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28. Inspectors of Locomotive Boilers.—Chief Inspector and Assistant Chief Inspector.
29. United States Shipping Board.—All Members.
30. United States Tariff Commission.—Chairman and Commissioners.
31. Federal Board for Vocational Education.—All Members. 32. War Finance Corporation.—All Directors.
B. FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICES.
Senate.—Vice President of the United States, Senators, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, Chaplain.
House.—Representatives, Territorial Delegates, Resident Commissioners, Clerk, Doorkeeper, Sergeant at Arms, Postmaster, Chaplain.
C. FEDERAL JUDICIAL OFFICES.
1. Supreme Court.-Chief and Associate Justices, clerk, marshal, reporter.
2. Court of Claims.-Chief Justice, Judges, chief and assistant, clerk, auditor, and bailiff.
3. Court of Customs Appeals.-Presiding and Associate Judges, clerk, marshal.
4. Circuit Courts of Appeals.—Circuit Judges, clerks.
II. OTHER OFFICERS AND PERSONS IN THE SERVICE OF
THE UNITED STATES.
All heads of Federal Executive Departments and all Federal Executive Commissions, Bureaus, Boards, Divisions, and Branches (including the heads thereof), and the heads of all other Federal Èxecutive Agencies created either pursuant to express statutory provision or under general authority by Executive Order or Proclamation (other than those included under “ I. Exempted Officials," above), and other persons employed in the services of the United States and necessary to the adequate and effective operation of the service in which they are employed, and who can not be replaced without substantial, material loss and detriment to the adequate and effective operation of such service, may make or have made for them claims for deferred classification under Rule X (i), Sec. 77. The necessary affidavits (Form 1014, sec. 353, p. 313) to be made in connection with such claims must be approved as provided in Sec. 77, by the persons indicated in Part XIV.
By Executive order the President has directed that all affidavits of necessity required under Selective Service Regulations for securing deferred classification of Federal employees conform to the following rquirements:
“ In the case of a person in the service of a department within the District of Columbia, who files with local board a claim of deferred classification from the selective draft, the affidavit of the departmental official having direct supervision and control of the branch of the service in which he is employed, as provided for in the abovementioned regulations, will be forwarded to the Secretary of that department, accompanied by a memorandum giving sufficient data to enable the Secretary to determine whether or not the case is a proper one for deferred classification. If, on the information furnished, he deems the case a proper one for deferred classification by the board, he will indorse the affidavit Approved'; if not, Disapproved.' In either case the affidavit will be returned to the official making it, to be filed with the local board as required by the instructions on the back thereof.
" In the case of a person in departmental service stationed outside of the District of Columbia, the affidavit of the official having direct supervision of the applicant will be forwarded for approval or disapproval to the official, to be designated by the Secretary of the department, who has jurisdiction or control of the area within which the applicant is stationed at the time, unless the affidavit is originally made by such official.
“In the case of a person in the service of the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Smithsonian Institution, or other commission or board or body not organized directly under one of the executive departments, the same general method will be followed so far as practicable, with a view to reducing the discharge of drafted men to the minimum number consistent with the maintenance of vital national interests during the emergency of war."
Pursuant to the above order, designations were made in the several departments as set out below.
In the case of a person employed in the legislative or judicial branch of the Government the affidavit may be signed and approved by the official under whom such person serves. Such affidavits and approvals are to be given the same force and effect as those issued under the executive department.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
The Assistant Secretary of State.
The following officials are designated for the respective States and Territories:
Collector of internal revenue.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
The district attorneys of the United States in the respective districts have been designated.
WAR DEPARTMENT. The commanding generals of the several departments have been designated as follows:
Northeastern Department, Boston, Mass.
Messrs. M. F. Chase and Milo S. Ketcham have been designated as the officials to make supporting affidavits, and D. C. Jackling, director United States Government explosives plants, to act as approving official of such affidavits, in support of all claims for deferred classification of Federal employees in the United States Government explosives plants conducted under the supervision of the United States Government explosives plants. (Circular letter, Apr. 12, 1918.)
The Secretary of War has designated the Quartermaster General of the Army, or acting for him, the officer detailed in charge of the Personnel Division of the Quartermaster General's Office, to act in the capacity of such approving officials, on all claims for deferred classification of employees of the general depots of the Quartermaster Corps of the Army stationed outside of Washington.
The Secretary of War has designated the division engineers of the Army to act in the capacity of such approving oflicials
on all claims of employees of the Engineering Department of the Army stationed outside of Washington. (C. S. S. R., No. 2, Jan. 25, 1918.)
The Secretary of War, pursuant to Executive order, has designated Col. J. W. Joyes, Ordnance Department, United States Army, to act as approving official of affidavits in support of claims for deferred classification of persons employed in the service of the United States in connection with the erection and operation of United States nitrate plants. This authority is limited to the approval of affidavits for deferred classification of Government employees and does not extend to employees of contractors. (Circular letter, May 11, 1918.)
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT. The department will not file affidavits for any postmasters. (However, postmasters of the first, second, and third classes are exempted under the law.)
Postmasters at first and second class post offices are hereby authorized to file affidavits with local exemption boards for the purpose of securing deferred classification (Class III) for the following employees only: Supervisory officials in post oflices; post-ollice clerks whose services can not be dispensed with without materially lowering the efficiency of the service; drivers of Government-owner automobiles; mechanics and skilled laborers whose services are absolutely necessary; clerks and substitute clerks employed at military branches. (Telegram B-2246, July 21, 1918.)
Division superintendents Railway Mail Service are hereby authorized to make affidavits for securing deferred classification of all employees of the Railway Mail Service who desire such deferred classification under the new Selective Service Regulations, effective December 15, 1917, provided that no affidavits for deferred classifications will be made for laborers, janitors, and elevator conductors.