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Approved Code N~o. 21-Amaendment No. 3
Registry No. 930--1--01
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODbE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS APPROVED ON MaARCHI 5, 1935
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Approved Code No. 21--Amendmen~t No. 3
AMENSDMIE]NT TO CODE OF 'FAIR COMPETITION
I~P'LEAH]E R INDUSTRY
As Approved on March 5, 1935
ArenoI4RNG AMENDMENT OF CODE OF ]FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
An application having~ been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of T'itle~ I of the National Indu~strial
Recovery Act, approv-ed June 16, 1933, for approval of an am11l~l~endme
to the Code of Fair Comnpetition for the L~eather Industryr, and
notice of opportunity to be heard having been duly giv~ten thereon
and the annexed report on said amendment, corntainingfndgswt
respect thereto, having been made and dlirectedl to the Presidetnt.
NOW;T, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of th~e United
States, the National Industrial Recovery Board, pur nol~lt to author-
ity vested in it by Executive Orders of the Pres~iden~t, including
Executive Order No. 6859, dated September 27, 1934, and othe'1rwiSe?;
does herebcly incorporate, by reference, said alnnexed' report and does
find that said amendment and the Code as constituted after being
amendled comply in all res~pects with, the per'tinen'lt provisions and
will promote the policy and purposes of said Title of cnia Act, and
does hereby order that said amendment be and it is hereby approved,
and that the previous approval of said Codie is hereby amnded'lltc to
include an approval of said Code in its entirety as amended.
NATIONAL INDESTI~?RIAL REC.O1ERY BOARD,
By WV. ~A. HARRIM~AN, Admin~istrati ve~ Office~r.
Approval recomm3uendled :
PRENTInss L. CooNLEY,P
WASHINrGTON, ]D. CI.,
M'larch 5, 1935].
119419* 10 -3 -2 1l>
REPORT TO TPHE PRESIDENT
The PIesE.SI ET,
The WMhite Houcse.
SmR: This is a report on the Amendmlent to the Code of Fair Com~-
petition for thne Leather Industry an~d on thne Notice: of Opportunit~y
to be Heatrd, dated Janu!ary 23, in ncorda~nce with the pr1ovision s of
TIlitle I of the? NPational Industrial Recovery A~ct.
The Leather Industry, through the General Planning Committee,
its Code Authority, has availed itself of provisions in Article XV
of the Code of Fair Competition for the Leather Industry, approved
by y~ou on the seventh day of September, 1933.
misastil OF AMIENDMIENT
T~he Amlendment- n calls for a revisioi n of Article XVTi, paragraph 2,
and will e~rnable the Code Authority to propose Amenldmntst on be-
half of the Indlustryr or any D~ivision thereof, without the necessity
of a three-quarter vote of the entire Industry, as provided in the
original article. AIt the time the Leather Code weas formulated, it
included only tannlers~ of leather.~ Thely were comprnnlativelyr few
in number, and an approval by seventy-five (75) per cent wras dlemoc-
cratic and workable. Since the Code was originally approved, there1
have been. included undter the Code many small and scattered groupsI
of related industries, such as thne L~eather Belting Division. O
several occasions it has been. found that, althlough they rtcecived~ o~ne
hundred (100) per cent vc-te~ of approval by the tarnners~ to a p~rol-
posed not'ionl, the abse~tnce of anly vote from many of the -mal;lei~r
membe1~I'c1Il~rs ma the securing of seventy-five ('75) per cent a phys-ic:ll
impossibility. In other \rnedsl, their halnds have been liedl in tak~ing
any irunsrtructiv e action. It wtas only after the expendtiture of conr-
sider~ably over one thousand dollars in long distance telephone ill-
thzat the Code A~uthorityr was able to get the necessary votes on this
Thle D nT)(lll! Adlministr~ator, in his final report to th~e National
Industrial R~ecovery Boar~d on said Am~nendlment to said Codte. ha\ing
found as herein set fourth and on the basis of all the p~ro~ceedingll~s in
The Naitio~nni Industrial R1ecovery~I Board finds that:
(a) The Aimendment to the said Code and the Codt-e as amended
ar~e well des~igned: to promote the pollic~ies and purposl"'es of TIitle I
of the National Industrial Recovery Act, inlc.lud~ing thle removal of
obs~tenlctionslc to the free flow of interstate and3 forleignl commerce,
which tend to dimninis'h the amount thereof, and will provide for the
general welfare by p~romotingr the organization of industry for -the
purpose of cooperative action among: trade groupsI'~i by inducing and
manintainlingr united notion of labor and mannagemntcl underl ndequate
,aovernmentall sanction and supervision, by elimninating unfair comZ-
jetitiv-e practices, by prom~loting the fullest possible utilization of the
present productive capachiy of th~e industries, by avyciling undue
restr~ictionls of production (excep~lt as may be temporarily reqluiredl),
by increasing the col:nsumpti~on of industrial and agrieniltura;l prod-
nects through inc~reasing pur~chasl~ngr power, by reducing and rehieving
unemployment, by im~provingr standards of labor, and by otherwise
(b) The Coode as amendledl complies in all rep~lec~tS with the perti-
nent p'rovisions of said Title of said Act, including without limitat-
tionn Sub-section (a) of Section 3, Sub--sec~tIon (a) of Section 7 and
Surb-section (b) of Section '10, thereof.
(c) The Code empowers the G~enernl Planning Committee to pre-
sent the aforesaid Amendment on. behalf of the Industry as a whole.
(d) The Amendment and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) Th~e Amlendmeni~ lt and the Code as amended are not cdesignPd
to and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
operate to discriminate against them.
(f) Those ellngaed in other ~tep~s of the economic process have
not been dep~rivecd of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
For these reasons, this Amendment has been approved.
F'or the National Industrial Recovery Board:
W;. A. H.~Ranumor
AfAZ~Ron 5, 1935.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITI[ONI FOR
THE LEATHER: IND[USTCRY
Amendl the Title of Article XV bl deleting the last twro words
" andi Voting" and channge commla to '"period" after thoe word
"L terml~ in at ions.")
Article XV, paragraph (2) shanll be amnended~ to read as follows:
Such of t-he provisions of this Code as are not required to be in-
c~ludet d hiere1in by the Act may, upon r~c.olnunen datioi n of the General
Planning Comnmittee as providledl hcr~ein asnd, with the approval of
the ~National Industr~ial RecoveryS Board, be mnodi~fied or eliminatedi
in such. manner as mayS be inldicated by the needs of the public, by
changes in circumstances, or by exp-erilence. All of ther provisions
of this Code, unless so mod~ifiedi or elimninatedr, shall remain in effect
until June 16i, 1935.
Approved Code No. 21--Amen~dment No. 3.
Registry No. 930-1-01.
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