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The Junior Colonial
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
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
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.
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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.
Exhibits Were Fewer on Account of
Crop Conditions, But Art and In
dustry Well Represented
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."
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
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
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
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.
(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
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.
V 1
Newllano, Louisiana, (via Leesville)
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:
Applicants must be willing to pioneer a little; and they
should be anxious to learn to co-operate.
(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
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
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.
(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.

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