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excursion comes at an opportune
time for certain persons.
What is alleged to have been an at
tempt on the part of the police to
"railroad" a -striker through to trial
was frustrated today by union offi
cials. Louis Bowasky, IS, 1036 S. Racine
St., was arrested by Officer O'Keefe at
7 o'clock this morning at Market and
Van Buren. Instead of following the
usual precedent of taking strikers to
police stations where they are bonded
out, Louis was taken straight to the
boys' court, which union officials de
clare was done because they have
bondsmen at the different police sta
tions. Louis was locked up in the pen and
would have come to trial at 9 o'clock
had not a social worker notified the
union that the boy had been arrested.
Then he was released" on bond and
granted a jury trial. There are now
more than 350 jury trials of strikers
set for November 10.
Police brutality continues. Sam
Levin charged that Officer No. 1865
turned him over to a slugger in front
of Royal Tailors and he was beaten.
Jacob Hyman was beaten on the
head and side by Officer 4422.
Officer 570 alleged to have struck
boy on head for whistling.
M. Kaplan, 1721 W. 12th st, had his
nose broken by slugger while it is
alleged Officer 1865 held his hands.
L Jacobson was hit in the- back by
a slugger in front of Kuppenheimer,
Franklin and Congress, his glasses
broken and he was placed under ar
rest and taken to Harrison st sta
tion. At the station he alleges the slug
ger told the desk sergeant, "I have
Blumenthal." "When Jacobson estab
lished his identity, he was turned
loose without being booked and the
slugger explained it was another
striker he wanted to "get"
Jacobson said the incident occur
red shortly after Shop Boss Michaels
of Kuppenheimer had sworn at him
for asking what the I. O. W. A. organ
ization was that Michaels had told a
striker would put him out of busi
ness. Jacobson is of the opinion the
initials stand for International Or
ganized Wealthy Assassins.
Sam Lcvine, president of the cloth
ing workers' district council, opened
headquarteis in the West hotel, Mad
ison and Halsted, to sign up the man
ufacturers. Twenty-four visited him
Thirty cutters walked out of H. M.
Ludenthal's shop this morning.
They were followed by 40 cutters
and trimmers in Daube and Rosen
thal's shops at 515 S. Franklin st
Three hundred went on strike at
Morris Levy's shop, at 2014 Wabansia
av. Levy has a contract to supply
Sears-Roebuck with clothes.
At a meeting held by the Christian
Socialist brotherhood yesterday res
olutions were adopted protesting
against the lawless brutality of the
poliqe toward striking garment work
ers and condemning the mayor, po
lice chief and aldermen for starting
on a pleasure junket at this "cru
Sidney Hillman, pres. of the Amal
gamated Clothing Workers of Amer
ica, announced that the Majestic
Tailoring Co. and Holinbock & Esta
brock Co. have signed up with the
union and other are negotiating.
A telegram was received from
Terre Haute signed by Wm. Mitch,
sec'y of the United Mine Workers,
stating 23,000 united mine workers
endorsed the garment clothing work
ers' strike and pledged financial sup
port Twenty-five hundred attended the
mass meeting called at 4 o'clock this
morning to show .the power of the
"A penny for your thoughts," said
To cook who was a whopper.
"That's just what I was thinking of,"
Said cook, "a handsome copper.