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A MANUAL OF LAW
FOR USE BY
Advisory Boards for Registrants
Appointed Pursuant to the
(APPROVED SEPTEMBER 16)
Compiled by the
COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DEFENSE
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Con
1st Edition December 1940
Selective Service Circular No. 2
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON · 1940
DEPOSITED BY THE
JAN 29 '41
5. Payments -
C. Administration of the act.
E. Other legislation.
Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.----
National Guard Act (Public Resolution No. 96, 76th Cong.)
Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940.,
National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940.
By C. A. DYKSTRA, Director of Selective Service
To the Members and Associate Members of Advisory Boards for Registrants:
I gratefully acknowledge the splendid volunteer services of the Committee on National Defense of the American Bar Association in the preparation of “A Manual of Law for Use by Advisory Boards for Registrants appointed pursuant to the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940." Realizing the value of such manual to the busy lawyers of the country, who are rendering voluntary service in advising and assisting registrants and their dependents with respect to problems incident to the operation of selective service, I have directed that this manual be printed and distributed among members of the advisory boards for registrants.
In recognizing and accepting this manual as a practical medium of information as to the operative steps of selective service and other matters of vital concern to registrants incident to their probable induction, and to their dependents, it is deemed advisable to caution members of advisory boards for registrants that the manual is not designed to modify or enlarge the provisions of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 or any of the regulations prescribed under the act. Nor is it designed to modify other acts, the provisions of which it purports to explain. As stated by the Committee on National Defense of the American Bar Association the manual “reflects the wholly unofficial opinions and interpretations of a private association of lawyers,” but as further stated, “it affords nevertheless a practical means of equipping the bar generally for its indispensable assistance to persons affected by the operations of selective service."
It is hoped that with the aid of the manual members of advisory boards for registrants will be enabled to get a quicker, as well as more comprehensive, grasp of the selective service law and regulations, and of other laws having a direct or indirect relation to the problems of selective service, and be thereby better equipped both in an official capacity and in their individual capacity as lawyers to render to registrants and their dependents such advice and assistance as will promote necessary morale in the great undertaking of manpower procurement.