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DAILY COMMENT ON
It required some stretch of the
imagination for the trust newspapers
to accuse waitresses of near con
tempt of court for picketing Satur
day. Judges McGoorty, Windes and
Baldwin had "expected" that there
would be no picketing pending a deci
sion. But no formal order of injunction
was issued'and it isn't even near con
tempt of court to go contrary to a
The newspaper stories . about the
women pickets defying the court
Mayor Harrison had better can
Maje Bunkhouser and boss the film
censorship job himself.
By the way, there is some talk
about town that Mayor Harrison has
refused to let Andy Lawrence dictate
any more political appointments.
Andy seems to be sitting in the
back row nowadays even in the Ex
aminer. Because organized labor is strong
in the 13th ward, there is talk of
citizens getting back of Frank H. Ray
for alderman to beat McDonald, the
Labor would be strong enough in
numerous wards if it didn't split up
into parties and factions, and voted'
for its own interests.
Labor gets licked right along in
government because its ranks are
When it gets wise government will
represent the 95 per cent instead of
the 5 per cent.
The persistent pounding of Hoyne
by the Trib indicates that the Trib
doesn't own the state's attorney.
Something unusual in Chicago, to
have a state's attorney who isn't a
servile tool of newspaper bosses.
If Hoyne took orders like most of
his predecessors did', the newspapers
would be pinning blue ribbons on him
Every newspaper the shipping
PEOPLE AND THINGS
trust can get to will now fight Presi
dent Wilson's canal tolls policy.
Of course, they won't give the real
reason for opposition. They may
twist the British lion's tail. But the
real reason will be the shipping trust
Or partisan politics which isn't
any better reason.
Even if the waitresses didn't picket
for themselves Saturday night, there
were policemen there picketing for
That's what it amounts to the
cops, under orders, of course, are
merely pickets for Henrici's.
Judicial delay is as much respon
sible for disturbance on- Randolph
street as picketing.
Anyhow, disorder came only when
created by the cop pickets arresting
That's what drew the crowds.
John Barton Payne, president of
the South Park Board, now butts into
the limelight by refusing to let suf
fragists hold a rally at Grant Park.
Possibly John thinks it may inter
fere with the doings in Peacock Al
ley. Or auto owners might be annoyed.
And maybe John himself isn't a
It looks as if Roger Sullivan would
have a real fight on his hands for
that Democratic senatorial nomina
tion. Senator Owen of Oklahoma en
dorses Vrooman and takes a poke at
And there is some talk of Hearst
getting ready to go back of Comer
ford. In the meantime Barratt O'Hara is.
trudging along on his own hook; and
he was some trudger when he trudg
ed after that nomination for lieuten
Besides all this, there are murmurs
that may develop into loud calls for,
But you never can tell. There may
be some dealing from the bottom of.