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Registry No. 302--1-01
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS SUBMIITTED ON AUGUST 31,51933
WE DO OUR PART
The Code for the Rosin Barrel M~anufacturers 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
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
ROSIN BARREL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ROSIN BARREL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION RULES
OF BUSINESS CONDUCT
I. This Code of trade practice (her~einafter designated as the Code)
is adopted in accordance with the National Industrial Recovery Act
(hereina2fter referred to as the Act), and shall continue in force
during the life of the Act or as it. myn be extended or amendled.
This CodeP is adopntr ed fo t~he sole purposenhc of, colnunitti ng the indi-
vidual and collective rosin barrel manufacturer (hereinafter re-
ferred to as manufacturer) t~o compliance with thie purpose and
intent of the Act, and shall not be used to promote or engender
monopolies, or discrimnination against the consuming trade.
II. In order to e~ffectively erry out the purpose of this Code, the
Governors of the Rosin Barrel M~anufacturers Association are hereby
authorized to mak~e such detailed rules and regurlaltions as miay be
necessary ndr are emnpoweredl to enforce thie prov~isions of this Code
and any amendmlients thereto which are prescribed by the Atct.
III. Particip~ation in the Code through membership in the Asso-
ciation shall be open to any rosin barrel manufacturer under con-
ditions andi terms of equality with present members.
IV. In order to further thie practical application of the Act each
member of the Associat~ion shall make his or its records available to
an authorized representative of the Association.
V'. It is to be und-erstood that nothiinga is to impair t~he right of
the employer and emnployee to bargain individually or collectively
as may be mutually satisfactory to them, nor the right of employer
to operate open shop.
VI. The maximum hours of labor per person shall be 40 hours
per week. This maximum provision shall not apply to watchmen,
firemen, and millwrights, or laborers necessary to plant repairs and
VII. The minimum wage paid by any manufacturer shall be: 171..14
per hour. It is to be understood that this Association definitelyv
commit. its members to a minimum wage scale as near the mimmium
prescribed by the Act as will be allowed by the economic condi-
tion of the farmers, i.e., gum rosin producer, served by t~he manu-
VIII. The Association shall at all times have on file: at it~s head-
quarters information as to the cost of a rosin barrel complete, or
one bundle of staves with two heads, as represented by the average
cost of its various members.
IX. It shall be. deemed an unfair trade practice to sell rosin bar-
rel material below the cost of production plus a reasonable profit.
It shall be deemedf an unfair trade practice to give any re~bate or
allowance, other than 5%b discount to a bona fide factoragae house
or any operator or consumer for cash in ten days, or t~o give any al-
lowance or price cut in the form of service or articles of value, or
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:,dvantages or information which could be used to the advantage of
one manufacturer over another, or t~he excessive use of samples or
thle use of any device which conceals the true price or terms of
X. The price of rosin barrel material shall be basic free on board
cars or. trucks at plant where manufactured, and any absorption of
transportation charges, except as herein provided, shall be deemed.
an unfair trade practice.
It shall be here understood and agreed that the manufacturer,
moving, or causing to be moved, barrel material from his or its
plant or elsiewhere, for the account of a customer, or distribution for
ultimate sale to consumer shall charge a minimum of 5e per set of
staves and two heads.
It. shall be the privileges of the manufacturer to equalize the freight
charges of an accredited railroad system to any point of destination
2n common withl another manufacturer, but in no event shall the
minimum freight charge be lower than stated above.
XI. All contracts between the. manufacturer and his or its cus-
tomers must be immediately changed to read that the terms of this
contract are subject to the rules and regulations of this or any other
approved Code of fair business practice that may' be adopted by the
XII. The Board of Governors may select~ a committee of not more
than three members which will act for this Association on all mat-
ters pertaining to the Code and its handling with the National Re-
covery Act Admlinistrating Boanrd, and in-otherwfise administering
XIII. This Code shall be in effect immediately after its approval
by t~he President of the United States.