LABOR: Children

The Child Labor Amendment* , proposed to the states by Congress last summer, seems to have come into an unfortunate infancy. It has been ratified by the Legislature of Arkansas. It has been rejected by the Legislatures of Georgia and North Carolina. In last week's election, the people of Massachusetts voted it down by a majority of about 5 to 2.

A large factor in the Massachusetts defeat was the intense opposition of the Catholic Church, led by Cardinal O'Connell.

The beginning is ominous—three foes to one friend, among the states having acted. If...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!