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-IS A COP A MAN FOR A THAT?
When the waitresses at Henrici's restaurant went out on strike a few
weeks ago for decent working conditions, humane hours and a living wage,
it looked like a fight between the girls and the Henrici bosses.
But almost before the striking girls played their first card, that card
being the act of walking up and down in front of the restaurant on picket
duty, an act that has been declared absolutely within the law, the cowardly
bosses began to pull their fight strings. And they were not, as was made
plain from the start, in the battle to play fair.
That brings things down to the present situation. The fight has be
come one between striking waitresses, backed by the demand for justice,
and big burly representatives of the law, backed by their guns, their billies,
the orders of the higher-ups, some judges and the law.
The Henrici end of it is in hiding behind the coppers. Orders are given
and orders are carried out. Who gives them? The action of most of the
officers on duty in the strike has been putrid, rotten, rank, barbarous.
There is no indication in the action of some of the uniformed men and
plain-clothes men and the higher-ups that there is any real MAN left in
them. They arc, looming up bis as cowards, acting only as they are, be
cause they have the pull to back them. The law isn't back of them.
If men were doing the picket duty it is doubtful if the same action
would be carried on by some of the officers. A man, even in the face oi
brutal cops, is liable to "come back" and return blow for blow when he is
treated like a cur and beaten, pushed, pinched and dragged to the station
for doing something that has been declared absolutely within the law.
But the coppers are fighting women and girls. . It is these women and
young girls who have been pushed, pinched, wrenched and dragged to the
police station fqr doing something that has been declared absolutely with
in the law. It is women and young girls who Chicago's police officers have
been insulting' on the streets.
The action of some 'of the coppers has been brutal, insulting, low and
anything but what would naturally be expected from a real HUMAN man.
And when a person knows of such actions of men on the police force
and the action of a man at the head of a big restaurant falling back on the
' police to win his battle against girls who are fighting for decent working
conditions, humane hours and a living wage, a person wonders if really "A
Man's a Man for a' That," if the man happens to be a cop.
STUNG DEPOSITORS- IN NEAR
RIOT IN COURT
New York, March 5. More than
100 men and women, depositors in
the failed Henry Siegel. private bank,
indulged in a near riot in the U. S.
District Court when a hearing of
charges against Siegel and his part
ner, Frank E. Vogel, was postponed
to permit District Attorney Whitman
further time to investigate the finan
cial doings of the department store
magnate. The women declared they
would go to the Siegel stores here,
which are running under receiver
ship, and there take by force goods
to the value of the deposits they had
lost in the Siegel bank.
Reporter Are you willing to tel
me your story?
Convict Yes; but I'm not at lib
"You'll have to hand it to my land
lady for frankness."
"She serves your soup in a glass."