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men. Where one man is traveling alone or there is one more man than enough to fill sections, an upper berth will be stipulated. When two men are traveling together, one lower berth will be stipulated. If one lower berth can not be obtained, two upper berths may be stipulated. If tourist-car accommodations are not available from point of entrainment, standard-car accommodations may be furnished on the same basis to the point where tourist-car accommodations may be obtained. When sleeping-car accommodations are not sold at a point of entrainment the request shall be presented to the Pullman conductor or porter on the train. When a trip is begun in the morning or early afternoon, day coaches shall be used until after 7 o'clock p. m., except where special equipment has been provided. In such cases the representative of the Local Board shall request the ticket agent to wire ahead for the necessary reservations. A separate transportation request shall be issued for sleeping-car accommodations and shall be prepared by striking out the words * transportation or.” The request will then read "at lowest available rates, sleeping-car accommodations by a direct usually traveled route.” If tourist sleeping accommodations are to be furnished the transportation requests shall be prepared by striking out the words " transportation or” and inserting before the word “sleeping” the word “tourist." The request will then read “at lowest available rates, tourist sleeping-car accommodations, by a direct usually traveled route.” The points between which the sleeping-car accommodations are to be furnished must be specified in the request. If the selected man is entitled to both standard and tourist sleeping-car accommodations, two requests must be prepared as herein directedone specifying the points between which standard sleeping-car accommodations are to be furnished, and the other specifying the points between which tourist sleeping-car accommodations are to be furnished.
Should there be breaks in sleeping-car accommodations, proper requests should be furnished for each service, i. e., between the points where sleeping-car accommodations are actually furnished. In case of breaks two or more requests for sleeping-car accommodations will be required.
(f) Routing. -No attempt shall be made by any Local Board to route any inducted man or men from point of entrainment to destination.
(9) Automobile, street car, and stage lines.--Requests shall be issued for transportation over automobile, street car, or stage lines or for other miscellaneous service only where direct rail or water transportation is not available.
(h) Disposition of requests.- Whenever possible, a representative of the Local Board shall take the original request to the ticket agent, obtain the tickets, and distribute them to the selected men just before entrainment. When but one man is traveling on a request and the Local Board is satisfied that he can be trusted to handle the request properly, it may be given to him to obtain his ticket on. The memorandum copy shall be mailed immediately to the Quartermaster General (Transportation Branch), Washington, D. C., and not to the Provost Marshal General.
(i) Orders.-Transportation requests provide for service to be performed to “the destination shown on orders presented herewith
for inspection.” In case of men inducted into the military service, their induction orders are the orders under which they are traveling and should be presented to ticket agents for inspection whenever required. In the case of guards conducting deserters to camp, Local Boards shall prepare an order showing that the person traveling has been ordered to do so and for what purpose.
(j) Penalty for fraudulent use. - The United States Statutes provide a penalty of $1,000 for fraudulent use of transportation requests. Section 169. Meal tickets.
Meal tickets in connection with induction and mobilization shall be furnished by Local Boards for providing meals to selected men traveling from the seat of a Local Board to mobilization camps, using one meal ticket for each meal for the entire contingent.
(a) What meal tickets are.- A meal ticket (sec. 342, p. 300) is an order on any hotel, restaurant, dining car, or eating house for one or more meals at a value of not exceeding 75 cents for each meal.
(6) Preparing the meal ticket.-Meal tickets are furnished in pads of 50 and are numbered in triplicate. They can be prepared on typewriter or with an indelible pencil by putting carbon sheets between the memorandum duplicate and tissue triplicate copies. In preparing meal tickets be sure to
(1) Date each copy.
(2) Insert the name of the individual to whom the ticket is issued. If the request covers more than one selected man, insert the name of the individual in charge of the party and the additional number of selected men covered by the ticket. For example: If a party of 12 men are to be entrained, the request should state the name of the selected man in charge of the party and “eleven other selected men.
(3) Insert the name of the destination of the selected man or men.
(4) Insert the number of days during which the ticket may be used for the purpose of procuring meals.
(5) Put the Local Board stamp in the space provided.
(6) Have a member of the Local Board sign the request on the line indicated.
(7) Have the selected man in whose name the request is issued sign the ticket on the line indicated in the presence of a representative of the Local Board.
(8) On all meal tickets issued under calls for men to be inducted into the Navy stamp across the face of the meal ticket the word “Navy," and on all meal tickets issued under calls for men to be inducted into the Marine Corps stamp across the face of the meal ticket the word “ Marine."
Note.-Do not fill in any of the blanks below the stamp of the Local Board. (c) Disposition of meal tickets. Deliver the original ticket to che man in whose name it is issued. Mail the daplicate copy to the
Quartermaster General, Washington, D. C.," and not to the Provost Marshal General. Section 170. Lodging tickets.
Lodging tickets (sec. 342, p. 300) in connection with induction and mobilization shall be furnished by Local Boards for providing lodg
ing to selected men traveling from the seat of a Local Board to mobilization camps.
(a) What lodging tickets are.-A lodging ticket is an order on any hotel or lodging house for the accommodation of the selected man or men covered by the ticket. Pullman accommodations are not considered to be lodging, and lodging tickets must not be issued for Pullman accommodations. The proper method of securing Pullman accommodations is prescribed in paragraph (e) of section 168.
(6) Preparing the lodging ticket.—Lodging tickets are prepared on the form provided for meal tickets in the manner provided in paragraph (6) of section 169, with the following exception: Strike out the word “meal” in the body of the ticket and insert in lieu thereof the word “lodging," and strike out the words 60 cents” or “ 75 cents” and insert in lieu thereof the cost of lodging, which must not exceed $1.50 per day. Any amount in excess of $1.50 per day for lodging will be charged against the pay of the selected man.
(c) Disposition of lodging tickets.—Lodging tickets should be disposed of as provided in paragraph (c).section 169. Section 171. Number of meal and lodging tickets to be issued.
Not more than four tickets shall be used for the meals and lodging of any selected man or men for one day. The number of tickets to be issued shall be governed by the transportation arrangements as announced by the Governor. Section 172. Lost or improperly issued transportation requests,
railroad tickets, meal and lodging tickets. If any selected man appears before a Local Board and shows that while traveling under competent orders from a Local Board to a mobilization camp he has lost his transportation request, railroad ticket, meal or lodging ticket, has become separated from his contingent, or has received improperly issued transportation, meal or lodging tickets, or insufficient meal tickets to continue his journey, the Local Board or State Headquarters shall issue the necessary transportation request, meal or lodging tickets to enable the registrant to reach the proper mobilization camp and shall report the circumstances in detail by letter to the commanding officer of the mobilization camp, forwarding a copy of said letter to the Local Board of origin. Where the additional issue of transportation requests, meal or lodging tickets is caused by the carelessness or neglect of the selected man the Local Board or State Headquarters shall recommend to the commanding officer of the mobilization camp that the cost of the additional transportation, meal or lodging tickets furnished by it shall be deducted from the pay of the selected man. Section 173. Relieving cases of great and unusual hardship.
(a) To relieve cases of special hardship or cases of persons temporarily disabled by reason of sickness or injury, the Local Board may delay the call or induction of any registrant whose order number is within the allotment to be sent, provided another registrant whose order number is not within such allotment is available. Great care must be taken to see that no hardship is imposed on the person sent in place of the registrant whose call is thus delayed. The
authority granted herein must be exercised sparingly and only in cases of special hardship or temporary disability shown to the satisfaction of the board, and the person whose call has been delayed must be inducted into service and sent to duty as soon as the cause for the delay of his call is removed.
(6) If at any time after the date and hour for induction and before entrainment, circumstances of great and unusual hardship shall arise, including temporary disability by reason of sickness or injury of a selected man or sudden serious illness and apparently approach ing death of a wife, child, parent, brother, or sister of a selected man, the Local Board may defer entrainment for not to exceed 48 hours. If a greater delay is demanded by the circumstances related above, the Local Board may, at the expense of the selected man. telegraph the circumstances to the commanding officer of the mobilization camp with its recommendation and request for a furlough not to exceed 10 days. The authority herein granted shall be exercised sparingly and only in case where great and unusual hardship is shown to the satisfaction of the Local Board. Section 174. Persons inducted into military service failing to
report to a Local Board for entrainment to a mobilization camp when directed to do so, or who fail to entrain, or
who absent themselves en route to a mobilization camp. Persons inducted into military service who fail to report to their Local Boards for military duty when ordered by their Local Board to do so or who shall absent themselves from entrainment or from their party en route to a mobilization camp are deserters and shall be proceeded against under section 140. Section 175. Filling deficiencies in any contingent.
Immediately after the time of entrainment the Local Board shall proceed to call and entrain a sufficient number of registrants to fill the deficiency, if any, in its allotment.
Immediately upon receipt of notice from the mobilization camp (Form 1029-X) that any selected man of the contingent of a Local Board has been rejected, or upon receipt of Form 1029 that any selected man, though entrained, has failed to reach the mobilization: camp, the Local Board shall proceed to call and entrain a registrant to fill such vacancy, entraining the man to the mobilization camp designated in the call and using in the preparation of the mobilization papers the call number under which the rejected man was entrained.
Immediately upon receipt of notice from the mobilization camp (Form 1029-C) that any selected man of the contingent of a Loral Board has been discharged because of erroneous induction, the Local Board shall proceed to call and entrain a registrant to fill such vacancy, entraining the man to the mobilization camp designatell i :) the call and using in the preparation of the mobilization papers the call number under which the rejected man was entrained.
Selected men sent to fill deficiencies in any contingent shall Le given at least 24 hours' notice to appear for entrainment.
When selected men are sent singly or in small groups to mobilization camps the records in respect of them must be prepared anıl forwarded with all the particularity heretofore prescribed, but such changes as may be deemed necessary in the prescribed formalities of
roll call, assembly, and entrainment may be made by the Local Board.
Section 176. Registrants absent from the jurisdiction of their
Local Boards may, under certain circumstances, be sent to
a mobilization camp of another Local Board. When the order to report for military duty finds a registrant absent from the jurisdiction of his Local Board, he may apply in person to another Local Board to be ordered to report for military duty to the latter Local Board, which shall immediately pass upon such application and notify the Local Board of origin of its decision by telegraph at the expense of the registrant.
Such permission shall be granted only in cases where the Local Board to which application is made is more than one hundred miles from the Local Board of origin and the registrant has resided within the territorial jurisdiction of the Local Board to which application is made for not less than thirty days; unless the occupation of the registrant is such as compels his frequent and habitual absence from the jurisdiction of his Local Board of origin and where refusal of such permission would cause great hardship.
Such permission shall be granted only in cases where its refusal would cause hardship and where the Local Board to which application is made is convinced that the application is meritorious and is not a mere attempt on the part of the registrant to select the mobilization camp that he personally prefers.
When such permission is granted by the Local Board of transfer the case will be treated as follows:
(a) Papers to be prepared and forwarded.—The following papers shall be prepared and forwarded by the Local Board of origin to the Local Board of transfer:
Form 1029 (in duplicate) in respect of the registrant, leaving blank the date and write the word “transferred” under the vacant (late line.
Form 1029 A and B in respect of the registrant, writing the word “transferred” to the left of the stamp of the Local Board of origin.
Certified copy of Form 1 (registration card) in respect of the registrant. Two copies of Form 1010 in respect of the registrant. One form 2015 (sec. 345, p. 304).
The instructions in this subparagraph concerning the duties of the Local Board of origin to forward to the Local Board of transfer the papers specified are mandatory and must be complied with immediately and in all cases within 24 hours of the receipt of the request mentioned in the opening paragraph of this section.
(6) Duties of Local Board of transfer.-The Local Board of transfer shall not entrain the registrant until the receipt of the mobilization papers from the Local Board of origin, except as specified in paragraph 8 of section 140. Immediately upon receipt of mobilization papers in respect of the transferred registrant, the Local Board of transfer shall fill in the date of entrainment in Form 1029; shall write under the stamp of the Local Board of origin on