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WOMEN WITH BABES IN ARMS
MOB OFFICER IN FOOD RIOT
"We MUST have food for our ba
bies!" "Look at their litltle drawn faces.
Do you think we mothers-.are going
to stand for this? No! A hundred
"Why should we- allow the food
hogs to hold us up with their robbery
"Yelling and holding their babies
high in the air for passers-by to look
upon, more than a dozen women
surged dovn on a meat market at
2063 W. Division st. yesterday.
They wore shawls about their shoul
ders and scarfs over their heads.
Practically every woman in the fiery
crowd had a little child in her arms
or was pushing one along in a baby
In this manner the Chicago moth
ers vho have been threatening food
riots if the high cost of living
did not drop put their threats into
forceful play. This instance was only
one of nine this morning which re
sulted in riot calls being sent into the
West North av. police station.
The patrol wagon made a run to
each call, all in the vicinity of the
West North av. station. Other small
er riots had died down before officers
Det. Serg'ts Murray and LeaHy of
the West North av. station rushed up
to the frantic mothers in front of
2063 W. Division st. meat market
"Move on!" snapped Murray. "
The women did they moved on
the police officer with clenched fists.
He was knocked down and beaten.
Officer Leahy hushed for a police box
and sent in a riot call.
When a wagonload of officers ar
rived the women pleaded not to be
taken to dirty station cells.
"Have mercy on our babies!" cried
one mother. "We cannot feed theni
even mecgerly if we are locked be
hind bars. Let us take our hungry
infants and go."
The plea of the women touched
the heart of Lieut. Palczynski. In
place of taking the whole crowd in,
he only ordered the arrest of three.
Mrs. Sadie Lanze, 21, 2919 W. Divi
sion. She had a baby in her arms.
Mrs. Mollie Steinholz, 42, 2040 W.
Division. She also carried a baby,
Mrs. Minnie Robener, 2039 W. Di
vision. She was pushing a baby car
riage with a child in it
The three women were taken to
the station and later released on bail
A great many of the women who
have been in these riots are Jewish
mothers. They have complained re
peatedly that Kosher meat is un
usually high. And they will eat only
Kosher meat '
"All meat is way too high," said
one mother, "but the meat markets
seem to have especially boosted the
price of Kosher cuts."
LADIES! HAVE END OF YOUR HAT
PJN FILED OFF
Next time the lady who dangles
from the strap next toyou jabs out
your eye or pierces your ear with a
hatpin when the "L" train suddenly
hits a curve, you can have her pinch
ed that is to say, arrested,!
There's a law agin long hatpins.
Municipal Judge Sam'l H. Trade dis
covered it Tuesday while leafing
through-the statue to see if there was
any sort of infraction of municipal
or criminal law that had escaped get
ting into his court.
The law prescribes a $50 fine for
whoever shall wear a hatpin protrud
ing more than a half inch beyond
the crown of a hat
Judge Trude discovered the hat
pin regulation while looking up a
point at issue in the case of H. Leav
ish, druggist of 3219 W. 63d Bt. on
trial on a charge of selling
liquor to Jos. McGuin, a minor.
However, for be it from us to pick
on the ladies. Let's try and see that
they all get a seat so they won't have
to swing around on a "strap.