New York (Sep. 14)
Major T.A. Daly, Adjutant of the Second Service Command, has advised the Synagogue Council of America that a two-day deferment of call to duty has been authorized for Jews who were to be inducted on the High Holy Days, in order to permit them to observe these days with proper devotion, it was announced today.
Those draftees who are scheduled to be called to active duty on the 30th of September and on the 1st and 9th of October will be called instead on the 2nd, 4th and 11th of October respectively. This provision was made by the recruiting authorities in response to the Synagogue Council’s request and in recognition of the importance of religious observance in military as well as in civilian life.