Officials fill glass container with lottery numbers of men registered under the Selective Service Act of 1940
United States USA Date:1940, October 29 Duration:1 min 36 sec Sound:Yes
Uniformed guards unload cartons containing lottery numbers of men registered for the draft under the Selective Service Act of 1940. They bring them into the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington DC. Inside the auditorium, they empty capsules, containing the numbers, into a large glass container, under the supervision of U.S. Government civilian officials. Numerous American Legion members in uniform also assist.
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