|Title||Official Government Notice; Every Man Between...18 to 45...Must Register for the Selective Service Draft. War Dept., Aug. 26, 1918.|
|Collection||World War I Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Official Government Notice; Every Man Between...18 to 45...Must Register for the Selective Service Draft. War Department; Office of the Provost Marshall General, August 26, 1918. Prepared and distributed for the War Department by the Committee on Public Information. Printed leaf, two sided, 4-1/2" x 7" high.
Text is in notes.
Official Government Notice
Between the ages of 18 to 45 (both inclusive), except those previously registered
Selective Service Draft
Exact date of registration to be announced by Official Proclamation. Be ready, find out when to register, and where to register. Registration will take place early in
Penalty for Failure to Register
is one year imprisonment, and NO man can exonerate himself by the payment of a fine.
E. H. CROWDER
Provost Marshal General War Department, U. S. A.
(Read Other Side Carefully)
[end side 1]
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL
August 26, 1918.
IMPORTANT NOTICE !
to all men between the ages of 18 to 45
13,000,000 men will be called by the War Department to register under the new Selective Service Draft.
This Registration will take place early in September on a date to be determined by the President of the United States.
If on the day set you are one of the men between the ages of 18 and 45 (both inclusive) you must register.
This means that if your 18th birthday comes on or before the day set you must register.
It means that if you have not reached your 46th birthday on the day set you must register.
The only exception is that if you are between the ages of 21 and 31 and you have already registered in the previous draft or if you are now in the United States Army or Navy, you need not register.
Your country is engaged in a just and holy war. We are fighting to preserve our homes and our country from such atrocities as the enemy forces have committed in Belgium and in Northern France. The act of registering does not of itself mean-that you will be called to the colors but it does mean that you have responded to the call of your country; that subject to the rules of the War Department which may place you in a deferred classification, you have placed yourself on the record as one of those who believe in our country; that you can say to your neighbors and your friends that you have complied with the laws of the land in every way, and that you are standing behind our brave boys who are already Over There.
Penalty for failure to register is one year imprisonment and no man can exonerate himself by the payment of a fine. Ignorance of the law is no excuse-it is your duty to find out where to register and when to register.
Provost Marshal General
Prepared and distributed for the War Department by the Committee on Public Information
(Read Other Side Carefully
[end side 2]
Item does not have a known Hoboken provenance, but it would have been a typical example of a leaflet used.
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
World War I
|Caption||sides 1 and 2|
Social & Personal Activity
Government & Politics