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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 substription 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 complete co-operation that other colonies may be formed to emulate the Successful Llano Co-operative Colony. VOL. II—No. 31. PUBLISHED AT LLANO COLONY LEES VILLE LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.50 YEAR Senator Truman H. Newberry Retired Before Getting Fired (By The Federated Press) Lansing, Mich.— Truman H. New berry, the millionaire Republican na val commander who fought the world •war from a wooden battleship in Cen tral park. New York, and then fought his way into the U. S. senate by means o£ "silver bullets," has resigned. He fears partisan« political persecu tion will hamper him if he continues in the senate, he writes in a letter to 'Gov. A. J. Groesbeck of Michigan. Flis decision followed the defeat for reelection to the senate of Charles E. Townsend, his Michigan colleague •who defended Newberryism in the -campaign. Woodbridge Ferris, the •successful Democrat, had vowed im mediately after the election to start booting Newberry out of the senate. BREAK INTO THE PENITENTIARY ! (By The Federated Press) Chicago.—Don't buy bonds for the next war. Don't help to fight the next war. This easy way for the penitentiary was outlined by Paul Jones, former Protestant Episcopal bishop of Utah, as a guide to the conduct of American pacifists whose pacifism dees not ex pire with the declaration of war. He was the principal speaker at an Armistice day celebration arranged here by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Rosika Schwimmer, Capt. Paxton Hibben and Representative-elect Win nifred Mason Huck were other speak A MODERN PHARISEE (By The Federated Press) New York. — The trouble with Am erica is that "we" have too much men cy, that too many of "us" are getting educations ; that "we" criticize public The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Would you like to step out of the office with me and take a little trip around the place? Now, let us get out the back door and the bosses in the front won't see us. Here ws go into the back door of the pure-food factory. This is Joe Gad dis roasting peanuts. That roaster was made at the Colony. W. Beavers and Bob Chappelle, laid the brick for the furnace and Belohradsky and Babb made the roaster. You see, it runs by electricity. Loutrel and C. Shutt are responsible for that part of it. Some day, Loutrel will have this "diary" written by elictrictiy; and then I will lose my job—and maybe the 70 cents a week and two meals a day we "kids" get. Well, here is Gladys Belcher and Madge Potts making peanut candy to be shipped away. You will please no tice how nice and clean this pure food joint is kept; also the bakery. You see that big long thing over there? You notice it moves? Well, that's Ru dolph Swanson, milking the peanuts. Rudolph is 6 feet 4 inches and doesn't stoop a bit. He is an old Colony kid just returned home. We sure made ^ood use of the peanut milk and it is •wholesome and fine. Conlin says he is going to start milking the rice in a very short time. Well, here is Bill Ewell, Hans Olson, and Chas. Miller, the dough boys of the bake shop, and say! they are producing the goods, too. We grind our own wheat and make REAL flour from it; soon we will make rice flour and sweet potato flour. In the store here is Ethel Belcher sort ing sweet spuds, and H. Bell takes them and some syrup, candy, peanut butter, and other Colony gocd things, and packs them in crates and ships them to you, our friends, at so much per. Well, here in the store is Dad Bell, who just can't" live outside of a life of serving customers over the counter. Cecil Sanders the tall girl in the front is Dad's side-partner in serving us all at the store. A peep into the store office .shows Beulah Gaddis and Comrade officials too much; that "we" haven't enough reverence for family life; that want too much leisure. Such, in brief, is the diagnosis of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., uttered for the bene fit of his Bible class in the Fifth Ave. Baptist church.. PERSECUTION'S MADNESS (By The Federated Pres») Washington. — Official refutation is furnished by the department of agri culture of the charge in the Sacramen to I. W. W. trials that members of that organization poisoned meat intended for the American army, while working inspectors in a Chicago packing plant. The above sensational charge was made several weeks ago by a profes sional anti-labor witness; it was spread throughout the country by big news agencies and used to create an atmos phere likely to insure conviction of the men on trial. WÜAT THE POLICE ARE FOR (By The Federated Press) New York.— New York, in the streets of which 1054 children were killed last year, has 1500 dangerous street crossings which are unprotected by traffic policemen, according to Chief Magistrate William McAdoo. The chief magistrate declared that the re sponsibility for the deaths of many of these children lies in tre fact that these danger soots are unguarded. New York has plenty of police as signed to see that there is no petty gambling, to keep pushcart peddlers moving, to watch women, to harrass union picket lines, and every now and then to play in a band when the police commissioner gees on parade, and for similar duties. McDonald working on the books and Mrs. Gaddis writing checks. Yes, sir, that woman writes checks—so much that her dress has turned checkered. Oh, let's get out of here, or they will want to sell us something. Just south there in the field is Darth, with Ben nett Babb, Margaret Seelye, Max Bea vers, Beulah Miller, Elizabeth Brown, Mildred Seelye, Leo Goldman and Ross Brown, sorting seed cane stocks from the syrup stocks. No, not much dif ference—only we save the short stocks for seed and grind the long ones to get the jiiice. That's the dinner bell; we shall go eat, and then we shall see some more cane this p.m. No, I shall just go without letting that office gang see me. Here you see Darth, with Clifford West and Fred Jensen, sorting cane seed; that other gang of kiddies is in school this p.m.. They finished their field this morning and these fel lows are over here east of the store following F. Klahr, Cryer, Landrum, Kenny, Dalton, Jaques, Ed Merrill, Lloyd, Clappa, and Demaree, who are cutting the cane with those big hoes. One fellow gets his arm a round a bunch of stocks, and the other fellow cuts them off. This morning Lindsey with a Fords^n tractor plowed and scraped long, ditches about six feet wide in the soft ground near the store and Warren Fread hauled cane seed and buried it for next year. This Lee Fread is Warren's brother, who went to school this morning; and, while Warren is in school this after noon, Lee takes the team and is doing the the same work. Well, here is Comrade Gallo, clearing up around the big red house. He is night fireman and puts in his days making things more inviting around the place and planting garden and trees. Oh gee! here is the boss, so it's all off for to day; but look for me to-morrow. I'll finish the trip with you, sure. Orchestra practice at the school (Continued on page 8) LABOR By Basil Ellis Out of the mire he rose by slow degrees, From scalp to sole scarred by the lash and sword: His head still bowed before the overlord. Ages he struggled, rising from his knees, But in his heart the hope* that never dies Awakes; and though he| gropes in darkness still, He sees a gleam before him on the hills— The sun of earth's redemption soon to rise. His steps are turned towards the coming dawn, Past shades of fear that |pver bar the way. seek his march to stay, and struggles on Doubt and False Coun: But he has seen the li: Shackled by slavish cri While those whose laws' Of all of earth's creat Far down the world's di| He toiled, the slave of Of wars unnumbered; His feet have trod a And history's page is rj ps, by ignorance, he, aslave him count him least things, a beast. ages, carelessly, 1 gs, their sport, the focd nd Ambition's shield, and battle fields. ened with his blood. Five Hundred Crates Pay For Four Tons of Hay EXCHANGE HELPS MANY VERNON FARMERS TO BUY COLONY PRODUCTS Five hundred sweet potato crates were delivered to a farmer near the Colony one day this week, and the truck that took the crates to him brot back part of the- four tons of velvet beans baled hay which is his payment for "the crates. Not a cent in cash changed hands. Each party to the transaction received value in full, and no middleman took toll either way. It is an example of the workings of the Farmers' Exchange. Llano men make brick, crates and many Sther things. Vernon Parish farmers grow corn, sweet potatoes, and hay. They make cane syrup. The Ex change brings the producers together and they trade without loss, exploi tation, or unnecessary expense. Al though the Exchange is a new institu tion, it is meeting with general fai vor. Examples of the practical value of the Farmer's Exchange which the Co START SYRUP MILL THIS WEEK IS LLANO PLAN Unless rain or the press of other work interferes, the syrup mill will be started this week, and the sweet stuff will shortly thereafter be ready for the market. Seed cane for next year's planting has been buried, and men are now en ;ed in stripping the stalks before hauling them to the cane mill. About 15 acres will be harvested this season. The amount of syrup available to the Colony will be considerably augmented through the exchange, which will bring syrup from many of the nearby farms of the parish in exchange for Colony manufactured products. 50,000 FEET OF VIRGIN PINE BOUGHT By trading lumber through the Ex change, the Colony recently acquired 50,000 feet of virgin pine within a short distance of the sawmill. The land is not included in the deal. The Col ony gave enough lumber to build a house and $15 in cash. The timber will be logged at the convenience of the Colony sawmill crew. leny has established are being given nearly every day. Farmers bring m produce—syrup, -wc^t potatoes, cv»rn, and green hides, and exchange them for rice, bricks, lumber or labor ser vice. The exchange of labor is also a part of the service rendered. Farmers bring their plows to be sharpened, wa gons to be repaired, and mules to be shod. Frequently they bring syrup, corn, or sweet potatoes as payment. Interest in raising better hogs —due largely to the example set by the Co lony—has resulted in Colony-raised pigs being exchanged for' farm pro ducts. v One farmer brought in 17 gallons of syrup, and will bring in additional a mounts. These are in payment for brick. A Colony brick-layer will go out and build a fire place and chim ney. The development of the exchange means that the Colony will be able to exchange services and labor products in an increasing quantity, while the farmers of the parish will have the op portunity to exchange their products for things they need, and be assured of a fair and square deal. LITTLE RAIN; MUCH PROMISE IS REPORT OF WEATHER MAN Twenty hundredths of an inch of rain, maximum temperature 80, and minimum 47, sums up the weather of the past week. But the sky is dark with promise of rain, and the weather man predicts frosts for the near fu ture. Here's his report in detail: Nov. 14—max. 65, min. 52 Nov. 15—max. 68, min. 53 Nov. 16—max. 67, min. 45 Nov. 17—max. 71, min. 50 Nov. 18—max. 80, min. 63 Nov. 19—max. 78, min.. 59 Nov. 20—max. 74, min. 47 Indications—Generally fair, with probable showers the first part of the week. Cool during the week with the probability of frosts. W. A. Dougherty, U. S. Weather Bureau Observer's Station, Newllano, La. Boost Universal Co-operation by getting subscribers for The Llano Col onist. 2,000 Sacks of Rice TAKE A DOLLAR OUT OF THE FAMILY SOCK TO-DAY What's the matter with you Dollar Uppers this week Some of you must be saving up for Christmas. Maybe you are figuring on a Thanksgiving turkey? Up to the time of writing this, Mrs. H. D. Beals, John Rohner, and N. L. Clarke are the only names we can add to the list. Mrs. Norgard said to me, "Would you mind doing me a favor?" I said, "Yes, ma'am. What is it?" And she said, "Would you like to write something to stir up enthusiasm to so high pitch that a lot of people would join the Dollar-Up Club right away?" And, being kind, young, and inno cent, I replied, "Yes, ma'am, I should like to." I mean it, too, I should like to. I should be one of the most tickled guys in this Colony if a lot of you who read this should reach down into the right hand hip pocket and take out, maybe, a dollar-bill—right away quick, before your enthusiasm gets cold—put it in an envelop and send it in. I d like to be able to influence a lot of you to do that. I asked Cantrel if he would publish the names, and he replied, 'Tcu bet!" Now, that's about all I can say. I bave been away for a "right smart" of a time. Just got back a few days ago. j I asked the lady what becomes of the dollars that come in from the Dollar Uppers, and she said that every one of them had to go to work right away, and that they don't work any eight hours like the rest of us colonists; but are kept right at it. Well, I am glad I ain't no dollar. Now, before you for get about it, take a look into the wife's sock and take at least one of the dollars out and make it go to work. Make a colonist of it to-day.—C. Clews. LLANO DOLLAR-UP CLUB NOVEMBER Mat Sunnen Frank Gayer M. W. Rapaport Napoleon Hill Dr. Robert K. Williams Dr. Cecil C. 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,-Ncv.) $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. 0. Duckett Victor Nelson Aime Quinet Willis H. Alpers Wm. Gurr W. H. Hazen E. J. Hyatt Aime Quinet Byron E. Winsor Wm. L. Ward A. H. Moore C. A. Percy J. Innes Mrs. H. D. Beals John Rohner N. L. Clarke (Oct.-Nov,-Dec.^ $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 $1.00 $7.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00 Stored at Colony Farm STRAW WILL BE BALED FOR FEED; MUCH RICE SOLD BY MAILORDER Two thousand sacks of rice, each weighing 200 pounds, a grand total of 400,000 pounds, or 200 tons of Colony-grown rice are now stored in the Colony warehouse at the rice ranch. , And that is not all, for there is still more to be threshed. It is estimated that when it is all garnered, the ware house should have 3000 sacks in it— or at least that amount less what has been sold in the meantime. This rice was grown on 240 acres. The entire rice ranch contains 353 acres. As a by-product, the Colony will have several carloads of baled rice sträw, which makes good roughage for stock. The work of baling is now going on. , An average of five men are kept at the rice ranch. This is about 75 miles from the main Colony and makes a small sub-colony, which is the first off shoot from the parent stem. Part of the rice has already been sold, possibly a ten of it, in 5- to J 00 pound lots. Most of this has been shipped to friends of the Colony; the price has been 5 cents a pound. It is expected that a large quantity can be disposed of thru the Exchange, traded to farmers for other products. SHEEP, GOATS, MULES ARRIVE WITH KLAHR FAMILY FROM N.M. Just as the Colonist is being made up for printing, three carloads of live stock arrive. This is the Klahr family shipment from New Mexico, and con sists of a .number of mules, goats, and sheep. The latter should firmly es tablish the livestock industry in the Colony. A VOCAL ORCHESTRA CHARMS Extras seem to be the order of the day or rather of the evening, at the U. C. B. socials. On last Tuesday night, the colonists were highly enter tained by a group of our young mem bers most delightfully by excellent singing. . It was composed of Comrades Hinckley and Will Beavers and a charming bevy of young ladies, the Misses Ethel Belcher, pianist; Gladys Belcher, Madge Potts, Nellie Toble, and Lauretta Toble. The bunch con sists mostly of recent arrivals, and we are glad to say, all are making good, and appear to be enamored of their new home. They are certainly appre ciated, and we are glad to have them with us. The social life at Newllano has a charm, all its own, and capti vates all who enjoy a good social time. MOVIES AND MUSIC AT THE DIXIE PRIDE A very instructive and enjoyable entertainment was provided for the Llano colonists, neighbors, and friends on Sunday evening, November 18. The orchestra contributed the music and the management was indebted to the . U. S. Agricultural department for the films supplied. The first film taught the lesson of the proper cultivation of sweet potatoes, illustrating every step in the process, from the bedding of the sweets in the hotbeds to the har vesting and storing in drying houses, so preparing them that they may be sold at the best possible price next spring up to the next harvest, avoid ing flooding the market and protect ing the grower against the bearish dis position of the speculator. The two other films pictured the efforts being made for improving the condition of the colored farmers cf the South. The impressive, massive buildings of Tus kesee Institute were shown in their magnificence. This work of demotion accomplishes great good, and proves the cultural aptitudes of our colored fellow citizens in the most favorable ! light.