Code of fair competition for the paper napkin industry as submitted on August 28, 1933


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Code of fair competition for the paper napkin industry as submitted on August 28, 1933
Portion of title:
Paper napkin industry
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4 p. : ; 24 cm.
United States -- National Recovery Administration
United States Government Printing Office
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"Registry No. 407-05."

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REGISTRY No. 407--05

The Code for the Paper Napkin Industry
in its~rpresentyform 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




This Code is submitted by

1208 Lincoln-LibertyS Bldg., Philatdelphia, Pa.

To effectuat.e t~he policies of Title I of the NIrational Indust~rial
Recovery Ac t the followinJg is hereby established as a Code of F'air
Competition for t~he Paper Napkin Industry.
The words used he3rein are hecreby definedd as follows:
"Industry," the manufacture in thze U~nited States of Paper Nap-
kins, Tray Covers, and T~able Covers; Tissue Napkins, Bulk or in
Packages; Semi-Crepe Napkins, Bulk or i~n Plackages; Embossed
Napkins, Bulk or in Packages; Semi-Crepe Tray- Covers; Genuine
Crepe Tray Covers; Embossed TPray Covers; Semi-Crepe Paper
Table Clot~hs; Genuine Crepe Paper Table Cloths; Embossed Paper
Table Cloths; Printed full Crepe ~Napkins; Printed Ermbossed Nap-
"1\lember ", a person engaged in such industry.
"Paper Napkin Industry Authority", the Body herein created
charged with ~ut~horityT to administer this Code.
A~ct ", t~he National Industrial Riecovery Act.
"Administ~ration ", the National Industrial Recovery Administra-
"Admlinistraltor," the National Industrial Recovery Administrator-.
Person ", includes partnerships, corporations, and associations,
except associations not for profit.

1. There is hereby created a body to be known as the Paper NJapkin
Industry Authority which is charged generally with the duty- of admin-
istering this Code and shall have such other powers and duties as
are hereafter prescribed.
2. The Paper Natpkinl Industry Authaority shall consist of Executive
Committee of the Na~tional Association of Paper NIapkin 1Vanaufac-
turers, Execut~ive 1\fanager, and of three" additional members desig-
nated by the Administrator; members so designated shall have no.
vote but. in all other respects shall be members of said Paper Napkin
Industry Authority.


1. On and after the effective date of this Code employers in this
industry shall not operate on a scale of hours of labor for their
employees engaged in the manufacture of their products except super-
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visoryT staff, mechanics, and others engaged in the preparation, care,
maintenance, and repair of plant, machinery, and facilities of and
for production, watchmen, cleaners, truck drivers, and helpers in
excess of forty (40) hours per week or more than eight (8) hours in
an one, day; Provided, however, That to meet seasonable requirements
or emergencies manufacturers may work labor in excess of such
maxiiimumi hours, seventby-two (7i2) hours overtime for an individual
worker within any one calendar year w\ith the further provision that
ina no case shall the overtime exceed eight (8) hours in any one week.
2. On and after the effective date of this Code the maximum number
of working hours of all employees engaged in clerical and general office
work in t.his induist~ry shall be eight (8) hours a dlay and forty (40)
hours per week except supervisory staff, wantchmen, cleaners, book-
keepers and necountalnts, and persons engaged in the servicing and
repair of inside and outside equipment carried on in connection with
sales activities. It is provided, hlow~ever, that. individuals engaged in
clerical anzd general office work may work a maximum of eight (8)
ht-ours of overtime in any one wreek provided that the individual works
a corresponding amount of undertime in succeeding weeks within the
next succeeding six w-eeks, with the further provision that in no case
shall t~he individual worker exceed an average of forty (40) hours per
week within each six weeks' period. The provisions of tlhis paragraph
shall not apply to salesmen or to persons employed in branch offices
where not more than t~wo persons are engaged in clerical or general
office work, or in branch wanrehouses where not over two (2) men are
employed in general warlehouse work.
3. The minimum wa~ge for azll employees engaged in the manufac-
tulre. of t~heprout oml~t ef this4 Indusrtry exceptn. learners dulring tw~o (2)
months' apprenticeship or semnipensioners) who are compensated on
a tim~e or piecewor~k basis shlall be not less then t.hirty cents (300) per
hour for females and thirty-five (35 ) per hour for males. In the fol-
lowing states namned in this paragraph a dlifferential of five cents (514)
belowv the respcctive hourly rates above mentioned will be permiitted:
Nlrort'h C'arolina, Southl Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mlissis-
sippi, Louisiana, Tennessee.
4. The minimum compensation of all other employees in this
Industry in anyS department or branch of the business (except learners
during three (3) months' apprenticeship or semipensioners shall be:
Not less than twelve dollars (812) per w~eek for an average of forty
(40) hours per week within any six weeks' period.
5. Mlaximnum hours of labor shall not apply in cases of emergency
for protection of property.
6. Employers shall not reduce the rate of compensation per hour
for employment now in excess of the mninimium rates above specified.
7. Each employer will furnish the Association duly certified reports
inL such form as may thereafter. be provided showing actual hours
worked by individuals or occupational groups of employees and
wages paid the various occupational groups.
8. Emnployees shall have the right to organize and bargain collec-
tively through representatives of their own choosing, and shall be free
from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of labor, or
their agents, in the designation of such representatives or in self-
organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose of col-
lective bargaining or other mutual aid of protection; no employee

and no one seeking employment shall be required as a conditions of
employment t~o jomn any company wumon or to reframn from jommig a
labor organization of his own choosing.
9. Nothing in this Code is to prevent the selection, retentio anid
advancement of employees on t~he basis of their individual merit with
regard to their alffiliation or nonAffiliat~ion with any labor organization.
10. No one under sixteen (16) years of age wil be employed in this
In dus try.


The following arle declared to b~e unfair trade practices and are
1. To sell contr~ary~ to published price lists.
2. Discrimination in price.
3. Secret rebates, refunds, or credits, either in the form of mloney,
advertising~ allowances, free goods, or otherwise, or to extend to said
purchaser in the same classification and under like term~s and conc-
4. 1\lisma rki ng, mlisbrand ing, or miisrepresen station of goods.
5. Bribery of customers wit~h presents, commissions, or otherwise.
6. Inducingo breach of contract..
7. False or miisleading advertising.
8. Ent~icement. of competitors' employees.
9. Deliveries not conforming to sample or order.
10. Contracts lacking mutuality.
11. Special sales at reduced prices.
12. Deviation from standards of thze finished product or packing
established by the majority of the industry.
13. Al~aking of false reports regarding a com~petitor's products,
financial or personal standing.
14. WTilfully misrepresenting market conditions.
15. Selling of obsolete, damaged, or rejected merchandise as
16. Selling goods to any jobber, broker, commission broker, or sales
agent on consignment..*
17. The circulariza tion of threats of suit for infringement of patent
or t~rade-mlark among customers of a competitor, not made in good
faith and for t.he purpose of harassing and intimidating customers, is
an unfair trade practice. The own~er of a patten t or trarde-mlark2 should
in fairness deal directly with t.he alleged infringer rather thanl attempt
to intimiidate his customers.
18. The imlit~ation of t~he trade-mark or trade name of a competitor
results in t~he deception of buyer and consumer, is an invasion of the
property rights of such competitor, and is an unfair trade practice.

1. Following sizes and grades constitute~ standards, with 5%0 toler-
ance plus or mlinus in size and weight. Sizes smaller or lighter than
the minimum standard, except Sputum, to be priced at the basis of
minimum standard:
Tissue NVapkins, 10#: 13 x 13, 10 M to Bdle. or case.

Semi-O~repe Napkin~s, I BM#:
6% x 6%~ Sputum, 40 Mi to Bdle. or case.
13 x 13 Flat and quarterfold, 10 Mf to Case.
Cornucopia and Triangle, 10 M~ to Case.
1/16 Fold (narrow fold), 10 M~ to Case.
13jX x 1312 Senior Dispenser, 10 M to Ca~se.
10 x 13,%; Junior Dispenser, 10 MI to Case.
Genuine cr~epe napklins:
634 x 63' Sputufm, 40 Mr t~oCase
139.L X 13% F;'LZ~~L1 qlt andL Quarerfld, or its3 equivaln iLcnl Sq. In,10
MI to Case.
Cornucopia, and Triangle, 10 Mi to Ca~se.
r,~ Fiold (narrow fold), 10 Mi t~o Case.
13ji xr 13% Senior Dispenser, 10 M1 to Case.
10 x 1316 Junior Dispenser, 10 MI to Case.
18 x 18 Flat and Quarterfold, 5 Mi to Case.
13%~ x 20 Club Size Dispenser, 5 Af to Case.
Embossedi napkin:
9 x 9 Beverage, 1211#, Quarterfold or Flat, 5 MI to Case.
13f% x 13%;, 12!6, 16, 20, and 25#, Quarterfold or Flat, 5 Ml to
17 x 17, 16, 20, and 25# Quarterfold or Flat, 3 MI to Case.
18 x 18, 16, 20, and 25# Quarterfold or Flat, 3 Mi to Case.
19 x 19, 16, 20, and 25# Quarterfold or Flat, 3 Mi to Case.
20 x 20, 16, 20, anid 2.5# Quairterfold or Flat, 3 Mi to Case.
10 x 131;, 12;j Junior D~ispenser, 10 Mi to Clase.
13% x 13'4, 121# Senior Dispenser, 10 Mf to Case.
13% x: 20, 12%!2# Club Size, 5 M~ to Clase.
Special' sizes, larger and/or heavier, t.o be figured proportionately to-
the nearest standard size and/or weight, plus 5%0 as a miinimum 15 or K9.
fold srame as quarterfold as a minimum.
Standard tints: Green, Pink, Yellow, 10k per M/ added t.o WVhite
under 17"; 17"' and over, 150 per MI added to white.
2. Followinga zones approximately railroad classifications being
created. (Zone 2 prices to represent Zone 1 prices plus an amount
equal to 80~ per Cwt. average freight.)

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