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Draft Boards Urged to Delay Examinations, Inductions During High Holy Days

The Selective Service Commission has advised the National Jewish Welfare Board that all draft boards have been asked to give “favorable consideration whenever possible” to requests from Jewish registrants for postponement of their physical examination or induction into the armed forces during the coming Jewish High Holy Days. The official word was received by Rabbi Selwyn D. Ruslander, chairman of the JWB’s Jewish Chaplaincy Commission, from Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, director of the Selective Service System.