Code of fair competition for the portrait and commercial photographers industry as submitted on August 21, 1933

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Code of fair competition for the portrait and commercial photographers industry as submitted on August 21, 1933
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U.S. DEerCgg~~gTES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1988


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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION



CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

PORTRAIT AND COMMERCIAL

PHOTOGRAPHERS INDUSTRY

AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 21, 1933


REGISTRY No. 1650 1-06



The Code for the Portrait and Commercial Photographers Industry
in its present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received the approval of
the National Recovery Administration
as applying to this industry















































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TENTATIVE CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION ]FOR THE POR-
TRAIT AND COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE
UNITED STATC`ES

ARTICLE I-DIIEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. The photographic industry, as contemlplated by this
Code, shall include all individuals, copartnerships, corporations, trusts,
or other institutions engaged in t~he business of exposing photographic
devices, and/or making prints therefrom; and any department., di-
vision, section, or branch of any business establishment or an Federal,
State, county, or city department., service, section, or division, or any
department, division, section, or branch of any educational institu-
t~ion, whether organized for profit. or~ not for profit, which engages in
the exposing of phot.ogaraphic prints therefrom, wHith the follow-ing
exceptions:
(a) Persons, copartnerships, corporations, or others doing such work
solely for their own use.
(b) Government departments, services, sections, or divisions doing
such w~ork solely for their ownu use.
(c) Persons, copartnerships, corporations, or depar~tments, services,
sections, or divisions thereof, engaged in the making of motion pic-
tures, blueprints, photostats, or similar allied branches of photog-
raphy not commonly considered as coming under the head of either
portrait or commercial photography.
(d) Persons, copartnerships, corporations, or others engaged in the
business known as photo finishing.
(e) Educational institutions, whether for profit, or not for profit,
doing such work solely for their own use.
(f) Students of educational institutions engaged in doing such work;
solely for their own instruction.
(g) Persons, copartnerships, corporations, or others doing such wiork
for medical or scientific purposes.
SEC. 2. This Code shall apply to all persons, copartnerships, cor-
porat~ions, governmental departments, services, sections, or divisions,
educational institutions, and all others, as well as to all branches,
departments, divisions, or services of such establishments or inst~itu-
tions, whether they shall engage in t~he exposing of photographic
devices and/or making photographic prints therefromz which are
intended to be sold or given to persons or establishments not within
nor directly connected writh their own establishments or institutions,
except that nothing in this Sect~ion shall be deemed to apply to any
amateur photographer or his right to make gifts of photographic~
prmnts.
State License Lawns and State Examining Boards are reconunended
in all States as additional safeguards and protection to the Public
Employees and Employers.
Ail members of this Association shall, by reason of such muemlber-
ship, be considered as licensed to do business under the terms of this
agreement with the President, and in accordance with t~he NRA.







SEc. 3. TIhe term. "'Association"~ as hereinafter used means The
Photographers' International Association of Ameria.
S~c. 4. The word "Act as hereinafter used means the National
Industrial RecoveryT Act, approved June 16, 1933.
SEc. 5. The word "President'" as hereinafter used means the Presi-
dent of the Unitied States.

ARTICLE II--ORG;ANIZ1ATION AND) ADMINISTRATION
SECTION. 1. The Association, sponsor of this Code, includes in its
membership approximately %---~ of the business done by this
industry and over %---1 of the number of established concerns
engaged in such industry.
SEc. 2. Membership and participation in the Association are open
to all engaged in this industry upon the terms set forth in the Con-
stitution anld By-Laws of said Association. A Copy of these docu-
ments is attached hereto and made a part of this Code substantially
as if it were quoted herein.
SEC. 3. I18 Order thaat the Presidenrt may be kept informed of the
observance or nonobservance of this Code, and to the end that physi-
cal distance mayT not impair the flexibility and fairness of it.s applica-
tion, the following administrative organization shall be set up for its
execu tion:
(a) The national membership of the industry shall be segregated
into the following Regional Divisions:
LIST

(b) A Regional Control ]Board consisting of ,_, members shall
be created. by vote of the industry within such region, each member
of the industry within such. region to be entitled to one vote.
(NOTE.-- 1 stfenltat~ivelyTsuggested that regional classifications be
set up on the! basis of population and community of problems--for
instances, the metropolitan a rea~ of Chicago might constitute a Regaion,
while in the case of a sparsely populated area an entire State might
constitute a Region1.)
(c) A National Control Board of ___, members shall be created
by- appointment of the members of the vFarious Regional Control
Boards, each of the latter to select by ma jority vote .;, members
of such National Board.
(d) The National Control Board shall appoint fromt its own mem-
bers~hip a Natfional Control Committee of ___ members.
POWERS AND DUTIES

(a) The National Control Board shall be the general planning and
coordinating agency for the industry. Its m~em~bers selected by the
established Regional Control Boalrds shall be empowered by said
Regional Boards to act for the several Regions conclusively in respect
to all matters before! the Board for consideration and within its juris-
dic tion TIhe Board shall have powers and duties as provided herein,
anld inl addition thereto, shall have:
1. T~he right~ to from time to time require such, reports from Regional
Divisions as in its Judgment may be necessary to advise it adequately
of the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Code;








2. Upon complaint of interested parties, or upon its ownm initiative
make such inquiry and investigation into the operation of the Code
as may be necessary; and
3. M~ake rules and regulations necessalry for the administration
and enforcement of this Code. The Board mayS delegate any of its
authority to t~he National Control Comnmittee previously described,
and may designate such agents as it. shall determine.
(b) The Regional Control Boar~ds shall be the general planning
and coordinatingr agency for th~eir various Regions. The various
Boards shall have powers and duties as prov~ided herein, and in addi-
tion thereto may:
1. From time to time require such reports from members of the
Regionn as in its jud~gment are necessary to advise it. adequatel? of
the administration annd enforcement. of the Code, aEnd to enable it to
formulate such reports as may be required by the Natio~na~l Control
Board .
2. Upon complaint of interested parties, or upon its own initiative,
make such inquiry and investigation into the operation of the Code
as it may deem necessary, or may be requested by t~he National
Control Board.
3. Make studies of problems of cost and pricing peculiar t~o the
Region concerned, a~nd from time t~o time prescribe minimum rates
for products of the industry in such region, such rates t~o be based
upon average costs of the members computed in accordance with
recogmszed accounting principles.
4. To in general administer the provisions of this Code of Fair
Competition in such Regaions, all actions, however, to be subject, to
the review of the National Control Comlmittee.
(c) The Nationa~l Control Committ~ee shall be empowered t.o re-
ceive and direct all communications fromt and to the President or
his agents concerning the approval or amendment of this Code or
any of its provisions. The Com~mittee shall serve as an executive
agency for the Nationa~l Control Board, and shall be charged wtith
the enforcement of the provisions of this Code, and wvith the duties
through the Regional Control Boards or otherwise, of hearing and
adjusting complaints, considering proposals for amendments and
making recommendations thereon, approving recommendations for
exceptions to the provisions of this Code, and ot~herwise administer-
ing its provisions. Any Regional Board or other adherent to the
provisions of this Code or subject t~o it.s terms shall have the right of
appeal to the National Control Board, and the decision of said Na-
tional Control Board, subject to the review and approval of the
President, shall be final.
ARTICLE IV
SECTION 1. The Code; herewith submitted is not mtended to permit
monopolies or monopolistic practices, to oppress small enterprises,
not to discriminate against them, nor will the operation of this Code
have such effect.
SEC. 2. The employees of members of this industry shall have the
right to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of
their own choosing, and shall be free from interference, restraint, or
coercion of employers of labor, or their agents, in the designation of
their representatives or for self-organization or in other concerted








netivities for the purpose of collective bar~gaining or other mutual
aid or protect tion.
SEc. 3. No employee, and no one seeking emlployvment in this in-
dustry, shall be :required as a condition of" employment to join any
company union or to reframn from Soininga, organizing, or assisting a
labor organization of his ow~n choosing.
SEC. 4. Employers in this industry will, complyr woithn the mxmum
hours of labor, mlinimlum rates of p~ay, and: otecoiiosfem
ployment approved~ or prescribed by t~he President..
ARTICLE VT-H-`ouns or LABOR
SECTION. 1. The hours of labor in: this industry shalll not exceed
hours per weekl dulring any six months. Diuring the balance
of the y~earl, the mnaximumn hours of labor shall not exceed ___
hours per week. Exceptions to the maximum hours required in the
~foregoing, however, shaall: be made as follows:
(at) Emlployees or owners engaged, solely in executive or supervisory
catpacit~ies as; defined by the Association shall be exempt from the
above limitations. Each. member of this industry, however, shall
file with the Alssociation the names and positions of such employees
OF OWner~s.
(b) All~ employees and owners shatll be entitled to exceed the maxi-
mum hours above indicated in. case of emergency where undue detri-
ment would be sustained, or great financial loss result from failure
to comply with exceptional requirements. Any excess time so spent,
however, shall be compensated for to emploees at the rate of one
and one third times thie regular hourly rate, and a report shall be
submitted to the Regional Contfroli Board as required outlining the
reasons for such overtime.
SEc. 2. The minimum ratces of pyfrtevrou lsiiain
of mplyee inthi inusty sallconform to the President.'s re-
employmnent agreement NliRA.
A-RTICLE `VI---TRADE PRACTICES

SECTION 1. T~he following practices shall be considered as unfair
competition in the business of' producing and selling portrait or com-
mlercial photographs:
(a) Seing portrait photogaraphs below cost plus ... .% profit
as prescribed by the various Regional Boar~ds from time to time.
(b;) Vliolation of sections herein ha.\ing to do with msaximuma hours
of labor and minimum rates of pay, or any others terms relating to
labor as adopted by this industry.
(c) Withholding from, or mnserting mn, an invoice statements which
make such document a false record, w~holly~u or in part, of the transac-
tion represented on the facee thereof.
(d) Giving to any purchaser special or discriminatory prices, terms,
privileges, or anly rebate or allowance mn any manner whatsoever
contrary to the agreed terms anrd conditions of the industry, or not
as granted to all purcasers alike.
(e) The offering to any purchaser of an option to have photographic
prints made and acceptance thereof aind payment therefore contingent
upon approval, unless a charge is made for the actual cost mncurred.








(f) Interference, or attempting to interfere in any manner what-
soever, with an existing contract between a member of ths industry
and a purchaser.
(g) The securing, or attempting to secure, orders or business by
the givng or the offering of gifts, prizes, or rewards, whether of
money or anything of value, to customers, their employees, or any-
one acting in their behalf.
(6) The making, or permit~tingr or causing to be made, any stat~e-
ment, oral or written, that reflects falsely upon a competitor or his
bu siness.
(i) The enticing, or attempting to entice, employees of a competitor,
(j)> The description of the products of this industry, or of the quality
of materials and workmanship that go into suchi products, in any
manner or by any means with intent, to deceive such customer.
(k) The publishing or circulating of coupons or certificates to
prospective customers wit~h representations that they may be used in
part settlement of the purchase price of any photographic pout
(1) Using misleading trade names, such as Etchingrs, Oil aint,
Porcelain Mliniatures, etc., when such description is not true in fact
and is calculated to deceive the public.
(ml) Off ers of extra service, not connected with the normal routine
of the business.
(n) The. holding of so-called "'Sales" or "'Special Offers"' which are
not such in fact because of their indefinite continuance.
(0) Secret subsidizing of promlinent people so that their nramres or
photographs mlay be used for advertising or for display purposes.
(p) Copying the work of another photographer except by estab.
lishmlent recognized as doing a legitimate business of that nature,
when such copying is ordered or authorized by the studio or estab-
lishmlent wh~ichl made the original prints or when the studio or estab-,
lishmnent which made t~he original negative is out of business or beyond
reasonable commrunicating distance.
(q) Displaying the work of another member of the industry, or
samples offered by manufacturers of sensitized materials, and delib-
erately or by innuendo representing them as the work of the studio
or establishment exhibiting them.
(r) Claiming to have w'on awards at Salons or other exhibit~ions of
photographs when such is not the case.
(s) Allowing unearned discounts, or arllow-ing excessive discounts
constituting a reduction in price.
(t) Employing employees under sixteen years of age.
(u) U~sing the style or designs of another member of the industry,
providing those of the latter have either been th~oroughlyv established
within the trade or registered with the proper governmental depa~rt-
m~en t.
(v) Purchiasing the product of manufacturers or other sources of
supplies where~ such source or sources do not make known all terms
and conditions of sale, or give special and discriminatory prices,
privileges, rebates, or allowances of whatever nature.
(w) Offering credit terms in excess of th~irtyg days to any purchaser,
or advertising or malong known to th~e public in any manner that
such terms are offered.
Misrepresentation of any description to obtain business.









ARTICLE VII-ENFORCEMlENT OF THTE COD)E

SECTION 1. Complaints regarding violations of any Section or pro-
vision of ths Code shall be marde to the Regional Control Btoalrd of
the region in which the offense is comzmitted. Comnplainnts may be
mande byT any member of the industry, and shall be certified to inl
writing and accompanied by all1 available evidence thereof.
SEc. 2. The Regional Control Board shall imm~lediatel y u~pon regis-
tration of a complaint, notify t~he accused member of the~ induslt~ry
and inform such member of the charges, advising him of the evidence
which has been presented and notifying such member that investiga-
tion will be mad~e.
S~.3. The Regional Control Board is emlpow~lered to makle such
investigation of the complaint as appears proper, and shall, if the
circumsta ncesc require, apply such disciplinary or corrective mreasures
as are co~ntemllplatedd by- the Act or mayT be authorized from timne to
tim~e by the President..
SEc. 4. Any member of the industry shall be entitled to appeal any
decision of the Region~al Control Bo~ard to the Nat iolnal Con trol Bo30ard,
whose decision, subject to the approval of the President, shall be final.
SIEc. 5. The books, records, anrd places of business of all members
of this industry shall be open during normal business hours for in-
spection by the duly accredited representatives of the Associationl.

ARTICLE VIII

SEC'TION 1. The President of the UnLited States m~ay- from time to
time of his own motion or~ upon request of the Na tional Control Board
of this Association cancel or modify this Codet or any portion thereof,
under the terms of the National Recovery Act.
SEC. 2. This Code shall. take effect ten (10) days after notification
of its approval by th2e President.
Q-1
Your number, W.T.J.
Date, Aug. 17, 1988.

Employment data
[If actual figures are not available estimate or omit]

1926 1928 1980 1932 1983

S1.'Average nu mber of perrsons employed. ........ ~.. 3 3 2 2 1
2.'Average number of males employed.~....... ...~. I I ~...~.~~.~.... ..... .~..~.~.~.~.
3.aiAverage number of females employed~.~.~. ...... 2 2 1 1 1
4.flAverage number of employees under sislteen years
of age emlployed..~.. ......................... .~..I... .... ... ..... .......~....~ ~ I...~..~.I... ~...~....
5. Average number of proprietors performing pro-
ductive wrork. ................... ...~.............. .....I.. ....~..)... ...~..... I...~..~..... ....
6. Average number of employees required to meet
seasonal peak production ...........~..... ....... 3 2 22 1
1. 7. A4ddit ional number of employees required to meet
normal production on basis of 36-bour mazi-
mum week;.~.....~.~ ........................ ..~...1......~. ..~.~..I....~. .~......~~~.~ .......~.~.....
i 8. Additional nu mber of employees req uired to meet
normal production on basis of 40-bour maxri-
mum week;.~~... .........~......... .......~. .. ~..... .... .1.~. ....... I .......... ........ .I I
9. AdditionalI nu mber of employees requ ired to meet
normal production on basis of 44-hour maxi-
mum week.... -~~~~.~.~~.............~......I...... ~.~.I..-.-.... ........ ...... ......... 2--
10. Minimum hours per week per employee when
Operating normal production~..~.~..........~..I.... ........1.......~.. .1.~.~~~..... ~..-.... 36
11. Minimum hours per week per employee when
operating peak production.~~..~.~.~.....~.1.............. 4 8 ...~.~-.~~.... ......


















































































































Total~.................... .....~....... .......~.~~~~~..... ...... ......


Em ployment data--Continiued


12. W'hat number of hours per we ek do you consider as a fair maximum under the new indus- 40.
trial and commercial demands for spreading employment?
13. Can you operated effciently on a 36-bour maximum?....~... .................~.............. Yes.
40-bour maximum?...~..... .~.... ................-..... J
44-bour maximum?~................... ........ 4---,,,----
14. What number of hours impress you as being best adapted to your reqluirements?.......... 40.
15. W'ill your present equipment and available labor supply permit you to handle seasonal Yes.
peak req~uirements without the employment of additional labor?
16 If your anSwe~r to 15 is No," how~ many addit ional ours per w~eek; per worker are required? i...........
For how many' weteks?.......~~............. ............... ......~.... ........................
17. G:ive muouh.- of pleakl output ............... .....~........................... .............2oth
(Nov.-
Dec.)



ISj. Do y'ou p~.i!y :n'. of yolur emplloy'ees upon 3n ho~urly or p~iecew ork hasis?... ...............- No.
19. W'hat is the st-erage hourly rate if your answer to 18 Is Y'es"?l................... ........1 J
20. 11 hat is thle average wreek~ly rate if yolur answer to lb is Y'es"?............. J
21. Are yocu in twlor of having employees perform home work?.....................:::lL::::1: 1 No.




22. List your pay roll data as followrs'




Weekly salary-


bT Classification

June 1933 June 1926




40. 00 Proprietors...... .~................~~... .....~...~.................. $10. 00 $4i0.00
35. 00 Operators~.........................~~ ~................ .........~.. 35. 00 45. 00
25. 00 Retouchers..~................... .......... ..~~~..~. .~~........... 25.00 30.00
S Printers.~....~~.....~.........~. ....................4 ---...
S Finishers...~~~....~. ~ ~~....~~.........................4-----
20. 00 Receptionists..~. -....~.~.~....... .~..~.~~.~...... .~~..... ......... 20.00 25. 00
S Solicitors~.... . .......................~.~ 4 -- .. -
4 Offce employ'ees~..~..~.........~.~............................~.....I ... ...


Av erage monthly pay' roll. .............. ................ ..... .----[-----I---.........




23. If limited to the following hours per week, list the additional employees you would require:


Hours


Operators......~ ~~.~.~-... ~~~....................
Rletouchers. .. .. .. ..
Printers~.....~... ~ ~~.-~......................
Finishers.. . .. . .


Solicitors...~..~ ~~~~~..-~-.-.................
Office em ployees.~.. ...............


............
............
............
............
............
............
............


............
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............
............
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EmnIln ida ment data-C on1t inIu ed

24. What perc~entspe of the selling price in your opinion should be fixed as a 'minimnum profit ?...._........
25. Please ill our the following Profit and Loss Statement:



Twelve months ended Dec. 81


1932 1930 1928 1926


N et Sales .. .... -- -- -- _~-.... .. .._ ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..... .


1, 000.69 . .










308. 00 .... ... ............................









150.00 . . .
N one. .. .. .. ..


~


I 1 ;1~1~1


I I


Cost of Sales:
Invenltory, Beginning..~__ ..................
Materials and Supplies.... .. ... ... .... .

Total.. .... .. .. ............
Less, Inventory. ]Ending... ...___. _. -
Cost of Materials Used ...... ... .... --
Labbor-Direct_- ___~_______~-
Overhead or Burden--Rent, Indirect Salaries,
Light, Heat, Power, Depreciation, Repairs,
Taxes, Janitor Service, etc~...---...... .. .

Total (Cost of Sales).. ...... .............

Gross Profit on Sales_-_._~. __~-..... .... .........

Belling and Administrative:
Expense--Solicitor's Salary, Delivery Ex-
pense, Advertising, Officers' Salaries, Otijce
Salaries, Stationery and Printing, Bad
D ebts, etc.. . .

Net Profit on, Sales..-_--~-.. ~--~............. ...

Other Income--Interest on Bank Deposits, Dis-
count on Purchases, Interest on Investments, etc.

Less:
Other Expense--Discount Allowed, Loss on
Sale Equipment, etc.,---............... ..
Net Profit before Federal Income Tax........
Less, Federal Income Tas ................... .

Net Profit .~-._-..... .. ...... ........

26. What are your estimated taxes for these years,
Daid to all assessing bodies?....... .........


1, 678. 07
............

............
. .. ....
.. .......


2, 883.05
............

...........
...... ...
. .. ....


],..503. 56




443


(1)
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............
...... ....
.............


1 No business.


June 31.


Decem ber 31


1930 19128


19=6


ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash.. .. .... .... ...... ..... ......
Customers' Accounts and Notes (Net of
Reserve for Bad and Doubtful Accounts).
Inventories ... .. ...... ...............

T~~ral Current Assets._-... ...........----

Fixed Assets:
Land, Buildings, Machinery, and Equip-
ment (at cost)....~................... ....
Less, Provision' for De~preciation..~..........


...: ... ...... --------.-:::::


.. .. .. .. .. -


Total Fixed Assets~.~~........ ........ .... .... ....


Other Assets:
Sundry Accounts Receivable, Deferred
Charges, Prepaid Insurance, Prepaid
Taxes, eitC. ........................... -
Outside Investments... ................ _

Total Assets........................ -


1 No business.


27. Please fill out the following statement of financial condition:


1933 19.32





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I )


Jane 30

1933 1932


December 31

190/ 1e928 1926


. . . . .


TRADE PRACTICES

28. Are you in favor of free sittings (photographs for reproduction purposes in newspapers, magazines,
or ot her publicat ions, etc.) where credit is given? (yes or no) No.
29. Are you in favor of furnishing a free photograph from a paid sitting (for reproduction purposes in news.
papers, magazines, or other publications, etc.)? (ges or no) Yes.
80. Are you in favor of speculative work, wit hout ebarge, in anticipation of an order? (yes or no) No.
31. Are you in favor of premiums (extra pictures, frames, paintings, etc.) given with an order? (yes or no)
No (for portrait photographers only).
32. Are you in favor of a minimum ebarge for all school work? (yes or no) Yes (for portrait photographers
only).
33. Are you in favor of a camera ebarge on all sittings, irrespective of the number of pictures ordered, or
purpose for which the sitting is made? (yles or no) Yes (for portrait. photographers only).
34. Are you in favor of making a charge for releasing negatives to customers? (yes or no). (For commercial
photographers only.)
35. What percentage of your business is commercial photography? None.
36. Are you infavor of unday work? No.
37. Are you a member of the Photographers' International Association of AQmerica? (yes or no) Yes.
38. Are you in favor of a minimum fixed prices for ditrerent classes of work? (yes or no) Yes.


Em~ploymntfil data--Continueid


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LIABItLTES AND CAPITAL
Current Liabilities:
Notes Payable....-....~................~...
Accounts Payable..~......................
Accruedl Items, Payroll, Taxes, etc........
Total Current Liabilities..... ...........

Mortgage Payable................~.....~.......
Capital Stock, corporation.~... .....~....~.......
Surplus, corporation. ................... .......
Net W'orth (Part nerships and Proprieto~rships)
Total liabilities and capital. ....... _


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THE PROTOGRALPHERS' INTERNATIONAL AssocurrIow or AMERICA

648 HIARRISON ST., FLINT, MICH.
BROTHIER CRAFTSMAN: I take it for granted that you want to see professional
photography return to its former standards, that you want to see t he present
evils eliminated, and that y-ou want the business back on its feet so you and all
the rest of us can make a decent living. I take it for granted also that you would
prefer to have a hand in doing these things rather than have the Federal Gov-
ernment (if we don't act promptly) appoint a political administrator for this
industry and do the job in a way we unquestionably won't. lik~e.
Therefore, as one photographer to another, I want your help, and am counting
that you will give it willingly.
In this envelope is a copy of thle suggested Code of Practice for this industry,
the work, of a nationally known specialist in, this worki, a man w~ho kinows what
the Government will accept and what it will not permit. He has produced this
after studying all Codes prepared and submitted to date.
There is also a Questionnaire, no longer than we can help, but we need all of
this information that you can furnish. Send it to our Secretary at Flint.
However, the immediately important thing is the Code. Study this carefully
and return promptly with your approval and any suggestions to Grant Leet,
Chairman, Code Committee, Wacshington, D.C.
TIo make this effective we must show WCIashington a, membership of 75 percent
of the photographers in the United States--and you should be one of t bese.
Now, let's gol We can clean up this profession only if we all get together and
take advantage of the opportunity the Go~vernment is giving us. And, by the
way,.Abel's Weekly is now the official organ of the Intternational and every mem-
ber will receive it without additional cost, every weekr. ~All in all, it's a pretty
big bargain for $2. Send it at once to pay for your mrembership until December
31, 1933, thus doing your part to help our industry.
Cordially,
J. Wr. Scorr, President.
213 W. MCONUMIENT ST., BALTIMORE biD., Alugust 1, 1938.~
P.S.--Remember and come to the Winona Reunion, August 21, 22, 23.







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