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TASKMASTER WAVES HISCLUB-
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This is a photograph of a child slavery "workshop" in a Penn
sylvania anthracite coal mine. The ages of these boys range from
10 to 14. For nine hours a day they sit bent over flowing streams of
hard coal, breaking large lumps and pickout out -the pieces of slate
and other foreign material. While this photograph was being made
none of the lads turned, his head to watch the camera'man, but 'then
you notice the-boss andthe boss' club, ijeld in a' manner which per
mits a free and liberal use. These boys don't like to work in the
mines; few have ever been to school ;-probably not two of the many
in this breaker room can read or write. The miners' union'demands
shorter hours for these little workers. "
April 30 is a nice sticky day.
It's California -raisin day and
some 40,000 posters, lOOjOOO post
cards and 2,000,00Q1stickers are
Orders for "Melican" clothes
belngZrapidly received 'fronvGhi-
na. Japanese 'factories are " run
ning.overtime turning out caps
for "the yellow' men. They'll l)e
"civilized" first thing we knbw.v
Denver doctor displays abig
sign "Specialist all diseases."
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