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VOL.3, NO. 131 Chicago, Tuesday, March 3. 1914 ONE CENT
PUBLIC OPINION FORCES COUNCIL
TO ACT IN WAITRESSES' STRIKE
Following Urgent Request of Prominent Chicago Club"
women. Alderman Merriam Introduces Resolution
Ordering Committee To Probe Into the Abuse
. . - ' "of Striking Girls by the Police Cops
-;? " Play a Game All Their Own
"Tag, Your It!"
Public opinion last night forced the
City Council to order an investigation
into the abuse of the striking girl
waitresses bv the nolice doing duty
t& in fronts of Henrici's restaurant.
A resolution was presented to the
council by Aid. Charles B. Merriam,
which, was'speedily adopted. The in
vestigation will be made by the com
mittee on schools, fire, police and
Merriam's jesolution follows:
"Thereas, Numerous charges, of
police injustice and ill treatment-have
recently been made by the Wait
resses' Union; and
"Whereas, It is desirable to know
the facts of this situation in order
that substantial justice may be done
to all parties in the pending con
troversy; therefore, be it
"Ordered, That the committee on
schools, fire, police and civil service
be, and it hereby is, directed to in
quire into and report to this body its
findings and conclusions upon the
legal authority by which certain wait
resses on West Randolph street had
been arrested; upon the special in-
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