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Women spies working among the
girl strikers to discourage them is the
report of J. Glidkman, shop chairman.
He says several women have entered
Hod Carriers' hall claiming to be
members of the --Chicago Political
league of the University af Chicago,
and have engaged the girls in con
versation, telling them that they are
waging a hopeless fight. When cor
nered the women have been unable
to show credentials.
Strikers are wearing red buttons
with the slogan, "We are out to win,"
in anticipation of the parade tomor
row, when it is expected 15,000 will
be in the march through the loop led
by Sidney Hillman, president of the
clothing workers' union and "Moth
Shops meeting will be held in Hod
Carriers' hall at 9 o'clock", followed by
a mass meeting to assemble strikers,
who will meet the groups from the
North and South Sides of the city.
That he police department of Chi
cago is on trial not only in this strike,
but to determine what is to be their
attitude in future strikes, was the
statement of Aid. Kennedy before a
council committee when it opened its
sessio nto investigate charges of po
lice brutality to girl strikers in the
Kennedy's statement was brought
forth by thp declaration of Chief of
Police Healey that his presence was
not necessary before the committee,
as he had turned the entire matter
over to Ass't Deputy Schuettler.
"This is too serious a matter for
any one to be absent," Kennedy said.
"It is too far-r'eaching. It affects not
only this strike, but what the police
attitude is to be in future strikes."
Twenty girls- and men alleged to
have been slugged while picketing
were waiting to testify, and Wm. Cun
nea, attorney for the strikers, stated
he had 140 cases to present
Prompted by Schuettler, Ass't Cor
poration Att'y Chas. Haft said he did
not think any testimony should bel
heard until the policemen who are ac
cused can be present, and it was
agreed that the witnesses will then be
cross-examined by Ass't Corp. Coun
sel Leon Hornstein representing the
city and the police department.
Cunnea wanted to know if it was
the intention to bring in any of the
sluggers who have received police
protection. Healey said he knew of
no sluggers being protected by the
"Perhaps you know of some detec
tive agencies who have sluggers sta-y
tioned in front of some of the
shops?" Cunnea asked.
Healey did not, but Schuettler said
he had information that Shippy, Hunt
& Dorman and P. J. Hardy Detective
Agency had special men in front of
some of the shops.
A motion was introduced by Aid.
Martin that the police be ordered to
stop slugging, but the chief pleaded
that the police department should not
be "defamed" by passing such an
The meeting adjourned until po
lice charged with having slugged
strikers can be present.
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