MUST REGISTER JUNE 5
President Wilson Issues Orders for Selective Military Conscription
From Ages of 21 to 30 Years
President Wilson has signed the military conscription bill recently
enacted by congress, which applies to all male citizens of the United
States between the ages of 21 and 30 years. The law requires that all
male persons between these ages go to their usual voting place and
register their names with the
judges. Tuesday, June 5, is designated as Registration Day throughout
the nation. All such persons, whether able-bodied or not, are required
to register their names on that day, failure to do so or giving of
false answers being punishable by imprisonment in jail.
W. W. Burrill, T. L. Burnight, Jr., and H. Shoulberg have volunteered
and have been appointed as Registration judges for Akron.
County Clerk Roy Root and Deputy Sheriff J. A. Sickler were over from
LeMars yesterday, making the necessary arrangements and leaving
supplies and instruction for the Registration. More details of the
Registration will appear in this paper next week.
-source: Akron Register-Tribune, Akron, Plymouth Co., Iowa;
Thursday, 24 May 1917