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tory, and the police say that the girls
were disorderly. A story told by
.Fannie Cohen, well-known union or
ganizer and social worker, refutes
"I was walking down the street on
the side opposite to thcHerzog fac
tories," she declared. "Three girls
who were walking up and down be
side the plant and near the door
talking to employes who entered the
place were told to move on by police
men. "The policemen shoved them in the
direction of the Harrison street cor
ner. When they reached the corner
several detectives rounded up a
bunch of them and held them until
the patrol wagon came.
"The rest of the girls ran when
they saw the wagon. I stood on the
other side of the street trying to quiet
them. A policeman came up to me.
I didn't run.
" 'Come on,' he said, and he pulled
me toward the patroL I protested
and another policeman said: 'Let her
go. She has been quiet and has done
" "We've got room for one more, I
guess,' the policeman answered, so I
was arrested along with the rest"
At the Desplaines street station
Mrs. Marion Dauchy of 525 Haw
thorne pL, a good Samaritan, sched
uled a valuable Lincoln parwya resi
dence to obtain their release on
"bonds. She woul only describe her
self as "a friend of the girls."
Sarah Lee of 1345 Taylor st and
Dora Velenski of 1300 Morgan st.
were taken to the station but not
booked, for some reason. Att'y Sam
uel Heller of Richberg, Ickes & Rich
"berg threatened habeas corpus pro
ceedings to force the police to book
the girls so they could be released on
The others arrested are: Ida Le
vine, 2146 Flournoy st ;Esther Wise
man, 1248 Taylor st; Ida Silverstein,
930 Marshfield av.; Belle Miner, 1111
S. Mozart st; Rose Bender, 1449
Washburne; Esther Brodke, 2146
Flournoy st; Rose Lieberman, 1128.
Marshfield av.; Esther Aisen, 706
Laflin st; Anna Goodman, 2812 W.
12th st; Bertha Druth, 1837 W.
Adams st; Eva Steiner, 1445 Taylor
st, and Tillie Finesman, 910 Loomis.
And discontent seems to be quietly
running through other departments
of the Herzog factories. The cutters
who make ladies' garments are on
the verge of a strike.
These men get from $6 to $16 a
week, no money for overtime Work
or pay for supper when they work In
the evening, and are charged 1 cent
for each minute they are late arriv
ing at the shops.
The main cause for trouble, how
ever, is that they were told they must
spend some time protecting scabs
who were to take the jobs of the 200
striking glove workers.
"We were called together last Sat
urday and told by our boss that we
would have to spend part of each day
in keeping order among the glove
workers," declared a cutter.
"One of us stood up and told the
boss he would not serve as a scab.
The boss fired hipi. but he refused to
be fired. We all threatened to quit
and the fellow was taken back on
The cutters, twenty of them, will
meet with the glove workers today
and plans for organized resistance
are to be formed. Demands will be
prepared today and presented tomor
row. It is probable that the cutters
although non-union will join the In
ternational Garment Workers' union.
PASTOR FOR SCHOOL BOARD
Rev. John P. Brushingham, pastor
of South Park Av. Methodist Episco
pal church, will be made a school
trustee by Mayor Thompson, accord
ing to word that came from an au
thoritative city hall sourse today.
Chas. M. McCulloch, taxicab man, is
slated fgr president of tbe schoo.
board, if he wants it The board th&
mayor names will be composed of;
five men and two women.