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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


-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html