Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
ers who 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
suited 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 them
even meagerly 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
"All meat is way too high," said
one mother, "but the meat markets
seem to have especially boosted the
price of Kosher cuts."
CHARLEY ERBSTEIN PUNCHED
a i juniM vv. cscurvvvi i n
Many things have happened in the
turbulent life of Charley Erbstein.
Today a stiff punch in the jaw was
added to his list of bumps. The punch
was delivered by Ass't State's Att'y
John W. Beckwith, a former munic
ipal court judge.
The wallop took place just as
Charley and Pat O'Donnell were
emerging from Judge Brothers'
courtroom in the Criminal Courts
bldg. Charley and O'Donnell had
argued in vain against a continuance
of their motion to dismiss pending
charges against them. Arguments
were set for May 1. Beckwith rep
resented tfc state.
On leaving the court Beckwith
spoke sharply to Erbstein about an
incident that had occurred. Words
followed. Beckwith shed his dignity
and his noseglasses and landed on
Erbstein. Charley went reeling.
When Erbstein -showed no taste for
vengeance, Beckwith proceeded to
Att'y John J. Healy, counsel for
O'Donnell, rushed into Judge Broth
ers and demanded Beckwith be cited
for contempt. The hearing on his
request has been set for tomorrow;
FEDERAL OFFICERS TO STAMP
OUT AMATEUR RADIO STATIONS
Government radio investigators
today began active preparations to
run to earth and put out of business
"outlaw" wireless stations that are
believed to be in existence on the
Acting under directions from
Washington all amateur and private
outfits were being located and dis
mantled. The nationality of the op
erators was also being ascertained.
Washington. Rep. Lenroot, Wis
consin, progressive Republican lead
er, announced opposition to Minority
Leader Mann's nonpartisan organi
zation suggestions for the house.