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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 13, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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COMMITTEE OF WOMEN TO INVESTIGATE
WHY POLICE STOP PEACEFUL PICKETING
Mrs. Medill McCormick, speaking
for the women's committee of fifteen
challenging the way police are hand
ling women and girl pickets in the
garment workers' strike, said to a
Day Book reporter today:
"So long as a picket keeps hands
off other persons and does not com
mit any violence that picket cannot
legally be arrested.
"For a policeman in that situation
to arrest a picket is for the policeman
himself to break the law. '
"When our committee called on
Chief Healeywejwent into this point
clearly withrtjjjjj He stated to us
that it wasJjHew of the law that
a striker isEjjnHPItfthe law who does
not lay handsJbnTanother person and
does not inflict or threaten violence."
Women of the committee of fifteen
say they brought this point clearly to
the attention of the newspapers, but
can't get it printed. It is one of the
most sensational facts in the whole
garment workers' strike that the or
zanized woman's movement of Chi
cago has appointed a committee of
fifteen to find out why peaceful pick
eting is stopped by public police using
violence and by private sluggers who
seem to be hand in hand with the
public police. This committee of
women will stay on the job while the
garment workers' strike lasts. Its
members are:
Chairman, Mrs. James W. Morri
son, president Chicago Equal Suffrage
ass'n.
Ellen Gates Starr, representing
university settlement interests.
Edith Franklin Wyatt, secretary
Consumers' league and director Ju
venile Protective ass'n.
Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley, presi
dent Chicago Woman's club.
Grace Abbott, director Woman's
City club and secretary Immigrants'
Protective league.
Mrs. Amy Walker Field cjf execu
tive committee Woman's Trade
Union league.
Mrs. Charles S. Ullman, Chicago
Woman's Aid.
Mrs. Wm. F. Dummer, Mrs. Emily
Napieralski, Mrs. F. R, Ldllie, Miss
Mary McDowell, Miss Sophinisba
Breckenridge.
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DISCOVERED! WHERE THAT COIN
FOR 'FRISCO TRIP CAME FROM
Hist! Here's where the money-to
cover the cost of the jaunt of Bill
Thompson and the aldermen came
from.
The Wm. . Hale Thompson club,
with headquarters leased for four
years in the Union hotel, 66 W. Ran
dolph, has a war chest of. $100,000.
The aldermen are paying their own
carfare, but the monqy for hotel ex
penses, cocktails and the like comes
from the club's $100,000 fund.
This is the story which was cau
tiously given out to a newspaper man
by a member of the mayor's party
now at Portland, Ore.
The story does not gee with pre
vious tales told of the way the alder
men were getting the trip.
The mayor's party may arrive back
in Chicago sooner than it expected,
following the awful snubbing it got in
'Frisco.
WEDDING RUMORS CONCERN
MARGARET WILSON
The report that Miss Margaret Wil
son, daughter of the president, is to
marry Frank Elbert Compton, Chi
cago publisher, has been revived and
again denied.
Rumors of the wedding were print
ed early in the summer before Comp
ton left on a visit to Vermont that
took him calling at the .president's.
summer nome. Denials have been,
evasive.
Now comes rumor that Compton
and Miss Wilson will wed the sams
day that v the resident weds Mrs,
Gait.
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