NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMaPETITION
FUNERAL SERVICE INDUSTRY
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Approved Code No. 384--Amendment No. 3
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AS APPROVED ON JANUARY 9, 1935
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Approved Code ]No. 384--Amendmsent No. 3
AMaENDMaEN;T TO CODE OF FAhIR CCMBIPETITION
FEiUN~ERAL SEtRVSICE INDU1IST]'RY
As Approved on Janruary 9, 1935
APPROVING: AMENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
FUNERAL cSERVICE INDUSTRY
An application havPingy been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of an Amend-
ment to the Code of Fair Competition for the Funeral Service In-
dustry, and hearings having been duly held thereon, and the an-
nexed report on said amzendment containing findings with respect
thereto having been made and directed to the President;
NOWT, TH-IEREFiORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, the National Inmdustrial Recovery Board, pursuant to author-
ity vcested in. it byT Exrecutive Orders of the President, including
Execultiv~e Order No. 6859, dated September 27, 1934, and otherwise,
does hereby incorporate, by reference, said annexed report, and does
find that said amendment and thle Code as constituted after being
amended comply in all respects with the pertinent provisions and
will promote the policy alnd purposes of said Tlitle of said Act, and
does hereby order that said amendment be and it is hereby approved
and that the previous approval of said Code is hereby amended to
include an approval of said Code in its entirety as amended.
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERlY BOARD),
By W. A. H~ARRIMAN~, Administrative Offocer
HJ[nnY C. Cann,
Acting Division Adm~zinistrator.
W~smwNGONo, D. C.,
January 9, 1935.
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REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The Wh~ite House.
SmR: Th11is is a, report on an amendment to the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Funeral Service Industr~y, a~s revised after a Public
Henrinlg held in the Raleigh Hotel, WTashington, D. C., October 6,
In accordance wICith7 customary procedure every person who had
filed a request for appearance was freely heard in public, and all
statutory and regulatory requirements were complied with.
P~ROSIONS OF THFE AMENDMENT
Thie A~metndment co~ntains the following provisions designed to
promote fair competition and to e~ffectuate the purposes and policies
of Title I: of the National Industr~ial Rc~overy APct by~ increasing
voluntary Code compliance.
1. A provision which prohibits memberss of the Industry from.
adver~tising or publicly offering free funeral merchandise or
2. AQ provrisiion which establishes a mlinimnum wage rate for em-
ployees whether they be employed onl a full-time, part-time or per
The Deputy- Adm~inisjtrator in his final report to the Nat~ional
Ind-ustrial RlecoveryT Board on said amelndment, to said Code hlaving
found as here~in set forth and on. the basis of all the proceedings
in this matter;
I~t finds that:
(a) The amendment to said Code and the Code as amended are
well designedd to promote the policies and purposes of Ti~tle I: of the
National I~ndustrial Recovery Act, including the removal of obstruc-
tions to the free flow of interstate and foreign commerce which tend
to diminish the amount thereof, and will provide for the general
wPelfare by promoting thle organization of industry for the purposes
of cooperative action of labor and mlanagemenzt under adequate
governmental sanction and superv-ision, by eliminating unfair com-,
petitive practices, by- promoting the fullest. possible. utilizzt~ion of
the present productive capacity of .industry, by avoiding undue re-
striction of production (except as mray be temporarily requiredd, by
increasing the consumption of industrial and agricultural products
through increased purchasing power, by rducringr and relievingr un-
employment, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise
(b) The dodie as amended complies in all respects with the perti-
nent provisions o-f said TPitle of said Act including without Emrita-
tionn Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsjectionl (a) of Section '7, and
Subsection (b) of Section 10 thlereof.
(c) The Code empow\7ers the Code Authority to present the afore-
said amelndment on behalf of the Industry as a whole.
(d) The annmdenmet and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will nlot permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The amendment and the Code as am~ended are not designed to
and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
operate to discriminate against themz.
(f) Those engoaged in other steps of the economic process ]have
not been deprived of the right to be heard prior to the approval of
F~or these reasons it has approved thi amnendment.
]For the National Industrial Rtecovery Bcoard:
W. A. f3JII~narnsw,
JANUnARY 9, 1935.
AlifENDMEINT TO CODE OF FAIR CO1\fPETITION FOR
THE FUNERAL SERVICE INDUSTRY
(1) Amend Article VII by adding a new Section to be known as~
Section 15, as follows:
15. N\o member of the Industry shall use the wrord or words "L free ",
" gratis ", "L free of charge ", no added charge ", or other words
of similar meaning, tenor or effect, withl any advertisement or in
connection with any publllic offer;ng* of any item of funeral mer-
chandise or service.
(2) Amend Article IV, by deleting Section 1 and substituting
in lieu threof the following:
1. No emplo~ee shall be paid less than Fifteen dollars ($15.00) pern
week, for a 40-hour week or Forty cents (40d). per hour when
employed on an hourly basis, except lawful embalmers and those
conducting funerals who shall be paid not less than Trefnty-five
dollars ($9~5.00) per weekr for an 84-hour weekr. No embalmer
employed to prepare a body on. a per case, basis shall be paid less
than Fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the body of a person of ten or
more years of age and/or less than Ten dollars ($10.00) for the
body of a person less than ten y ears of age. TPhe word "' prpre "
shall incrlude dressing and placing the body in the casket. Inall
cases where an embalmer furnishes the emnbalmaing fluid, he shllri
receive in addition to the embalming fee an amnounlt equal to the
actual cost of such embolmning fltuid.
Approved Code No. 384--Amendment No. 3.
Registry No. 1749-04.
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