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graph V above, it shall forth with notify the Adjutant General of the State having jurisdiction over the registrant (who in turn shall notify the Local Board of Origin if it be other than the Local Board which disposed of the case) and the Provost Marshal General of the action taken, using Forms 1021 A and B (sec. 316, p. 305).
XII. In forwarding deserters to military control under paragraphs (Va), (Vd), and (Ve) above, the following procedure will be adopted with reference to call numbers used on Forms 1029 (sec. 346, p. 252) and 1029 A and B (p. 253).
All wilful deserters forwarded to a military post, camp, or station shall be forwarded under call number “ Des." Nonwilful deserters who are forwarded to a mobilization camp with a contingent of men under general call will be forwarded under the call number for that call. Nonwilful deserters forwarded to mobilization camp at a time when no general call is in effect will be forwarded under call number “N. W. D.”
XIII. In cases of extreme and unusual hardship the provisions of section 139 may be invoked in the case of nonwilful deserters physically qualified for general military service or for special or limited military service or placed in the deferred remediable Group B.
Note 1.—It is the announced policy of the Department of Justice to prosecute vigorously all obstinate wilful deserters who can not be forwarded to mobilization camps under amended section 140, S. S. R., by reason of physical disability. Where Local Boards are of the opinion that the offense of wilful deserters who are physically disqualified is so flagrant as to demand punishment, they will call the case to the attention of the nearest United States district attorney. If such attorney refuses to prosecute, the Provost Marshal General's office should be advised, through the State Adjutant General, in order that the matter may be taken up with the Department of Justice and the district attorney properly instructed. (Circular letter, Aug. 13, 1918.)
B. TRANSFERRED CASES.
Section 141. Transfer of physical examination.
A registrant who is so far distant from his home when called to report to his Local Board for physical examination or when his physical examination is so imminent as to make it a hardship for him to report may, at his own expense, request of his Local Board, by mail or telegram, permission to be examined by the Local Board to which he is nearest (naming it). Upon receipt of such a request the Local Board of origin shall mail to the registrant an order to report to such Local Board of transfer for physical examination (using Form 1022, p. 213, but making the necessary correction thereon) and to the Local Board of transfer a request that he be so examined (using Form 1022 A, p. 244). Thereupon the Local Board of transfer shạil physically examine the registrant, and thereafter the procedure in regard to the registrant (so far as relates to physical examination) whose physical examination has so been transferred shall be the same as if he were originally a registrant of the Local Board of transfer. After all such procedure is completed the Local Board of transfer shall return to the Local Board of origin all three ·
copies of Form 1010 (p. 227), with a report of its finding and the report, if any, of the medical advisory board, and the report, if any, of the findings of the District Board of the jurisdiction of transfer. - Where the physical examination of the registrant has been transferred under the provisions of this section, the Local Board of origin shall take no further action concerning the registrant until the finding as to his physical examination by the Local Board of transfer has been received. In cases of undue delay, the Local Board of origin shall report such delay to the Adjutant General of the State for transmittal to the Provost Marshal General.
The finding as to physical qualification by the Local Board of transfer, or by the District Board having jurisdiction of the Local Board of transfer in case of appeal as to physical qualification, is binding upon the Local Board of origin; but if the Local Board of origin has any knowledge of any facts on account of which in its opinion the finding of the Local or District Board of transfer should be reviewed, it shall send a report of such facts together with a copy of Form 1010 (sec. 282, p. 227) to the Adjutant General of the State for transmittal to the Provost Marshal General, who will take such steps as may be necessary to cause a reexamination of the registrant if in his opinion the same be necessary. Section 142. Physical examination of persons residing abroad.
Either before or upon receiving a notice to report for physical examination, a registrant residing in a foreign country in a place too far for exacting a journey to the United States may, at his own expense, apply by mail, cable, or telegram to be physically examined by a near-by physician to be appointed by the American consul to make the examination. Thereupon the Local Board should forward to the applicant four copies of Form 1010 (p. 227) and a copy of these regulations. Upon receipt thereof the applicant shall present himself to the consul. The consul shall appoint a competent physician to make the examination and shall indorse the appointment upon the face of three copies of Form 1010 (p. 227). Thereupon the examination shall be made and the consul shall return the report of physical examination, in triplicate, to the Local Board. Upon receipt of such report, the Local Board may proceed to a decision as to the physical qualification of the registrant.
The foregoing rule does not apply to the places adjacent to the United States reasonably accessible. In such cases the registrant should return to his Local Board, or apply for a transfer of physical examination to a Local Board in the United States under the provisions of section 141.
Section 143. Mariners actually employed on the Great Lakes..
A mariner employed on the Great Lakes may apply to the Local Board which has called him to have his physical examination made by any board hereinafter named, and upon such application his Local Board may issue an order designating any Local ‘Board having jurisdiction in any of the following cities or towns or any division thereof to make such physical examination:
Buffalo, N. Y.; Erie, Pa.; Conneaut, Ashtabula, Fairport, Painesville, Cleveland, Lorain, Huron, Toledo, and Sandusky, Ohio; De
troit, Marquette, and Escanaba, Mich.; Ashland, Superior, Sheboygan, and Milwaukee, Wis.; Duluth and Two Harbors, Minn.; Chicago, Ill.; Gary, Ind.
The order should state that any Local Board having jurisdiction in any of the above cities or any division thereof may make the examination instead of stating that any particular board may make the examination.
Section 141. Transfer of Classification.
Any registrant who is so far distant from his Local Board as to make it a hardship for him to respond to and comply with notices and requirements to perform any duty or duties under the Selective Service Law and these Regulations, or who expects thereafter to be at such distance, may apply to his Local Board to have his classification and all future procedure in respect of bim transferred to another Local Board and support his application with such evidence of necessity as he cares to submit.
Before making such application the Questionnaire of the registrant must in all cases be submitted to the Local Board of origin.
Upon receipt of such an application the Local Board of origin shall consider the application, and, if it appears to be meritorious, shall issue an order permitting classification to be made by another Local Board and shall notify both the registrant and the Local Board of transfer on Form 1023 (sec. 296, p. 245). The Local Board of origin shall then make an exact duplicate of the Cover Sheet, shall write at the top of both original and duplicate of the Cover Sheet the word “ Transferred" and shall forward to the Local Board of transfer the Questionnaire and original cover sheet, retaining in its own files the duplicate of the cover sheet.
Very great care should be taken by Local Boards to whom applications for transfer are made to insure that the application is not made for the purpose of evading military service. Transfer should be granted only where hardship would follow its refusal. If the board is in doubt as to the good faith of a request it may transfer the case to a board located near the one to which transfer is requested rather than to the board to which transfer is requested.
The Local Board of transfer shall receive the Questionnaire of the registrant, but it shall not change the stamped Local Board designation on the first sheet thereof. The jurisdiction of transfer (both Local and District Board) shall then proceed to a classification in all respects as though the case had originated within its jurisdiction, except that:
(1) The case shall not be entered on the same Classification List as that for persons within the jurisdiction of transfer but each Local Board shall keep a separate Classification List for cases transferred to it in which all entries shall be made in red ink. In the box preceding the caption, “ Classification List," shall be entered the word “Transferred.” In column 29, opposite the name of each registrant whose case has been transferred, shall be entered the designation of the board from which it was transferred.
(2) When final classification is made, a copy of Form 1007 (p. 224) in respect of every transferred registrant shall be mailed to the Local Board of origin from which he was transferred. (See sec. 110.)
(3) Transferred registrants shall not be called for military service (see Part VII) by a Local Board of transfer in the order in which their order numbers would send them if they were registered in the jurisdiction of transfer, but they shall be cailed by the Local Board of transfer only when the mobilization of any such registrant is transferred by the Local Board of origin in accordance with paragraph 4 of this section.
(4) A registrant whose classification has been transferred in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not be called for military service by the Local Board of transfer, but shall be called for military service by the Local Board of origin when his class and order number are reached. The induction into military service of such a registrant shall be effected by his Local Board of origin, except that mobilization of such a registrant may be transferred as in case of any other registrant as provided in section 176. Section 115. Suspension of action on transfer of classification.
When a case has been transferred from a Local Board of origin to another Local Board, for classification, the Local Board of origin shall not treat the registrant as a delinquent or deserter or take any action concerning him until it has received the report (Form 1007, p. 224) from the Local Board of transfer.
A Local Board of transfer to which a case has been transferred for classification shall immediately upon final classification of the transferred registrant send its report (Form 1007, p. 224) to the Local Board of origin.
In a case of undue delay in the receipt of Form 1007 from the Local Board of transfer the Local Board of origin shall report such delay to The Adjutant General of the State for transmittal to the Provost Marshal General.
The classification by the Local Board of transfer or by the District Board having jurisdiction of the Local Board of transfer is binding upon the Local and District Boards of origin, but if a Local or District Board of origin has any knowledge of any facts on account of which in its opinion the classification made by the Local or District Board of transfer should be reviewed it shall report such facts to the Adjutant General of the State for transmittal to the Provost Marshal General, who will take such steps as may be necessary to cause the Questionnaire and other records in possession of the Local Board of transfer to be forwarded to him and to cause the reclassification of the registrant, or an appeal to the President, if in his opinion the same be necessary. Section 146. Entry of transferred cases on classification lists of
Local Boards of origin. When a case is transferred for classification, the Local Board of origin shall retain the name of the registrant on the Classification List and shall note in column 29 in red ink, opposite the registrant's name, the name of the Local Board to which the case has been transferred and the date of transfer.
When the copy of Form 1007 is received by the Local Board of origin, as prescribed in section 145 hereof, the Local Board of origin
shall enter on its Classification List the classification made by the Local or District Boards of transfer. (See sec. 144 (2).)
When the order of call of such transferred persons is reached by the Local Board of origin, such persons shall be called for military service, as provided in section 158 g hereof. (See sec. 144 (3).) Section 147. Registrants absent from the jurisdiction of their
Local Boards may, under certain circumstances, be sent to a mobilization camp with the contingent of another
Local Board. Superseded by section 176. Section 148. Sending men whose cases have been transferred,
and men who apply or are ordered to be sent with contingents of other Local Boards to military camps or sta
tions. Superseded by section 176. C. SPECIAL CASES OF INDUCTION INTO MILITARY
SERVICE. Section 119. Induction into military service of technical and
other experts and of registrants highly skilled in some
special line of work. Superseded by sections 158-C, 158–D, and 158–E, Part VII. Section 150. Induction into military service out of order.
Prior to the time of making the prescribed entry in column 24 of the classification list or to the mailing of Form 1028 or Form 1014 (order to report for military duty) in respect of him, any registrant, not an alien enemy, regardless of his classification or order number, may be inducted immediately into military service on his own written request under any call announced by the Provost Marshal General by complying with the following requirements:
() If he is in Class I, he shall file a waiver of his order number.
(1) If he is in Class II, III, or IV, he shall file with his Local Board a waiver of all claims of deferred classification.
(c) If he is in Class IV, on the ground of dependency, he must accompany his application and waiver with a waiver from those persons in behalf of whom he was so placed in Class IV and who executed the supporting affidavit in his Questionnaire.
(d) If he is in a deferred class on the ground of being in a necessary industry, occupation, or employment, including agriculture, the Local Board shall delay accepting his application for induction for three full days and immediately notify the nearest United States Employment Service Agent that the registrant has applied for voluntary induction.
Upon receipt of such application and waiver, or after the expiration of said period of three full days, as the case may be, unless the registrant has withdrawn his request for voluntary induction, the Local Board shall examine him physically and, if he is found qualified for induction under the call, shall accept his application for induction, and induct him into military service in the manner preEcribed in Part VII.