What Uncle Sam Asks of You
General Orders for the Home Front

From: State Defense Council, Subject files, 1940-1946, Series 419

This document was compiled by the Office of War Information in cooperation with State Defense Council of Florida. It explains the rationing system in place at the time.


What Uncle Sam Asks of You

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What Uncle Sam Asks of You

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RUMORS

REPORT

When you hear a rumor report it to the Defense Council Rumor Clinic.

TO VOLUNTEER

CIVILIAN DEFENSE

For all types of Volunteer war service in any agency, call at the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office.

ARMED SERVIXES

To volunteer inquire at Post Office - Federal Building.

SELECTIVE SERVICE

REGISTRATION

Young men register on the day they become 18 years of age, at the nearest Selective Service board. All registrants for selective service, new and old, must notify local draft board of change of address.

After April 1, 1943, draft boards began reclassifying men in non-deferable occupations as available for immediate induction, regardless of whether they have wives or children. Those registered with U.S. employment for other jobs will get a 30-day stay of induction.

After April 1, 1943, the Army ceased granting outright discharges to men 38 years and older. Instead, men released for work in agriculture or essential industry are to be transferred to the enlisted reserve. This means they can be recalled to active duty at any time.

 

 

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