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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES
BEDSPREADS, AND NOVELTY
AS APPROVED ON JULY 30, 1934
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Approved Code No. 79-Amendment No. 1
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, BEDSPREADS
AND NOVELTY PILLOWS INDUSTRY
As Approved on July 30, 1934
APPROVING MODIFICATION OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, BEDSPREADS AND NOVELTY PILLOWS
An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of a modifica-
tion of a Code of Fair Competition for the Novelty Curtains, Dra-
peries, Bedspreads and Novelty Pillows Industry, and an opportunity
to file objections thereon having been given and the annexed report
on said modification, 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 Pres-
ident, including Executive Order No. 6543-A, dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise; do hereby incorporate, by reference, said an-
nexed report and do find that said modification and the Code as
constituted after being modified comply in all respects with the
pertinent provisions and will promote the policy and purposes of
said Title of said Act, and do hereby order that said modification
be and it is hereby approved, and that the previous approval of
said Code is hereby modified to include an approval of said Code
in its entirety as modified.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator for Industrial Recovery.
ROBERT L. HOUSTON,
July 30, 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The llhite House.
SIR: This is a report on the Hearing on the Amendments to the
Code of Fair Competition for the Novelty Curtains, Draperies, Bed-
spreads and Novelty Pillows Industry, held in Room 2062, Depart-
ment of Commerce Building, on April 13, 1934. The Amendments
which are attached were presented by the Code Authority.
In accordance with the customary procedure, every person who
had filed a request for an appearance was freely heard in public,
and all statutory and regulatory requirements were complied with.
The Amendments include an addition to the definition of the
Industry which brings under the provisions of the Code, manufac-
turers of kapok pillow fills, chair cushions, and bar harbors, the
clauses contained in the Executive Order of April 14 making the
payment of costs of Code Administration mandatory upon all mem-
bers of the Industry, a new clause prohibiting rebates to take the
place of the one in the Code at the present time, and an amend-
ment to the clause in the Code prohibiting the selling below cost
when a standard system of cost accounting is approved by the
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said
amendment to said Code having found as herein set forth and on
the basis of all proceedings in the matter:
I find that:
(a) The amendments 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
governmental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair com-
petitive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the
present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue re-
striction of production (except as may be temporarily required), by
increasing 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
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the perti-
nent 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 empowers the Code Authority to present the afore-
said amendments on behalf of the Industry as a whole.
(d) The amendments and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The amendments 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 the above reasons these amendments have been approved
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
JULY 30, 1934.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, BEDSPREADS AND
NOVELTY PILLOWS INDUSTRY
Article II, Section 1 shall be amended to read as follows: "The
term "Industry as used herein means and includes the using or
hiring of equipment, or the engaging or hiring of anyone owning
or hiring equipment, to perform the operation of making piece goods
into novelty curtains, draperies, bedspreads (made by cutting apart
and/or sewing together out of the same materials, or out of the
same materials in combination with other materials employing plain
or fancy stitching, embroideries, laces, or appliques in conjunction
therewith, but excluding bedspreads made out of one piece of ma-
terial cut apart for size only), novelty pillows, chair cushions and
bar harbor cushions, together with kapok fills used therein, not sold
as part of a furniture unit and not included within the definition of
the Code of Fair Competition for the Bedding Industry, and kapok
pillow fills for novelty pillows."
There shall be added to Article VI:
7. It being found necessary in order to support the administra-
tion of this Code and to maintain the standards of fair competition
established hereunder and to effectuate the policy of the Act, the
Code Authority is authorized:
"(a) To incur such reasonable obligations as are necessary and
proper for the foregoing purposes, and to meet such obligations out
of funds which may be raised as hereinafter provided and which
shall be held in trust for the purposes of the Code;
"(b) To submit to the Administrator for his approval, subject
to such notice and opportunity to be heard as he may deem necessary
(1) an itemized budget of its estimated expenses for the foregoing
purposes, and (2) an equitable basis upon which the funds necessary
to support such budget shall be contributed by members of the
"(c) After such budget and basis of contribution have been ap-
proved by the Administrator, to determine and obtain equitable
contribution as above set forth by all members of the Industry, and
to that end, if necessary, to institute legal proceedings therefore in
its own name.
8. Each member of the Industry shall pay his or its equitable
contribution to the expenses of the maintenance of the Code Au-
thority, determined as hereinabove provided, and subject to rules
and regulations pertaining thereto issued by the Administrator.
Only members of the Industry complying with the Code and con-
tributing to the expenses of its administration as hereinabove pro-
vided, unless duly exempted from making such contributions, shall
be entitled to participate in the selection of members of the Code
Authority or to receive the benefits of any of its voluntary activities
or to make use of any emblem or insignia of the National Recovery
Administration. Failure to contribute to the expenses of the ad-
ministration of this Code, as provided herein, shall constitute a
violation of the Code.
"9. The Code Authority shall neither incur nor pay any obligation
in excess of the amount, thereof as estimated in its approved budget,
except upon approval of the Administrator; and no subsequent
budget shall contain any deficiency item for expenditures in excess
of prior budget estimates except those which the Administrator shall
have so approved."
Section 5 of Article VII shall be amended to read:
5. Rebates. The payment or allowance of rebates, refunds, or
unearned discounts whether in the form of money or otherwise or
the extension to certain purchasers of special services or privileges
not extended to all purchasers on like terms and conditions."
Section 11 of Article VII shall be amended by omitting the last
two sentences and inserting: "Cost as used herein shall be defined
by the Code Authority subject to the approval of the Administrator.
The Code Authority may, subject to the approval of the Adminis-
trator, establish a simple system for use by members of the Industry
to collect such figures as are necessary to determine cost."
Approved Code No. 79-Amendment No. 1.
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