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INDUCTION AND MOBILIZATION. Section 157. Authority of the Provost Marshal General.
The Provost Marshal General is charged with the mobilization of selected men and with all matters relating to their assemblage, entrainment, and transportation until their arrival at a mobilization camp, which includes supervision of the preparation of schedules for entrainment and transportation, and is authorized to issue all necessary directions and orders concerning the same.
Section 157 A. Notification of calls.
The Provost Marshal General shall, by an induction telegram, notify the Governor of the State to furnish, at a specified time or times and place or places, the number of men called from the State as hereinafter provided, whereupon the Governor of the State shall notify each Local Board of the State of the exact number of selected men to be furnished by such Local Board, and of the date, place, and the hour of entrainment.
Section 157B. Call numbers.
A call number is the designation from which the particular duty and mobilization point of a drafted man can be determined. A call number applies to a particular kind of duty and to a particular mobilization camp, and can not be interchanged between duties and mobilization camps. In all inductions the call number announced by the Provost Marshal General shall be the number used on Forms 1029 and 1029 A and B.
All calls made by the Provost Marshal General (sec. 157a) upon one or more States requiring Local Boards (of such States) to furnish their respective numbers of registrants, whether specially qualified and inducted for special service in a definite limited number, or as part of a general call, and whether made up or to be made up of registrants voluntarily or involuntarily inducted out of order or not, shall be serially numbered in accordance with the chronological order of such calls. Any general call shall be designated by suffixing to the number the letter “ G.”
All calls for registrants to be inducted into the Army will be designated by prefixing to the call number the letter "A"; all calls for registrants to be inducted into the Navy will be designated by prefixing to the call number the letter "N"; all calls for registrants to be inducted into the Marine Corps will be designated by prefixing to the call number the letter "M."
Local Boards will be held strictly responsible for the proper use of the call numbers as announced by the Provost Marshal General and are required to place the proper call number on all copies of
Forms 1029 and 1029 A and B prepared by them. The absence of the call number on any Form 1029 or 1029 A and B may delay the acceptance of the selected man at the mobilization camp and the allowance of the credit to the Local Board concerned for the man so inducted, and may also result in delay in payment of such selected man for the military services rendered. Section 1570. Calls to be filled but not exceeded.
All calls for the induction and entrainment of selected men issued in accordance with these regulations shall be filled but not exceeded, and the Local Board shall be held responsible for the filling of any deficiency in the total number of men called under the call within 48 hours of the date of entrainment. Section 157D. Reports of entrainment.
Each Local Board shall daily forward to the Adjutant General of the State by mail on Form 2013 (see instructions printed on Form 2013) (sec. 343, p. 301) a report of the number of men inducted or entrained, as the case may be, under each call, and the Adjutant General of the State shall report daily by telegraph to the Provost Marshal General the total number of men entrained under each call except individual calls issued as provided in section 158F. Section 158. Kind of calls. There shall be six kinds of calls:
(f) Individual. Section 158A. General calls.
A “ general call” is a call for men to be selected and inducted in sequence of class and order numbers.
(1) How made.-A general call will be made by the Provost Marshal General on one or more States by a telegram of which the following is a type form: Induction telegram number fifty-one period.
General number A five hundred eighty-one G upon your State is hereby announced as follows colon: During the five day period beginning May twentieth complete the entrainment of one thousand white men physically qualified for general military service for Camp Meade comma, Admiral comma, Maryland period. Acknowledge.
Crowder. Note.—This form covers a general call for the Army of 1,000 white men physically qualified for general military service to be entrained for Camp Meade, Admiral, Md., during the five
day period beginning May 20, under call No. A 581–6. (2) Authority and duties of Governor.-On receipt of a general call the Governor shall immediately proceed to—
(a) Allocate said call among one or more Local Boards within his jurisdiction in such manner as will produce the required number (the
allotment) of men from within the class or classes designated by the President as the “ quota basis," who possess the physical qualifications specified in the call, of the color and at the time specified, and in such manner as will maintain an equality of contribution among the several Local Boards within his jurisdiction.
(6) Call upon each Local Board to which an allotment has been maile for its respective allotment. The telegraph shall be used only in case of emergency. If any readjustment of the original allotment is made the Governor shall notify the Local Boards concerned.
(c) Forward to the Provost Marshal General a statement showing the allotment made to each Local Board. If any readjustment of the original allotment is made the Governor shall notify the Provost Marshal General of the revised allotment.
(d) Confer with the representative of the United States Railroad Administration within the State and arrange for proper transportation schedules.
(e) Notify each Local Board to which an allotment has been made of the train schedules and transportation arrangements.
(f) Notify the commanding officer of the mobilization camp of the number of selected men to arrive under the call, together with the date and hour of arrival and the name of the Local Boards forwarding each contingent.
(3) Authority and duties of Local Board.-On receipt of a general call the Local Board shall immediately proceed to select in sequence of order numbers a sufficient number of men classified in the class or classes designated by the President as the “ quota basis," of the color specified, who possess the physical qualifications specified in the call, to fill its allotment, and shall proceed with the induction and mobilization of such selected men in the manner hereinafter provided.
Section 158B. Voluntary calls.
A “ voluntary call” is a call which will permit registrants to be inducted immediately into military service upon their own application when there is a specific need for men of their qualifications.
(1) How made.-A voluntary call will be made by the Provost Marshal General on one or more States in the following manner:
(a) Preliminary voluntary call.-A preliminary voluntary call will be made by the Provost Marshal General on one or more States for the listing of registrants who desire to volunteer for immediate service in a particular corps or department of the military service in which there is specific need for men of their qualifications. This preliminary voluntary call will state the occupational or educational qualifications, physical requirements, and color of the registrants who may enroll as volunteers, and will contain a brief statement of the duties which the volunteers will be called upon to perform.
The Governor shall give the widest publicity to these opportunities for voluntary induction and shall transmit the preliminary voluntary call to each Local Board within his jurisdiction.
The Local Board shall give the widest publicity to these opportunities for voluntary induction and shall list the name, order number, and serial number of each registrant possessing the requisite qualifications who applies for induction. Applications for volunteers shall
be taken on Form 2014 (section 344, p. 303), and in case the registrant desiring to volunteer is classified in a deferred class he shall file with the Local Board at the time of making application the waivers provided in section 150. If the registrant desiring to volunteer is in a deferred class on the ground of being in a necessary industry, occupation, or employment, including agriculture, the Local Board shall immediately notify the nearest United States Employment Service agent as provided in section 150. If the registrant desiring to volunteer has not been examined physically, the Local Board shall proceed forth with to examine him physically.
A registrant who has volunteered shall not be permitted to withdraw his application except as provided in sections 80 and 150, nor shall he be released by the Local Board for enlistment in any branch of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, nor shall he be inducted under any other call which may be made on the Local Board within a period of 10 days from the date designated by the Provost Marshal General for the closing of the volunteer period. Local Boards shall not induct any registrant who volunteers under a preliminary voluntary call until the receipt of further directions from the Governor. A preliminary voluntary call is not a call for induction into military service and no assurance can be given any registrant who volunteers that he will be called for military service. Local Boards should, therefore, advise registrants who volunteer not to sever their connection with civilian occupations until the order to report for military duty has been issued.
On the date to be designated by the Provost Marshal General in the preliminary voluntary call the opportunity for volunteering shall be closed and each Local Board shall report to the Governor the total number of registrants of each occupation covered by the preliminary voluntary call who have volunteered. This report must be sent so as to reach the Governor within 12 hours after the close of the volunteer period. The telegraph may be used when authorized by the Governor.
Immediately upon receipt of returns from Local Boards and within 24 hours after the close of the volunteer period the Governor shall notify the Provost Marshal General by telegraph of the total number of registrants within the State who have volunteered under each occupation covered by the preliminary voluntary call.
(b) Final call.–Upon receipt of the reports from the Goveraors of the respective States, the Provost Marshal General will allocate the call to the respective States and will issue the call by a telegram of which the following is a type form: Induction telegram number fixty-six period.
Volcal upon your State is hereby announced as follows colon: Call A six hundred nineteen period. Ten blacksmiths period. Call A six hun. dred twenty-one period. Sixteen carpenters period. Call A six hundred twenty-seven period. Twenty commissary storekeepers period. White men qualified for limited service period. Entrain on June ninth for Camp Humphreys comma, Accotink comma, Virginia period. Acknowledge.
Crowder. Note 1.--This form covers a special call for the Army of 10 blacksmiths, 16 carpenters, and 20 commissary storekeepers, who are to be white men qualified for special or limited military serv