NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
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AS APPROVED ON FEBRUARY 5, 1935
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Approved Code No. 230-Amendment No. 2
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
PAPER BAG MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
As Approved on February 5, 1935
APPROVING AMENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
PAPER BAG MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS 1 AND 4 OF ARTICLE V
WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article VI of the above named Code4
provides as follows:
"There shall be a rehearing by the Administrator on all of the
provisions of Articles IV and V of this Code. Such hearing shall
be held at the same time and place, and on the same notice as the
hearing for the purpose of determining the adequancy of the mini-
mum wages established in the Code of Fair Competition for the
Paper and Pulp Industry, directed to be held by the Executive
Order approving said Code, dated November 17, 1933. In the event
that any of the provisions of the said Paper and Pulp Code relat-
ing to wages and hours of labor shall be amended in accordance with
recommendations made by the Administrator and approved by the
President as provided in such Executive Order, then and in that
event such amended provisions shall apply also to this Industry
and this Code shall be deemed to have been amended so as to conform
thereto and the Administrator may direct that this Code be re-
printed and republished, as so amended "; and
WHEREAS, a public hearing has been held and a report and
recommendation has been made and submitted to the President
as provided in said Executive Order and said Code for the Paper
Bag Manufacturing Industry in full compliance with the provisions
of Title I of the National Industrial Act, approved June 16, 1933;
WHEREAS, the President has this day approved an Order
amending the provisions of Article V of the Code of Fair Competi-
I tion for the Paper and Pulp Industry; and
WHEREAS, the annexed report on said amendment to the Code
of Fair Competition for the Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
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containing findings with respect thereto has been made and directed
to the President:
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, the National Industrial Recovery Board, pursuant to au-
thority vested in it by Executive Orders of the President, including
Executive Order No. 6859, Section 1 of Article VI of said Code
of Fair Competition for the Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
and otherwise, does hereby incorporate by reference said annexed
report and does find that said amendment and the Code as con-
stituted after being amended comply in all respects with the per-
tinent provisions and will promote the policy and purposes of said
Title of said Act and does hereby order that said amendment be
and it is hereby approved and that the previous approval of said
Code is hereby amended to include an approval of said Code in its
entirety as amended.
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY BOARD,
By W. A. HAnrTMAN, Administrative Oficer.
JOSEPH F. BATTLEY,
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
February 5, 1935.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The White House.
SiR: This is a report on an amendment to the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry. Your Order
dated November 17, 1933, approving the Code of Fair Competition
for the Paper and Pulp Industry, provided, in part, that within
ninety days after the effective date of the Code for the Paper and
Pulp Industry a further hearing shall be held for the purpose of
determining the adequacy of the minimum wages established in
said Code, after which a report and recommendation should be sub-
mitted to you for your further order which should have the effect of
a condition to your approval of said Code.
Because of the relationship between the Paper and Pulp Industry
and the Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry, the wage provisions in
the two Codes were identical. However, in view of the provision
in your order approving the Code for the Paper and Pulp Industry
a provision was included in the Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry
Code requiring that a similar hearing be held on that Code and that
in the event any of the provisions of the Paper and Pulp Code re-
lating to wages and hours of labor should be amended, then and in
that event, such amended provisions should apply also to the Code
for the Paper Bag Manufacturing Industry.
Public hearings were held in Washington, D. C., on February 13,
1934. Thereafter a report and recommendation was submitted to
you and you have this day approved an amendment to the provisions
of the Code of Fair Competition for the Paper and Pulp Industry
relating to wages.
The effect of the amendment will be to increase by two cents per
hour the minimum wage of all laborers, mechanical workers and
artisans, except female employees in the Southern Zone; to delete
the present provision fixing minima for all other employees at $12.00,
$14.00, $14.50, and $15.00, depending upon the population of the city
in which plants may be located, and in lieu thereof to provide min-
ima of $14.00, $15.00, and $16.00 for such employees in the Southern,
Central and Northern Zones, respectively; and to delete a provision
permitting sub-minimum wages, based upon the rate -aid on July
15, 1929, as low as 90% of the minimum.
The Deputy Administrator in his final report on said amendment
having found as herein set forth and on the basis of all the pro-
ceedings in this matter;
The Board finds that:
(a) The Amendment to said Code and the Code as amended are
well designed to promote the policies and purposes of Title I of the
National Industrial Recovery Act including the removal of obstruc-
tions to the free flow of interstate and foreign commerce which tend
to diminish the amount thereof, and will provide for the general wel-
fare by promoting the organization of industry for the purpose of
cooperative action of labor and management under adequate govern-
mental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair competitive
practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the present
productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue restriction of
production (except as may be temporarily required), by increasing
the consumption of industrial and agricultural products through in-
creasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving unemployment,
by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise rehabilitating
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the per-
tinent provisions of said Title of said Act, including without limita-
tion Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of Section 7 and
Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The Code provides that such amendment shall become effec-
tive upon approval of an identical amendment to the Code of Fair
Competition for the Paper and Pulp Industry.
(d) The Amendment and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The Amendment and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will not eliminate 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 -
For these reasons, therefore, the said Amendment has been
For the National Industrial Recovery Board:
W. A. HARRIMAN,
FEBRUARY 5, 1935.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE PAPER BAG MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Article V, Section 1 is here deleted in its entirety and in lieu
thereof the following is inserted:
1. The minimum rate of wage of any laborer, mechanical worker,
or artisan employed in any plant, mill, or factory, or on work con-
nected with the operation of any such plant, mill or factory shall be
(a) In the Northern Zone, which shall consist of all the territory
of the United States except the states described in Sub-sections (b)
and (c) hereof: Male: 40 cents per hour; Female: 35 cents per hour.
(b) In the Central Zone, which shall consist of the States of
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee,
North Carolina and the District of Columbia: Male: 37 cents per
hour; Female: 32 cents per hour.
(c) In the Southern Zone, which shall consist of the States of
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Arkansas and Texas: Male: 32 cents per hour; Female: 30 cents
Article V, Section 4 is hereby deleted and in lieu thereof the
following is inserted:
4. The minimum rates of wages for all other employees, except
commission salesmen, shall be as follows:
(a) In the Northern Zone as defined in Section 1 hereof, $16.00
(b) In the Central Zone as defined in Section 1 hereof, $15.00 per
(c) In the Southern Zone as defined in Section 1 hereof, $14.00
Approved Code No. 230-Amendment No. 2.
Registry No. 401-1-01.
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