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.
When you hear a rumor report it to the Defense Council Rumor Clinic.
For all types of Volunteer war service in any agency, call at the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office.
To volunteer inquire at Post Office - Federal Building.
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.