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The Junior Colonial
VINITA THURMAN' Editor. A DAY IN NEWLLANO By Robert Lindsey It it Tuesday evening, nine p. m. in Newllano. I have just come in from work at the printshop. Maxine Gaddis and George Cantrell are still there. Max. is running the linotype machine and George is putting up some bundles to be taken to town early in the morn ing. Mrs. Gaddis is down there too with some work, waiting fcr Max to go home. Two of the printers have left for a short time and that makes extra work for those who remain to hold down both ends of this mighty ship of true co-operation and brotherhood. We do not work night and day all the time, neither do we let a job go just be cause some one or two or half a dozen are forced to leave for a time. I go to school in the forenoon with the other eleventh grade pupil, Ruth Sutherland. The tenth grade compris ing two also go in the morning, and the grade children are busy with their school work at the same time. We all go in the afternoons to the va rious industries and learn to be me chanics, carpenters, shoemakers, bak ers, printers, and countless other pro fessions which our individual selves fancy. In the afternoon the remainder of the high school hold forth at^ the school house. We have all four grades in the high-school now and are doing all the work required by the state course of study. Thus, our children are getting everything in the line of school work that they would get on the outside besides all the industrial work, music, and numerous other class es such as mental science and physical culture.' We have over twenty-five pu pils enrolled in—the high school and about fifty in thé grades with favor able prospects for more in a short time. The brick will soon be ready for our new school house which we school chil dren are going to build. When that is finished we will have the complete foundation for the best and most com plete educational school in the country. We have the pupils and teachers now; all we lack is the building and equip ment. Our children are not like, most children. They have a characteristic that is generally lacking in the average child and that is they know how to think and use their mental motor pow er. We do not believe that memoriza tion is the fundamental factor in an education . We do not believe that mechanical action of the muscles is the proper way to learn a trade. But we do believe that those who think, think, think, are theones who over come the world's greatest obstacles. Hence from the kindergarten up thru the high school our children are taught to use their head first and hands last. He who exercises the cells of his brain as freely as those of his arm and puts them in harmony will be a king of sue At noon, Comrade Martin held an orchestra class between 12:30 and 1:00..He i. »1» Professor M„.i„ b„, he has lost that title since he came here for every one is simply Comrade whether he teaches or cleans streets. I am in that along with about a dozen others. We play occasionally at the theatre and are looking forward- to the time when we will be as competent as the class Comrade Martin startel a year ago. They refuse all back seats when it comes to music. At one o'clock I am due at the print shop . This afternoon I have been print the first half of the Colonist, and now a little after nine o'clock I am attempting to write something of interest for the last half which will go to press Thursday. Yes, I am giving you who are miles away an insight in one day's work at Newllano. If you could only be in our midst a few days, you could not help feeling the spirit thaî^ is within each and all of us; the spirit that has pre dominated since the first days of this institut'on; the spirit that has made it a success. Is the printshop crew the only one that works late hours and do they do it because they are driven by empty stomachs or bare backs, or a few more coins in their pockets. No, indeed, no one here works only to eat or is spurred on by the horrors of hun ger and cold. Neither is there anyone Bundle Rates Colony boosters may now obtain copies of THE LLANO COLONIST in bundles for distribution among their friends at the following rates: 5 copies for 1 month 5 cflpies for 3 months 10 copi e s for 1 month 10 copies for 3 months It is only necessary for a prospective co-operator to read THE COLONIST a few times until he becomes a regular subscriber. We want 100,000. ; .50 1.25 1.00 2.50 who is starving for more individual wealth. Everyone Realizes that the more he can accomplish and make a success of, the sooner will he and all his large family enjoy the benefits. From my desk I can see the lights at the office which tell that some member or members of the office crew are busy on book accounts or letters to you many thousands who write for informa tion concerning our work. Few are the days that Com. Busick does not see the sun set long before he reaches the barn with his six logging mules. Homer Loutrel can nearly always be seen in his shop until late at night work ing on some electric device or our fu ture radio station. So all over the Co lony you can see this one and that one working at something he desires even after work hours. Do we get extra pay? Certainly, but not in cash. What is cash to us. We can not eat it or wear it and it will not even keep the sun and rain off our heads so we are paid in accomplishments and he who accomplishes the most receives the best pay in knowledge and learning. It is true that we as an organization need cash with which to buy that which we cannot produce as yet, but individual ly, money is but a trifling nuisance. When the children were put on seventy cents a week basis and given two meals a day free, I heard one chap say, "Shucks, I don't care. I am glad ot it. Now I won't have to be bothered carrying it around." How many chil dren in the outside world are ever heard to utter such a speech on the money question? So is life in Newllano. Everyone is busy, early and late, working cut their ideals and building a home free from worry and strife. There is per haps, no other community on the face of the earth where so many people are living as happily, contented and free from worldly troubles as we of New llano; and it is because every person is doing that which he desires most and is seeing his achievements go for the benefit of all instead of the few. NO NEED FOR WAR • ... c , . , „ Sfe IrErJÏ?' Arrivals at Atlantic ports from a broad total around 270,000 so far this year, or 205.000 fewer than a ye? About 290,000 have left during the same period from these ports. No need worrying about too much foreign immigration should these figures con tinue. Do not forget too, that this country was built up by immigration from abroad; only those of native In dian blood'are pure Americans. Many whose grand-daddies where born here often have several strains of European blood. Altogether we are a very mixed race; yet this is by no means discred iting. We should be proud of the fact as it is proven where .the blood of sev eral nationalities mingle, there is found who fought each other across the wa ter marry here and have happy famil ies. One might gather from this that America may sometime, not a great way off, lead the world to the ways of peace. It is not nationalism that leads to wars as some would have it, but rather it is pure ignorance on the part of the masses. The real causes which drive nations to fight each other, as the last terî&ie conflict amply prov ed, lie in the present commercial or competive system, which has for its foundation the robbery of labor. When the workers or farmer learns to retain the full product of his labor, then the prime cause of present warfare which is to secure larger markets for the. sur plus product abstracted from the work er, through the process of interest, prof it and rent, war will end. Life comes from one original source. Savage tribes and barbarians gradually grew into nations and as the cycles o t f time rolled around, were brought clos er together. Today, the whole World is within a few minutes speaking dis tance with each other. The people are learning from close contact, that war must be made impossible. Bismark said, "there was more to be, made by war than from the slow methods of peace," he got many Germans to think yith him to their sorrow. The world was a long time solving the food and shelter question, and it was this which provoked armed con flicts, up to and after the beginning of the Christian era, semi-barbarians fought for the spoils of war and cap tive slaves. Now that the world easily produces much more than it consumes the primeaval incentive for armed con flict no longer exists; and the problem of arranging production so that labor will retain the full product of its ef forts arises for settlement. The people can and will do this as the evidence becomes more clear, that it is the only equitable brsis upon which lasting peace should or can be made.—E. H. Loutrel. VERNON PARISH FAIR HELD IN SPLENDID WEATHER Exhibits Were Fewer on Account of Crop Conditions, But Art and In dustry Well Represented SCHOOLS MAKE FINE ENTRIES The fact that Vernon Parish had any Fair at all was due largely to the persistence, activity and properly di rected industry of the fair's amiable and competent secretary M. J. Cavan augh. Up to about six weeks ago, it looked very much as though the Parish Fair for 1922 had gone a glimmering with many farm crops this unusually drouthy season. In six weeks Cavanaugh did all the necessary agitating, advertising, organ izing and assembling of materials to make what we saw at the fair grounds last week possible. From the standpoint of exhibits of both farm products and live-stock, the Fair reflected the dry spell of the past few months both as to the number and the quality, still the farmers of Ver non Parish and the Fair management put up a creditable show considering all the adverse factors, chief of which perhaps, was the eleventh hour decis ion to,have the Fair. The exhibits of pupils' work of the Leesville, Pitkin and Bellevue schools reflected great credit upon the teach ing staff and students alike. Here were beautiful examples of intricate patterns of embroidery, fine stitched needlework and other "pretties" of the needlewoman's art. More of this work of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Par ish will appear in our Fairs as club work develops and it is to the untiring energies of Miss Pearl LeFevre, the Parish Home Demonstration Agent, that their exhibits was one of the most successful department of the fair. It is stating IS simple fact that the exhibit of the Llano colony was the outstanding show in the agricultural building. This exhibit carried specimens of work from the colony kindergarten to the more serious attempts of the stu dents of the grades and high school, consisting of drawings, paintings, em broidery; samples of wood-work such as bird houses, music racks, tabourets, piano stools, etc., and running through all the industrious groups at Stables. The Colony industries had splendid displays of handle-turning work, dress ed lumber, brooms, bricks, fancy bak ery goods, etc. In the arts and fancy section there were many fine samples of homecraft in needlework, embrodery quilting and bead work. The agricultural display of the col ony advertised the fact that diversi fied farming is followed on the colony, farms but the colony did not com' pete for premiums. / The usual exhibits of stock, poultry pigs, etc., were on hand, and showed some big improvements along the lines of better stock, the farmers being jeal ous of the pedigrees of their exhibits. The Fair Association looks forward to the time when farmers will appre ciate the value of exhibiting their thor obred stock and realize that the Fair is not a catch-penny scheme, but a gen uine attempt to create a spirit of co operation and helpfulness. As to the entertainment features of the Fair, the management provided generously. There were basket ball and football games by the several High school teams of the Parish; the merry go-round for kids of all ages there was ages, the shows with various degrees of beauty and talent and the great free show to the observant onlooker who gets a heap of fun out of listening to leather-lunged barkers and ballyhooers or watching the crowd putting away 'hot "dogs" at the hamburger joint. The weather was "good show wea ther," the patronage and gate receipts a pleasant surprise to the management, and the determination is to "make it bigger and better next year." SWEETS AND GOOBERS It is not far away when agriculture and the manufactured products from the soil will become the chief means of support of the people of Vernon and other parishes as well. It is in hand to prepare for this, liiere are two crops that rarely fail, and both can be raised in abundance — Peanuts and sweet potatoes. Peanuts and peanut hay are valuable both for animal and human food. An excellent article of milk is manufact ured from the humble goober. Peanut butter and oil are becoming more than ever a commercial article of food and will stand shipment to any market. Almost the same holds good with the Louisiana sweets. Properly cured they keep well until the following harvest; and Louisiana sweets bring top prices wherever they are known. In Cal'forn ia they have been known to outsell the home grown product when offered for sale side by side in the same market. The rest cure would be a fine thing for the world if it could begin with the tongue. LABOR IGNORED IN REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN Conspicuous by its omission from the batch of campaign literature thus far issued by the Republican National organization is any record of Republi can performance in behalf of labor. In the series of pamphlets^ and screeds being sent broadcast by the Republican National Committee and its auxiliaries there are special pleas for the votes of different groups, but nont is addressed directly and specifically to the workingman. Spokesmen for the workers of the country have noted this Republican silence on its labor record. They know it was not modesty that restrained the Republicans from making claims of "achievements" for the working peo ple if there had been any to make. The leaders of labor have put the correct construction on this Republican silence. The administration's attitude has been not only not helpful but actively hostile to the workers of the country. The authors of its campaign appeals have therefore regard reticence on the sub ject of labor the way of caution and discretion. FREE SPEECH FOR PENN fBy The Federated Press) New York.—Another victory for free speech in the coal regions of Western Pennsylvania has been won. The Penn sylvania supreme court has continu ed in effect the injunction secured by Arthur Garfield Hàys, a New York at torney, on behalf of the United Mine Workers of America at Vintondale last spring, prohibiting the coal operators and the local company-owned officials from interfereing with strikers* meet ings. The coal strike is still on in this ney ly unionized field, and the order of the state supreme court will have the effect of allowing strikers to hold meetings in Vintondale, where their meetings were suppressed since the operators obtained a lower court order making the injunc tion temporarily inoperative. GERMAN SOCIALISTS COMBINE (By The Federated Press) Nuremberg, Germany.—The Major ity Socialist party and the Independent Socialist party of Germany formally amalgamated as the United Socialist party here Sept. 24. "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 in production. They range all the way from near-profiteers to npn-profitcers, raid 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 cq-operate in ONE thing than in NO-thing. But here at Llano w e 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 motto 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 merely 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 competition to complete co-opera tion are permitted to become members. "Many are called, but few are chosen." The members of this club pledge themselvés to furnish One Thousand Dol lars each before January 1st, 1923. There are still about 100 vacancies, but, remember, only REAL co-operator^ are eligible. If you are one of this class, do not hesitate. Arrange to spend your vaca tion at Llano and see if you do not belong here. THE LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY V 1 Newllano, Louisiana, (via Leesville) WANTED Llano Colony has need of several trained helpers in the following lines t of work, who can now join us. Installment members arc called in to take their places when their services are needed in the Colony. The following are now asked to communicate with the general manager at once: BRICKLAYERS DAIRYMAN TEAMSTERS Applicants must be willing to pioneer a little; and they should be anxious to learn to co-operate. WRITE TO THE GENERAL MANAGER— LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY NEWLLANO, VIA LEESVILLE, LA. HERODIAN BABYKILLING TODAY (By The Federated Press) Washington,—The state of Dupont, sometimes called Delaware, has the honor of killing more babies under one year old than any other American commonwealth. Figures compiled by the department of jcommerce, however, give first prize to the wool trust for infant slaughter within a limited area. Fall River, Mass., leads all cities of 100,000 or more with an infant mortality rate of 114 per 1000. Oregon state and the city of Port land, Ore., have the cleanest records, with 51 and 50 per 1000, respectively. In the whole national area surveyed in 1920 the birth rate was 32.7 per 1000, the total death rate 13.1 and the infant mortality 86 per 1000. Let your clearer insight and kindness of purpose manifest itself in the great est possible usefulness to your neigh bors and the community in general. When you let your light shine in that manner in will be your shield and pro tection against all opposition. FREE CUBA? . (By Die Federated Pres») Washington.—Political amnesty ni the 'Republic" of Cuba is forbidden hf Maj. Gen. "Enoch H. Crowder, viceroy of the Uunted States in that island. Crowder was on the point of leaving Havana for Washington Oct. 10 when he learned that leaders in the Cuban congress were about to enact a general amnesty law. Instead of sailing for home to confer with Sec. Hughes. Crowder stayed in Havana and c allai the Cuban leaders onto the carpet for a stern lecture. Amnesty he told the Cuban legisla tors, would completely nullify the bills which the island congress last week en acted under the crack of Crowder*« whip. One of those bills makes the Cw bens absorb a big lona from Wall St Rebellion threatens all over the island and led to an "outbreak: of political disorders" at Guanajay last Sunday. Become so useful that in acknowl edgement and appreciation of your ser vces, the response of reciprocal recog nition and obligation will provide for your every need.