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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Oldtimers Wont Chicago To Pay Bock Police Pay 0r Bv Charles ( haniherlain iHK Mio (AIM — An ovor-thc hill <»f former C'hicaKo policemen is out to get $3 million in book want's from the eit> Hut there doesn't appear to be much hope “Our bunch numbers about I.-MHI and we think the city owes us about Sit million it took out of our paychecks in the Cireat Depression sears of the 1930s,“ said Abner Bender, ringleader of the oser-70 turnup "lf s»r arf going lo get I he money it had better be soon — a lot of us won't be around much longer." he said. “Maybe we should be railed the under the gun gang." Bender. 74, ss as on the (. Im ago police force from 1922 until retiring iii 1950 His group has hired attorney John (usak to push its ease. "Back in the Depression the city simply didn't appropriate tilt' money to meet the full paychecks, it didn t base the money ti* give.” (’usak said "There isn t too much hope of getting it noss. but we are researching the entire legal question ” "Almost every payday the city would withhold $10, $15 oles en $29 from our paychecks.’’ Bender said "They said we would get our money bac k later, but we never did In those days patrolmen got $99 21 every two weeks We didn t quit and get another job because there weren’t any Ile figures those still alive — including widows — are rn titled lo about $2. IMI each Henry Weber, Chicago corporation counsel, shudders at legal problems involved ‘Tor instance, the heirs ol dead policemen might sue the city for money, he said "They could contend I Im ago was discriminating against men win. had died before it decided to nae Weber ami < asak agree the ( ase comes under the doctrine ol laches, Which holds that a lawsuit must be filed within a reasonable period of lime But ( usak adds "I think the oldtimers are getting a kick out of the whole Hung Bul it is typical at tins juncture to try to get them something or put the matter to rest for alw ays. Famous Name O V_ regular!* £18.00 12 88 Famous name seersucker knit slacks for summer. The comfort of seersucker teamed with the easy care qualities of knit. Machine wash and dry. You’ll want more than one pair at this low price. Waist sizes 32 to 42; inseam 30 to 34. 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