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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE. LOUISIANA. BY THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Entered as second-ciass matter, May 14, 1921, at the postoffice at 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. This 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. We call the attention of the readers to the article by George D. Coleman on "Insects." The story was read at the lest meeting of the Agricultural class at Llano Colony, and is publish ed by request—instead of a general report of the meeting. Mr. Roger W. Babson, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., tells us in a Täte weekly report that the South has a great fu ture before it, of which the visitor with open eyes and minds has been well aware. It is gratifying to have one's conviction in this respect sustain ed by a scientific authority, such as Babson is credited with being. Dr. L. C. Gray, an agent of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, who has returned from Europe from a tour of investigation, reports that: "Central Europe is rapidly drifting from confusion to chaos. Economic and political insfability are daily in tensified by the rapid course of events. Revolution or war is a momentary possibility." We welcome as a new monthly vis itor to the editorial sanctum "Justice," published by Robinson and De Vos, at 452 Fifth Avenue, N. Y., and Cooper sviile, Mich. It makes the claim of being able to communicate to us the message of an "Exact Science of Gov ernment. A message, if true, deserv ing of prompt acceptance in the light of present knowledge and methods in government. ; From England comes the news that Lloyd George's antagonism and oppo sition to co-operation cooked his goose for him and led to his downfall. Co operation is a mighty power in Europe and when people realize what can be accomplished by cq-operation nothing will daunt them in their efforts to achieve it and to realize its benefits. Competitive, exploiting commercialism is the source of all domestic and for eign strife. Equitable co-operation is the only reliable messenger and per petuator of peace. Lloyd George coins a new expres sion. "If you listen to the 'never do's, it's never done." Every country, ev ery big organization has its "never do's" to tell why things can't be done. But nevertheless, and in spite of them, greater things are being done all the time. Mutual co-operation, retaining the full benefits of efficient produc tion for the co-operators, is now a suc cess at Llano Colony. It can be done everywhere, folks, if you have the faith and will go ahead and do it. Let Us Do Your Job Printing Quick Service Good Workmanship Fair Prices Llano Print Shop Leesville, La. Intelligence, knowledge, understand ing, and a sense of fair play should speak the deciding word in all' human affairs. A resort to or even a threat of violence^by a disputant in a differ ence of opinion is a tacit admission on his part that his motives and purposes cannot bear the light of impartial con sideration. What are you doing to others? What are you thinking of others? Are your thoughts of and acts toward oth ers prompted by respect, unselfish good will, and the spirit of kindness, as you would theirs should be to you, or are they the outcome of selfish greed, arrogance, personal dislike, pet ty revenge, or of narrow bigotry and condemnation? It matters very much one way or another. And you should get on to this fact and (act according' ly. , The exact and exhaustive ferreting out and deciphering of the actual pro cesses and modus operandi of all na tural phenomena and conscious hu man experiences alone enables man ' control and utilize them intelligently for the benefit of himself and his fel lows. Inferential guessing and form ing opinions about them is a snare and , » • i i i a deIuslon and does not ? et us an >" w ere " Names cut no ice in the practical doing of things, neither are they im proved by diplomas, degrees, or the so called honors of institutions of learn ing. The important point is: what useful, helpful, beneficial work can you do for humanity? Education ac complishes good results only when it has called into activity and trained to efficiency innate capabilities to be of service to mankind. According to a report made by committee of the American Legion, in vestigating what became of the $15, 000.000,000 we spent during the war, 5S0.000 horses and mules were on the army property list during the war. For these half million animals, a million and a half brushes were purchased, three for each animal. To feed them more than two million nosebags were furnished—four for each animal. To keep them tied, twenty-eight hundred thousand halters were bought, which supplied each animal with five. Among this half million animals were 86,000 saddle horses. They were equipped with 945,000 saddles—11 each. They officers had 712,000 sets of spurs, or 36 set£ for each officer. Four years after the war, the government still has on hand 300,000 kegs of horse shoes. The Reliability of Normally Using Your Mentality The basic fact of all existence human beings is their own conscious ness—their own human nature—the "world within"; we may, however; fail to pay attention to it, may not give it adequate consideration, and thus pre clude the possibility of solving contem porary problems of government and in dustry; because these problems be come clarified and can be understood to the degree only that the human fac tors they involve are apprehended. When we recognize this inner world of human nature, not only in ourselves, but in all events, things, and circum stances, we shall have found the "Kingdom of Heaven" which we have been told is "within" us. "Throughout the lonç enterprise of civilization," says Prof. Irwin Edman (Columbia) in his book, "Human Traits," "in which mankind has more or less consciously ■ changed the wor'd they found into one more in conform , ity with their desires, two factors have remained constant: (1) the physical order of the universe, which we com monly call Nature, and (2) the native biological equipment of man, common ly known as human nature. Both of these, we are almost unanimously as sured hy modern science, have remain ed essentially the same from the dawn of h:story to the present. Tney are the RAW MATERIAL out of which iS|j built up the vast complex of govern ment, industry, science, art-—all that we call civilization. In a very genuine sense, there is nothing new under the sun. Matter and MEN remain the same. pro na hu ' fel and >" so ac it to of in "But while this fundamental mater ial is constant, it may be given vari ous forms; and both Nature itself and THE NATURE OF MAN may with in creasing knowledge, be increasingly controlled in man's own interests. The railroad, the wireless, and the aero plane are striking and familiar testi monies to the efficacy of man's infor mal mastery of the world into which he born. In the field of physical sci ence, man has, in the short period of three centuries since Francis Bacon sounded the trumpet call to the study of Nature and Newton discovered the laws of motion, magnificently attain ed and appreciated the power TO KNOW exactly what the facts of na ture are, what consequences follow from them, and how they may be ap plied to enlarge the boundaries of the 'empire of man.' "In his control of human nature, which is in its outlines as fixed and as constant as the laws that govern thç movements of the stars, man has been much less conscious and deliberate^ and more frequently moved by passion and ignorance than by reason and knowledge. Nevertheless, custom and law, the court, the school, and the market have similarly been man's ways of utilizing the original equipment of impulse and desire which nature has given him. It is hard to believe, but as certain as it is incredible, that the modern professional and business man moving freely amid the diverse con tacts and complexities pictured in any casual newspaper, in a world of fac tories and parliaments and aeroplanes, is by nature no different from the su perstitious savage hunting precarious food, living in caves, and finding ev ery stranger an enemy. The differ ence between the civilization of an American city and that of the barbar tribes of Western Europe thou sands of years ago is an accurate in dex of the extent to which man has succeeded in redirecting and control ling that fundamental human nature which has in its essential structure re mained the same through history. "Many ways of association and co operation, for the most part, have not been deliberately developed, since men lived and had to live together long be fore A SCIENCE OF HUMAN RELA TIONS could have been dreamed of. Only today are we beginning to have an inkling of the fundamental facts of human nature. But it has become in creasingly plain that progress depends not merely on increasing our know ledge and application of the laws which govern man's physical environ ment. Machinery, factories, and au tomatic reapers, are, after all, only in struments for man's welfare. If man is ever to attain the happiness and ra tionality of which philosophers and re formers have continually been dream ing, there must also be an understand ing of the LAWS WHICH GOVERN MAN HIMSELF, laws quite as con stant as those of physics and chem istry. * * * "The human being, born into a world where there are many things to be learned both of natural law and human relations, is, as it were, fortun rtely born ignorant. He has instincts It of ly its tic to which are PLIABLE enough to be mo-'leave to^dified into habits, and in consequence SOCIALLY USEFUL HABITS can be deliberately inculcated in the immature, members of a society by their elders. The whole process of education is a utilization of man's prolonged period of infancy, for the deliberate acquisi tion of hçb.ts. This is all the more im portant since only by such habit- form ation during the long period of human infancy can the achievements of civil ization be handed down from genera tion to generation." We have quoted from Prof. Ed man s book thus at length to drive home to the members of the Llano mental science class the importance of studying the complex human factor of the economic problem which the co onerative colony undertaking involves. The ills of the world's condition of af fairs is due to the fact that we have failed to develop and cultivate the ha bits that are more in consonance with the ex'sting development of industry. Just as a man, can learn to operate a machine, or lejirn to play a musical instrument, so human beings can get an understanding of their own nature, consciously train and control them to undreamed-of heights of achievement. An Eu'opean, after a visit to the Un jf ec J States, called America a country 0 f unlimited oossibilit'es, which is ac* ua ]|y t r u e . In a similar way, the hu man race contains within itself unsus pected resources of unlimited achieve ment and greatness that will be brot into manifestation and expression as soon as the people will have more FAITH in themselves, in their con structive and useful abilities, and ex ercise them. The customary disposition of many self-named reformers is one of fault finding, censoriousness and condemna tion, without a single effort at con structive improvements. But the only changes in human affairs have been brought about by constructive, useful, and beneficial innovation; and unless such activity is resorted to and persist ed in, all abusive criticism is utterly useless and only a vexation of spirit. What advocates of economic better ment need more than anything else is courtesy in their intercourse with all the people with whom they come in , , r £ contact, and an understanding or con structive and productive methods that will enable them to knowingly and sys tematically achieve desired objects. Faith without worts is dead. The world can be won for altruistic co-op eration whenever would-be co-opera tors live an intelligent, wholesome life, treat all the people they come in con tact with respect and courtesy and give them a square deal in every way, instead of just preaching about such things. Delivering the goods is the best argument. Correct scientific thinking is the true business of life, bee? use through it we become con scious of the powers of achievement. And correct scientific thinking consists in our ability to adjust our thought processes to the unvarying laws of the ;universe, human nature included. "The more faithfully, strictly, and perseveringly we try to disentangle our !selves from all selfish aims, all con scious prejudices," says Dr. William Boyd Carpenter, in his "Principles of Mental Physiology," "the more shall we find ourselves progressively eman cipated from those unconscious preju dices, which cling around us as re sults of early misdirection and erron eous habits of thought, and which (having bécome embodied in our or ganization) are more dangerous than those against which we knowingly put' ourselves on guard. And so in pro portion to the degree in which we ha bituate ourselves to try every question by first principles, rather than by the supposed dictates of a temporary ex pediency, will the mechanism of our unconscious thinking form itself in ac cordance with those principles, so of ten as to evolve results which satisfy both ourselves and others with their self-evident truthfulness and rectitude. It has been well remarked by a man of large experience of human nature and action, that the habitual determin ation to do the right thing, marvellous ly clears the judgment as to matters purely intellectual, having in them selves no moral bearing. * * * The habitually well-regulated mind forms its surest judgment by trusting to the automatic guidance of its common sense. Continued argument and dis cussion, in which the feelings are ex cited on one side, provoke antagonis tic feelings on the other, and no true balance can be struck until all. these adventitious influences have cersed to operate. When all the considera tions which ought to be trken into the account have been once brought fully before the. mind, it is far better to mo-'leave them to arrange themselves, by /5S u To our Good Friends OF THE NORTH, East, West, and South—thank you very much for your remembrances in the form of books, pic tures, etc. These have been a source of unbounded joy to the little ones and an inspiration to the teachers. COM2 AGAIN! There's still a need of children's picture and story books and pictured for decoration, etc. Appreciatively yours, v The Kindergarten Staff, NEWLLANO, v via LEESVILLE, LA. CAN I GET UNDER YOUR SKIN? The Llano idea of productive co operation for the benefit of the work ers is applicable and practical any where, wheresoever people care to en gage in it, and are willing to adopt the necessary and proper measures for its successful carrying on. Construction, production, and useful service is go ing on wherever people are living now, but the people who are doing the work on a wage proposition do not get the maximum benefit out of it because they are subjected to the sabotage of a system of hire and commercialism that prevents it and in many cases throws the worker at the age of forty five on the scrappile in a state of hel less poverty. Farmers and fruitgrow ers cannot afford to harvest their crops because of low prices; on the other hand, the city workers cannot afford to buy adequate food because of extortionate high profiteering prices. If you have developed the spirit of mutual helpfulness and have trained yourself to treat everybody else with courtesy, pleasantly and honestly, and cannot find people willing to co-oper ate with you where you are, it will be worth while for you to communicate with Llano Colony and learn whether there is an opening for you here, and if possible arrange to come. The Llanoites believe in friendship . , £ , . . £ , , .instead of warships; in useful produc [ tion,. construction, and service, in stead of destruction; in mutual service and exchange of products, instead of exploitation and profiteering. Llano considers the mass of mankind some thing better than a mere beast of bur den to be gouged to the limit and then to be thrown on the garbage heap like so much refuse. Science declares that human, life should last at least one hundred and fifty years; and conse quently we ask you, is an economic system that robs the mass of mankind of two-thirds of its possible life dura tion worthy to be longer supported by you? At forty-five you should just really begin to live and co-operation offers the opportunity for you to do so. You can if you will. Scrap all your spec ulative theories of every description that are only stumbling blocks between you and your fellow workers and pre vents you to come to an amiable un derstanding with one another. Men tal fighting, wrangling and contention is just as objectionable and harmful as physical fighting. Throw your conceit overboard and just figure up what you really and truly know and can usefully apply and you will get so small you will be able to crawl through a key hole. Speculative theories, intellect ua l conceit, and perverted animal pensities' are the only obstacles that array people in antagonistic groups, and definite demonstrable knowledge brings them together. Some people say productive co-operation is impos sible. They said the same thing of steam navigation, aeroplaning, radio and many other things. Productive co-operation for the full benefit of co operators is possible and is successful ly being demonstrated here at Llano colony. Come down and see for your self and be convinced. We don't be lieve in knocking some other co-oper ative enterprise, however limited it may be in scope, in order to boost our own colony. We rejoice in every hon est effort that is being made and are willing to assist with information gain ed in years of active operation. To be good, one must believe at least a little in the good; one must be lieve, not precisely that the world i» ;ood, but that it is made to become ^ood.—Jules Lemaitre. Most is won when most is dared. W. E. Henley. turning the conscious activity of the mind into some other direction, or by, giving it a complete repose." 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. tr. Classified Section i WANTED—Good people to join a colony in Brazil; near market. Heal thy climate, near the sea; finest cold water from mountains; richest loam lands, covered with timber; several varieties of valuable hard wood; two good water-powers. Ten to twenty dollars per acre. Splendid chance to start a co-operative community. No frosts; everything grows the year around. Plenty of wild game. Over ten thousand acres. Partner is old and in poor health, and will sell his share cheap. Prospectus free for the sk:ng.—Dr. F. E. Webster, Calle de Allende 34, Irapuato, Gto., Mexico. —28t4p. 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 wiieat, corn, oats, cloveir and> white potatoes, particularly. Price, $5,300. $4,300 of this can remain as> 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 natural 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, and supplies for sale for cash or cred it. Don t buy until you get my list and tertns. Leslie Thompson, Box 123, Manitowoc, Wis. 224t4 FOR SALE—102 acres; 32 acres cultivated; 2 good houses; 2 barns. 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 peach trees; 20 apple trees; 20 grape vines; strawberries, blackberries, and dewber ries; some figs. Well improved— terraced. Price, $1100. Main road. A. E. WELDON, Rte 1, 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. 38 Employment News, the workers* magazine, tells where the work is and the wages paid. Samp'e copy, 10c. Leslie Thompson, Box 123, Manitowoc, Wis. 224 t4 TOR EXCHANGE—926 shares of Llano stock to exchange for property. J. C. Nale, Box 32, Wasco, Calif.