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Approved Code No. 517
Registry No. 1122--1-08)
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS APPROVED ON SEPTEMBER 71, 1934
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Approved Code No. 517
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
RING TRAVELER MANUFALC~TURING INIJDUST]RY
As Approved on September 7, 1934
APPROVINGC THE BBsIC CODE AS THIE CODE OF FAIR COMPETITIONS FOR TH
RING TRAVELER PAfANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
An application having been made~ pursuant to Administrative
Order No. X-61, dantedl July 10, 19341, for the approval of the Basic
Code, as modified and attachedl to the annexed report as Exhibit
"A", as the Code of Fair Comipetition for the ]Ring Traveler MSlanu-
facturinga Industr~y, dlefined for t~he purposes of this Order as follows:
"L Industry means and includes the mnanuf'acture and sale of Ring
spinning and twisting Travelers used for spinning and twisting
yarns; and it appearing to mle that said apphecation is in full com-
pliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial Re-
covery~ Act, and- that. the~ annexed~ report on si c; Codel contnl ngn n
findings with respect. t~hereto, has been made and directed to the
NOW~, THEREFORE, on behalf of th~e President of the United
State, I, Hugh S. Johinson, 'Administrator for Industrial Recovery,
pursuant to autlor~ityr restedl in me by Executive Order~s of thie
President, including Executive Orde~r No. 6543-At, dated December
30, 1933, and otherw~ise, do hereby:
(a) incorporate by reference said annexed report and said Code,
as attached thereto mai~rkd Exhibit "A"',
(b) find that said Code complies in all respects with the pertinent
provisions and w~ill promote the policy and purposes of said Title of
said Act, and
(c) order that said~ Code be and it. hereby is approved as the Code
of Fai~r Comnpetition for the Ringr Traveler Mianufacturing Indus-
try, as above defined.
This Order shall becomec effective ten (10) days from the date
hereof unless prior to that time good cause to the contrary is shown
to mle andl I, by my3 further order, otherwise direct.
HUGcH S. JOHINSON1
Adm)l.inr~str~ator for Inidus~trial Recoverly.
Approval recommended :
IBaRON WT. Mnarnt-~,
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The Wlhite Hozrse.
SmR: This is a report on the Basic Code of Fair Competition for
the Ring Traveler M~anufacturers Association, which was presented
by duly qualified and authorized representatives of the Industry,
complymng with statutory requirements, said to represent substan-
tially in excess of 75 per cent in volume of sales of the Industry
which could be included in this Code.
The Ring Traveler Mfanufacturers Association, being truly repre-
sentative of the Ring Traveler M~anufacturing Industry, has elected
to avail itself of the option of submitting a Basic Code of Fair
Competition, as providred in Administrative Order X-61, dated
July 10, 1934.
This Industry manufactures and sells ring spinning and twisting
travelers u1sed for spinning and twistinr yarns.
According to statistics furnished by members of the Ring Traveler
Mlanufneturers Association, there are approximately six concerns
engaged in t~he Industry, with aggregate annual sales of $1,250,000.00.
The Industry employs about 147i persons.
PROVISIONS OF THE CODE
The houir and w~age provisions of this Code establishes a maximum
54 hour work week and a minimum wage of 350 per hour. Due
to the peculiar nature of the Industry where the travelers are proc-
essed by heat treating, it is felt necessary to hav~e the long hour week.
Wages of at least one and one-half times the usual hourly ra~te will
be paiid for all hours worked in excess of 40) hours per week or 8
hours in any one day. The remaining provisions of the Code are
those of the Basic Code of Fair Cfompetition, as provided in Admin-
istrative Order X-61, dated July 10, 19341.
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said Code
having found~ as herein set. forth and on the basis of all proceedings
Iin this matter:
I: find that:
(at) Said Code is well designed to promote the policies and pur-
poses of Title I of the National I[ndustrial Recovery Act including
removal of obstructions to the free flow of interstate and foreign comn-
mer~ce which~ tend to diminish thle amount thereof and will provide
for the general welfare by promoting the organization of industry for
the purpose of cooperative action among trade. groups, by inducing
and mnaintaiinng united action of labor and malnagt~lemen under ade-
quate governmental sanctions and supervision, by eliminating unfair
competitive practicess, byr promoting the fullest possible. utilization
of the present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding uxndue
restriction of production (except as mayt be temporarily req~u hired ), by
mecreasmng th~e consumption of indlustrial and agricultural products
through increasingr purrchasingr power, by redulcing and reliev~ing ~un-
employmnent., by imlproving standards of labor, and by otherwise re-
(b) Said Industryv normally employs not more than 50,000 em-
playees; and is not classified by me as a major industry.
(c) Thle Code as approved complies in all respects with the perti-
nent provisions of said- Title of said Atct, including without limitation
Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of Sectionr 7, and Sub-
section (b) of Section 10 thereof; and that the applicant association
is an industrial association truly representative of the aforesaid
Industry; and that said association imposes no inequitable rest~ric-
tions on admission to memberships, th~erein1.
(d) The Code is not designed to and will not permit monopolies
or monopolistic practices.
(e) The Code is not designed to and will not elimnate or oppress
small enterprises and will not operate to discriminate against them.
(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 Code.~
For these reasons, this Code has been approved.
HuncH S. JofNwson
SEPTEMrBER )7, 1934.
EX3HI'BIT LA"~. CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
RING TRAVELER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
To effectuate the policies of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, t~he following provisions are established as a basic
Code of Fair Competition for the Ring Traveler Manufacturing
Industry which shall govern the saidt industry in accordance with
Administrative Order No. X-61, dated July 10, 19341.
Industry means and includes the manufacture and sale of Ring
spiningand wisingTravelers used for spinning and twisting
SECTION 1. aOM?'8. Forty hours shall be considered as a normal
working week, but when, owing to the pecuiliar requirements of
manufacture within the industry, the necessity arises, employees may
be permitted t~o w-ork not in excess of fifty-four (54) hours in any
one (1) w~eei. All hours in excess of eight (8) hours per day or
forty (40) hlourls per week shall be paid for at not less than one and
one-half (11.4) times the employee's regular rate.
SSECTION i. .~rcptiorLa.--The provisions of Section 1 shall not
apply to employees engaged in emergency maintenance or emergency
repair wonrk~ involving breakdown or the protection of life or prop-
erty, nor to petrsons emlployed in a managerial or executive capacity
wh~Io earn regularly thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per week or more, nor
to any other class orf employees which t~he Admlinistrator shall find
upon application of true representatives of the trade or industry
should be subjected to an exemption or modification in accordance
with N.R.A. policy; provided, however, that employees engaged in
such emergency maintenance and emergency repair work shall be
pa"id at one andl one-half (11%) times their normal rate for all hours
wrork~ed in excess of forty (40) hours per w~eek.
SIECTION 3. AffnimnWORl lTEngP&.--No employees shall be paid less than
at the rate of thirty-five cents (354) per hour.
SECTION 4. IlTre~Y8 in General.-A~ll wages shall be adjusted so as
to maintain a differential at least. as great in amount as that existing
on Jurne 16, 1933, between wages for such employment and the then
miinimn. In no case shall there be any reduction in hourly rates;
nor in weeklyl earnings for any reduction in hours of less than thirty
SECTION 1. Chil2 Larbor.--No person under sixteen years of age
shall be employed in the industry in any capacity. No person under
eighteen years of age shall be employed at operations or occupa-
tions which are hazardous in nature or dangerous to health. The
Code Authority shall submit to thle Administrator for atpprloval be-
fore October 1, 1934, a list of such operations or occupations. In
any State an employer shall be deemed to have complied with this
provision as to age if he shall have on, file a valid certifiente or permit
duly signed by the aut~hority~ in such State empyoweredl to issue em-
ployment or age certificates or permits~, showing that the emlployee
is of the required age.
SECTION 2. A~pp)rei1ces.--The hours and wages of regularlyr inden-
tured aypprentic~es in skilled tradels or occupations of the industry
may depart from the standards hereinabsove prescribed; provided
that. the terms of employment and the course of instruction of such
apprentices shall conform to standards uniform throughout the
ttrae or industry and approved by the Administrator.
SECTION 3. Hfandicappedyy Persons.--A person whose earning ca-
pacity is limited because~ of age, physical or mental handicap, or
other infirmity, may be employed on light work at a waee below
the minimum established by this Code, if the emnployer obtains from
the St~ate authority designated by th~e United States Department of
Labor, a certificate authorizingr such person's employmlenlt at such
wages and for such hours as shall be stated in the certificate. Such
aut.horityr shall be guided by the instructions of the U~nited States De-
palrt~ment of ~Labor in i~ssuing certificates to such persons. Each em-
ployver shall file monthly with the Code Authiority a list of all such
persons employed by him, showingr the wages paid to, and the maxi-
muml hours of wiork for such employee.
SECTION 4. Safety aJd Healthi.--Every employer shall make rea-
sonable provision for the safetyadhat fhsepoesa h
place andt during the hours od theirt mpoymisent. oStandards for
safety and health shall be submitted byy te Cd Atort th
Administrator for approval within six (6) months after the effec-
tive dante. of this Code. The standardss approved shall ther~eafter
be a pairt of this Code and enforceable as such.
SECTrION 5j. Requplire'd Lab~or C'lause~s.-The provisions of Section
7 (a) of said Act are hereby incorporated herein by this reference
and shall be complied with.
This Code shall bet admlinistered~ by the General N.R.A. Code Au-
thority which shall be selected pursuant to, have the powers speci-
fiedl in and function in accordance wr~ith Administr~ative Order
X-02, dated July 10, 1934; prov~ided, however, that, on approval
by the Administrator, any industry so desiring may elect its own
Codle Authorit.! to have powersi and to function in the manner pre-
scribed for the General N.R.A. Code Authority and under such rules
and regulations as the Administrator may prescribe.
ARTICLE VT-TR1DEI PRACTICES
(a) It shall be an unfair method of competition for any mem-
ber of any trade or industry subject hereto to violate any rule of
fair trade practice for such trade or industry even if not herein con-
tained when approved byr the Admninistrator, or, in the case of trade
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practice provisions for trades or industries under the jurisdiction
of the Secretary of Agriculture when app\roed by5 sch crentaryhe
on application concurred in by seventy-ie(5)prcnto h
members of such trade or industry.
(b) Prices, rebates, discounts. commissions and conditions of sale
shall be filed as prescribed in Administrative Order No. X--62, dated
July 10, 1934, and it shall be an unfair method of competition to ;
violate or fail to comply with the terms of that Order.
Section 10 (b) of said Act is hereby incorporated herein by refer-
ence and this Code is expressly made subject thereto.
Approved Code No. 517.
Registry No. 1122-1-06.