"THE WEAVERS" BACKED AS A
PLAY WITH A REAL PUNCH
What kind of plays do Chicago
people want? Can a play that digs
deep into real life, showing labor in
a fight against capital, have a long
run in Chi.? Or does this town give
the long run and the big money only
to "girl shows"?
That's what people are asking who
want to see "The Weavers" at the
Princess theater have a long run
here. The play opened here this
week. It Was written by Gerhardt
Hauptmann and at first was driven
off the stage in Germany by the gov
ernment, though later put on after
appeals to the German emperor
gained his permission.
It's about garment workers and
how a little flame of rebellion grew
into a big, smashing revolt
Prank P. Walsh, chairman indus
trial relations committee, said of the
play when it started in New York:
"It touches real life and shows the
awakening of the people from the'
lethargy that is the most tragic
phase of democracy."
The company playing "The Weav
ers" is made up of stage people who
are specially interested in seeing
whether a play they themselves like
would be a go. It's on a co-operative
plan and the members are paid sal
aries based on the rise and fall of the
box office receipts. The leading ac
tor, Augustin Duncan, is.a brother of
Isadora Duncan, the dancer.
WHO'S AFTER OFFICER KENNEY
Policeman Daniel F. Kenney, with
a record of 24 years on the beat with
out being once called before the trial
board, has been "sent to the woods."
Detailed to watch the polling place,
1038 N. Clark, election day, Kenney
arrested two women who insisted on
voting before the hour for the polls
to open. It is said that these wom
en's names were on the police white
Yesterday Kenney was transferred
to Cragin station, an outlying sta
tion to which police are sent who do
things that displease higher-ups.
"Some one is trying to get me,"
says Kenney. He says he will quit
before he goes to Cragin. No charges
have been preferred against him.
SENATOR LEWIS DEFENDS THE
Washington, April 6. Hotly an
swering critics of the national guard,
Senator Lewis today declared they
are a patriotic and not a political or
ganization and an efficient reserve to
the regular army. He spoke just be
fore the vote was expected to strike
out of the Chamberlain army bill all
provision for a federal reserve in ad
dition to the national guard. His
speech was in answer to lobbying
charges made by Chamberlain and
other supporters of the bill.
Chamberlain exclaimed on the
floor that if the national guards did
not cease their "jealous opposition"
to any form of reserve except them
selves he would fight for their com
plete elimination as a factor of the
PREDICT LONG STAY IN MEXICO
FOR U. S. TROOPS
With the American Army, via Aero
to Casas Grandes, Mexico, by Radio
to Columbus, N. M., April 6. The
concensus of opinion at Gen. Per
shing's field headquarters today is
that the object of the American ex
pedition in Mexico is still far from
A long stay in Mexico is forecast,
unless an unexpected stroke places
Villa in the hands of the TJ. S. or Car
That there are Vijlista hands be
tween the American forces farthest
south and their line of communica
tions to the border is evident from
the engagement in which CoL W. C.
Brown's 10th cavalry squadron rout
ed the bandits at Ojo Calientes Sat
urday, the Villistas losing upward of
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