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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 yojjfs 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 ' The Llano Colonial MEMBER THE FEDERATED PRESS = To expound the principle» of co-operation that other be formed to emulate the Llano Co-operative Colony. VOL. II—No. 33. PUBLISHED ^AT LLANO COLONY LEESVILLE LOUISIANA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS—$1.: Disgraces Department Daugherty Muét Go (By The Federated Press) Impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Daugherty are under -way. Daugherty's conduct ha s been suffi cient to outrage the moral sense of America. Daugherty has conducted the high office of attorney general on the level of the office of a cheap ward politi cian. Daugherty first of all appointed De tective Burns to head the secret service forces. Burns was denounced by for mer Attorney General Wickersham in a report to President Taft and on the strength of the report Taft pardoned a man convicted by Burns' methods. Jew men have been more bitterly con demned than was Burns in the Wicker sham report. Daugherty wrote the Chicago injunc tion denying free speech, free press, free assemblage, and other rights. The infamous document ripped the consti tution to shreds. What's the constitu tion between railroads and their friends? v Daugherty pledged the power of his office to protect the so-called open shop. Daugherty stepped anti-trust prose cutions. Daugherty has been letting the big crooks and grafters get away with their loot—and there never was such enor mous loot ! Daugherty has been the most out rageously reactionary member of a to tally reactionary administration. Daugherty has made gestures of fair ness to the people and has then be trayed their interests. Daugherty has been an affrcn 1 America, a crude and impossible polit ical ruffian. - Daugherty . ought to be impeached. The Colony Diary Being a Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano. Wednesday, Nov. 29. — The new brick building is growing so fast that one wonders how Moline, Scharrer, Beavers, and Chappel get it all done. I Well, they den't: they have a group of boys who are interested in that job —and, believe me, these boys will soon be able to start their own school house. The building is now ready for the window frames for the first story, and "Fred" and Stave ^re making the frames as fast as they can. Jaques is feeding the cane crusher while Lan 8rum is keeping him busy by keeping the feed trough supplied. Lindsey, Conlin, Clappa, Vernon, and Gaddis are also on the syrup job. This a.m., the kid crew ran the saw mill, and now Lottie, Mars, Tackett, and Fischer are sizing and„p!aning the lumber to be piled and dried. Matz is finishing beds ' while Sanger, Sanders, Geis, and Rech steiner are scraping and finishing the roof garden floor. Nash and Hall are starting the girls' dormitory just north of the hotel, and soon Myrtle with her family will have a nice new hofhe. This dormitory will hold 16 girls and give them two big rooms, 18 x 18 feet, for reading, study, etc. Bert Kenny and a bunch of beys and girls are stripping the last of the sugar cane, after which they will begin on the Japanese cane, of which we have a large crop. Jones and Hinkley are cutting wood and clearing land west of the dairy, while John Klahr, Vic. Gaddis, and Dan Clappa are hauling wood. At the gar den, Babb, Benton, Straus, Buhre, 'Buck, and Gault, with a large number of the, children, are planting garden in large quantities. We are now getting material-for salads, cooked greens, and fresh vegetables, keeping us well-sup plied with wholesome food. The old brick kiln is almost unloaded, and we shall soon start to fill another kiln and burn it. To-morrow is-Thanks giving, and a great deal of decorating at the new roof-garden, the hotel, and the school house is taking place; while the whole group of cooks are taking on an air of people that expect to cel ebrate to-morrow. All our crops are now gathered but the sugar cane. Word came from the rice farm that all the AMERICANS NOT WANTED (By The Federated Press) New York. — Thousands of men are being sought by New York City employment agencies to work in the hard coal mines of Pennsylvania—but the men must not be Americans. The agencies are advertising for Russians, Poles, Lithuanians, Magyars and Scan dinavians. HEARTLESS AND INCOMPETENT (By The Federated Press) Minneapolis. — Charging that Gen. John J. Pershing is heartless and in compétent, Jack Bradon, national pres ident, World War Veterans, declined an invitation to participate in the re ception given here by the Civic and Commerce Assn. to the former com mander of the A. E. F. Bradon says that thousands of ex-service men are confijied in tuberculosis hospitals and insane asylums as a result of the "ef ficiency methods" of the general over in France. MUST SERVE THE PEOPLE (By The Federated Press) Washington.—The People's Recon struction league, composed of progres sive farm and labor organizations, with headquarters at Washington, will con tinue its fight for unified government operation of the railroads, inheritance tax, restoration of tax on excess prof its and for a money and banking sys tem that will serve the people 'regard less of blocs and counterblöcs. This was the statement made by Herbert F. Baker president of the league. j threshing is done, and that Kling, De Boer, Van Nuland, and Fäll are baling rice straw as fast as possible. Sever al hundred bales are now ready ship. There is no reason why we should not celebrate to-morrow in a real old fashioned spirit, as far as the crop-har vesting is concerned. All evening classes were laid aside in order to per mit everybody to get ready for to-mor row; and, above all, the kiddoos are busy playing and sliding over the new hardwood floor at the roof garden. Thursday, Nov. 30. — There is, af ter all, much to be thankful for in thi? old world of ours, and "ye lady repos er" wishes to place her vote on re cord. There is no time in human his tory in which I had rather have lived than right now. There never has been such a chance for the workers to cre ate their heaven on earth as they have here and now. People in the past have been robbed and ousted from their earthly heritage—they neglected to use their minds and learn the truth. To-day, people are beginning to think; a new era is dawning, in which man kind will forget selfishness and obey the natural law of reciprocity. We are about done with a system that fosters greed and hatred, that arrays brother against brother in the struggle for ex istence; we are turning away from the system that .makes beggars, prostitutes, and criminals of all kinds. You know it is true, my friends; because you are men who are beginning to THINK. When we begin to use our minds, it is Only a % question of how we use them, as to how soon we shall be free. We at Newllano can see the future as it should and will be. It is far from be ing perfect^ but we see a way to per fect it. If you were living in a com munity where no one had anything to sell or trade to make a profit, what a different feeling you would have to ward all those you meet and deal with! If you were living in a community where each and every person had an equal right to the food supply, cloth ing, fuel, housing, and other necessar (Continued on page 8) THE OLD MANAGER SPEAKS V I've handled a pick and a shovel, I've sat at a bench in my time, ' I've done beavy work in the heat of the murk, I ve khoWn all the sweat and the grime; And so, when some frosty-eyed expert Talks "Labor" as if it were coal, "A commodity"—well, I just choke for a spell Before I regain my control. Plague take all this dope economic That puts human toil in its charts; I tell you that "Labor's" your friends and your \ neighbors, ' It's folks that have bodies and hearts; It's fathers and brothers and husbands With mothers and sweethearts and wives. Who love and who bate and who dream and who wait —It's real pëbple living their lives. Now maybe I'm moss-backed and rusty, But here's how it lines up to me: Statistics will aid the plans you have made, They'e useful to quite a degree, But all of your lore scientific Will fall' down again and again. Unless in your brain this one fact you retain, That "Labor" means flesh-and-blood men. ' In brief, it's a problem that's human, No soulless "commodity" stuff. And the very best plan I have happened to scan Is just to be human enough; And when it is finally settled (I fear I won't be here by then), It won't be by art of a bock or^a chart, But by men dealing fairly with men. —Berton Braley, in Forbes Magazine. NEAR SUMMER WEATHER IN VERNON PARISH Mr. W. A. Dougherty, the observer of the U. S. Weather Bureau, at New llano, must be in a real good humor, because he has been serving up the nicest kind of weather of Tate and promises to keep it up, too, for some time to come; with a nice little shower now and then to keep the gardeners in good humor. Read what he has to say for himself: Temperatures for the week ending, December 4th: Nov. 28—Max. 69 ; Min. 43 • Nov. 29—Max. 70 ; Min. 34 Nov. 30—Max. 80; Min. 54 Dec. 1—Max. 79; Min. 54 Dec. 2—Max. 77 ; Min. 58 Dec. 3—Max. 80; Min.59 Dec. 4—Max. 83 ; Min. 67 Average Max. for tlie week,76J36. Average Min. for the week, 52.05. Forcast: Generally fair weather with temperature near normal, some cloudi ness, with scattered local rains poss ible. SAYS WE PRACTICE GOLDEN RULE A letter from a subscriber in New llano, Louisiana, home of the Llano Co-operative Colony, closes with these words: 'Now I hâve lived in this world 62 years, and have at last found a place where no constitution, by-laws, police, judges, jails, courts, poor houses, etc., are needed; for .we prac tice the Golden Rule and need none of them * * ** "-—Advocate of Peace for November. SCHELL WILL SEND TREES ' TO START COLONY NURSERY George Schell, who lives in Louisia na, saw the ad put in the Colonist last week by M. E. Babb, asking for trees, vines, seeds, cuttings, etc. He sat down at once and wrote the following letter: "Dear Sir and Comrade: Being reader of the Colonist, I saw that you want some trees. I had ordered some from a nursery, but not having room enough, I am sending them to you, hoping you can make use of them. I ekpect to visit the Colony soon, and I shall bring you some Concord Grape cuttings if you want them." There's a starter. Who's next. And with what? HT OPEN NEW ROOF GARDEN WITH WELL-ATTENDED BALL ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT Nearly one-hundred couples lined up in the grand march at the Thanksgiv ing Day ball held in the new roof garden in the colony. The finest dance hall in- this part of the state, with plenty of room for many more than those who attended? even though only half of the hall was in use, with good music and not a cent to pay—it was a dance worth attending. Volunteer crews of workers had been spending their evenings for sev eral days in getting the floor ready. It was scraped and oiled and polished until it was nearly as smooth as glass, and as "slick" as was safe. Many more pressing jobs have in tervened to prevent the finishing of the new hall, but now it is available for all occasions, and the Saturday ev ening dances will be held there regu larly, as well as the Tuesday evening U. C. B. socials. In connection with the Thanksgiving evening ball, pie and chocolate were served those present. The hall is about 80 by 80. Along the east end stalls for serving lunches will later be installed, as well as cloak rooms, etc. A CHARMING PROGRAM IN THE ROOF-GARDEN The roof-garden is deservedly popu lar, and so instead of having the Sun day night entertainment at the theatre it was held' at the roof-garden. The program consised of instrumental and vocal music and a recitation by Ma rion Starr of "As the Moon Rose". Marion has the making of a fine elo cutionist and acquitted herself of her effort most admirably. The singers de serving especial notice were Daddy Beavers in rendering the "Sea Gull," and Nellie Kemp and Harry Bell, both of them fine amateurs and favorites with our Llano Colony audiences. Their contributions were fine and eli cited hearty applause. Our orchestra, as usual, performed the instrumental numbers in superior artistic manner, and is more and more gaining the ad miration of every lover of good music. A Visit Convinced Her And She Joined 125 She came, she saw, ai)d—was capti vater by what she saw. A new mem ber joined the Hundred-And-Twenty Five Club this week. She paid us a visit while the sweet potato harvest was under way, and our way of doing things, and the spirit displayed while doing them so entranced her soul in fa vor of our colony co-operative under taking that she joined the 125-Club just as soon as she could arrange her affairs to do so. And anyone who comes here and can sense the spirit with which the real co-operators at DOLLAR TRANSFORMATION Who are the DOLLAR UPPERS and how do -they "get that way"? i The Dollaruppers are the scouts who throw themselves into the first line trenches in the battle now waging be tween the armies of savage Competi tion and Golden Rule Civilization. These Dollars come from all over the world to Newllano (Via Leesville) Louisiana, where about three hundred people are showing the rest of the world "How It Can Be Done". When the Dollars of the Dollar Uppers ar rive at the Co-operative Training Camp they are put through their paces— meaning the books—then they are giv ef» a neat and durable suit of OVER ALLS and put to WORK—and, be lieve me, Scipio, they DO WORK! Newllano is a busy place ; everybody works there, even "Father"; the air is vibrant with the Spirit of Activity and industriousness; so it is no won der that the new dollars which come to camp from time to time—it is no won der, I say, that these new Dollars catch the spirit and begin to HUMP just as soon as they have been released from the sweating process of finger-print ing, measuring, numbering, etc. There is no room for any soldiers, slackers, or bench warmers at the Colony; and you who have Dollars with idling pre dilections, send them to the Colony, (via the Dollar-Up Club). We'll trim em into shape, and set them to work pronto in the interest of Human Pro gress and Human Freedom, Come on down with your Dollars, and let your name line up with other "Soldiers of the Common Good." , LLANO DOLLAR-UP CLUB DECEMBER Mat Sunnen Frank Gayy 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 W. E. Patterson K. .Chapman 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 J. R. Teel Paul R. Hennacy Morton B. Bartlett Universal Life Institute Mrs.^M. E. McCreary Aime Qoinet E. J. Hyatt Byron E. Winsor A. H. Moore J. Innes Mrs. H. D. Beats John Rohner N. L. Clarke .Willis H. Alpers Wm. Gurr Fisher McCreary D. A. Hastings Charles $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 $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 $3.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 a at to Newllano are imbued, the pre ing influence at work, realizes at j that the new civilization has been bo \ and is starting out on its trie march throughout the world. three hundred years ago, it was ered that people learn to do a by engaging in it, trying to doat ; ( since that time, in every field of hu .man endeavor, the greatest achieve [ ments have been made. People have ^ written and talked about an ideal state, .a model commonwealth. But, as the j saying is: "Talk is cheap." "Deliver the goods," is the challenge that con fronts the advocate of better things, The people at Newllano not only be j lieve in the co-operative common j wealth, but they prove their faith ' their works and are delivering the j goods in an ever-increasing ratio. Are j you enlisted in the co-operative ideal. Then* it is up to you to deliver th goods, ;how your faith by your works, and assist us in winning the world for the reign of justice, equity, and bro therhood. Join the 125-Club; we need you with us. If you cannot personally join us now, send in your membership fee right away and enable us to complete our thjs-year's land purchase. You wiJH>e in good company with the fol lowing: Jennie Fenkart Tom L. Potts A. B. Dawlev Harrv C. Hall D.WAAinSchoick John Winters .1. B. Mars Robert Wurfer Homer Clark Bert Busick John Stave Frank Klahr R. A. D»lton T ohn Klalv Earl Young J. R. Brown Geo. A. Sanders F. D. Conway A. W. Deems Hetjry Mueller Matt Sunnen S. L. Fall G. H. Toble Victor Nelson Burnett Krechme H. J. Hilliard rWIÎP Klahr Fi-b*»! r.i es0 n Theodosia Hamilton E. E. Klahf MANY BUY LLANO PRODUCTS; QUALITY PLEASES CUSTOMERS That the mail order business of sell ing Llano products is a good one, and that it is not onlv a good thing for the colony but also satisfies its cus tomers. is evidenced by the large unm bers of orders which are beinct receiv ed. From many states friends of the colony send in their orders, and the fame of colony products is reaching out over the entire country. Here are a few of those who ordered in November. Their amounts run from one to a dozen dollars, but a majority are the sample cases which are $5.65 each. H. G. Bennett, Ohio; Leslie Thompson, Wisconsin; C. V. Durand and S. J. Rice, Louisiana; J. - A. Barnhouse. Colorado; H. Belcher, N. Dakota; Mrs. A. C. Rechsteiner, Pennsylvania; M. E. McCreary, Tex as: F. J. Treadwell, New York; J. Brown, Colorado; T. Mardfin, N~~ York; J. C. Harper, California; M. L. Baker, Washington; Fred Thellman, Ohio; Peter Hansen, Florida; J. F. Matteson, Arkansas; Chas. Shaffer, Ohio; S. M. Crisman, Pennsylvania; Anne Coleman, New Jersey; Terry Morrison, 111.; R. W. Lake, California; W L. Ward, California; Paul Henracy Ohio: J. A. Gaddi- Mo.; V. S. Tick ett, Minn.; Rosemary Lagrave, la.; G. Brunner, Mont.; B. E. Winsor, R, I.; Iucie Davis, Wyo.; W. C. Yeders. Penn. ; Reo Johnson and Max Görden, La.; A. B. Dawley, Mont.; John Shutt, 1 exas ; G. E. Smith, La. ; Chas. Hassel berg. New York; C. J. Larson, Minn.; Jas. Sloan, Mo. Those who expect holiday packages should sénd in their orders without delay as packages will move mo slowly during the holidays. ANT! K. K. K ARGANIZE (By The Federated Press) Washington. — A movement bat Ku-KIuxism, with a of 1,000,000 men as its launched at a meeting of lege heie, when Charles W. torney, denounced the klan its "veiled an^l insidious pur Eat Llano 'Colony Foods, a century.