District of Columbia Minimum Wage Cases: Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, October Term, 1920, No. 3438 and No. 3467 : the Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, a Corporation Appellant, Vs. Jesse C. Adkins, Ethel M. Smith, Joseph A. Berberich, Constituting the Minimum Wage Board of the District of Columbia : Willie A. Lyons, Appellant, Vs. Jesse C. Adkins ... Constituting the Minimum Wage Board of the District of Columbia : Brief for Appellees

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