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FARM BUREAU LOSES BIG SUIT
According to a telegram received at F. L. U. headquarters from its repre sealative, J. Lee Tarpley, the Farm Bureau wa» soundly whipped in a leg al battle with three leading Ellis county farmers in district court at Waxachie, Monday. These farmers are all weii-to-do cotton farmers who were trapped into signing the Bureau five-year contract last year. They shipped the Bureau officials all of their 1921 crop, but the returns were so slow and so bad that they vowed they would not send a single pound of cotton to the Bureau in 1922, contract or no contract—and thejr didn't. The Bureau officials filed suit for the purpose of forcing the farmers to keep sending cotton and the court and jury upheld the farmers. The F. L. U. News goes to press too soon to obtain the details of the trial, but the follow ing short-and-sweet telegram from Mr. Tarpley will suffice for this time: TELEGRAM Waxachie, Tex., Oct. 7. Claud MsClure, National Sec. F. L. U. Bonham, Tex. Bureau lost. The testimony is rich. J. Le« Tarpley. F. L. U. News. CO-OPERATION BEATS COMPETITION (By The Federated Press) Minneapolis. — More than a million dollars' worth of dairy products were supplied to the 30,000 members and patrons of the Franklin Co-operative Creamery Assn., of Minneapolis in the first eight months of this year. The Minneapolis co-operative, which is own ed and operated by the consumers, has already cdt the price of milk almost to cost, a 7% saving was made to pur chasers, to be returned to them as re bates. The creamery has more than 5,000 shareholders and serves 25,000 families which are not members of the association. It employs 85 trucks and wagons, as against 18 in the first month's business in March, 1921. A huge plant is in process of construc tion, with a capacity which will double the output of the present plant. When the new building is ready, the co-op erative dairy will supnly all sections of Minneapolis and St. Paul. ENGINEERS BANK FOR NEW YORK (By IT e Federated Press) New York.—The Brootherhood of Locomotive Engineers will establish a bank in New York City which will be in operation within a year, Warren S. Stone, president of the union, announ ced here. The brotherhood's co-opera tive national bank in Cleveland has assets of almost $18,000,000. Stone said he had not heard of a reported of fer by Henry Ford to furnish most of the capital for the new bank, and de clined to comment on a rumor that Ford will deposit $75,000,000 in the new bank. The capital for the ne^ institution he said, will be drawn from funds accumulated by the brotherhood. STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP Statement of the ownership, management, circulation, etc., required by the act of Con gres» of August 24, 1912, of "The Llano Col onist," published weekly at Leesville, La., for October (, 1922: Parish of Vernon. State of Louisiana: Before me. a notary public in and for the state and parish aforesaid, personally appear ed George T. Pickett, who, having been duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that he is the owner of THE LLANO COLONIST, and (hat the following is, to the best of hjs knowledge and belief, a true statement of .the ownership, management, etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption, required by the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in section 443 Postal Laws and Regulation, printed on the reverse of this forin, lo wit: That the names and addresses of the pub lisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers, are: Publisher, The Llano Publica tions, Leesville, La. ; Editor, Carl Gleeser, Lees ville, La.; Managing Editor, None; Business Manager, George T. Pickett. 2. That the owner is: The Llano Publi cations, George T. Pickett. Leesville, La. 3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding one percent or more of the total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are:none. 4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the owners, stockholders, and security "holders, if any, contain not only the list of stockholders and security holders as they appear on the books of the company, but also in cases where the stockholder or se curity holder appears upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corpor ation for whom such trustee is acting is giv en; also that the said two paragraphs c6n tain statements ambracing affiant s full knowl edge and belief as to the circumstances and conditions under which stockholders and se curity holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock or security in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no rea son to believe that any other person, asso ciation, or corporation has any interesf, direct or indirect, in the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so stated by him. GEORGE T. PICKETT S>vorn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of October, 1922. (Seal) S. I. FOSTER My commission expires 1923. THE COLONY DIARY (Continued from page 1) ®pu and leave you, simply fail to real ize their responsibility to the mövement. They fail to see. that they are a part of the whole end must accept a part of the responsibility. Yes, many will leave, some will stay, those who leave will be supplanted by better ones—at least cthen> who do understand and will stay. Some of those who go away now, bitter and condemning will return prais ing you because you stayed and did your duty. They will be cured forever of competition, and will make good members when they do come back. I do hope that the co-operative press and those who are interested in a better hu man existence will not tear down and discredit the Kusbas movement, until it is actually proven wrong. 1 am sure the men 'vho have started the move !ment are honest and sincere. I know they have the practical ability to make success. I know the road is hard, but jthey are founded right and traveling on the right'trail. Bçost them, encour age them. Forget the quitter who only thinks of liiiir.g his stomach or preach ing his theories. Stick to the men and women, who dare to step ahead of the rest of the world and show a better sys tem of industrial and social life for all mankind. Stay with it, comrades. We inLlano know you wil be maligned, persecuted by misguided comrades ; we know you will have a hard struggle for years to come, but the game is worth the price. The cheering mob or the jeering mob means nothing. It is those who are willing to give their all, those who dare do right in spite of the opposition, that will eventually get the glimpse of the promised land, here on earth. Then your burdens will be re placed by the joy of rendering service to others. It's a great cause you are working for, and the only thing worth working at. Go to it, I say! Ye lady reporter is with you heart and soul, and so are the Llanoites every one, as long as you are working for a better human society. And yve will believe in you until your motive is proven ^to be wrong. If you are right, you will win, # V V V Friday, October 13.—The farm crew is now cutting and heading the sorg hum cane from which we expect to make some old-fashioned 'lasses and we will also make some sugar. Fred, and Nash are extending the shingle mill platform for the purpose of placing the sorghum mill on the west side of the big shed where it can be run by the same engine that drives the saw mill and shingle mill, and shingle making machinery. A delay in our kiln of brick has caused some of the boys some extra work and a delay to the burn ing. The question is often asked, "Who will do the dirty work under a co-operative regime," Well, these fel lows at the brick kiln can answer that question. Mrs. Daugherty and Mrs. iConlin are in charge-of the colony ex hibit at the fair and it might sound a little boastfâ to say it, but it is so, we have the nicest booth at the fair grounds, and a visitor said to his wife, "I don't care what anyone says about this colony group, I am sure they are alright, no one could get up such a display as this who is not o. k." Few of our neighbors and our friends out Side of the colony realize the extent of our industrial activities and when wag on matreials of all kinds are made of wood, neck yokes, single trees, all kinds of handles, doors, screen doors, window sash, hardwood flooring, and practically any; kind of wooden supplies one could wish ; brooms, peanut butter, peanut milk, rice and other food ar ticles grown and manufactured; houses built to live in, buildings for our in dustries made from material furnished by our own labor; who is to say to what extent the colony may not grow in another year? Well, we are doing our best and that is all one could wish us to do. But let me tell you this, we have just started in our home pro ducts, and from now on we will de velop our industries more rapidly than ever. As we grow larger we will be able to develop a closer organization in each industrial group and the whole colony. This was the big day at the Fair and all tl>e kiddies were admitted free. Our school, one and i all, took their lunches and went to the Fair in a body. Llano kids know what co-operation means, and they prefer such action in every phase of life, and they find it, to be good. When tired ere permitted to come home, and I dare say not a one of. them went to Leesville to loaf or loiter around the streets. Some of the grown folks went to the Fair but most of them stayed on their jobs as such things are old af fairs to them. The "lady reporter" acted as chief auto driver and was not released from duty until late at night, therefore is not able to tell you just whet happened in Newllano all day. But I do know that a hungry, tired Hunch ate a belated supper at the kin dergarten, and fin'shed said meal just as the electric lights went off for the night. Talk about night life in New York! Ten-thirty is a great dissipation in Newllano. Saturday, October 14.—The brick machine once more had the right of way today and almost finished up a new kiln of brick. This work ties up all other steam engines and takes over two teams and about ten men. But we look forward to the new buildings we want built this winter ; we hope for the brickmasons and work to make brick. That will get some substantial results. Comrade Mars fell heir to McDonald's job at the brickyard and I guess it is al right^—they are both from the same town. Today Comrade Clark from Virginia and Comrade Rick from every where came in to visit us. Later in the evening two more friends from California, Comrade Schmidt and Lü beck, arrived in time for the evenings entertainmeift. The sorghum is all cut down ^and as soon as it is headed and the grinder made ready, sorghum syr will be made and sweetness will flow into barrels. The weather is somewhat cooler now and sometimes we wonder just how soon we will be called upon to dig our sweet potatoes en a hurry cale. Whenever frost comes the vines must be cut and the potatoes dug and placed in the warehouse at once. ^ ^ ours an d con keep them a whole year. Bert Kenny, an old col onist just came back home several letters from former colonists \ay that they are on their way. Well, I know what that means; either a closer hous ing into what houses we have or the building of more temporary hcuses. Let us hope for the brick masons to come at once and help us to build our perm anent houses right now, and save the waste of temporary building. Yes, we are often badly handicapped by those necessary workmen not being here at the right time to give us the help we need. Now, to you who are coming. By all means bring your bedding. Re member we have been using ours for six to eight years and if you come home without even bedding it will make a call upon our supply. Colder weather is on and you cannot sleep m a tree all winter, and it is hardly the fair thing to expect us to provide you with bedding and other necessaries after you have been 'getting rich out side and we have kept the home to gether. Unselfishness we must have to succeed and among the offsprings of this word is consideration for others. We are going to continue m our suc cessful demonstration of co-operation, and ycu must help by co-operating with us to reduce our colony expenses. The dancing school was held as usual and several new pupils were present. Our social life in Llano is such that it holds our young folks together and at home. Our dances are well regulated and conducted in a way that is con structive to our young- people and those who attend from outside. The boy learns to gamble, not at home, but when he steps out among bad com pany. We associate with our young folks and have no fear for their futnre. The dance was closed as usual at 10 30 and an appetite for the next one is always felt. Our election day was to day, but I will let you read of it from other pencil shovers. * * * * /Sunday, October 15.—Today the people who are directly dealing with the sales at the store and otherwise, got together upon a plan whereby the store can offer a greater variety of goods to our neighbors and ourselves. For in stance we are now supplementing our shortage of cows milk with milk made from the peanut. Yes, it is good and wholesome. Instead of butter, we have splendid substitute in peanut butter. We have our own PURE cane syrup made at home and expect to make some sug ar this year. We make all kinds of wooden ware, especially handles, farm equipment, wagons, etc. We will soon begin to make chairs, kitchen cabinets, and tables. We have decided to stock our store with home-made and home grown supplies. We are now exchang ing products with our neighbors and naturally they will soon see the ad vantage of the exchange plan. They wiil also do their cash buying from us, if we can furnish the goods. So we have decided to let the store buy and sell and restock from all sales of any jki n d. While our crate and brick bus ; ness ; s gooc J t he store should put it S0 IP cn the map with a complete stock 0 f g(MK l s . Mr. and Mrs. Gaddis, Mrs. Sanders, H. Bell, W. Conlin, Dad Bell, Q Sutherland and myself were at this con f n b and I bet you it will bring forth goo j resu ]ts. Some folks say we can not be self supporting, but I want you to know that the colony has been more than self-supporting for the last two of three years. If we were "hard boil ed" and allowed no one to impose upon us, we would be much richer in cash; but 'ess in spirit. We have learned that the latter is the most valuable. We have been extremely lenient, giving aid to many who were suffering and asked for it. It is right to do so; it helps the solution of the big human problems. And right here let me say to you I know of no person who has been to the colony in the fast few years who has .suffered any harsh treatment, or unfairness from the operat-nns of our institution. We are open and above board in all our dealings; we try to be constructive in our every act and thought. Of course, we are just human but we do the best we can for the cause of voluntary complete co operation. We cannot but feel sorry for those who weaken and leave, but we cannot'be blamed either. Many of our old comrades will return in the next year and I am sure most of them will be cured of competition when they arrive. Comrade Gleeser held the men tal science class as usual tonight at the hotel from 6:30 to 7:45, after which we all went to the theatre and saw three reels of moving pictures. * * * 9 Monday, Oct. 16-—Comrade Kretch mer, Hall and Roede are now lining up on shoe work. Our one-piece shoe is a great hit and Comrade Cox is re turning soon to help manufacture this excellent work shoe. But shoemakers; Rode was assigned to the job of pilot ing Mr. Beck, of Texas, and Mr. Tilden from this state over our industrial plant. The sorghum mill is almost ready to go and Kemp and Kenny are hauling the stalks to the mill. Of course, the sawmill is still getting uot crate material and the crate makers are putting in full time on that job. Crates are being sold quite- rapidly and we may have to turn more of our working force over to that work as calls for crates increase. Did I tell you that Comrade E. A. Cassady of Califor nia was the first old members to fur ther invest and help us to get this land paid for. Well, he was and if all of the old timers did as he has done it would rtot be long before the days of asking for financial support at LLano would be passed. I know from letters we get that we need not expect support from some of the -old members as they write me of their need for money and ask us to buy their stock. In some cases they offer to sell it at a great re duction. I say to them, 'suppose we buy your stocK" (which is not possible on account of legal and other reasons) after that money is spent what are you going to do. Now you can come to the colony and have a home, 'you are a member and a home here awaits all old members who will return and help us carry out our program. Why should we use our dollars towards upporting the competitive system? We aretrying to build up a new system to take the place of the old when it falls. Do we really think we can grow fast enough to do that Well who can say as long as the people are blinded to their pre Refute What "They" Say Live and Learn at Llano DO YOU KNOW that you can spend a very profitable vacation at Llano? You can live here with the co-operators for $1.00 a day, and—just think what you can learn from this wonderful experiment. Some say we are not co-operators. If we are not co-operating there never was any such thing. Merely buying and selling in the capitalist market, m order to save the mid dleman's profit is surely not the limit of co-operative effort Llano climate is so- mild that fall and winter is a good time to visit us. Come and help us harvest our crops. Work and play with our fellows and enjoy our life. Some self-styled co-operative experts claim we are not co-operating. We merely reply: Come and see. You will learn us from personal experience, perceive our aims, and understand the idea which drives us onward. The invitation is for all. Health, happiness and education will result from a vacation at Llano. Get off the Kansas City Southern train at Stables some day, and you will become a missionary for th e Llano Idea. Don t merely accept the statements made by uninformed persons and fanatics; come on and live with us for a month, for $30.00, and you'll KNOW. LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY NEWClÀNO. LA. sent slavery they will keep capitalism alive and soon as the; workers desire to let it die and establish a co-operative system they can. I know we are mak ing a successful demonstration of what can be done even tho in the midst of capitalism and at the same time being fought by those who pretend to be fighting for the same cause. Right will win, and we never for one second doubt our continued success. So I say to old members if you want .to buck the game a little longer, go to it, but by all means don't do it at the expense of' a group of people who have stuck to your ideal, served the côlony, and kept the institution together and made your in vestment good. Think it over and if you differ from this, we would be glad to have your opinions. The Clarks from Virginia are- again donators to the kindergarten as also, is Homer Clark of Oregon. J. G. Sanger of Ohio and Mrs. Northrop of C. Z. If there are others who should be mentioned and I miss you, you must excuse the over sight; beause the last four days of this week's diary has been written while"Ye lady reporter" is laid up in bed. No not sick, but because her wooded legs ! refused to move as her mind would dir ect, and the colonists are so afraid of getting their names in the paper that they won't tell me the news and all the information I get is thru the kiddies. Gee its awful for a reporter to be un able to pry into everybody's business. Well the childrens mental science class at the clubhouse and the Spanish class, band and orchestra practice at the school house were, the evening's pro gram as usual. Tuesday, October 17th.—There is one good thing about not being able to walk, "a feller" can at least write and talk. And once more I am going to try to tell you folks what you can do to help this cause, I take.it for granted that you can see capitalism crumbling. I believe you realize that a new system cannot be made in a single day. I am sure you understand that no system can^be rightly put into operation until the people are educated enough to un derstand its benefits. I also trink that you dear reader believe that a world brotherhood is the only right sol ution. That's good, we agree on this. Now more than eight years ago we went into this movement, some of us jhave never left it, nearly all of us have placed all our earthly goods into it. (I only tell you this to show you we haye placed no boundary line between us and our ideal). We have pioneered and are still pioneering, we have worked hard are steadily gaining success even against odds that you could never sus pect. We are gradually making a world demonstration as to the benefit of co-operation and what must be done to make a world brotherhood. Our community is growing in size. We have almost doubled in population in the last year and hundreds of families want to come join us who either are wholly dispossessed or are tied; with property upon which they are not able to pay their debts or make a living. In ordeir to be able to admit these people to our new system of living we must own land enough to guarantee the safety of their futu:e. Further more I feel sure that within the next year, thousands of com rades will want to come here to live. We have paved the way, we have stuck to the game thru all kinds of hardships and abuse we are now a success in an economic and social way, but we need money with which to enlarge and spread out. We can get this money bv sacraficing some most valuabjp timber holdings or - we must get support from you. Is there any reason in the world why that support should not come from you. Some of you have thousands of dollars invested in capitalistic enterpri ses, some of you have hundreds of doll ars idle, all of which could be here for your cause and ours. Many of you could pay a cash membership into the colony and help us to get ownership to the rest of this land: some of ycu could pay your membership on the instalment plan; some of you could deposit your money here and let us use it in the in terest of the movement. Others of ycu could get subscribers for our publica tion and help educate people to what must sooner or later be the future life of mankind. I have told you before— I do so again—we need money with which to purchase 3000 acres of land right around oiir present holdings, by all means we must own this land. Is there any thing you san or will offer to assist us in this purchase. Remember if you are a believer in this cause, this colony's success means just as much to you as it does to us. We are doing our part; we are giving our all and we feel you should now do your BIT to help in this land purchase. Now do late spring and the dry summer has af portant that something should be done soon or we may lose the chance to get it at all. WILL YOU HELP NOW iTO YOUR LIMIT?