Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference on Child Labor, Asheville, N. C; February 3-6, 1916

Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference on Child Labor, Asheville, N. C; February 3-6, 1916

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...cotton industry is not ready for the 8-hour day nor for the 16-year age limit. The men I represent have as much interest in children as you have and I believe the time will come when we shall at least approach the standard you set. The chairman of the executive committee of the Southern Manufacturers' Association resigned because he was directed to make arrangements for operating at night and he would not work children at night. But he is opposed to this bill. I believe the Weaver bill would have passed last year if it had not had the 8-hour clause in it. "It is said that the cotton manufacturers always oppose child labor bills and that no other employers do. The majority of the cotton manufacturers are endeavoring to do welfare work that the men in no other industry are attempting. We do not have tenement houses in the South and the cotton manufacturer has to build houses. They have built schools and playgrounds. It is true that the children who work in the mills do not have time to play there but the other children in the village do. You know the people who work in the mills do not always place their children in the mill to work. They only do it when it is necessary. I could give you instances where the law is being violated but those conditions exist because of necessity. This state has not the institutions to care for these children. We have not the wealthy men to endow them, and at the present time we are not prepared to meet the standards set in the Keating bill." Mrs. Kelley asked Mr. Millar the following questions: 1. If the North Carolina manufacturers favor education why have they not put all the mill children under the legal age in school? 2. If they do not want federal legislation, why have they opposed more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860314
  • 9781236860316