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Your Health Depends on
the Food You Eat! DR. ALFRhD McCANN, one of America's foremost food specialists, is authority for the statement, based upon his experience, that a cage of white mice, fed solely on white rice' (polished) almost starved to death, because of the lack of the vital elements of the food. A cage of similar mice, fed on unpolished rice, were still in a healthy condition, when some of their friends in the first cage were dying. Later, the mice were fed the polish which had been removed from the polished rice at the mill, and some of them Recovered. So the mice were starved because the vi tal food elements had been removed. This same condition must apply to you, friend, in a more or^ less degree. The profit - taking world MUST make a profit. People's tastes are perverted by the scheme of making rice and flour and other foods LOOK NICE AND WHITE. A WAY OUT LLANO can offer you a few of its own en tirely PURE food products which have not been devitalized, and if you value your health, and the condition of your children, you will ufte Llano products, especially when they cost no more than the inferior article. Read about the products in the following pages and see if you can benefit yourself and us by using— LLANO PURE FOODS LLANO PRODUCTS ARE PURE LLANO SUGAR CANE SYRUF— Acres and acres of Llano Sugar Cane are each year harvested and made into syrup. 1 he process is to run the cane stalks through the crusher, which separates the juice from the pulp, the juice running directly to the cooking pans where steam pipes boil out the water, leaving the thick light brown syrup. It is the essence of the cane, contains all the mineral elements of the juice, nothing being added and nothing taken away except what goes off in steam. Absolutely pure cane juice just as nature intended us to eat sweet stuff. Apply it on Llano Peanuts and you have at once a well balanced ration. Added to food in cooking it replaces the devitalized white sugar, and is much cheaper. Sold in gallon cans at $1.00 per gallon; or irtK larger kegs. Express or postage extra. Weight about 10 lbs. per gallon. LLANO SWEET POTATOES— The value of the Louisiana Yam is not yet appreciated in the Northern states. Louis iana can grow splendid sweet potatoes, and they are exceedingly healthful. Ever had candied Yams? Try roasting Llano sweet potatoes and pouring Llano Sugar Cane Sy rup over them in the oven ; or, they can be sliced and fried in a few minutes. Some folks boil them, but they are best when freshly roasted. Make excellent filler for pies, and can be used in numerous ways by the resourceful cook. Sold by the crate dehydrated, at $1.50 per crate. Weight about 61 lbs. LLANO PEANUT BUTTER— The Llano Peanut Butter is different from most other butters in that it is ABSOLUTELY PURE. The selected Spanish nuts are roast ed lightly, and ground in our mill. Nothing TRY A SAMPLE CRATE 100 lb. Sample Crate, $5.65 ORDER THIS SAMPLE LLANO CRATE— Last year Llano offered a sample crate of Llano goods produced by the co-operators, and we are offering a similar crate again. Here is *a substantial sample of Llano s PURE FOOD products, put up in one ship ment at prices below the mail order houses: Llano Pure Food Dept., Newllano, Leesville, La. With an assortment of Llano Pure Food Products and the addition of green vegeta bles and fruits, you can live a sane, healthy life. Llano Colony is blazing the trail of a new saner, healthier method of living. Adultera ted food is the result of the profit-making system. Llano is abolishing this system ill the colony, and so pure foods for their nu tritive and health-giving qualities are a re sult. These PURE FOODS are offered to YOU at almost the same prices that you may get the inferior articles at the big mail-order houses. Why, then» should you continue to put poison and trash into your stomach? We know that transportation is high, but your saving id sickness, your improved vitality and the 'pleasure of knowing that you are eating pure food, made and shipped to you by YOUR COMRADES is ample compensation. Get busy now with your friends, and club together for a shipment regularly of LLANO PÜRE FOODS. It will benefit you and will help us, too. Send all orders, with remittances, to: PURE-FOODS DEPT.. LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE, LA. is added but a little salt to flavor, and no thing is taken away. The natural peanut oil is rich in flavor and in mineral elements. Many butter-factories remove this oil and substitute an inferior mineral oil. Llano pea nut butter is PURE. Packed in cans for mailing at 30c for one pound, $1.00 for four pounds. Post extra. LLANO PEANUT CANDY— A most appetising, delicious, nutritious sweet. Made entirely from Llano syrup and Roasted peanuts. 20c lb., postage extra. UN-p.olished Rice is Llano's Best Food Offer Only 5c lb. LLANO UN-POLISHED RICE— Rice is becoming known as one of the best of cereal foods. Why people should eat polished rice is not clear. The experiment with mice revealed the fact that the best of the rice is removed in the polishing pro-, cess. Polished rice lacks vital elements. Llano has its own rice farms and is having a large quantity of this rice milled UN-pol ished for its own use. We will have several tons for sale. It is being offered at five centl a pound at the colony and at this price it is cheaper than the polished rice, and cheaper than most other cereals. You can eats lots of rice when it is UN-polisbed. Look up your cookery book on recipes for making dainty rice dishes. Boiled rice with Llano syrup is a good ration for breakfast or dessert, or flavored with Llano peanut butter it is very appetising. 5c a lb. at Llano, any quantity. 56 lbs. Llano Sweet Potatoes $1.25 20 lbs. Llano UN-polished Rice.... 1.00 4 lbs. Llano Peanut Butter 1.00 2 gallons Llano Sugar Cane Syrup 2.00 2 lbs. Llano Peanut Candy 40 Total $5.65 Weight about 100 pounds when crated. ORDER A CRATE BY EXPRESS OR BY FREIGHT Golden Middle-of-the Road to Successful Co-operation The Llano idea views and approach es the social and economic problem of mankind from an entirely new an gle. It accepts as a self-evident propo sition that the institutions of a people should be so constituted as to meet the imperative, inherent natural human requirements of a full, complete, and satisfying livelihood for every,, man, woman, and' child of all races without any qualifying reservation, discrimina tion cr undue advantage in favor of any one, regardless of creed or polit ical affiliation. Through more than eight years of actual experience, the Llano colonists have grasped the indisputable, funda mental fact that the modern world problem is essentially psychological in character, and. Ihat the ideas and mo tives with which people are imbued must be taken into account in any so lution that is attempted if satisfactory and practical results are to be realized. When, in connection with the consid eration of this subject, freedom to teach is claimed, demanded, and exer cised, freedom to learn or to decline to learn any particular subject must also be conceded. For it surely shows a woeful deficiency of psychological in sight, thoughtful consideration, lack of tact and discretion on the part of any one, to attempt unwisely to compel others to listen to some subject or oth er in which they take no interest, do not care to consider, and at a time and place when they have come to con sider matters of immediate concern, vi tal of their immediate concern, and to which the subject thrust in is entirely foreign and has no visible relation at all. Every one who writes or speaks up on subjects of public interests for the information of the general public should possess a due sense of respon sibility and assume full accountability for his utterances. He who speaks to, cr writes for, the public is doubly bound to test the objective truth and useful applicability of that which he expresses. The obligation to be accur ate, to say no more than he can objec tively and concretely demonstrate, is most obligatory. Juggling with words incoherent mouthings, are as sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. There is no method of self-discipline better calculated to clear one's own ideas about a difficult subject, than that which arises out of the effort* to put them forth, with fullness and precision, without threats or offensive ridicule, in language which all the world can un derstand and appreciate, and capable of being experimentally demonstrated. Accurate, painstaking thinking makes easy, reading, hearing, learning and practice. In advocating productive and con structive co-operation on the basis of reciprocity, advanced by us as being non-sectarian and non-partisan in any way whatsoever, we must draw a clear line of demarcation as to the subjects discussed at our general gatherings be tween accurate knowledge indispens able in the operation of our industries and social life,, and essential to human wellbeing in general here and now; that has been successfully demonstra ted and is calculated to make us hom ogeneous with respect to our work, be verified by any number of applica tions; and merely assumed truths, that are only more or less well founded speculations, but are not in any way related to and have no practical use fulness either in our enterprises or in our social life. Newllano is a great school, but the courses to which the grown-ups de vote themselves are entirely elective. Fréedom of choice is predominant and must be respected,, All kinds of classes can be organized for any par ticular subject and students may be en listed for Hhem, but no one can be compelled to attend any one of them or be compelled to listen to any sub ject antipathetical to him. The psy chology meeting on Thursday nights is not devoted to any particular class of subjects, but it is generally understood that only such subjects are to be brought up that will assist in drawing all the colonists closer together and knit them indissolubly in the bonds of fraternal fellowship. And this as a matter of course excludes any and ev ery subject and manner of representa tion that in any way can offend and affront the sensibilities of anyone. Acrimonious remarks, reflecting on the convictions of any one, that in no way conflict with the practice of the gol den rule, with the practice of the prin ciple of reciprocity, must be scrupu lously avoided. Any subject can be taught and studied in separate class ogy meeting.. There the object is to develop the co-operative psychology, our bond of fellowship, that alone can ensure the success of our co -operative colony. The Socialists in Europe ha^e long ago recognized and admitted that religious convictions are the private affairs of the individual, and age-long experience has proven indisputably that even an error in this matter is nev er surrendered and a truer conception adopted as a result of ridicule, insult and abuse heaped upon believers of what to us may seem erroneous. At the psychology meeting on Thurs day night, November 23, the following excerpt was read from an article by Edmund Henry Reeman, entitled "The Psychological Problem of the World," ! and published in the Chicago "Unity." "Our whole modern idea of educa tion is based upon the recognition of an infinite capacity in the human mind for mental progress and intellectual de velopment, and yet the singular thing is that almost every system of practical education among us is primarily direc ted to those immediate ends of material advance in which man's abilities are already most completely demonstra most ted, to the almost total exclusion of life of the world in which our human attainments are so sadly deficient and inadequate. So saturated is our life with the spirit of our prevailing ma terial commercialism that for a thous and schools for salesmanship we do not have so much as a single school for statesmanship. While when it comes to definite moral training in the arts of living the pitiful efforts of our church se to fill an unfilled need are pathetic pedagogic parody as compared with the efficiency we spare no pains to de velop in every branch of vocational training. those departments of social activity, relationship, and mutual interest in the The fact about the whole matter, in short, seems to be that we are think ing about everything except the most crucial and fundamental of our prob lems and are building up a vast struc ture of social organization without any adequate sense of social purpose or any clear understanding of the ne cessities and requirements of social re lationship. Yet it is evident that the world cannot forever muddle along in its present state of intellectual confus ion regarding the major problems of, its life and thére is imminent danger of this great structure of civilization, which men have built up, collapsing under its own weight unless we can "get down to some of the psychological re alities of life an dlearn to apply the powers of intelligent human control to the developments of material human progress. Here, then, is an angle of the world problem that concerns us all. For there is no such thing as an ab stract intelligence thaJ can solve our problems for us. The ONLY INTELLI GENCE that can be applied to present problems is the intelligence of which you and I, my reader, and the multi tude of our fellow men are capable. It is all in our minds, AND IN OUR MINDS ALONE that the capac ity for new and creative thinking must be developed. Human life in this world can only be improved -ancj hu man social conditions only bettered by human effort intelligently applied and directed. Nor can we too strongly em phasize the importance of this intelli gent direction and this power of con structive thought in any effort to im prove the world. For as Mr. John Dewey points out in his recent book on "Human Nature and Conduct," while a social revolution may effect abrupt and deep alterations in external cus toms, in legal and political institutions, yet actual social change is never so great as is APPARENT change, and wherever general and enduring moral changes do accompany an external revolution it is because appropriate habits of thought have previously been insensibly matured." Another writer tells us: "As the world grows older its people absorb greater knowledge, and that knowledge is transmitted from parent to son and daughter, and the son or daughter ab sorbs additional knowledge as it tra verses the years of infancy and juven ility and in time passes the accumula tion on to. its own offspring. In the early ages of mankind the world was ruled by ignorance, superstition, and idolatry. Before the final eclipse there will be such intelligence and enlighten ment as has never been known before. To-day we are in a transitory stat,e living, and - learning." The great trouble is that many er rors, much superstition and idolatry, is still lurking in our subconscious mind and unaware to ourselves they are stubbornly contending to maintain themselves. We hare lately been reading of the wonderful work Dr. Coue in France is doing in transforming defective char acter, eliminating harmful habits, and liberating thousands of patients from their physical ailmem through the practive ion, claimed to be just on awakening in just before going to when semi-somnolence obt" As a result of his long st.: kind, Dr. Coue sums up his -as follows: "We possess withir selves a force of incalculable which, when handle it unco ly is often prejudicial to us. If, contrary, we direct it in a conscious and wise manner, it gives to us the mastery of ourselves, and allows us not only to escape from mental and physical ills; but also to live in rela tive happiness, whatever the conditions in which we may find ourselves. Last ly and above all, it should be applied to the moral regeneration of those who .have wandered from the right path." Comrde Pickett and Dr. Thurman discussed home Colony affairs, and Comrade Cuno talked about Embryol ogy and kindred subjects. ONLY EDUCATION WILL IMPROVE THEM , „ a . *°. l . ,, , t( ? r . , operative Official, published at Man ehester, England, a well-known man a S er says: If I had my life to live over again. I should not seek my living in the co operative movement. I find hundreds of my friends in the private business world better treated and better cared for than the co-operative workers are by their fellow-working-class. Labor ! The co-operative movement is far behind the best employers of la bor. I think it is due to the fact that the workers live mean lives, and there fore are mean, paltry, and petty in their outlook and treatment of those over whom they get a little temporary power. However, it's only education that will improve them." If Nature Will Not Right Selection and Use of Food WILL For the solution of all health prob lems and many general life problems, procure as soon as possible a copy of: RIGHT EATING by Viola Mizell Kimmel. B. Sc., B. A. A manuscript of sixty large, closely but-clearly-typed, mimeographed pages, neatly and strongly bound. This treatise has been strongly en dorsed by practitioners of every school and by rçiany private patrons. Send Two Dollars To-day to— THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Newllano, Leesville, La. /our money cheerfully refunded if you are not fully satisfied. JOHN DAVIS Publtalfpr, 13 Paternoster Row, London, England If you want books on Social, Literary, Edu cational or general questions send your order to the above, who is one of your friends. NEW AND SECONDHAND BOOKS SECURED Send cash with order. American money ac cepted. No order too small and none too large for— \ DAVIS Erie Labor Press 17 West 16th Street, Erie, Pa. A weekly newspaper devoted exclusively to the interests of the working class. Member of the Federated Press News Service. Official organ Central Labor Union and Socialist Party in Erie County, Penn'a. Live, snappy, breezy. Sample Copy free «n request. One Year, $1.50. Trial Subscription—10 weeks, 25c. paiiitsct L os ^^ e Ie= Co The Er et Stock-Raising Colony OF ERET, STATE LINE. MISS. IS A CO-OPERATIVE ; ORGANIZATION Preparing for Agriculture, Horticul ture, Manufacturing, Stock-Raising, Merchandising, operation of restaur ants, hotels, libraries and places of amusement. And on Loans of $1.00 or more, we will pay 8 per cent per annum. Interest payable semi -annXi ally. Object: For securing live-stock and machinery for the employment of Labor. All transactions between mem mérs conducted by the Labor Exchange Check system. ■ 235? EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY A FREE EARTH—The Abolition of Privilege through Workers' Money.. No other paper goes tso thoroughly into this subject as does THE EQU.1T1ST. Says the secretary of The Llano Publica tions: We like your paper very much; we are heartily in sympathy with its policy, and we wish there were more like it." Published weekly: $1.00 a year; $1.50 outside the United States. Calif.