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Approved Code No. 21--Amendment. No. I
Registry No. 930--1-01
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
C ODE OF FAIR C OM PETITION
AS APPROVED ON FEBRUARY IG, 1934
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ApprovPed Code No. 21. Amendment No. 1
AlMENDlMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
As Approved on February 16, 19341
APPROVING: A~MEIND)MENTS OF CODE OF FAIR COMIPETITIONr FOR THE
An. application having been Julylj made pur~sunntt to aind in f~ull
compylialc~e with the pr1ovisions of Title I, of the National Indus-
trial Reco~veryr Act, approved June 16, 1933, for ap~provanl of amnend-
ments to a Codle of Fair Competition for the Leabthe Industry, and
hearings havingr been duly! held thereon and the annexed~ report on
said amlendmrlents, conltaining~ findcingi: with r~espec~t thereto, having
been mande and directed to the President:
NOW, TH~EREFiORE, on behalf of the President of the Unlitedl
States, I, H-ugh S. Johnson, Ad.cminlistrautor for Industrial Rec~ov-erS,
pursuantl to aluthor~ity \ested~ in mne b~y Execu~tive Ordlers of the
President, including Executiv-e Order No. 6543-A, datedl December
30, 1933, and otherwise; do hereby inlc-orporate, by Irefeltrenc, said
annexed rIep~orte and do find thant said amnendmeent~s ad the Code as
constituted afterl being amlenlded complain all respects with the
pertinent prov\isio~ns and will promocteth policy and purposes of
said Title of said Act, and do hereboy order that said amendments
be and they are her~eby appr~oved, and that the previous approval
of said Code is herebr~y mnodified~ to include an. approval of said
C'ode in its en~tirety as amended.
Henc S. JoBNSOnl
Admninicctrator for Indus1tralr Recovery.
GEO. L. E(ERRY,
February 16, 1934.
REIPORTII TO THE PREI~~DENTI
The Whrite Houcse.
SmR: Thnis is a rep~or~t on the Amen~ld mntsn to the Ciode of Fanir
Compel'titionl for thle Leather Industry, and on the hearing con-
cluctedl thel~reon in Wash1-ing~ton, D.C., January 22, 1934, in ancc~ordc-
atnce with the prod )\ionsll of Title I of the at~ionni(,ll Ildustr'ial
The Leacther Industry, through the General Planning Conunittee,
its Code Aiuthorit~y, has availedf itself of prov)\isionsll in Article Xl'
of the Code of Fair Competition for the Leather Inldustry. a>-
proved by you~ on thre seventh day of .Septemher, 1013:3, which~ recites
'' It is conlornlatedll~t~ c that fromt time to time suplplemtlentaryg pro-
visions to this code~1 or additional codes will be subm?~itt~ed for the~
approval of the President to preve~nt unfair c~ompletition in prices
and other ~unfair and de trutctive competitive prneticrs and to effeec-
tuate th-e other p~urploses and policies of T~itle I of the Naftiolnal
Industrial Recov~ery Act cocnhistc ent with the plrovi-ionsj hereolf."
HE.SU MEI ~ OF MOI I FIC'.TIO S
1. For the inclus~ionl of South Ca ro~lina in. Section 1 of At i(.le I V,
left out of original through overs~ighlt.
2. A typo'.'~RPenpical corr1ect~ion of Article VI, subssect ion (b);
which readc: beltmai~kers, emergel-ncy service workers"' andi now
ren~s:"betmaers emrgeCy~ service w\orkerts..'"
3. ~A clarification of paragraph`L~ 1. of Article X definitely out-
hmnng Irepl~lcresetation and pr~ocedurlle of the vote by divisions of the
industry on Ge~nernI P~lanning~ Committtee
4. Wiaires2 six per celnt (ti :) ilter~est. chanlLrg where Fst~le laws.
pr'ovide lower rate.
Also includes a three (3) days!' gra.ce prov'\isionl at sellers' option,
during which discount mayI be: allowed and durin~r which no inlter~est
shall be charged, provided payment is made witilin this three (:3)
The balance of proposed amendments are in thle :forml of a1 supl-
p~lemnental code of fair te~ndc pra~c~ticess for the Arnerieiinni Leathler
Beltingr Association Division of the Leantherl Industry3 andi its sub-
divsins iellig the waivring of thne six pecr cent (670o) interest
charges on past (1ue( ne~rountsf because of the great number and genl-
erally sm-all .sizc of accounts ion this division.
T'he Depu~ty Administrator in his final report to me on 9;aid
amnendmiienrt. to tsaid Code havingb found as herein e~t forth and~ on
the Uinsis of all the proceed((~iings in, this ilatter:
I find thlat:
(u) Thne nmewhe~ll~nts to said Code and the Code as anwndedl~i are
well designed~ to promote the polii~cis and purponsc~ of Title I of
thle National Indut'r!~in Re~Icovery A5ct inlc.lludingC the removal of
obstructions to the free flow of interstate andl foreigSn commerce
w~hichl tenld to dliminish the amnount thereof, and will provide for
the gyeneral welfare by promoinctin~ the orgaillntizain of industl~ry for
the! purpose of cooperative nectionI amongl~: trade groups, byg inducllCing,
andl maninaiining unitedi nation of lahur1,1 and management undier
adtequate govellrono-ntall sanction and supervision, bly climilnating~
unfair competitive practices, by prosmotingr the fullest possible utili-
zatioln o~f the present producrtive c~apac-it~y of the indo~-tries, by avoidl-
ing undul I~restr~il-tions of proilne.tioln (except as mlay be templlorarily
required ), by? increasingly the consumptiontio of indu rltrial sand agr1icull-
tural producct. thl~rlouh increas~ing purlchasingF power, by reducing
and relieving unempl~oymen~lt, by improving standards of lbr n
by othlerwise rehablilitaltiim~ indus-try\.
(b) Thle Code as amewfedi~ conpiesc in all Ie-rreset-, with th~e perlti-
nent p~rovisions of said Title of~ said Act, including without limnita-
tion Sub~section (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of Section 1 17 an
Sub sect ion (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) Thle Tanners' Counlcil was and is an indullstr'ial neeociationl
truly~ reprle;e~ntative of the afor~esaid Indlustry and that said Council
imposedl and imnpo~es no equitable res~tr'~lictions on admlliRSion to
mnemb~ership thercin1 and has applied for or con-nc~lts to these
R mentlmerit .
(d) Thle amnendmllents and the Code as amndedt~ct aIre n1ot designed
to and w~ill not permit mo~rnopoclies or monopolistic practices.
(e.) Thne amendmeltnts and the Code as am~endted are not designled
to and wrill not elimlinate or olppress~- small enterprises and w-ill not
operate tol isrl;iminate against them?.
(f) Thnoe engagedl in other steps~ of the economic process hnave
not beenl deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
HUan S. JoE-NSON,
FER~aUa~R 16, 1934.
AMfENTDMENT` TO THE CODE OFi FiAIIR COMPETITION
F`OR THIE LEATHER INDUSTRY'T
1. To insert the name of South Carolina in Section 1. of Article IV
of the Code.
2. Article VI, Section 2 (b),t is amllendled to rend:
Maintenane ~ol~rkers, engineer~, firemene, beltmakrers' emnergency
service workers, patent leather luggers and sorters of w-hole leather
who may not work: over 40 hours in any one wee~k, except by pany-
mlent of 11/3 rate for overtime, nor over 8 hours in any one day,
except by payment of 11/3 rate for overtimee"
3. ]Paragraph 1 of Article X is amended to read as follows:
For the purpose of carrying into effect the policies set, forth
in the `National Industrial Recovery Act, the Board of D~irectors
of the T~anners' Council of Amler~ican from time to time, subject to
the approval of the N~ational Recovery A-dministration, shall classify
all mlembersl of the indtustr~y into diivisions, each of which shaill be
truly representative of its branch of the Leather Industry, anid
shanll a~llowrp to each such division the right to either one or t o
representative on a General Planning Comfmittee. Such represen-
tatives shall be elected by each division ncor~~dingg to its ownl rules.
An alternate matiy be ele~~cted and may act for any r~eprlesentative.
If a division has two re~plresentatives either in the ab~sen~ce of the
other may cast both votes. TPhe! Gcnerall Planning Committee shall
consl~titute the coordinatingr agency for the dlivisions~ of the industry~y'
4. The first paragraph of Article XIVr is nme~t ndled to r~ead as
"'All invoices cover~l~ng~ domes~itic sales in the Leathrer Indiustry
shall be dune and payable in 30 days. At seller's option payment.
mlay be madnce on the 15th day of any rlcatlendoIlr nth~ for all invoices
of the preceding enllendtar m~olthl. No dating shall be allowedt.
Disolunt shall be for ensih payment only and shall not exceed~ Pg .
All bills are net after 30 days and interest shall be added at th~e
rate of 670 per annum unless this shall be higher than the legal
rate in any State in which case the legal rate shatll prevalil, pro-
vided, however, that at the seller's option he mlay grant 3 dlays orf
gree' duringf which discount m~ay boe allowed~, anld during which
no interest shall be chargedcl provided paymlent is made within this
3 day p~er'iod.
'" The requ~i~lremet that interest shall be collected on ov\erdlue
nec~r luts shall not apply to membellrtls of the AmericanIH Leather Belt-
ing Aissociation D~ivision of the Leather Indutlry,~~ ecep~t when ro.ugih
or crrid hlting: or other leather is sold in compiletit ion w'ith
meanll~cr.i of other dlivi-;ions of the Len~ther~i Industry1'~ in whiich cace
interest shall be co~ll~c~tedl as reqyuired~ by this artic~le.
5. Fairl Trade Prrrtices of the Am~ericanz Leather Be~fltng .1anolian-
ti'on ID.irhionZ of the~ Le.lflu r, Indlustry.--(1) Alfter th~e approvarl of
the Contr~act, and Fiorward Order forms requl~ired by Article XIV'
her~eof, it shall be an unrfair trad~e pra;ctic~e for for~war1d ord~ers~ to be
accepted except in alicco!~rdancet with the terms and forms so atpproved.rl
Orders~ taken for ~hipmentll within 30 days of placing of the ord~er are
noct to be consl.ideredtl~ forward orders.
(2) Decept~i~f on,.--F~raudulent and/or d1ceptive pra'ictile. inluin
unfair trade prac11tice.
(3) Substf~,,itui, .-The substitution of inferiior malterial for those
namellcd in any order or cocnti~ract without th~e pur~c~haser's knowledge
or permission is in unfair trade prc tu-
(4) Secret Rebates.--The giving of secret rebatestr- or Irefunds; is
an unfair trade~lc practi.e.
Fair Tradne P,rliefrsl Apyinig to Alpr'on Manurrrr't!fllIure r
(1) It shall be unfair trade practice for any manducturertll~e or
jobber to give leather ap~lrons~ as free samples.
(2) It shall be an unfair trade practice to grivet a time gual~rantee
covering leather aprons,!, except-,i that where thne seller has aIgreel with
the buyer that the matter of workmaillnllhip and ma~ter~iall is subject
to adljustmnent, an alljus~tmen-t mlay be made prov-,~ided that the facts
a re reported to the Secretary of the Allr neien nl Leather Beltinga
Assc,~iationl, who shall keep suchl facts on file.
F-air1 T"irade Practicres Applying to Cacnvas L~ug Scfitras, Leatherfr
Sti-rapingll, and Leathier Loom, P~ichX~, i~r Manfa9ctua,: r
(1) AdlvertisinU Allo~an~ce. -The giving by thle sellerl of anly ad-
tet~sn llowanuce, dliretl~y or indlilrc~tly,, which br1ing s the price of
an iy product below-\\ his cost of such product, is an unfair trade p~rac-t ice.
(2)' Defaina~tion)l.-W7~ilfull or malicious defamation of compl-etitorss
or th~e disparalgemlent of comlpetitors' products, is an, unfair trad~e
(3) Mi~;mappropriati' f on.--The misapproprilt ionl of a comp~letitorl''s
bu~siness by indnecingf breatch of contracts, esp~iolnage, piracy of styles,
dlesigns,~ patent', or cop~yright~s, or iml-itationl of trade u~;nmes or tradle
.Iarksi~, is unfair practice.
FairI TradeC~t Practin~l' d for) Lance Leather Divis~ionl
Owinglc to the! merhndisi~nglslr pr~c~ticer in the L~ace Lteather Division
f'orwatrd orders are unnecessary where delivery is spt~~fecife within
ninety (90) days, from late of invice.
Approved C:odle No. 21. Amelcutlmenrt No. 1.
Re~gistry No. 93Cr-1--01.
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