CHAPTER 261

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS the President of the United States has by proclamation set aside April 27, 1942, as a fourth registration day under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended;

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, as amended, or the Selective Service Regulations prescribed thereunder, 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 fourth registration under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, shall take place in the State of Delaware on the twenty-seventh day of April, 1942, between the hours of 7:00 a. in. and 9:00 p. in.

2. Every male citizen of the United States and every other male person, 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 local board in the area in which he has his permanent home, or in which he may happen to be on that day, if such male citizen or other male person on February 16, 1942 has attained the forty-fifth anniversary of the day of his birth and on April 27, 1942, has not attained the sixty-fifth anniversary of the day of his birth, and has not heretofore been registered under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, and the regulations thereunder.

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 April 27, 1942, 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 eighth day of April, in the year of our Lord,

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

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.