The Plan for National Industrial Control

Archive Report

Hearings on Cotton Textile Code of Fair Compettion

Closing of public hearings at Washington, June 30, on a proposed code of fair competition for the cotton textile industry foreshadowed early application of the Roosevelt administration's industrial control program. Hearings on codes submitted by other major industries are scheduled to follow in short order—in an effort to fulfill the President's hope, expressed when he signed the National Industrial Recovery Act on June 16, that “the country can look forward to the month of July as the beginning of our great national movement back to work.” General Hugh S. Johnson, Recovery Administrator, has asserted that 3,000,000 or 4,000,000 men can be reemployed within 90 days “if everyone cooperates.”

Testimony offered at the cotton textile hearings disclosed organized labor's ...

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