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If you receive a sample copy of this paper, it is an invitation to you to sub scribe. Some friend of yours has ask ed us to send it. Sample trial subscription is ten cents a month. Regular subscription is $1.50 a Year; five cents a Copy. A WEEKLY MESSENGER FROM THE LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY The Llano Colonial MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS To expound the principles of co-operation that other colonies may /r ~be formed to emulate the Successful Llano Co-operativé Colony. VOL. II—No. 28. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA, SATURDAy, NOVEMBER 4, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.50 YEAR A Statesman With a Vision of Practical Expediency (By The Federated Press) Mexico City.—Anent recent reports in the daily press of this city regarding the alarm of the Harding administra tion at the growth of communism and the radical movement in the United States, President Obregon, in an inter view with the press, gave some perti nent advice to capitalists on methods of preserving ruling class dominance during transition periods. "Throughout the entire world the desire for social betterment has pro gressed in its various forms, such as communism or syndicalism, which are the different phases of socialism which have made many conquests at the pre sent time. "The skill of governments consist in guiding these tendencies seeking a harmony between the workers and the capitalists on the basis of betterment for the workers, without attempting to oppose an absolute resistance because that runs the risk of provoking vio lence and resulting fights between the different classes that compose society. "The role of modern statesmanship should not depend upon established precedents, because the present situa tion reveals original aspects which can not be solved with the forms used in past times. •« "In my opinion all humanity is suf fering a transition, and the country most fortunate, surely, should be that whose rulers have the rare ability to establish a bridge between that which ■was and that which ought to be; suc ceeding in çaryring their respective pecples to the modern life which shall satisfy the ethical and just aspirations which the majority demand, and avoid ing those breaches whose consequen ces it would be difficult to predict. "This labor would be greatly facili tated for the rulers who desire to real ize this program if capital would place before its eyes lenses cf greater cap acity that would permit it to envisage The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Oct. 25. — Changes are on for to-day that bring our har vest, closer to a finish. Darth, Cryer, «Shutt, Lloyd, Landrum and Clappa started to harvest the sweet potatoes to-day. They will cut the vines and stack them. These will be hauled to the silo and made.into insilage. After the vines are removed the potatoes will be plowed out and gathered. Anoth er fertilizer platform is opened up and Comrade Gault is hauling and distrib uting the fertilizer material on the gar den. Benton, Strauss, Buhre and Buck are planting garden and hoeing the growing plants. Fred and Chas. Anderson are burning stumps and making charcoal south of the new gar den spot near the dairy. Baldwin, Rowe, Demaree, and Mrs. Baldwn are the dairy crew these days, but Comrade Toble and family expect to move out to the dairy and lift that job from the Baldwins. Comrades Hink ley and S. Merrel are felling pine trees south of town, while Lee and Jones are making the tops into wood. Wa ters, Kenny and Kemp are hauling the wood and Busick is bringing in the logs to the saw mill. Nelson and Fell are cutting down gum trees east of the Colony on casto creek, in order to give us more timber for crates. The crate making crew is a busy bunch. Torday Matz, Coleman, Dougherty, Paton, Goldman, Aaby, Roedie and Kratchner were all working on this job. Nash is finishing the roof cor ners on the print shop, while Geiss is doing the same on the roof garden. Rechsteiner is also helping finish odd jobs on the roof garden. Lindsey and •Jaques are making some steel gears for tre insilage cutter, while Wurfer, Schuster and Von Scio are repairing wagons, farm tools, and shoeing hors es for our neighbors. Another black smith would come in very, handy and we are looking forward to the arrival of Comrade Frakes of Oklahoma. The print shop is still short -handed, and Cantrell and Bob Lindsey are putting with new clarity the perspective of the future, yielding discreetly to its reali zation." WHAT WILL THE HARVEST BE? (By The Federated Press) Washington.—Three events cf mo mentous importance are scheduled for early announcement in Europe. In the order of their probable disclosure these events are: Formal and official bankruptcy of the German government. Seizure of the Ruhr valley coal dis trict by France and subsequent explo itation of that and other German re sources by a combination of French and German capital, engineered by Hugo Stinnes. Agreement by Great Britian to this French triumph in return for French support of the British against Turkey, for the recovery of Britsh concessions and prestige in the near east. Two raw products are vital to the independence of French industry, and both of them she will acquire under the present program. These products are a supply of coal that will produce gcod coke, and petroleum. French coal, even that lately seized in the Saar val ley, does not make good after the Unit ed States in steel making resources (excepting coal) and her dominance in that respect will be complete in Eu rope when she acquires the Ruhr dis trict. To free herself from the British and American oil monopolies, France must turn to Russia, and the straight road to Russia lies through Germany. Great Britain has labored desperate ly to keep France from winning this economic independence. This fear cf France has made England the friend of Germany in every crisis when France made a move to seize "guaran tees" along the Rhine. in some night work on the job while waiting for new help or the old ones to return. I know they need both and I hope new print shop blood will soon be here. Belohradsky is now very busy getting stoves and stove pipe ready for winter use. This leaves Fis cher and Mars and a bunch of school boys and Lottie to put across the saw mill work. And, take it from me, they do the job, too. Several of our school boys and girls are now holding down responsible jobs half a day, or during their industrial time, and it sounds good to me to have parents send chil dren from the outside here to school with the instructions to be sure they do industrial work as a greater part of their education. This is real edu cation, and the kind that will do more good than any other. It is the use ful, necessary things that count in this new system of living, and we are try ing to educate our children away from false ideals and standards that tend to fatten and grow parasites. How well do I remember some of my school teachers giving me the idea that I had just as good a chance to be the presi dent of this great country as any one had. I was also taught to be pt get ter of wealth, not to be a prodûcer of it. These things are not taught here. We want our children to know the truth. Band practice and singing were the evening classes at the school house, # * * * Thursday, Oct. 26. — Our com mercial department is now doing a big business. H. Bell and W. Fread are driving out among our neighbors four days a week. They carry Llano pro ducts in the car and sell them—pea nut butter, brooms, unpolished rice, and bakery goods being the principal articles carried and sold. Geo. Suth erland is also doinb ercellent work, so liciting for the Democrat and at the same time working up exchanges be tween our neighbors and the Colony products. "Dad" Bell, Mrs. Gaddis, THIS IS MY TASK When the whole world resounds with rude alarms Of warring arms, When God's good earth, from border unto border, Shows man's disorder, Let me not waste my dower of mortal might In grieving over wrongs I cannot right. This is my task: Amid discordant strife To kep a clean, sweet center in my life, And though the human orchestra may be Playing all out of key, To tune my soul to symphonies above And sound the note of love. This is my task. * * * When, in church pews, men worship God in words, But meet their kind with swords, When fair Religion, stripped of holy passion, Walks masked as Fashion, Let me not wax indignant at the sight Or waste my strength bewailing her sad plight. This is my task: To search in my own mind Until the qualities of God I find; To seek them in the heart of friend and foe. Or high or low, And in my hou/s cf toil or prayer or play, To live my creed each day. This is my task. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox. and Mrs. Sanders are the principal sources of disturbance at the store, while Ewell and Olson are doing the baking in the bake shop. Gcddis and Conlin continue to experiment with the little peanut, and before another (Continued on page 8) FIRE FIEND THREATENS LLANO A fire alarm aroused the late sleep ers at Newllano on Wednesday morn ing, November 1, unpleasantly out of their slumbers. At first it was suppos ed to be the breakfast bell from the hotel inviting the hungry to the morn ing repast. But, looking in the direc tion of the printshop, ye editor saw a red glare in that part of the Colony, yelled file, grabbed his bucket with water and ran down, yelling "Fire" at every jump, roused the fireman to I blow the whistle; and soon men, wom en, and children came running from every direction, armed with buckets of water. A movable roof over the brick kiln had caught fire from the heat of the kiln and was all ablaze. It had been placed over the kiln on Tuesday afternoon to protect the brick from a heavy downpour of rain. The fire was soon extinguished, only the top of the roof being destroyed, while the side frame was saved practically undamag Fortunately there was no wind; ed. otherwise, our new roof garden might have been in grave danger. A HALLOWE'EN MASQUERADE SOCIAL The U. C. B. social on Tuesday ev ening, Oct. 31, was a hummer. A big crowd of the colonists were in costume and masked and had a hilarious time. There were all sorts and conditions of pfcople personified in dress and man ners, and to name and describe every one would take a page of the paper, and then not do the subject justice. But everyone, onlookers, as well as participants, had a glorious good time. Daftcing and singing and the grand maich were the. events of the evening. The social life of Llano is glorious and cannot be excelled anywhere. When people quit competing with one an other and are no longer engaged in industrial and commercial warfare, the real social side of man and woman can develop into a real lovable and loving character. -Love, goodwill, is the ful fillment (the resultant) of observing the law of reciprocity—mutual ser B. C. Forbes tells something new and important about California and the golden Southwest. Nine years ago California produced only 10,000 bales of cotton and Arizona a little less. In 1920, California, Arizona, and the Im perial Valley in Mexico produced 250 000 bales. I A HALLOWE'EN SHOW Llano colonists and their friends en jfcyed a dandy show on Sunday night, October 20. Hallowe'en gave it its special character. The orchestra came to the bat and had the first inning. It may have been a witches- chorus, or some other pertinent piece of music, for all this writer knows, but it was mighty good just the same. Mrs. Can trell, our Llano songbird, who is about to go on a visit to California, render ed the next number on the program. She is a beautiful singer and had to eflcore with an additional song to sat isfy the requirements of the audience. Comrade Coleman gave an interesting talk upon the origin and significance of Hallowe'en as a memorial of de parted dead. While he was talking, all kinds of goblins were in evidence and played their pranks. Doris Chappelle recited "Nine Little Goblins" very dra matically and earned hearty applause. Doris Fenton, Harold Kemp, Freder ick Busick, and Rachel Jaques gave a nice little song and acquitted them selves handsomely. David Lindsey got sort of gay and recited a poem by the Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley, with the refrain. "The goblins will get you if you don't look out," all unconscious of the fact that the goblins had their eyes on him all the while. And just as he had about finished, be fore he realized what he was up against, they had him by the nape of the neck, and cast him into the lower regions where there is gnashing of teeth, etc". Mrs. Ferree gave a fine select reading in harmony with the general character of the entertain ment. A goblin march and a goblin song, and a fine closing piece of mu sic by the orchestra closed a most un usual showing at the colony theater. THERE'S RAIN COMING SAYS WEATHER OBSERVER "It would seem that there are rains and showers on all sides of us to-day, (October 30) and we should have rain about of the middle of the week, if not earlier, followed by generally fair wea ther and temperatures nearly normal," is the way that Weather Observer W. A. Dougherty of the Newllano Station has it doped out for us. Temperatures have been climbing back tp summer again, with a high mark of 89 on Sunday. Here are the records for Vernon Parish for the week ending October 30: Oct. 24—max. 74, min. 38 Oct., 25—max. 70, min. 38 Oct. 26—max. 74, min. 54 Oct. 27—max. 84, min. 38 Oct. 28—max. 87, min. 41 Oct. 29—max. 89, min. 46 Oct. 30—max. 88, min. 46 Average max., 80.06; average min., 43. KLAN IS GIVEN HOT REBUKE BY GOVERNOR Flays Klan As Foe to Law and Order and Urges Good Citizenship Taking citizenship as his theme. Governor Parker, at the Lions' club luncheon, Tuesday, gave a stinging re buke to the Ku Klux Klan —"that in visible empire that rises like a dark cloud to bring terror." When we have outside organiza tions of marked men—masked so that we do not know who they are or what they are—who attempt to mix religion in politics, and then act as judge, jury, and executioner, said the governor, 'we have a dangerous situation, and it is incumbent upon the executive to do everything in his power to stamp it out. "Throughout the state we see Jews and Catholics and Protestants working side by side; in business together; seeking diversions together; engaged in public enterprise together; and when an organization attempts to I break up that amity and concord, I j say^ it is a menace to the community. "Respect for law and order is one thing that the United States has been driving home for years, decades. Our advantages are due principally to a re spect for law and order. And when we lose that respect for law and or der, we will slip back into barbarism. "But here is an organization that sneaks to a man's house under cover of darkness—everybody masked; and tears him from his fireside ; and spir its him away to some remote spot, where he may be giyen the farce of a trial, or not, as the whim dictates, and then beaten, brutally beaten, if indeed worse does not happen. "I know that some of the best and DOLLAR-UP CLUB We begin a new month, grateful to a number of good, faithful members, who always encourage our efforts in the work we are doing for tb e cause of co-operation. They feel that ev ery dollar they give is used in the up building of a movement destined to demonstrate to the world how all can live in peace, security, and happiness; and that it is a great privilege to help push the work. The faster we pro gress, the more we accomplish for the movement. Let that dollar (or more) each month be added to this fund and us ed in çhe interest of the co-operative movement. LLANO DOLLAR-UP CLUB NOVEMBER Mat Sunnen Frank Gayer Morris Rapaport Napoleon Hill Dr. Robert K. Williams Mrs. Robt. K. Williams Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett H. J. Hilliard Miss E. M. Van Schoick Henry Mueller Chas. W. La Rue Floyd C. La Rue W. D. Henderson F. W. Miles W. J. Glegg E. J. Pease W. E. Patterson K. Chapman (Sep.-Nev.) R. Schwarz Chas. H. Newman Mrs. Rose B. Blair J. B. Mari Austin J. Nugent Francis D. Gayer Chas Hook G. A. Farrand N. Cornu Dr. Mileta C. Walker Jennie Fenkart J. R. Teel Paul R. Hennacy Morton B. Bartlett Universal Life Institute Mrs. M. E. McCreary Dr. S. A. Forthun J. O. Duckett $5.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00 $1.00 $1,00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 most upright men in the state are mem bers of that organization; but they know jriot what they do. ^ ou should think more of your citizenship. You should treasure it a k° v Ç , a "' an< ^ exert > l to .the fullest. Citizenship is one of the greatest assets the country has. Yet how many of you exert yoyj^rights apd discharge your duties? How many of you know y ho were elected on the last general ticket, to administer the affairs of Lou isiana " The governor waited. Nobody an swered. THE COURTESY OF SOVIET JUDGES (By The Federated Press) New York. — "It boes without say ing that that Social Revolutionaries who were tried .and found guilty in Moscow of conspiring to destroy the government, had they been tried in this country on a similar charge, with the same evidence, would have been executed." In those words, Frank P. Walsh summed up his comments on the Mos cow trial, having attended the closing sessions on his return trip to Russia. He paid tribute to the courage of the accused Social Revolutionaries, but added that their own admissoin in court were sufficient to convict them, w/ l l > St '" more interest, perhaps, was Walsh's comparison, of the Russian criminal procedure and the attitude of the court toward the defendants in the face of widespread and bitter public feeling against the defendants. His observations ^ were based, he said, on many years' experience in American courts in criminal cases. "A most striking thing about the Moscow trial," he said, "was the uni formly courteous and fair attitude of the members of the Revolutionary tribunal toward the defendants. This was in contrast to the whole atmos phere and conduct of the trials of men accused under the American sedition laws during and after the war, in which prosecutors showed a venomous and bitter hatred of the men on trial." He remarked that with only one or two exceptions the summing up argu ments were delivered by both sidss with a singular lack of the antics and appeal to passion and prejudice which marks criminals actions and par ticularly sedition trials—in the United States. "One of the government attorneys," he sa:d, "delivered a passionate per oration in demanding the death pen alty for the Social Revolutionaries. It marked the close of a three-hour speech. When he sat down one of the defendants arose and addressed to the court a remark that seemed to amuse the whole courtroom. I asked my in terpreter what jt was. "He said," the interpreter answered, 'Yes—but why get so excited about it?' " The "news" coming out of Russia, he declared, still is in large part unre liable, and in some instances viciously false. This he blamed in great part on the Russian censorship, which he termed slow and stupid "It would be much better," he said, "for Russia to throw open her doors to any and all who wish to go there. I found that there were in Moscow many persons who had been permitted to enter Russia, whose purpose and de sire was the destruction of the Russian government, and yet in Riga I met many others who had legitimate busi ness in Russia, with no thought or de sire to plot against the government, who could not gain admission." RAISES VOICE AGAINST WAR (By The Federated Press) London.—Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton, unveiling a war memorial at the height of the recent Turkish crisis, said that a year ago he would not haye raised his voice against war, but in that time he had unveiled too many war mem orials not to do so. "Peace was the last thing the men who made the treaty of Versailles and Sevres were think ing about—punishment was what they were after," he said. 4 It is onlv nec»ss?>rv for a nrosneotive co-operator to rend THE COLONIST a few times until hejbecnmes a regular subscriber. W» wpnt 100 000.