100 YEARS AGO
May 10, 1917
DRAFT LAW NOW IN EFFECT
Washington---Instructions concerning the methods of carrying into effect the mandates of the army draft have been issued by the War Department. Responsible officials will be governed by the following orders:
“The president is authorized to call upon all public officers to assist in the execution of the law. The plan is, however, to rely on the people for the proper execution of the law. It is expected that patriotic citizens will offer their services free as registrars. Such services will be gratefully acknowledged. Volunteers for...