Executive Order No. 2729–A, October 12, 1917

[Extract]
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Censorship Board

XIV.
I hereby establish a Censorship Board to be composed of representatives, respectively, of the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster General, the War Trade Board, and the Chairman of the Committee on Public Information.
XV.
And I hereby vest in said Censorship Board the executive administration of the rules, regulations and proclamations from time to time established by the President under subsection (d) of Section 3, of the Trading with the Enemy Act, for the censorship of communications by mail, cable, radio or other means of transmission passing between the United States and any foreign country from time to time specified by the President, or carried by any vessel, or [Page 1243]other means of transportation touching at any port, place or territory of the United States and bound to or from any foreign country.
XVI.
The said Censorship Board is hereby authorized to take all such measures as may be necessary or expedient to administer the powers hereby conferred.
  1. Printed in full, ante, p. 963.