NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
C ODE O F FAIR COMIPE TIT ION
LUTGGAGE AND FANCY
LEATHER GOODS INDUSTRY
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Approved Code No. 42t-Amendment No. 2
Registry No. 907--1--01
AS APPROVED ON JUNE 29, 1934
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Approved Code No. 42--Amendment No. 2
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF Fi"AIR COMUPIETITI`ON
LUGGAGE AND FANLICY L;EATHIER GOODS
As Approved on June 29, 1934
ArrROVING AMENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMlPETITION FOR THE
LUGGAGE AND FANCY LEATHrER OODS T'INDUTRY
An application hlavingq been duly mlade pursuant to and in full
compliance withl the provisions of Title I: of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, a~ppro'ed June 16, 1933, for approval of an armend-
ment, to a Codle of Fair Competition for the Lu~ggag and Fancy
Lea~t~he1 rcr~l God industry,_ and hearings having been duly held thereon
and the annexedl report on said amendment, containing findings with
respect thlereto, hlaving been made and directed to the President:
NTOW, THEREFORE~, on behalf of the President of the United
States, I? Hugih S. Johnson, Admninistrator for Industrial Recovery,
pulrsuant to aulth~ority vested in mle by Executive Orders of the Presi-
dent,, includling Executie Order No. 6,543-A, dated Deemrrber 30,
19i33, and otherwise; dlo hlereby incorpyorate, by reference, said an-
nexed report and dlo find that said amendmlent and the Code as con-
stitutedl after being amlendedl comply in all respeccts with the per'l-
-tinent provisions and will promote the policy and purposes of said
Title of said Act, and do hereby order that said amnrndmrl e nt be and
it is hereby ap~proved, and tha7t the previous approval of said Code
is hereby mnodified to include an approval of said Code in its entirety
HIUGH S. JOuxNSOx,
Administrator for Industrial Recovery.
Approval recommended :
GrEO. L. BERRY,
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The Whi~ite H~ourse.
SIR: This is a report on the amendments to thie Code of Fair~ Com-
petition for the Luiggage and Fancy Leather Goods Industry and on
the hearing condlucted~l the~reon in Washington, D.C., June 6, 19341,
in necocrdanrce writhi the p~rov\isions of Title I of the National Indus-
trial Re~covery Act.
Thec Luggage and Fanlcy' Leather Goods Industry, through the
Et.ncutfive COdel Commlijtt~ee its Code Authlority, has offered amiend-
me~nt~ to thec Codl~e of Fa~ir Comipetition for the: Lubrggag~e andC Fancy
Leathler G~oods Indc~ustIry
HislTs1 OF MIODIFICATIONS
1. For the inclusion of "' wallets, dleski sets, keyr cases and pencil
cases ", upon w~hich~ hearing w-as held and which should have been
inc~ludedi in the am~endmlentt of M~arch 10, 1934~, but was omitted in
coplying~ through an oversight.
2. For the inlclusiion of a further provision to Article V, Section 7I,
of thle amendmentt of Marich 10, 1934,~ upon which hearingr was held
and w~hichl shoIuld have bePen included in the amendment of that date,
but was omitted~ in cop~ying~ through an oversight.
3. The p~rovision wh~ic~h it is proposed~ to addc to Article VII was
included at the sug~gestion olf the Admlninistration in order to clarify
andl to comlply w~ith thie policy of the Admninistration in t~he collec-
tion of codle authiority namessments..
41. TIhe purpose of th~is amiendmient is to permit the Code Authority
5. Th~e purpose of Article \It, Section 12 (a) is to permit the
retailer to procure. hii holidayv merchandise in advance of the regular
peak seasoni, aind to enablle the industry to procure their orders at
an earlIer dlate so, as to avoidl last miinute rush orders.
G,. Thle pulrpos~e of Artictle V'I, Section 12 (b) of the Amiendmnent
of Marichi 10, 1934, is toi clarify thle present section.
The Depulty Admlinis~f Iltrator in his final r~eport. to mne on said
Amnendmnent to 4;aid Coderl~ ha~viner found~ as her~ein set forth and on
thc bas~is o~f all the proceedingsrgs in this matter:
I findt thiat:
(0) Th'le Amnendmentsl to aid~ Codle andl th~e Code as amiended~ are
w~ell decsignred- to prmc~note~ thle policies andl p~urptoses of Title I of the
National Indlustr~~ ial Reenclve Act includling thle removal of obstrue-
tions~c to thle fre~e flow, of initierstate andi foreign commelnrce which tend
to (limlinishl theC amo1Cunt there'tof, and wvill provide for the general
welfare~ by! pr1omloti ng thre organ~izationn of industryl'~ for thle purpose
o~f coopllerative ac~tioni aiiongb tr~ade groups, by indullcing anld malini-
training united action of labor and mnnagemeent under adeqluate gov-
ernmnental sanction andl supervision by elimlina~tingC unfair compiieti-
tive practices, by promoting the~ fullest. possible ultilization of thne
present productive enpacityr of the ind-ustr~ies, by avo-iding~r undue re-
strictions of production (except. as may be templorarilyy requrired),) by
increasing the consumption o-f industrial andl agricultural produllcts
through increasing purchasing power, by reducing aLnd relie~ving un-
employment, by implroving standards of labor, and by ortherwise
(b) The Code as mnendled complies i7 all respects with- th~e perti-
nent provisions of said Title of saidl Act, inctlud~ingf without limita-
tion Siubsectionl (a) of Section 3I, Sulbsection( (a) of Stetion 7 and
Subsection (b) of Section 10) thereo-f.
(c) The Amlendme~nts and the Cod~re as amndedlll l are not designedl
to and will not. permit monopolies o~r mionopolistic practices .
(d) The Amendments and the Cod~ce as amended are not; designedl
to and will not eliminate or olppress small enltel~rp~ris and wcill not
operate to discriminate ncain~st them.
(e) Those engngedl in other steps of the e:cnonmic~ process have not
been depriI'ved of the~r right to be heard prior to appr~oval of saidl
For these reasons the Amenennllets have been approcvedl.
HoonI S. Jo:~NssoN,
JUNE 29, 19;3.
AMlENTDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMlPETITION FOR THE;
LUGGALGE: AND FANCY' LEATHER GOODS INDUSTRY
In accordance w~ithi the procedlure sp~ecified in Anrticle VII, Section 8,
of the Code of Fair Comp~etition for the Luggage and Fancy Leather
Groodls Indulstry, the Executive Code Commnittt ee, being the Planning
and Fair Practice Agecncy for the Indlustryr, submits herewith the
following amendmients or miodifications to the Code:
1. It is prop~osedl that Section 1, sub-sectionl (b) of the amendment
to the Codle of Fair C'ompetition for thle Luggage and Fancy Leather
Goods Industry. appr~oved Marlch~ 10,-11934, be aImended by adding
after t~he word curd3'< cases inl the 5thl line the following: "' wallets,
dlesk sets, key cases and pencil cases "!.
2. Add to Section 7i, Ar~ticle V,! approved in the amendment of
March 10, 1934, after thle last paraggrap~h, the follow-ing:
"C The Execultive Codle Committee may also grant the same privi-
lege to another D~ivision or Divisions of this Industry on the appli-
cation. of such Div-i.sion or Divisions."~
3. It is pr~opoised that A~rticle V'II entitled Participation be
amended by addling the following thereto~ as Se~ction 2:
LSEC'TIoxS 2. A. It b~einlg foulnd necessary to support the Adminis-
trantioni of this Codec, inl order to effectuate the policy of the Act andi
to m~aintain thne standcardls of fair competition established hereunder,
the Code Authority is aulthlorizedl:
1. To incur such~ reasonable obligations as are necessary and
proper"' for the :fojreoing purp~ose s andl to, meet such oblignt~ions out
of funds which sh~all be hetld in trust for the purposes of thle Code
and rai edl as herrei after pjrovidedl;
2. To submit to, the Adlministrantor for his approval, subject to
such notice a~nd olpportunity to be heardl as he mnay deeml n~ecessanry:
'"(a) An itemnizedr budglbet of its estima~ted expelses s for thle fore-
gaine~ purposes, andl
"(b) An e~quiitable bansis upon wrhich~ thle funds necessary to support
such budget shall ble cojntr~ibutedl by all miemnbers of the Indtustry
entitledl to the beneftits neer!uinge fromil the maintenance of such sitand-
arde, and the admrlinistratioo n thereif ;
"L3. AZfterI suchI budge~(t and1. ba~is of contfributionl have been ap-
p''roved' by the Administrator(,1, to determinjl e andi collect equitable con-
tributions as above-r et fo rth ,l a nd to tha end,~I~l if neceCSSalry, to ins~tit ute
legal proceedlingsr thleretfer~ inl its ow\n namle.
"" B. Eachi memerrlt1 of thle industry shall pay his or its equiitable
contrflibution to the~ expecnses of thle manintenanice of thle Codei Auithor-
ity-, cel('rmlined'c as hrinabo'llllCve p~rov,\idel, and sub~jtct to thle rules~ and
regu~llations pclrtainingS therei~to i~ssued by thle Admllinistrantor. Only
members of the industry complyinga with the Code and contributing
to the expenses of its administration as hereinabove provided, shall
be entitled to participate in thea selection of members of the Code
Authority or to receive the benefits or any of its voluntary activities.
"L C. The Code Authority shall neither incur nor pay any obligation
mn excess of the amount. thlereof as estimated in its approved budget,
except upon aIpproval of th~e Adlministrator, and no subsequent budget
shall contain any deficiency itemll for expendlitures in excess of prior
budget estimates except those~t which the Ad~ministrator shall have so
4. It is pr~op~osed that Section 1, Article V'III, after the wordls "Las
a Planrning and Fair Prancticer Agency of the Industry the following
sentences b~e addlced:
Th Excutie Cde ommiteemayincorp~orate under the laws
of any. State of thle Unitedl States or of theDsrc fClmisc
corporation to be no~t fory profit andc to be. known as th~e Code Author-
ity of thle Luggage and Falncy\ Leathler Groods Industry'; p-r~ovided
that the powers, duties, objects and purp'Ioses" of the saidt corporation,
shnII, to the satisfaction of the Administrator,, be limited~ to the
p~ow~ers, duties, objects and pulrpo''ses of the Executive Code Commnlit-
tee as provided in the Code; providedl f u~ther, that the Code A~uthor-
itly shall submlit to the AdmllinistratorI, for hnis alpprova\~l, its prlloposed
Ce rt ifien te o f Inco rporln t i o~n and proposed byT-laws.i, and no amI endmtlle nt
of eitherl shlall be madn~e without the like prior, approval of the Admllin-
ist~rator. If at any time, the Adlminist~ trato shall dectermine that the
corporate status a~ssumed by the Code AuthorityT is inter~fe1irin with
the proper exercise of its power~s and duties under this Code, or wc~ith
the effectuation of thle policies or purposes of the Act, he mnay, after
such1 notice and hlearingr as he may deemn necessary, reqcuir~e an. appro-
priate modlificat~ion of the structure of the Corporation (if consistent
with the law~ of thle State of Incorporation), th~e substitution of a
corporation created under the laws of another State in the same
manner as t~he existing Code A~uthority, thne substt~titutio of a non-
corporate Code Aluthority truly representative of the Indu~tr~y or
such other actions as he may deem expedient."
5. It is proposed that paragraph "' a ", Section 12, of Article VI,
be am~ended to readl as follows:
(a2) "' In the brief case, hlandi luggage, sample case, sample trunk
and trunk division of the Industry terms sha~ll not exceed 2% 10 days,
30 days extra from la~te of shipment, except that manufacturers shall
be permitted to accept one order to a customer shipped after Octo-
ber 15t~h, dated Decemlber 1st."
6. It is proposed that paragraphs b '", Section 12, of Article VI[,
Is amended blurch 10, 1934, shall be amecnded- to read as follows:
(b) In the fancy and small leather goods division of the `Indus-
try, termls to the chain and variety stores, wholesalers andC mail order
houses shanll not. exceed 2T 10 days fr~om date of sh~ipmelnt, w~ith the
privilege of giving E.O.MT. (endl of month) dating. To all other
purchansers terms shall not exTc~eed~ 3Cr 10 days feromn dste of shipmel~nt,
w~ith t~he p~rivilege of .giving E.O.Mr. (end of month) duating, and from
said pur~chalsers manufac~turerss in the fancy and small leather god
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division shall be perm'itted to accept one order to a customer,
shippedl after Aug~ust 1st, danted Decemlber 1st, with maximum terms
35.'; 10 day1!s, ET.O.MI. (end of mlon~th) da~tinga, and also one order to a
w\holesaller, shipped after Aiugust 1st, dated December 1st, with
maxsimlum sterns BS; 10 days, E.O.M~. (end of month) dating."
A~pprov\edl (ode No. 4f2~-Amerndment. No. 2.
Regist ry No. 307-1--01.