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MPR-507--RETAIL CEILING PRICES

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(Document No. 2681) | Sec.

regulation if you are a retailer who buys PART 1364_FRESH, CURED AND CANNED

3. How and when you figure your ceiling and resells food products, for the most

prices for fresh fish and seafood. MEAT AND FISH PRODUCTS

part to ultimate consumers who are not 4. Directions for figuring ceiling prices for commercial, industrial or institutional [MPR 507]

fresh fish and seafood.
5. Prices which you must post.

users. Ceiling prices for sales to hotels, CEILING PRICES OF CERTAIN FRESH FISH AND 6. Indirect price increases prohibited.

boarding houses, restaurants, instituSEAFOOD SOLD AT RETAIL 7. Prohibitions.

tions and other eating places selling or 8. Sales slips and receipts.

furnishing meals are the ceiling prices In the judgment of the Price Adminis9. Records.

fixed by Maximum Price Regulation No. trator, it is necessary, in order to ef - 10. Licensing.

418. Nevertheless, any person may, durfectuate the purposes of the Emergency 11. Notice of dollars-and-cents celling prices. ing any month, use the ceiling prices fixed Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, 12. Further provisions supplementing or ex

by this regulation in selling to eating and Executive Orders Nos. 9250 and 9328,

plaining this regulation.

places, if 80% or more of his total sales that maximum prices be established for ARTICLE - SPECIAL PRICING PROVISIONS of fresh fish and seafood during the prethe sale of certain fresh fish and seafood 13. Additions for Groups 3 and 4 stores for vious calendar month were sales at retail at retail

delivery from warehouse to store. to ultimate consumers. Retail route sellSo far as practicable, the Price Ad- 14. Additions allowed for deliveries made byers and wagon retailers shall, for the ministrator has consulted and advised "fish stores".

purposes of this regulation, regard themwith representative members of the in- 15. How you Agure pour ceiling price for selves as stores, and figure their ceiling dustry which will be affected by the regu

items which you “process". lation. In the judgment of the Price 16. How you figure your "net cost” for items prices as such.

which you import.

(b) What are Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 Administrator, prices established

stores. For the purposes of this regulagenerally fair and equitable and will ef- ARTICLE I-ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS

tion, Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 stores are fectuate the purposes of the Act. The 17. How Groups 3 and 4 stores may, under defined as follows: prices established are not below the aver- certain conditions, use the Group 1 and (1) Group 1. Your store is in Group 1 age retail prices of fresh fish and seafood 2 mark-ups.

if it is an "independent" store with “anin the year 1941. 18. Applications for adjustment.

nual gross sales” of less than $50,000. Such specifications and standards as

ARTICLES IV-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (2) Group 2. Your store is in Group 2 are used in this regulation were, prior to such use, in general use in the trade 19. How you ind the "annual gross sales" if it is an “independent” store with "an

nual gross sales" of $50,000 or more, but or industry affected, or insofar as they 20. How you determine your group in cer- less than $250,000. were not in general use, their use is es

tain special cases.

(3) Group 3. Your store is in Group sential to effectuate price control, and 21. Taxes.

3 if its "annual gross sales" are less than there is no effective alternative.

22. Transfer of business and stock in trade. $250,000, and if it is not an “independent". A statement of the considerations in- 23. Relation to other regulations.

store. volved in the issuance of the regulation 24. Geographical applicabllity. 25. Definitions.

(4) Group 4. Your store is in Group has been issued herewith and filled with

4 if its “annual gross sales" are $250,000 the Division of the Federal Register. *

ARTICLE V-TABLES

or more.

(5)o Flindependent store. Your store is § 1364.352 Ceiling prices of certain 26. Table of mark-ups for fresh ish and seafresh fish and seafood, sold at retail.

food (Table A).

an "independent" store if it is not one Under the authority vested in the Price ARTICLE I-PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE

of four or more stores under one ownerAdministrator by the Emergency Price

REGULATION

ship whose combined "annual gross Control Act of 1942, as amended, and Ex

sales” are $500,000 or more. ecutive Orders Nos. 9250 and 9328, Maxi. This regulation fixes new ceiling prices your store is in. At all times you must

SECTION 1. What this regulation does. (c) How to post a sign of the group mum Price Regulation No. 507 (Ceiling for domestic and imported fresh fish and have posted a sign showing the group Sold at Retail), which is annexed hereto seafood items listed in Table A, for all your store is in under this regulation and made a part hereof, is hereby issued. retail stores, retail route sellers and reading “OPA-1”,

“OPA-2”, “OPA-3" or wagon retailers. These new ceiling prices "OPA-4", whichever applies to you), or AUTHORITY: : 1364.352 issued under 56 Stat. are to be used instead of the ceiling prices you must have posted a sign which the 23, 765; Pub. Law 151, 78th Cong. E.O. 9250, figured under any other price regulation OPA may furnish you. However, you 7 FR. 7871; E.O. 9328, 8 F.R. 4681.

or order issued by the Office of Price Ad- may post the sign of another group, if MAXIMUM PRICE REGULATION 507—CEILING ministration (hereinafter called OPA), you are permitted to do so under any

PRICES OF CERTAIN FRESH FISH AND SEAFOOD except as otherwise provided in any order order issued under Revised General SOLD AT RETAIL

fixing dollars-and-cents ceiling prices Order No. 51. The sign must be posted ARTICLE I-PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE

which has been or which may be issued so that it can be clearly seen by your REGULATION

by the OPA pursuant to Revised General customers. Sec.

Order No. 51. 1. What this regulation does.

SEC. 3. How and when you figure your 2. What stores are covered by this regula- Sec. 2. What stores are covered by this ceiling prices for fresh fish and seafood

tion and how you find out what group regulation and how you find out what you are in.

group you are in-(a) What stores are 8 F.R. 9366, 10086, 10513, 10:39, 11734,

covered. Your store is covered by this 11687, 12468, 12233, 12688, 13297, 13182, 13302, *Copies may be obtained from the Office

14049. 14475, 14616, 15257, 15430, 16131, 16293, of Price Administration.

19 FR. 408.

16296.

(a) General rule. Your ceiling price for If there are two or more of such largestject to the criminal penalties, civil eneach item of fresh fish and seafood (that deliveries of the same quantity, use the forcement actions, license suspension is, for each kind, size, and style of dress- most recent of these deliveries.

proceedings, and suits for treble daming or preparation), listed in Table A (ii) Use of weighted average "net cost" ages provided for by the Emergency shall be the total of (1) the "net cost" instead of "net costof largest delivery. Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, of the largest delivery of the item re- If you are a Group 1 or 2 store, you may Also, any person who, in the course of ceived by you during the preceding use the weighted average “net cost” of all trade or business, buys from you at a seven-day period if you are a Group 1 deliveries during the seven-day period, price higher than your ceiling price, is or 2 store, or the weighted average “net instead of using the “net cost” of the subject to the criminal penalties and cost” of all deliveries of the item during largest delivery during that period. If civil enforcement actions provided for the preceding seven-day period if you you figure “net cost” in this manner, by that act. åre a Group 3 or 4 store, plus (2) the however, you may not use the “net cost" mark-up given your group for the item of the largest delivery during the pre- have customarily given a purchaser a

SEC. 8. Sales slips and receipts. If you in Table A.

ceding seven-day period for any of the sales slip, receipt or similar evidence of (b) When you must figure your ceiling items listed in Table A. prices. By the opening of business on

purchase, you must continue to do so.

(3) Provisions applicable to Group 3 January 27, 1944, you must have figured and 4 stores. If you are, a Group 3.ortom, you must give any customer who

Furthermore, regardless of your cusyour ceiling price for each item of fresh 4 store, your "net cost” will be the fish and seafood listed in Table A which weighted average “net cost of all de- asks for it a receipt showing the date, you have in stock at that time. These liveries of the item to you during the sold and the price you charged for it. ceiling prices must be checked each week seven-day period before the Thursday sold and the price you charged for it. after January 27, 1944, and changed on for which you are figuring your price, ex

SEC. 9. Records. After January 26, Thursday of each week for any item, if cept that stores under one ownership 1944, you must keep for one year after your "net cost” of that item has changed who price from a central point may use you receive them all your invoices, freight in the preceding seven days. Never the weighted average "net cost” of de- bills, and other records showing the price change your ceiling price on any day but liveries received during the seven days you paid and the date you received deThursday. preceding Tuesday of each week.

livery of each item covered by this reguFor any item which you receive for the first time, or which you have not received find the mark-up for the item given

(b) Mark-up. Turn to Table A to lation.

You are required to show all your induring the preceding seven days, you your group of store.

voices on request of any OPA representamust figure your ceiling price as soon as you receive it and before you make any

(c) Ceiling prices. Your ceiling price tive, and to furnish on request of any sales, using the “net cost” of that first will be the total of your dollars-and- OPA representative a written record of

cents mark-up added to your "net cost". your ceiling price in. effect at any pardelivery: On each. Thursday after that, where this calculation results in a frac- ticular time or times for any or all of the any other item of fresh fish and seafood tion of a cent, the figure must be reduced items covered by this regulation. You . covered under this regulation.

to the next lower cent if the fraction is must also keep available for inspection

less than 12 cent, and may be increased by any OPA representative the records Stores under one ownership pricing to the next higher cent, if the fraction is you used in deciding what group your from a central point may refigure ceiling 12 cent or more.

store is in. prices for items so priced, based on the

Stores under one ownership pricing

If you sell an item in a quantity other “net cost” of deliveries received during

than the selling unit given in Table A, from a central point must also keep each week. These prices must not be put you must reduce or increase your price showing the current selling price, as set into effect until the following Thursday. proportionately. If figuring a price for

at the central point, of each item so a quantity different from the "selling SEC. 4. Directions for figuring ceiling unit" results in a fraction of a cent, you in each store for one year, or, in the alter

priced. These price lists must be kept prices for fresh fish and seafood-(a) may charge the next higher cent. "Net cost"-(1) Provisions applicable to

native, must be kept in each store for all stores. (i) Your “net cost” will be the (a) Ceiling prices. At all times, you of eleven months in the warehouse from

Sec. 5. Prices which you must post-thirty days, and thereafter for a period amount you paid your supplier, less all discounts except the discount for prompt

must have your ceiling price for each which the items are delivered to the store, payment, plus all transportation charges

item covered by this regulation clearly and must be shown, on request, to any you paid to transport the item to your item for sale. You do not have to de

shown at the place where you offer the OPA representative. usual receiving point, which may include scribe this price with the words “ceiling Licensing Order No. 1, licensing all per

Sec. 10. Licensing. The provisions of costs for icing and refrigeration ' in transit, but which may not include costs price".

sons who make sales under price control, for local trucking and local unloading.

(b) Selling prices. If your selling

are applicable to all sellers subject to (ii) Your “net cost" must be based on price of any item is lower than your this regulation. A seller's license may be purchases delivered to your usual re- ceiling price you must also post this selling price directly below your ceiling, of one or more applicable price schedules

suspended for violations of the license or ceiving point. (iii) Your "net cost” must be figured price.

or regulations. A person whose license on the basis of a per pound selling unit. Sec. 6. Indirect price increases pro- is suspended may not, during the period Always figure "net cost” to three deci- hibited. You must not evade any of the of suspension, make any sale for which mal places. Do not round out any frac- provisions of this regulation or any his license has been suspended. tions until you have added your mark-up. order issued pursuant to it by any

Sec. 11. Notice of dollars-and-cents (iv) You may never use as “net cost” scheme or device. You must not, as a ceiling prices. From time to time the the cost of a purchase from another re- condition of selling any particular item, OPA may, by order issued pursuant to "net cost” on a purchase made at a cost Any such evasion is punishable as a vio- Revised General Order No. 51, fix in your

region or community, dollars-and-cents higher than your supplier's ceiling price. lation of this regulation.

ceiling prices for some or all of the items (2) Provisions applicable to Groups 1 SEC.' 7. Prohibitions. On and after under this regulation. When these doland 2 stores-(1) “Net costof largest January 27, 1944, if you sell or deliver, lars-and-cents prices are fixed, you may delivery. If you are a Group 1 or 2 store, or offer to sell or deliver at a price not thereafter sell at higher prices, and to figure your ceiling price, you must first higher than your ceiling price fixed by those orders may provide that such prices find the “net cost” of the iargest de- this regulation or any order issued pur- replace the ceiling prices which you have livery received by you of the item during suant to it, or if you otherwise violate under this, regulation. If such orders do the seven-day period before the Thurs- any provisions of this regulation or any day for which you are figuring your price. I order issued pursuant to it, you are sub- 38 F.R. 13240.

not provide that they replace your prices of dressing is the price, fixed at the time ing its form to either headless, headless under this regulation, you must continue you process it, for that style of dressing and veined, peeled, or peeled and veined, to figure your prices under this regu- in Maximum Price Regulation No. 418, you will figure your "net cost" as though 1stion.

as listed in the table of prices covering you had purchased the item already Sec. 12. Further provisions supple- your supplier's sale to you. If the item processed. Your “net cost" for any

which you "process" is one which you style of dressing is the price, fixed at the menting or explaining this regulation. From time to time, the Price Adminis- purchased from a producer under Table time you process it, for that style of

A in Maximum Price Regulation No. 418, dressing in Máximum Price Regulation trator may, by amendment, issue further provisions which will supplement the time you process it, for that style of covering your supplier's sale to you. If provisions which will supplement the your "net cost” is the price, fixed at the No. 418, as listed in the table

of prices provisions of this regulation or explain dressing in Table B'of Maximum Price the item which you “process" is one the rights and duties of buyers and Regulation No. 418. If you received de- which you purchased from a producer sellers under it. These further provi- liveries from more than one type of sup- under Table A in Maximum Price Regusions will become part of this regulation plier, use the table price in Maximum lation No. 418, your

. “net cost” is the and may be added as paragraphs to this Price Regulation No. 418 applicable to price, fixed at the time you process it, section.

the type of supplier from whom you re- for that style of dressing in Table B of ARTICLE I-SPECIAL PRICING PROVISIONS ceived the largest single delivery.

Maximum Price Regulation No. 418. If SEC. 13. Additions for Groups 3 and 4 NOTE: This paragraph (a) applies only to you received deliveries from more than stores, for delivery from warehouse to processing which changes the item to one of one type of supplier, use the table price store. If you are a Group 3 or 4 store, the following major styles of dressing: in Maximum Price Regulation No. 418 and your store is located at a distance cuts or steaks. drawn, dressed, dressed and skinned, allets, applicable to the type of supplier from

whom you received the largest single of 125 miles or more from your warehouse, which is your usual receiving (2) Mark-up. (i) Your mark-up for delivery..

(2) Mark-up. Your mark-up for any point, you may, in figuring your ceiling any item which you process prior to ofprice for an item delivered from the fering for sale by changing the form to item of fresh seafood which you "procwarehouse to your store, add to your "net drawn, dressed, or dressed and skinned, ess” prior to offering for sale shall be

the mark-up given your group of store cost” for the item whichever of the fol shall be the mark-up given your group lowing amounts applies:

of store for the item in the table cover for the item in the table covering fresh (a) If the store is located at a distance ing whole fish sold on gross weight basis seafood sold as purchased. of from 125 through 199 miles from such and prepared to the customer's order. Sec. 16. How you figure your "net warehouse, you may add 1% of your "net

(11) Your mark-up for any item which costfor items which you import. If cost".

you process prior to offering for sale by you import any item covered by this (b) If the store is located at a distance changing the form to Allets, cuts or regulation, your "net cost” may not exof from 200 through 299 miles from such steaks shall be the mark-up, given your ceed the Table B price (plus transportawarehouse, you may add 3% of your covering fillets, cuts and steaks sold as Maximum Price Regulation No. 418 for group of store for the item in the table

tion and container allowances) fixed in “net cost”.

the item. (c) If the store is located at a distance purchased. of from 300 through 399 miles from such

For example, if in the month of Jan

ARTICLE III-ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS warehouse, you may add 3% of your "net uary you purchase haddock drawn from cost”. & cash and carry wholesaler (Table D)

Sec. 17. How Groups 3 and 4 stores (a) If the store is located at a distance under Maximum Price Regulation No. may, under certain conditions, use the of 400 miles or more from such ware- 418, and if, prior to offering the haddock Group 1 and 2 mark-ups. (a) If you are house, you may add 4% of your "net for sale, you change its form from drawn a Group 3 or 4 store, and you have recost".

to dressed your "net cost" under this ceived permission to use the Group 1

regulation is the Table D price listed in mark-ups under Maximum Price RegSec. 14. Additions allowed for deliv- Maximum Price Regulation No. 418 for ulation No. 422, or the Group 1 and 2 eries made by "fish stores". (a) If you dressed haddock (plus transportation mark-ups under Maximum Price Reguare a "fish store" and you deliver to your and container allowances permitted in lation No. 336. or Maximum Price Regucustomer's home or place of business any Maximum Price Regulation No. 418). lation No. 355, you must figure your of the items covered by this regulation, To figure your ceiling price, add to your ceiling prices in accordance with the proyou may add to the total value of the “net.cost” the per pound mark-up given visions of this regulation applicable to delivery, as a separate charge, which- your group of store for haddock in the Groups 3 and 4 stores, except that you ever of the following amounts applies: table covering whole fish sold on gross may use the Group 1 and 2 mark-ups Value of delivery: Additions allowed weight basis and prepared to the cus

under this regulation. You must then tomer's order. $0.00 to $.99.no addition

post the Group 1 sign. $1.00 to $1.99.

If instead of dressing the haddock, 10€

(b) If you are a Group 3 or 4 "fish $2.00 to $2.49.

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your fillet it, your “net cost” is the Table store” which meets the gross margin re$2.50 to $3. 49.

D price listed in Maximum Price Regula-quirements specified in this section, and $3.50.

25€ tion No. 418 for haddock fillets, (plus you do business in the manner outlined (b) If you make such deliveries and permitted in Maximum Price Regulation (c) of this section to use the mark-ups

transportation and container allowances below, you may apply under paragraph keep for one month a copy of each sales No: 418), To figure your ceiling price, provided for Group 1 and 2 stores: slip or invoice, itemizing clearly your mark-up given your group of store for its customers the services of taking

(1) Your store generally offers to all prices for the items delivered and the haddock in the table covering fillets, cuts orders by telephone, carrying monthly amount of the delivery charges per- and steaks sold as purchased. mitted under the provisions of this

(3) If, prior to offering any item of

charge accounts, and providing delivery section.

service; fresh fish for sale, you scale and clean Sec. 15. How you figure your ceiling it in such a manner that the form of the

(2) The general level of your prices price for items which you "process" fish is not changed from one major style for fish and seafood was, during Sep(a) Fresh fish-(1) Net cost.If, prior of dressing to another, and such scaling tember 1942, at least as high as the level to offering any item of fresh fish for sale, and cleaning is the only processing you maintained by Groups 1 and 2 stores, and you “process" it by changing its form to perform, you may add 1/2 cent per pound either drawn, dressed, dressed and to your "net cost” of the item figured

+8 F.R. 10569,10987, 12443, 12611, 13294,

15251, 14853, 15586, 15607. skinned, fillets, cuts or steaks (sliced), under section 4.

88 F.R. 2859, 4253, 5317, 5634, 6212, 7682, you will figure your "net cost” as though (b) Fresh seafood-(1) “Net cost”. If, 8944, 9366, 12480, 13181, 15870. you had purchased the item already prior to offering any item of fresh sea- *8 F.R. 4423, 4922, 6214, 6428, 7199, 7827, processed. Your "net cost" for any style food for sale, you “process” it by chang- 1 8155, 8945, 9366, 11297, 12237, 12811, 14738.

20€

Over

was generally higher than that main- | termine again what group your store store, which you need to comply with the tained by Groups 3 and 4 stores for such is in. To do this, take your total sales record provisions of this regulation. items in your community; and

for the three-month period and multiply If the transfer changes the business (3) The total gross margin in your by four. Use the result as your "annual from one group of retail stores to anfiscal year 1941 was more than 25% on gross sales" in determining the group in other, your ceiling prices shall be those all sales and also, if you are not an “in- which your store belongs.

for the group of retailer to which you dependent" store, more than 25% on the If you and that your store should now belong under this regulation. combined sales of the items in all the be in another group, you may continue stores in your organization. If you to use the Group 1 or Group 3 mark-ups The provisions of this Maximum Price

Sec. 23. Relation to other regulations. were not in business in 1941, use your until the second Thursday following the Regulation No. 507, except as otherwise most recent fiscal year (or fiscal period, end of the three-month period, by which provided in this regulation, shall, on and if not in business a full fiscal year). time you must have refigured all your after January 27, 1944, supersede the

(c) Your application must be filed in ceiling prices using the mark-ups for provisions of Maximum Price Regulation duplicate on or before March 1, 1944, your new group. with your nearest district OPA .office on If, by reason of the new store, you now regulation or order issued by the OPA,

No. 439, and any other applicable price a form which. you may obtain from that are one of four or more stores under one except any order issued pursuant to Reoffice. You may combine on one form ownership, you must, at the end of the vised General Order No. 51, with respect the applications of more than one of three-month period, refigure the com- to sales by retail stores, retail route sellyour stores. If your application is bined "annual gross sales” for all of your ers and wagon retailers of any kind of Anally approved, OPA will tell you when stores. If the combined "annual gross fish or seafood for which ceiling prices to begin using the Group 1 and 2 mark. sales" are $500,000 or more, all of your are established by this regulation. ups, and from such time on you shall stores must then be considered as Group post a sign in your store designating it as 3 or 4 stores. You may continue to use

SEC. 24. Geographical applicability. a “Group 1" store and it shall be con- the existing ceiling prices in each store The provisions of this regulation shall sidered a Group 1 store for all orders until the second Thursday following the apply to the. 48 states of the United States issued under Revised General Order No. end of the three-month period, by which and to the District of Columbia. 51. time you must have refigured all of your

SEC. 25. Definitions. (a) (1) “Sale at Sec. 18. Applications for adjustment. ceiling prices in each store, using the retail” shall mean a sale to an ultimate Any regional office of the OPA, or such mark-ups for its proper group.

(c) Discontinuance of stores. (1) If dustrial or institutional user.

consumer other than a commercial, inomces as may be authorized by order issued by the appropriate Regional Office, you are not an “independent” store and

(2) "Fish store" is a store at least 90% may act on all applications for adjust- you close one or more of your stores, so of whose sales are sales of fish or seafood ment under the provisions of this regula- that you now have less than four stores to ultimate consumers other than comtion. Applications for adjustment are under one ownership, you may find your mercial, industrial or institutional users. governed by Revised Procedural Regula- group for each of the remaining stores

(3) "Delivery” of an item covered by tion No. 1.

by determining the "annual gross sales" this regulation shall be considered to

under section 19, treating each store as. have occurred when the item has been ARTICLE IV-AASCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS an “independent" store.

received by you at your usual receiving SEC. 19. How you find the "annual

(2) If you are not an "independent" point. gross salesof your store. (a) To find store, and you close one or more of your

(4) "Usual receiving point” will be your annual gross sales”, take your to- stores, but four or more stores continue either your retail store or your waretal sales for the calendar year 1942. under one ownership, you may figure house from which you supply your retail Include all sales as shown on your books, the combined "annual gross sales” under stores, depending upon where you norexcept sales made by a restaurant in section 19 for those remaining in opera- mally receive the particular item you are conjunction with your store. You can tion. If the combined "annual gross pricing under this regulation, use your Federal Income Tax Return to sales" are not $500,000 or more, you may

(5) "Item" is each kind, size, and style get your gross sales for all or part of the then determine your group for each store; of dressing or preparation of fresh fish calendar year 1942 which is covered by treating each store as an “independent" and seafood listed in Table A, both dosuch return. If you own more than one store.

mestic and imported, but shall not instore, figure the sales for each store

(3) If you find that any store is now clude any frozen fish or frozen seafood. separately, treating

each as a separate in another group, you may refigure all You must figure a separate ceiling price retailer.

of your ceiling prices for that store be- for each item you sell. (b) If you were not in business during fore the opening of business on any

(6) "Process” shall mean any operathe entire year 1942, you must divide Thursday.

tion by a retailer prior to offering the your total sales from the time you began Sec. 21. Taxes. You may collect, in item for sale, whereby the form of the operation up to January 26, 1944, by the addition to your ceiling price, any tax fish is changed to either drawn, dressed, number of weeks you were in business. upon or incident to a sale at retail of dressed and skinned, fillets, cuts or This will get you your weekly average items covered by this regulation, if you steaks, or the form of seafood is changed sales. Multiply the figure by 52, and the state the tax separately, and if the stat- to headless, headless and veined, peeled, result is your "annual gross sales". ute or ordinance does not prohibit sellers or peeled and veined.

Sec. 20. How you determine your from stating and collecting the tax sep- (7) "Prepared to the customer's orgroup in certain special cases-(a) arately from the price.

der" shall mean any customary operaStores in which more than one retailer operates. If you sell fresh fish and sea- in trade. If, after January 26, 1944, you cleaning, running the fins, trimming,

Sec. 22. Transfer of business and stock tion by a retailer, within the limitations

of his mechanical facilities, such as food in a retail store in which there are acquire in any way the business, assets, other food retailers, none of whom sells and stock in trade of any seller at retail scaling, gutting, heading, slicing, or filfish and seafood, you must find your subject to this regulation, and you carry where the customer requests whole fish

leting, after offering the item for sale. group by taking the combined “annual on the business or continue to deal in the in the form in which it is offered, the gross sales" of all the food retailers in same type of food products in that same sale shall likewise be regarded as "prethat store. (b) New stores. If you open a retail same as those of the former owner, as if pared to the customer's order.”

(8) "Whole fish” shall mean any fish store after January 26, 1944, you may no transfer had taken place. You must consider yourself a Group 1 store if you keep all the records needed to verify your item round, drawn, dressed, and dressed are an independent” store, or a Group 3 ceiling prices. The former owner must and skinned, but shall not include fillets,

cuts and steaks. store if you are not an "independent" either preserve and make available to store. However, after you have been in you, or give you, all the records of his *8 F.R. 10267, 10732, 11686. 12893. 13920, business for three months, you must de- transactions before you acquired the 14986.

(9) "Major styles of dressing” shall quires, the definitions in Maximum Price to the terms used herein. mean round, drawn, dressed, dressed Regulation No. 418, as amended, and in

ARTICLE V-TABLES and skinned, fillets, cuts and steaks. section 302 of the Emergency Price Con

SEC. 26. Table of mark-ups for fresh trol Act of 1942, as amended, shall apply fish and seafood (Table A). (b) Unless the context otherwise re

CENTI-PER-POUND MARW-UPS OVER “NET Cost" ALLOWED TO RETAILERS FOR FRESH FISH AND SEAFOOD COVERED BY THIS REGULATION, BY SPECIES, POR THE

MONTHS OF JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH

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I. FRESB FISH

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KIND OF FISH 1. Alewives.. 2. Blackback. 3. Codfish, Atlantic. 4. Cusk. 5. Dab, Sea. 6. Haddock 7. Hake. 8. Hake, Mud. 9. Herring, Atlantic 10. Pollock. 11. Robefish. 12. Sole, Grey. 13. Sole, Lemon. 14. Swordfish. 18. Whiting... 16. Wolfsh.. 17. Yellowtail, Atlantic. 18. Bonita. 19. Cod, True, Pacidc. 20. Flounder, Pacific. 21. Halibut. 22. Ling Cod, Pacifc. 23. Rock (Red) Cod, Pacifc.

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I. FRESH FISH
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KIND OF FISH
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24. Sablefish.
10

825. Salmon, Chinook, King. 10

7 28. Salmon, Silver. 10

8 1127. Salmon, Pink. 10

8 128. Salmon, Fall..
10

29. Sauger, Sand Pike.
30. Smelt, Silver, Pacific.

31. Sole, Dover.
9

32. Sole, English.. 10

7 33. Sole, Petrale. 11

ii 134. Sole, Sand... 12

12 35. Sole, Turbot.. 11

10 36. Tuna, Albacore 9

7 37. Tuna, Bluefin. 10

10

9 38. Tuna, Skipjack, Striped. 10

9 39. Tuna, Yellowfin. g

9

740. Yellowtail, Pacific. 9

10

741. Lake Trout, Canadian. 10

7 12. Pickerel, Canadian.. 10

743. Whitefish, Canadian. 10

84. Yellow Pike, Canadian. 10

745. Yellow Perch.

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