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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
MOTOR ROBE INDUSTRY
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 26, 1933
REGISTRY No. 299-28
The Code for the Motor Robe 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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WASHINGTON : 1933
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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FILED BY NATIONAL
MOTOR ROBE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
National Motor Robe Manufacturers Association is an association
consisting of firms engaged in the business of manufacturing and
selling motor robes, doing approximately 75%1 of the volume of such
business in the United States of America. Membership therein is
open to any motor robe manufacturer within the United States of
SECTION 1. This code is adopted pursuant to Title I of the Na-
tional Industrial Recovery Act.
SEC. 2. The purposes of the code are to effectuate the policies of
Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act as they are appli-
cable to the motor robe industry.
As used in this code, unless otherwise specifically indicated:
(a) The term the President means the President of the United
(b) The term the business of manufacturing and selling motor
robes or the industry means the business of manufacturing and
selling of motor robes, exclusive of loom finished fringed steamer
rugs (sometimes called motor robes).
(c) The term person includes any individual, firm, partner-
ship, or corporation.
(d) The term "employee" shall mean all those engaged in the
physical process of manufacturing motor robes, including also office
(e) The term association shall mean the National Motor Robe
ARTICLE III-CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
SECTION 1. As required by Section 7(a) of Title I of the National
Industrial Recovery Act, the following provisions are conditions of
"(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 organization of his
own choosing; and (3) that employers shall comply with the maxi-
mum hours of labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of
employment, approved or prescribed by the President."
ARTICLE IV-HouRs OF LABOR
No employee in the industry shall work more than 40 hours per
week. No minors under the age of 16 years shall be employed in
ARTICLE V-MINIMUM WAGES
Employees in the industry shall receive not less than a minimum
wage of 400 per hour.
ARTICLE VI-UNFAIR PRACTICES
SECTION 1. Size of Robes.-A standard full-size robe shall be a
motor robe measuring not less than 48 inches by 70 inches; only such
robes shall be labelled Standard full size robe ". All robes, how-
ever, must have a label attached thereto indicating the size thereof.
SEC. 2. Terms.-Terms of sale shall be 2% cash discount in ten
days, E.O.M. No anticipation shall be allowed at a greater rate than
6% per annum.
SEC. 3. F.O.B. dct7lerJes.-All deliveries shall be F.O.B. factory,
or within the metropolitan district thereof.
SEC. 4. Guaranties.-No guarantee against fluctuations in prices
shall be given to any purchaser.
SEC. 5. Corns;ignimet.-No merchandise shall be sold on memo-
randum or consignment, except in the case of samples for inspection
SEC. 6. Retwum of merchandire.-No merchandise shall be accepted
for return for credit after a period of ten days from date of
SEC. 7. Rebates.-No rebates shall be given in any form what-
ever. This includes such items as absorption of transportation, costs,
special discounts, commissions, advertising allowances and free
SEC. 8. Gratf;te-.-No gratuities of any nature, shall be given to
buyers and/or buying offices or their principals or agents, nor shall
any commissions or rewards in any form whatever be paid.
SEC. 9. Cost Calcdulaton,x.-Manufactured merchandise shall not
be sold at less than cost of labor, plus material and plus 25% to cover
cost of overhead.
SEC. 10. Sales Be7ow Cost.-No person engaged in the industry
shall sell merchandise below cost as defined in Section 9 hereof ex-
cept that application shall first be made to the Executive Committee
hereinafter referred to for permission to sell such merchandise below
cost. The Executive Committee shall determine the date upon which
the usual season for the sale of such merchandise in the industry
ordinarily commences and terminates. It may permit such person
to sell such merchandise on such terms and conditions as it deems
best for the industry, fixing the date of sale, so as to have as little
effect as possible on the ordinary sales market during any ordinary
ARTICLE VII-ENFORCEMENT OF CODE
This code shall be enforced by a committee of 3 members selected
by the association which shall be known as the Executive Com-
mittee. The powers of the Executive Committee shall be as follows:
1. To administer the provisions of this code.
2. To adopt rules and regulations for the enforcement of this code.
3. To entertain and hear complaints against any person engaged
in the industry arising out of any alleged violation of this code or of
the National Industrial Recovery Act.
4. To intitiate proceedings before the appropriate governmental
agencies to prevent and/or punish violations of this code.
5. To obtain from time to time from each person engaged in the
industry, specified reports in such form and containing such informa-
tion as it may prescribe, in order to keep informed of the observance
or nonobservance of this code. To this end the Executive Commit-
tee shall appoint a disinterested party who shall have access to all
places of business maintained by any person engaged in the industry
and may examine the books, records, sales contracts, and accounting
methods used by such persons, provided the information so obtained
shall not be divulged to any person engaged in the industry except
as it may be necessary to enforce this code.
6. To establish such rules and regulations for the disposal of un-
desirable, unseasonable, imperfect, or distress merchandise as in its
judgment will cause the least possible disturbance to the stability of
Supplements, Amendments, or additions to this code may from
time to time be submitted to the President.
ARTICLE IX-CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION
The President may, from time to time, cancel or modify any of
the provisions of this code, or any order, approval, license, rule, or
regulation issued under Title I of the National Recovery Act.
ARTICLE X-EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERMINATION
This code shall become effective upon its approval by the President,
and it shall terminate upon the expiration of two years from June 16,
1933, or sooner if the President shall, by proclamation, or the Con-
gress shall, by joint resolution, declare that the emergency recognized
by Section 1 of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act has
NATIONAL MOTOR ROBE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION,
By E. C. WENDEMUTH, JR., Pre8.
DAVID WINTER, Sec.
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