National Affairs: Season's End

Last week Connecticut and Rhode Island became respectively the 16th and 17th States this year to reject the proposed Constitutional amendment empowering Congress to "limit, regulate and prohibit the labor of persons under 18 years of age." Thus, with State Legislatures rapidly adjourning their spring sessions, the 1935 season of the long-lived campaign to abolish "child labor" was practically over. Since Jan. 1 the total number of State ratifications has been in- creased from 20 to 20 to 24—still twelve short of the goal. This showing was not nearly so impressive as that of...

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