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JIG QUESTIONS RAISED ON
POLICE AND LABOR'
These are big questions on Chi
cago police and labor raised in the
council police committee hearing
Do private detective agencies fo
ment strikes because they make
money out of the strikebreaking
Why does John M. Glenn, sec'y of
Illinois Manufacturers' ass'n, write
circular letters defending Chief
Healey and the police force and call
ing originators of strike bureau or
Why does Dudley Taylor, lawyer
for Associated Employers of Illinois,
hold secret sessions of his member
ship and mail circular letters headed
"Not for Publication"?
Is there any way for aldermen to
get at Chief Healey when he chooses
t oevade the law, as he did during
the garment strike?
The last question was put to Colin
Fyife, attorney for HI. Mfrs. ass'n, by
Aid. Buck. Fyffe said employers do
not want' a special bureau for han
"If the chief doesn't obey the law
you have legal recourse for compell
ing him to obey the law,." said Fyffe.
"That's just where you're mistak
en," said Buck. "We tried every way
we knew of during the garment
strike to make the chief obey the
law. But he failed. Council by an
overwhelming vote ordered private
police removed from shops where
strike was on. Council also ordered
all plain clothes police to wear their
stars outside their coats. Neither
order was obeyed by the chief."
A. R. Barnes, for Chicago Typoth
etae, said bookbinders and publish
ers are afraid of the Buck plan to
take away from employers the right
to have special guards during
strikes. He said:
"In a strike we call on a lieuten
ant of police and ask him for protec
tion. He asks Bow many men we
want and we tell himv Then he says 1
J he can't spare them. Sometimes, if
we ask for six officers we get one.
Our only way is to hire private
"If all I read in the papers about
these guards is true I jecognize that
some of them should not have been
employed. Employers should be
held responsible if guards commit
the same lawless acts as strikers."
"Have you ever heard that private
detective agencies who supply these
guards make a business of promot
ing strikes and of fomenting disor
ders and riots because it's good busi
ness for them?" asked Aid. Kennedy.
"What you say may be true," was
Barnes' answer. "I don't know of
any instances, but I can see how that
Los Angeles. Southern California
rapidly being restored to normal,
following week's floods that cost
from six to ten lives rfnd did upward
of $3,000,000 damage in several cit
ies and towns.
New York. Led by Mrs. J. Ser
geant Cram, dozen New York society
women mounted picket duty as aids
to striking salesgirls in Division
New York. It isn't fair to hide be
hind, bench and listen to what some
other fellow says to his girl. Magis
trate Groehl fined Benjamin Miles $5
for playing that game on Edward
Friedman in Central park.
London. Public opinion in Amer
ica will sanction tightening of Brit
ish blockade of Germany, Spectator
declares, in advising government
that now is time to take stringent
measures to starve out Germany.
Thos. G. McCabe, organizer for A.
F. of L., is in city and will willingly
lecture before any local or society on
subject, "Fooling the Working Man."
Write to 336 Loomis st
Ford may not be a good sailor, but
who'll say he isn't a good. sklptief ?