LABOR: Children at Work

Booming war industries have already increased child labor. By September, 20,000 Oregon boys & girls, 14 to 18, will be drawing industrial pay checks at rates of 65¢ to 87½¢ an hour. During 1941 North Carolina issued 10,000 new labor certificates to 17-and 18-year-olds, 1,000 to 12-to-15-year-olds. "The situation," observed State Labor Commissioner F. H. Shuford, with a dead pan, "is as healthy as the war that brought it on."

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