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13 Monthly Lab. Rev. 188 (1921)
What State Labor Bureaus are Doing

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THE Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of California
was organized on October 26, 1921, at Sacramento. Hon.
Will J. French was elected chairman and Mrs. Katherine Philips Edson
secretary. The new department ?has four divisions, the industriai
accident commission, the commission of immigration and housing, the
industrial welfare commission, and the bureau of labor statistics.
In accordance with the law under which the department operates
there must be submitted to the governor and to the next session of
the legislature a complete reorganization plan.
Meanwhile, the department is under instructions to eliminate any
duplication in its work. In the interest of improved service, pro-
vision is made for transferring functions and funds from one division
to another.
Child Labor.
ONE of the prinipal subjects discussed in the twenty-ninth annual
report of the State Board of Labor and Statistics of Maryland,
1920, is child labor. During the Tear 1920 there were 17,894 appli-
cations for children's work pernuts at the Baltimore office-2,897
more than in 1919. Of these 17,894 applicaaions, 9,501 were for
general and 2,013 for vacation permits. There we er1,179 temporary
general and vacation permits, and 2,562 vocational permits to
mentally retarded children issued. Newsboys' and street traders'
badges were granted to 1,533 children.
The problem of the child of subnormal intellect has been iven
special consideration by the State board and 7a psyciatrist 
added to its force, whose duty it is to determine the best adjustment
for such children and to place them in industry under observation.
Durin    e 1920, 859 boys and girls were under such supervision. In a
prelimsnary report of a study of over.1,00 such children, the ado-
tion of continuation schools and the abolition of inadequate night
schools are suggested as the truly effectual method of vocational
training for backward children.
Ten-hour Law.
The ten-hour law applies to females employed in manufacturing,
mechanical, mercantile, printing, baking, and laundering establish-
ments. The total number of establishments in Baltimore city and
1 Letter from the Industrial Accident commission, under date of Oct. 31, 1921.
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