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PROCLAMATIONS-MAR . 19, 1942 WHEREAS a state of war now exists between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan, Germany, and Italy; WHEREAS this and other registrations under the Selective Train- ing and Service Act of 1940 and the amendments thereto will be required to insure victory, final and complete, over the enemies of the United States: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, do proclaim the following: 1. Pursuant to the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, the registration of male citizens of the United States and other male persons who were born on or after April 28, 1877, and on or before February 16, 1897, shall take place in the United States and the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and in Puerto Rico on Monday, the 27th day of April, 1942, between the hours of 7:00 a. m. and 9:00 p. m. 2. (a) Every male citizen of the United States, and every other male person residing in the continental United States or in the Terri- tory of Alaska or in the Territory of Hawaii or in Puerto Rico, other than persons excepted by Section 5 (a) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, and by Section 208 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, is required to and shall on April 27, 1942, present himself for and submit to registration before a duly designated registration official or selective service local-board having jurisdiction in the area in which he has his permanent home or in which he may happen to be on that day if such male citizen or other male person on February 16, 1942, had attained the forty-fifth anni- versary of the day of his birth and on April 27, 1942, has not attained the sixty-fifth anniversary of the day of his birth, and has not hereto- fore been registered under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, and the regulations thereunder; Provided, That the duty of any person to present himself for and submit to registration in accordance with any previous proclamation issued under said Act shall not be affected by this proclamation. (b) A person subject to registration may be registered before the day set herein for his registration if arrangements therefor are made by the local board under rules and regulations prescribed by the Director of Selective Service. Whenever such arrangements are made, public notice thereof will be given by the local board. (c) A person subject to registration may be registered after the day fixed for his registration in case he is prevented from registering on that day by circumstances beyond his control or because he is not present in continental United States or the Territory of Alaska or the Territory of Hawaii, or Puerto Rico on that day. If he is not in the continental United States or the Territory of Alaska or the Territory of Hawaii, or Puerto Rico on the day fixed for his registration but subsequently enters any of such places, he shall as soon as possible after such entrance present himself for and submit to registration before a duly designated registration official or selective service local board. If he is in the continental United States or in the Territory of Alaska or the Territory of Hawaii, or Puerto Rico on the day fixed for his registration but because of circumstances beyond his control is unable to present himself for and submit to registration on that day, he shall do so as soon as possible after the cause for such inability ceases to exist. 3. The registration under this proclamation shall be in accordance with the Selective Service Regulations governing registration. Every person subject to registration is required to familiarize himself with such regulations and to comply therewith. 1939 54 Stat. 885 . 50 U. S. C., app. § 301-318; Supp. I, § 302-315. Ante, pp. 369, 386, 724, 1018. Time for fourth reg- istration. Persons required to register. 54 Stat. 887. 50U.S.C., app. 305 (a); Supp. I , 1305 (a). 55 Stat. 12 . 14 U.S. C., Supp.I, §308. Proeo. Special registration. Prior to fixed date. Subsequent to fixed date. Observance of regu- lations. 56 STAT.]