LABOR: Insult to Injury

The Child Labor Amendment to the Constitution, defeated as much as it ever can be defeated, by rejection of 13 States (TIME, Feb. 9), suffered more set backs. The legislatures of Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, Tennessee, Washington, and Montana added adverse votes.

Wisconsin, on the other hand, ratified in both Houses, joining Arkansas, California, and Arizona on the affirmative side. Three-quarters of the states—36—need to ratify if it is to become effective. Proponents are already beginning to work to get some of the states to reverse themselves.

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