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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
BOBBED AND REGULAR
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 22, 1933
REGISTRY No. 251-06
The Code for the Bobbed and Regular Hairpin Industry
in 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
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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE BOBBED AND
REGULAR HAIRPIN INDUSTRY
This Code is prepared for the Bobbed and Regular Hairpin
Manufacturers by their committee assembled in meeting for that.
purpose in New York City on Thursday, July 27, 1933, with sub-
The Bobbed and Regular Hairpin Industry is one of many divi-
sions of the Notion Industry. Most of the Bobbed and Regular
Hairpin Manufacturers are members of the National Notion Asso-
ciation, 1170 Broadway, New York City.
Therefore, the Bobbed and Regular Hairpin Manufacturers have
not formed a separate association-instead they have appointed a
Committee of Three to act for all the manufacturers.
Members of this Committee are: J. A. O'Brien, DeLong Hook &
Eye Co.; A. G. Smith, Smith & Sons Corp.; C. 0. Todd, chairman,
The Wilson Fastener Co.
The Committee Address is, care of the National Notion Associa-
tion, 1170 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
(a.) Wherever the term Hairpin is used in this Code it is under-
stood to refer to metal Hairpins, Bobbed and/or Regular Styles.
(b) This Code is adopted pursuant to Title I of the National
Industrial Recovery Act, and its purpose is to effectuate the policy
thereof insofar as it is applicable to the Hairpin Industry.
(c) Any Manufacturer or Packer of Hairpins is eligible to
membership under this Code. No one not now engaged in the
manufacture and/or packing of Hairpins shall be permitted to
engage in the business of manufacturing and/or packing Hairpins
during the continuance of this Code under the National Industrial
Recovery Act without first obtaining a license therefore from the
Administrator of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
(d) Pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 7 of the National
Industrial Recovery Act, and so long as the Code under the said
Act shall remain in effect, the undersigned manufacturers of Hair-
pins hereby agree to the following:
(1) After August 31, 1933, not. to employ any person under 16
years of age, except that persons between 14 and 16 may be em-
ployed (but not in manufacturing or mechanical industries) for not
to exceed three hours per day and those hours between 7 a.m. and
7 p.m. in such work as will not interfere with hours of day school.
(2) Not to work any accounting, clerical, banking office, service,
or sales employees (except outside salesmen) in any store, office,
department, establishment, or public utility, or on any automotive
or horse-drawn passenger, express, delivery, or freight service, or
in any other place or manner, for more than 40 hours in any one
week and not to reduce the hours of any store or service operation
to below 52 hours in any one week, unless such hours were less than
52 hours per week before July 1, 1933, and in the latter case not to
reduce such hours at all.
(3) Not to employ any factory or mechanical worker or artisan
more than a maximum week of forty hours and not to employ any
worker more than eight hours in any one day.
(4) The maximum hours fixed in the foregoing paragraphs (2)
and (3) shall not apply to employees in establishments employing
not more than two persons in towns of less than 2,500 population
which towns are not part of a larger trade area; nor to registered
pharmacists or other professional persons employed in their pro-
fession; nor to employees in a managerial or executive capacity,
who now receive more than $35 per week; nor to employees on
emergency maintenance and repair work; nor to firemen and watch-
men. Population for the purposes of this agreement shall be de-
termined by reference to the 1930 Federal census.
(5) Not to pay any of the classes of employees mentioned in para-
graph (2) less than $15 per week in any city of over 500,000 popula-
tion, or in the immediate trade area of such city; nor less than $14.50
per week in any city of between 250,000 and 500,000 population, or
in the immediate trade area of such city; nor less than $14 per week
in any city of between 2,500 and 250,000 population, or in the im-
mediate trade area of such city; and in towns of less than 2,500
population to increase all wages by not less than 20 per cent provided
that this shall not require wages in excess of $12 per week.
(6) Not to pay any employee of the classes mentioned in paragraph
(3) less than 40 cents per hour unless the hourly rate for the same
class of work on July 15, 1929, was less than 40 cents per hour, in
which latter case not to pay less than the hourly rate on July 15th,
1929, and in no event less than 30 cents per hour. It is agreed that
this paragraph establishes a guaranteed minimum rate of pay regard-
less of whether the employee is compensated on the basis of a time
rate or on a piecework performance; provided nothing in this para-
graph shall be construed to interfere with the present policy in the
industry of hiring new and inexperienced workers at a rate not less
than 200 per hour but which concession shall in no wise extend beyond
a maximum of 4 weeks from the date of original hiring; and be it
further provided that homework in the commonly accepted use of
that term, shall be paid for at not more than 15% less than the
(7) Not to reduce the compensation for employment now in excess
of the minimum wages hereby agreed to (notwithstanding that the
hours worked in such employment may be hereby reduced) and to
increase the pay for such employment by an equitable readjustment
of all pay schedules.
(8) Not to use any subterfuge to frustrate the spirit and intent
of this agreement which is, among other things, to increase employ-
ment by a universal covenant, to remove obstructions to commerce,
and to shorten hours and to raise wages for the shorter week to a
(9) To prepare within a reasonable period of time a Supplement
hereto establishing fair trade practices and standardization of pack-
ing and counts for the Hairpin Industry, including fair and equita-
ble minimum selling prices, to further effectuate the purposes of the
National Industrial Recovery Act.
(10) To support and patronize establishments which also have
signed this agreement and are listed as members of the N.R.A.
(National Recovery Administration).
(11) To comply with the provisions of this Code within one week
after its approval by the President of the United States.
(12) Where, before June 16, 1933, the undersigned had contracted
to purchase goods at a fixed price for delivery during the period of
this agreement, the undersigned will make an appropriate adjust-
ment of said fixed price to meet any increase in cost caused by the
seller having signed this President's Reemployment Agreement or
having become bound by any Code of Fair Competition approved
by the President.
(13) The Committee is charged with the enforcement of the pro-
visions of the Code and with the duties of hearing and adjusting any
complaints. It shall be the duty of the Committee to report to the
Administrator of The National Industrial Recovery Act, violation
of the provisions of this Code with full information of their findings.
(14) This agreement is signed subject to all the terms and condi-
tions required by Sections 7 (a) and 10 (b) of the National Indus-
trial Recovery Act, but with the understanding that nothing herein
shall prevent the selection, retention, and advancement of employees
on the basis of their individual merit, without regard to their affilia-
tion or nonaffiliation with any labor organization.
The undersigned Manufacturers hereby instruct the Committee or
its Chairman to deliver this Code to the Administrator of the Na-
tional Industrial Recovery Act at Washington, D.C.
This Code has been fornwlly signed by the following: William L.
Barth Co., 930 W. 39th St., Los Angeles, Calif. (Packers) DeLong
Hook & Eye Co., Clearfield & 21st. St., Philadelphia, Pa., H. Good-
man & Sons Inc., 17 West 17th St., New York, N.Y.; Hair Net
Packers Inc., 8 West 30th St., New York, N.Y.; The Hayes-Donahue
Mfg. Co., Waterbury, Conn. The Hump Hair Pin Mfg. Co., 1918
Prairie Ave., Chicago, Ill.; The Rieser Co., Inc., 119 West 40th St.,
New York, N.Y. (Packers); Scolding Locks Corp.; 1520 W. Rogers
Ave., Appleton, Wis.; Smith & Sons Corp., 2969 Main St. Buffalo,
N.Y.; Sta-Rite Hair Pin Co., Shelbyville, Ill.; Star Pin Company,
Derby, Conn.; The Sterling Pin Co., Derby, Conn.; Vogue Pin Co.,
1924 Franklin St., Oakland, Calif.; The Wilson Fastener Co., 1000
Lakeside Ave. N.E. Cleveland, Ohio.
This Code has not been signed by the other known firms in the In-
dustry, which are as follows: Wallace Barnes Company, Bristol, Conn.
(Contract Manufacturers); Dunbar Brothers Company, Bristol,
Conn. (Contract Manufacturers); L. F. Grammes & Sons, Inc., Allen-
town, Pa.; Laura Hair Novelty Co., 34 W. 27th St., New York, N.Y.
(Packers); The Pincho Hair Pin Co., 153 Washington St., N. Bos-
ton, Mass. (Packers) ; Wm. Prym of America, Inc., 3412 Washington
St., Long Island City, N.Y.; Standard Plating Works, 268 1st St.
San Francisco (Contract Manufacturers).
Contract Manufacturers do not pack or market. They sell exclusively to
Packers buy their product in bulk from Contract Manufacturers, then pack
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