So minutely prepared and well conducted was the campaign for a child labor law for Florida in 1913 that the advocates were surprised when the proposed bill was challenged by a solitary newspaper, The Florida Times Union. According to an official of the National Child Labor Committee, this strong objection on the part of the Jacksonville, Florida newspaper would have wrecked the legislation had it not been for the astute thinking on the part of the authors of the bill when the opposition first appeared.
Atkins, Emily Howard
"The 1913 Campaign for Child Labor in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 35
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol35/iss3/5