CHAPTER 489

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS the President of the United States has proclaimed the Initial Registration under the Selective Service Act of 1948; 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 which, and agents thereof who, may be appointed under the provisions of the Selective Service Act of 1948 or the regulations which may be 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 registration of male citizens of the United States and other male persons residing in the United States who shall have attained the eighteenth anniversary of the day of their birth and who shall have not attained the twenty-sixth anniversary of the day of their birth shall take place in the State of Delaware between the hours of 8:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. on the day or days hereinafter designated for their registration, as follows:

August 30

August 31 or September 1 September 2 or 3 September 4 or 7 September 8 or 9 September 10 or 11 September 13 or 14 September 15 or 16

Men born in 1922, after August 30, 1922 Men born in 1923 Men born in 1924 Men born in 1925 Men born in 1926 Men born in 1927 Men born in 1928 Men born in 1929

September 17 or 18 Men born in 1930

before September 19, 1930

Persons who were born on or after September 19, 1930, shall be registered on the day they attain the eighteenth anniversary of the day of their birth, or within five days thereafter.

2. (a) Every male citizen of the United States and every other male person residing in the United States other than persons excepted by section 6 (a) of title 1 of the Selective Service Act of 1948 and who shall have attained the eighteenth anniversary of the day of his birth and who shall have not attained the twenty-sixth anniversary of the day of his birth on the day or any of the days fixed herein for his registration is required to and shall on that day or any of those days present himself for and submit to registration before a duly designated registration official or Selective Service Local Board having jurisdiction in the area in which he has his permanent home or in which he may happen to be on that day or any of those days.

(b) A person subject to registration may be registered after the day or days fixed for his registration in case he is prevented from registering on that day or any of those days by circumstances beyond his control. If he is unable to present himself for and submit to registration during the day or days fixed for his registration he shall do so as soon as possible after the cause for such inability ceases to exist.

(c) The places for registrations and the persons to conduct such registrations will hereafter be designated in their respective areas by the Selective Service Local Boards.

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

4. 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.

5. 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 in order that all eligible males will place their names on the Selective Service lists.

6. 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 incumbent upon them under the Selective Service Act of 1948 and the President's Proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware have hereunto set my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Delaware has been hereunto affixed by the Secretary of

(GREAT SEAL) State, at Dover, on the sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-third.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.