NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
WOOD FLOUR INDUSTRY
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 30, 1933
'rREGISTRY No. 313-12
The Code for.the Wood Flour I&dustry
Sin its present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions coptfained therein are
-. to be regarded as having received,thq approvallof
the National Recovery Adiinislratiop I i
as applying to this industry,
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GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE WOOD FLOUR
To effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, during the period of emergency, the following provisions
are established as a National Industrial Recovery Code for the Wood
As used herein-
The term "Act" means National Industrial Recovery Act.
The term President" means the President of the United States
The term "Administrator means the duly appointed representa-
tive of the President to administer the Industrial Recovery Act.
The term Wood Flour Industry is defined to mean the manu-
facture and sale of the following forms of wood flours:
(a) Wood flour manufactured directly through pulverizing pro-
(b) Wood flour obtained as byproduct.
The term Managing Committee is defined to mean a committee
consisting of a chairman and two members elected at the meeting
of the Wood Flour Industry.
The term "Persons means natural persons, partnerships, associa-
tions, and corporations.
The term Employer shall include every person actively engaged
in the manufacture for sale of products of the Wood Flour Industry
as defined herein.
The term Effective date" is defined to mean the Code shall be-
come effective immediately upon approval of the President of the
As required by Section 7 (a) of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, the following provisions are conditions of this Code:
"1. That employees shall have the right to organize and bargain
collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and shall
be free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of
labor, or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or
in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose
of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection;
"2. That no employee and no one seeking employment shall be
required as a condition of employment to join any company union
or to refrain from joining, organizing, or assisting a labor organi-
zation of his own choosing; and
"3. That employers shall comply with the maximum hours of
labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment
approved or prescribed by the President."
8686-33 (1) '
On and after the effective date, employers in the wood flour indus-
try shall not employ any person under the age of 18 years.
(a) On and after the effective date, or before, the maximum hours
of labor for employees, except those who serve in executive, adminis-
trative, supervisory, sales, and/or technical capacities, shall be 40
hours per week, subject to the flexible provision that the average
hours worked per week by an individual employee shall not exceed
the maximum established when figured over a period of 12 weeks.
(b) On and after the effective date, or before, the minimum wage
that shall be paid by any employer to any of his employees shall be
at a rate of not less than 350 per hour, unless the wage for the same
class of labor was less on July 15, 1929, and in any event not less
than 304 per hour.
(c) In the event of emergency requiring more than 40 hours per
week of any employee, the employer shall report to the Managing
Committee the number of hours in excess of 40 hours per week of
any employee and the details of the emergency.
The Wood Flour Industry, through the Managing Committee,
shall investigate and inform the Administrator on behalf of the
Wood Flour Industry as to the importations of competitive materials
into the United States in substantial quantities or increasing ratios
to domestic production on such terms or under such conditions as
to render ineffective or seriously to endanger the maintenance of
this Code, and such Managing Committee shall make complaint to
the Administrator on behalf of the Wood Flour Industry, under
the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act, with respect
In order to comply with the provisions of the Act with regard to
fair trade practices, etc., no employer in this Industry is permitted
to sell or exchange any products of his manufacture at a price or
upon such terms or conditions which will result in the nonobserv-
ance of the purpose of this Code of Fair Competition. With a view
to keeping the President informed as to the functioning of this Code
of Fair Competition, and whether the Industry is adopting and
maintaining appropriate action to effectuate the declared police of
the Act, and to provide for making available to the Administrator
and members of the Industry information to assist in effectuating
the policy of the Act, each member of the Industry will furnish
reports as may be required by the Administrator or Managing Com-
mittee and Administrator, and in such form and manner as may here-
after be provided by said Managing Committee or Administrator.
Such of the provisions of this Code as are not required by the
National Industrial Recovery Act to be included herein may, with
the approval of the President of the United States, be modified, or
eliminated as changed circumstances or experience may indicate.
This code is intended to be a basic Code, and study of the trade
practices of the Wood Flour Industry will be continued by the
Administrator with the intention of submitting from time to time
additions to the Code applicable to all employers in the Wood Flour
If any employer of labor in the Wood Flour Industry is also an
employer of labor in any other Industry, the provisions of this Code
shall apply to and affect only that part of his business which is
included in the Wood Flour Industry.
All such regulations for the supervision and enforcement of this
Code shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any administrative of
enforcement provisions included within said Act, Governmental
Regulations concerning the same or any amendments to said Act or
The Managing Committee is hereby authorized to present the
above Code for the Wood Flour Industry, as approved, to the
National Recovery Administration.
Approved at a meeting of the Industry held on August 25, 1933, by
the following members of the Industry:
GAMBLE MFG. Co.,
E. I. DU POINT DE NEMOURS & Co., INC.,
JOHN C. HOORNBECK & SON,
LUMBER BI-PRoDUCTs Co., INC.,
BECKER-MOORE & Co., INC.,
N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
'Approval by telegram.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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