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Insignia of merit.
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213. Recruiting button.--The recruiting button issued by the chief quartermaster officer shall bear the seal of the Commonwealth and have inscribed thereon the words, “1917 Willing and Ready.” This button may be lawfully worn by any member of the National Guard of Massachusetts or by any person who has presented himself to the proper officials and has duly been approved and enrolled as a recruit for active service in the military forces of the United States for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The wearing of said button by any other person shall be unlawful.
Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1917, ch. 197. 214. Insignia of merit.-Medals given by the people of the State of Colorado, in 1899, to the men who served in the Army and Navy of the United States in the war with Spain, such medals being accompanied by a certificate of presentation signed by the governor and the adjutant general, and attested by the secretary of state, are declared to be official tokens from the State of Colorado of such service in the Army or Navy of the United States; unlawful use of same is a misdemeanor.
Colorado, Rev. Stat. 1908, secs. 4451–53. 215. Insignia of merit.-A medal shall be presented, on behalf of the State, to each officer and man of the Militia of Delaware who served on the Mexican border in Federal service under call of the President of June 18, 1916.
Delaware, Laws 1917, ch. 273, p. 866. Similar provisions include service in the Regular Army or Navy in the SpanishAmerican War, or in Philippine and China campaigns: Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1918, ch. 94; Michigan, 6 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, p. 5946; New York, Laws 1913, ch. 165; Oregon, Laws 1917, ch. 373. If any such be deceased, the medal or badge shall be presented to his family or legal representatives.
216. Unlawful use.-Any person who shall wilfully wear or use the badge or button of the Grand Army of the Republic, or of the United Spanish War Veterans, to obtain aid or assistance thereby within the State, unless he shall be entitled to wear or use the same under the
rules and regulations of the Department of California Grand Army of the Republic, or United Spanish War Veterans, respectively, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
California, Gen. Laws 1915, No. 1392, sec. 1; Penal Code 1915, Appen
dix, p. 765. Similar provisions covering also Loyal Legion, Union Veterans League, Military Order of Foreign Wars, United Spanish War Veterans Aid Association, Army of the Philippines, Union Veterans, Union Sons of Veterans, Society of Foreign Wars, Confederate Veterans, Women's Relief Corps, Society of the Cincinnati, Society of the War of 1812, Aztec Club of 1847, National Association of Naval Veterans, Societies of the Army of the Potomac, Cumberland, Ohio, and Tennessee, Society of the Burnside Expedition, Ninth Army Corps, United Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Indian War Veterans, or other military or patriotic organizations: Colorado, Rev. Stat. 1908, secs. 2403–4; Connecticut, Laws 1909, ch. 156, Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 6539; Delaware, Rev. Code 1915, sec. 3475; Florida, 2 Comp. Laws 1914, sec. 3350a; Hawaii, Rev. Laws 1915, sec. 4013; Illinois, 2 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 3724–26, 3776–77; Indiana, 1 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 2716; Iowa, 2 Code 1897, sec. 5071; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, sec. 3704; Kentucky, 1 Stat. 1915, sec. 1376a; Maryland, 3 Ann. Code 1914, art. 27, sec. 150, pp. 359–360; Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 208, sec. 60; Michigan, 3 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, sec. 8996; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 8972; Montana, 2 Rev. Code 1907, sec. 8866; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, secs. 882–83; Nevada, 1 Rev. Laws 1912, secs. 2502–3, secs. 6716–17; New Jersey, Laws 1911, ch. 330, p. 702; 2 Comp. Stat. 1910, secs. 208–209a, p. 1805; New Mexico, Stat. 1915, sec. 1808; New York, Laws 1915, ch. 320; North Dakota, 2 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 9966–67; Ohio, 6 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, sec. 13163; Pennsylvania, 4 Purdon's Dig. 1905, p. 4409; Rhode Island, Laws 1909, ch. 439; South Dakota, 2 Comp. Laws 1913, ch. 47, sec. 643, p. 637; Texas, 1 Vernon's Crim. Stat. 1916, p. 195, art. 425; Utah, Laws 1907, ch. 35; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 6890; Washington, Laws 1915, tit. 337, sec. 95; Wyoming, Comp. Stat. 1910, ch. 393, secs. 6023–24.
217. Unlawful use includes written representation.-Any person who shall print or cause to be printed or use any letter or card containing a printed cut or similitude of the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic, etc., or buttonaire, to obtain any aid or assistance or notoriety thereby, or shall unauthorizedly by person or in writing represent that he is a member of such order for the purpose of securing funds, aid, or assistance, unless entitled thereto, or shall unauthorizedly solicit funds, aid, or assistance on behalf of such societies or any of their subordinate organizations, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Indiana, 1 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 2716. 218. Service certificate.--The adjutant general shall prepare and deliver a certificate of “military service” to any person who served in any military organization mustered in from the State of Minnesota during the Civil War and who served not less than one year in the field during such war. The certificate shall recite the company, regiment, or organization served in, the rank held, the campaigns and battles engaged in, the full time of service, and such details as may be deemed advisable and shall be signed by the governor.
Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 3986.
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Acts of war; against loss or damage.
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219. Against loss or damage to property from acts of war.-Any domestic insurance corporation is authorized to insure against loss or damage to property resulting from explosions, bombardment, or acts of war, or occasioned by or resulting from a state of war between the United States and any foreign state or nation, or by any two or more foreign states or nations; and any foreign insurance corporation licensed to transact business in this State is authorized to insure against the foregoing risks, if so authorized under the law of its creation. No policy insuring against such loss or damage shall be issued or delivered in this State until the form thereof has been approved by the commissioner of insurance.
Minnesota, Laws 1917, ch. 276, sec. 1, 2; Gen. Stat. Supp. 1917, sec.
3258–3, 4. 220. Against loss or damage to property from acts of war.—Thirteen or more persons may become a corporation to make insurance on dwelling houses, stores, and all kinds of buildings and household furniture and other property against loss or damage, including loss of use or occupancy, by bombardment, invasion, insurrection, riot, civil war or commotion, military or usurped power, in addition to other causes of loss.
New York, Laws 1917, ch. 155, sec. 110; ch. 225, sec.110. Similar provision, Pennsylvania, Pub. Laws 1917, No. 166, p. 302.
221. Extra premium for life insurance.-Extra compensation may be charged by life insurance companies to the insured on account of engaging in military or naval service in time of war.
Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1917, ch. 210. 222. Extra premium required.-Life insurance shall not be paid in case of death, unless there is an agreement to the contrary and the insured pays the extra premium required by the underwriter, if death occurs in military or naval service in time of war. Porto Rico, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 7983; Code Com. art. 424.
223. War preparedness board to insure soldiers.- The war preparedness board shall investigate and determine upon a method of insuring, and shall insure the soldiers of this State in or awaiting acceptance in the Federal service, either by means of general insurance or by creating a beneficiary fund to provide for payment of a mortuary or casualty benefit to such soldiers as may be killed or die or be disabled in the service or to their dependents, not exceeding a mortuary benefit of $1,000 or a casualty benefit of $500, or $1,000 in total disability.
Michigan, Pub. Acts 1917, No. 53, sec. 7b. 224. United States property to be insured.—The adjutant general is authorized to effect insurance upon property of the United States in the hands of the State for use of the National Guard.
New Hampshire, Laws 1917, ch. 137. 225. Exempt from report.-Associations of ex-Union soldiers formed for the mutual benefit of members thereof and the families or blood relatives exclusively, or for purely charitable purposes, shall not be subject to requirements to report and be examined by the superintendent of insurance, etc.
Ohio, 4 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, sec. 9459. 226. Public enemy.-Any one except a public enemy may be insured.
California, Civil Code 1915, sec. 2540. Similar provision, Montana, 1 Rev. Code 1907, sec. 5552.
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227. License to sell liquors shall not be granted.—License to sell intoxicating liquors at retail, not to be drunk on the premises, shall not be granted while the United States is at war.
Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 6480. 228. License for sale of liquor within restricted zone.—It shall be unlawful to grant a license to any person, firm, or corporation to sell, barter, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any malt, spirituous, vinous, or other intoxicating liquors within five miles of any camp or assemblage of men engaged in the construction or reconstruction of any railway of Government construction or reconstruction work where twenty-five or more men are employed.
Nevada, 2 Rev. Laws 1912, sec. 6839. 229. License for sale of liquor within restricted zone. —No license shall hereafter be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors within five miles of any military or naval academy which the Federal Government recognizes by detailing thereto any Army and Naval officer as instructor which may hereafter be located in this State, but such prohibited area shall not include any territory where a license was in force on July 1, 1910, or at the time of the location of such academy.
Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, ch. 66, sec. 1548m. 230. Suspension of privileges under liquor tax certificates.—The excise commissioner, with the approval of the governor, whenever in his opinion the public peace, safety, or good order may require, and on application of the mayor or town board, may during the present war suspend the privileges under liquor tax certificates and prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages for such period or periods and during such days or parts of days in such part of such city or town as he may deem proper, in proximity to camps or barracks of State or Federal t:oops or of munition factories or plants or places of manufacture or production of material used in the manufacture of munitions, and order the closing of places within such limits in which the sale of such beverages has been heretofore or may hereafter be authorized by law. He may also prescribe that the sale of alcoholic beverages, if any, within such limits shall be exclusively drunk upon the premises.
New York, Laws 1917, ch.521.