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Be a Member of the Llano Dollar-Up Club? "LITTLE STROKES fell great oaks," said Franklin, so little dollar bills will buj great mills tc make clothes, preserve food and construct shelter for those who are moulding a CO-OPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH. It is not our ideal that we should ask for cash to help build a true home. We had much rather not call upon the outside world for financial aid, and the time is coming when we shall live entirely cff our own resources. But, as the early colonists of America were forced to buy from the mother country until they became strong enough to support themselves, so we must depend upon the eld system that encircles us for that which we are not yet strong enough to produce. .* We need cash to pqy for a larger tract of land. We need more machin ery, fertilizer, fencing, tools, clothes, flour for the bakery and paper for the printery, all of which we can not produce. Conditions are the same here as in all other localities. All we have to sell is worth scarcely anything, and all we have to buy is sky-high. Neverthe less, there are something over \hree hundred conscientious members here for the purpose of making a comfortable living and the past three years have wit nessed a successful and rapid progress. We are but pioneers. You who have endured the hardships of living three to seven years on a government claim in order to own 160 acres of raw land know the sacrifices that must be borne in order to build a home, in a new country. We are pioneering and building a new home in an old country. We are proving up on a claim, and our time is up when the 20,000 acres are paid for. We shall then be ready to work out our ideal in earnest and prove to the world that a group of honest, constructive people can live the Golden Rule. The sooner the land is paid for, the sooner we can have machinery to convert our own produce into finished products; the* sooner we can grow two to three hundred bushels of sweet potatoes per acre, the sooner shall we be ready to build a true home. Ihus, if YOU are interested in this great work, it is only YOUR duty that you should help. We therefore ask YOU in the name of CO-OPERATION and FRATER NiTY to be a member of the LLANO DOLLAR-UP CLUB and contribute what ; ou see fit, that we may the sooner set the world aright. Just a dollar a month will not lessen your purse a great deal, and every penny means time saved cn the road to happiness, prosperity and comfort for all. If you believe that all men were born free and equal, that the natural resources are for the whole instead of the few, that wealth breeds injustice and strife, then you can not help being a— Dollar-Up Peer Especially if you intend to make Newllano your future home. Every dol lar then means bricks in your own foundation of the future civilization, be cause the pr.st civilization is rapidly vanishing and a new civilization, based upon co-operation only, is dawning in the eastern sky. Do you: duty and help make your dream come true, by joining the DOL LAR-UP CLUB. LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY Newllano, via Leesville, La. A LETTER FROM SIBERIA Editor Colonist Hello! Here it's months since last I say and heard from you. How are things, and what's new? I wrote you a long and descriptive letter of my trip and experiences some time ago, but have not received a reply. Write and let a fellow know what's happening on. the other side of the globe! As for this "burg," well—it's in the height of summer and everything is green and beautiful; bubbling with the Joy of Life. The weather is great, with long sunny days and cool, "northern lighted" evenings. We have almost completed our in vestigation of the plant, and confer ences are under way for its complete turn-over. It's a gigantic proposition with great possibilities. It comprises a steel plant, which, in a few years,, will have Gary look like a toy shop. Also, having a saw mill, wire mill, rail niill and locomotive con struction shop. Last week I took a trip to the surrounding mining district, which is also a part of the project, and viewed some fine gold mines, still un deVelopel en a great scale. Immense coal areas, fine red copper mines, chemical factories with huge sulphuric acid tank generators, and steel mines— yes, the very onés from whose bowels the Trans-Siberian Ry. was built,and also the huge bells of Moscow were made. And there is enough left to com pletely railify Russia. \es, there are great possibilities here—once things settle—which I hope in the near future they will. As^ for engineering practice, well, there's an unlimited field here. At pre sent I'm overhauling a 2,600 H. P. gas engine-—a nice 'toy to play with. We are using two 500 ton cranes, outside of heavy rigging, and we look like ants on-the side of a mountain. ^Yes, it's work and real work! And it s a great feeling at the close of day, when you wash your greasy hands in a can of kenosene, then don a Russian outfit, take a walk to the woods, jam med full o fragrant and colorful flow ers; and lie down by the rippling brook, with a Russian grfcmmar or Swinburne, and just watch the clouds, lazily rolling by way up above, the pine trees and the birds harmoniously chirp ing. And you lie there in the Hills of Lou isiana and dream—yes, and also work. So it is—and now I'd like to hear how it is down in your place of civil ization.—Harry Ostroll, Nadejdensky Zavod, Urals, July 18, 1922. "I wish I could go to Kuzbas," said the doctor, "that is the place for the WHAT STEINMETZ SAID working class movement to concentrate, its activities. America, as I see it, will not be ready for any radical change for many years. We have an advanced industrial science. We have developed a technique of production which in many ways is superior to that of any other country. American workers have learned to work at a terrific rate. In Siberia, I am told, the slo.w-moving Russians are amazed at this display of energy and refer to* the immigrant workers as the 'mad Americans.' But while America in a technicail way, is able to perform incalculable world ser vice, we are not sufficiently advanced socially, politically, psychologically, to permit those changes in our economic system which are most necessary to the development of the race. "In too many industries to-day in which, wonderful machines have appar ently multiplied the productivity of la bor many times, the machines are not developing men enough to keep them in repair. This is not a class question. It would pay .employers hugely .to give attention to the development of talent. Most of them cannot be expected to do very much in this line, however, be cause they have not yet realized the necessity. Their approach to industry is stiii unscientific. They approach it from the superficial standpoint of prop erty and profits, not from the wise standpoint of service and human life. Thus.they are quite apt to destroy their chances of getting any profits. The stalling in so many places of the indus trial machine throughout the world to day may be attributed to the fact that it is viewed from the standpoint of pro perty -fights and not from the stand point of engineering. "That is why. I am so enthusiastic about Russia. Russia is ignorant in a technical sense, but wants to learn." —Kuzbas. TO MAINTAIN HIG» PRICES fBy The Federated Pi ess) East St. Louis, III.—No reduction! in the price of coal is seen by E. J. Cof fey, president, East St. Louis chamber of commerce, who has returned from a meeting of the Illinois state fuel com mittee in Chicago. "There will be no reduction in the price of coal this win ter," Coffey says, "and it would be wise to buy as much coal as possible now. The committee has no power to control coal prices, and the operators, I believe. a~e attempting to avoid spe cial leg slation to make this possible by selling their coal at a fair price." THE NEW IDEAS ARE OFTEN "CRAZY" ) Don't laugh at the man with the "crazy jdea." Forty-five years ago, Thomas A. Ed ison laughed at himself, because he had a "crazy idea." But he kept on, and to-day in millions of homes the phonograph plays. Less than a score of years ago, Lang ley was laughed to death because of his "crazy idea" that man could fly. The greatest mathematician of this country, Newcomb, demonstrated "con clusively ( ?) " that a heavier-than-air machine couldn't fly. The world has been laughing for a hundred years at the "crazy idea" that women could, should, or vyould vote. It was a "crazy idea" that two great nations, with a boundary line between them three thousand miles long, could by treaty do away with armed camps, forts, soldiers, ships of war on lakes. But Canada and the United States ne ver have any use for the soldiers and the forts displaced by a treaty. , Wireless was a "crazy idea." So was Bell's telephone, and Morse's tel egraph, and Whitney's cotton gin. Many have thought Jesus Christ had "crazy ideas." Don't laugh at the man with the idea which seems "crazy" just because it's new. If there had never been any new ideas we would still jail lunatics and debtors, burn men for witchcraft, and use pine knots for illumination. It's not so long since a Republic was a "crazy idea" in government. Some day, the man will be born whose "crazy idea" will end war, and strikes, and anarchy, oppression and crime and fraud. He will be laughed at, as all leaders have been. But let us, you and me, be not among those who deride, merely because not yet has it been given to us to understand. A real idea of progress, of human betterment, comes from God. Don't laugh at it because you don't understand it.— Ferndale Enterprise. SLAVERY TO DATE Slavery is always improving itself as a system. It begins by working its slavês to premature death. Then it finds out that badly-treated slaves do not (except when they are so plentiful that they can be replaced very cheaply) produce so much booty for their masters as well-treated ones. Accordingly, much humanitarian pro gress is effected. Later, when modern industrial me thods of exploitation are discovered and developed competitively, it is found lhat continuous employment t}ie same maste >" cannot be pro vided for the slave When this point is reached the master wants to be free to get rid of the slave when he has no work for him to do, and to p ; ck him up again when trada. revives, besides having no responsibility for him when he is old and not worth employing. Immediately fervent enthusiasm for liberty per vades the capitalist state; and after an agitation consecrated by the strains of loftiest poetry and the most splen did eloquence of rhetoriç, the slave is set fr,ee to hire himself out-to anyone that wants him; to die in the work house and to be told it is all his own fault. When it is presently discovered that this triumph of progress has been, in fact, a retrogression, the Progressive reformers are again set to- work to mitigate its worst effects by Factory Acts, Old Age Pensions, Insurance Against Unemployment, Wages Boards and what not, all producing the impression that "we live in a progres sive age." But this progress is only allowed whilst the workers are gaining effi ciency as slaves, and their masters consequently gaining in riches as ex ploiters.—Bernard Shaw, in the Eng lish Labor Monthly. ORGANIZED WORKERS ALWAYS OPPOSED DEEDS OF VIOLENCE (By The Federated Press) Chicago.—That the railway shop unions have steadfastly set their face against violence from the very begin ning cf the struggje, July 1, was point ed out today at national strike head quarters, railway employes' dept., A. F. of L., in answer to Attorney Gener al Daugherty's expected charge of van dalism and destruction of property and 1 fe in his appearance in federal court to make the "open shop" temporary injuction permanent. The first letter of strike instructions, issued in the first week of the strike by John Scott, secretary of the depart ment, contained a circular warning against all violence and giving the rea sons against violence. "Our strike circular," Scott said at the; time, "warns members that in the conduct of every strike there are irre sponsible persons, not members of our unions who engage in disorderly activ ity which is then attributed to our or ganization. Members are directed not to associate with these elements except to dissuade them from their unlawful conduct." Attorney Donald Richberg of the un TREACHERY OF THE COURTS (By The Federated Press) Boston.—The Norfolk county frame up ring responsible for the conviction of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Van zetti on a murder charge stands expos ed to-day by one of its o>vn principal tools and victims. Mrs. Lola R. Andrews, state witness on identification, and perhaps the most sensational figure in the famous trial, has confessed that her testimony "was in its entirety unqualifiedly false and untrue." ■ * Her identification of Sacco, she al leges, was made "under the intimida ting 'and coercing influences of Mich ael E. Stewart, Albert L. Brouillard, Harold Williams and Frederick G. Katzmann." The first two are police officers working under direction of Dis trict Attorney Katzmann, and Williams is an assistant district attorney. The repudiation of her testimony by Mrs. Andrews was made, it appears from the motion filed in Dedham suner ior court, in the presence of two labor men, of Mrs. Andrews* son, of Defense Attorney Fred H. Moçre, and a notary. The confession of this witness that she made a perjured identification has overshadowed even primarv election news- on the front pages of the local press. The labor men who witnessed the signing of the confession were John Van Vaerenwvck. vice-president. Mas- - sachusett« State Federation of Labor, and Fred G. Biedenkapp, New York, the woman's son, was present through out and pleaded with his mother to clear her name by a complete state ment of the truth. The affidavit of Mrs. Andrews was filed with others outlining the circum stances leading to the confession. Mor al suasion by the son was the chief fac tor in the dramatic story. Mrs. An drews' identification of Sacco during the trial was in direct contradiction to a statement she had given the defend ant's counsel months before the trial. Her present affidavit not only confirms her o iginal denial of being able to identify, but reveals how pressure was appl'ed by the police and the district attorney to make her "come through." Mrs. Andrews was cn the w.tness stand for three days during the trial last year. Because of the dramatic incidents which developed while she testified, the attendant publicity, and the terrific legal battle centering around her, she became the outstanding prose cution witness. Her aff davit indicates how "the af fiant was given to understand that the commonwealth was in possession cf facts relative to the private life of the affiant which the affiant was not de sirous of having brought out on the witness stand," and hew thru threats based on that knowledge she was "co erced and intimidated." After the recital of other incidents, Mrs. Andrews sums up her confession thus: "That the purpose of this affi davit in substance and effect is to make it known tc the court that the affiant does not state emphatically that she cannot state that Nicola Sacco, the de fendant in the above entitled action, is the man that she saw at South Brain tree on April 15, 1920, and that any and all parts of her testimony given in the above entitled cause contrary to this statement are false and untrue and were made under the intimidating and coercing influences of Michael E. Stew art, Albert L. Brouillard. Harold Wil liams and Frederick G. Katzmann." The part of her confession relating to Wslliams is of particular significance because Williams is the man who. ac cording to the sworn confession of an other w.tness, Louis Pelser, frightened him in'o making a perjured identifica tion cf Sacco. In rddition to the Pelser and An J ews repudiations. motion for a new trial is supported by the ex^ several weeks ago of state witness Eras tus E. Whitney, 'alias Gcodridge. Oth er new testimony will be filed in the future. ' The man of brains sees difficulties, surmounts or avoids them; the fool knows no difficulties.—La Bruyere. ions said: The position of the shop crafts regarding vandalism, or any acts of violence, in connection with their strike, has been repeatedly stated from time to t.me since the inception of the wajkout. "The railway unions have not only agreed that eprpetratcrs of any vio lence in connection with the strike should be punished, but they also have nought to co-operate with the proper authorities to prevent any illegal acts. The union leaders have time and again warned the membership against any lawlessness." The alleged discoveries by the police of "plots" invented to explain away wrecks due to defective equipment have resulted only in the exposure of the ghastly third degree methods used in the police stations to wring confes sions by tjrture out of the unionists who are fortunate enough tc be seized for this purpose. No further "evidence" beyond the repudiated confessions has developed at Gary in the police probe of the Mich igan Central wreck plot.