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Apportionment of details of 100 officers of the Army at universities,

colleges, academies, etc.—Continued.

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12. Institutions to be eligible for the detail of an officer on the active list as professor of military science and tactics will be required to maintain under military instruction the follow. ing minimum numbers of male pupils over 15 years of age, viz:

Classes A and BA, 100.
Classes B and C, 150.

Officers of the retired list only will be detailed at institutions of Class D.

An officer of the retired list will not be detailed as professor of military science and tactics at any institution of Classes A, C, or D which does not maintain under military instruction at least 75 male pupils over 15 years of age, excepting under the provisions of the act of Congress approved April 21, 1904, amending section 1225, Revised Statutes.


32. For each year that an institution is designated as “Distinguished Institution” one member of its graduating class, to be selected by the president and the professor of military science and tactics, acting jointly, will upon graduation be rated as honor graduate. By the term honor graduate is understood a graduate whose attainments in scholarship have been so marked as to receive the approbation of the president of the school or college and whose proficiency in military training and knowledge and intelligent attention to duty have merited the approbation of the professor of military science and tactics. The name of the honor graduate should be reported to the War Department as soon as practicable after graduation.

33. Honor graduates of distinguished institutions who subsequently become candidates for commissions in the Cavalry, Infantry, Field Artillery, or Coast Artillery of the Army, will be granted certain privileges of precedence in appointment over all other candidates from civil life, as indicated in General Orders, No. 53, War Department, April 28, 1911, and General Orders, No. 65, War Department, May 23, 1911.

Similar privileges are accorded other graduates of institutions of learning at which Army officers are detailed as professors of military science and tactics classified as Class A and Class BA at the date of the candidate's graduation.



Major General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: HENRY P. McCAIN,

Adjutant General.


Vo, 11.

WASHINGTON, 1pril 12, 1912. 1.1. Amendments to Army Regulations and other regulations and manuals of the War Department will be published in the future as “Changes" and will be furnished to those individuals and offices that have received copies of those publications. Copies of these changes will be securely inserted in the publication amended and will not be kept as a separate file by any office or individual.

2. Matter of a purely informatory nature of sufficient interest to be communicated to the service and containing no orders or instructions, will be published in the future as “Bulletins.” A file of bulletins will be kept at depots, arsenals, post and higher headquarters, and headquarters of organizations larger than a battalion, but need not be kept at other offices or by individuals.

(1888405 A-A. G. 0.] II. The following illustration shows the position, number, and length of tapes with which blankets should be provided when required to be used in forming the sleeping bag described in paragraphs 796 and 797, Infantry Drill Regulations:

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An end of the tape should be turned under about threequarters of an inch and stitched to the blanket two inches from the edge.

When the new pattern poncho shall have been issued to troops, the requisite quantity of tape needed at each post or station will be furnished on duly approved requisitions.

(1893240, A. G. 0.] III _The following is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:



A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, a Joint Resolution of ('ongress, approved March 14th, 1912. reads and provides as follows:-"That whenever the President shall find that in any American country conditions of domestic violence exist which are promoted by the use of arms or munitions of war procured from the United States, and sball make proclamation thereof, it shall be unlawful to export except under such limitations and exceptions as the President shall prescribe any arms or munitions of war from any place in the United States to such country until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress":

And whereas, it is provided by Section II of the said Joint Resolution, * That any shipment of material bereby declared unlawful after such a proclamation shall be punishable by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both":

Now, therefore, I, William Howard TAFT, President of the tnited States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority conferred in me by the said Joint Resolution of Congress, do hereby declare and proclaim that I have found that there exist in Mexico such conditions of domestic violence promoted by the use of arms or munitions of war procured from the United States as contemplated by the said Joint Resolution; and I do hereby admonish all citizens of the United States and every person to abstain from every violation of the provisions of the Joint Resolution above set forth, hereby made applicable to Mexico, and I do hereby warn them that all violations of such provisions will be rigorously prosecuted. And I do hereby enjoin upon all officers of the l'nited States, charged with the execution of the laws thereof, the utmost diligence in preventing violations of the said Joint Resolution and this my Proclamation issued thereunder, and in bringing to trial and punishment any offenders against the same.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the sealof the United States to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this fourteenth day of March in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve and of the (SEAL.) Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-sixth,

WM. II. TAFT. By the President:


Acting Secretary of State. (1890814, A. G. 0,]

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