NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS APPROVED ON MAY 18, 1934
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Approved Code No. 45-Amendment No. 1
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
SADDLERY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
As Approved on May 18, 1934
APPROVING AMENDMENTS OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
SADDLERY MANUFACTU Ii NG IN DU STR Y
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 aniendlnent.s
to a Code of Fair Competition for the Saddlery Manufacturing
Industry, and hearings having been duly held thereon and the
annexed report on said amendments, 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
President, including Executive Order 4o. 6543-A, dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise; do hereby incorporate, by reference, said
annexed report and do find that said amendments and the Code as
constituted after being amended comply 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 amendments
be and they are hereby approved, and that the previous approval
of said Code is hereby modified to include an approval of said Code
in its entirety as amended. This order to be effective fifteen (15)
days after the date hereof, unless prior to that time good cause to
the contrary shall be shown and the Administrator shall issue a
subsequent order to that effect.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator for Industrial Recovery.
GEO. L. BERRY,
Division Admin istrator.
May 18, 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The White House.
SIR: This is a report on the amendments to the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Saddlery Manufacturing Industry and on the hearing
conducted thereon in Washington, D.C., April 6, 1934, in accord.nnco
with the provi.ion._ of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
The Saddlery MiNanufacturing Industry, through the Saddlery In-
dustry National Committee, its Code Authority, has offered amend-
ments to the Code of Fair Competition for the Saddlery Manufactur-
ing Indult ry.
RESUME OF MODIFICATIONS
1. The amending of Section 1, Article III, permits working em-
ployees an average of forty hours per week in any six months' period
for the first eight months following the effective date of the Code,
this eight months' period being a compromise, inasmuch as this Indus-
try has been busier this year than in the past 15 years and there
having been practically no apprentices during this time.
2. Clarification and slight revision of the terms in Section 1 of
3. A revision of Section 2 of Article X governing the terms of re-
sale of saddlery products by jobbers.
4. Elimination of the final clause in Section 5 of Article X.
5. Revision of Section 2 of Article VIII, which increases the differ-
ential between unskilled and skilled employees from fifteen cents
(15) to twenty cents (20o).
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on said amend-
ments 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 amendments 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 management under adequate
governmental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair com-
petitive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of
the present productive capacity of the industries, by avoiding undue
restrictions of production (except as may be temporarily required),
by increasing the consumption of industrial and agricultural products
through increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving
unemployment, by improving stanhialrds of labor, and by otherwise
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the per-
tinent pro'vi-ions of ,-aid Title of said Act, incl-dine" without limi-
tation Subsectioi) (a) of Section 3. Subsection (a) of Section 7 and
Sub.,ection (b) of Section 10 tlher-eof.
(c) The amendments and the Code as am-ennd.d are not designed
to and will not permit monopolies or monop,'li-tic practices.
(d) The amend!n',-nts and the Code as amendiiiled are not de -izned
to and will not eliiniinate or oppress small enterprises 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
For these reasons the amendments have been approved.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
MAY 18, 1934.
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE SADDLERY
Amend Section 1, Article III, so that it will read as follows:
SErCTI N 1. No employee shall work or be permitted to work in
excess of 40 hours average in any 4 months' period (except that
during the first 8 months following the effective date of this Code
no employee shall work or be permitted to work in excess of 40
hours average in any 6 months' period), nor over 40 hours in any
week except by payment of one and one-third rate for overtime,
nor over 8 hours in any 24 hour period except by payment of one
and one-third rate for overtime.
Amend Section 1, Article X, by striking out the last seven words
thereof, as follows: shipments may be made thirty days earlier"
and siubtitiiting therefore the following words, to wit: "shipments
may be made at the convenience of the manufacturers when orders
are so taken, provided said orders exceed one thoiuand dollars in
Amtend Section 1, Article X, further by adding at the close of
this section the following sentence: The foregoing provisions of
this section apply only to domestic business, sales for export trade
being specifically exempted ".
Section 1, Article X, will read as follows:
SECTION 1. Selling saddlery products on terms of payment more
favorable than 2% discount, for cash within 10 days from date of
shipment; 30 days net, except products shipped between July 1st and
October 1st may be subject to 2% discount, October 10th, net No-
vember 1st, and products shipped between December 1st and March
1st may be subject to 2% discount March 10th and net April 1st,
which terms shall apply to harness, harness parts, strap work, collars
and saddles or any of them, whether made of leather or substitutes
for leather; but in the case of saddlery products sold to wholesalers
on above terms, shipment may be made at the convenience of the
manufacturers when orders are so taken, provided said orders exceed
one thousand dollars in amount. The foregoing provisions shall
apply only to domestic business, sales for export trade being spe-
Amend Section 2, Article X, by striking out all of the present
section 2, and substituting the following:
SECTION 2. Selling saddlery products to wholesalers or jobbers for
resale to retailers, unless and until said wholesalers or jobbers agree
to observe in the resale of the products so sold the standard terms of
payment laid down for the saddlery industry in section 1 of this
Sections 1 and 2 of this article shall not apply to sales to retailers
by saddlery manufacturers and 'or wholesalers and, or jobbers on
orders of saddlery where the saddlery items aggregate less than
Amend Section 5, Article X, by striking out the last fifteen words
in said section, to wit: '" except as jobbers may require shipments in
straight carloads to other points for distribution therefrom."
To amend Section 2 of Article VIII to read as follows:
SECTION 2. The minimum wage for unskilled labor shall be thirty-
five cents (35.') per hour, save in the States of Tennessee, Kentucky,
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Car-
olina, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Arizona, where it shall be thirty-two and one-half cents (3291 .) per
hour. There shall be a differential in favor of skilled labor of not
less than twenty cents per hour, but in no case shall the lowest paid
skilled mechanic be paid less than twenty cents (20 ) per hour over
and above the minimum rate prescribed herein.
As an exception to the foregoing provisions of Sections 1 and 2 of
this Article all female employees engaged in making pads used under
collars, harness, or saddles, or making canvas .stitched back bands or
open bottom cotton fibre stuffed cotton collars or flynets. or horse cov-
ers, shall be paid not less than at the rate of thirty-two and one-half
cents (321-.) per hour, save in the states named above where they
shall be paid not less than at the rate of thirty cents (30W) per hour.
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