LABOR: Elmer's Teeth

When Elmer Andrews took office last year as the first U. S. Wage & Hour Administrator, he vowed that industry should be gentled into its new harness. Elmer Andrews last week finally reached for the whip.

Indicted by a U. S. grand jury at Boston were the first defendants in a wages and hours criminal prosecution. Defendants: Brown's Contract Stitching, Inc. of Lawrence, Mass. Charge: that Brown paid less than 25¢ an hour, falsified records. Maximum penalties: $10,000 fine for a first offense; $10,000 and six months in prison for a second. Said...

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