co-opera
tors if we did. '
Margaret E. Seelye.
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Apparently, some did not get enough
exercise at the dance last night. Mr.
Gaddis and Victor, Warren Fread, Carl
Hoover, Clarence Shutt, Max Beavers,
and Bennett Babb started for the An
acoco Creek to spend the next day
fishing and having a good time. The
wagon seemed to be a regular traveling
sawmill, julging from the noise it emit
ted. Finally, when within about a mile
of the creek, it was decided high time
to camp outside of mosquito land. Then
up arose the youngest and most saîicer
eyed of the group, demanding: "Ees
this Mill Creek bridge?" and on be
ing informed that it was not, he pro
ceeded to dive into his blanket and re
mained quiet for the remaining two and
one-half hours of darkness. But one
poor long-legged fellow who had perch
ed himself out in the middle of the
road, complained about the cover be
ing too short and the trouble of keep
ing his feet under. —But the day was
well spent in catching a gigantic fish
about four inches long and eating up
about a week's grub.
Washington. — Contempt for Harry
Daugherty the man, and resentment of
his oppressive attitude toward the rail
road workers in the present strike, is
reflected by many of the bulletins is
sued by district or system federations
of shopmen at various points through
out the country. An example of this
protest literature, which has reached
headquarters in Washington, is Bulle
tin No. 63, issued by the strikers at
San Antonio, Tex. It is headed: Keep
Clean in 1922; for 30 Years We'll Re
member You.
Its text, in part, reads: "Harry
Daugherty, who temporarily occupies
the exalted position of attorney gener
al of the United States, will pass into
oblivion along with those other political
expedients who now and then in times
past have occupied that great post. He
has lost the spiritual title of American.
When he enjoins union funds from be
ing used for needy women and chil
dren he becomes in spirit a despotic
ruler and deserves deportation to Rus
"Tliis strike would never have oc
curred had not the railroad executives
shown absolute contempt for the work
ers as men. They hate working men
who display any independence. Nei
ther woijid this strike have occurred
had the labor board been strictly non
partisan. But from its inception the
board did nothing to prevent the rail
roads from doing as they pleased with
its decisions.
"Harry Daugherty piously talks of
preserving the right of every man to
work wherever he pleases. Harry
Daugherty will never have power suf
ficient to wash out the stain of a man
who scabs in this great conflict."
Minneapolis. — Inlorsement of the
effort of Congressman Oscar Keller, St.
Paul, calling for the impeachment of
U. S. Atty-Gen. H. M. Daugherty, was
given at a meeting of the county cen
tral committee of the Working People's
Political league.
By Geo, Sutherland
I hold in my hand a document dated
August I, 1916, to which the names of
Job Harriman, President, and Frank E.
Wolfe (then) Sec'y, of the Llano Co
operative Colony, are attached: it is
the agreement issued to installment
members and receipt for application
fee. Being a poor money-grubber, I
could not "carry on" and. had to drop
out; but, for the past six years, the idea
of "sometime" entering the Colony has
been "in the back of my head," as the
saying is. An unexpected change in
financial affairs during the past six
months made it possible for my family
and self to resume negotiations for
Colony membership;—we arrived Mon
day afternoon, September 11 tin—this
is written on the afternoon of the SEV
ENTEENTH. I am here giving the ob
servations and impressions of FIVE
DAYS' residence and industrial activ
ity at Newllano—for, within 40 hours
of the time of my arrival, I was at work
in one of the Colony's major industries,
as a "lumber-mill hand"—I DESIRED
it to be so.
Since this article must be brief and
"sketchy," and for the further reason
that co-operators have adopted as their
own Herbie Hoover's war-time slogan,
"Let Nothing Be Wasted" (though we
know Herb to be a four-flusher), I'll
just call the roll of some of the Colony
industries, without making comment?
they are :, Lumbering, saw mill, dairy
ing (cows and goats), farming on a so
cialized scale, bakery, laundry, cabin
et-making, handle-turning, shoe and
harness-making, print-shop (publishing
regularly three papers, besides turning
out much commercial printing).. The
colonists manufacture peanut butter,
syrup, vinegar ,and candy. There is
an auto repairing industry of sizable
proportions; commercial blacksmithing
and wagon building are also done.
There is a school system which takes
kids at'two years old into the kinder
garten and carries on through the
grades to high school work.
The hotel serves three meals a day
to an average of 200 people ; school
girls operate a cafeteria, where the kids
get their dinners and suppers. There
are also a swimming-pool, about 50 x
75 ft., and shower baths. There are
clubs, classes and groups of many
kinds for serious study, recreation, and
all-'round improvement.
There is a library of 3000 volumes,
in which many of the world's classics
may be founl. But I must stop enu
merating features—I am asked to give
my impressions, so here goes.
The .first fact which forcibly strikes
the tenderfoot in this co-operative com
of the men and women who handle
and work in the Colony's industries
and the various departments necessary
and vital to the community life; they
are tremendously interested in their
jobs as a part of the BIGGER job—
hence there is absent that element of
waste which makes it necessary to have
a "straw &oss" for every half-dozen
men, as in industries on the "outside";
these men and women understand their
work and know what is required of
them. The whip and drive of competi
tive industry are absent here; the
common weal and social urge are the
motives which speed up the colonists in
their activities. There are no clocks
in evidence in any of the places where
groups of workers are employed; there
are no "clock-watchers"; we are divid
ing up" with nobody, but working for
ourselves and the race-ideal—a soci
ety made up of free men and free wo
I see no reminders of LAW and
FORCE at Newllano; there are no
cops"—we do nothing with which the
punitive branch of society is concern
The chief concern of the Colony
folks is—THE CHILDREN—those who
are soon to take up the task of creat
ing, not a new heaven, as set forth in
Saint John's pipe dream, but a NEW
men and women in the flesh; hence ed
ucation, relaxation, recreation, and in
dustry are all geared for the develop
ment of strong-bodied, clean-minded,
clear-seeing, straight-thinking, but use
ful and happy children—we have them
here NOW. So, instead of hard looks,
harsh speech, and the Biblical rod
(which we are urged not to spare), we
have a notable consideration and solic
itude for children everywhere, on the
part of the adults. We parents of
Newllano KNOW at all times where our
children are and HOW they are em
ploying their time, both in and out of
school—Newllano is a self-contained
community, the only one I know of on
this continent. Our daughters are ne
ver for a moment menace^ by that spe
cies of sub-brute—the 'chicken-chas
social life for adolescent youth
here is clean, wholesome, normal, for
the race at its best.
There are no Holy Joes (preachers)
at Newllano, with their eternal and in
fernal patter about abstract goodness,
and, by the same sign, there is an ab
sence of profanity end general cussed
ness. Here we, ^ave concrete goodness,
men and women at Llano Colony are
not driven by the devilish spirit of mo
dern industry and business—they are
goodness, virtue, stabilized character,
is the by-product of economic freedom,
and the occupations and recreations of
the people—no need of preachers or
other parasites in this placp.
This is the ONE community I've ev
er been in in over thirty years of wan
derlust and travel, where the insignia
of the sex pervert are entirely absent;
not a mark, not the slightest suggestion
of obscenity—what a RELIEF!
Having passed out of contact with
competitive society and into a little
world of co-bperation, one does not
meet great men (falsely so-called), but
here are many men and women of much
higher than average mentality and in
telligence; not posseurs, but THINK
ERS and DOERS. For instance, on
Friday night last I attended the week
ly agricultural meeting and listened to
a young fellow 72'years of age give
a scientific talk on the value of the
grass which feeds the herbivorous an
imals, on which the carnivorous ani
mals depend for their three squares;
the man who made the talk had put in
the day—making sweet potato crates—
that is only one of the many useful
things which he can do and does do—
he is a chemist.
In Newllano, one is impressed with
the simplicity, directness and sincerity
of the colonists in their speech; but
all are very much interested in what
one is thinking or doing, particularly
if he thinks and talks intelligently, or
if he does a particular thing exception
ally well.
In their work, in the privacy of their
individual homes (which are not per
fumed and super-heated by wash-days
or individual cooking), and during their
hours of relaxation and recreation,
these people look happy, care-free,
hopeful and unfettered; in their faces
one misses the look of fear, worry, and
anxiety which so characterizes the fea
tures of an increasing number "on the
outside," in this "land of the free (?)
and home of the brave (?)"—here is
ple OWN their jobs; they know no
masters, save such as are found in their
common needs, common hope, and the
ambition back of the BIG IDEAL, aM
of which they are realizing from day to
day by their vision, intelligence, indus
try and spirit of unselfishness and ser
Are you coming to Llano? Boost
your paper whilst you are waiting.
Refute What "They" Say
Live and Learn at Llano
DO YOU KNOW that you can spend a very profitable vacation at
You can live here with the co-operators for $1.00 a day, and—just think
what you can learn from this wonderful experiment. Some say we are not
co-operators. If we are not co-operating there never was any such thing.
Merely buying and selling in the capitalist mark«!, in order to save the mid
dleman's profit is surely not the limit of co-operative eitort
Llano climate is so mild that fall and winter is a good tim e to visit us.
Come and help us harvest our crops. Work and play with our fellows and
enjoy our life.
Some self-styled co-operative expertsclaim we are not co-operating. We
merely reply: "Come and see." You will learn us from personal experience,
perceive our aims, and understand the idea which drives us onward.
The invitation is for all.
Health, happiness and education will result from a vacation at Llano.
Get off the Kansas City Southern train at Stables some day, and you will
become a missionary for th® Llano idea.
Don't merely accept the statements made by uninformed persons and
fanatics; come on and live with us for a month, for $30,00, and you'll KNOW.
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Llano Colony has a great big new
proposition to take hold of. Expan
sion is in the air. Wonderful opportun
ities are now offered to other colonies
in various locations.
Old members who have been away
from Llano are urged to get in touch
at once with the management.
Send us the addresses of'old com
rades who are out of touch with us at
We want trained colonists to help
us start new colonies in the near fu
ture. Now is the time to get in on the
real beginning of the Co-operative
Write at once to—
Newllano, Leesville, La.
(By The Federated Pre»«)
St. Louis. — Women in industrial
pursuits must be taught to think for
themselves and make their own decis
ions in order to fulfill their duties as
citizens and a part of the working
class. This is what the recently-organ
iged local branch of the Women 's
Trade Union league proposes to do for
St. Louis women in industry, according
to its president, Mrs. Sarah Spraggon.
"The lack of education among the
working women in general is amazing,"
says Mrs. Spraggon. "There are per
haps 100,000 industrial women in St.
Louis, and only a small percentage of
that number know how to solve prob
lems that effect their interests as work
ers. We have 5000 members in our
league and we know how they have
progressed since the real man a
organization and legislation was
to them.
'Labor will never progress as it
should until its women are as intelli
gent along lines of legislation, organiz
ation and citizenship as men," Mrs.
Spraggon continued. "Too long has
the working women depended upon
women from other classes of society t®
tell her what to do or not to do. Many .
of those people have betrayed that
trust and made the working woman
suspicious of any advance to help her."
A man asked to give a recitation,
recited Marco Bozzaris, and when he
came to the lines:
"Strike for your altars and your fires.
Strike for the green graves of your sires
Strike for God and your native land,"
a boy in the gallery piped out : "You're
out mister—three strikes is out."

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