NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION~
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
LUGGAGE AND FANCY:
LEATHER GOODbS INDUSTRY
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Approved Code No. 42-Amendment No. 1
Registry N~o. 907--1-01
AS APPROVED ON MARCH 10, 1934
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Approved Code No. 42--Amendment No. 1
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMIPETIITION
LUGGAGE AND FANCY LEATHER GOODS
As Approved on Myarch 110, 1934
APPROVING AMVENDMIENcTS OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THEIR
LUGGAGE, AND IFiANCY LEATHER GrOODS INDUSTRY
An application having 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 amendments
to a Code of Fair Competition for the Luggage and Fancy Leather
Goods Industry, and hearings having been duly held thereon and the
annexed report on said amendments, containing findings with respect
thereto, having been made and directed to the President:
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, I, Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator for Industrial Recovery,
pursuant to authority vested in me by Executive Orders of .the Presi-
dent, including Exrecutive Order No. 6543--A dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise; do hereby incorporate, by reference, said an-
nexed report and do ~find that said amendments and the Code as
constituted after being amended comply in all respects with the perti-
nent provisions and will promote the policy- and purposes of said
Title of said Act, and do hereby order that said amendments be and
they are hereby approved, and that the previous approval of said
Code is hereby modified to include an approval of said Code in its
entirety as amended.
Hanc S. JoaNSON,
Admr7liini~stfraor for Ind~ustrial Recovery.
Approval recommended :
GEO. L. BERRY,
March 10, 19341.
458080 ___-425-600-34 (11r
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENTT
The WI/hite House.
SIR: This is a report on the Amnellnde ntss to the Code of Fair
Competitionl for the Luggage and Fancy Leather Groods Industry,
and on the hearing conducted thnereon in WmTashington, D.C., J~anuary
31, 1934, in accordance with the provisions of Title I of the~ National
Industria~l Re~covery Act.
Thle Luggage and Fancy Leather Goods Industry, thl~roughl the,
Executive Code Commi~ttee its codec authority, has avaled itself
of p~roviSiOns~ inl Article VIIl of the Code of Fair C~omlpetition for
the Luggaget and Fancy Leauther Gioods Indusltry$ approved~~ by you
on the third day of October, 1933, which recitesi In part:
It is contempllalted that from time to time supplementary~r~ pr~o-
visionrs to this code. or additional cc.de~s will be: subtmittedl for the
approva\l of the Presidelnt to prevent unfair compecttitonl in prices
and otherl unfair and destructive competitive pra;c~ti~ce and to effec-
tuante th~e other purposes and policies of Title I of the N~ational
Indusl-tirid Recov~ery Act-~onsistent w\ith the provisions hlere~of."
RE~SUME~ OF MODIFlr. 'lli OSS
1. A c~larifil;ationl of Articl]e I, definitely oultlininlg products of
malu flc~turers~ comi ng underl the provisions~ of the codle.
2. Provisionl for the affixing of stamup or label bearing~r thle NRA
insi gnia, to getherl with a registration number ass-ignedl to thle ma1nu-
fatcturer, on all mrchan~-lldise manufacture edl by membersl~ of the brief
of thle industry; also thle provitic ons tha~t Iuch ins~ignial maly be sus-
pended~ or w~ithdra~wn fromn anly mlembl~er by the Exc~utive Code
Coulmllifttee upon1 aIPproval of thei Admnin-istrator of such. action when
a hlub tanltial violation of any pr~ovisionl of thet codle is established.
Provision is also ladle. for thle Excuc~tive Codec Collnunittee to es~tab-
lish appropria'intte mac:hinery for the ihbuancec of such'] reg~i.sfltrat~ion
4. Provide~ for grantinlg of leg~itimatetr trade dliscounlltd and1 the
tilinlg with the secretary of the 1cod~e autfhority prinlte~ prices lists
andi~ dectailedc~ schedles~rl c of the trade1~ dliscounlta by such1 11111 manuuturersc
5.Povd. pris~infor manulllfur(t urersI to extendI( more't equ~i-
tab~le tradel terms to c'lterners'l' in. thel: ro:tonr staltel inl orde~r to com-
ply within thle harvesct time in suchl states.
6i. Pirovides for an, anticiplationl discount. at the rate of six percent
(6';T) per annum.
7. Limits the time wvhen. customers may return articles for credit
8. Provides for the appointing of three (3) members~ of the Imita-
tion and Leather Novelties M~nnlfac:t~uring group to the: Ex~cuti~ve
9. Provides for onle (1) member of the Dog Fiurnishings and
Leathler Specialties Manufneturing~r group to be appointed to the
Executive C~ode Committee.
10. Makes uijformll the phra~seology as to the code~ nu~thor~ity in
Thet Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said a mend-
ments to said Code having found as herein set forth and on the basis
of all the p~r~ceed~ing~s in this matlter:
I find that:
(a) The amendments to said Code and the Code as amended are
well designed to promote thle policies and purposes of TPitle I of the
National Industrial Recovery Act including th~e remnoval 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
welfare by promoting the organization of industry for the purpose
of cooperatlve action among trade groups, by including and main-
taining united action of labor and management under adequamte gov-
ernmental sa notion and supervision, by eliminating unfair competitive
practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the present
productive capacity of the industries, by avoiding undue restrictions
of production (except as may be temporarily required), by increas-
ing the consumlption of industrial and agricultural products through
increasing purchasing powC9er, by9 reducing and relieving unemploy-
ment, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwTise re~habilitat-
(b) T'he Code as amended complies in all r~espcts with the perti-
tinenrovisions of said T'itle of said -Act, including without limita-
tinSbsection (a) ocf Section 3, Subsection. (a) of Sect ionl 7 and
Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The Code empowers the Code Authority to present the a fore-
said amendment on behalf of the industry as a whole.
(d) T'he amendments and the Code as amended are not dlesigned
to and will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The amendments and the Code as amended are not designed to
and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises a~nd will not oper-
ate to discriminate against themr.
(f) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have not
been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
HjUanI S. Jo~INIson,
M~no 10 193.Am/in~is~trator for Intdurstrial Recovery.
AM[ENDM/JENT TO CODE OIF FAIR COMPETITION FiOR
THE LUGGAGE AND IFANCYC LEATHER GOOD>S IN-
In accordance with the procedure specified in Article VIII, Sec-
tion 8, of the Code of Fair Competition for thle Luggage and Fancy
Leather G~oods Inrdustry, the Executive Code Conuni~ttee, being the
Planning and Fair Practice Agency for the Ind~ustr~y, submits here-
with the following amendments or modifications to the Code.
1. It is proposed thalrt the first pallragaph of Article I be amecnded
to read as followsps:
Industry as used herein includes all persons engaged in the ma~n-
"(a) Brief cases, hand luggage, sample cases and sample trunks,
"(b) Fancy anld small leather goods and leather novelties, whTlether
made of leather or imnitationl leather, including traveling toilet kits,
bill folds, purses not permanently attached to hand bags, coim purses,
kiddy bags and purses made of imitation leather retailingr for 25
cents or less, card cases, vanity cases, eigrne and cigarette cases,
tobacco pouches, toy holsters, leather picture framens, souvenir nop--
elties and such novelties to adorn thne home or person, and leather and
imitation leather handles, camera cases, straps for trulnks, ilugae
skates, cameras, and tires, name tags, pistol ho~lders, runc-lum bottle
cases, baby7 carriage straps and safety belts, gun ca e-cs, 1,n:ther and
imitation leather d~og furnishings."
2. A~dd a nlew sectiion. knowcn as Section 7 to Article 'V, rending
"APll members of the brief case, handj luggage, sample casle aind
sample trunk, and trunk division. of the Industry shall stamp or
label all merchandise manufactured~ and sold with. an NiRA indoi(-
niat bearingr a registration number ass~igned to such memllber by tIle
Executive Code Committee, which number shall be that mlembler s
individual idfentificantion numb~ler, but the privileges of using such
insignia may be susp~endled or withdrllawn from any mem~nber by the
Executive ("ode Committee, upon approval3 of the Adcministrator
of such action, when a violations of any provision of thle Code is
The Exrecutive Code Conunlittee shall e tablishl appropriate
machinery for the i ss anrcle of such~I regi strait ion. nlumberI in neco~da nce
with th~e foreg~coing~ provision ""
3. It is propo~slal that Article VI, Section 19, p~aragralph (b) be
amndedlclc' to readl as follows:
(b) In the faincy and small leather goods~ division of thle indusi-
try, terms to the chain and variety -ftores, wrhole'-nllars andt mail orderlc
housesc shall not xc.ceed~' SG; tenl day,z wRith the? privilegeI of gIiv.ing
E.O.MT. (endl of monrlthl) dtn.To all other purchase~rs terms
.iha~ll not eceed~r l :3C: ten dlays, w\ithl the p~rivileg~r e of givingE..M
in the fanrcy and small leather goods division shall be permitted to
accept one order to a customer, shipped after Aug~ust 1st, dated
December 1st, wCith maxrimuma terms 3%0 ten days, E.O.M. ( end of
monthh, and also one order to a wholesaler, shipped after ~rAugut
1st, dated December 1st, with maximum ter~ms 2%0 ten days, E.Oh..
(end~ of month).'"
4. Add a new subsectiojn (c) to Section 1i2, ASrticle VI, as followtsr
"L In thle fancy and small leather goodsj division of the Indlust~ry,
the granting of a legitimate trade d~iscournt when such a discount
is not in lieu of cash discount shall be permitted. A trade discount
shall be considered legitimate only: when it is a uniform trade dis-
count grivenl to legitimate wh]olesale r~s, or based on consllumer price
of" product. Any manufacturer granting; such trade li scoullf ntis m
file with. the S~clclretry of the Ctode ~Authority his prinltedl price list
and detailed schedule of trade discounts, specifying to whom and
under whlat conditions these trade discounts are available."
5. Add a new subsection (d) to Section 12, Article VI, as follows:
"' Terms m~ay be extendedc~ on one shipment per year to a cusltomler,
in the states of V~irginia, North Caro~line~l South? Carolina, G~eo.rgin,
F'loridan, Alabama, M~icsissippi, LouisinnaR Arkansas, Oklah~oma anld
Texas, made during April, Many, June or July, so that the account
is due ne~t October 1st."
6i. It is proposed that t~he first paragraph~p of Sectionr 12, Article VIZ,
be amecnde~d to read as follows:
The giving of any discount conlt.trary to the following tradl~e
practices is unfair competition, except.t an untlic'ipatwnl discount at
the rate of 6% per annum and ecepctjt in contract for the export
7. Add a new sec~tio-n 14 in Article VI, reading ass follows:
"It is unfair c~ompetition for a mnun~flc~tur~er to accept articles
for credit or exchlange, the malnufac~ture of which is subject to the
provisions of this Code, except when such returns are made within
seven days after thre receipt of shipmentt by thne customer;l provided
that this section. shall1 not apply to credit on ncou~?Lnt of defects of
manufacture and/or materials, or delayS in ship~ment.""
8. Acldd a new sulbs~ctionl (f) to Sectilon 1, Article VIIIT, readling
"L Three members of thte B3oardl of Dilrc~torls of the NPiational A-sso-
c~iation of Imitation and Leather -Novelties Manullfueturers,, Inc.l to
be appoinlted by thle President of the Nationall Aissc~ciation of Imita-
tio~n and Leather Nov;elt~ie~s Mal~nllcufneturrs Inc."'
9. Add a Il.new subse~~ctioJn (g) to Section 1, Article VIII, readlinga
"' One mlembler' of the Boar~d of Director~s of the Dog Fur~nish~ings
and Le3ather Spe'cialties Mannuflctuleurer Association, to be appointed
by the President, of the Dog Furnishings and Leather Specialties
10. It is proposed in Article VIII, Section 1, preceding the words
" is set up" be nIlnendled to insert the words is hereby constituted
the code authority of this industry and ".
Approved Gode No. 4Q2---Amendment No. 1.
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