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Statements of-

Hon. Louis A. Frothingham, Member of Congress from Massa-

chusetts -

1

Hon. Walter F. Lineberger, Member of Congress from California---
Hon. Frederick W. Dallinger, Member of Congress from Massa-

chusetts -

Hon. John Jacob Rogers, Member of Congress from Massachusetts-- 12

Hon. William P. Connery, jr., Member of Congress from Massa-

chusetts

13

Hon. Henry Allen Cooper, Member of Congress from Wisconsin.--- 15

Miss Grace Abbott, chief Children's Bureau, Department of Labor-- 17,

30, 58, 261

Mr. Edgar Wallace, of the American Federation of Labor, Washing-

ton, D. C.-----

59

Miss Mary Stewart, chairman, women's committee for a chíld-

labor amendment

61

Hon. Peter F. Tague, Member of Congress from Massachusetts.-- 66

Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, vice chairman national executive com-

mittee of the Republican Party, Washington, D. C----

70

Miss Agnes G. Regan, executive secretary National Council of Catho-

lic Women, Washington, D. C.--

71

Mr. E. O. Watson, secretary Federal Council of Churches of Christ

in America, Washington, D. C------

72

Mr. Owen R. Lovejoy, executive secretary National Child Labor

Committee, New York City-----

74

Mr. George L. Cooley, Cuyaboga County, Ohio---

77

Dr. W. H. Walker, representing the American Farm Bureau Federa-

tion, Willow, Calif.

78

Memorandum submitted by Mrs. Emily Newell Blair, vice chairman

of the National Democratic Committee.

81

Austen G. Fox, Esq., New York City---

82

Mr. Ira Jewell Williams, Philadelphia, Pa--

87

Mr. Willis R. Jones, attorney, Baltimore, Md.--

98

Mrs. Ruben Ross Holloway, representing the Women's Constitutional

League of Maryland.--

106

Mr. Simon Miller, Philadelphia, Pa----

108

Mr. David Clark, editor of the Southern Textile Bulletin, Charlotte,: .

N. C.---

117, 223

Mr. John H. Adriaans, attorney, Washington, D. C-----

121

Mr. Henry W. Moore, Philadelphia, Pa.

129

Dr. Charles O'Donovan, Baltimore, Md.---

130

Mr. Charles T. Rawles, Baltimore, Md.---

140

Mr. Thomas F. Cadwalader, attorney, Baltimore, Md.

145

Mrs. Rufus M. Gibbs, legislative chairman of the Federation of

Democratic Women.

150

Miss Mary G. Kilbreth, president of the Women's Patriotic Publish-

ing Cound

158

Mr. Edward F. Dickinson, of Massachusetts.

180

Mr. E. F. Carter, executive secretary Child Welfare Commission of

North Carolina -

188

Mr. James A. Emery, general counsel National Association of Manu-

facturers of the United States.---

201

Mr. Louis A. Coolidge, chairman of the Sentinels of the Republic,

Boston, Mass...

216 :

Mrs. Kate B. Johnson, chairman State Child Welfare Commission

of North Caroina, Raeigh, N. O--

220, 251.

Dr. James A. Hayne, executive officer South Carolina Board of

Health, as quoted in "A study of the cotton industry of North

and South Carolina,” by Ashmund Brown -

250

Mr. Gray Silver, Washington representative of the American Farm

Bureau Federation

251

Mr. Chares J. Webb, Phiadephia, Pa-----

255

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Abbott, Miss Grace, chief of Children's Bureau, Department of Labor-- 17, 30, 58

Adriaans, John H., attorney, Washington, D. C.

121

Blair, Miss Emily Newell, memorandum by---

81

Cadwalader, Thomas F., attorney, Baltimore, Md--

145

Carter, Mr. E. F., executive secretary Child Welfare Commission of North

Carolina

Clark, David, editor Southern Textile Bulletin.

117, 223

Connery, Hon. William P., Member of Congress-

13

Cooley, George L., Cuya hoga County, Ohio-

77

Coolidge, Louis A., chairman Sentinels of the Republic, Boston, Mass_ 216

Cooper, Hon. Henry Allen, Member of Congress--

15

Dallinger, Hon. Frederick W., Member of Congress_

3

Dickinson, Edward F., of Massachusetts_--

180

Emery, James A., general counsel National Association of Manufacturers

of the United States__.

201

Tox, Austen G., attorney, New York, N. Y.

82

Frothingham, Hon. Louis A., Member of Congress-

1

Gibbs, Mrs. Rufus M., Federation of Democratic Women.

150

Hayne, Dr. James A., statement of_--.

250

Holloway, Mrs. R. R., Women's Constitutional League of Maryland.-- 106

Johnson, Mrs. Kate B_.

220, 351

Jones, Mr. Willis R., attorney, Baltimore, Md..

98

Kilbreth, Miss Mary G., Woman Patriot Publishing Co--

158

Lineberger, Hon. Walter F., Member of Congress_-

2

Lovejoy, Owen R., executive secretary National Child Labor Committee,

New York, N. Y.

74

Miller Símon, Philadelphia, Pa..

108

Moere; Mr. Henry W., attorney, Philadelphia, Pa.

129

O'Donovan, Dr. Charles, Baltimore, Md -

130

Rawles, Charles T., attorney, Baltimore, Md--

140

Regan, Miss Agnes G., executive secretary National Council of Cath-
olic Women

71

Rogers, Hon. John Jacob, Member of Congress-

Silver, Mr. Gray, American Farm Bureau_

251

Stewart, Miss Mary, women's committee for a child labor amendment_- 61
Tague, Hon. Peter F., Member of Congress-

66
Upton, Mrs. Harriet Taylor, executive committee of the Republican
Party-

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70
Wallace, Edgar, American Federation of Labor..

59
Walker, Dr. W. H., American Farm Bureau Federation.
Watson, Mr. E. O., secretary Federal Council of Churches of Christ of
America_

72

Webb, Mr. Charles J., Philadelphia, Pa.--

255

Williams, Ira Jewell, attorney, Philadelphia, Pa.

87

78

IV

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

GEORGE S. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania, Chairman LEONIDAS C. DYER, Missouri.

ROBERT Y. THOMAS, JR., Kentucky.
W. D. BOIES, Iowa.

HATTON W. SUMNERS, Texas.
C. A. CHRISTOPHERSON, South Dakota. ANDREW J. MONTAGUE, Virginia.
RICHARD YATES, Illinois.

JAMES, W. WISE, Georgia.
IRA G. HERSEY, Maine.

JOHN N. TILLMAN, Arkansas. ISRAEL M. FOSTER, Ohio.

FRED H. DOMINICK, South Carolina. EARL C. MICHENER, Michigan.

SAMUEL C. MAJOR, Missouri. ANDREW J. HICKEY, Indiana.

ROYAL H. WELLER, New York. NATHAN D. PERLMAN, New York,

PATRICK B. O'SULLIVAN, Connecticut.
OSCAR J. LARSON, Minnesota.
J. BANKS KURTZ, Pennsylvania.

GUILFORD S. JAMESON, Clerk
M. D. TURTON, Assistant Olerk

PROPOSED CHILD LABOR AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTI:

TUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Thursday, February 7, 1924. The committee met at 10 o'clock a. m., George S. Graham (chairman) presiding

The CHAIRMAN. This is a hearing on House Joint Resolution 66, giving Congress the power to prohibit the labor of persons under the age of 18 years and to prescribe the conditions of such labor, and on all similar resolutions now pending before the committee. If there is no objection, all of the resolutions on this subject will be printed as an appendix hereto.

Mr. Frothingham, you want to go away, so we will hear you first.

STATEMENT OF HON. LOUIS A. FROTHINGHAM, A REPRESENTA

TIVE IN CONGRESS FROM MASSACHUSETTS

Mr. FROTHINGHAM. Unfortunately, I have a meeting of my committee at 10 o'clock. There are numerous others here to go into this subject in detail; so if it will not inconvenience you, I will say a few words only.

All these measures have the same object in view; they differ somewhat in wording. The idea is to enable Congress to have authority through a constitutional amendment to get uniform legislation. Other methods have been tried without success. As a rule I do not

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