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Provided courtesy of The American Presidency Project.  John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California, Santa Barbara.
  30. Statement by the President Upon Signing Bill Extending the Selective
Training and Service Act of 1940  
May 9, 1945

I AM reluctantly giving my approval to this legislation. I do not wish this approval to be
interpreted as expressing my concurrence in Section 2 of the Bill, which places added
restrictions on the War and Navy Departments in their management of the fighting forces. I sign
the legislation only because the immediate extension of the Selective Service Act is of compelling
necessity in the continuance of military operations against Japan.

NOTE: As enacted, the bill extending the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 is Public
Law 54, 79th Congress (59 Stat. 166).
 
Provided courtesy of The American Presidency Project.  John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California, Santa Barbara.