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tary service each Local Board, in accordance with instructions received from the Governor acting for and by direction of the President, shall observe the following procedure:

Registrants shall be inducted under such general calls in their order of liability only when they have been finally classified in class I or in such other class as has been placed under call by direction of the President, and possessing the physical qualifications specified in the call.

Provided, That no registrant of the “Third Registration ” shall be inducted into the military service unless he is within the ages prescribed by the President, from time to time, nor until all registrants of the First Registration ” and of the “Second Registration” in the same class possessing the same physical qualifications have been inducted; and that no registrant of the " Second Registration” shall be inducted until all registrants of the “ First Registration” vho have been finally classified and possess the physical qualifications, specified in the call, have been exhausted.

Provided, That no registrant whose classification or physical examination is still pending with a Local or District Board shall be inducted into military service; but the fact that the classification or physical examination of men with earlier order numbers, or in earlier registration classes, is pending before a Local or District Board, shall not defer the induction into military service of any reyistrant who has been finally classified and physically examined whose place on the classification list makes them next for call, excluding the names and numbers of men who have earlier order numbers or who are in an earlier registration class and whose classification or physical examination is pending before a' Local or District Board.

Provided, That no registrant who can not read, write or speak the English language, or who is not a citizen of the United States, or who is found to be a noncombatant under Section 79 shall be inducted under calls for the Navy.

Section 159G. Notice of induction into military service.

Immediately upon completion of the selection of men to fill its allotment under any call, the Local Board shall enter in column 24 of the Classification List, after the name of each registrant to be called for entrainment, the day and hour on which the registrant is to report to the Local Board, which day and hour must be not more than 24 nor less than 6 hours in advance of the time set for entrainment. Immediately upon making such entries in column 24 of the Classification List opposite the name of each such registrant the Local Board shall mail to the last known address of each such registrant an order (Form 1028, sec. 301, p. 250, including Form 1028-1, sec. 302, p. 251) to report to the Local Board for military duty at the hour, day, and place specified in said order, whick hour and day shall be the same as that stamped or written in column 24 of the Classification List after the name of such registrant. Orders to report to a Local Board for military duty shall be issued in ample time for the selected man to compose his affairs before leaving home.

Note 1.-When a Local Board learns that one of its registrants is in Great Britain or France, it shall, when issuing his induction order (Form 1028), place the date of reporting so far

ahead that the registrant will have time to apply for enlistinent voluntarily with the American Expeditionary Forces. After a reasonable time, a Local Board should receive either a certificate indicating that the registrant has so enlisted or a certificate and report of physical examination showing that the registrant has been rejected by the recruiting officer as physically unfit for military service. If such certificate of enlistment or such certificate and report of physical disqualification is not received within a reasonable time, the Local Board shall report the registrant to the Adjutant General of the Army on Form 1018 in the usual manner. If such certificate of enlistment or such certificate and report of physical disqualification is received, the registrant shall be classified in Class V whether or not the date specified in Form 1028 had passed at the time of the receipt of the certificate of enlistment or the certificate and re

port of physical disqualification. Section 160. Preparing mobilization papers.

In ample time before entrainment the Local Board shall prepare the following papers

(a) One list on Form 1029, original and duplicate (sec. 303, p. 252), of men ordered to report for military duty. After the name of any man found to be a noncombatant the Local Board shall place the symbol zero (0) in the proper subcolumn of column 6.

(6) One Form 1029 A and B (sec. 304, p. 253) in respect of each man ordered to report for military duty. After the name of

any man found to be a noncombatant the Local Board shall place the symbol zero (0) after the word “division" on Form 1029-B.

(c) One certified copy of the original registration card of each man ordered to report for military duty.

(d) Two copies of the report of physical examination in respect of cach man ordered to report for military duty. These are two of the copies of Form 1010 already prepared. The Local Board shall retain the original copy of Form 1010 in its files.

These papers must be prepared with the greatest care and particularity, especial attention being paid to the correct spelling and correct entry of names. Section 1601. What to do with mobilization papers.

The Local Board shall divide these papers into two sets. The first set to contain one Form 1029 (duplicate), one copy of the registration card (Form 1), one copy of the report of physical examination, and one Form 1029 A and B for each man ordered to report for military duty. The papers in this set, after checking and revision as provided in section 164, shall be delivered to the selected man in charge of the party, to be handed by him to the military authorities immediately upon arrival of the party at the mobilization camp.

The second set is to contain one Form 1029 (original) and one copy of the report of physical examination (Form 1010) in respect of each man ordered to report for military duty. The papers in this set, after checking and revision as provided in section 164, shall be mailed to the Adjutant at the mobilization camp by registered mail by the Local Board immediately upon the entrainment of the party.

Section 161. First roll call and orders.

At the time and place specified for the selected men to report for military duty, the Local Board shall verify, from the prepared Forms 1029, the men who report for military duty.

(a) Formation.—The Local Board shaïl then require all selected men to form themselves in a single rank and remain in that formation until dismissed, and shall instruct the men

You (here read list of names) are now in the military service of the United States, and unpunctuality and failure to report at the time and place specified by this Local Board or any authorized military official, or failure to obey any command, order, or direction of this Local Board, the leader or assistant leaders of the party, or any authorized military official, are grave military offenses in time of war.

You shall report to this Local Board for roll calls and entrainment at such times and places as may be hereafter directed by this Local Board.

You will be allowed to take with you to the mobilization camp only lighthand baggage or bundles containing toilet articles, one extra pair of comfortable shoes, not to exceed four extra suits of underclothing, and six pairs of socks, and also, if you so desire, one woolen blanket, preferably of a dark or Deutral shade, tightly rolled, bound together at the ends of the roll, and slung over the left shoulder.

You will be held strictly responsible for any damage to railroad equipment or other property while en route to the mobilization camp.

From the time of entrainment you will be in charge of the leader and assistant leaders and the leader and assistant leaders are under orders to report any insubordination or disobedience of orders to the Adjutant of the mobilization camp immediately upon arrival for proper military action.

BY COMMAND OF THE PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL. (6) Selection of leader.-The Local Board shall then designate one member of the party, selected by reason of his experience, age, character, and personality to be in charge of the party from the time of entrainment until they are delivered at the mobilization camp, and shall require the leader to step out of ranks and advance to the center of the contingent, four paces in front of the rank, and shall instruct the leader

You (name of leader) have been designated by this Local Board as leader of this party of selected men.

You shall keep in your personal possession the railroad, meal, and lodging tickets of the party.

You shall accompany the conductor through the train, identifying the men of your party, and deliver the railroad tickets to the railroad agent or conductor. Should there be any difference between the number of men covered by any ticket and the number of men in the party, you shall indorse on the face of the ticket the actual number of men for whom transportation is furnished.

You shall make the necessary arrangements at eating places, identifying the members of your party, and furnish the purveyor of meals with the proper meal tickets.

You shall make the necessary arrangements at lodging places, identifying the members of your party, and furnish the proper tickets to cover such lodging.

You shall make frequent inspections of the railroad cars and shall list and report to the adjutant at the mobilization camp any damage which may be done to the train equipment or other property, specifying the name or names of the member or members of the party responsible for such damage and the name or names of the assistant leader or leaders in charge of the squad or squads to which the member or members of the party responsible for such damage are assigned.

You shall take every precaution to see that no intoxicating liquor, including beer, wine, or ale, is furnished to the men of your party and that no member of

your party is left at stops en route. If any intoxicating liquor, including beer, winé, or ale, is found on any selected man you shall immediately destroy it! No man shall be permitted to leave the train except when wearing his coat, overcoat, or raincoat, but may remove said coat, overcoat, or raincoat in the coaches of the train. No party larger than four men shall be ordered or permitted to leave the vicinity of the train, except under a leader or assistant leader who will be held responsible for its conduct while absent. Just prior to arrival at the mobilization camp you shall inspect the party to see that all members are present and ready to leave the train.

On arrival at the mobilization camp you shall keep the members of your party together in one compact group until they are taken in charge by an officer or noncommissionell officer.

You are responsible for the safe-keeping of the mobilization papers of your party and for their prompt delivery to the officer or noncommissioned officer at the mobilization camp who is authorized to receive them.

You are responsible for the safe arrival and good conduct of your party. In case of necessity you may telegraph to a station ahead for such police assistance as you may need. In case of accident, protracted delay, or other incident requiring instructions you should inform the adjutant of the mobilization camp by telegram and request instructions.

BY COMMAND OF THE PROvoşT MARSHAL GENERAL (c) Selection of assistant leaders.--The Local Board shall then proceed to divide the selected men into squads of eight men each, and shall designate, from each squad, one man selected by reason of his experience, age, character, and personality to be in charge of the squad from the time of entrainment until they are delivered at the mobilization camp, and shall require the assistant leaders to step put of ranks and advance to the center of the squad, two paces in front of the rank, and shall instruct the assistant leaders

You (read names of assistant leaders) have been designated by this local board as assistant leaders of this party of selected men, and as such you are the leaders of your respective squads.

You are required to obey the orders of the leader and to render such assistance as he may direct.

You shall take every precaution to see that no intoxicating liquor, including beer, wine, or ale, is furnished to the men of your squad, and that no member of your squad is left at stops en route.

You are responsible for the good conduct of your 'squad and will be held jointly responsible with any man or men who may mutilate or destroy any railroad equipment or other property.

BY COMMAND OF THE PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL. (d) Preparation of squad lists.—The assistant leader shall immediately prepare and thereafter keep in his possession, a list of the men assigned to his squad. As soon as the list is prepared, each assistant leader shall notify the leader that his squad is organized. When all squads are reported organized, and not before, the leader shall report that fact to the Local Board.

(e) Brassard.- Immediately upon the completion of the organization of squads, the Local Board shall distribute to the squads 3inch cloth brassards on which shall be printed or stamped in black ink the letters in large type “U. S. Army,” or “U. S. Navy," or “U. S. Marine Corps," as the case may be. Under the supervision of the leader and assistant leaders the selected men shall stitch these brassards on the left sleeve of the coat, approximately 2 inches above the elbow.

In addition to the brassard herein preseribed to be placed on the left sleeve of each selected man, the Local Board shall furnish and stitch to the right sleeve of each leader and assistant leader a brassard on which shall appear the letters “S. P.” This brassard shall

be stitched to the right sleeve of the leader approximately 2 inches above the elbow and to the right sleeve of each assistant leader approximately 2 inches below the elbow.

In winter or inclement weather when inducted men wear or carry with them for immediate use an overcoat or raincoat two brassards shall be used, one stitched on the sleeve of the coat and the other on the sleeve of the overcoat or raincoat in the respective positions designated herein.

The assistant leader shall inspect the brassard of each man in his squad to see that it is properly and securely attached and when he is satisfied shall report to the leader that his squad is ready to be dismissed. When all squads are reported ready to be dismissed and not before, the leader shall report that fact to the Local Board.

(f) Uniform of selected men.—The uniform of men in the military service of the United States from the day and hour of in

duction into military service until arrival of the selected men at the · mobilization camp shall consist of a 3-inch cloth brassard bearing

the letters“U. S. Army,” or “U. S. Navy,” or “U. S. Marine Corps, as the case may be, which shall be stitched to the left sleeves of the selected men, 2 inches above the elbow, as provided herein.

Note.-As to men inducted into the Army the brassards now in use which bear the letters "U. S. N. A." shall be construed to be the uniform herein specified until replaced with brassards

bearing the new lettering. (9) Appointment of leaders and assistant leaders as special military police.-The selected men designated as leaders and assistant leaders of contingents shall be appointed special military police by the Local Board and shall be furnished by the Local Board with warrants of appointment (Form 2010, sec. 331, p. 286) and with the Lrassards prescribed herein.

The appointment of leaders and assistant leaders vests them, under the warrant herein provided, with power and authority to maintain good order in their respective contingents and squads; to part and quell all quarrels, frays, and disorders among the selected men under Their immediate control; to search out, seize, confiscate, and destroy all intoxicating liquor, including beer, ale, or wine, introduced among their respective contingents or squads, either prior to departure or while en route, and in general to take all steps necessary to the maintenance of proper discipline in their respective contingents and squads. In the exercise of the authority conferred upon them they are authorized to arrest or confine any selected man in their respective contingents or squads who is not amenable to ordinary discipline, but this authority should be exercised sparingly and only in the most aggravated cases. The authority herein conferred does not extend to the arrest of civilians or to persons in other contingents or squads who may be subject to military law, but who are not members of the contingent or squad in charge of a leader or assistant leader, except that should any person in another contingent or squad who may be subject to military law, create any quarrel, fray, or disorder among the members of any contingent or squad, said person may be placed under arrest by the leader or assistant leader in charge of said contingent or squad and reported immediately to his superior officer.

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