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Section 41. Places in which Local Boards are to hold sessions.
In cities and counties in which there is more than one Local Board (see sec. 39), the boards may hold their sessions in a central building such as the courthouse or city hall, although such building may not be in the technical territorial jurisdiction of the boards, if such place is convenient for persons whose cards are within the jurisdiction of the board.
In cases where the territorial jurisdiction of the board is large or where convenience will be served thereby, Local Boards may hold sessions in such different places in their jurisdiction as will best accommodate the convenience of persons who are to appear before them.
Local Boards may decide for themselves the place of their permanent location, but, upon the recommendation of the Governor, the President may designate some other place of permanent location. Section 42. Additional examining physicians.
In addition to the licensed physician who is a member of the board or if no licensed physician is a member of the board, the Governor or the Local Board shall designate and appoint additional examining physicians, subject to removal by the Governor at his pleasure.
It shall be the duty of persons thus designated to act as examining physicians of the Local Board for which they are designated, and they may be compensated at rates hereinafter prescribed. (See sec. 196.) In addition to the number of physicians that may be thus designated and compensated under the above authority, volunteer physicians in any convenient number may be utilized for the examination of registrants upon appointment as aforesaid.
Examining physicians (unless actually appointed by the President as members of boards) are not to be considered as members of such boards. They should take the oath prescribed in section 14 of these regulations. “They shall have no vote on any question to be decided by said board. (See secs. 122, 124.) Their report on the physical examination of a registrant is advisory only.
Note: 1.—The services of volunteer dentists to aid in physical examination of registrants by Local Boards may be utilized, but they are not members of Local Boards and have no vote. (See Form 75.)
Section 43. Clerical Assistants for State Headquarters and for
District, Local, and Medical Advisory Boards. (a) When authorized by the Governor, on and after September 1, 1918, as prescribed in section 198. hereof, there may be employed the necessary clerks for State Headquarters, District Boards, Local Boards, and Medical Advisory Boards: Provided, That no clerk shall be paid at a rate in excess of that fixed for clerks of Local Boards in paragraph (c) of this section without specific authority of the Provost Marshal General in each case.
(6) The maximum allowance for clerical services for a Local Board for any one month will be determined by the number of registrants under the jurisdiction of the Board on the 1st day of the month for which the allowance is made, deducting from the total
registration all inductions (including those of deserters), transfers, cancellations, deaths, and classifications in Class V, during previous months, in accordance with the following table: Table of marimum monthly allowances to Local Boards for clerical services.
1,400 and un
dr. 1,500. 1,609. 1,709. 1,90 1,900. 2,000. 2,100. 2,200. 2,300. 2,100. 2,500 2,6m. 2,700. 2,800.
3,000. 3,109. 3,200. 3,300. 3,400. 3,500 3,600. 3,700. 3.800. 3,900. 4,000. 4,100. 4.209. 4,300. 4,400 4,500 4,600. 4,700 4.800. 4,900 5,000. 5,100. 5,200 5,300 5,100, 5,500 5,600. 5,700. 5,200. 5,900. 6,000. 6,100. 6,200. 6,300 6,400. 6,500 6,600. 6,700 6,800 6,900 7,000 7,100.
$100.00 105.00 112.00 119. on 126.00 133.00 140.00 146.00 152.00 158.00 161.00 170.00 175.00 180.00 185.00 199.00 195.00 199.00 203.00 207.00 211.00 215.00 219 00 223.00 227.00 231.00 235.00 239.00 243.00 247.00 251.00 255.00 259.00 263.00 267.00 271,00 275.00 278.00 281.00 284.00 287.00 290.00 293.00 296.00 299.00 302.00 305.00 308.00 311.00 314.00 317.00 320.00 323.00 326. 00 329.00 332.00 335.00 338.00
7,200. 7,300 7,400 7,500. 7,600 7,700 7,800. 7,900 8,000. 8,100 8,200 8,300 8,400. 8,500 8.1.00 8,700) 809 8,990). 9,000 9,100. 9,200. 9,309 9,400 9,500 9.600 9,700. 9,99 9,900 10,000 10.100 10,200. 10,300 10, 100 10,500 10,600 10,700 10,80) 10,900 11,000 11,100. 11,200. 11,300. 11,400. 11,500 11,600. 11,700. 11,8m. 11,900, 12,000. 12,100. 12,200. 12,300. 12,400. 12,500. 12,600. 12,700. 12,800. 12,900. 13,000.
13,100. 13,200. 13,300. 13,400. 13,500. 13,600. 13,700. 13,800. 13,900. 14.000. 14,100. 14,200. 14.300. 14,400. 14,500. 14,600. 14.700. 14,800. 14,90 15,000. 15,100. 15,200. 15,300. 15,100. 15,500. 15,600. 15,700. 15,800. 15,100 16,000 16, 100. 16,200. 16,300). 16, 400 16,510. 16.600. 16.700 16,800. 16,900. 17.000. 17,100. 12, 200. 17,300. 17, 400). 17,500 17,600. 17,700. 17,100. 17,900. 18,000. 18, 100. 18, 200. 18,300. 18,400. 18.500. 18,600. 18.70). 18,800. 18,900.
19,000. 19, 100. 19, 200. 19.300. 19. 100. 19,500. 19,690. 19,700 19,800. 19,900 20,000. 20, 100. 20 202). 20,300. 20, 100, 20, 50). 20.000, 20,700. 20,800. 20, 900. 21,099. 21,101. 21,200. 21,500. 21,10). 21,500. 21,600. 21,700. 21.800. 21,900. 22,070. 22,100. 22,200. 22,393 22,100. 22,500 22,630 22,700. 22.10. 22,90). 23,00. 23,109. 23,200. 23,300 23,400. 23,500 23,600. 23,700. 23, 09. 23,990. 24,000. 24,100. 24,200. 24,300. 24,400. 24,500.
$6-10.00 642.50 645.00 647.50 650.00 652.50 655.00 657.50 660.00 662.50 665.00 667.50 670.00 672.50 675.00 677.50 680.00 682.50 685.00 687.50 690.00 692 50 695.00 697,50 700.00 702.50 705 00 707.50 710.00 712.50 715.00 717.50 720.00 722.50 725.00 727.50 730.00 732 50 735.00 737.50 740.00 742. 50 745.00 747.50 750.00 752.50 755.00 757. 50 760.00 762.50 765, 00 767.50 770.00 772.50 775.00 777.50
(c) The monthly allowance made to a Local Board under the foregoing table may be expended by the board for clerical services at the discretion of the board members subject to the following exceptions: No clerk of any Local Board shall be paid in excess of the rate of $100 per month without specific written authority of the governor in each case, or in excess of the rate of $150 per month except upon special recommendation of the governor to the Provost Marshal General and specific authority of the latter in each case, as prescribed in section 198 of these regulations.
(d) Any balance remaining of the monthly allowance made to any State headquarters or board for clerical services may be carried forward from month to month to the credit of such State headquarters or board to be expended by them for additional clerical services required in periods of emergency, subject to the limitations as to rate of pay fixed in paragraph (c) of this section; except that no balance may be carried beyond the end of any fiscal year (June 30).
(e) When one or more inducted men are assigned to duty as clerks an amount equal to the pay and allowances drawn by such inducted man or men, from the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, will be deducted from the monthly allowance made under paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this section to the local board to which such inducted man or men is or are assigned.
(f) Interpreters: Upon a certificate by a Local Board showing that the services of an interpreter are necessary, and that it has been impossible to obtain the voluntary and gratuitous services of one, and also showing the approximate time such services are necessary, and the lowest rate of pay for which an interpreter can be obtained, the governor may authorize the employment by Local Boards of necessary interpreters, limiting their employment to such number of hours per day, or such days per week, and also limiting the period of time within which they may be employed by a particular Local Board, as. he may deem for the best interests of the Government. The compensation which may be allowed to interpreters shall not exceed $1 per hour or $5 in any one day. These rates are the maximum and should be kept below the amount authorized wherever possible.
Note 1.-District Boards may direct their clerks to render to Local Boards immediately adjacent to them all possible assistance. This does not authorize travel on the part of such clerks. (Telegram A-1686, December 27, 1917.)
Note 2.-Vacations for clerks of Local and District Boards are governed by the rules governing vacations for Federal employees and the distinction between “temporary” and “ permanent" as applied to Federal employees are equally applicable to clerks of Local and District Boards. (Circular Letter, May 23, 1918.)
F, AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICIALS.
Section 44. Medical Advisory Boards.
There have been provided in the various counties, cities, and other localities throughout the United States, Medical Advisory Boards, who will examine registrants sent to them by Local Boards or State Adjutants General for examination, and will advise such Local Boards or State Adjutants General concerning the physical condition of such registrants. (See sec. 123, and 182 seventh paragraph.)
Note 1.-The personnel of the Medical Advisory Boards should be kept at all times as full as efficiency demands. Members of these Boards who hold commissions in the Medical Corps, when assigned by the Surgeon General to active duty, automatically cease to be members of the Boards. Vacancies on the
Boards thus created may be filled as provided in section 29, supra..
Note 2.-In those States and localities where it is impossible to organize an Advisory Board with a complete personnel of qualified specialists it is not expected that the Advisory Board will be able to carry out the complete directions for the physical examination of those registrants who refuire it. In this emergency the Medical Aide to the Governor, with the latter's authorization, should make provision, if possible, for the registrant to be examined by competent specialists who may not be members of Advisory Boards. The Advisory Board should, whenever practicable, examine registrants at the established headquarters of the Board, which by preference should be a general hospital. In certain emergencies the registrant may be sent elsewhere for special examination, such as taking a roentgenogram, eye and ear tests, ete.
Note 3.- A dentist should be appointed as a member of every
A-189, Dec. 5, 1917.)
There have been provided in the various counties, cities, and other localities throughout the United States, Legal Advisory Boards, composed of disinterested lawyers, with associate members consisting of capable lawyers and laymen, to be present at all times during which Local Boards are open for the transaction of business, either at the headquarters of Local Boards or at some other convenient place or places, for the purpose of advising registrants of the true meaning and intent of the Selective Service Law and of these Regulations, and of assisting registrants to make full and truthful answers to the Questionnaire, and to aid generally in the just administration of said Law and Regulations.
Note 1.-Legal Advisory Boards have no authority to advise Local or District Boarels concerning interpretation, construction,
application of the Selective Service Law or the Regulations issued thereunder. The primary duties of such boards are to advise and aid registrants in making proper and truthful answers to questions and securing such supporting affidavits as may be required in particular classes of cases. Local Boards must apply to Adjutants General for advice and interpretations under Section 25. The foregoing is not intended to prevent Legal Advisory Boards from assisting Local Boards in every possible manner, but their advice or interpretation is not binding upon Local Boards. (Telegram A-637, Dec. 11, 1917.)
Note 2.--All Legal Advisory Boards and all associate members should enter upon the left-hand margin of front page of Questionnaire of registrants to whom they give advice or assistance the following “aid given by me" and sign name of member followed by words "permanent member” or “associate member" Legal Advisory Board as the case may be. (Telegram A-809, Dec. 14, 1917.)
Section 46. Duties of lawyers and physicians generally,
The selection and classification of men for military service is an undertaking that should be regarded as a systematized effort of the citizenry of the whole Nation organized and compacted to meet the present emergency. Every citizen has a duty to give his best endeavor to the success of this undertaking according to his qualifications and talents. All lawyers and physicians should regard it as their duty to identify themselves with the Advisory Boards provided for in sections 44 and 45, and freely and without compensation to give their best service to the Nation. It is inconsistent with this duty for lawyers to seek clients for the purpose of urging and advocating individual cases in any other way than as disinterested and impartial assistants of the Selective Service System.
Lawyers and physicians will render å most valuable assistance by giving their services to Local Boards and to the Medical Advisory Boards provided in section 44 hereof. They should be scrupulously careful in making affidavits and furnishing other proof of a medical character to registrants in support of claims of physical disqualification and respecting physical condition or infirmities of dependents. Section 47. Government Appeal Agents.
The Governor shall designate-for each Local Board one or more persons to take appeals (see sec. 104) for and on behalf of the United States: Provided, That no more than one appeal agent shall be appointed for any Local Board except by express authority of the Provost Marshal General after recommendation to him accompanied by a statement of the facts and circumstances requiring such additional appeal agent or agents. The duties of the person so designated are: To appeal from any deferred classification by a Local Board which, in the opinion of the Appeal Agent, should be reviewed by the District Board; to care for the interests of ignorant registrants, and where the decision of the Local Board is against the interests of such persons, and where it appears that such persons will not take appeals, due to their own nonculpable ignorance, to inform them of their rights and assist them to enter appeals to the District Board; and to investigate and report upon matters which are submitted for their investigation (see sec. 118) and report by Local or District Boards.
It shall also be the duty of such Appeal Agents, where the interests of justice may require, to suggest to the Local Board a reopening of any case (see sec. 119 A); to impart to the Local Board any information which in the opinion of such Appeal Agent ought to be investigated; and also to make such suggestion and impart such information as the case may be to the District Board in order that the District Board may more efficiently exercise its power to instruct Local Boards to take additional proof (see sec. 107).
Every registrant and, to a certain extent, every person in each community, is interested in the action of the Local Boards on each particular case. There will be cases in which Local Boards have been imposed upon but in which persons affected do not desire to inform such boards of facts within their knowledge. It shall be the duty of the Government Appeal Agent to receive such information and to prepare such appeals in cases where he considers appeals to be to the interest of the Government.