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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3',
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1800 POLICEMEN MAY STRIKE
IF HEALEY OUSTS O'CONNOR
The 1,800 patrolmen of the Chi
cago police department who are
members of the newly-organized Pa
trolmen's Social, Athletic and Effi
ciency club are blunt in their accusa
tions that politicians and Big Busi
ness men are behind the opposition
of Chief Healey to their clubs.
The members also say that if
"Square Deal Mike" O'Connor, 26
years a policeman, who is president
of the club, is suspended from the
force as a punishment the other
members of the club will insist that
they also be suspended and then they
will take the case into court. "A
suspension of 1,800 members of the
police department should provide a
merry carnival for the crooks," the
The club, which has provided itself
with a state charter, held a private
meeting at the Masonic Temple yes
terday. Every member pledges him
self to stand by the organization.
They discussed the opposition to
their club and future plans.
The sentiment of the members
was that big administration politi
cians, who have made a football of
the police dep't, were pulling the
wires against them and that the bus
iness interests, fearful of the pro
test against strike duty that was
heard during the express wagon
drivers' strike, are against the or
ganization because the police might
refuse to use the "rough stuff" in
future strikes that has characterized
labor troubles in the past.
The police say the club will be run
with strict provisions against drink
ing, talking politics or arguing reli
gion. Efficiency records will be kept
and shirkers and grafters will be
thrown out "Ninety per cent of the
policemen in Chicago are honest,"
the club members say. "The 10 per
cent that are dishonest get on the
force and hold their jobs through po
liticians they are serving. We don't
want that kind. We respect Chief
Healey as head of the department.
But we're going to stick together on
this club proposition even if he. is
against us. If he wants to suspend
us let him go ahead. Our course has
been carefully laid out. It's the
DEUTSCHLAND MAY SAIL FOR
Baltimore, Mo, July 17. German
submarine freighter Deutschland
now plans to slip down the Patapsco
river and into Chespeake bay to
morrow night, en route back to Ger
many, a member of the crew told the
United Press today. Loading should
be finished tomorrow at the present
rate. Capt Hinsch gavecorrobative
indication that the return trip is at
hand when he announced no visitors
will be permitted to board the vessel
Fear of spies and bombs seemed to
be strongly upon the crew and man
agers of the submarine.
CaptvHjnsch said he expects the
Bremen' in a few days and that she
will come here or to N w York, al
though he indicated Baltimore will
be the port,
STRIKE ADJUSTMENT AT LA
Refusal of cement plant manage
ment to confer with strikers as a
union body halted adjustment of the
strike of 1,200 cement workers at
La Salle and Ogelsby today.
Five companies f the Sixth regi
ment, L N. G., remained on duty, de
spite protests of labor leaders that
their presence was unnecessary.'
The expected attempt to operate a
work train between La Salle and the
cement plants has not been made.
Starting of this train would be the
signal for trouble, it is believed.
Lincoln park police dragging' lake
at Diversey beach for body of tfos.
Anfermino, 16, 2$22 Walnut Started
for swim and has not returned.