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-SENTENCE GARMENT WORKERS
FOR CONTEMPT OF BALDWIN
Ladies' garment workers who have
been on trial in Circuit Court Judge
Jesse Baldwin's court for. contempt
of court through alleged violation of
his anti-picketing injunction were
found guilty yesterday.
Six were sentenced to jail terms.
The cases of the other lGof 'those
who were on trial, including Benj.
Schlessinger, president of the Inter
national Ladies' Garment Workers of
America, were postponed until May 9
for final disposition.
Those found guilty and their sentences:
YOUNGEST POLICEGIRL GUARDS
Miss Burns is the first police girl of
Cincinnati, O., and called the young
est in the country. She is 14, ranks
high in school and is president of the
Little Mothers' club. Her job is to
guard 12 small children of her school,
taking them to and from school. The
board of education pay her 50 cents
Sol, Seidman, international vice
president of the union, 75 days.
Lizzie Wexler, one of the strike
leaders, 30 days.
Steve Sumner, 70 days.
Eugene Daley, 20 days.
Lizzie Dorfin, 10 days.
Edna Kunn, 15 days.
All sentences to be served in the
Clarence Darrow, attorney for the
accused, at once entered motion to
Bonds pending the appellate court
hearings were fixed at $3,000 for
Seidman and at amounts graduating
down to $500 for the others found
Darrow and Att'y Peter Sissman
protested that the bonds were exces
sive, but to no avaiL
In holding the Schlessinger case
'over until May 9 Baldwin said the
proof does not make it clear that
Schlessinger took an active, part in
ordering the picketing, though it was
clear, he said, that Schlessinger had
done nothing to stop the picketing.
A $2,000 bond was required of
Schlessinger and $500 of each of the
others whose cases were continued.
Baldwin rendered his decision by
reading it from a typewritten copy.
It took more than a hour and a half
of fast reading to deliver it.
"This ives me no pleasure," he
said at the close. "My only desire is
to secure obedience to orders of the
Repeatedly in his opinion the judge
tried for the impression that it was
strict regard for law and legal rul
ings alone that actuated him in this
Undoubtedly under the laws of
this state strikes are lawful, said
Baldwin. For good reason or for
no reason, employes may quit work.
But the striker has no claim against
the employer. It is idle for him to
say that a strikebreaker has taken
his Job, for he had no job to-be tak
en; when he struck he then severed
himself from his job.