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"Nothing to do 'till tomorrow."
That's the slogan of the coppers
who are stationed in the vicinity of
clothing houses where..the strike is
Merely a case of shift from one
leg to another.
One gets tired standing still hour
What would you call that, a posi
tion or a pension? It's not a job.
That's a cinch!
We must, however, give credit to
the coppers who are forced to move
about a bit to make strikers keep on
We will feave it to the clothing
bosses to hand out credit to those
cops who have been wielding their
clubs and rushing their horses into
crowds of strikers.
A star and a gun and a lead-filled
club makes many a MAN a swell
'Sfunny when you stop to think of
it When a cop is stripped of his
uniform he himself might look like
an ordinary striker.
Who said "clothes makes the man."
You would hardly say that it has
had that effect on officers who are
only to ready to use force against
folks on strike.
The situation in Chicago, in a nut
shell, reminds one of what we read
about being pulled off in Russia.
We have met many a bully fine cop.
There are plenty of them on the
Truth to tell, it seems that a cop
who is ordinarily a good scout and
interested In his work for the good
of the community, loses his head
when it comes to going on duty for
Must mean that some stiff orders
came from higher up.
Anybody who knows the situation
well realizes that the plain copper
does not carry the majority of the
blame on his shoulders.
When certain sorts of orders are
handed out the coppers ought to bo
in a position to tell the bosses and
higher-ups to go to var themselves
if they want fighting.
Incidentally, remember what Sher
man said war was.
A young copper gets a rotten im
pression of what is expected of him
when one of the first jobs he is used
on is strike-breaking
Some of the older beat-men are
wise. You won't find them on strike
MONEY VS. TROUBLE
"Rich women miss so much in life."
"How so?" .
"When they get a choice piece of
gossip they must arrange an elabor
ate reception to pass it on and by
that time the gossip is stale."
The European war is bad enough,
but think how much worse it would
be if "the female of the- species, the
deadlier of the two," were on the
The fact that "baby boy" isn't al
ways "the living image of his father"
is doubtless the salvation of more
than one home.