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RESTAURANT TRUST WANTS INJUNCTION
SOME REAL FUNNY EVIDENCE IS GIVEN
The Employers' Ass'n lawyer,
Dudley Taylor, filed a bill of com
plaint today asking for an injunction
to stop the union waitresses from
picketing the eight restaurants of
George C. Knab.
This is the third time since May 1,
when the strike was declared, that
the Employers' Ass'n has tried to get
a court' order smothering the right
to picket State street stores and the
big downtown restaurant keepers'
men are known as backers of Knab,
because all attacks of organized labor
can be defeated more easily if the
right to picket is stopped.
Knab's customers are leaving him
and he is losing money, the bills say.
Private detectives testify they have
been "humiliated" by the women
pickets and are afraid of disorder and
violence. A hearing on the bill will
be held next Wednesday before Judge
Norman T. Boyesen deposes: "I
am employed by the Chicago Herald
Co. I was formerly employed by the
Shippy, Hunt & Dorman Detective
Agency. On Oct 12 I was about to
enter the Knab restaurant on West
Monroe street and a woman who evi
dently thought I was a special police
officer said to me, although directly
addressing her companion: 'There
goes a would-be detective, the scab
doesn't care where he eats.' "
Martin Jellum solemnly swears: "I
am the general manager of the Cen
tral Detective Agency, 143 N. Dear
born st I have found the picketing
very annoying to me; the presence,
scrutiny and attitude of said pickets
is so disagreeable to me that I have
been frequently tempted to cease pa
tronizing the Knab restaurant"
Albert Kohlman, manager of the
Knab restaurant at. 18 N. Clark st,
takes oath that he and patrons, of the
place are "humiliated" when the
pickets say loud enough for a cus
tomer to hear: "Well, he's going in
to get his beans now."
Carl W. Esch, restaurant man of
1015 Irving Park blvd., states that a
picket said to him as he was enter
ing a Knab place: "I hope you enjoy
your scab meal." On this he com
ments: "She 3aid this in a mean,
sarcastic way, and spoke as if she re
garded me with contempt."
George Zemansky, salesman Al
bert Pick & Co., fears "serious dis
order will arise" and adds: "I feel
that I may be subjected to violence."
Alex Phillips, salesman Consumers'
Co., says the pickets come near get
ting his goat He uses this language:
"I find it very disagreeable to be made
the subject of such antagonistic
George C. Potts, railway and con
tract equipment man, says he took a
lady with him into a Knab place Oct
2 and the picket, Emma Grauback,
"looked at us very contemptuously.
Such things are humiliating."
The waitresses' union is accused of
circulating a card on which was
printed: "When God had finished
making the Rattlesnake, the Vam
pire and the Toad, he had some sub
stance left out of which he made the
thing we call a scab. A scab is a two
legged animal with a corkscrew soul
and a backbone made of jelly and fish
glue. When the scab comes walking
down the street, honest men turn
their backs on him."
Dudley Taylor wants the injunc
tion to forbid organized labor doing
these things: (1) picketing, (2)
maintaining espionage, (3) exhibiting
or distributing printed matter, (4)
displaying any printed or painted no
tices or signs, (5) organizing a boy
cott, (6) threatening to strike, (7)
intimidating employes or customers.
Knab's rentals are $80,000 a year.
It has cost him from $5,000 to $26,
000 for remodeling and furnishing
each, of his eight restaurants, it is