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either in efforts by the merchant to make up the loss by charging more than a reasonable profit for other articles, or else in driving the small merchant with little capital out of legitimate business. It works back against the producer of raw materials on farms and in industry and against the labor so employed.

1. This declaration against the use of "loss leaders" by the storekeeper does not prohibit him from selling an article without any profit to himself. But the selling price of articles to the consumer should include an allowance for actual wages of store labor, to be fixed and published from time to time by the Trade Authority hereinafter established.

2. Such an allowance for labor need not be included in the selling price of any article of food, or be applied by storekeepers doing business only in communities of less than 2,500 population (according to the 1930 Census) which are not part of a larger trade area.

Provided, however, That any retailer may sell any article of merchandise at a price as low as the price set by any competitor in his trade area on merchandise which is identical or essentially the same, if such competitor's price is set in conformity with the foregoing provision. A retailer who thus reduces a price to meet a competitor's price as above defined shall not be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section if such retailer immediately notifies the nearest representative retail trade organization of such action and all facts pertinent thereto.

SECTION 2. Exceptions.——(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding Section, any retailer may sell at less than the prices specified above merchandise sold as bona fide clearance, if advertised, marked, and sold as such; merchandise sold upon the complete final liquidation of any business; merchandise sold in quantity on contract to public carriers, departments of government, hospitals, schools and colleges, clubs, hotels, and other institutions, not for resale and not for redistribution to individuals; merchandise sold or donated for charitable purposes or to unemployment relief agencies; and drugs or drug sundries sold to physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, or hospitals.
(b) Nothing in the provisions of the preceding Section shall be construed to prevent bona fide farmers' associations engaged in purchasing supplies and/or equipment for their membership from making patronage refunds to their membership.
(c) Where a bona fide premium or certificate representing a share in a premium is given away with any article the base upon which the minimum price of the article is calculated shall include the cost of the premium or share thereof.

ARTICLE IX. TRADE PRACTICES

All retailers shall comply with the following trade practices: 

SECTION 1. Advertising and selling methods.——(a) No retailer shall use advertising, whether printed, radio, or display or of any other nature, which is inaccurate in any material particular or misrepresents

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