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U.S. DEPOSlTORY _
The Code for the Desk Accessory Manufacturers Industry
in its present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received the approval of
the National Recovery Administration
as applying to this industry
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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS SUBMITTED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1933
NATIONAL STATIONERS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL STALTIONERs ASSOCIATION,
W~ashaington, D.C., August 9, 1988.
National Recovery Adlministration, W~ashington, D.C.
DEAR SIR: We are submitting htierewith Gode of the Deskr Accessory Manufac-
turers of the National Stationers Association, which code is subordinate to the
General Code of the National Stationers Association.
This group of manufacturers has been~ organized to subm~cit a code as a subor-
dinate code for the National Sta~tioners Association, particularly in view of the
factr4that these goods are sold primarily and fundamentally through the stores
of the Commercial Stationer.
Figures in reference to volume and Inumber are contained in the application
and indicate that this Division of the N~ational Stationers Association has, in.
its membership, a majority, both in numbers anid volume.
The Desk Aclcessory business is a distinctive business.
We therefore submit this code at thec same timae that the National Stationers
Association General Code is submitted and stand ready until we hear further
Yours very truly,
[BEAL.] CRAs. P. GARVINs
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SUBORDINATE CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
DESK ACCESSORY MANUFACTURERS OF THE NATIONAL
To EFFECTUATE t~he policy of Title I of the National Recovery
Act, the following provisions are established as a code of fair competi-
tion for the Desk Accessory Maunufacturers:
The following words are used in this code with the meeanings herein
"iDesk Accessoryr Alanufactur~rs "-auny person engaged in the
manufacture of Desk; Pads of aill dlescri~t~ions,, Leather or Imlita~tion
Leather covered Desk Setsb, WTork Organnizers or Desk Directors,
Linoleum Desk Tops, Covered Canrd Index Boxes, Trays and Letter
Cabinets, Correspondence Folders, and- all similar articles used in
connection with Stationery and Office Supplies for Conmmercial,
School, Home, and Governmlent use.
"Commnittee"--the Executive Committee of the Desk Accessory~
Manufacturers of the National Staitioners Association.
Member "-ai person engaged in such industry.
"Persons!-naatural persons, partnerships, corporations, a~ssocia-
tions, trustees, trustees in bankruptcyv, and receivers.
"Act"--Title I of the National Industrial RecoveryT Act.
"Administra~tor "-The Nat~ional Recovery Administrator.
"Administration "-The National Recovery Administration.
"EFiffectiveP dalte "-t~he second MondayR followring the approval of
this code by the President.
1. This Code is subordinate to t~he General Cod~e and is submitted
pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of Article II of the General
2. The General Code is hereby recognized as binding in this
Division and on all members of the industry included within this
3. In t~he event that any provision of this Code shall be found to
be inconsistent with the provisions of t~he General Code, t~he p~ovisions
of the General Code shall prevail.
1. There is hereby created a body to be known as the Executive
AuthorityS of t~he Desk Accessory MIanufacturers of the Stationery
Industry, which shall consist. of th~e Executive~ Commnitt~ee of the Desk
Accessory M~anuifacturers and three members of the industry. The
three members so designated shall have no vote.
2. The Executive Auithority is charged generally with the adminis-
tration of this code and shall have such other powers and duties as
are prescribed herein or in the General Code.
3. The Execut~ive A~uthorityv shall cooperate with and assist the
stationery industry auithority in administering the General Code
and in obtanining from members within this Division such reports,
statistics, and other data as the stationery industry may require.
ARTICLE IV --Hovas or LABOR
The maximum hlours of labor to apply t~o all classes of workers shall
bet as contained in. Article III-A of thle General Code.
The: minimum rate of wages for any mechanical worker or artisan
employed in any plant, m~ill, or factory, or on wlork connected with
or incidental to the operation of such plant, mill, or factory, shall be
at the rate of thirty-five cents ($.35) an hour for unskilled labor and
sixt~y cents ($.60) an hour for skilled labor.
Sections 2, 3, 4, .anid 6 of Article IV in the General Code shall
prevail in this Code.
ARTICLE VI-GrENERAL LABOR PROVISIONS
General L~abor Provisions shall be those set forth in Article V of
the General Code.
ARTICLE T/II--TRADE CUSTOMS
The Execut~ive Authority shall formulate the recognized trade
customs and fair trade practices of this Division and may from time
to time submit any such trade customs and fair trade practices tothe
Administrator for approval, and same when approved shall have the
same force and effect as if incorporated in this Code.
ARTICLE VIII-A~CCOUNTING -SELLING
1. T~he Executive Authorityp shall proceed at once to provide com-
parable and uniform principles of costing which, after approval by a
majority of the members of the industry, shall be used by all members
of the ind ust.r~y.
2. Except in performance of bona fide contracts in existence on the
effecting date of thiis Code, no member shall sell any product of his
mnanufacture at a price or upon such terms or conditions as willl result
in the, purchaser paying for t~he goods received less than the estrab-
lished minimum price to the seller, determined, for t~he present, in
accordance with his own method of costing and after a standard
method has been prescribed, in accordance with such standard method,
provided, however, that discontinued lines and damaged goods or
seconds, which muist be converted into ensh to meet emergency needs
may be disposed of in such manner and on such terms and conditions
as the 'Executive Authrity mlay approve, and as are necessary to
move such products into buyers' hannds.
3. Each member shall, on or before the effective date of this Code,
publish and file with the Executive Authority complete lists or
schedules of prices and terms and conditions of sale (including all
differentials, discounts, trade allowances, and special charges) of all
preroducts offered for sale by such member, and shall so publish and
fieall subsequent changes therein or revisions thereof a~t least 24
hours prior to the effective date of any such changes or revisions.
The Executive Authority shall send to ea~ch member a copy of such
price lists or schedules and terms and conditions of sale, and changes
or revisions thereof as so filed.
4. Except in fulfillment of bona, fide! contracts existing on the effec-
tive date of this Code, no member of the industry shall sell any such
products at a price or prices lower than, or upon terms and conditions
more favorable than stated in hlis price list, published as hereinhefore
5. Bona fide export sales shall be exempt from the provisions of
Sections 2 and 3 hereof.
ARTICLE IS--REPORTS AND STATISTICS
The Executive Authority shall compile all reports required by the
National Industrial Recovery Administration.
ARTICLE X--SECRET REBATES
The giving by any person of secret rebates, refunds, credits, un-
earned discounts, dhet~her in the form of money or otherwise, or
extending to any purchasers services or privileges not extended to
all purchasers under like terms or conditions, shall constitute unfair
competition and a violation of this code.
ARTICLE SI--FALSE AND hfIlLEADING ADVERTISING
False and misleading advertising, mislabeling, andI misbranding,
false invoicing, use of slack-filled containers, the offer of free goods,
all are considered as unfair methods of competition.
ARTICLE S111-CASH DISCOUNT
No cash discount shall be given in excess of 2%fo ayet h
10th proximo. This shall be a discount. for prompt payment, and
must not be used as a price discount.
No merchandise is to be offered to distributors on consignment, or
memorandum. By consignment is meant, merchandise delivered to a
purchaser and paid for when, as, and if he sells said merchandise.
ARTICLE XIV--EXPENSE OF ADMINISTRATIONN
To cover the actual expense of t.he administration of this Code,.
assessment shall be made by the Executive Aut~hority on members.
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ARTICLE XV-GCENERAL PROVISIONS
1. The Executive Authority shall be empow-ered to administer the
provisions of this Code, to seculre adherence thereto, to hear and
adjust complaints, to consider proposals for amendment, and to other-
wise carry out within t~he industry the purposes of the National *I
Industrial Recovery Act.
2. In order to carry out the provisions set forth in Article IX, the
Executive Aut~hor~ity may appoint an independent agency, to which
agency may be submitted any statistics required under Article IIX.
Said agency shall threat confidentially all statistics furnished or gath-
ered and no publication t.hereof to any-one or in any manner, shall b
made, other than in combination with similar information furnished f
by other members of this Code, in which case the publication shall
be made only in such manner as will avoid the disclosing separately ~
of such confidential information.
3. This code, and all of its provisions, is subject to the approval
of the President of the United States, as provided in the Industrial
Recovery Act, and is subject. to such changes or modifications from
time t.o t~imle as the President. may direct in accordance wnith Section
10 (b) of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
4. This Code mray be amended by a tw~o thirds affirmative vote of
the members of the Associat~ion, provided that the amendment is
approved by the President.
5. This Code shall become effective on the second M~onday after
the date upon which it shall be approved by the President of the
6i. If any member is also a member of another industry, the pro-
visions of this Code shall apply to and affect only that, part of his
business which is included in this industry.
7. I~f any provisions of this Code are declared invalid or unenforce-
able, the remlaininga provisions shall nevertheless be continued in full
force anld effect. I
8. The failure on the part of any member of this Industryr to comply
with the provisions of this Code or t.o perform any obligation imposed
on him thereby shall constitute a violation of the Code.
9. Upon complaint of any member or upon his own initiative, the
Executive Secretary shall investigate alleged violations of this Code,
and if the same are substantiated, make reports to the Executive ':;
Authority a~nd to the Administrat~or.
10. Such of the provisions of this Code as are not required to be
incl-uded therein by the Act, may, with the approval of the President
of the United St~ates, be modified or eliminated as changes in circum-
stances or experience may indicate.