War Department Regulations: Relief of Unemployment. Civilian Conservation Corps

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935 - 148 pages

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Page 2 - An Act for the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes," approved March 31, 1933, as amended, is hereby continued to and including March 31, 1937.
Page 120 - In other words, to make a good soldier the registrant must be able to see well ; have comparatively good hearing ; his heart must be able to stand the stress of physical exertion; he must be intelligent enough to understand and execute military maneuvers, obey commands, and protect himself ; and must be able to transport himself by walking as the exigencies of military life may demand.
Page 132 - Systolic murmurs at the base, except as specified above, especially those heard in the second right intercostal space, require more careful scrutiny. They may be due to disease of the aortic valves. In this case they should be harsh, conveyed well into the neck, associated with an aortic diastolic murmur, with thrill, or with a marked enfeeblement of the aortic second sound. Any of these combinations shall disqualify.
Page 117 - Department that such person has so distinguished himself as to entitle him thereto; but in case an individual who shall distinguish himself dies before the making of the award to which he may be entitled, the award may nevertheless be made and the medal or cross or the bar or other emblem or device presented, within three years from the date of the act justifying the award thereof, to such representative of the deceased as the President may designate...
Page 122 - The assistant should speak in a low conversational voice (not a whisper), just plainly audible to the examiner, and should use numerals, names of places, or other words or sentences Until the condition of the applicant's hearing is evident. The acuity .of hearing...
Page 128 - The diagnosis of paresis may be made when at the examination of the applicant a majority of the following signs and symptoms are demonstrated : Argyll-Robertson pupil or pupils, facial tremor, speech defect in test phrases and in the slurring and distortion of words in conversation ; writing defects, consisting of omissions and the distortion of words.
Page 129 - Multiple neuritis. The chief manifestations are more or less pain in the course of the affected nerves, with tenderness over the trunks of the nerves and of the muscles supplied by them; lessened muscular power of varying degrees; more or less atrophy of muscles, with or without contraction and evidences of trophic changes of the skin. The reflexes, deep and superficial, may bo diminished or absent ; the sphincters are not involved.
Page 76 - That acceptance by any claimant of the amount determined under the provisions of this Act shall be deemed to be in full settlement of such claim against the Government of the United States.
Page 121 - To determine the acuity of vision, place the person under examination with back to window at a distance of 20 feet from the test types. Examine each eye separately, without glasses, covering the other eye with a card (not with the hand). The applicant is directed to read the test types from the top...
Page 122 - If any doubt as to the correctness of the answer is given, the registrant should be blindfolded and a watch should be used, care being taken that the individual does not know the distance from the ear at which it is being held. The watch used should be one whose ticking strength has been tested by trial on a normal ear.

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