Code of fair competition for the bowling operating industry as submitted on August 28, 1933

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Code of fair competition for the bowling operating industry as submitted on August 28, 1933
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Bowling operating industry
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"Registry No. 1711-03."

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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION



CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

BOWLING OPERATING

INDUSTRY

AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 28, 1933



REGISTRY No. ]1711--0



The Code for the Bowling Operating Industry
ini its present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received the approval of
the National Recovery Administration
as applying to this industry


WE DO OUR RART


UNfiTED BSTATEB
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WABBING'TON: 1988
















;*''CODE OF FAIR& COMPETITION FOR THE BOWLING
OPERATING INDUSTRY
ASIPROPOSED AND SANCTIONED BY THE BOWLING PROPRIETORS'
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
PUBPOBB
The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America recognizes the
existence of an emergency affecting the welfare of both employees and
employers in the bowling industry.
To effectuate the policy of Title I, of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, dur-
ing the period of this emergency, adopt the following Code of Fa~ir
Practice and Competition for the Bowling Operating Industry:
DEFINITION
A Bowling Proprietor or Operator is defined as an individual, firm,
society, association, or corporation, whether organized for profit or
otherwise, who maintains and/or operates bowling alleys. This
specifically further includes Lodges, Clubs, Factories, Churches,
Y.M.C.A.'s, and all private membership institutions who operate
bowling alleys on a commercial basis by accepting patrons or bowling
business from the public other than their own bona fide members.
The above shall in all respects be included and compelled to abide
by the stipulations set forth in this Code of F'air Competition covering
thje,operations of the bowling industry.
Anexcon I. FAIR COMPETITION AND TRADE PnACTICEB
A. REFUNDS OR REBATES

The payment of allowances, refunds, rebates, commissions, or
credits, whether monetary or otherwise, or extending special services,
privileges, or concessions, directly or indirectly, to any individual or
group for the purpose of securing league, club, or tournament bowling,
when and where such payments, etc., would violate the minmlmu
price established in Article I, Section E, shall constitute a violation
of this Code.

B. FRAUDULENT AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICES
Misleading or deceiving customers with respect to thre character,
service, and conditions of any bowint~ ee~itllal'shankf 1 contitut~e a
violation of this Code.








C. BREACH OF CONTRACT

Any attempt to avoid contractual obligations or maliciously
inducing or attempting to induce the breach of existing contracts
between competitors and their customers by any false or deceptive
means whatsoever, or interfering with or obstructing the performance
of any such contractual duties or services by any such means, with the
purpose of unduly hampering, injuring, or embarrassing competitors
m their business, constitutes a violation of this Code.
D. COMPETITORS' EMPLOYEES
Malicously enticing away the employees of competitors with the
purpose and effect of unduly hampermg, injuring, or embarrassing
competitors in their business, constitutes a violation of this Code.
E. STANDARDIZATION OF PRICES
There shall be a strict adherence to and observance of the price
agreement.
The price or charge for bowling at all times and at all places shall be
no less than 20~ per line for Ten-Pin bowling and no less than 154
per line for "Sma~ll-ball" games, to include all League, Tournament,
and "'open" bowling.
In all season bowling contracts or agreements, this minimum price
shall be retroactive in effect to June 16, 1933.
Larger Communities, or any immunity, wherein the operator's
cost of operations or other pecuiarity of operations, demand a higher
rate of income, may increase the price for bowling over the minimum
rate above prescribed.

ARTICLE II--MINORS
N~ot to employ any person under sixteen years of age except that
persons between fourteen and sixteen may be employed for not to
exceed three hours per day, in such workr as will not interfere with
hours of day school.

ARTICLE III--ATAXIMIUM HOURS
Class A1. Full-time cashiers, floormen, clerks: Not more than 5;2
hours per week. Not to exceed 8 hours per day.
Class B. Full-time porters, alley-maintenance men, and watch-
men: Not more than 56 hours per week. Not to exceed 8 hours per

Class C. Offie employees: Not more than 42 hours per week.
Not to exceed 8 hours per day.
Class D. Pin-setters: Not to exceed 350 lines per week.
The above shall not apply to employees in a managerial or execu-
tive capacity, who now receive more than $35.00 per week, nor to
employees on emergency m~eain-tenance and repair work.


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Az~Iircts IVM~WjiGeri
0 reheE;C ; 'A"?s e ~- mployees to receive a -minimum weekly wage of not
l~ess than $20.00 per week in any city of 500,000 .population or over.
'llb~less th~an $17.50 per wceek ili any city between 250,0(10 and 500,000
foipillation. Not less than $15.00 per week in any city of between
2,500 and 250,000 population, and -in towns of -less than 2,500 popu-
h~ition, not less than $12.00 per week~.
Class "B" employees:
(1) Alley-Maintenance men to receive the same weekly wage as
flass "~A" employees.
(2) Porters and Watchmen to receive- not less than $15.00 per
week in any cty of 500,000 population or over, not less than $14.50
per week in any city between 250,000 and 500,000 Population, $14.00
per week in any city between 2,500 and 250,000 population, and in
towns of less than 2 500 population, riot; less than $12.00 per week.
Class "C" employees to receive the same weekly wage as Class
"B subdivision (2), employees.
Class' "D" employees .-Each Pin-setter to be paid not less than
20% of the price charged per line for all lines set up by him, and at no
time shall he receive less than 44 per line for Ten-Pmn Bowling and
not less than 3~ per line for all Small-Ball games.
E~xbta employees.--Extra and part-time employees shall receiver
not less than 400 per hour.
ARTICLE V--LABOR
(1) That employees .shall have the right to organize and bargain
collectively through representatives of their own choosing and shall
b~e 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 mn other concerted activities for the purpose of
collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection;
(2) That no em loyee and no one seeking employment shall be
required as a con iton of employment to jom any company umion or
to reframn from jommig, orgamnzmg, or assistn ga 1 bor organization of
his3 own choosing;
(3) That employers shall comply with the maximum hours of
labor, minimum rates of pay, maxmum machine-load of employees,
and other conditions of employment and of this Code, approved or
prescribed by the President.
ARTICLE VI--ADMINISTRATION
.The elected, the existent Board of Governors of the Bowling Pro-
iitors' Association of America shall be the Administrative and Po-
~iijg Body of and for this Code for the purposes of coordination,
~ihtration, and enforcement.
Subject to the approval of the President, the' Board of Governors of
th~e Bowlingr Propnietors' Association of America. shall have power: -
(1). To admun" ster the provisioits of this Code.
(2)i TLoadopt rules and regulations for the enforcement thereof.







(3) To entertain and hear complaints against any member arising
out of any alleged violation of this Code or of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, and to act oni such complaints as provided in Article
VIII, under Code Enforcement and Penalties.
(4) To initiate proceedings before the appropriate Governmental
agencies to prevent and/or punish violation of this Code by members
or nonmembers of this association.
(5) To consider proposals for amending this Code, and upon
approval by the affiliated groups and the association, to submit such
proposals to the proper Federal agency.
(6) To arbitrate complaints, diifferences, controversies, or ques-
tions arising under or out of this Code or concerning the interpreta-
tio orappicaionofany provisions thereof. The Board of Gover-
in or sisto may fute sbi such matters and designate a Federal
tribunal.
ARTICLE VII--MEMBER8HIP AND MONOPOLIES
The association shall impose no inequitable restrictions for admis-
sion to membership therein.
This Code is not designed to promote and shall not be construed to
permit monopolies or monopolistic practices; nor is it designed to
eliminate or oppress small operators, and it shall not operate to dis-
criminate against them, but shall seek only to effectuate the policy of
Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
ARTICLE VIIIMODE ENroRCEMlENT AND PENALTIES
A. It shall be the duty of the secretary of each Local Bowling
Proprietors' Association affiliated with the National Association, to
receive, investigate, and report any infraction or violation of this
Code by any member of the association, to the Secretary of the
Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, who shall submit same
to the Board of Governors; further, he shall report to the proper
public offcial responsible for the enforcement of the National Indus-
trial Recovery Act, any nonmember bowling operator violating this
Code.
B. Members of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America
are subject to the following penalties for breach and/or violation of
this Code:
(1) For the first offense, a fine of not less than 5100.
(2) For the second or further offenses, a report will be made to
th proper Federal authorities.
EFFECTIVE DATE
It is understood that this Code is effective immediately upon
adoption by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, and is
further subject to revision and final approval by the President of the
United States. It is further understood that the President of the
United States, by virtue of authority granted to him under the
National Industrial Recovery Act, may from time to time cancel or









modifyr any order, approval, license, rule or r ulton issued, made,
or approved thereunder.
Respectfully submitted,
BOWLING PROPRIETORB' .ASSOCIATION OF AM6ERICA,
By Order of the President and Board of Governors,
Fior the Order
JoHn W. BAUER,
ExIec. Sec'y.
Attaclunents:
(1) Chart reflecting recommendations from operators in 22
States.
(2) Letter with explanations.
August 12, 1933. As submitted to the seven members of the Board
of Governors of the Bowling Pr~oprietors' Association of America for
final approval.
By JonN W. BATER, Exec. Sec'y.
Recreationl Building, Detroit, Mich.

August 18, 1933. Unanimously approved by Board of Governors
of Bowling Proprietors' Association of America.
August 21, 1933. Submitted to Washington, N.I.R.A.

Chart of code recomamendations gathered in a preliminary canvcass from prominent
bowling centers including 9 States


Price of bowling
'Maxi- Mini-
Ciy ndStteNumber mm mm Pin-boy
ofosshours wae ages Tenpins Smdall


Percent
Baltimore, Md...................~........~ 10 48 SO. 40 20 80. 20 $0. 15
New York, N.Y~.~-..-.................... 75 483 .40 20 .25 .20
Jersey City, N.J.......................... 10 48 .40 20 .20 .20
Philadelphia, Pa.......................... 25 60 40 20 20 15
W orcester, M ass~......................... 11 52 35 (1) 15 .....
New Britain, Conn....................... 4 48 40 20 20 15
Colum bus, Obio.......................... 7 48 .40 20 .. .. .
Cleveland, Ohio.~~........................ 75 48 .40 20 .20 ..15
Cincinnati, Ohio........................ 18 48 .40 0 .20 .15
Detroit, M ich............................. 50 48 .40 20 .20 .15
Flint, M ich..... .. .. .. .... 4 .......... .......... 20 .20 .15
Pontiae, M~ich............................ 3 56 .40 20 .0.15
Lansing, M ich__. ______.__ __~............. 4 52 40 20 .15 .....
Indianapolis, Ind.- ________--..............8 .......... 20 .20 .15
Fort W ayne, Ind.......................... 4 48 .40 20 .... .....
Both Bend, Ind............. ... .... 3 ...... .... ... 20 20 15
Chicago, Ill_.~............................ 710 54 .40 20 .20 .15
D ecatur, Ill............. .................. 3 48 .40 20 . .
Gaebug Il................. 6 48 .40 20 .20 .15
M ilwaukee, W is.......................... 25 1....~...... .40 20 .20 .....
Mkinneapohs, Minn---.~~._.__~._~........ 6 48 .40 20 .20 .....
Ban Francisco, Calif....................... 8 ..................~~_~~ 20 .20 ..........-
st. Louis, 1Mo............................. 30 60 40 20 20 15
Kansas City, Mo.....----................ 10 63 40 20 20 15
Louisvil e, Kgy ............................ 10 .......... 1..~. ...... 20 .20 .15
D allas, Tex ...............................I 2 ... ... .. .. ... .. 2) 2 .. ... ..
Houston, Tex....,--.... .................. 3 ...... ..... ().20 15
Omaha, Nebr............................. 4 .......... ..........- 20 20 15
8pokane. Wah ..............I4 .40 20 ..... .....
Dee M oines, lowa......................... 2 48 .410 20 ... .. .....
Kansas City, Kans........................I 2 63 40 20 20 15
Memphis. Tenn............................ 8 64 40 20 20 15
MiIpni, Fla................................I 2 481 40 (1) 20 15

3 34b line. I 3 line.

Compiled by John W. Bauer, Executive S3ecretary, Bowling Proprietors'
Association of A~merica.





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