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greater portion of the year preceding ticular item of frozen fish or seafood deApril 13, 1943, received at such ware- livered at his established place of doing house for the most part in carload lots business, plus or minus any appropriat. and sold and delivered from such ware- package differentials listed in section 13, house for the most part in less-than- less all discounts allowed him except the carload lots.

discount for prompt payment, and ex(c) Cash and carry sales to retailers cluding all charges for local trucking, and purveyors of meals. The proces- hauling and handling. sor's maximum price for sales of frozen When a wholesaler buys frozen fish or fish and seafood ex freezer, platform or seafood in a style of processing for which other warehouse to individual retailers a base price is listed in section 14 and or purveyors of meals is the applicable further processes it in a style of processlisted base price in section 14, with any ing for which a different price is listed, appropriate adjustment for kind of pack- he may add to his net cost the difference age as provided in section 13, plus any between the two base prices. transportation cost allowable under sec- (2) The wholesaler's "net cost” must tion 3a (1), plus a mark-up of 15 per

not exceed the sum of the following: (i) cent applied to the sum of the foregoing. the applicable listed base price in section plus any transportation cost allowable 14, plus or minus (ii) any appropriate under section 38 (a) (2).

package differentials listed in section'] (d) Service and delivery sales to re- added or subtracted by previous handle .'s tailers and purveyors of meals. The pro- of the fish or seafood, plus (iii) allowable cessor's maximum price for sales of transportation costs added by previous frozen fish and seafood to individual re- handlers of the fish or seafood, plus (iv) tailers or purveyors of meals, where the the appropriate mark-up, if any, allowed processor delivers such fish or seafood

his supplier, plus or minus (y) any packin his own motor truck or wagon or in age differentials listed in section 13 for a motor truck or wagon used solely for repackaging, if any, by the wholesaler, his own deliveries from his established plus (vi) allowable transportation costs place of doing business to the individual for delivery of the frozen fish or seafood retail store or to the place of doing busi- to the wholesaler's established place of ness of the purveyor of meals, is the ap- doing business, from his supplier's place plicable listed base price in section 14, of business, exclusive of local trucking, with any appropriate adjustment for hauling and handling charges. kind of package as provided in section

(3) Net cost for sales of halibut. The 13, plus any transportation cost allow

wholesaler, in determining his “net cost" able under section 3a (a) (1), plus a

for sales of frozen halibut in accordance mark-up of 25 percent applied to the

with the provisions of section 3 (b) (1) sum of the foregoing, plus any transpor- and (2), shall use as the hase price plus tation cost allowable under section 3a any transportation allowance permitted (a) (2),

him or his supplier the lowest amount le) Special provisions applicable to determined by the application of the processors' sales of frozen ħalibut. The following three: (1) The appropriate processor in determining his maximum base price listed in section 14 for frozen priee-for frozen halibut under the pro- halibut which was originally landed visions of paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) fresh on the Pacific Coast of the Contiof this section 2 shall use as the base nental United States plus the rail rate price plus any transportation allowance for frozen fish for the type of shipment the lowest amount determined by the ap- used from Seattle, Washington, to his plication of the following three: (1) The established place of business; (2) the apappropriate base price listed in section propriate base price listed in section 14 14 for frozen halibut which was or- for halibut which was originally landed iginally landed fresh on the Pacific Coast fresh on the Pacific Coast of Canada plus of the Continental United States plus, the rail rate for frozen fish for the type the rail rate for frczen fish for the type of shipment used from Prince Rupert, of shipment used from Seattle, Washing- British Columbia, to his established place ton, to the processor's distribution point; of business; (3) the appropriate base (2) the appropriate base price listed in price listed in section 14 with respect to section 14 for frczen halibut which was the point of landing plus the transportaoriginally landed fresh, on the Pacific tion allowance permitted him or his supCoast of Canada plus the rail rate for plier in section 4. frozen fish for the type of shipment used

4. Section 3 (c) is amended to read as from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to

follows: the processor's distribution point or (3) the appropriate base price listed in sec- (c) Wholesaler's mark-up for differtion 14 with respect to the point of land- ent classes of sales. Mark-up is the pering plus the transportation allowance centage over net cost set forth hereinprovided in section 3a (a).

after for the type of sale involved. To 2. Secticn 3 (a) is amended to read as

obtain the selling price, multiply the net follows:

cost by the percentage mark-up figure;

the result added to the net cost is the (a) General instructions. Each whole- selling price. The mark-up which apsaler's maximum price for the kind of plies in any particular sale depends on frozen fish or seafood listed in section the class in which the buyer and seller 14 is found by multiplying his “net cost", fall and the kind of service performed in as defined in the following paragraph the particular sale. The classes, types of (b), by the appropriate percentage mark- service, and mark-ups are set forth in up figure, sei out in the following para- the following paragraph (d). graphs (c) and (d), adding the result No wholesaler who purchases frozen to the net cost, and adding thereto the fish or seafood from another wholesaler allowance in section 3a (b) (2) for trans- or from a processor whose sales are govportation between warehouses of the erned by section 2 (b) may sell such same wholesaler, when such transpor- frozen fish and seafood to other wholetation is involved.

percent, as the case may be (regardless of whether the mark-up is taken pursuant to this section or section 2), and one retailer-owned cooperative or cash and carry or service and delivery wholesaler mark-up.

5. Section 3 (d) (1) is amended to read as follows:

(1) Primary wholesalers. Pririary wholesalers with respect to any species of fish or seafood listed in the table of base prices of section 14 are wholesalers who buy frozen fish or seafood from processors in carload lots and distribute it for resale to other wholesalers, government agencies, retailer-owned cooperatives or chain store warehouses in lessthan-carload lots, and who, during the greater part of the year preceding April 13, 1943, bought the greater portion of the frozen fish or seafood they sold in carload lots and distributed the greater portion of such fish or seafood in lessthan-carload lots. In the sale of frozen fish or seafood which has been unloaded, stored and warehoused in the regular course of his business, the primary wholesaler's mark-up is 12 percent. In the case of sales of fish or seafood which has not been stored and warehoused, the primary wholesaler's mark-up is 7 percent. In the case of sales involving delivery from the processor's cold storage warehouse to the primary wholesaler's customer, there is no mark-up. Sales to wholesalers, government agencies, retailer-owned cooperatives, or chain store warehouses by wholesalers. other than those who qualify as primary wholesalers as defined in this section shall be at prices no higher than their supplier's ceiling prices plus transportation costs allowable under section 3a (b) (1), except for such less-thancarload lot sales to government agencies to which subparagraphs (3) and (4). of section (a) are applicable.

6. Section 3 (d) (3) is amended to read as follows:

(3) Cash and carry sales. Cash anu carry sales are sales of frozen fish or seafood to individual retailers and purveyors of meals by wholesalers who normally do not extend credit and whose sales are made ex freezer or platform. The mark-up for this class of sale is 15 percent.

7. Section 3 (d) (4) is amended to read as follows:

(4) Service and delivery sales. Seryice and delivery sales are sales of frozen fish or seafood by wholesalers to individual retailers or purveyors of meals where the wholesaler delivers such frozen fish or seafood in his own motor truck or wagon or in a motor truck or wagon used solely for his own deliveries from his established place of doing business to the individual retail store or to the place of doing business of the purveyor of meals.

8. Section 3 (d) (6) is amended to read as follows:

salers at a price higher than his sup3. Section 3 (b) is amended to read

plier's maximum price plus transportaas follows:

tion cost allowable under section 3a (b)

(1). (b) Net cost. (1) Except as otherwise In no event shall the price charged provided in subparagraphs (2) and (3) for a sale to an individual retailer or of this paragraph the wholesaler's "net purveyor of meals include more than cost" is the amount he paid for the par- one mark-up of either 7 percent or 12

(6) Country trade shipments. Processors or wholesalers who ship to retailers and purveyors of meals located in rural areas or outlying points may add to their permitted mark-ups the actual cost of any special shipping cases and the cost of any extra refrigerant used for the shipment. Such processors or wholesalers must denote separately on invoices to customers the actual cost of the cases and the refrigerant.

9. Section 3 (e) is amended to read as follows:

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in section 14 may add as a transportation allowance the lowest amount determined on the following three bases:

(1) The actual cost of transportation (exclusive of local trucking, hauling and handling charges) from the seller's shipping point to the importer's receiving point:

(2) The actual cost of transportation (exclusive of local trucking, hauling and handling charges) to the importer's receiving point from the point at which the frozen fish or seafood eniered one united States or the carload rail rate for frozen fish or seafood from the point in the United States nearest the foreign shipper's shipping point, whichever is designated on the invoice by the importer.

(3) The actual cost of transportation (exclusive of local trucking, hauling and handling charges) to the importer's receiving point from the nearest domestic port froni which a substantial volume of that species is shipped.

However, with respect to the species listed hereinafter the cost of transportation shall not exceed the cost for the type of shipment used from the ports listed for that species. Species:

Port
Cod, haddock, pollack, bake,

cusk, yellowtail, black-
back, lemon sole, gray sole,
seá dab, mackerel,
fish

Boston, Mass. (4) In determining the transportation allowance, provided in subparagraphs (1), (2) and (3) of this paragraph (c) common carrier rates shall be used. The importer may add the allowance only when he records it on an invoice to the customer purchasing the fish or seafood, designating which of the three bases he is using.

Where frozen Atlantic Coast smelts are imported for resale in the United States the freight from the point of shipment to the wholesaler's warehouse, not to exceed the carload rail freight rate, may be added.

Where frozen Canadian lake fish covered in Schedules Nos. 70–77, inclusive, in the table of base prices in section 14 are imported for resale in the United States, there may be added the actual transportation cost (excluding local trucking, hauling and handling charges) from the point of shipment in Canada to the destination point in the United States, but in no event more than the carload rail freight rate for frozen fish from the City of Winnipeg in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, to the destination point in the United States.

11. Paragraph (f) is added to section 7 to read as follows:

(f) Authorization to regional offices to inodify invoice provisions. Any Regional Administrator of the Office of Price Administration may, by order, alter, modify or suspend any of the requirements in paragraph (e) of this section if in his judgment such action is necessary in order that fish may be marketed efficiently within his jurisdiction and is consistent with the effective enforcement of this Maximum Price Regulation No. 364. The Regional Administrator may alter, modify or suspend.

such requirenients with reference to such types of sales and such localities within his jurisdiction as he may designate, but only in the case where the buyer and seller are both located within his jurisdiction. He may make such provisions for posting the items required in paragraph (e) as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the circumvention or evasion of this regulation. The Regional Administrator may issue such order on his own initiative or upon application for adjustment of the requirements in paragraph (e) by any person subject to them. Subpart B of Revised Procedural Regulation No. 1 shall apply to such applications for adjustment.

12. In section 12 after the definition of “Butterfly fillet” and before the definition of "cellophane wrapped”, the following definition is inserted:

"Carload lot” means a shipment of not less than 24,000 pounds of frozen fish or seafood.

13. In section 12 after the definition of “Processor” and before the definition of "Round fish” the following definition is inserted:

"A retailer” is a person other than a purveyor of meals or a chain store warehouse who buys frozen fish or seafood and resells more than 80 percent af such fish or seafood to ultimate consumers.

14. In section 12 after the last definition the following definition is inserted:

A wholesaler" is a person who buys frozen fish or seafood and resells 20 percent or more of such frozen fish or seafood to persons other than ultimate consumers.

15 in section 13 an introductory para. graph is inserted to read as follows:

Sec. 13. Table of package differen: tials. This section sets out the amount which may be added to, or which must be subtracted from, the base price listed in section 14 when the frozen fish or seafood is packed in containers of sizes and kinds herein listed or when the frozen fish or seafood is not packed in boxes or other containers.

16. In section 14 an introductory paragraph is inserted to read as follows:

Sec. 14. Table of base prices for frozen fish and seafood. This section lists the various species of frozen fish and seafood for which maximum prices are fixed by this, regulation. The base price, in cents per pound, is listed for each species according to the style of processing and the size and in some instances, the grade. The listed base prices in this section are base prices per pound for frozen fish and seafood as packed in and including a container of a size and kind other than those containers of the sizes and kinds listed in section 13.

17. In the table of base prices in sec-. tion 14 Schedule No. 11 (g) Item No. 4, Schedule No. 17, Item No. 2, Schedule No. 25, Item No. 3, Schedule No. 40, Item No. 4, Schedule No. 40 A, Item No. 6, Schedule No. 40 B, Item No. 4, Schedule No. 40 C, Item No. 4, and Schedule 62, Item No. 3 are amended to read as follows:

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No.

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(e) Imported frozen fish and seafood. The maximum price at which a wholesaler, including any agent of a foreign shipper, may sell any frozen fish or seafood listed in section 14 which he imports is the applicable listed base price in section 14, plus or minus the appropriate differential for packaging provided in section 13; plus transportation cost allowable under section 4 (c) plus the appropriate mark-up provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of section 3 applied to the sum of the foregoing, plus any transportation cost allowable under section 3a (b) (2) for transportation between warehouses of the same wholesaler.

10. A new section 3a is inserted to read as follows:

Sec. 38. Allowance for transportation-(a) When a processor may add transportation costs-(1) Fresh fish transportation. Any processor may include as part of his maximum price the actual per pound transportation cost, not to exceed the carload rail freight rate per pound for fresh fish, if such rate is available, from the port of entry to the freezing point. Where a carload rail freight rate is not available such per pound transportation cost must not exceed the lowest available common carrier rate. However, no such transportation allowance may be added in the case of fish listed in Schedule No. 11 (g) (Petrale solePacific), 17 (Lingcod-Pacific), 40 (Dover sole), 40A (English sale), 40B (Sand sole), 40C (Turbot sole), 62 (FlounderPacific) or 67 (Rex sole), if any of these varieties has been landed fresh ex-vessel at any of the following ports of entry in Gadifornia: Half Moon Bay, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Crescent City, Trinidad or Shelter Cove, and it is frozen in California, Washington, or Oregon.

(2) Frozen fish transportation. It a processor ships frozen fish or seafood to a warehouse or other distribution point remgte from the original freezer, such processor may include as part of his maximum selling price, for sales from such warehouse or other distribution point, the actual transportation cost. Such transportation cost shall not include charges for local trucking, hauling and handling, and shall not exceed the common carrier rate for the type of transportation used.

(b) when a wholesaler may add transportation costs. (1) Any wholesaler who buys frozen fish or seafood from a processor or other wholesaler may include as part of his net cost the actual transportation cost from his supplier's shipping point to his established place of business.

(2) Any wholesaler who ships frozen fish or seafood from one of his warehouses to a remote warehouse or other distribution point may add to his maximum price the actual transportation cost from the shipping point nearest the first warehouse to such remote warehouse or other distribution point.

(3) The actual transportation cost referred to in paragraph (b) (1) and (2) shall not include local trucking, hauling and handling charges and shall not exceed the common carrier rate for the type of shipment used.

(c) Transportation allowance for imported frozen fish. ny importer or agent of a foreign consignor of any frozen fish or seafood except frozen Atlantic Coast smelts and frozen Canadian lake fish covered in Schedules Nos. 10– 77, inclusive, in the table of base prices

(g) Sole, Petrale --Pacific.

Lingcod-Pacific (Ophiodon elongatus).
Red cod or Rock cod --Pacific (Sebastodes specie).
Sole, Dover-Pacific
Sole,, English-Pacific.
Sole, Sand-Pacific.
Sole, Turbot-Pacific.
Flounder-Pacific.

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18. Footnote 6 at the end of the table of base prices in section 14 is amended to read as follows:

6 These prices apply to this species caught or landed in Canada except that they do not apply to fish caught in Lake of the Woods and any other body of water east of that lake which is partly in Canada and partly in the State of Minnesota, or which constitutes the boundary line between Canada and the State of Minnesota; Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake

Ontario and any of the waters connecting
these five lakes; and the St. Lawrence River
where it constitutes the boundary line be-
tween New York State and Canada.

19. Footnote 10 at the end of the table
of base prices in section 14 is amended
to read as follows:

1" The base prices listed for halibut apply to frozen halibut originally landed fresh on the Pacific iCoast of the Continental United States. For frozen halibut originally landed fresh in Canada or Alaska, deduct the fol

lowing amounts from the listed prices:

Deductions Style of dressing:

cents Dressed.

212 Steaks Fillets

4 Round

212 Drawn

242 For frozen halibut originally landed fresh on the Atlantic Coast of the United States, add 42 cent to the listed prices.

Canned and Cured Fish Trade

CALIFORNIA TUNA PACK DECLINES IN JUNE BUT 6-MONTH TOTAL SHOWS GAIN

California canners packed 272,985 standard cases of tuna and 440 cases of mackerel during June, according to information released by the California Division of Fish and Game. This was an increase of 44,770 cases--or 20 percent--in the production of canned tuna compared with June 1943, but a decline of 78 percent (1,598 cases) in the pack of mackerel.

Bluefin tuna led in quantity produced, followed by tuna flakes and yellowfin tuna. The June tuna pack total was 26 percent under that of May.

The production of canned tuna for the first half of 1944, which amounted to 1,149,370 standard cases, was 61 percent above the first six months of 1943, while the 84,995 cases of mackerel canned was ll percent under the corresponding period in 1943.

291

California Pack of Tuna and Mackerel--Standard Cases
June

May
June

Six mos, ending with June Item

1944

1944
1943

1944

1943
Cases

Cases
Cases

Cases

Cases
Tuna:
Albacore

84
4

2,856 Boni to

164

127
630

967 5,984 Bluefin

120,126 78,363

25,048

239,593 70,673 Striped 15,300

135,009 106,485 Yellowfin

56,638
163,414
96,664

442,653 334,650 Yellowtail

6,456
756 26,813

7,891 32,547 Flakes

72,061
101,323 52,143

316,611

154,276 Tonno style

2,156
540 2,545

6,355

5.839 Total 272,985 367,383 228, 215

1,149,370 713,310 Mackerel

440

111
2,038

84,995 95,799 *Standard cases of tuna represent cases of 48 7-ounce cans, while those of mackerel represent cases of 48 l-pound cans.

22,860

24,368

SUBNORMAL SHRIMP CANNING YEAR COMPLETED JUNE 30

The pack of shrimp during the canning year which ended June 30, was only two-thirds that of the 1942-43 season and 51 percent of the average for the previous five years, according to the Service's Market News office in New Orleans, The canning of 1,533 standard cases in June, normally a period of limited activity, completed the 1943-44 pack, bringing the total for the canneries operated under supervision of the Food and Drug Administration to 386,149 cases for the 12-month period.

Wet and Dry Pack Shrimp in all Sizes in Tin and Glass--Standard Cases*
Μ Ο Ν
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S E AS ON 1944 1 9 4 4

1943
1943-44
1942-43

5-yr. average June 4-30 Apr.30-June 3 Apr.30-June 3 June 6-30 July 1-June 30 July 1-June 30

July 1-June 30

1,533 1,443

6,753
386,149
582,766

761,079 All figures on basis of new standard case--48 No. 1 cans with 7 oz. per can in the wet pack and 6 oz. per can in the dry pack,

Canned shrimp quotations on July 1 remained at the maximum levels specified by OPA, which have been effective since February 2, 1943. Prices per dozen plain, No: 1 standard tins, 1.0.b. point of production, were reported by Gulf and Atlantic Coast packers as follows:

Item

Canned Shrimp Prices--Per Dozen mins
July 1, 1944

Item
WET PACK DRY PACK
$2.70 $2.00 Large

2.90 Jumbo

July 1, 1944 VET PACK DRY PACK $2.95

$3.05 3.05 3.15

Small
Medium

2.80

HEARINGS ON STANDARDS OF FILL OF CONTAINERS FOR CANNED OYSTERS ANNOUNCED

The Administrator of the Federal Security Agency announced on July 20, a public hearing commencing at 10 o'clock in the morning of August 22, 1944, in Room 3106, South Building, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., for the purpose of receiving evidence upon the basis of which regulations may be promulgated fixing and establishing reasonable standards of fill of container for canned oysters.

A suggested regulation to be considered at the hearing is set forth below, which suggested regulation is subject to adoption, rejection, amendment, or modification, in whole or in part, as the evidence of record adduced at the hearing may require.

836.6 Canned oysters: Fill of containers; label statement of substandard fill.

(a) The standard of fill of containers for canned oysters is a fill such that the drained weight of oysters taken from each container (except that cylindrical container which is 2-11/16th inches in diame ter and 4 inches in height) is not less than 68 percent of the water capacity of the container. The standard of f111 of container for canned oysters in that cylindrical container which is 2-11/16 tih inches in diameter and 4 inches in height is a fill such that the drained weight of oysters taken from each container is not less than 7.5 avoirdupois ounces. Water capacity of containers is determined by the general method prescribed in 21 CFR, Cum. Supp., 10.1 (a). The drained weight of oysters is determined by the following me thod: Keep the unopened canned oyster container at a temperature of not less than 680 or more than 950 F. for at least 12 hours immediately preceding the determination, Af ter opening, tilt the container so as to distribute its contents evenly over the meshes of a circular sieve which has been previously weighed. The diameter of the sieve is 8 inches if the quantity of the contents of the container is less than 3 pounds, and 12 inches if such quantity is 3 pounds or more. The bottom of the sieve is woven-wire cloth which complies with the specifications for such cloth set forth under 12380 Micron (No. 8)" in Table I of "Standard Specifications for Sioves," published March 1, 1940, in L. C. 584 of the U. S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards. Without shifting the material on the sieve, so incline the sieve as to facilitate drainage. Two minutes from tbe time drainage begins, weigh the sieve and the drained oysters. The weight so found, less the weight of the sieve, shall be considered to be the drained weight of the oysters.

(b) It canned oysters fall below the applicable standard of fill of container prescribed in paragraph (a) of this section, the label shall bear the general statement of sub-standard fiii specified in 21 CFR, Cim. Supp.;: 10.2 (b) in the manner and form therein specified.

COURT UPHOLDS WFO-44 REQUIRING DELIVERY OF CANNED FISH TO GOVERNMENT

Pleading guilty to a charge of a violation of War Food Order y, the Riviera Packing Company of Eastport, Maine, was fined $10,000 in Federal Court at Bangor, Maine, June 13, and was also enjoined, on June 30, from making any further civilian deliveries until all shortages in its Government delivery quota are made up.

The packing company was charged with delivery of approximately 348,000 pounds of sardines to civilian trade without having delivered any for the use of the Army, Navy, Lend-Lease, and for other Governmental purposes,

The complaint pointed out that, if such violations be allowed to continue, they will result in wastage and diversion of fish and shellfish and will prevent the Government from properly controlling the food supply and from insuring adequate and efficient distribution of critical food to meet war and essential civilian needs. WFA is continuing its efforts to obtain strict compliance with this order.

• CANNED FISH REPORTS TO BE SENT TO WASHINGTON, D. C.

The War Food Administration has further amended Director War Food Order 44-1, as amended, requiring fish canners in the Territory of Alaska and in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to address their weekly and seasonal pack reports to Washington, D. C., instead of to the Office of Distribution's Regional Office in San Francisco. Excerpts from WF0-44-1, as amended July 15, 1943, March 1 and July 16, 1944, follow:

$ 1465.21 Reports in connection with canned fish--(a) Definitions. (1) "WFO 44" means War Food Order No. 44, as amended (8 F.R. 4227; 9 F.R. 4321, 4319).

(2) Each term defined in WFO 44 shall, when used herein, have the same meaning as is set forth for each such term in WFO 44.

(3) "1944 packing season" means the period (i) beginning with March 1, 1944, or any subsequent date on which a canner commences to produce any canned fish of the 1944 pack, and (ii) ending with February 28, 1945, or the date on which such canner ceases to produce any canned fish of the 1944 pack, whichever date is the earlier.

(b) Weekly reports. Each canner who produces any canned fish of the 1944 pack shall report on Form FDO 44-1 (Revised 3/1/44), entitled "Canned Fish: Weekly Pack Report,” the total quantity of canned fish of the 1944 pack produced by such canner from each class of fish (designated in § 1465.20 (b) (1)

of WFO 44) during each calendar week
of such canner's 1944 packing season.
Each such report shall be submitted for
each calendar week during the respec-
tive canner's 1944 packing season re-
gardless of whether or not such canner
produced any canned fish of the 1944
pack during a particular calendar week.
Each report for a calendar week or a
part thereof subsequent to March 1,
1944, shall be submitted as aforesaid
within four days after the last day of
each such calendar week or part
thereof.

(c) Seasonal reports. In addition to
the weekly reports required to be sub-
mitted pursuant to (b) hereof, each can-
ner, as aforesaid, shall (1) report on
Form FDO-44-1 (Revised 3/1/44) the
total quantity of canned fish of his 1944
pack of each class of fish (designated in
$ 1465.20 (b) (1) of WFO 44) produced
by such canner during his 1944 packing
season and (2) submit such report
within 15 days after the last day of such
canner's 1944 packing season.

(d) Completion of reports. The respective reports submitted pursuant to (b) and (c) hereof shall be completed in accordance with the instructions contained on the aforesaid Form FDO-44-1 (Revised 3/1/44).

(e) Filing reports. A reports required to be submitted pursuant to this order shall be addressed to the Director of Distribution, War Food Administration, Washington 25, D. C., Ref. WFO 44.

(f) Effective date. This order shall become effective at 12:01 a. m., e. w. t., July 16, 1944. With respect to violations, rights accrued, liabilities incurred, or appeals taken under War Food Order No. 44-1, as amended, prior to the effective time of the provisions hereof, the provisions of said War Food Order No. 44-1, as amended, in effect prior to the effective time hereof shall be deemed to continue in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any proper suit, action, or other proceeding, with respect to any such violation, right, liability, or appeal.

CANNED PILCHARD OFFERS ASKED BY WFA

In Announcement AWD-135, the War Food Administration, as the designated agency to purchase all Government requirements of canned pilchards, announced on July 6 that it will receive offers for the sale of such canned fish required to be set aside pursuant to war Food Order No. 44. Purchases will be made under contracts executed in the name of the Commodity Credit Corporation, hereinafter referred to as CCC. The contract terms and conditions are set forth in three separate documents this year: Fom FDA-474, "Standard Contract conditions," contains conditions which apply except items 6, 7, and 8 which are not applicable to purchases of all commodities; Form SCB-64A, "Canned Fish--General Contract Conditions, contains additional terms applying to purchases of all species of canned fish; and Form PB-135 "Canned Pilchards" which details the conditions applying specifically to this type of fish.

Offers must be submitted to the Procurement and Price Support Branch, Office of Distribution, War rood Administration, Washington 25, D. C., on prescribed Form PB-135 in an original and four completely executed copies at any time prior to January 1, 1945. Notice of acceptance will be made within fifteen days after the date of execution of the offer.

In paragraph six (6) of Form PB-135 canner should insert contract numbers of all contracts for canned pilchards in effect during the 1943 packing season. It will be noted in paragraph 5, of Form PB-135, Packaging and Marking, subparagraph C, Cases, that canner is to fill in the number of Type A-2 cases and Type C-l cases which he plans to deliver under the contract. Canners are requested not to purchase additional supplies of these cases. This provision is made only to assist canners in using up supplies on hand.

Supplies of Form SCP-1861A, "Notice of Tender of Delivery," may be obtained from the Procurement and Price Support Branch, Office of Distribution, War Food Administration, Washington 25, D. C., or from the Shipping Representative, Office of Distribution, WFA, San Francisco, California. Excerpts from Form PB-135 follow:

1. PRICES:
(b) If cans are inside and outside enameled, the applicable price shall be increased at

the appropriate following rate:

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