“Remember Facts About Draft Act,” from the May 31, 1917, issue of the High Point Review
Registration Is Required of All
Between the Specified Ages….Individual Is Responsible…Each Man Is Held Under
Penalty For Putting His Name on Rolls…Rules for the Registration and Other
Information Every Man Should Know
Penalty for Failure to Register on
Failure to register on June 5th
renders one liable to a year’s imprisonment. The fact that one is not entitled
to vote does not excuse him from registration.
White and colored, between the ages
of 21 and 30, both inclusive, must register on June 5th.
Crowder, Provost Marshal General
Regulations for registration June 5 under the selective draft act for the
national army have been delivered to every county and city in the United
States. All male persons between the ages of 21 and 30, both inclusive, will be
required to register between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. June 5. Failure is punishable by
a year’s imprisonment, without the alternative of a fine.
Here in brief are the points which the secretary of war and the president
wish to have clearly fixed in the minds of the people.
All men are required to register who are 21 years old, whose 21st
birthday comes on June 5.
Excepting men now 31 years old, men whose 31st birthday comes
before June 5, and a man who will become 31 years old on June 5; men in the
regular army or navy of the United States, the marine corps, and the officers’
reserve corps, and members of the National Guard and naval militia actually in
the service of the United States on June 5.
Sickness, physical disability of any kind or absence from home does not
excuse failure to register. National Guardsmen not mustered into the service
before June 5 must register.
A year’s imprisonment is the penalty for making false statements, whether
about oneself or some other person. Where the person registering is subject to
military law he will be court-martialed.
Failure to register is punishable by imprisonment, without the alternative
of a fine.
The place of registration is the domiciliary precinct, but adequate
provision is made for enforced absence. The burden rests on each individual
between 21 and 30 years, inclusive, to see that registration certificates are
entered at his domiciliary precinct on registration day. Absentees may procure
registration blanks from the office of the county clerk of every county or the
city clerk of cities of 30,000 population or more.