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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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WILSON EXPLAINS DEFENSE
PLANS LEAVES CHICAGO
The plans of our distinguished vis
itor, President Wilson, carried him to
his private car and on the rails to
ward Des Moines, la., at 10 o'clock
today. He will make four speeches
from his train enroute.
The talk at the Auditorium last
night before a packed house defend
ed his wartime policies. He was op
timistic He dwelt at great length on the
"American spirit." When troubled
times came to bring need of service
for their country Americans would
be ready to offer their efforts and
lives, if necessary, he declared con
fidently. He explained his program of prep
aration. There was a chance of our
being drawn into conflict, he said,
within the next year. Now, he con
tended, was the time to make ready.
His answer to the carping press
which derides our navy was that our
fleets are ready for war today. He
denied hotly that our navy is fourth
in power.
Plans for the building of a strong
army, both volunteer and regular,
were outlined and the building of a
national armor plate plant to foil
some advocates of preparedness who
expected to profit therefrom was
forecasted.
The talk was, in brief, an explana
tion of the administration defense
program and an assurance to the
people that if need appeared our pro
tecting forces would be ready.
His address was well received,
thousands rising to cheer wildly when
he told them that in our war plans
"we mean business."
Mrs. Wilson, in her initial appear
ance here as the first lady of the land,
was the only rival of the president in
the interest of his audience.
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SUNSHINE SOCIETY PROGRAM
The program of the Sunshine so
ciety for. the month follows:
Bowling every Wednesday, 8:15, 67
W. Madison sL ; Feb. 3, regular busi
ness meeting, 4249 Calumet av., 7:45;
Feb. 17, birthday party; Feb. 28, en
tertainment and dance, Fuller Park,
46th and Princeton av.
Everyone invited to meetings. Dr.
A. M. Allen, 366 E. 47th St., president
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FIVE GIRLS ARRESTED FOR PICK
ETING WEST SIDE SHOP
Five arrests were made yesterday,
the second day of the picketing of
the tailoring shop of Steinberg &
Sopkin, 831 W. Adams st, where 90
girls are on strike because the firm
refused to live up to the agreement
it signed some months ago giving
better working conditions. The girls
arrested were: Rebecco Perlmut,
1238 Miller st.; Jenny Dubner, 733
12th st; Ida Simpson, 1306 Milwau
kee av.; Bertha Leven, 1256 Turner
av., and Bessie Rabinovitz, 2626 Iowa.
The girls were released on cash
bond furnished by Edward N. Nock
els, sec'y Chicago Federation of La
bor. A mass meeting of the strikers will
be held in Hod Carriers' hall at 2
o'clock this afternoon. John Fitz
patrick, pres. Chicago Federation of
Labor, and Mrs. Raymond Robins,
pres. National Woman's Trade Union
league, and Miss Fannia Cohen, in
charge of the strikers, will speak.
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HOYNE GIVES NAMES OF POLICE
ACCUSED BY EDDIE MACK
The names of five sergeants of the
fifteen policemen accused by Eddie
Mack, confessed "dip" and one of
the robbers of the Washington Park
National bank, were. given out yes
terday by State's Att'y Hoyne.
They are "Skip" Monaghan, "Big
Bill" Egan, John Norton, Thomas
Stapleton and "Young Boodie" Egan.
"Big Bill" Egan is dead. '
"Big Bill" and Monaghan were the
pair who shot Barney Bertsche on
Randolph st and in the investigation
which resulted a bunch of policemen,
including Cap't Halpin and Lieutj
Tobin, were indicted and convicted.
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