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P. J. McBride to Arthur Capper

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

Date: December 12, 1917

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Arthur Capper, Correspondence Files, Numerical File Box 10 Folder 3 No. 9

Unit ID: 211798

Summary: This letter by P. J. McBride, Commissioner of Labor and Industry, informed the governor of Kansas about the enforcement of child labor laws in Sabetha, Nemaha County. Edith Enderton, an agent of the Department of Labor and Industry, had visited Sabetha in order to enforce compliance with the child labor law, and she found ?a considerable number of children employed in violation? of this law. McBride specifically mentions a 10-year old boy, Teddy Grimm, who delivered groceries and sometimes worked 14 or 15 hours lifting heavy boxes and sacks of flour. While McBride acknowledges that Enderton may ?have possibly been a little over-zealous in the application of the law where children are employed by their own parents??which was not the case with Teddy Grimm?McBride agrees that young children should not be required to work outside the home.

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Title (Main title): P. J. McBride to Arthur Capper

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Arthur Capper (1915-1919).


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