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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION




AMENDMENT TO

CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

COTTON GARMENT INDUSTRY


AS APPROVED ON AUGUST 16, 1934


WE DO OUR PART


UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1934


For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. - Price 5 rents


Approved Code No. 118-Amendment No. 5


Registry No. 217-1-06

























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Approved Code No. 118-Amendment No. 5


AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

COTTON GARMENT INDUSTRY

As Approved on August 16, 1934


ORDER

AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE COTTON
GARMENT INDUSTRY
An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Indus-
trial Recovery Act., approved June 16, 1933, for approval of amend-
ments to a Code of Fair Competition for the Cotton Garment In-
dustry, and hearings having been duly held thereon, and the an-
nexed report on said amendments, containing findings with respect
thereto, having been made and directed to the President:
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, I, Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator for Industrial Recovery,
pursuant to authority vested in me by Executive Orders of the
President, including Executive. Order No. 6543-A, dated December
30, 1933, and otherwise, do hereby incorporate, by reference, said
annexed report, and do find that amendments and the Code as con-
stituted after being amended, comply in all respects with the perti-
nent provisions and will promote the policy and purposes of said
Title of said Act, and do hereby order that except as hereinafter pro-
vided said amendments be and they are hereby approved, and that
the previous approval of said Code is hereby modified to include
an approval of said Code in its entirety as amended;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the approval of the amendment
granted hereby does not extend to Section 32 of Schedule E cover-
ing the Washable Service Apparel Industry; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that said amendments shall become effec-
tive as part of the Code ten (10) days after the date hereof.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator for Industrial Recovery.
Approval recommended:
WILL AM P. FARNSWORTH,
Acting Division Administrator.
WASHINGTON, D.C.,
August 16, 1934.
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REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT


Tho PRESIDENT,
Tile White House.
Sin: The Public Hearing on amendments to the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Cotton Garment Industry as proposed by the Code
Authority for this Industry was conducted on Tuesday, May 22, 1934,
in the Sun Parlor, Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Every person who reque-ted an appearance was fairly heard in
accordance with the requirements of the Natiinal Recovery Admin-
istration. Present were authorized representatives of the Code Au-
thority for this Industry, representatives of each of the Sub-Divi-
sional Trade Associations, representatives of the National Reta.il Dry
Goods Association and representative members of the Industry.
The Amendments are drafted as a new Article XIX of the Code
of Fair Competition and completes the Code inasmuch as up to this
time the Cotton Garment Code has had no Fair Trade Practices.
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said amend-
ment to said Code having found has herein set forth and on the basis
of all the proceedings in this matter:
I find 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
welfare by promoting the organization of industry for the purpose
of cooperative action among trade groups, by inducing and main-
taining united action of labor and management under adequate gov-
ernmental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair competi-
tive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the
present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue restric-
tion of production (except as may be temporarily required), by in-
creasing the consumption of industrial and agricultural products
through increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving un-
employment, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise re-
habilitating industry.
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the perti-
nent provisions of said Title of said Act, including without limitation
Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of Section 7, and Sub-
section (h) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The Code empowers the Code Authority to present the afore
.aid amendment on behalf of the industry as a whole.
(d) The amendment and the Code as amended are not. designed
to and will not permit monopolies cr monopolistic practices.
(2)






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(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
amendment.
For these reasons these trade practice provisions have been ap-
proved.
Respectfully,
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator.
AUGUST 16, 1934.












AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE COTTON GARMENT INDUSTRY

The Code of Fair Competition for the Cotton Garment Industry
approved Norember 17, 1933, as amended, is hereby further amended
by adding thereto a new article to be known as Article XIX, to read
as follows:
ARTICLE XIX

SECTION 1. To further remove obstruction to the free flow in
industry and commerce in the Cotton Garment Industry and the
subdivisional indu.itries thereof, to eliminate unfair competitive
practices, to improve standards of labor, to rehabilitate the industry
and more fully effectuate the policy of Title I of the National
Industrial Recovery Act, the following shall constitute fair trade
practices under the Code:
SECTION 2. Nothing in this Article with respect to fair trade prac-
tices shall be construed for any purpose or under any circumstance
as superseding the provisions of this Code as amended, but it. shall
be construed as supplemental to this Code as amended and any pro-
vision of this Article made a part hereof. found to be in conflict with
any of the provisions of this Code as amended shall be null and void.
SECTION 3. The respective trade associations for the industry shall
be the agencies to cooperate with the Code Authority and the Ad-
ministrator in the administration of this Article, provided, however,
that:
(a) The Code Authority under such Rules and Regulations as
may be approved by the Administrator may assign to the trade
associations the general supervision, subject to review by the Code
Authority, of the administration of this Article, or any part thereof.
(b) The Code Authority immediately upon the approval of this
Article shall notify the respective trade associations of the sub-
divisional industries affected and each such association may file with
the Code Authority an application that such subdivisional trade
association be set up as the administrative agency with respect to the
administration of this Article, or any part thereof.
(c) Any trade association approved both by the Code Authority
and the Administrator under the Code is an agency in the admin-
istration of the provisions of this Article and at all times shall be
bound by the Rules and Regulations of the Code Authority, or the
Administrator. No act of any association in the conduct of its duties
shall violate any of the provisions of this Code.
(d) Any act of any trade association to which there shall have
been assigned by the Code Authority any power, duty, or function
under the provisions of this Article, shall be at. all times subject to
review and disapproval by the Code Authority and the Admin-
istrator, and nothing herein sh4ll be construed as granting to any
trade association any power or authority except that specifically







assigned by the Code Authority, nor shall any provision herein be
construed to relieve the Code Authority of its ultimate responsibility
for the proper administration of the Code.
SECTION 4. The Code Authority may disburse to any trade associa-
tion, approved as an aid in the administration of this Article, from
its funds such amounts as from time to time may be necessary and
proper to defray the expenses of such association in the administra-
tion of, and compliance with this Article.
SECTION 5. Inacurate Adrertisin.g.-No member of the industry
shall publish advertising (whether printed, radio, display or of any
other nature), which is misleading or inaccurate in any material
particular, nor shall any member in any way misrepresent any goods
(including but without limitation its use, trade-mark, grade, quality,
quantity, origin, size, substance, character, nature, finish, material
content or preparation), or credit terms, values, policies, services, or
the nature or form of the business conducted.
SECTION 6. False Billing.-No member of the industry shall know-
ingly withhold from or insert in any quotation or invoice any state-
ment that makes it inaccurate in any material particular.
SECTION. 7. Inaccurate Labeling.-No member of the industry shall
sell, brand, mark or pack any goods in any manner which is in-
tended to or does deceive or mislead purchasers with respect to the
prices, brand, grade, quality, quantity, origin, size, substance, char-
acter, nature, finish, material content or preparation of such goods.
SECTION 8. Defaamation.-No member of the industry shall defame
a competitor by falsely imputing to him dishonorable conduct, in-
ability to perform contracts, questionable credit standing, or by
other false representation, or by falsely disparaging the grade or
quality of his goods.
SECTION 9. Threats of Law Suits.-No member of the industry
shall publish or circulate unjustified or unwarranted threats of legal
proceedings which tend to or have the effect of harassing competitors
or intimidating their customers.
SECTION 10. Bribing Em.ployees.-No member of the industry shall
give, permit to be given, or offer to give, anything of value for the
purpose of influencing or rewarding the action of any employee,
agent, or representative of another in relation to the business of
the employer of such employee, the principal of such agent or the
represented party, without the knowledge of such employer, princi-
pal or party. This provision shall not be construed to prohibit free
and general distribution of articles commonly used for advertising
except so far as such articles are actually used for commercial brib-
ery as hereinabove defined.
SECTION 11. Inducing Breach of Existing Contracts.-No member
of the industry shall wilfully induce or attempt to induce the breach
of existing contracts between competitors and their customers by any
means, or interfere with or obstruct the performance of any such
contractual duties or services by any means, with the purpose and
effect of hampering, injuring or embarrassing competitors in their
business.
SECTION 12. Consignment.-No member of the industry shall ship
or sell goods on open order subject to consignment, or by sales
agencies, or by any other method which has the effect of selling on








consignment or memorandum guaranteeing retail or wholesale turn-
over.
SEC('ION 13. Keeping of Records.-All members of the industry
and all agencies thereof shall be required to keep a. substantial
record of all transactions.
SECTION 14. Arbitration.-Any question or dispute which may
arise between or among any persons, or between or among any of
them and other persons, firms, or corporations, for the settlement
of which provision has not or shall not. have been made in this Code
may be submitted to arbitration to or under the auspices of any
institution of recognized standing having adequate facilities for the
conduct of such arbitration; provided all parties involved agree to
such method of arbitration, and the decisions of such arbitration
shall be final and binding upon all parties.
SECTION 15. ('oMM.it, On Oin Contlractors.-The Administrator shall
forthwith aplpointl a commission of three persons, one of whom shall
represent labor and shall be nominated by the Labor Advisory
Board of NRA. one of whom shall represent the manufacturers and
one the contractor',. to investigate all industries engaged in the dis-
tribution of work to contractors. The commission shall study and
investigate the conditions within the industry in order to determine
what shall be a fair compensation to be paid by the manufacturers to
contractors, and the entire question of the relationship between man-
ufacturer and contractor. The commission shall study the above
mentioned subject and report thereon to the Administrator within
three-months after the approval of Article XIX of this Code. Upon
receipt of the report, the Administrator may hold hearings to con-
sider such report. The decision rendered by the Administrator as
a result of the said hearing shall be effective as of the date approved
by the Administrator. The expenses of the said commission shall be
paid by the Code Authority, pro rated among such subdivisional
industries as affected by this Section.
SECTION 16V. Standlard,'s.-The Fair Trade Practice Complaints
Committee hereafter to be set up in accordance with NRA Bulletin
No. 7 entitled Manual for the Adjustment of Complaints may set
up an agency to work in conjunction with the Bureau of Standards
of the United States Government to promulgate regulations to pre-
vent misrepresentation and submit to the Code Authority for sub-
rmision to the Administrator for his approval a set of standards,
which, upon their approval, shall become part of this Code and vio-
lations will be subject to the penalties of the Act.
SECTION 17. Returned Goods.-No merchandise purchased and
shipped in good faith and in accordance with the buyer's specifica-
tions within the specified time shall be permitted to be returned to
the seller after ten days after its receipt by the purchaser, except on
account of clerical or delivery error or faulty merchandise. This
Section shall be construed as supplementary to special provisions
in the schedule for subdivisional industries hereinafter set forth.
SECTION 18. Advertising Alowcan.ces.-No member of the industry
shall give any advertising allowance to a customer in excess of fifty
per cent of the cost of said advertising for the purpose of promoting
the resale of products of said member. Nor shall any member of the
industry give any advertising allowance to any customer for the pur-








pose of promoting the resale of said member's products below the
price at which said member has sold his products to the customer.
This shall not be construed to prohibit the giving of display matter.
No member of the industry shall give any advertising allowance to
a customer for any advertising which is intended to promote the
resale of any products of any person other than that of said member
of the industry.
This provision shall not apply to the Oiled Cotton Garment
Industry.
SECTION 19. Rebates.-No rebate, bonus, excess discount, freight,
or other allowance shall be allowed unless the same are made avail-
able to all customers under like terms and conditions.
This provision shall not apply to the Nurses', Maids' and Women's
Apron and Uniform Manufacturing Industry.
SECTION 20. Elimination of Cut, Make and Tiim.-No manufac-
turer or contractor shall make products of his subdivisional industry
from fabrics and 'or other materials owned or supplied by a jobber, a
retail distributor, or the agent., representative, or corporate sub-
sidiary or affiliate of any such retail distributor; nor shall he manu-
facture such products from fabrics and '"or other materials, the pur-
chase of which is made upon the credit of, or payment for which
is guaranteed by, such retail distributor or agent, representative
or corporate subsidiary or affiliate of such retail distributor.
The provisions of this Section shall apply only to:
The Men's and Boys' Shirt and Blouse Industry except work
shirts with the exception of shirt makers making shirts to measure
for retailers' custom shirt departments.
The Men's and Boys' Pajama and Night Shirt Industry.
The Sheep Lined and Leather Garment Industry.
The Cotton Undergarment and Sleeping Garment Industry.
The Work Shirt Manufacturing Industry.
The Work Clothes Manufacturing Industry.
SECTION 21. Shipienti of Prison. Made Goods_.-No member of the
industry shall ship any merchandise or goods manufactured by
prison labor into any State where the sale of said goods is prohibited
or restricted by State law, and in the event that State laws shall
require other conditions such as branding, then the same member of
the industry shall conform with all of the local requirements of the
particular State.
The violation of any of the provisions of schedules hereinafter
set forth by any member of the subdivisional industry affected shall
constitute an unfair trade practice, and shall be deemed to be a vio-
lation of this code. It shall also be an unfair trade practice and a
violation of this code to enter into any agreement, arrangement or
understanding, the result of which shall be to avoid or violate any
provisions of this code, or to employ any subterfuge whatsoever to
avoid, evade or circumvent any provisions hereof.

SCHEDULE A
MEN 8 AND BOYS' SHIRT AND BLOUSE INDUSTRY EXCEPT WORK SHIRTS
SETION 22. Terms.-No terms of sale shall be in excess of 3/10
days E.O.M., or 2/10-60 extra. No extra dating shall be allowed,








nor sliall any other subterfuge or change in these terms be used,
except that merchandise shipped on or after the 25th of any month
may be dated as of the first of the following month. In no case
shall anticipation of payment exceed 6 per cent per annum.
SECTION 23. ll4srep'/es,~-tatio-n and Irregulars.-(a) Manufactur-
ers shall not designate material on any shirts unless it represents
a major portion of the fabric of such shirt.
(b) Manufacturers shall place on shirts not. of first quality such
marking as may be directed by the Code Authority under general
rules and regulations applicable to all manufacturers, indicating
such shirts as irregulars in indelible ink on the center of the
neckband of the shirts where it may be seen by purchaser. Such
stamping shall be plainly legible.

SCHEDULE B
MEN S AND BOYS' PAJAMA AND NIGHT SHIRT INDUSTRY
SECTION 24. Term4..-No member of this subdivisional industry
shall give terms of sale in excess of 2 10-60 extra, or 3/10 E.O.M.,
in which latter case delivery made after the 25th of any month may
be dated as of the first of the following month.
SEC. 25. No member of this subdivisional industry shall affix to
any of his products inaccurate, fictitious or misleading resale prices.

SCHEDULE C
OILED COTTON GARMENT INDUSTRY
SEC. 26. Termf..--No member of this subdivisional industry shall
grant terms in excess of 2. 10 E.O.M.
SEC. 27. No member of this subdivisional industry shall give
customers' labels of any kind free of charge.

SCHEDULE D
THE UNION-MADE GARMENT INDUSTRY
SEc. 28. Tei-n..-(a) No member of this subdivisional industry
shall grant terms in excess of net 30 days, or 10 prox. from date of
shipment; no extra dating.
(b) Orders for seasonal merchandise may be shipped prior to
shipping date and invoice may be dated as of the shipping date speci-
fied on the order. Seasonal merchandise consists of light garments
for Spring and heavy garments for the Fall. In no case shall ship-
ment be made prior to 30 days in advance of shipping date.
SECTION 29. All seconds and imperfect garments shall be identi-
fied as such by stamping legibly and indelibly the word "second"
on the ticket and the white pocket, or if the garment has no white
pocket, stamping shall be done on some other conspicuous place.
SECTION 30. Returned Goods. (a). No member of this subdivisional
industry shall accept returned goods of any stock in exchange for
new stock.
(b) The return of used merchandise because of weak fabrics and
materials and/or faulty construction will be permissible, but no gar-









meant shall be accepted in return if it has been destroyed or mutilated
maliciously or damaged by acids, chemicals, oils and grease, or dam-
aged through tears, snags, or rips, result of carelessness or damaged
by rotting or mildew or damaged by improper washing, or if the
garments have been worn, or if the garments are alleged to have
shrunk, except where sold as pre-shrunk, and except for latent
defects.
SCHEDULE E
WASHABLE SERVICE APP.\RE, INDUSTRY
SjcaIoN 31. TI'erna.-No member of this subdivisional industry
shall grant cash discounts in excess of 2 10 e.o.m., net 60 days, or
2.30 days, net 60 days, irrespective of quantity purchases, distribu-
tion, or extension of delivery dates. Shipments on or after the
25th of any month of e.o.m. terms may be dated as of the first of
the following month.
SECTION 32. ForwarCd Contracts.-No member of this subdivisional
industry shall make contracts, other than with hospitals. Federal,
State, or municipal institutions where the delivery period exceeds
four months from the date of such contracts. No member shall
post-date or falsely date contracts or invoices to frustrate the pro-
visions of this Section.'
SECTION 33. Prop::ery Marking ard Lab-ling.-No member of this
subdivisional industry shall mark or stamp with ink any goods for
a linen.supply customer. No member of this subdivisional industry
shall pay for labels of any kind, for any customer.

ScrrnDUL F
SHEEP LINED AND LEATIJIE GARMENT INDUSTRY
SECnON 34. Term..-The following are the maximum terms to
apply to sales for men's and boys' garments in this industry:
(a) Jobbers, Mail Order Houses and Chain Store Tern''.-All
sales of merchandise in January, February and tup to March 10th
may have dating as of March 10th net 30 days. From March 11th
to May 31st net 30) days. June 1st to August 10th may have dating
as of August 10th net 30 days. After August 11th net. thirty days:
no dating.
(b) Retailers Tcrnus.-All sales of merchandise from October 1st
of current year to May 31st of the following year not to exceed
2% ten days e.o.m. After June 1st the terms granted may be
2% ten days e.o.m. as of September 1st. Merchandise shipped after
the twenty-fifth (25) day of any month nty be dated as of the first
day of the following month.
On sales of ladies' leather garments in this subdivisional industry,
it shall be unfair trade practice to sell at a cash discount in excess
of eight (8%) per cent ten days e.o.l., except that merchandise
shipped after the twenty-fifth (25th) day of any month may be
dated as of the first day of the following month.
No order shall be accepted without stipulating the sale price,
terms and date of shipment. No sale shall be made by any member
See paragraph 3 of order npprovlng this Amendment.









on any other terms except those expressly set forth in the order, con-
tract of sales, or the invoice pertaining to such sale.
All orders for jobbers on drop shipments comprising fifty gar-
ments or less shall bear an additional charge of five -(5#) cents per
garment.
The following sizes shall be the standard sizes of garments in
this subdivisional industry:
(a) len's and Boys' Garments:
1 Juvenile, Sizes 3-8
2 Boys, Sizes 6-18
Men's Suede Garments, Sizes 34-46
Men's Horsehide and Sheep Lined Garments, Sizes 34-48
(b) Ladies' Garments:
1 Juvenile, Sizes 2-6
2 Girls, Sizes 8-14
3 Misses, Sizes 14-20
4 Ladies, Sizes 34-42
It shall be an unfair trade practice to sell garments of sizes larger
than the standard sizes hereinabove set forth at less than the addi-
tional cost for such larger sizes.
SECTION 35. All manufacturers who let out or cause their garments
to be made by contractors shall file with the Cotton Garment Code
Authority the names and addresses of all such contractors.
SECTION 36. All sales must be f.o.b. factory except for shipments
within metropolitan districts from factories located within that area.
SECTION 37. No member of this subdivisional industry shall give
customers' labels of any kind free of charge.

SCHEDULE G
COTTON WASH DRESS INDUSTRY
SECTION 38. Terms.-All members of this subdivisional industry
shall sell merchandise on the shipping tens of f.o.b. city of manu-
facture, or one central shipping point, whichever the manufacturer
elects and which election shall apply to all transactions but shall
include free delivery to any shipping or forwarding point or one
central shipping point or store within the city in which the manu-
facturer is located or in which the one central shipping point is
located. In case of disputed claims on return merchandise transpor-
tation charges shall be paid by whichever disputant loses the decision.
SECTION 39. Terms and Discounts.-It shall be unfair trade prac-
tice to sell merchandise at a cash discount in excess of 8 percent 10
days e.o.m., except that merchandise shipped after the 25th day of
any month may be dated as of the first day of the following month.
Anticipation shall not be allowed at a rate in excess of 6 percent
per annum.
SECTION 40. Returned Goods.-No member of this subdivisional
industry shall accept returned merchandise for credit under any cir-
cumstances except in accordance with the following:
(a) Members of this subdivisional industry may accept mer-
chandise for credit which has been shipped by a customer within
five working days from the date of receipt by the customer in his
store, only for the following reasons: Errors in shipment, delay in








delivery, defective material or workmanship or any breach of con-
tract. Members of this subdivisional industry shall not accept mer-
chandise for credit unless accompanied by a letter or regular return
form mailed by the customer to the manufacturer and received by
the manufacturer prior to the arrival of the merchandise, stating
the contents of the package, reason for the return and the date on
which the merchandise was received. Any dispute may be subject
to arbitration in accordance, with procedure agreed upon by the
Cotton Garment Code Authority vnd the National Retail Code
Authority.
(b) Members of this subdivisional industry shall not accept mer-
chandise for credit shipped after the stated five working days un-
less accompanied by a letter or regular return form mailed by tho
customer to the manufacturer wherein he states that a duplicate,
has been mailed to the Cotton Garment Code Authority, at 40 Worth
Street, New York, N.Y., and received by the manufacturer prior to
the arrival of the merchandise, stating the contents of the package,
the reason for the return and the date the merchandise was received,
and no such return shall be accepted except for breach of contract,
or defect not discoverable on reasonable inspection.
(c) Merchandise returned after the stated five days' period in
areas designated by the Code Authority shall be held intact or un-
opened by the manufacturer, subject to examination by an impartial
representative of the Cotton Garment Code Authority, who shall
direct the acceptance by the manufacturer or the return of She mer-
chandise to the customer. Any appeal from the decision of the
impartial representative shall be subject to arbitration in accordance
with procedure agreed upon by the Code Authority of the Cotton
Garment Indn9try and the National Retail Code Authority. This
provision shall not become effective until the Code Authority shall
have completed organization to administer the same.
SECTION 41. Exchangedl Merchta.nd.qe.-It shall be an unfair trade
practice for any member of this subdivisional industry to accept
returned merchandise for the purpose of exchange.
SECTrON 42. Canrcelafior.s.-No member of this subdivisional in-
dustry shall sell merchandise except, under contract which shall
provide:
! (a) That no purchase order for merchandise shall be subject. to
cancellation before the specified and agreed upon shipping date
written on said order;
(b) That no purchase order shall be subject to cancellation
after the agreed upon shipping date unless cancellation is in writ-
ing, and it. permits the manufacturer three additional working days
from the date of receipt of such cancellation to complete and ship
any and all merchandise in work at that time;
(c) That if no notice of cancellation is received by the manufac-
turer from the customer, all merchandise remaining on order shall
be cancelled by the manufacturer two (2) weeks after the expiration
date of order.
SECTION 43. Retail Sel.ing.-It. shall be an unfair trade practice
for those members of the Cotton Wash Dress Industry, normally
selling to the trade for resale, to sell merchandise to anyone except
to established and recognized wholesale or retail distributors. This








shall not prevent, however, bona fide sales by members to their own
employees of merchandise which is for the personal use of such em-
ployees, or to retail buyers for their own personal use at not less
than the regular wholesale prices, provided the buyers are employed
in the department in which the merchandise of the members of the
industry is usually sold.
SECTION 44. Payment of Labels.-No member of this subdivisional
industry shall give customers' private labels of any kind free of
charge.
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COTTON UNDERGARMENT AND SLEEPING GARMENT MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY
SECTION 45. Terms.-No member of this subdivisional industry
shall grant cash discounts in excess of 8/10 e.o.m. All merchandise
shipped from the first of the month to the 24th of the month inclu-
sive shall be due and payable on the tenth (10th) of the following
month. Bills for merchandise shipped on or after the twenty-fifth
(25th) of the month will carry dating .as of the first (1st) of the
following month. There shall be no additional dating nor shall it
be permitted to build up terms in excess of S, 10 e.o.m.
Manufacturers of flannelettes, manufacturing goods for Fall de-
livery, may have the privilege of granting terms for flannelette wear
as of August 1st, 8%--10 days e.o.m., making said invoice payable
September 10th.
No member of this subdivisional industry shall ship goods on terms
other than f.o.b. point of origin or central shipping point. Mem-
bers of this subdivisional industry may, however, make free deliveries
within the confines of the city limits of the point of origin or central
shipping point.
SECTION 46. No bonus or other consideration other than quantity
discount at time of invoice may be granted in consideration of a
specific volume of business. No allowance of free goods or consid-
eration of any other nature whatsoever other than the quantity dis-
count referred to above may be granted in exchange for volume of
business.
SECTION 47. No member of this subdivisional industry shall ac-
cept the return of any stock in exchange for new stock.
SECTION 48. No member of this subdivisional industry shall give
customers' labels of any kind free of charge.

SCHEDULE I
WORK SHIRT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
SECTION 49.-All merchandise shall be sold and billed f.o.b. ship-
ping point. The term shipping point" is defined to mean the place
where manufacturing plant or stock room is maintained for the
actual distribution of merchandise. In any city where a manu-
facturer has a shipping point, it shall be optional with the manu-
facturer whether or not there shall be charges for delivery within
that metropolitan district.







SECTION 50. Ter'ms.-No member of this subdivisional industry
shall grant cash discounts in excess of 1 10 net 60 days to the
recognized jobbing trade, mail order houses, and chain stores oper-
ating ten or more stores, nor in excess of 2 '10 net. 30 days to retail-
ers, other than those mentioned above. AnticiIpation for prepayment
shall not. exceed six (6%) per cent per annum.
SECTION 51. No member of this subdivisional industry shall give
or accept listings.
SECTION 52. No member of this subdivisional industry shall give
or accept options-
SCHIEDULE J
NURSES', MAIDS', AND WOMEN S APRON AND UNIFORM MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY
SECTION 53. Tenrms.-No member of this subdivisional ind-ustry
shall grant cash discounts in excess. of S '10 e.o.m.
Shipments made on or after the twenty-fifth (25th) day of any
month may be dated as of the first day of the following month.
SECTION 54. No member of this subllivisional industry hall falsely
designate as job lots merchandise which does not. consist of dis-
continued styles or seconds.
SECTION 55. No member of this subdivisional industry shall pay
to any purchaser of merchandise or purchaser's agent any commis-
sion unless it be a regular salesman or sales organization employed
by the manufacturer.
SECTION 56. No member of this subdivisional industry shall give
customers' labels of any kind free of charge.
SECTION 57. Rebates.-No rebate, bonus, or excess discount. shall be
allowed.
SCHEDULE K

WORK CLOTHES MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

SECTION 58. Terms.-No member of this subdivisional industry
shall grant cash discounts in excess of net 30 days.
SECTION 59. All merchandise shall be shipped f.o.b. factory.
SECTION 60. Standard sizes on open stock for this subdivision
shall be as follows:
1. Youths' sizes shall not exceed age 16 (or size 34) on all gar-
ments except shirts. Shirt sizes shall not exceed size 1414.
2. Men's extra sizes shall begin with: Waist 44 for overalls, pants,
and breeches. Size 48 for coats, combination suits, blazers, wind-
breakers, vests and other similar garments. Size 171, for shirts.
3. It shall be an unfair trade practice to sell garments of sizes
larger than the standard sizes hereinabove set forth at less than
cost for such larger sizes.
Approved Code No. 118-Amendment No. 5.
Registry No. 217-1-06.





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