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The Llano Colonial
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE. LOUISIANA. BY THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Entered at second-class matter. May 14, 1921, at the postoffice a! Leesville, La., under act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.50 PER YEAR FOREIGN SUBSCRIPTIONS: Canada, $2.00; Other Countries $2.50. Make all remittances for subscriptions and address all communica tions regarding the publications to The Llano Publications, Leesville, La. litis will avoid trouble and delay in registering changes of address, etc. RENEWALS AND CHANGES OF ADDRESS -When renewing, al ways give the name as it appears on'your label. When changing address, you MUST always give us the OLD as well as the new address. CARL GLEESER— Editor. You who oppose reform, beware! What do you want, a government of free progressive intelligence or one of official slavery? Not by might (violence) but by the spirit of understanding of our mutual interdependence and mutual obligation to serve each other will the social and "economic problems be solved. Practical mutual helpfulness and the spirit of reciprocity fostered in every neighborhood will lead to the golden age of universal peace and plenty for all mankind. R. L. Welch, secretary of American Petroleum Institute, says that more money has been invested in the Amer ican production of crude oil than has been realized from the sale of oil pro duced. The amount of new oil and gas securities that have been brought into the American investment market since the signing of the armistice is nearly nine billion of dollars. Human beings are living longer than they did. Infant and adult mortality diminish steadily. Soon there will be the old cry "more people than the earth can support." But that won't come. Texas, under intensive cultivation, could support all of the people of the earth today. And as the human race improves, families will be smaller. A mouse may have a hundred children a year ,an elephant about four in 50 years. E. W. French, writing in thé "Golden Age' of October 11, on "the Mammon of Unrighteousness", asks the question, "why under the sun does not some one that has leadership or a press advocate a moneyless world, and do oway with all this terrible crime and misery that is imposed upon the people?" Always someone else is to set the ball rolling. What Mr. French is calling för we have set out to do here at New llano, and what is more we are doing it. Any group of people anywhere can begin to serve eash other independent of money. A moneyless world will de velop just as quickly as people engage in mutual service and supply, work re gardless of monetary considerations. Now is the day of salvation. Make a beginning whereever you are. It is up to you ! The world does not yet know enough to appreciate the molding power of an idea; and in its blind greed it makes the business lie a matter of cultivation; it also employs arid recommends to oth ther the man who can yield this power of evil most effectively to take advan Let Us Do Your Job Printing Quick Service Good Workmanship / Fair Prices V Llano Print Shop Céesville, La. tage of persons whose minds are nega tive thru lack cf information. The prac tical life is run by an infamous code of Machiavellian morals, bred by mono poly. In this our monopolized system of business all evils have their source. Un f er this , sort of c / iminaI s y stem the real moral sense of men and women has had no chance to function. Men and women desire to be honest and re spectable. But they must have a chance to be honest and respectable. This is denied them by monoply and plutocracy. Morris Hillquit, able lawyer, one of the few rich American socialists, re turns from Europe with an interesting condition of affairs in Italy. The Fas cist, adopting methods of communism, utilize them in behalf of the lower Bourgeoise and have actual control of Italy. It is a rebellion against the government for permitting too much latitude to the other kind of radical ism, and the body of reactionaries, working on revolutionary lines is led by men that formerly were leaders of the socialist party. You can never tell what war will produce. -Arthur Bris bane ) If your farmer protests against the high wages the organized workers get remind him that before there were any labor organizations skilled workers re ceived less than a dollar a day, and that if the farmers want more returns for their labor they too should organ ize. And don't forget that a very great portion of the high wages the organized worker receives is spent for. the things the farmer has to sell, and that always when work is plentiful and wages good for the industrial workers, the farmer is prosperous, and when poverty pinches the wage workers the farmers suffer also. All community harmony, all com munity achievement depends upon the thinking, attitude and disposition of the individuals composing it. We have come here of our own free will and choice for the purpose of voluntary constructive co-operation. It is within our power to make Newllano a veri table earthly paradise. The kuowledge and methods are available, and it de pends entirely upon our own decision what the outcome shall be. There is no intention on our part to impose its methods on anyone or to drag people in and .compel them to co-operate whether or no. This enterprise can be made an object lesson that will con vert the world. It can be shown that all the ills that mankind suffer are self inflicted, and can be made to disappear by right thinking and living. Your Aspirations and Acts Determine Your Destiny . , , . . j magic fountain was sought in every newly discovered land and The word psychology (mental sci-r ence) has frightened many, but it only means knowledge of yourself, of your faculties, propensities and how to con trol yourself and the personal applica tion to gain an understanding of the in herent principles of the environment— natural law— to attain and maintain healthy body, a joyous disposition and a congenial environment. In an article in a late number of, the magazine "Reality" it says: 'Every human being is born, inherit ing all this earth as his domain, all its wonders, all its accumulated wisdom, science, art', music and literature. A magnificent intellectual fortune is ready fcr everyone of us and not one in one thousand ever has any concep tion of what life may be. "For ten thousand years men have believed that somewhere, some magic fountain could be found, its waters of fering Youth and other blessings. The was newly discovered land and strange stories were told and believed of foun tains close at home. 'The only fountains as science (knowledge), time and experience prove are within ourselves. The foun tain of pleasure for which youth longs is within ourselves, easily reached, al * yr ways accessible. Good work, sincere friendship, good thought, high ideals, USE OF TODAY in earnest prepara tion for more useful years to come. These are things worth while, things that make youth what it ought to be and old age what it can be. 'Our minds are dominated by the race belief that the physical body- in flesh and substance must become de crepit with the passing of years. The body is composed of an aggregation of cells continually changing in structure. Our thoughts are ever expressing them selves in the body. If we hold persist ently to the thought of an ageing .body the time will come when living cells will begin to ossify and the symptoms of age appear. Nature expresses her seif in all renewing and growing forms. Nature gives health and youth and beauty. We should realize that every moment of our existence WE ARE AB SORBING VITALITY FROM AN IN EXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE and renew the body with creative foices fresh fr ° m the heart of | ife . The body ' is composed of ever-changing units and is plastic to the molding of the mind. "We may replace weak and diseased cells and reconstruct our bodies with cells that are fresh and vitalized. There is an indwelling chemist in charge of the human laboratory. It knows our needs and is working cease lessly to build and rebuild our bodies perfect in every function. 'If we do not hinder it by erroneous methods of thinking and living, it will do its perfect work and ke«p us in health and perpetual youth. We should become more efficient, more brilliant in intellect, more useful to the world, because of the unfoldment of our fac ulties and the inspiration that comes from acumulated knowledge and ex perience. Our minds should remain plastic and responsive to ever changing influences that create new impulses and new conditions an^ make possible con tinued advancement." Sarah Bernhardt, the great French actress, when on a tour in America during 1913, was asked where she had found the fountain of her abounding youthfulness, replied: "It is all about us! If you love life, life will love you. But I do not mean the love of life which is only the wis'h to live long years at any cost, but love of what life brings—its joys and its sotfows; its long, hard work and its stretches of happy leisure ; its splendid great experiences and even its little annoyances. Above all, the ability to feel, to know what a glorious thing en velopes one, makes life worth living, ,, T , . . - 1 he secret is enthusiasm. Only to those who are enthusiastic can come ecstasy of living. Only to those who are enthusiastic does the horizon of the future show always red and gold. Al ways the future. Keep your eyes turn ed that way. Live every moment to the fullest, but do not forget that the next one will bring you redder, richer wine." When Edison, the great inventor, was questioned concerning this subject he said: If man delighted in studying the natural element in which he exists, and if he used his knowledge to protect his body against the rhalignant action of his environment,'I think that he would live at least twice as long as now with 'lis mentality unimpaired at the end of life." The thoughts with which a man oc cupies himself determine his conduct. Go into one of the large off.ee biuld ings in our metropo'itan cities and you will find that the different professions entertain different subjects of thought. All the things around us ihat are mod ified by human agancy where in "first instance subjects of thought. Man is related to. the universal mind—the eternal creative principle—by his abil ity to think. And this is his birthright. But too many do not make use of this wonderful gift and are suffering the consequences of imposition, ignorance and privations of many kind. It is universally admitted that it is within human power to control self. When one says: He shouldn't do that or, he shouldn't get angry, etc., it is an unconscious admission that man can control his feelings and his think ing. £x.e reise self-control in every thing. I am conscious of being and this is proof positive that I am. Curios ity, a desire for exact knowledge has inspired human intelligence since the dawn of ages to investigate natural laws. The rectitude of nature is a de monstratable fact and the solidarity of human experience is more and more recognized to possess a similar certtain ty The Llano Colony is not attempting to do anything that it impracticable. It ascertains industrial FACTS, aims to simplify industrial processes and carry on all its activities in accordance with the most efficient technical discoveries and demonstration up to date. It is all matter of voluntary adjustment on a iiiatici u i voiuiiiai j dUjUMiliciit uu p ar ^ Q f individual co-operators j one an other and to the conditions as they now obtain at present. One of the greatest obstacles to mu tual harmony in a community is the disposition of fault-finding, of harsh criticism. The analytical faculty in and cf itself is a very necessary human trait, and if rightfully used in pointing out imperfection and indicating pos sible improvements, all expressed in a friendly and considerate spirit will p^ove very hulpful. On the other hand, when a man is curt, and rude in dealing with a situa tion it usually denotes that he is ig norant in some way. There are some who will not agree yith this, believing that some circumstances need the iron hand and harsh treatment. But there is no use iivacting like a boor merely to show that you can be firm and de cided, thus entagonizing the very one from whom you expect deference to your wishes. Uncertainty resorts to harshness to cover up a lack of know cd°re. Because a man is polite is no reason for thinking that he is a weakling, and the greatest men of all ages have been among the most gentle in appearance and demeanor. It is not necessary for an oak treé tc | exr) ] a j n jt s strength nor does it have to fa ]j on any one to b e recognized as s t r0 ng THE MUTUAL SERVICE EXCHANGE To an inquiry for information of practical exchange methods the follow ing reply was made.* ^ Dear Sir: Your inquiry concerning the methods of a moneyless mutual-service ex change has come to hand. It must be self-evident to you that man's useful productive capacity and his ability to beneficially serve his fellow is not de pendent upon the presence of money, nor'do his necessities for sustenance and the comforts of life subside when money cannot be had. The require ments for food, clothing, shelter, and social amenities being imperative at all times, some other arrangement must be made when the sources of money Supply fail to function adequately as at present, and on equitable terms. It is under such conditions that vol untary facilities can be provided for any 'number of people who are willing to exchange their products and ser vices that others can provide. A center for the deposit or storing of products and the registry of services ;must be prov id e d as a nucleus of the WQrk S uch a center is carried on simi lar to a bank. Only instead of the ba sis being coin and bank credits, it con sists of the actual things of subsistence and supply. Some reliable person must be placed in charge to act as receiving teller, appraiser and accountant, and issue deposit-certificates, (the use of passbooks is also practicable) to every depositor. Goods of a perishable nnture, such as fruit, vegetables and berries should be limited to the running disposal of the institution or arrangements made for caiying them. When two persons agree to directly interchrnge products rnd service with each ether, they become to th*t extent, independent of governmental money and b^nk credits; what two persons can do, any numbei can do when they m-'"- adequate arrantem^nts. If a suffcient range or pirrle of industries produce within themselves the neces saries rnd comforts of life, v™'"- co operate and interchange products and services, they at once cease to be ham pered by lack of money, and need no longer pay tribute to the money lords. The evolution from monopoly money and present day competition to com plete altruistic co-operation (inspired by neighborly love) will not be effected instantaneously. Nature makes no leaps. The transition will come, about gi-adually, because of the slavery of habit, custom and the traditions of man. Today, the big majority of homes are mortgaged, and the average worlfer will go in debt for from twenty to thir ty years, the best part of his life, for * home. Under the mutual service labor exchange building plan, homes can .be secured at actual labor cost of provid ing the material and erecting them, that is all that the homes at Llano cost our colonists. The mutual service exchange offers an opportunity to invest idle time, to gain a valued exchange for things no longer needed or required, and pro vides a market for the disposal of sur plus products and securing needed sup plies. Unitv of interest, reciprocity end co ordination of useful production, mutual service and interchange, comprise all the essentials of domestic economy. Dependence upon gold or silver coins and governmental or bank issues of -currency and credit is an illusion, an aberration from normal reason. Everyone who associates himself with a mutual service exchange must assume the following pledge of reciprocity: "I of the age years, sex. and by occuDation now residing at County of and state of in consideration of the opportunities, facilities, and bene fits extended to me as a member of the Mutual Service Exchange Federa tion. and to the end that the orooerty of the said Fedsration, unon which the safety of sa'd benefits is based, may not be sacrificed at reduced value by forced liquidation in les-al tender mon ey, hereby promise and agree that for any article or^articles cf merchandise, cr monies that I may deposit in or labor that I may perform for, or for any certificate of deposit that I may hold on said Mutual Service Exchange. I will accept as sufficient compensation thereof merchandise, property, labor, or services of equal value, and relin quish any rights, and liens which may have resulted in my favor and against the property of the Association by rea son of said deposits, labor, or services. In testimony thereof I have hereunto signed my name etc. etc. etc.,. This pledge of reciprocity should be endorsed by two witnesses and made out in duplicate, and one kept on file at the depository. We enclose leaflets suggesting what can be done, your own study and good judgment must determine the precise course to be followed in your own com munity. A dependable and competent management is the prime requisite for the successful initiation and continuity of your exchange venture. Make your checks receivable at the depository for goods or services. Use the term unit; labor cost is the unit of appraisement. Offer more for the dol lar than people can get elsewhere and you will obtain eriough dollars to pur chase and secure such supplies, as for some time you may be unable to obtain thru exchange. \ Trusting this information will meet your requirements, we beg to remain, Yours very truly, Llano Co-operative Colony The madness and costliness of war is vividly displayed by the experience of Poland. Out of 1,500,000 homes des troyed during the war only 500,000 have been rebuilt. 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 or you at 50c a copy. It contains a fund of have edg6 ' Whlch ever y, frrmer and garlener should Fifty Cents Post Free For Sale by THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Newllano, Leesville, La. Classified Section Employment News, the workers' magazine, tells where -4he work is and the wages paid. Sample copy, 10c. Leslie Thompson, Box 123, Manitowoc» Wis. 224 t4 FOR SALE—One eight-room house with five lots, close in. Also 60 acre farm, one mile from town, suitable for trucking or stock raising, with all con veniences—a bargain for a quick deal. Apply, A. WADE, Leesville, La. TO EXCHANGE FOR COLONY STOCK—112 acres of land in Cecil County, Maryland; 12 acre wood-lot; 7 acres permanent pasture; 93 acres low under cultivation; two miles to shipping point; one mile to school; fine big stone house; barn and other out-buildings; land suited to the rais ing of wlieat, corn, oats, clover and white potatoes, particularly. Price, $5,300. $4,300 of this can remain as a mortgage at 6%. For quick action, will take Llano stock for the $1,000 payment. If you want a bargain, write at once to Geo. T. Pickett, Llano Col ony. TRADE FOR LLANO STOCK.— 160 eres in Minnesota; fair buildings; drilled well and windmill; mail and' Phone; 8 miles to town; 1 mile to school. About' 40 acres wood; 30' acres fenced; 50 acres in tame grass; balance natursl- meadow. Lime-clay soil. Price $35 an acre ($5600.00). Time on $1200 at 7%: balance in cash. Will take Llano stock up to $1900.00 as cash, par value.—C. J. S. care Llano Colonist 147 Phonographs, recodrs, typewriters» nd supplies for sale fcr cash or cred it. Don't buy until yoij get my list and terms. Leslie Thompson, Box 123, Manitowoc, Wis. 224t4 FOR TRADE—Horses, Cotton, Cows. Mules for Logging Mules.—See Lindsey, Llano Colony. • FOR EXCHANGE—926 shares of Llano stock to exchange, for property. J. C. Nale, Box 32, Wasco, Calif. FOR SALE-—102 acres; 32 acres cultivated; 2 good houses; 2 bams. Price, $5,000. Close to Colony hotel. See George T. Pickett. 39 Sell or trade anything, anywhere, by the Thompson Plan. No fee. No fake offer. No commission. Free adver tising. The swappers' delight. Send for sample of Thompson's Magazine» with full particulars. Leslie Thomp son, Box 123, Manitowoc, Wis. 224t4 FOR SALE. — 41 acres of land; 4-room house, and barn. 100 peacb trees; 20 apple trees; 20 grape vines; strawberries, Mackberries, and dewber ries; some figs. Well improved— terraced. Price, $1100. Main road. A. E. WELDON, Rte" I, Box 63, Lees ville, La. SELL OR EXCHANGE—320 acres finest farm land in New Mexico with improvements. Trade for good timber land, or what have you? W. H. Lind sey, Llano Colony. FOR SALE—500 acres; 30 in culti vation; lots of good timber on bal ance; good house; two tenant houses. $10,500 for all. — See G. T. Pickett, Lano Colony. 35 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.