According to the Act of Congress of May 20 last, and the proclamation of President Wilson drawn up on the same day, all men who have reached the age of 21 since June 5, 1917, are required to register tomorrow between 7 A. M. and 9 P. M. at the office of the local board having jurisdiction of the area wherein he permanently resides, or at such other place as shall be designated by such local board. The place for registration here in Cambridge is either the City Hall or the City Building in Brattle Square.
All students of the University who have become 21 years old since June 5 last must comply with this order. While divinity students and students of the Medical School are not liable to military service, they must register and then be exempted by their local boards. It is provided that all persons registered under the provisions of the Act of May 20 shall be placed at the bottom of the list of those liable to draft in the classes to which they are assigned under such rules as President Wilson may prescribe.
The following are extracts from the President's proclamation:
"All male persons, either citizens of the United States or residing in the several states, or in the District of Columbia, who have, since the 5th day of June, 1917, and on or before the 5th day of June, 1918, attained their 21st birthday, are required to register in accordance with the law of May 20, 1918, and the regulations prescribed thereunder: Provided, however, That the following persons are hereby exempted from registration: Officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the National Guard and Naval Militia while in the service of the United States, and officers in the Officers' Reserve Corps and enlisted men in the Enlisted Reserve Corps while in active service.
"Any person who, on account of sickness, will be unable to present himself for registration may apply on or before the day of registration at the office of any local board for instructions as to how he may register by agent.
"Any person who expects to be absent on the day designated for registration from the jurisdiction of the board in which he permanently resides may register by mail, but his registration card must reach the local board having jurisdiction of the area wherein he permanently resides by the day herein named for registration. Any uch person should apply as soon as practicable at the office of a local board for instructions as to how he may register by mail.
Any person who has no permanent residence must register at the place designated for registration by the local board having jurisdiction of the area wherein he may be on the day herein named for registration.