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BLAMES PRIVATE POLICE TAKING GIRLS HOME
FOR STRIKE RIOTS-
"Somebody" succeeded in "attempt
to start a riot at Educational hall,
Wood and Blucher streets, last night
This mysterious "somebody" has
been sending a hired guard with"
three girl strikebreakers past the hall
every afternoon at 3 o'clock, just
when the strikers come out from
their mass meeting to go picket the
Last night Ed Reich, hired guard
of the House of Kuppenheimer,
marched past the hall with three girl
strikebreakers. Somebody -'tried to
speak to one of the girls. Reich
slugged him. A moment later the
street was filled with struggling men
and girls. Men, of the same type as
Reich, ran from between the houses
and started to slug women and men
indiscriminalely. Four riot calls
were turned in. The police arrived
frnm 'RnwKiYn miH RhnVpsTipnrfi sta
tions. Plainclothes men also joined-
the fray. ' -
When the crowd had been "dis
persed" nine men were in custody.
Reich signed assault complaints
against all of them.
Alderman Buck and Sidney Hill
man arrived on the scene of the
"riot" shortly after the police -had left
for the station. Their investigation
continued far into the night
Today Buck told a reporter for The
Day Book his conclusions based on
"There are two contributing
causes to this trouble," he stated.
"The first is the allowance of private
police to take the girls home. The
second is the plainclothes men on the
police force who try to do police work
in a riot The crowd thinks they are
sluggers. Antagonism is aroused.
The police, by their methods, pro
moted tflisjiotlast night
"They should have worked In an
entirely different maune This.
trouble would never had occurred if
a uniformed policeman was escorting
"Who sent the girls past the hall at
that time of the day anyway. That
is another thing which should be
looked into. It looks as though some
body was trying to get these girls
Sam Levine, one of the members
of the strikers' organization commit
tee on the Northwest Eide, was one of
those to turn in a riot call asking for
police protection from the horde of
sluggers who jumped into the fray.
They didn't get-it Not one of the
sluggers were arrested.
Three men who said they were pri
vate detectives and Fred Berger, an
employe qf Rosenwald & Well, 508 S
Franklin, were arrested following a
riot call at 776 W. Harrison from T.
Champion's tailor shops.
An. auto in which five men were
driving away from the building wa3
fired at twice by the pol'ce before it
The private detectives were charge
ed by the police with intimidating Jos.
Weinstein, tailor employed by1 T.
Champion, to induce him to quit and
go to work for Rosenwald & WeiL
They Call It a "Riot"
According to the police it was a'
"riot" According to passers-by
those who noticed there was any
trouble at all it looked like a com
mon street fight, with the police tak-
ing active sides.
It happened in the West Side gar
ment strike district at Jackson blvdj
Fannie Goldberg, 20, 2615 Haddon
av., is charged by the police with bru
tally beating up Eric Patusci, a'hjisky
Grace Alizzi, 37, 84i Fulton st, is
charged with attacking Mary
Dzrulla, 823 N. Marshfield av., an
other nonunion worker. w ,
Such, was th "riott"