NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
COD)E OF FAIR COMPETITION
VENETIAN BLIND INDUSTRY
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Approved Code No. 229--Ampenmenet No. 1
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AS APPROVED ON MARCHI 23, 1935
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Approved Code No. 229--Amendment No. 1
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
VE~NET~IANI ]BLIND I]NDUSTR'Y-
As Approved on March 23, 1935
APRroviso AMLENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION. FOR(3 THIP
VTENETN BLIND INDUSTRY
An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full com.
pliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of an Amend-
ment to a Code of Fair Competition for the Vrenetian Blind Indus-
try, and Notice of Opportunity to be H-eard having been duly pub-
lished thereon and due consideration having been given with respect
thereto, anld the annexed report of the Assistant Deputy Admmlis-
trator on said Amendment, containing findings with respect thereto,
having been made and directed to the N~ational Industrial 1Reco~very
NOW, THEREEiOlRE, on behalf of the Presidenlt of the U-nited
States, the National Industrial Reco~very Board, pursuant to author-
ity ivestred initb Executive Orders of the President, including Ex-
ecutve rderNo.6859, dated September 2'7, 1934, and otherwise,
does hereby approve and adopt said report, recommendation and
findings and does further find that said Amendm~ent and the Code
as constituted after being amended comply in all respects with the
pertinent provisions and will promote the policies and purposes of
said title of said Act, and does hereby order that said Amendmnent
annexed hereto 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.
NJATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY BOARD,
By W. A. HARRIMAN, A~deninStrative Oificer.
WV. P. ELUIS,
Division ABdmin isftrator.
WBsmwNGONo, D. C.,
March a3, 1935.
REPORT TO THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY
NaTrowaL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY 1EOA~RD,
National Recovery Administra~tionz,
W/lashintgton, D. C.
Gentlemen: I transmt herewith a proposed Amendmet to Article
VI: of the Code of Fair Competition fo-r theu Vrenetian B3lind In-
dustry. This A~mendment is partially described as follows:
DESCRIPTION O1F AMENDMENT
The new subsection (f) of Section 10 of Article VII which will re-
place former subsections (f) and (g) requires that each member of the
Industry shall pay an equitable contribution to the expenses of the
maintenance of the Code Atuthority, an~d further provides that only
members complying wCithl the Code and contributing to the expenses
of its administration, unless duly exempted, shall be entitled to par-
ticipate~ in. the selection of the Code AIuthority or to receive the bene-
~fit of its voluntary activities. Thiis Amendm~ent will delete Section
8 of Article VI since that Section is repetitious and inconsistent with
the new? subsection (f) of Section 10 of A8rticle VII.
APPLICATION, REPRESENTATION ALND CONSENT
Under Article I[X, Sectioln 2, the Code A1uthority has the following
This Code, except as to provcisionls rqie yteAt
be modified on the basis of experience ofr changesy ine Pcrcumsancs
such modification to be based upon application to the Administrator
and such Notice and hearing as hre shall specify, and to, become
effective on his a approval. Any such application mayg be made by the
Thle Code Aurthority applied for this Amlend~ment ini a letter of
December 20, 1934, from the Secretary, and submitted therewith a
copy of the mlinultes of the mleetinga of tlhe Code Atuthority held at the
Vandl~erbilt HKotel, New Yorkr City, on December 12, 1934, which set
forth that. the Ctr<1e Authority had adopted this Amendmtent. Let-
ters cdated Marcl~h 11, 1935, and March 20, 1935, from thne Se~cr~etary
of the Code Authority again state the Code~ Aulthorit~y has app~roved
the Amendenl~lt as now submitttedl to you1, including the dleletion of
Section 8 of ArIticle VI.,
]By virtue of the Codle provision abov-e quoted, the Code AuthIority
is vestedl with the power of the applicant group to act for the pro-
ponients of the Codec. In a report o~f Janualry 4 1934, thle Achm~nis-
trator foundlt thant, the applicant p-our p is an industrial group, truly
representative of thle afore aid indlust~ry.'"
OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD ACCORDED TO PERSONS ENGAGED IN OTHER&
~STEPSI OF THE ECONOMIC PROCESS~
Administrative Order No. 229-7, giving notice of thie proposed
Amendment, was issued on February 1, 1935. Under this Order,
opportunity was accorded any person to submit criticisms, objections,
or suggestions concerning said Amendmnent which was printed with
said Notice. This opportunity extended to February 21, 1935. No
objections to the Ame~ndmaent were received in response to this Notice
hir~ch waTs published in full accordance with Executive Order No.
6527, dated December 21, 1933.
CONSIDERATIONN BY THFE: NABTIONAL; RECOVERY ADMINISTRTION
The proposed Amendment hras been, considered by the several Ad-
visory Boards and Divisions of the National Recovery Administra-
tion ux the mariner and to the3 extent required under the Office Ma nual.
UCntil th~e present timne the Code Authority for this Indiustry has op-
erated very satisfactorily on, a basis of voluntary contributions to the
expense of maintaining the Code Authority. Lately, however, new
units are entering the business and some of these are not paying thec
voluntary contributions. In order to avoid a situation in which the
benefits of the Code A1~uthority are enjoyed by those not contributing
to its support, it is proposed to make mandatory the payment of con-
tributions to the expenses of thne maintenance of the Code Ahuthority
by members of the Industry.
This Amendment authorizes the Code Atuthority to collect equ~itabl:y
from all members of the Industry contributions for the purpose o
defraying the expenses of the Code Authority. It will impose no
inequitable restrictions. It will not promote monopolies or tend to
promote monopolistic practices, nor oppress small enterprises.
T~he Code as amended complies in all respects with the pertinent
provisions of T~itle I of the National Industrial Recovery ALlct, in-
cluding without limitation Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection
(a) of Section 7, and Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof. The
Code as amended also complies with Executive Order No. 6678, dated
April 14, 1934.
Trhis Amnendment is designed to provide for the g~eIleral welfare,
and effectuate the policies of the Act, by promoting the organizations
of the Industry for thne purpose of cooperative action in this trade
On the basis of all the facts stated above and the administrative
findings of law and fact mladle above, I recommlendl thnat this Amenmd-
mnent be approved.
WV. JEN NING;S BUTTS,
Assistant Depzcty A-dmni is~trattor.
The findings and recormemedation made above are conlcurred in by:
Ac. C. DIXON,
W7. P. ELLIS,
Ma~ca 20, 1935.
AJMENDMrIEINT TO CODE OFE FA~tIR COMPLETION F"OR
TH3E VENETIAN BLIND INDUSTRY
Amend Article VI by deleting Section 8; renumbering Section 9
as Section 8; relettering subsection (h), as subsection (g; and by
deleting Section 10, subsections (f) and (g) and suzbstit mig in lieu
thereof thne following:
(f) It being found necessary-, in order to support the adlministra-
tion of this Code anrd to maintain the standards of fair competition
established hereunder and to effectuate the policy of the Act, the
Code Authority is authorized:
(A) To incur such reasonable obligations as are necessary and
proper for the foregoing purposes, and to meet such obligations out
of funds which mayT be raised as hereinafter provided and which
shall be held in trust for the purposes of the Code;
(B)` To submit to the N1ational ]Industrial Rtecovery Board for
approval, subject to such notice and opportunity to be heard as may
be deemed necessary,~ (1) an itemized budget of its estimated ex-
penses for the foregomg purposes, and (2) an equitable basis upon
which the funds necessary to support such budget shall be contrib uted
by members of the Industry;
(C) After such budget and basis of contribution have been ap-
proved by the National I~ndustrial ]Recovery Board, to determine
and obtain e~quitable contribution as above set forth. by all members
of the IndustryT, and to that end, if necessary, to institute legal pro-
ceedings therefore in its own name.
Each member of the Industry shall pay his or its equitable con-
tribution to the expenses of the maintenance of the Code Authority,
determined as hereinbefore provided, and subject to rules and reg-
ulations pertaining thereto issued by the National Industrial Recov-
ery Board. Only members of the I~ndustry com~plying with the Code
and contributing to the expenses of its administration as hereinabove
provided, unless duly exempted from making such contribution, shall
be entitled to participate in the selection of members of the Code
Authority or to receive. the benefit of its voluntary activities or to,
makie use of anly emblem or insignia of the Nilational Recovery
The Codce Authority shall neither incur nor pay any o~bligation
substantially in excess of the amount thereof as estimated in its
approved budget, and~ shall in no event exicee~d the total amount con-
tainedl in the approved budget, except. upon approv-al of thre PNational
Industrial Recovery Board; anld no subsequent budget shall contain
any decficiency item for expendlitures in excess of prior budg~ret esti-
mates except those which the National Indurstr~ial Recovecry B~oard
shall have so approved.
~Renumbe~r sections 10 and 11. of thiis article to readl sections 9
Aproved~c\~ Codfe No. 229-A-mendmenlt No. L,
Registry No. (j"0 030.
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