CHAPTER 10. PUBLIC LIBRARIES; PUBLIC RECREATION; ATHLETIC ESTABLISHMENTS; MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS; ROSTER OF SERVICEMEN; EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY.
ARTICLE 4. ROSTER OF WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES
IN RECENT WARS.
§10-4-1. Preparation and publication; supervision by adjutant
The adjutant general of West Virginia is hereby authorized to
prepare and secure the publication in book form of a complete
roster of all West Virginia soldiers, sailors and marines who
entered the service of the United States in the war with Spain in
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and in the war with the central
powers in Europe between nineteen hundred and seventeen, and
nineteen hundred and nineteen. The preparation and publication of
such roster shall be under the direction and supervision of the
adjutant general who shall employ such assistants and incur such
expenses as may be necessary, and the compensation of such
assistants and such expenses shall be paid out of funds
appropriated for that purpose on the warrant of the auditor upon
presentation of vouchers signed by the adjutant general.
Such roster shall contain the principal items of the record of
each soldier, sailor or marine as shown by the rolls in the office
of the adjutant general of this state and in the war and navy
departments of the United States, and shall include a notation of
all decorations bestowed upon any soldier, sailor or marine by the
United States or any foreign governments. In the preparation of
such roster all names shall be arranged in alphabetical order, if
possible, or in such a manner as to render all information therein
readily accessible. Preparation of the roster shall begin as soon
as possible and continue until the work is completed.
§10-4-3. Contract for printing.
The contract for the printing of the roster shall be let to
the lowest and best bidder and such contract may be let for the
entire roster or bids may be taken for the printing of each volume
as completed. Not more than one thousand copies or sets of such
roster shall be printed, and when completed shall be delivered to
the adjutant general.
The distribution of such volumes shall be under the direction
of the adjutant general and shall be as follows:
To each member of the Legislature of the year nineteen hundred
and twenty-nine, two copies or sets;
To each elective state officer, to be kept as a part of the
official records of his office, one copy or set;
To the department of archives and history, one hundred copies
or sets for distribution or exchange;
To the adjutant general, two copies or sets to be retained
To each public library of the state, one copy or set;
To each college or university library, one copy or set;
To the county clerk of each county of the state, to be kept by
his office and transferred to his successor as other public
records, one copy or set;
To the adjutant general of each state, one copy or set;
To the state headquarters of each active, independent
veterans' organization or society having two or more subordinate
posts, camps or societies within the state, one copy or set.
The remainder of such copies after such distribution shall be
delivered by the adjutant general to the superintendent of public
printing of the state and shall be placed on sale by the
superintendent of public printing at a price not greater than the
cost of publication. The superintendent of public printing shall keep a record of such sales and shall pay into the state treasury
weekly all the amounts received by him as the result of sale of