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POLICE FORCE RUN BY MANUFACTURERS'
ASSOCIATION, SAYS ALDERMAN
charge came when it was discovered
that she was a city employe and not a
striking clothing worker.
"I have risked the same paper which
printed Chjef Schuettler's list of
strike victims whether it will print
our list In the published list of
Chief Schuettler are not included the
names of the striker, Samuel Kapper,
who was shot and killed by a strike
breaker, nor the names of two of our
members who are in the hospital with,
bullets from policemen or sluggers.
"Nor has the fact been emphasized
that not a single one of the thousands
though they actually charge us with,
carrying firearms. It would seem as
though they actually charged us with,
shooting our own people though
there has not been an arrest of a
striker on the charge of carrying
After the meeting Hillman told a
Day Book man that he asked a Trib
une reporter if that paper will print a
list of strikers and friends of Btrikers
who are victims of police violence
and rough work of sluggers. Hill
man now has the names of over 1,000
oi these cases and said that when
finished is may run close to 2,000.
The Tribune slips into a news story
today in italics one important fact
not put to the front at all when it
printed Schuettler's list Saturday.
"The list was alleged by the police
to include ALL victims of violence,
whether strikers, strikebreakers or
non-combatants," says the Trib edi
tor. Such explanation from the Trib
une on Saturday when it printed its
visious misinformation would have
counted, say friends of the strikers.
The rapid news-reading public -was
entitled to know then that Chief
Schuettler was making a one-sided
report aimed at discrediting the
strike and whitewashing the police.
How Schuettler's spy system is
aimed at labor and never keeps watch
Herman Schuettler, police chief,
using his position to act as press
agent for the Illinois Manufacturers'
ass'n, was discussed by Sidney Hill
man, president Amalgamated Gar
ment Workers, in Cohan's Grand.
Opera house yesterday.
Refusal of the Kuppenheimers,
Rosenwalds andgarment bosses to
meet their workers in arbitration was
the main fact handled by Miss Jane
Addams, Grace Abbott, Mary Anting
Dean Hadyn Tufts of University of
Chicago and Aid. Robert M. Buck.
Chairman was Aid. A. A. McCormick.
John H. Walker, president Illinois
Federation of Labor, said the news
papers are producing false impres
sions of the garment strike, as they
have done m other strikes. He
wasn't bitter about it and spoke like
a man who has got used to one-sided
"A long time ago I got over the idea
that labor can get a square deal from
a paper like the Chicago Tribune?'
said Walker. He pointed out how
frame-ups and wild allegations of po
lice officials can get plenty of space
in newspapers, but the sworn state
ments of police victims detailing bru
talities of cops specially picked for
coarse work have been suppressed.
"The acting chief of police has as
sumed the position of being press
agent for the Illinois Manufacturers'
ass'n," said Sidney Hillman. "He re
lates that there have been 673 cases
of disorderly conduct Why not wait
till the judiciary has acted before
making positive statement that these
are actual cases of disorderly con
duct? There are 59 cases of unlaw
ful assembly as the police and not
the courts nor the citizenship of Chf
cago construe unlawful assembly.
There are 16 cases of malicious mis
chief. In one instance a girl working
for the city welfare department was
charged with violation -of the law but
proper apology and-dtsmissal of the I on the manufacturers' organizations