NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
GRAPHIC ARTS INDUSTRIES
AS APPROVED ON JULY 3, 1934
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AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
GRAPHIC ARTS INDUSTRY
As Approved on July 3, 1934
MODIFICATION OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE GRAPHIC ARTS
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 an Appendix
of the Playing Card National Product Group to the Code of Fair
Competition for the Graphic Arts Indutstries, and hearings having
been duly held thereon and the annexed report on said Appendix,
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 Presi-
dent, including Executtive Order No. 6543-A, dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise.; do hereby incorporate by reference said annexed
report and do find that said Appendix 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 Appendix be
and it is hereby approved, as a modification of said Code, 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,
A dm in lfi;ator.
July 3, 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The White House.
SIR: This is a report on the proposed amendment to the Code of
Fair Competition for the Graphic Arts Industries as approved by you
on February 17, 1934. The proposed amendment is in the form of
an Appendix to the Graphic Arts Code for the Playing Card
National Product Group (No. E-9). A Public Hearing was held on
this proposed Appendix in the City of Washington on March 16,
1934, and full opportunity was given to all interested parties to
The proposed Appendix consists of Administrative Provisions and
Fair Trade Practice Provisions for the Playing Card National
The proposed Appendix represents an agreement by two conflicting
interests of the industry, represented on the one hand by the United
States Playing Card Company, which produces approximately sixty
per cent (60%) of the total number of packs of playing cards sold
in any fiscal year in the United States, and on the other, by the
National Playing Card Association, which represents the remaining
production of playing cards in the United States. Thus, the entire
industry has agreed upon the provisions of the proposed Appendix.
The proposed Appendix does not in any way affect the labor
provisions of the Graphic Arts Code.
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said
amendmIent 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
obstructions 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 maintaining united action of labor and managementt under ade-
quate governmental 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 collnsumption of industrial and agricultural prod-
ucts, through inrteaiing purc(iha:ing 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 per-
tinent provisions of said Title of said Act, iiel llilng without limita-
tion Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsectio (a) of Section 7 and
Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof. The group submitting this
amnendlment was ;ind is truly rilprrt-entative of the aforesaid industry.
The Natinial Playing Card A--- .iatin imposed and imposes no
inequitable restrictions on adnmis.ion to nmenli1brship therein.
(c) The aniendmnii nt and the Code as anlindled are not dc-igned
to and will not permit noniopolies or inonopolistic practices.
(d) The amm.ndment and the Colde as amenndel are not designed
to and will not eliminate or oppress s-mall enlterpri-es and will not
operate to discriminate against them.
(e) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have
not been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of
said a amendment.
I believe the amendment to be fair to labor, to the consumer, and
to the industry, and for these reasons, therefore, I approve this
HUGH S. JOTNSON,
JULY 3, 1934.
MODIFICATION OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE GRAPHIC ARTS INDUSTRIES
APPENDIX OF NATIONAL PRODUCT GROUP NO. E-9-PLAYING CARDS
The provisions of this Appendix are applicable only to National
Product Group No. E-9.
(a) The Administrative agency for the Playing Cards National
Product Group shall be elected in accordance with methods of pro-
cedure to be approved by the Administrator, and shall be constituted
1. Two (2) members shall be selected by an individual establish-
ment or group of establishments whose sales represent fifty per cent
(50%) or more of the total number of packs of playing cards sold
in the preceding fiscal year in the United States. This percentage
shall be determined from the records of the Internal Revenue De-
partment's published reports on revenue stamps cancelled for the
Government fiscal year.
2. Two (2) members shall be selected by the other establishments
in the Industry.
3. Upon the request of any two (2) members of the administrative
agency to the Coordinating Committee, the administrative agency
shall submit a panel of four (4) nominees, from which the
Coordinating Cfommittee shall select one (1) to sit with the ad-
ministrative agency as chairman in any proceeding for which the
designation of such chairman has been requested, provided, that this
shall not deprive any establishmlient of its right of appeal pursuant
to the provisions of the Graphic Arts Code.
(b) All proceedings of the administrative agency shall be in con-
formity with the provisions of the by-laws of the administrative
agency and with the provisions of this Code.
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(c) All playing cards shall be sold f.o.b. cars or equivalent.
(d) The maximum cash discount: on -hipiments. to all points east
of Denver two per cent (2%) ten (10) days, net thirty (30) days.
On shipments made to all points Denver and west, two per cent
(2f ) twenty (20) days, net forty-five (45) days, discoulnt effective
from date shipmlent leaves factory, which should be properly termed
date of invoice, provided, IhowuvNer, the administrative agency may
extend these periods in those cases where customers are located at a
distance too great to check invoices in periods specified.
(e) The administrative agency may adopt rules and regulations
for the setting up of a bureau for the registration of exclusive de-
signs or names, subject to the approval of the Adlnini-.rator.
(f) No provi.-ion of this Code relating to price- or terms of sell-
ing, shipping or marketing, shall apply to export trade or sales or
shipments for export trade.
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