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LABOR LEADERS CALL CHILD
LABOR CIVILIZATION BLOT
Child labor before the age of 16
was painted as a crime and blot up
on civilization byeducators, social
workers and labor leaders in a discus
sion of the perits of the proposed bill
at the Planters hotel. Manufacturers
called it a blessing to the child.
"Come with me on a Milwaukee av.
car some day," said Harriet Vittum
of the Northwestern U. Settlement.
"During the rush hours you will
understand what child labor means
hundreds of little girls, narrow
chested, stoop shouldered, tender and
unprotected, products of grinding
"The opponents of the biH are
without exception manufacturers
who think more of dollars and cents
than the future of the children whom
they hire," declared John Harding of
TypographiCalTJnion No. 16.
D. E. Felt of the Felt& Tarrant
Mfg. Co. did not see ho the chil
dren could ever get along without
going to work at a very early age in
order to get a start. "You must get
'em young to make anything out of
them," was his slogan. He painted
the schools as insanitary and said
that lots of boys couldn't go to school
after they were 14. If they did they
would be insane. The scoldings of
the teachers are maddening.
"My children attended the schools
and I know," Felt continued. "All of
my foremen started to work near the
age of 14."
Dr. Rachel Yarros called child
labor during the adolescent period
dangerous. The detrimental effect
on the health of Jhe race in the fu
ture was unquestionable, she said. .
William Owen of the Teachers'
Federation told of the results obtain
ed in providing sanitary workshops
in the schools for the boys between
fhe ages of 14 and 16, who wished to
learn a trade. The school he describ
ed, as the right place for the boy to
tlevelop because the manual training j
would not mean putting' a stop to
It was pointed out that an early
start in a workshop makes a good
workingman but results in a bad citi
zen and with an unhealthy body.
Des Moines, la. Senate passed
Frailey bill giving councils of cities
and town pewer to regulate and con
trol jitney buses.
Washington. Supreme court af
firmed $21,500-verdict for personal in
juries received in collision by Clara
Hall, Pearsall, Tex., against Texas &
Denver. Gov. Geo. A. Carlson ve
toed anti-Lindsey bill passed by legis
lature Saturday. Judge Lindsey will
remain head of juvenile court.
College Park, Md. Aviator Cecil
Malcolm Peoli fell 60 feet during a
flight here. Killed.
NMilwaukee. Miss Anna Kramer,
41, matron at County Home for De
pendent Children, who was charged
by nurses with having treated in
mates cruelly, suicided by hanging.
Kansas City, Mo. Wm. Rockhill
Nelson, 74, editor and owner Kansas
City Star, dead.
Madison, Wis. Bosshard anti-tip-ping
bill passed by assembly. Now
goes to governor for approval.
Washington. President granted
another week's respite to W. L. Nor
ton of Bartonsville, Okla., banker
convicted for misapplying funds.
Washington. State dep't will let
Gen. Huerta stay in U. S. unless he
undertakes to cause trouble in Mex
ico from here.
Fond du Lac, Wis. Edmund S.
Evans, 79, recluse, probably fatally
burned whtn clothing caught fire
from kitchen stove.
Frank Comerford. attorney, todav
will have right leg br6ken that piece
of bone may be used for left.
Chicago having epidemic of meas
les. 1,080 cases -reported to Health,
Commissioner Young since April 1,
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