NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
WIRE ROPE AND STRAND
(A Division of the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and Metal Finishing
and Metal Coating Industry)
AS APPROVED ON MAY 24, 1934
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Approved Code No. 84--Supplement No. 34
Registry No. 1151-03
This publicati"o!i is for sale by the Superintcendent of Documents, Government
Printing Office, Wa-shirngtn, D.C., and by district offices of the Bureau of
Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
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Approved Code No. 84-Supplement No. 34
SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
WIRE ROPE AND STRAND MANUFACTURING
As Approved on May 24, 1934
APPROVING SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
WIRE ROPE AND STRAND MI.\NUFACTURING INijUSTRY
A DIVISION OF THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING AND
IMI:T.AL FINISHING AND METAL COATING INDUSTRY
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, and in accordance with the
provisions of Section 1 of Article VI of the Basic Code for the Fabri-
cated Metal Products Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal
Coating Industry, approved November 2, 1933, for approval of a
Supplementary Code of Fair Competition for the Wire Rope and
Strand Manufacturing Industry, and hearing having been duly held
thereon; and the annexed report on said Supplementary Code, con-
taining 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 Presi-
dent, including Executive Order No. 6543-A, dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise; do herchy incorporate by referem'nc said annexed
report and do find that said Supplementary Code complies 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
Supplementary Code of Fair Compettition be and it is hereby ap-
proved; provided, however, that the provisions of Article V, Section 3
iniofar as they prescribe a waiting period between the filing with the
Code Authority (or such agency as may be designated in the Code)
and the effective date of price lists, as originally filed and/or revi'-ed
price li-ts or revised terms and conditions of sale, be and they hereby
are stayed pending my further Order; and provided further, that
Article V, Section 1 is deleted.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator for Indi,.fr';< Recovi ry.
A. R. GLANCY,
Division A1dmjiniftra tor.
Maty ?,. 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The White House.
SIr,: This is a report on the Supplementary Code of Fair Competi-
tion for the Wire Rope and Strand Manufacturing Industry a divi-
sion of the Fabricated Metal Products Manufnat'iring and Metal
Finishing and Meotal Coating Induitry, the hearing having been
conducted thereon in Washington, D.C., Deceimber 22, 1933, in
accordance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
GENERAL ST.T\'M ENT
The Wire Rope and Strand Maiiufatiring Indu-try, being truly
.repre-( :tative of this division of the Fabriented Metal Products
MAanlf:tiiuring and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry,
has elected to avail itself of the option of suibmiitting a Supplemen-
tary Code of Fair Competition, as provided for in Section 1 of Arti-
cle VI of the Basic Code, for the Fabricated Metal Products Manu-
:factiring and Metnl Finishing and Metal Coating Inldustry approved
by you on the second day of November, 1933.
RESUME OF THE CODE
Article I s-tates the purpose of the Supplpem'entary Code.
Article II nlc'',r:tely defines specific ternmi employed in the Sup-
Article III. This Industry is a divis-ion of the Fabricated Metal
Products Mai actiiriii and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating
Industry and the labor provisions of its Basic Code, as approved
November 2, 19'.., are the labor provisions of this Supplementary
Article IV establishes a Supplementary Code Authority consist-
ing of not to exceed sixteen (16) imermbers to be elected by the mem-
bers of the Industry at a meeting called by the Temporary Suipple-
Inie(ntry Code Comnittee, and gives the Administrator the authority
to appoint one additionl member without vote and pr-iovides ma-
chinery for obit.aiingii statistics and the admini-i.trat.ion of the Sup-
Article V provides for methods of setting up and revising price
Article VI sets forth the 'orneral meiirciindising plans of the In-
(d IIt r1y.
Article VII pu'vi'les for an accounting system and methods of
Article VIII sets forth the unfair trade practices of this Supple-
nl';.lta;ry Code, which has been especially designed to offset unfair
competition in this division of the Industry.
Article IX contains the mandatory provisions contained in Sec-
tion 10 (b) and also provides for the subnis.ion of proposed amend-
ments to the Supplementary Code.
Article X provides against monoflpolies and monopolistic practices.
Article XI recognizes that price increases be limited to actual
additional increases in the seller's costs.
Article XII states the effective date of this Supplementary Code.
Schedule A provides forms for assenting to the Supplemenetary
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said Sup-
plementary Code having found as herein set forth and on the lbais
of all the proceedings in this matter:
I find that:
(a) Said Supplementary Code is well designed to promote the
policies and purposes of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
Act, including removal of obstructions to the free flow of inter-
state 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
the trade groups, by inducing and maintaining united action of
labor and management. under adequate governmental sanctions and
supervision, by eliminating unfair competitive practices, by pro-
moting the fullest possible utilization of the present productive ca-
pacity of industries, by avoiding undue restriction of production
(except as may be temporarily required), by increasing the con-
sumption of industrial and agricultural products through ici'ea.sing
purchasing power, by reducing and relieving unemployment, by
improving standards of labor, and by otherwise rehabilitating
(b) Said Industry normally employs not more than 50,000 em-
ployees; and is not classified by me as a major industry.
(c) The Supplementary Code as approved complies in all respects
with the pertinent provisions of said Title of said Act, including
without limitation Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of
Section 7, and Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof; and that the
applicant group is an industrial group truly representatives of the
afor esaid Industry; and that said association imposes no inelquitable
restrictions on admission to membership therein.
(d) The Supplementary Code is not designed to and will not
permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The Supplementary Code is not designed to and will not
eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not operate to dis-
criminate 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, I have approved this Supplementary
HuGH S. JOHNSON,
MAY 24, 1934. A(BItni i.-ftrator.
SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE WIRE ROPE AND STRAND MANUFACTURING
A DIVI'SIIN OF THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING AND
METAL FINISHING AND METAL COATING INDUSTI:Y
To effectuate the policies of Title I of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, the following provisions are e-tabli-hed as a Supple-
mentary Code of Fair Con-petition for the Wire Rope and Strand
Manufacturing Industry. Pursuant to Article VI of the Basic Code
of Fair Competition for the Fabricated Metal Products Manufac-
turing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry, approved
by the President of the Unit:ed States on the -econd day of Novem-
ber, 1~I:',, the provisions of this Supplemenitary Code shall be the
standard of fair ,competition for the Indi itry and shall be binding
upon every inmler er thereof.
The term "Wire Rope and Strand Manufa:cturing Industry",
hereafter referred to as the Industry, is defined to mean the manu-
facture for sale of Wire Rope and Strand.
The term Mlemier of the Industry" as used herein includes, but
without limitation, any individual, partnership, associa( ion, corpora-
tion or other form of lent-eprise engag ed in the industry either as
an employer or on his or its own behalf.
The term Confidlential Agent" as u.-id herein is defined to mean
the impr]rtial agency d,.ignated by the Supplementary Code
The terms "President", "Act" and "Admini.itrator", as used
lIwr'in, shall mean rp.ql,-tively the President. of the United States,
Title I of the National Inii.~trial Recovery Act, and the Adminis-
trator fLir Indlistrial Recovery under said Act.
The t.rii Basic Code ", as u;ed herein, is defined to mean the
Basic Code of Fair Competition for the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and LMetal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry,
as approved by the President on the 2nd day of November, 1933.
The term Siippl)liiiiitary Ciodl, Authority ", as used herein, means
the Ag iiry which is to administer this Supplementary Code as
The term "Association ", as ustii herein, is defined to mean the Wire
Rope and Strand Ma;iiifactiirers As.-ociation, or its successor.
The term Secretary is defined to mean the Secretary of the Sup-
pl.-miiittary Code Auithority.
The tornm Fdilra.tion as used hIrie'in is defined to mean the
Fabricated Metal Products F ,deration or its siicces-or.
ARTICLE III-EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS
This Industry is a division of the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal Co(aing Industry
and without limitation the wage, hour and labor provi-ions in Article
III of its Basic Code as approved by the President, November 2,
1933, including Sections (1), (2) and (3) of Section 72 (a) of Title
I of the Act are made conditions of this Code, are specifically incor-
porated herein and made a part hereof as the wage, hour and labor
provisions of this Supplementary Code.
ARTICLE IV-ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
SECTION 1. During the period not to exceed sixty (60) days follow-
ing the effect i\e date, the Board of Directors of the Association shall
constitute a temporary Supplenmentary Code Authority until the
Supplementary Code Authority is elected.
There shall be constituted within the sixty day period a Supple-
mentary Code Authority not to exceed sixteen (16) members to be
elected by the members of the Industry at a meeting to be called by
the temporary Supplementary Code Authority upon ten (10) days'
notice sent by registered mail to all known members of the Indiustry,
each member of the Industry to have one vote and such niember may
vote either in person or by proxy, a majority of votes so cast being
necessary for election.
A vacancy in the membership of the Supplementary Code Author-
ity may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of
the Supplementary Code Authority.
In addition thereto the Administrator may appoint a niembib-r of
the Supplementary Code Authority who shall be without vote and
shall serve without expense to the Industry, unless the Suipplemen-
tary Code Authority agrees to pay such expen.-e. The repirnentative
who may be appointed by the Administrator shall be given reason-
able notice of all meetings and may sit at all meet i ngi of the Supple-
nmentary Code Authority.
SECTION 2. Any Association or Institute directly or indirectly par-
ticipating in the selection or activities of the Supplcimentary Code
Authority shall (1) impose no inequitable restrictions on admission
to membership, and (2) shall use due diligence in submitting to the
Administrator true copies of its Articles of Association, By-Laws,
Regulations and any amendments when made thereto, together with
such other information as to membership, organization, and activities
as may be reasonably nece-sary to effectuate the purposes of the Act.
SECTION 3. In order that the Supplementary Code Authority shall,
at all times, be truly representative of the Industry and in other re-
spects comply with the provisions of the Act, the Administrator may
prescribe such hearings as he may reasonably deem proper; and,
thereafter, if he shall find that the Supplementary Code Authority
is not truly representative or does not in other respects comply with
the provisions of the Act, he may make appropriate modification or
modifications in the method of selection of the Supplementary Code
SErC' ION 4. All members of the Industry are subject to the juris-
diction of this Supplementary Code; shall be entitled to participate
in and share the benefits of the Supplementary Code; shall be en-
titled to vote in the selection of members of the Supplementary Code
Authority as provided in Section 1 of this Article, and shall pay
their reasonable share of the expenses of the Administration of this
Supplementary Code, such reasonable share to be determined by the
Supplementary Code Authority, subject to review by the Adminiis-
trator, on the basis of volume of businew-s and/or such other factors
as may be d(h-nlu.! equitable by the Supplementary Code Authority.
SECTION 5. Nothing co(,tained in this Supplementary Code shall
constitute the inembers of the Supplementary Code Authority part-
ners for any purpose. Nor shall any member of the Supplementary
Code Authority be liable in any manner to anyone for any act. of any
other member, officer, agent. or employee of the Supplementary Code
Authority, nor shall any member of the Supplementary Code Au-
thority, .i-ercising reasonable diligence in the conduct of his duties
hereunder, be liable to anyone for any action or omission to act under
this Supplementary Code, except for his own willful misfeasance or
SIr.c TI 6. The Supplementary Code Authority shall also from
time to time furnish to the Basic Code Authority, designated in
said Basic Code, such information as may be required to be furnished
under terms of said Basic Code.
SI:TrN 7. The Supplemenittary Code Authority shall have all the
powers and duties which sl.all be necessary and proper to enable
it to fully administer this Supplementary Code and to effectuate
Without limitation to the foregoing or any other powers or duties
provided for in this Supplementary Code, the Supplementary Code
Authority shall have the following specific duties, subject to such
rules and regulations as the Administrator may prescribe:
(a) To adopt by-laws and rules and regulations for, and keep
records of its prcedui'e anl the administration of this Supple-
menta vy Code.
(b) To designrat'. a confidential agent who shall obtain from
members of the Industry such information and reports as the Supple-
mentary Code Authority may require for the administration of
the Supplementary Code and to provide for submission by members
of the Industry to the Administrator of such information and re-
ports a.s are necessary for the purposes recited in Section 3 (a) of
the At; provided that nothing in this Supplementary Code shall
relieve any me!)1);l'r of the Induistry of any existing obligations to
furnish reports to any Government agency. No individual reports
.sh:1ll be disclosed to any other member of the Industry or to anyone
other than the Administrator or his duly authorized representative.
(c) To use such trade associations and other agencies as it deems
proper for the carrying out of any of its activities provided for
Ilherin, provided that nothing herein shall relieve the Supplementary
Code Authority of its duties or responsibilities under this Supple-
minntairy Code and that such trade associations and agencies shall at
all tiriin be subject to and comply with the provisions hereof.
(d) To make recommnendatianns to the Administrator for the co-
ordination of the administration of this Suppliiilenitary Code with
such other codes, if any, as may be related to the Industry.
(e) To secure from tlmemblers of the Indn.-.try an ,inliitable and
proportionate payment of the reasonable expenses of maintaining
the Supplementary Code Authority and its activities.
(f) To cooperate with the Administr:rtor in regulating the use
of a'ny N.R.A. insignia solely by those members of the Industry who
have assented to, and are complying with, this Supplementary Code.
(g) To recommend to the _Administrator further fair trade prac-
tice provisions to govern members of the Industry in their relations
with each other or with other industries and to recommend to the
Administrator measures for industrial planning, including stabili-
zation of employment.
SECTION 8. To the extent permitted by the Act, the Supplemenitary
Code Authority may investigate all alleged complaints filed with it
by one member or members of the Industry against another member
or members of the Industry.
SECTION 9. If the Administrator believes that any action of the
Supplementary Code Authority or any agency thereof is unfair or
unjust or contrary to the public interest, the Administrator may re-
quire that such action be suspended to afford an opportunity for in-
vestigation of the merits of such action. Further action by such
Supplementary Code Authority or agency regarding the matter
complained of may be taken if approved by the Administrator but
shall not be taken if disapproved by the Adminii.,ltrtor within
thirty days of notice to him of intention to proceed with such
ARTICLE V-Ppuri LIST SCHEDULES AND DIsCOUNTS
SECTION 1. In order to bring about fair prices to both consumers
and Members of the Industry and to effectuate the provisions of this
Supplementary Code, the MN'embers of the Industry agree to the
general trade practice of each publishing its own independent price
list schedules and/or sales terms and/or base di:c-ounts and all dis-
counts to be allowed the various classes of trade, making in each
case a complete delivered sales price for all its products coming under
this Supplementary Code.
SECTION 2. Each Menmber of the Industry shall, within ten (10)
days after the effective date of this Supplementary Code, file with
the Secretary of the Supplementary Code Authority its price list
schedules and/or sales terms and/or discount sheets which price list
schedules and/or sales terms and/or discounts shall become effective
on the date of filing. The Secretary -of the Supplementary Code
Authority shall immediately send copies of such filings to all known
Members of the Industry. No Member of the Industry shall make
any change in the price list schedules and/or sales terms and/or
discounts so filed except as provided for in Section 3. Such price
lists shall be available to all interested buyers at the office of the
Supplementary Code Authority.
SECTION 3. Revised price list schedules and/or sales terms and/or
discount sheets may be filed, from time to time, with the Secretary
of the Supplementary Code Authority by any member of the In-
dustry, to become effective ten (10) business days after actual re-
ceipt by the Supplementary Code Authority. Copies of such revised
price list schedules and/or sales terms and/or discount sheets, with
notice of the effective date -pecified, shall be immediately sent by the
Secretary to all known Members of the Industry, who are cooperat-
ing in this Supplementary Code, any of whom may file if he so de-
sires, to become effective upon the date when the revised price list
schedules and/or sales terms and/or discount sheets first filed shall
go into effect, revisions of his price list schedules and/or sales terms
and/or discount sheets establishing price list schedules and/or sales
terms and/or discouiints not lower than those established in the re-
vised price list schedules and/or sales terms and/or discount sheets
first filed. Such revised price lists shall be available to all interested
buyers at the office of the Supplementary Code Authority.1
SECTION 4. Each Meimber of the Industry shall furnish the Secre-
tary of the Supplementa ry Code Authority, for distribution, with
such number of copies of his price list schedules and/or sales terms
and/or discount sheets as the Supplementary Code Authority may
SECTION 5. No member of the Industry shall sell or contract to
sell directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever, any of his prod-
ucts coming under this Supplementary Code at a price other than
shown in the price list schedules and discount sheets filed by that
Member as provided for under this Article V and/or terms and condi-
tions of sale more favorable than those specified in Article VI of this
ARTICLE VI-GENFIrAL 3MERCII.\NDISING ( PLANS
SECTION 1. In the case of any contract-, or sales, or other obliga-
tions made by a Member of the Industry which may be construed as
undermining the effectiveness of the Supplementary Code, it shall
be incumbent upon the member involved in the transaction to en-
deavor to adjust or modify the transaction.
SECTION 2. No consignments of any produc-ts coming under this
Supplementary Code shall be permitted by a Menmber of the Industry
to anyone except to an authorized distributor as defined in Section 3
of Article VI of this Supp-lemen try Code, or under circumstances
to be defied by the Supplementary Code Authority with the ap-
proval of the Admiiiiiitrator, where peculiar circumstances of the
Industry require the practice.
SECIO:.." 3. For the purposes of this Supplementary Code, a
"Wholesaler" or distributor shall be defined as any individual,
partnership, a:i.-wiatiiin, corporation, or other firm, or a definitely
organized division thereof, definitely organized to render and ren-
de(ing a general di.strilbtion service, which buys and maintains at
his or its place of business a stock of the lines of merchandise which
it distribulte,-. and which through salesmen, advertising, and/or sales-
lprl'i',tion devices, sells to retailers and/or to institutional, conuner-
cial, and/or indu(strial users.
I See piruigl.iiph 2 of order approvii Li this Code.
A complete list of each Member's authorized distributors, as well
as all subsequent, changes, shall be filed with the Secretary of the
Supplementary Code Authority, who shall i,,nmeldiately transmit
such list or lists to each known member of the Industry who is
cooperating in this Supplementt'ry Code.
Each Member of the Industry shall require his distributor to be
under written contract to act as such di. tributor.
SECTION 4. The terms of free credit, or the tin i: in which invoices
for the products coming under this Supplo-iemnt:ry Code become due
for payment, shall be thirty (30) days from the date of shipment.
A discount of two (2%o) per cent mrlay be allowed for early payment
Invoices dated from the 1st to the 15th of the month inclu-ive if
paid by the 25th of that month.
Invoices dated from the 16th to the end of the month inclusive
if paid by the 10th of the following month.
All invoices unpaid at the expiration of the period of thirty (30)
days free credit may bear interest at the rate of six (6%') percent
per annum but in no case to be in excess of the legal interest as
established by the law in the several states.
ALTIC'LE VII---('(CONTING; AND COSTING
SECTION 1. The Supplement-iry Code Authority shall cause to be
formulated an accounting system and methods of cost finding and/or
estimating capable of use by all membe's of the Industry. After
such system and methods have been formulated and approved by the
Administrator full details concerning' them shall be made available
to all members. Thereafter, all members of the Industry shall
determine and/or estimate costs in accordance with the principles
of such methods, providing the saime have the approval of the
SECTION 2. When the Supplemientai3ry Code Authlrity determines
that an emergency exists in this Industry and tlat the cause thereof
is destructive price-cutting such as to render ineffective or seriously
endanger the maintenance of the provisions of this Supplemnentary
Code, the Supplementary Code Authority may cnuse to be deter-
mined the lowest reasonable cost of the products of this Industry,
such determination to be subject to such notice and hearing as the
Administrator may require. The Administrator may approve, dis-
approve, or modify the determination. Thereafter, during the pe-
riod of the emergency, it shall be an unfair trade practice for any
member of the Industry to sell or offer to sell any products of ithe
Industry for which the lowest reasonable cost has been determined
at such prices or upon such terms or conditions of sale that the
buyer will pay less therefore than the lowest reasonable cost of such
When it appears tlha conditions have changed, the Supplemen-
tary Code Authority, upon its own initiative or upon the request
of any interested party, shall cause the determination to be reviewed.
ARTICLE VIII-UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES
In nadition to the unfair practices established in Article V of
the Basic Code, xcxept Section A thereof, which are made a part
hereof the same as though repeated and set forth at length, and
for all purposes of this Suplplementary Code, the following described
acts .niall cmn.titulte unfair practices. Any Member of the Industry
who shall directly or indirectly, through an officer, employee, agent
or representative, use or employ any of such unfair practices shall
be guilty of a violation of this Supplementary Code.
RULE 1. Procuring, otherwise than with the consent of any Menl-
ber of the Industry, any information concerning the business of
such Member which is properly regarded by it as a trade secret. or
confidential within its organization, other than information relat-
ing to a violation of any provision of the Supplenmentary Code.
RULE 2. Using or stubtituting any material superior or inferior
in quality to that specified by the purchaser of any product.
RULE 3. Inducing or attempting to induce a breach of an existing
contract between a member of the Industry and his employees or
a distributor or a customer or source of supply; nor shall any Mem-
ber of the Industry interfere with or obstruct the performance of
such contractual dllties or services. This clause shall not be con-
strued to apply to employment contracts.
RULE 4. Stating on the invoice of any product as the date thereof
a date later than the date of the shipment, of such product, or in-
cluding in any invoice any product shipped on a date earlier than
the date of such invoice.
RULE 5. Making any sale or contract of sale of any product under
any description which does not fully describe such product in terms
ctu-tcm riily used in the Industry.
RULE 6. Guarnteeilng wire rope performance in terms of time,
miles, yardage. tons, ton miles or otherwise except as may be au-
thorized by the Supplementary Code Authority, subject to review by
the A1 iiiiiiistrator. Guarantees of quality and workmanship may
RULE 7. Making an adjustment on any length of wire rope that
is not available for inspttion.
RULE- 8. Making an adjl.-stlment on oil country wire rope other
than in -ilr-ordance with A. P. I. Standards 9-A of July, 1931, Section
VIII, of Insjpeltion and Rejection of Wire Rope or any revision
RULE 9. Publishing or circulating unjustified or unwarranted
threats of legll pjroceedinigs which tend to or have the effect of
har;1--iig Memllebers of the Indii-try or intimidating their distributors
or customers. Failure to prosecute in due course shall be evidence
that any such threat is unwarrnintcd and unjustified.
RULE 10. Ma inufactu ring and/or offering for sale oversize wire
rope in excess of the toleranles outlined in the United States Gov-
ernnent Matrc(ir SrleifiCations No. '2!i or any revision or modification
RULE 11. No Ml inhlr of the Illilll.u'ry shall sell r(ITnnants, second-
hand or obsolete wine i r'op,. rxi'plit. after notification to and approval
by the Supplementary Code Authority.
ARTICLE IX-MOCDIHFIC.ATIONS AND AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1. This Suppleimentary Code and all the provi-ions
thereof are expre:.-sly made subject to the right of the Presi.dnt, in
accordannce with the provisions of sub-section (b) Section 10 of the
Act, from time to time to cancel or modify any order, approval,
licen.-e, rule or regulation issued under said Act.
SrITIoN 2. This Supplementary Code, except as to the proviins
required by the Act, may be moilifihl and/or niiw;:ded on the basis
of experience or cliaiiLng_. in circulllnstw:ii',. Srllh modifications and/or
amendments may be proposed in .r iting to the Supplementary Code
Authority by any Member of the Industry. If approved by the Sup-
plenentary Code Authority or if petitioned by twenty (20) percent
of the total vote of the Memihers by number such modifications
and/or amendments shall be submitted to the Members to be voted
upon as provided for in Section 3 of Article IX. Any modifications
and/or amendments which are approved by the Mr-mbers of the
Industry are to be submitted to the Admiinist.r;tor for such notice
and hearing as he shall specify; and to become effective as part of
this Supplementary Code upon approval of the President and/or the
SECTION 3. The voting power for modifying and/or amending
this Supplementary Code shall be vested in the Members of the
Industry. A majority by number of all Members of the Tlloustry
present in person or 1by written proxy at any n'mecting shall constitute
Affirmative ac-tion on any matter to be voted upon must be sup-
ported by a majority number of the total votes cast.
No provision of this Supplementary Code shall be so applied as
to permit monopolies or monopolistic practices or to eliminate,
oppress or discriminate gaiinst small enterprises.
ARTICLE XI-PRICE INCREASES
Whereas the policy of the Act to increase real pur1clnsing power
will be made more difficult of consummation if prices of goods and
services increase as rapidly as wages, it is recognized that price
increases except. such as may be required to meet individual cost
should be delayed, but when made such increases should, so far as
possible, be limited to actual additional increai.s-e in the seller's costs.
ARTICLE XII-EFFECTIVE DATE
This Supplementary Code shall become effective at 12:01 o'clock
on the tenth calendar day after its approval by the President.
Approved Code No. 84-Supplement No. 34.
Registry No. 1151-03.
Wire Rope & Strand Manfufacturers Association.
DEAR SIm: The undersigned desiring to participate under the Supplementary
Code of Fair Competition for the Wire Rope and Strand Mniufacturing In-
dustiy, hereby assents to all the provisions of the said Supplementary Code,
and, specifically, but without limitation to Section 8 of Article IV of said
Supplementary Co.e which relates to the assessment of penalties against the
nass -tiug member of the Industry of this Supplneentary Code, and to such
changes in the same as may be made by the Supplementary Code Committee
in order to meet the requirements of the National Recovery Administration.
Effective on the (late on which the Supplementary Code is approved by the
President of the United States nld/or the Administrator for Industrial Re-
covery under Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act, as therein pro-
vided, or as of the date on whliii this letter is delivered, if delivery is made
after such date of approval by the President and/or the Admiiistratol'. the
undvrs.'kine,, by the simlnihig and deliv-eriIng of this letter, becomes a participant
under the Supplementary Code of the Wire Rope and Strand :M1anufacturing
Industry and hereby agrees with every individual, partnership, a.socintion, cor-
poration, or other form of enterprise who shall then be or thereafter become
a participant under -aiild Siipjll.nm.ntairy Code, that said Supplementary Code
shall constitute a valid and linliing contract between the undersigned and all
su:h other parti,:iianntz.
For all purposes of the SuillIilet'nltanry Code, the address of the Uinderrsirtced,
until written notification or change shall be filed with the Supplementary
Code Authority, shall be as set forth at the foot of this letter.
Very truly yours,
Name of Official (Title)
Wire Rope & Strand Manufacturers Association.
DEAR SIR: The uiinder-inced d-,si initg to participate under the tSupilenu l ntary
Code of Fair Colulpctition for the Wire Rope and Strand Manufacturing In-
dustry, hereby assents to all provisions of the said Supplementary COle. with
exception of Section 8 of Article IV of said Siiiplenmenta.ry Code which relates
to the assessment of rn -nlties against the assenting member of the Industry
of this Supplementary Code.
Very truly yours,
Name of officec in (Title)
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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