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Board for military duty has been issued, no request again to place him on the Emergency Fleet Classification List can be considered.
Forms 1024 and 1025 vill be found in Sections 297 and 298, but no printed forms will be furnished.
Note 1.-By telegram B 2144, July 20, 1918, the provisions of subparagraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this section, relating to the rendering of monthly reports of continued employment and the checking of the Emergency Fleet Classification List and tho removal therefrom of registrants not so reported, were indefinitely suspended. This suspension does not authorize the removal of registrants from the Emergency Fleet Classification List except in conformity with the regulations as contained in subparagraphs (a) and (d) concerning registrants who have
been discharged or removed from the employment. Section 155. Omcers of the Navy or the Emergency Meet
Corporation to number reports and requests serially and
to keep a file of the same. The reports and requests concerning registrants engaged in the building or fitting of ships are to be made on postal card fornis. Each officer authorized by section 153 to make such reports and requests shall keep copies thereof, which shall be serially numbered and the number of each such report or request shall be entered on the original and the copy thereof under the-caption “Emergency Fleet Report (or Request) No. —" in the upper left-hand corner of the card.
Section 1551. Mariners and mariners in training under super
vision of the Shipping Board. Sections 152 to 155, inclusive, “D," Part VI of the Selective Service Regulations, are hereby modified to include registrants in training for or actually in service as mariners under the general suporvision of the Recruiting Service of the United States Shipping Board.
Immediately upon receipt from the director of said Recruitin Service, the section chief of any of the navigation or engineering schools of said service, or the supervisor of any of the training ships or training stations of said service, of a request (Form 1024 therefor) that any duly designated registrant be placed upon the Emergency Fleet Classification List, the Local Board in which such registrant is registered shall forthwith enter the name of such registrant on the Emergency Fleet Classification List, all and similar as provided moro particularly in Section 153 for registrants therein specified; and further, the Local Board immediately upon receipt of a request freni said director, section chief, or supervisor shall forth with issue a permit for a passport to a registrant so entered on said list.
The above-mentioned officers of said Recruiting Service and reistrants under their general supervision shall have all rights under and be bound by all the provisions of said Sections 152 to 155, inclusive, the same as if specifically mentioned therein, and all reports and forms specified therein shall be adopted therefor. (C. S. S. R., No. 2, Jan. 25, 1918.)
Note 1.-General telegrams E 1948 of July 23 and E 2006 of August 1, 1918, suspending the operation of Emergency Fleet
listing of Class I men qualified for general military service until
Note 2.See note 1 under section 152.
Note 3.–Local Boards should issue without delay permits to depart from the United States to registrants placed on the Emergency Fleet List under section 155j upon proper request, made by proper officials of the recruiting service of the United States Shipping Board (Telegram B 1894, July 5, 1918).
(E) PERMISSION FOR REGISTRANTS TO DEPART FROM
THE UNITED STATES.
Section 156.- Permission for registrants to depart from the
(a) When any registrant desires to depart from the United States, he should apply to his Local Board for a permit. The Local Board shall consider the application, and if the applicant is not likely to be called during the period of the proposed absence, or if the Board is otherwise assured that the issuance of the permit will not result in evasion of or interference with the execution of the law, the Local Board shall, except as hereinafter provided, take from the applicant a statement of his address while absent and an engagement to keep himself informed of any call that may be made upon him and to return immediately upon call. Thereupon, the Local Board shall issue the permit. "In the case of a registrant classified in Class V, on the ground of alienage, the Local Board shall not require either a statement of his address while absent or an engagement to keep himself informed of any call that may be made upon him and to return immediately upon call.
(b) The form for an application for a permit (Form 1026) will be found in section 299, page 248, but no printed form will be furnished. The form for the permit (Form 1027) will be found in section 300, page 249. Printed copies of this form will be furnished to Local Boards. When such a permit is obtained by a registrant, it should be forwarded by him to the State Department, together with his application for å passport if he is a citizen of the United States, or for a permit from the State Department if he is an alien,
(c) Although the President's regulations of August 8; 1918, issued in pursuance of the act approved May 22, 1918, do not require of persons other than hostile aliens passports or permits from the State Department to go to Canada or Bermuda, registrants going to Canada or Bermuda are required, nevertheless, to obtain permits from their Local Boards authorizing their departure from the country. Such a permit in the case of a person other than a hostile alien should be retained in the registrant's possession in order that it may be exhibited to the proper officials at the place of departure. Hostile aliens
must obtain permits from the State Department for all departures from the United States.
(d) If the applicant is so far distant from his own Local Board that it would work hardship for him to apply thereto for a permit, he may apply to the nearest Local Board to investigate his case, and at his expense, to telegraph or write to his Local Board for authority to issue the permit upon a recommendation as to the advisability of issuing it. Upon receipt of such authority the Local Board to which registrant applies may issue the permit.
(e) When a registrant has enlisted in the military service of a cobelligerent of the United States, in accordance with section 151, and is leaving the United States, either accompanied by an officer of the army of the country in which he has enlisted or in a group of recruits for such army, he is not required to obtain the permit of his Local Board to leave the country. Such a registrant shall at the time of leaving the country present either a certificate of final classification showing that he has been classified in Class V, or a special certificate issued in accordance with section 151 granting him permission to enlist.
(f) Local Boards shall issue, upon application, permits under this section to registrants classified in Class V, divisions f, j, k, or l. A registrant who has been classified in Class IV, division b, as a mariner in accordance with section 79, paragraph (6) is not required to obtain a permit from his Local Board in order to depart from the United States.
(g) Ordinarily a permit to depart from the United States should not be granted to a registrant before his final classification, but a Local Board is authorized to issue a permit to depart from the United States to a registrant who has not been finaly classified, provided he has submitted a Questionnaire, upon which, together with the application on Form 1026 (p. 248), the board may determine whether the permit to depart from the United States should be issued. If a registrant who has not been furnished a Questionnaire applies-for such permit, the Local Board shall furnish him a Questionnaire and on its return shall proceed in accordance with the above. If the registrant claims deferred classification on the ground that he is totally and permanently physically disqualified for military service the Local Board shall proceed immediately to have the registrant examined physically.
(h) If any registrant of a class with respect to age which the President has not directed shall be called for classification (that is be furnished with Questionnaires), and drafted for military service, applies for a permit under this section and has been furnished á Questionnaire to be submitted to the Local Board for consideration in connection with his application for a permit, he shall not be finally classified or called for military service until, under the President's direction, the class of registrants with respect to age of which he is a member has been called for classification.
Note 1.-If a citizen of the United States desires to depart from the United States, he must obtain a passport. If an alien wishes to depart from the United States, he must obtain a permit from the Secretary of State. By section 12 of the President's regulations of Aug
promulgated in pursuance of the act approved May
led "An act to prevent in time
of war departure from or entry into the United States contrary to public safety," it is provided that no person registered or subject to registration for military service shall depart from the United States without the consent of the Secretary of War or of such person or persons as he may appoint to give such consent, and that the Secretary of State shall issue no passport or permit entitling such persons to depart from the United States without satisfactory evidence of such consent.
Accordingly the Secretary of War has appointed the Local Boards to give consent to the departure of registrants from the United States in accordance with this section.
Note 2.- Local Boards are advised that when a registrant has been classified in a deferred class (Class II, III, IV, or V), the presumption is that his application for a Local Board's permit to depart from the United States should be acted upon favorably, unless the board has knowledge of special circumstances which indicate that the issuance of the permit will result in an evasion of or interference with the Selective Service Law.
Note 3.See note 3 to section 1551.
F. RULES RELATING TO CITIZENS OR SUBJECTS OF
COUNTRIES WITH WHICH THE UNITED STATES CON-
Section 156A. Suspension of involuntary induction of British
registrants (ineluding Canadians). The conventions concluded between this country and Great Britain and Canada, effective July 30, 1918, prescribe limited periods within which certain British subjects (including Canadians) may enlist or enroll in the British or Canadian forces or leave this country for military service in such forces.
In order to comply with the terms of these conventions, the involuntary induction of those British subjeets (including Canadians) hereinafter specified, whether they are declarants or nondeclarants, and whether unclassified or classified in Class I, II, III, IV, or V, shall be suspended for the period of time hereinafter prescribed.
(c) The involuntary induction of every such registrant of the Class of June, 1917, and every such registrant of the Class of Junc, 1918 required to register on June 5, 1918, shall be suspended until and including September 28, 1918.
(6) The involuntary induction of every such registrant of the Class of June, 1918 required to register on August 24, 1918, pursuant to the proclamation of the President dated August 13, 1918, shall be suspended until and including September 23, 1918.
(c) The involuntary induction of every such registrant of the Class of September, 1918, who registered on September 12, 1918, and who on that day was between 20 and 44
both inclusive, shall be suspended until and including October 12, 1918.
(d) The involuntary induction of every such registrant of the Class of September, 1918, who registers after September 12, 1918, and who on the date of registration is between 20 and 44 years of
age, both inclusive, shall be suspended for a period of 30 days after the date of registration.
Involuntary induction of any such registrant shall not by virtue of the provisions of this section be suspended beyond the date above named applicable to such registrant, but thereafter such registrant shall become subject to military service and entitled to exemption and discharge therefrom under the laws and regulations from time to time in force in the United States in the same manner as a citizen of the United States. No claim for exemption or deferred classification on the ground of alienage shall be entertained or granted in respect of any such registrant. The previous classification of any such registrant in Class V on the ground of alienage shall be caniceled. He shall thereafter have the right to have his case reopened and to file a claim for deferred classification and proof in support thereof within a reasonable time and shall be reclassified in the same manner as a citizen of the United States.
Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such registrant who, before proceeding to the United States, was ordinarily resident in a place in the British Dominions where the law does not impose compulsory military service. The only portions of the British Dominions in which the law now imposes compulsory military service are England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Grenada.
Note 1. The term “involuntary induction ” includes any in
duction except upon voluntary application of the registrant. Section 156B. Registration cards of British subjects to be made
available for inspection of British and Canadian authorities. The registration cards of all British subjects (including Canadians) specified in subparagraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d), Section 156A, shall be removed by each Local Board from the file of registration cards and shall be placed in a separate file. Such cards shall remain in a separate file, where each shall be made available for inspection by properly accredited representatives of the British and Canadian Recruiting Mission until and including the day specified in Section 156A, after which involuntary induction shall not be suspended.
The statement of a registrant on his registration card that he is a subject of Great Britain or a Canadian shall be sufficient evidence of his nationality unless the Local Board is satisfied that such a statement is untrue.