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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 MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS = To expound the principles of co-operation that other colon be formed to emulate the Sue Llano Co-operative Colony. VOL. II—No. 29. -saw PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEES VILLE LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.50 YEAR Bullying Central America Will Prove a Boomerang (By The Federated Press) Washington. — Dec. 4 is the date set for five Central American states to meet in Washington and sign away the final remnant of their independence. Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Salvador and Costa Rica are officially invited by Secretary of State Hughes to send delegates here on that date, with full authority to place their sig natures upon a new "treaty for the permanent regulation of their mutual interests and relations." American soldiers occupy the capi tal of one of these states, American naval forces dominate their coast cit ies, and American capital controls their industries. The people and politicians of the countries concerned only at great peril can refuse to accept the gracious invitation of our state depart ment. A sense of humor not usually cred ited to Secretary Hughes is revealed in this invitation. Purpose number two of the Washington roundup, he states, will be for the little states to discuss "measures whereby, in view of the achievements accomplished with regard to the limitation of armaments * * * by the conference in Washington in 1921, the Central American states may carry on this endeavor and set an example to the world, and above all to the powers of this hemisphere, by adopting effective measures for the limitation, of armaments in Central America." The playfulness of that paragraph goes beyond the fact that all scrap ping of ships agreed to at the Wash ington conference has been officially cancelled by the navy department. It exceeds, also, the fact that other pow ers signatory to the Washington agree ment have declined to ratify it. In the same building with Secretary Hughes two other high officers of the The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Nov. 1. — We were awakened a little earlier this a.m. than usual by the fire bell and the cry ol[ "Fire! Fire!" The roof of the brick kiln was on fire and burned off, not much damage being done. However, a good demonstration of our form of doing business was illustrated. We co operated in getting to the fire. Other property was endangered, but every body came prepared to fight fire and do his part. Many suggestions were offered as just what to do. These sug gestions were taken up and co-ordin ated into a workable plan, the orders given out by one colonist. The mem bers responded and obeyed the plan and the fire soon was under control and put out. That is the plan we work under. Anyone can have his say in all matters, but the working out of a plan of action is given over to a foreman on each job and the work ers carry out the plans to a success fur conclusion. If two men are put out to build a fence, one must be in charge of the job. If 200 turn out to fight a fire, some one must take charge and direct the work in order to co-or dinate the activities of the group. And it would do your heart good to see these people in action at a fire, or in the peanut patch, or digging sweet potatoes, building fence, or any other job. Ves, we have learned the way to co -operative success. With an ear ly start, we will all get in a good big day. The teams in charge of Waters and Kenny are hauling wood, while Kemp is hauling ensilage material to the silo. The two Fread boys War ren and Lee alternate on a team m the morning and afternoon, and Ku dolph Swanson, another school boy, boy, changes off with Scharrer with another team to-day. The potato-dig ging crew is still at the vine-cutting, and about one-third of the patch is now cut over. The saw mill crew is getting out pine lumber, pine shingles, and gum material for crates, while the crate-makers are trying to keep ahead of orders from our neighbors. Nash, government are housed rere. One of them is Secretary of War Weeks and another is his deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Hubbard. On the very ev ening that Hughes released his plea for Central America to set the world an example in disarmament, Messrs. Weeks and Hubbard took the stump' in New York City and denounced all who dare talk of disarmament. War, they said, is always just round the cor ner, and if congress doesn't immediate ly authorize the expenditure of vast sums for preparedness the nation will go to hell in the next emergency. CHARGES FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES (By The Federated Prêt») Milwaukee. — Charges of financial irregularities, which trail the Ku Klux Klan about the country, were made against the Milwaukee klan when the American Unity league made its ap pearance in Milwaukee with the ar rival of G. K. Rutledge, secy. Rutledge issued a challenge to Klea gle W. M. Wiesemann, to explain where the $20,000 initiation fees, tak en from the Klan's alleged 2000 mem bers here, has gone. Rutledge de clares that $4 out of every $10 initia tion fee has gone into the kleagle's pocket, while the other 6 has found p repository in the jeans of Imperial Wi zard Edward Young Clark, Atlanta. Ga. The extra $6.50 required by the klan for the night gown and pillow slips which constitute the "robes" also goes to the higher ups of the secret organization, Rutledge charged. He asserted klan leaders controlled a fac tory in which the nighties are made and Docket the profits. "The klan is a purely commercial organization, Rutledge went on. Geis and Rechsteiner laid flooring at the roof garden this, a.m. and started work on the sewing room this p.m. Comrade Yates took a gang of the children to the pea patch again this p.m. in order to save all this crop be fore the rains come on and damage it. The rain last night was just right for the garden and not too much for making trouble in the harvest of oth er crops. W. Fread has beert cleaning and white-washing our peanut-butter factory, and it has helped much in the appearance of things. Now, Bill Ewell has caught the disease 1 ; and the bak ery is being given a treatment that out shines the home-made complexion of a powder-puff fiend. Go to it, fel lows; cleanliness is hext to Godliness, they say, so let's shine* 'em up all the time. Sweet potatoes are "beginning to arrive from some neighbors who wish to put them into our curing plant. When the potatoes are cured and kept in a temperature of about 50 de grees, they can be kept from one sea son to the next. Mrs. G. Marrions, her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, and their baby, with two cousins, Geo. and Fred Jensen, arriv ed last night from Colorado. They drove through ift a car and report a very pleasant trip. Mrs. Marrions brought Masters Geo. and Fred to put them in school here this year. She hopes also to make the Colony her home as soon as possible. The band and choral practices were the classes for this evening. * * * » Thursday, Nov. 2. — Busick and Hinckley are now hauling some white oak logs from which we expect to tum out wagon hubs. Carl, Lottie, Dover, David and Ralph, the school-kid saw mill crew, sawed gum material and pine all morning and made some more shingles with which to finish up some more small houses. Fischer, Mars, Belcher, Lottie, and Clinton Hartz are working up the crate material and (Continued on page 8) MY COUNTRY IS THE WORLD My country is the world; My flag, withy stars impearled, Fills all the skies. All the round earth I claim, Peoples of every name; And all inspiring fame My heart would prize. I Mine are all lands and seas, All flowers, shrubs and trees, All life's design. My heart within me thrills For all uplifted hills, And for all streams' and rills; The world is mine. And all men are my kin, Since ever man has been, Blood of my blood. I glory in the grace And strength of every race. And joy in every trace Of brotherhood. The days of pack and clan Shall yield to love of man. When, war-flôgs furled. We shall be done with hate, And strife of state with state. When man with m?n shall mate O'er all the world. —Robert Whitaker. MAN POWER / A new class was started by Com rade Pickett on Tuesday evening, meeting between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m., to study a book with the above title. The book is a corker, and sets forth in plain speech the right way of lead ership, team work, and co-operation. It will prove a great help for mutual understanding and advancing cur own work. THE AMERICAN LE GION HAS GONE (By The Federated Press) New Orleans. — The American Le gion has gone! Let us see what has remained behind: I find the following pear]s and de bris in the flotsam and jetsam thrown up by the legion's turmoil: "Paste him one for me," a quota tion from Baseball Umpire Landis. This is the request of ex-Judge Landis, the man that sentenced Ralph Chaplin, worded as follows: "If an American Legionnaire runs across anyone run ning for apolitical office who had not been active in the war, then such le* gionnaire should paste him one for me," on special reqpest of Judge Lan dis. I am glad the legion has gone, be cause I have not drawn a sober breath this week," a remark of a disabled sol dier. My honest impression confirmed by a number of able and unbiased men is that the American Legion is in the main a group of honest and willing enough boys, but that their strength has beèn greatly over-estimated and exaggerated, and my personal opinion is that their strength is on the wane and undoubtedly just becouse of such expressions as the ones quoted above. The lesson I get from this conven tion is a very clear one in my mind: The labor party, radicals and liberals, are losing a good opportunity. These boys are willing to do the right thing, but through lack of experience, per spective, and breadth of vision, go off on a tangent following their loud mouthed leaders. If the so-called radicals would not look upon the legion as their natural enemy, but as a potential strength fac tor and get their ideas through able speakers in front of these legionnaires, it is possible to bring this whole legion behind the radical movement. ORDER A BUNDLE NOW! THE SOCIAL SPIRIT OF FELLOWSHIP The regardful, considerate feelin for the wellbeing and happiness of the colonists at Newllano make every gath ering and entertainment, as well as the commonplace domestic work of every day life a joy forever. The U. C. B. Social on Tuesday evening, November 7, was no exception to this rule, or right way of social relationship. The dancing, card-playing, recitation, and community singing was enjoyed by the respective devotees and all others pre sent in witnessing the good, grand time all were having. In the meeting af ter the social three new members were added to the list of the Universal Co operative Brotherhood. Who is next? Blessed be the spirit that binds oùr hearts in Universal goodwill to all of mankind! WEATHERMAN DOUGHERTY PREDICTS JRAIN AND COOLER WEATHER Mr- W. A. Dougherty, U. S. Weath r ObserveV at Newllano, has kept the ain bottled up so long that he at last relents and is going to be more liber al for the future. He predicts rain and cooler weather with a possibility of frost for the beginning of the week, with a return to normal weather there after. Rainfall on October 31 was .30 inch and on Nov. 6, .90 inch. Temperatures for the week ending Nov. 6th, inclusive, 1922: Oct. 31—max. 82, min. 55 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 1—max 77, min; -47 2—max. 82, min. 41 3—max. 84, min. 56 4—max. 87, min. 56 5—max. 89, min. 69 6—max. 87, min. 65 WILL NOT TOLERATE K. K. K. Boston. — Following the recent de clarations by mayors of eight Massa chusetts cities that they would not tol erate Ku Klux Klan activities in their cities, a bill has been filed with the clerk of the house of representatives of the state legislature to prohibit the organization of the klan in this state. The bill, filed by Mathew W. Bullock, Negro Republican candidate for the house, designates the klan as a men ace to the public peace. It specifies a $500 fine, or imprisonment, or both, as the penalty for aiding, encouraging, organizing, or affiliating with the or ganizatioft. V WONDERFUL MINSTREL SHOW# AT THE COLONY THEATRE The young folks at Llano Colony did themselves proud in the splendid program provided Sunday night, Nov. 5, for the colonists and their friends. The overture by the orchestra was an inspiring ensemble of harmony. Doris Chappelle gave a fine recitation and was followed with a song by a Scotch sailor. Ruby Synoground de livered a prose declamation with cor rect emphasis and power, followed with an intermezze by the orchestra. Robert and David Lindsey played a neat little sketch in two acts, and dis played considerable histrionic talent. A violin solo by Comrade Martin was played with a finesse and feeling of a master musician., The comrade is a great asset to the colony and everyone appreciates his work and his charac ter as a man. After a charming reci tation by Comrade Nash, the minstrels took the stage and won the hearts of the audience with their wonderful sing ing, dancing, and acting. It was a big offering. The Widow's Mite Comrade Charles Hook, the genial, made a call at the office this week and advanced his membership in the Dollar-Up Club up to January. He is taking steps to start the New Year aright. Each day is the beginning of a New Year, and one way for you— each and every one of you— to make a happy journey is to get into good company like the loyal, royal travel ing companions represented by the names in the following list. Such people help make it possible for en terprises to launch and expand. They never gave assistance to a more wor thy cause than this. We must rapid ly prepare to take care of the grow ing number of children who are com ing in to be cared for and educated. Be assured that all the material help you send will be used to carry on this work of advancing the solution of the human problem via the Llano way. Get into the band wagon! LLANO DOLLAR-UP CLUB NOVEMBER Mat Sunnen Frank Gayer M. W. 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 $5.00 $1.00 $2.00 $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 K. Chapman (Sep.-Nev.) $3.00 R. Schwarz Chas. H. Newman Mrs. Rose B. Blair J. B. Mars 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 Victor Nelson Aime Quinet Willis H. Alpers Wm. Gurr W. H. Hazen E. J. Hyatt Aime Quinet Byron E, Winsor Wm. L. Wçrd $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 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 (Oct. and Nov.) $1.00 $1.00 Any colonist or reader who can sup ply Nos. 1, 4, 5, 9. 11 of Vol. 2 of the Llano Colonist of this year will confer a favor by turning them over to Mrs. Gault, at the office, Newllano, La. DOES MALNUTRITION OF PLANTS CAUSE INSECT PESTS? In the early days of California, in sect pests were practically unknown. Now, they are, unfortunately, all too common everywhere throughout the United States. It would be profitable for the nation in general if it could be ascertained to what an extent the spread of such pests is due to impover ishment of the soil. May it not be quite likely that, just as human beings, when run down by lack of certain es sential food elements, become diseased, in a similar way vegetables, cereals, pulses, and fruit trees -become like wise affected, when the soil is lacking in the essential nourishment that the respective plants require for healthy growth? A speaker at the Llano Agricultur al class 0h Friday night expressed the opinion that the lack of stamina in the people in certain sections of the South is due to lime deficiency in the soil, and voiced the belief that a dressing of lime and green manuring would improve both the harvest yield and the health of the people. Malnutrition in plants will result in malnutrition of the people who eat the plants, their imperfect seeds, and their fruits. At the tifne of the Boor war, England was shocked to learn that three out of every five men who ap plied for service were physically un fit? The commission appointed to in quire into the caus^ returned the re port that an insufficient and unbal anced diet from youth up was chiefly responsible. Hefe in America, at the time of its entrance into the world war practically the same condition was dis covered. One of the most serious re sults of malnutrition is shown in in creased susceptibility and lack of re sistance to disease. This is a very im portant feature in agriculture to be considered, and deserves careful study —careful investigation and experimen tation. Comrade Coleman spoke of his suc cess in Mexico in covering the cane stubble with soil and thus smothering the cane borers. The burning of brush was unsuccessful in destroying them. Comrade Coleman's plan applied to the cane field last fall has proven it self quite effective in reducing the borer menace at Newllano. Comrade Cryer was requested to see to it that the insect pests are promptly attack ed in the early spring with every wea pon known, but it was the sense of the meeting that an early erection of a bat roost in the Colony would be the most effective method of dealing with both insects and Mosquitoes. A large number of native persim mon trees have been discovered in the woods close by, and the intention is to set them out in the orchard and graft them with the Japanese variety. The Colony agricultural class is busy these days in trying to keep up to date on small fruits, grapes, berries, and farm crops; clubs have been started for the growing of grapes, peaches, mulberries, figs, blueberries, strawber ries, and blackberries. The work of these clubs is done voluntarily out side of regular Colony work hours on their own time, without any loss tô the Colony of regular service or ex penses. If any one has plants or trees men tioned, that they think will grow in this section of country, and feel dis posed to contribute, it will be very much appreciated by the class. All clubs are to make reports of their ac tivities at the next regular meeting, of the class. FORD'S BUSINESS Henry Ford's total assets, June 30, 1922, were $409,820,132.97. Nearly one-half of which consisted of Sand, buiiditigs, machinery and supplies; and, best of all, $145,985,669.31 cash on hand to meet emergencies. The highest production was 5200 cars a day, over 10 cars a minute on an eight hour basis. There are assembly branches in Buenos Aires, Cadiz, Copenhagen, London, Ont.; Manchester, Bordeaux, London, Eng.; Cork, Ireland, and ma ny other places. Most people have to work. That why they do it.