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The Junior Colonic
Robert Lindsey, Editor Reporters: Maxine Gaddis, Ruth Sutherland and Catharine Sutherland As usual, the children's sex hy giene class was well attend«! Friday evening from seven to eight. Comrade Pickett is reading us a pamphlet put out by the government on sex hygiene, and it is so interesting that even Mar garet Seelye, who has a sprained an kle and is going around on crutches, hobbled down to the kindergarten where the class is held. The pam phlet starts with the pollination of flow ers and small plants arid shows how one plant must receive the pollen of another of the same kind in order to »produce seed: It also takes up the reproduction of fish, frogs, etc., and then carries it on to the higher animals. It is extremely interesting to study the habitat of the animal and plant world, observing the way Nature has provid ed for each of her clases. The flow er has a pistil which contains tubes leading to the ovary and stamens that produce the fertile pollen. Then Na ture's little pollen bearërs, the wind and the insects, set to work and fer tilize each and every plant that it may produce more of its kind. Production of the lower animals is similar to that .of the flowers. The mother fish lays' many thousands of eggs in a sandy nook and the father fish fertilizes them with his fluid. Many millions are produced that hun dreds may live, as the struggle for ex istence in the lower animal and plant world is hindered greatly by countless enemies. Thus Mother Nature has provided a large fold in order that her life might not be extinguished. As we study the higher and more developed animals and plants we see that Mother Nature has made count less precautions for her young. The germ of the bird is fertilized in the body of the mother by the father, and the living germ is housed in a wall of. hard shell with nourishment until it matures. The mother bird lays sev eral eggs in order that one or two may live and survive. The chestnut, the hickory, the oak and the pine all have protections for their seeds. The chestnut has a horny burr, the hickory a hard shell, the oak a bitter taste and the pine has wings on its seeds for dispersion. What a beautiful story is Nature and her pro duction! Every living thing is pro tected by her cautious hands until it grows to maturity. Friday evening we studied in particular the amoeba and its reproduction. We found the t the amoeba was one of the lowest forms of animal life and that it reproduced by division. It is nothing more than a nucleated mass of protoplasm with out a distinct cell wall. When it re produces it simply divides into two parts beginning with the nucleus. We are looking forward to the next Friday for something as interesting and as beautiful. Quite a few grown-ups attend Mr. Pickett's classes as they are always so interesting and educational.. Mr. Pickett always has something to say to us youngsters in regard to our life here, at his meetings. Last Friday evening, his subject pertained chiefly to the benefits derived from his classes. It was apparent from a few colds and sore throat that some had been disrespecting his health talks. We all know that it is impossible to keep well and eat between meals, or eat too much three or even two times a day; and some of us know by hard experience. There is, however, no ex WANTED ~ Llano Colony has need of several trained helpers in the following lines of work, who can now join us. Installment members are called in to take their places when their services are needed in the Colony. The following are now asked to communicate with the general manager at once: BRICKLAYERS TEAMSTERS Applicants must be willing to pioneer a little; and they should be anxious to learn to co -operate. WRITE TO THE GENERAL MANAGER LLANO CO -OPERATIVE COLONY NEWLLANO, VIA LEESVILLE, LA. cuse for any one having a severe cold here, because Mr. Pickett has told us times without number what are the foods and he has even given us sta tistics showing the food values in most of our foods. He has warned us espe cially about eating between meals; yet it is a great temptation hard to resist, to see pastry in the show-case as we pass by, and not get just a little to satisfy that sweet tooth. Children s stomachs seem always to be empty, but when we disobey the laws of digestion and keep our stom achs always working, we may be sure to expect internal revolution sooner or later. But there is one satisfaction we have here always: that whenever we have the stomach-ache, headache, cold, sore throat, or any other common complaint, we always know what is the matter and how to remedy it. Quit eating and giye Mother Na ture a chance to catch up with her work; for all common sickness is due only to wrong eating, or over-eating. Comrade Martin still holds his class at noon for the junior orchestra. They are becoming real musicians with swal low-tailed coats, stand-up collars, pom padour hair, high-heeled shoes, silk gowns and painted cheeks. Last week, they played a one-step for the dance, and this week they played a one-step and a waltz. Wednesday evening from seven to eight is their evening to prac tice. Music is one of the greatest enjoy ments in Llano. Nearly every one makes some kind of music, either with an instrument or with voice ; and it is of the better class, too! What a dreary place this old world would be if it had no harmonious tones! Let us make our speech as harmonious as our music. The stormy sea of strife will soon grow calm. Comrade Pickett's mental science class Monday evening for the children and Comrade Martin's orchestra prac tice were postponed a week, in order that every one could help finish the roof garden for our big Thanksgiving dance Thursday evening. We kids will sure be a merry bunch when that is completed. Comrade Pickett told us the other day that if we would help move the brick from the kiln Sunday, so we could start the next kiln to burning, he Would see ttfat we had a dance in the new roof garden for Thanksgiving. We all readily agreed, and over forty five loads of brick were transferred from the kiln to the new machine build ing, where, they are fast being trans formed into a beautiful structure.. Most of jhe work was done by the boys. Llano's basket ball teams are hold ing their own. The junior team from Leesville came down Sunday, and it looked for a tiihe as tho we were nev er going to finish up. At the end of the last quarter the score was a tie, and so we played five more minutes, during which each side threw a goal and tied it again. Five more minutes were played in which Llano made two field goals. Following the junion game was the senior game between our sen ior boys and the neighbor boys. That was almost as clos^ a contest. At the end of the last quarter Llano was- two points ahead. Rachel JaquesT'one of the little grade girls, was so good as to have a birth day last Saturday, and treat us all to cake as we left the cafeteria after din ner. When we went in to dinner the cake was on one of the tables and glowing with the light of bright-color ed candles. Mrs. Belcher cut the cake while we were eating, and, as we left Rachel stood at the door with a large tray and each of us took a piece. Good? You bet it was! and made out of our own syrup, too, which made it all the mpre nutritious. INTEREST IN AGRICULTURE IS ON THÉ INCREASE The present year has in many re spects been the most successful year up to the present time in the history of Llano Colony. Learning how to co operate has had to be gained by hard experience, but the colonists have learned it thoroughly and are now making demonstrations that count. Ag riculture has to a large extent been a sort of a stepchild of the Colony, due to some extent to the necessity of clear ing the land, but also largely because of a lack of practical farmers among the membership. But this is now be ing remedied to a large extent, and all the farming, gardening, horticultural, stockraising, etc., are advancing rapid ly to the front. The recent starting of the Farmers' Exchange has been a great success from the start and has gained for Llano Colony the' co-operation of large num bers of the old resident farm popula tion through mutual exchange of pro ducts and labor that would have not been possible if the Colony's own agri culture has been further advanced. In stead of laboriously having to teach our neighbors by word of mouth or the printed page the advantage of co operation, they are learning it through the practical enjoyment of its bene fits before they know anything of the verbal theories concerning it. This also furnishes an opportunity for try ing out the fexperiment whether indi vidual farming on the person's own in itiative and full responsibility is su perior and will yield greater results in proportion over co-operative farming, carried on with the most approved ma chinery and in accordance with the lat est findings of science by groups or communities. Time will tell, and actual demonstra tions will beat all speculative theoriz ing about it. But there is no reason why farmers and other workers should not co-operate right now as far as they can whatever the final outcome may be. Our mechanics are co-operating now with the farmers and the exploit ing financier, commercialists and pre datory transportation company is cut out to this extent to the mutual advan tage of all —thus co-operating. Go thau and do likewise. Syrup-making was the chief subject discussed at TfTe agriculture meeting on Friday night, November 24. Comrade Coleman, Cryer, and Lindsey were the speakers. The present method of boil ing the syrup with steam was declared to be the best from every point of view yet devised. The heat is more uni form and can be better regulated. The horticultural clubs will appre ciate the sending in of fruit seeds and cuttings and any other help that the friends of the Colony are in a position or feel disposed to give. Com John Rohner, who is here from Alabama, sizing us up, while taking in the Col ony industries, spied a supposed weed that at home is called Alabama clover, a forage plant eaten greedily by^ do mestic animals of every kind and a splendid food. We are very grateful to Comrade Rohner for calling our at tention to this matter, and we will make the best possible use of this informa tion from now on. John Rohner is a successful individual farmer; but he, believes that integral co-operation can give better satisfaction and yield a bet ter social life than by every one play ing a lone hand. John is right, too, as usual. - LLANO'S RICE NOW IN CONSUMPTION The threshing is over e.t the rice ranch and we are enjoying our new staple food nearly every meal. Comrade McDonald and Vernon Boyce started home with Josie, our old faithful truck, and twenty-three hun dred pounds of rice and bran early Saturday morning. But Josie decid ed she was not quite ready to leave the rice country with its windRg ca nals, its graded roads and fertile fields, and come home to the land of cane, corn, cotton and sweet potatoes; so about eight miles from the rice ranch she took sick and refused to budge. McDonald phoned home for help and immediately our two auto doctors, Jacques and Belcher, started to assist the homeward travelers and their sick companion. When Jacques and Belcher met the party it took them sometime to get poor Josie in a traveling humor, but she finally gave up and consented. It was late in the afternoon before htey really got started, but they had no more bad luck and reached home about six o'clock Sunday morning. Sunday evening we had rice for sup per and everyone relished it as tho it were hot cakes. We all became Frenchmen and ate it as we should po tatoes. Rice is the main stay of life seventy-five miles south of here. The French eat it as the Northerners eat potatoes. They cook it dry and eat it with meat gravy or make it into a gumbo or soup with chicken. Those who have not eaten French gumbo have missed one of America's most appetizing dishes. Rice contains 76 per cent starch but it is a staple food in many coun tries such as China, India, Japan, the West Indies and "«Southern Louisiana. It is even possible to live on rice ex clusively, but with large quantities of blue ribbon cane syrup, sweet potatoes and vegetables, as we have here, we should never worry about a variety of foods. We will soon have a car load of rice on the way hörne and with our 1500 bushels of sweet pota toes ^now in the kiln, 30 acres of pea nuts yet to be threshed, 12 acres of cane to be made into the choicest sy rup, and a winter garden bearing ev ery month we have no fear of hunger. I That is one of the blessings of the 'south, no one need fear hunger if he has a little patch of ground and am bition anough to dig in it. RACE SUICIDE JUSTIFIED Anyone who wants to can rail about the dangers of race suicide, and point out what a horrible thing it is and how the whole human race will become on ly à tradition. But for me—well, let the race sui cide if it wants to. I guess there is a good reason for it. ' , , I used to worry about it. It seemed such a shame that people should slight their Maker in this way and stubbornly refuse to help him build them into a super-race. It seems like downright in gratitude. But I have come to the conclusion that the Maker will have to find some way out of the difficulty without my >help. Anyway, I am now lined up on his side in fact, though I am on the other side of the argument in spirit. There are two reasons for this chang ed attitude. Twins. Anyone who has has anything to do with raising or attempting to raise' / Have You Considered Spending A Week In Llano? q DO YOU REALIZE WHAT WE ARE DOINGi? f DO' YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR IDEAL IS ? ÇI Some self-styled expert has claimed that we are not co-operating; that we have no light to use the word co-operative in any sense. We are co-operating in a way that this expert never dreamed of. If merely running a grocery store with capital subscribed by a group of people who are the store s customers, "and who receive back each quarter whatever profit they have made out of their sales to themselves—if that is the only brand of co-operation that is genuine—then Llano is doing this very thing, not only in its oné grocery store, but in its every industry which is neces sary to the welfare of the whole community. •I We are not only subscribing our capital to the grocery at Llano, but we are combining our own producers' co-operative, our own wholesale, retail and consumers' co-operatives, all in one group. We believe that this is co operation carried a little further. If it is right to co-operate a little it surely must be much better to go the whole way, f Words do not convey the same ideas to those who read them. Some can get one meaning, some another. The best way to get a full and clear idea of what Llano is doing is to come and see. Why don't you plan to spend a few weeks with us and learn all about us? This invitation is to YOU. Health, happiness and an education await you. Get off the Kansas City Southern train at Stables some day and you will become a missionary for the Llano idea. Llano climate is so mild that fall and winter is a good time to visit us. Come and help us harvest our crops. Work and play with our fellows and enjoy our life. Don't merely accept the statements made by uninformed persons and fanatics; come on and live with us for a month, for $30.00, and you'll KNOW. LLANO CO-OPERATIVE COLONY NEWLLANO, LA - twins will understand my position. It is a perpendicular one most of the time, with one or more twins held i night-gown clad arms. I marvel at the intelligence of the young. It seems positively uncanny. Possibly the sense of co-operation is more highly developed in twins than in singles. But certain it is that they can do team work in a manner highly depressing. One can cry till near the point of exhaustion, when the other will almost inevitably come to his res cue and unhesitatingly provide this white man's burden. The first then re lapses into something faintly resem bling coma, but like the Minute Men of old, ready for instant action. You might think that they would get their schedules mixed. Occasionally they do, but here again their show of their co-operative spirit is marvelous. Instead of both of them going to sleep and leaving the evening air unpierced by infant yells, they unite, co-ordinate, and co-operate, lifting their little voices in a harmony of welling sound that fills all of the rooms and rolls out into the street in great gobs. "Keep the home feet churning" seems to be their little motto, and they always re member their motto at night. Friends with more interest than tact ask if we think we will raise them. How to Make Fertilizer at Home By George D. Cpleman At the request of many friends, George D. Coleman has written a booklet on his plan of making fertilizer at home. This booklet is now published by The Llano Publications, and is ready for you at 50c a copy. It contains a fund of valuable knowledge, which every farmer and garlener should have. Fifty Cents Post Free For Sale by THE LLANO PUBLICATIONS Newllano, Leesville, La. I do not know whether there is terior meaning or not. Do they that the excess should be taken the creek and drowned like Or is it the notion that we are giving them a trial for life and the diet may be against them? There are times when the verdict is unanimous with me. There are times when I think that racé suicide is something to be commended, and that Margaret Sanger should have been twins her self, so she could redouble her efforts. C. Clews. Some people say that Louisiana is not a corn producing state, but nearly 29,000,000 bushels being produced per annum should give it some stand ing as a corn producer. The ten-years average for oats pro duction in Louisiana is stated to be ,137,000 bushels. IT IS WORTH YOUR WHILE to study our Pure Food Ads. and get a sample crate for Christmas. It your health is worth anything, you should eat pure foods.—Llano Pure Foods Dept. < It matters not how long we live, but how.