CHAPTER 340 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Congress has enacted and the President of the United States has approved the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, which declares that it is imperative to increase and train the personnel of the armed forces of the United States, and that in a free society the obligations and privileges of military training and service should be shared generally in accordance with a fair and just system of selective compulsory military training and service; and

WHEREAS, the said act contains, in part, the following provisions:

Sec. 2. Except as otherwise provided in this act, it shall be the duty of every male citizen of the United States, and of every male alien residing in the United States, who, on the day or days fixed, for the first or any subsequent registration, is between the ages of 21 and 36, to present himself for and submit to registration at such time or times and place or places, and in such manner and in such age group or groups, as shall be determined by rules and regulations prescribed hereunder.

Sec. 5 (A) Commissioned officers, warrant officers, pay clerks, and enlisted men of the regular Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the public health service, the Federally recognized active National Guard, the Officers' Reserve Corps, the Regular Army Reserve, the Enlisted Reserve Corps, the Naval Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve; Cadets, United States Military Academy; midshipmen, United States Naval Academy; cadets, United States Coast Guard Academy; men who have been accepted for admittance (commencing with the academic year next succeeding such acceptance) to the United States Military Academy as cadets, to the United States Naval Academy as midshipmen, or to the United States Coast Guard Academy as cadets, but only during the continuance of such acceptance; cadets of the advanced course, senior division, Reserve Officers' Training Corps or Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and diplomatic representatives, technical attaches of foreign embassies and legations, consuls general, consuls, vice consuls, and consular agents of foreign countries, residing in the United States, who are not citizens of the United States, and who have not declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, shall not be required to be registered under section 2 and shall be relieved from liability for training and service under Section 3 (B).

"Sec. 10 (a) — The President is authorized (1) to prescribe the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this act;

"(4) To utilize the services of any or all departments and any and all officers or agents of the United States and to accept the services of all officers and agents of the several States, Territories and the District of Columbia and subdivisions thereof in the execution of this act;

"Sec. 14 (a) — Every person shall be deemed to have notice of the requirements of this act upon publication by the President of a proclamation or other public notice fixing a time for any registration under Section 2."

AND, WHEREAS, the President of the United States, by proclamation dated the 16th day of September, A. D., 1940, has fixed the time for registration provided by said Act, and has prescribed the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of said act.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the following;

1. The first registration in Delaware under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 shall take place on Wednesday, the sixteenth day of October, 1940, between the hours of 7 A. M. and 9 P. M.

2. Every male person (other than persons excepted by Section 5 (A) of the aforesaid act) who is a citizen of the United States and of Delaware or an alien residing in the United States or in Delaware and who, on the registration date fixed herein, has attained the twenty-first anniversary of the day of his birth and has not attained the thirty-sixth anniversary of the day of his birth, is required to present himself for and submit to registration.

Every such person who is within the continental United States on the registration date fixed herein shall on that date present himself for and submit to registration at the duly designated place of registration within the precinct, district or registration area in which he has his permanent home or in which he may happen to be on that date.

Every such person who is not within the continental United States on the registration date fixed herein shall within five days after his return to the continental United States present himself for and submit to registration. Regulations will be prescribed hereafter providing for special registration of those who on account of sickness or other causes beyond their control are unable to present themselves for registration at the designated places of registration on the registration date fixed herein.

3. Every person subject to registration is required to familiarize himself with the rules and regulations governing registration and to comply therewith.

4. The Adjutant-General of Delaware, William Berl, Jr., of Wilmington, Delaware, be and he hereby is designated as State Director of Selective Service and Major John J. Dugan of Wilmington, Delaware, be and he hereby is designated as Assistant State Director for Selective Service.

5. I hereby appoint and designate the following members of the Medical Advisory Board to serve without compensation: Medical Advisory Board No. 1:

Speer, Wm. H.

Flinn, Lewis B.

King, Allen V.

LaMotte, W. 0.

Vallett, Brice S.

Flinn, I. M., Jr.

Davies, T. H.

Phillips, L. D.

Jefferis, C. R., Jr.

Medical Advisory Board II

Lenderman, E. H.

Miller, E. R.

Chipman, I. L.

Mayerberg, E. R.

Anderson, L. W.

Shands, A. R.

Uhler, C. L

Brown, J. D., Jr.

Medical Advisory Board III

Wilson, H. V. P.

Worden, Stanley

Mayerberg, I. W.

Stack, Walter 0.

Medical Advisory Board IV

Washburn, N. R.

Elliott, J. Roscoe

Marshall, S. M. D.

Cannon, Chas. R.

Surgery

Internal Medicine

Dermatology

Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

Urology

Orthopaedics

Psychiatry

Tuberculosis Dentistry

Dentistry

Surgery

Internal Medicine

Dermatology

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

Urology

Orthopaedics

Psychiatry

Dentistry

Surgery

Internal Medicine

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

Dentistry

Surgery

Internal Medicine

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

Dentistry

6. I hereby designate and appoint the following members of Advisory Boards for Registrants to serve without compensation:

Local Board No. I:

William H. Foulk

H. Albert Young

Joseph A. L. Errigo

Local Board No. II:

Leslie H. Gluckman

Howard Duane

Charles F. Richards

Local Board No. III:

Charles Stewart Lynch

Thomas M. Keith

John J. Morris, Jr.

Local Board No. IV:

George C. Hering, Jr.

Louis L. Redding

William Prickett

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Local Board No. I:

Harry K. Hoch

Sidney Hoffman

Edward Cooch

Local Board No. II:

Benjamin N. Brown

Albert W. James

W. Thomas Knowles

KENT COUNTY

Local Board No. I:

Thomas C. Frame

Hon. John P. LeFevre

Howard E. Lynch, Jr.

Local Board No. II:

Ernest V. Keith

Charles L. Harmonson

Max Terry

SUSSEX COUNTY

Local Board No. I:

James B. Carey

Robert Houston

Charles W. Cullen

Local Board No. II:

Caleb M. Wright

Howard W. Bramhall

George M. Fisher

7. I hereby designate and appoint the regularly appointed election officers to effect such registration without compensation and further I designate and appoint the regularly designated voting place in each election district of the State as the places of registration under said Act, each of such places to receive no compensation for its use during such registration, and I further require each of such places of registration to display the flag of the United States as well as the white flag required by statute.

8. In order that there may be full cooperation in carrying into effect the purposes of said act, I urge all employers, and government agencies of all kinds—Federal, State and local—to give those under their charge sufficient time off without loss of compensation in which to fulfill the obligation of registration incumbent on them under the said Act.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this 28th day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.