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The Secretary of State to the National Recovery Administration

Attention: Mr. Joseph Scott2

Sirs: I have received Mr. Scott’s letter dated November 7, 1933,3 stating that a public hearing on the General Shipping Code4 proposed by the American Steamship Owners Association will be held on November 9, 1933, at 10 a.m., in the auditorium of the Department [Page 682] of Commerce Building. As certain provisions of this Code may affect the conditions of employment and other aspects of the business of certain divisions of foreign flag steamship companies engaged in the foreign and domestic commerce of the United States, you request this Department to delegate a representative to attend the hearing. You also state that you would like to discuss the development of this Code with this Department’s representative.

I have instructed Mr. William R. Vallance of the Legal Adviser’s Office to attend the hearing on November 9, 1933. He will cooperate with you in the development of the Shipping Code and will render such assistance as you may desire.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Green H. Hackworth
  1. Assistant Deputy Administrator of the National Recovery Administration.
  2. Not printed.
  3. U. S. National Recovery Administration, Proposed Code of Fair Competition for the Shipping Industry, as Revised October 25, 1933, and Set for Public Hearing on November 9, 1933 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1933).