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Mrs. L Goldman and son, Julius, re turned to Liano. after a visit with her sister, In Canada. ■ • # # • Arietta and Doris Fenton, nieces of Professor Martin, accompanied Mrs. Goldman on her return trip from Can ada. They will make their home with Professor and Mrs. Martin, and attend the Llano school. • * * * Mr. Stanley C. Williams, of Wash ington, D. C., is looking the Colony ov er, with a view to locating here. Mr. Williams has been somewhat of a globe trotter, but has tired of the sport and is looking for an ideal spot to locate permanently. 9 * * * If you can do but little for thhe co operative commonwealth, you can at least pass this copy to a neighbor. SIXTEEN CANDIDATES FOR THE Ü. C. B. The social and meeting of U. C. B. at Llano Colony on Tuesday evening, September 19, was a very enjoyable and profitable one. Community sing ing, dancing, vocal solos, declamations, and card-playing offered congenial en tertainment for every one present. A declamation by Mrs. Green and vocal solos by Mr. Galdis and by Mrs. Gad dia were especially good. At the meet ing sixteen new candidates were ob ligated. The U. C. B. offers an espe cially favorable field of great useful ness for those who wish to engage in constructive work for the benefit and advancement of humanity. THE COLONY DIARY (Continued from page 1) to you as comrades. So, if some of us make the awful mistake of being a little too critical or sour sometimes, just overlook it and say: "O, they are just human and have lots of other work to do; I'll forget it this time." We really are trying to bring peace on çarth, good will to all men. And we believe the Colonist to be one of the best methods of teaching how to do it. It tells what we are doing in a practical way-—and, if we can do it, the whole world can, if they will, and—well, they will; be cause it is right—and right will suc ceed in time. Now, are you on the right track, or are you still going to drift against what you know is right? We never get tired cf looking for you We never get tired cf looking you -—we Ye el you will* come with us "some day—but why, my friend and conrtrade, do you wait until you are forced to come to us (empty-handed) ? If those who have money now would help us to buy the land and build our schools, they would never regret their act in the future. Are you reading Sinclair's "Goose Step," in the Appeal? If not, read it, and learn the necessity of a working-class school. If you have mon ey to invest in your ideal, for goodness' •sake, give it to the future generations, m a school for our children! Come see our youngsters, and then you will see what we mean. Co-operation is the way out, and you owe us your very best support. The psychology meeting was held as usual to-night, and sever al speakers talked upon subjects that were pertinent to our Colony interest, or that applied to the co -operative movement in general. # * * * Friday, Sept. 15. — The weather man seems to be in our favor; for he is delivering some very nice showers to us, just where we need them dn the young garden, the cane, and the sweet RICE » FOR SALE Llano will have - several ions of new season's rice to sell, or trade. ROUGH RICE CLEAN RICE POLISHED RICE UNPOLISHED RICE Write for prices and tell us what you want. Commissary Dept. Liano Co-operative Colony Leesvilie, La. potatoes. Three new shingle bunga lows are now being constructed; and, from letters just received, they will be filled before they are finished. The brick kiln is now loaded, sealed, and fired. W. Beavers and Chappelie are going to act as firemen for the "water smoking," which will take almost a week. When the big fire is started, Scharrer will join the crew. What do you know about it! We received a car to-day, and are sending a load of lumber to a comrade in Dakota. Schar rer, Cantrell, Newman, Cryer, Van, and Landrum are loading it, in order to rush the job. Darth, Cryer, Shutt, and Lloyd are still mowing weeds and grass for the fertilizer plant. It is to be hop ed that we shall have all the bottom land cleared for cultivation by next spring; as it is our very best cane and corn ground. Kling is just as busy as the "old woman in a shoe," doctoring autos and tractors. His side-kicker, Jaques, is with Lindsey at the rrce ranch. Word from there informs us that they have about finished cutting 80 acres of the crop. This leaves 160 acres yet to cut. Will West and Ver non Boyce are also on the rice-cutting job. Comrade Schuster and Comrade Von Scio are as busy as two men can be on the wagon and blacksmith work The two Sutherland girls started their school work yesterday. For industrial work, Ruth works at the stenography office, and Katherine at the candy shop. Mrs. Sutherland is working at the kindergarten, with Myrtle Kemp. The sawmill is as busy as ever, getting out material for the crates, shingles, and lumber for the new houses. Carl Hoover, Lottie Braun, and Comrades Green, Sanders, Fischer, Matz, Gold man and Belohradsky are the busy ones' here, while "Fred," Ole, and Stave are also keeping themselves busy in the turning and planing department. Com rades Nash, Geiss and Rechsteiner are doing the carpenter work on the new houses. Sanders is now running the ma chine that is getting out the flooring or the roof garden and other buildin A considerable number of our boys are becoming very handy at our wood working shop. Some of the boys can lay flooring, shingle, make crates, bale shingles, and do almost any job that the men do. This is real education, and the very best kind. One of the things we teach our children is to WORK. Any useful work is honorable —but to be a loafer or parasite is the most degrading of occupations. We try to encourage the girls and boys to learn to do all kinds of useful work. Down here, girls drive team, plow, cul tivate, and work in the gardens and I l.-lJ- il . *.1 L J 6U» I fields the same as the boys; and the boys cook, sweep, and wash dishes, the [same as the girls. At the kindergarten, |you^ would be surprised to see the Jit tie folks busy helping to prepare their own meals, set tables, sweep the floors, get fuel for the fires, and wash and dry the dishes—just as grown-ups do. Do they like it? Why, of course they do! and they are anxious, as well as proud, to do it. So many people make the great mistake of believing children do not like to work. It is as natural for them to be active as could be; and, where the activities are directed to con structive work, they are just as happy as they are in any other kind of play. Of course, their director should always see that they are not put up against too hard jobs, or work that would tire and discourage them. The physical culture class was held as usual at the club house, and the band practice and agricultural class were held at the school house. * ¥ * * . Saturday, Sept. 16. — Another nice rain last night. Not enough to stop any kind of work—just enough to keep the crops growing and the air nice and cool. Say—by the way—you who think it gets hot down here—it did not get hot enough here all summer to reach the 100 mark! Now, why get the idea that this is a hot climate? Dealing with the people around us without the use of money is our next step here. We are exchanging our la bor at the different industries, rice, peanut butter, lumber, and such things for raw material; and we feel it is go ing to help them to understand our movement by such an exchange. To you who are on the "outside" : • We want to supply you with whatever we have to sell or trade. We are trying to get in touch with some of you who can handle a car-load of rice, car-load of sweet potatoes, or a car-load of lumber. We want to sell or exchange smaller quantities of goods where it can be done to a mutual advantage. If it were not for the highway robbery of railroad rates, this would be easy. We are hungry for apples and other fruits, wheat, barley, and oats, and Irish potatoes. Some pf you have an abundance of these things: why can't we exchange? We have a large lot of hickory wood to be worked into han dles of all kinds, and this winter we shall get them out by the hundreds for the market. Comrade Cox, our old shoe maker, will soon be back; and, if you want a pair of good-lasting work shoes, we can furnish them to you at $5.00 a pair. The uppers are all made from one piece of leather, with just one short seam in each shoe. It is a good one; and, when Cox joins Roede and Hal) in the shoe and harness shop, there will be something doing in the leather goods business. Send in your order.for a pair of good work shoes, and you will not be disappointed. Cad dis, Bell, Ewell and Conlin are now getting their heads together for the pur pose of manufacturing other Llaqo pro ducts into finished articles for sale. What foodstuff we put on the market is always pure; and, as we learn how, we shall produce a superior article. You must know, however, that we are just learning how to do many of these things, and are always looking for those who can do better. The workers produce all, and we look forward to the time when we shall have the very best workmanship obtainable. Our factory is now making an excellent quality of peanut butter. I think it is the best we have ever made up to the present time. Many of you have no idea of the superior quality of the Lou isiana sweet potato; but I can assure you they are of the very best. We have a fine crop of them this year, lots of rice, and a large cane and sorghum crop. With these in an abundance, we need only your help to make a big step forward by next spring. The children went for their swimming picnic. The dancing school and the dance were the closing of another perfect day. To some of us, it was a perfectly big work day, with much good well done in our cause. Every day is progress in the movement. I do not see why more of you cannot see life as it is here. Thè only life worth living is one spent in the interest of humanity. * * ¥ * Sunday, Sept. 17. — A comrade writes in and wonders if we "take into consideration the human element of the co-operative movement." Do we? Well, I should say so! and if he thinks he knows much about that part of the game, he should start a colony, in or der to find that he has never been to "first base," let alone the entire cir cuit. Every man, woman, and child in this Colony is a human problem; and there are no two alike. That is why we have no set rules or laws to con form to. Our Declaration of Princi ples is rule enough, and we bend and twist in all kinds of shapes in order to meet each person upon mutual or com mon ground. It is impossible, however, to save all who come here. It is a problem of each person adjusting him self or herself to the community as a whole. How foolish it would be for us, as a whole, to try to live up to every individual's convictions when he comes here. No, no! comrade, you are mis I aken The individual must adjust him I if < .. , . . . self to the policy of the "Golden Rule," refuse to be greedy, selfish, and jeal The change from competition to co-operation is a big one and each one who comes here must make the change for himself. If his motive in joining us is to render service to others ; to create co-operative commonwealth, he will never have a particle of trouble here. If his motive is selfish, a rule-or-ruin disposition, suspicious, a know^it-all right-now invidual, he will have to ad just himself, or he will move from us. No, we will not put him out; he will go of his own free will—but, of course, he will blame the rest of us, or the Colony, because we didn't do as he thot we should. For nearly eight years, I have seen people leave, telling us we couldn't last, because we didn't do just as they suggested; but we are still going—stronger than ever. Now, why do so many "outside" people judge us from what those say who are unable to adjust themselves? There is but one reason; and that is that they are al ways ready to listen to destructive crit icism, are not ready for constructive action, always ready to push down in stead of build up. Get into a con structive frame of mind, friends. Hu man nature is all right. It is our past experiences with the competitive game ,that cause all our trouble. It is in «s; and we alone can tear it out, root, seed and all. No one can do it for us; we MUST do it ourselves. Yes, we take into consideration that our greatest problem is a human one; and you must realize it, too, and not try to ride a free horse to death but do your part in the reconstruction by control ling your bad habits, of the past and learn to co-operate with others. Men tal science and a picture show were the features of this evening's colony life. You miss the mental science classes are losing more than you can imagine. * ¥ # # Monday, Sept. 18. — The peanut patch shows symptoms of ripening, and the attention of some of us was direc ted upon them—"Yours truly" with crew of children (about 20) went to the patch north of the Ford, ranch and pulled peanuts this afternoon. The youngsters go to school in the a. m. and do their industrial work in the p. m. This was a new job to most of them and was much enjoyed. At the same time, a very useful piece of work was being done. We are now making the best peanut butter we have ever made and it is hard to get peanuts enough to supply oursdves and the out side calls being made upon us, so we are intending now to develop this one line of endeavor to the limit. We make a pure article and take nothing from the peanut in the oil or other ingred ients nor do we substitute anything. Our own people have learned to like it better than cows butter and if you will look up the analysis you will find that as a food article it is one of the best things you can eat. Kemp, Lloyd, and Shutt are stacking the vines after we kids pull them. > The sawmill is shut down for a couple of days and all the available men are out getting wood with which to complete the burning of the brick. Carl Hoover and Warren Fread are out in the morning and re turn in time for their classes in school in the afternoon. Lee, Landrum, Clap pa, Hinckley, Merreil, and Fell are all on this wood cutting job while Van and Waters are the haulers. Beavers and Chappelie are tending the fires at the brick kiln while the slow fires are being used. Com. Williams, of Wash ington, D. C, is here on a visit, looking the Colony over. Echoes from the rice ranch tell us that it has been raining down there but as rice is much harder to damage than wheat and the rains only in showers, we fear no damage to the crop at all. Since Mrs. Sutherland has started work at the kindergarten it gives Myrtle a chance to get out of doors half a day; and in order to let ^ er ^ now the pleasures of peanut pul | > n ? she, was taken with the gang on that job. Mrs. Goldman and Julius just arrived from the north again apd we were all glad to see them back again. Mrs. G. is an expert tailoress and is willing to fit in any place she ■can. She also brought two nieces of the Martin family with her. These two youngsters are to be Llano kids from now on. A letter from a comrade in Canada is most appreciative because he shows he understands what we are doing and realizes that few are really fitted for the co-operative common wealth. He realizes that it is a big job for us who stick and stay to keep a continual upward climb. Several places in .the U. S. A. are now calling upon us to come help them start col onies and, in several instances, excep tional offers are being made. To you who desire to enter into the most praise worthy work, unselfishly, I must say; before doing it, be sure and come here and learn how to incorporate and con duct the work or your own comrades will surely cause you more grief and expense than you can imagine. The human animal has become so distort ed thru false teachings and selfish ac tions that it does not recognize real human treatment. Our experience is that human nature is all o.k., but bad ly bent out of shape; and that, after people live here one year, they see the "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 ii^ production. They 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 far 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 mottö 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 completely and put it forever upon a sound financial basis. With us. it is not i&erely a matter of 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 compétition 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-opttators are eligible. If you are one of this class, do not hesitate, tion at Llano and see if you do not belong here. Arrange to speiid your vaca THE LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY Newliano, Louisiana, (via Leesvilie) real vision and line up to create a real co-operative commonwealth. We esti mate that, for every real co-operator we have, it has cost us about $5,000. Now, few of you can stand this ex pense. It almost wrecked us. You can save the expense and trouble by coming among us for a few months and we can help you to start right on the road to co-operative success. We want to help the movement in every way possible, and will do anything in our power. So, if you intend to tata step into a real co-operative colony enterprise, come and learn the game first, and you will not regret it. The children's mental science class at the club house and the band and orches tra, practice at the school house, clos ed this busy day at Newliano. * * * * Tuesday, Sept. 19. — Has another world war started? I just wonder. I believe it has—but what for? What is the cause of all wars? Why, COM PETITION—nothing else. We shall always have war and more war as long as people compete against each other for jobs, wages, business, politics, etc. If this is true, then why do we contin ue such a system of industrial and social ife? We frequently have people who yant to come here and get the bene fit of our educational and social life, but prefer to* stay in the competitive system in industry. Now. why? These people in some instances are propa gandists against capitalism, and have been for years; yet they are not ready to enter a co-operative system of liv ing when given the opportunity. And why? Here we are, with a community that raises its, own food, builds its own homes, controls it educational system, creates a real social life, lives almost free from the taint of capitalism and compétition; and yet some people who could come, some who know it is the right kind of life—in fact, the only kind that will ever give us a world of brothrhood—seem to just want to stand on the brink and look over and watch us do it. At the same time, they want to be near us and compete against us. Now, just why? Each in dividual would have a different answer encil No. 174 EAGLE"MIKAD0" hi;»! •»« For Sate at yoar Dealer Made in five indes ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND EAGLE MIKADO EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK —but it can all be summed up in one statement: They are afraid to step for ward, lay down their past life and de cide to LIVE the life of the Golden Rule. I know you can't do it "outside." but you can do it in the Colony. Ev ery member here is, or can be, free from competition: he does no "out side" business; for this can all be left to me, or to a few. If the individual» refuse to let go of the old system, then they cannot enter into the NEW «Mie. That is the reason some who come here are entirely unprepared for co-opera tion. Are we to blame? Is the ideal at fault? I say no; it is the individ ual Therefore, it is a personal problem to be worked out by each individual, with all the help the group of colonists can give. And I want you to know that we give the vely best in us, if die expected colonist shows any inclina ion to co-operate in any way with us. No, comrades, the new war will start propaganda for a war psychology. Will' you be led into murdering your broth ers thru this propaganda? Why don't you spend every dollar you have, every ounce of your energy, and, if need be» every breath in your body, to point the right way to .life. Join*us here, and help to pioneer this new civiliza tion with these people who dare to do right, who have pledged themselves to build in a practical and constructive way the things you believe in. Is your money so sacred that you must save it for' selfish purposes? Is your life or that of your léved ones, worth more than the millions that fail to understand these things. You who do understand owe just that much more to mankind. The GATEWAY TO FREEDOM is through human action such as we are performing here. It will be done in ,no other way. Which way are you going? Ask yourself and answer these ; questions—the reason why you don't act—and now. To-night was social night and a good time was reported, It happened to'be my time to fibre the boiler in order to throw more light on the gathering; so I missed the playing, but had a good tüne by myself. You 'see, ladies can fire boiler and enjoy ft, too!