NATIONAL RECOVERY AD)MINIISTRATION
CODE OF ]FAIR COMPETITION
EMANUF~iACTURIN~I G INDUSTRY
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Approved Code No. 517-Amendment No. 1
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Approved Code ~No. 5171--Amendment No. 1
A]M[END1MEN~T TO COD)E: OF FAIR COMPETITION
~RING TRAVELER. MAN~UFAC~~TUR-I ING~ INDUSTRY
~As Approved on DecembP~er 13, 1934
ArPPro\-NG AMrENDMsENT OF CODE OF FAIRz CO31PE~TITION FOR THE RING
TRLAVEIER Af~ A UFAnCTURIN-G INDUSTRY
An application having been duly made putrlnant to and in. full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the Natiumill Indudrtial
Recovery Act, approve\cd Junle 16, 1!1;:, for approval of an muend'l~-
ment to a Code of Fair Competition for the Riing Tra~veler Man~!u-
facturing Indtustry3, and an opportunity to be heard havingb been duly
afforded to all interested parties and the annexed report on said
amnendmennt, conltainingr findc-ings- with respect thereto, h~avingr been
made and directed to the Presidlent:
NOWCC, TPHERtEF~ORE, on behalf of the Pre;ident of the United
States, the National Industrial Recovery'~` J Board~, p>ursuant to author-
ixcty vestede ini yExecutive Orders of the P'resident, including
Exeutve rdr o. 6859, and othericse--; does hereby incorporate
by reference said annexed report and does find that said amendment
and the Code as constitu~tedl after being amended comply- in all
respctswit th petinnt rovis~ioln and will promote thze policy
and purposes of saidl titleofsiAcndoehrbyrerht
said amendment be and it is hereby approved, and that the previous
approval of said Code is hereby amllended~ to inc-lude an al~pproval7
of said Code in its entirety as amended.
NATIONAL INDU"CSTRIAL REC:'r\ERY BOARD,
By W. AS. HARRIMiAN, Adm~inistraztie Olfec~r.
BARPToN W. MZYUnnBY,
WAVSHINGCTON, D. C.,
December 13, 19346.
REPORT TO T'HE PRESIDENT
T7he Wlhite ~ozuse.
SmR: Unrder the Code of F'air Competition f'or thle Rting Trav\eler
Manufacturing Industry as approved September 7`, 1934, and in ac-
cordance with -Administrative Order X--61, the Industry has sub-
m~itted an amendment to said Code, which will provide for the elec-
tion of the Industry's owtpn Code AQuthority, Budget and Basis of
Contribution provisions and exemption of certain classes of emp-
ployeess from thne hour and wage prov-isions, such exemption to be
in accordance with N. R. A. policy and as expressly provided for
inl thes Basic Code as set forth in Administrative Order No. X--61.
An opportunity to be heard was duly noticed and no objections
were received from the Industry or from interested parties asso-
ciated with the Industry.
The Deputy~ Administrator in. his final report to the Nat~ional
Indus~t~ril Reconvery Board on said Amendlme~nt ton said Code7P havingn
founlld as herein set forth and on the basis of all proceedringrs in this
It is found that:
(a) Thle azmendmrent to said Code alnd the Code as amended are
well deigined to promote the policies and purposes of Title I of
the NT~ational Industrial Recovery Act, including the removal of
obstructions to the free flow of interstate and foreign conulneriee
which tend1~ to diminish the amount thereof, and will provide for
the general welfare by p~romo(ting the olrganizatio~n of industry for
the purpose of ccooperantivec action of labor and mnanngementn under
adequacl" te gov-ernmeintnl canctionl anld Iuperiiio n, by eliminating
unfair competitive pra~c~tices, by promoting the fullest possible utili-
zation of th ~present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding
unrdule restricltio n of production exceptt as may be tempnlol~rarly re-
quired), by increasing the consumption of industrial andl agrircul-
tural products through incrensi-ngrr Ppucasing power, by redu~pcimy
and relieving unemployment, by npongs~tandards o-f Ih n
by otherwise rehabilitatingr industry.
(b) The Code as amndedi~t complies in all respects with the -per-
tinecnt provisions of said Title of said A~ct, includlingr without limita-
tion Subm>ee~tion (a) of Section 3, Subs~ection (a) of Section 7, andl
Subsection (b) of Setction 10 thereof.
(c) T'he Rings Tra\-elers Ma~nu~facturer s Association. w~as and is an
industrial association truly repr~lesenta~tive of the afor~esaid' Indulstry
and that said a~.scsciationl im:posed~ and imploses no inequitabll e restric-
tions onl nllhni sion to membership ther~lein and~ has applied for this
(d) T1Che amendment anid the Code as amended are not designed
to anld wcill not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The amendment and the Code as amelnded~. are not designed to
and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
operate to discrimniizate against them.
(f) Thnose engaged in other steps of the economic process have
not been deprived of thne right to be heard prior to approval of said
For these reasons, therefore, this amendment has been approved.
For'the National Industrial Recovery B3oard:
WV. A. HA~RRI1IB,
DECEMBER f3, 1934.AdiiwrweO e.
AMENDMLENTI TO CODE OF FAtLIR COMPETITION FOR]3 THE
RING T]RAVIEL`EIR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Pursuant to Paragraph 3; of Ad~ministrative Order X--61, the
Ring Traveler Mianufact.uringr Industry, subject to the Basic Code
for this Industry, approved by the Admmnistrator, September 7, 1934,
Sand to further effe~cctuate the policies of Title I of the National I ndus-
t~rial Recovery Act, have submitted the following Amendments to
ithe Basic Code for the Ring Traveler MSIanufacturing Industry, and
rthesie AQmendments are established as a par~t of said Basic Code of
'Fair Comnpetition and shall be binding upon. every member of the
;Ring Traveler Mkianufacturing Industry.
Amelrnd Section 2 of Article II by desiglnating pr~e-ent, pal~ragraph
as piaragraph a and adding newr paragraphs b", "' c and d ".
~Amended Section 2 of Article II will then read as follows:
SECTION 2. Eweeptions.--(a) The provisions of Section 1 shall
not apply to employees engaged in emergency mainte~nance or emner-
gecncy3 repair work involving breakdown or the protection of life or
property, nor to persons employed in a managerrrial or executive
capacity who earn regularly thirty--fi~ve dolflars ($33.00) per week or
more, nor to any other class of employees which. the N~ational In-
'dustrial Recovery Board shall find upon application of true repre-
sentatives of the trade or industry should be subjected to an exemp-
tion or modification in accordance with. N. R. A. policy; provided,
ihow~\ever, that employees engaged in such emergency maintenance
or emergency repair work shall be paid at one anrd one-half (14/2)
timels their normal rate for all hours worked in excess of forty(40)
hours per week.
"(b) T1raveling salesmen are exempted from limitation as to
"(c) Watchmeln shall not be employed in excess of fifty-six (5i6)
hours in any one week, and each watchman shall be entitled to at
least one da~y o~ff in anyT fourteen (14) day period.
"L(d) ~No arccounting, clerical or office employee shall be employed
in excess; of forty (40) hours in any one week or nine (9) hours in
any one day; provided, that such employees may work not in excess
'of forty-eighit (48) hours in any one week dluring eight (8) weeks
of any one year. Eight hours shall constitute a normal working
Am~nend Section 3 of Article! II to read as follows:
SECTION 3. MltfMi~mulM U.ges.--RO employee shall be paid at any
pay period less than. at the rate of thirty-five (315C) per hour, except
that clerienI and oflce employees shall not be paid inl any pay period
less than at the rate! of fourtee~n dollars ($i1_4.00) per wteek."
Amend Article IV by decletingr th-e present Article and inserting
a new Article. Amlendedl- Articl~e IV will then read as follows:
"' SECTION 1. To further effe~ctuate the policies of the Act, a Code
Authority is hereby constitutedl to co-operate~ wcith the National
Industr~ial Rnecovery B~oard in the administration of this Code. The
Code Authorlcty shall be cons~titutedl as follows and selected in the
"(a) The Code Authority shall be composed of sixr voting m~em-
bers, each of the six present members of the Industry to select one
as its representative on the Code Authority.
"'(b) There shall be not more than three representatives of the
N~atio.nnl Indulstrial Recovery Boasrd, to be selected by it, who shall
serve without vote.
"(c) Should there from time to time additional firms or corpora-
tions enter into this Industry they shall be entitled to representation
on the Code Authority in. such manner as ma~y be approved byr the
National Industrial Recovery ]Board.
"' (d) It being found necessary in order to suIpporlt the adminlist~ra-
tion of this Code and to maintain the standards of fair competition~
established hlereunlder and to effectuate the policy of the Act, the Code
Authority is authorized:
(1) To incur such. reasonable obligations as are~ necessary and
proper for the foregoing purposes, and to meet such obligations out
of funds whichr may be raised as hleretinuftter provided and which
shall be held in trust for the purposes of the Code;
"L (2) To subml~it to the Nationlal Industrial Recovery Board for
its approval, subject to such notice and opportunity to be heard as it
may deem. necessary (1) an itemized budget of its estimated expenses
for the~t for~egoingr purposes, anld (2) anI eqluitable basis upon which
the funds necessary to support such budget shall be contributed by
members of the Industry.
(3) After such budget and basis of contribution have be-n. ap-
proved byT the National Industrial Recovery Bo0ard, to determine arid
obtain equitable contributions as above set forth by all members of
the Industry, and to that, end, if necessary, to institute legal pro~ceed-
ings therefore in its own namle.
(4) Eacnih member of the~ Inldustry shall pay his or its equitable
contr'ibultionl to the expenses of the maintenance of the Code Author-
ityg, detterminedc as hereinabove providede, and subject to rules and
r~egulatic, ns pertainingr thetreto issued~ by the National industrial Re-
cover~y Board. Only mem~nber~s of the Industry complying with the
Code and coc-ntr~ibuting to the expe~tnses of its administration as herieinl-
above provided, unless duly exemlpted from making such. contribu-
tions, shall be ent~itledl to participate in th~e s~let~iotin of members of
the Code A~uthority or to receive thie benefits of any of its voluntary
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activities or to make use of any emblem or insignia of the National
"C (5) Thle Code Authority shall neither incur nor pay any obliga-
tionl substantially in. excess of thie amount thereof as estimated in its
approved budget., and shall in no event exceed the total amount con-
tainedl in the approved budget, except upon approval of the National
Industrial Recovery Board; and no subsequent budget shall contain
any deficiency item for exrpendlitures in excess of prior budget esti-
m~ates except those which the Niationatl Industrial Recovery Board
shall have so appr'oved."~
Amend Atrticle V7I to read as follows:
"' (a) This Code! and all thne provisions thereof are expressly made
subject to the rgiht of the Presidlent, in accordance ~it~h the proni-
sions of surb-sectio~n (b) of Section 10 of the Act, from time to time
to nc;lcel or mlodlify any order, approval, license, rule, or regulation
issued under Title I of said Act.
Such of the provisions of this Code as are not required to be
included herein byr the Act may, with the approval of thle National
Industrial Recovery Board, be amlended or elimninat~ed in such man-
ner as may be indicated by the needs of the public, by changes in cir-
cumlsta~nces, or by experience. ~All the provisions of this Code, unless
so amended or eliminated, shall remain in effect until June 16, 1935.
"' (b) For the purposes o~f a complete un de~rstan di ng of the provi-
sions of this Basic Code the provilsions of Admninistrative Orders
X-62 and X-3 are incorporated herein by reference, to the extent
that they remain unchanged byt~11~ tesefregoing amendments."
Approved Code No. 517-Azucndment. No. 1.
Registry No. 1122-1-06.