NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES
BEDSPREADS AND NOVELTY PILLOWS
AS APPROVED ON AUGUST 24, 1934
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Approved Code No. 79-Amendment No. 2
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, BEDSPREADS
AND NOVELTY PILLOWS INDUSTRY
As Approved on August 24, 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,
Draperies, Bedspreads and Novelty Pillows Industry, and an oppor-
tunity 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
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 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,
August 24, 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
'Tht 'White Hiouse.
SIR: This is a report on the. Hearing on an amendment to the
Code of Fair Competition for the Novelty Curtains, Draperies,
Bedspreads and Novelty Pillows Industry, held in Room 2062,
Department of Conumerce Building, on May 31,'1934. The amend-
ment, which is attached, was presented by the Domestic Decorative
Linens Association, Inc., said to represent more than 80% by vol-
ume of production and 60%1 by number of concerns in the Domestic
Decorative Linen Industry.
In accordance with 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.
This amendment brings within the definition of the Code the
Domestic Decorative Linens Industry. The Industry comprises
approximately thirty-five (35) concerns having an investment in
1933 of $1,100,000. In 1929 the Ilndustry provided employment for
2.200 workers. This figure had declined to 1,750 employees in 1933
before the President's Reemployment Agreement and approximately
1,800 employees after the President's Reemployment Agreement.
Aggregate annual sales fell from $6,250,0tU) in 1928 to $4,750,000 in
1931. Sales for the year 1933 increased to about $5,500,000.
According to the testimony at the Hearing there are a number of
concerns in the Industry paying as low as $9.00 a week for forty
(40) hours of work. The minimum wage under the Code is $.325
per hour or $13.00 per week. It is claimed that the effect of coming
under this Code will be to increase employment by approximately
The amendment, besides changing the definition of the Industry
to include domestic decorative linens, sets up a Committee to admin-
ister the fair trade practice provisions for this branch of the
Industry and includes t.wo additional fair trade practices to'apply
only to domestic decorative linens manufacturers.
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 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 comparative 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
restriction of production (except as may be temporarily required),
by increasing the consumption of industrial and agricultural prod-
ucts through increasing purchasing power, by reducing and reliev-
ing unemployment, by improving standards of labor, and by other-
wise rehabilitating 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 (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The applicant association is an industrial association truly
representative of the aforesaid Domestic Decorative Linens Industry
and said association imposes no inequitable restrictions on admission
to membership therein. The Code empowers the Code Authority
to assent to the aforesaid amendment on behalf of the Industry as
(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 the above reasons this amendment has been approved by me.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
A m in ist rator.
AUGUST 24, 1934.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE NOVELTY CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, BEDSPREADS
AND NOVELTY PILLOWS INDUSTRY
Section 1 of Article II shall be amended by adding:
The term 'Industry shall also include a Domestic Decorative
Linens Branch. The term 'Domestic Decorative Linens Branch'
of the Novelty Curtains, Draperies, Bedspreads and Novelty Pillows
Industry as used herein means and includes the manufacture of
domestic decorative linens which are defined as table covers, scarfs
and doilies used for the decoration of the home, and the using or
hiring of equipment or the engaging or hiring of anyone owning
or hiring equipment to perform the operation of making chiefly
or wholly of piece goods, nets, netting, laces and embroideries into
domestic decorative linens (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 stitch-
ing, embroideries, laces, or appliques in conjunction therewith). The
term 'Industry' does not include the weaving of fabrics and/or
Article V shall be amended by adding Section 9:
9. The doing of work or the performance of labor on any product
of the Domestic Decorative Linens Branch of the Industry in the
home of a worker shall be prohibited."
Paragraph 1, Section 1 of Article VI shall be amended to read
"To further effectuate the policy of the Act a Code Authority is
hereby designated to cooperate with the Administrator in the Admin-
tration of this Code. The Code Authority shall consist of the Board
of Directors of the Association and one representative of the Domes-
tic Decorative Linens Branch elected by the Domestic Decorative
Linens Association, Inc., and such additional representatives of the
Industry as shall be selected by a fair method of selection to be
approved by the Administrator, or as the Administrator shall pre-
scribe; and up to three advisory members without vote who may be
appointed by the Administrator."
Paragraph 4, Section 1 of Article VI shall be amended to read
In order that the Code Authority and the Domestic Decorative
Linens Committee shall at all times be truly representative of the
Industry and in other respects comply with the provisions of the Act,
the Administrator may provide such hearings as he may deem
proper; and thereafter if he shall find that the Code Authority or the
Domestic Decorative Linens Committee is not truly representative or
does not in other respects comply with the provisions of the Act, may
require an appropriate modification in the method of selection of the
Code Authority and/or the Domestic Decorative Linens Committee."
Section 2 of Article VI shall be amended by adding Sub-section
"(d) For the purpose of administering the fair trade practice
provisions of the Code relating to the Domestic Decorative Linens
Branch, the members of the Domestic Decorative Linens Branch of
the Industry shall elect a Domestic Decorative Linens Committee.
The members of the Domestic Decorative Linens Committee shall be
elected in a manner approved by the Administrator, and need not be
members of the Code Authority. The Administrator may appoint
up to three representatives without vote to serve on this committee."
Section 13 of Article VII shall be amended by adding:
This provision shall not apply to the Domestic Decorative Linens
Branch of the Industry."
Article XII shall be added:
The following practices constitute unfair methods of competition
for members of the Domestic Decorative Linens Branch of the In-
dustry and are prohibited:
1. Variance of more than three per cent (3%) in either width
or length from sizes marked on Domestic Decorative Linens.
"2. (a) Selling or offering to sell any article on the condition, ex-
press or implied in fact, that the purchaser buy another article or
"(b) Selling or offering to sell several articles in group or com-
binationi at a single lot or group price, except articles which are com-
monly sold in sets or ensemble, unless the price of each unit in the
group or combination be stated to the purchaser."
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