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this city, it's just about six months
after that we have a crime wave.
, "You can -put on all the extra po
licemen you want and you can listen
,to what the chief says about crime.
'Yet the crying and terrible fact re
mains that when theser sluggers have
H whetted their thirst fdr violence by
breaking the faces and smashing the
noses of strikers they don't turn back
from their strike duty to become
peaceable and decent citizens. They
.turn .to more violence.
"They take their brass knucks and
their .guns and they go on the streets
and shoot down my friends and your
friends, even policemen, if their stick
up game is interfered with.
"IJjave been the past few days to
places where -these sluggers are on
the job. At Western av. and 22d I
heard a slugger tell a policeman there
was going to be some slugging. I
saw men running away from Kuppen
heimer's shop there. A little south
of 22d I saw one man beat another.
"A big fellow made a grab for me
and said: 'Get out of here or we'll
have to slug you.' All of this in plain
sight of uniformed policemen of the
city of Chicago.
"So I ell you if the chief of police
permits patrolmen under his com
mand to sanction repeated instances
of violence, it is up to us aldermen to
handle this problem and not listen to
the explanations and suggestions of
the police chief."
Acting Chief Schuettler and coun
cil police committee will take up the
question of how many new policemen
are needed to stop Chicago's high
crime rate.. This was ordered on mo
tion of Aid. Nance.
State's Att'y Hoyne's declaration
last, June that "criminal influences
are in control of the police depart
ment" was cited by Aid. Merrlam. He
said it's about time for action of the
crime committee recommendations.
His argument is that crime won't be
reduced if we keep on running the
same kind of a police department as
we have now.
MAYOR TURNS DOWN-KICKS ON
POLICE LISTENS TO OTHERS
A couple of weeks ago committee
from the Ghicago Federation of Labor
and a committee from women's chibs
called on the mayor to protest
against the slugging methods on the
police dopartment in the garment
workers' strike. That is all they did
call on him. Thompson refused to
see them. 1 "1I$
Today Geo. C. Slater and a com
mittee of the United Garment Work
ers, representing less than 6,000
workers, called on the mayor to kick
on alleged slugging by other garment
workers. That's different They
were received immediately.
Sidney Hillman, head of the Amal
gamated Garment Workers, resents
this action on the part of the United -Garment
Workers. "If the United
body would come to us with any com
plaints of slugging against members
of the Amalgamated organization we
would settle them quick. We are not
in favor of any slugging on any side
and will not tolerate it in our ranks.
Let them come to us not to the
ALD. MERRIAM BOOMED FOR
GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS
Two score of business and profes
sional men launched a boom for Aid.
Merriam for governor at a grub at
the Grand Pacific hotel this noon. All
political creeds were represented.
Those present backed their move
by saying that they believed that
Merriam through his good work in
the city council was well qualified to
hold the high position of governor.
Booming work win in the running
immediately. The younger political a
element was well represented. W
TOO MANY DIAMONDS
"Archie, what in the world is the
matter with your hand?"
"Merely a 'stone bruise', my dear,
from holding your hand so long last