CHAPTER 247

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS the President of the United States of America has by proclamation set aside July 1, 1941, as a second registration day under the Selective Training and Service Act ;

WHEREAS it is the duty of every adult male citizen to maintain our free society by discharging his obligations of military training and service;

WHEREAS nearly eighteen hundred young men in the State of Delaware have reached the age of twenty-one since last October 16, the date of the first registration; and

WHEREAS the President has specifically called upon the governors of the several states and territories and all officers and agents of the states and territories, and political subdivisions thereof, and all local boards and agents thereof appointed under the provisions of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 to do and perform all acts and services necessary to accomplish effective and complete registration.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby PROCLAIM the following:

1. The second registration under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 shall take place in the State of Delaware on the first day of July, 1941, between the hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p.m.

2. Every male citizen of the United States and every male alien residing in the State of Delaware, except those exempted by the President's Proclamation, is hereby required to present himself for and submit to registration before a duly designated registration official or Selective Service board in the area in which he has his permanent home, or in which he may happen to be on that day ;

(a) If such person on or before July 1, 1941, and subsequent to October 16, 1940, has attained the age of twenty-one and has not heretofore been registered; or

(b) If such person on October 16, 1940, had attained his twenty-first birthday and had not attained his thirty-sixth birthday, and has not heretofore been registered under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.

3. I call upon the people of the State of Delaware and officers and agents of the State, and any of its political subdivisions, to give all necessary aid and assistance to the Selective Service local boards of the state in conducting a successful registration.

4. I shall deem it a discharge of a patriotic obligation if all newspapers, radio stations, and other disseminators of public information give full and complete publicity to the facts of registration on July 1, 1941 in order that all eligible males will place their names on the Selective Service lists.

5. In order that there may be complete cooperation, I urge all employers and governmental agencies of all kinds to give those under their charge sufficient time in which to fulfill the obligations of registration.

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 twenty-seventh day of June, in the year of our Lord

(GREAT SEAL) one thousand nine hundred and forty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-fifth.