54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 720-SEPT. 16, 1940 of him under or in the execution of this Act, or rules or regulations made pursuant to this Act, or any person or persons who shall know- ingly hinder or interfere in any way by force or violence with the administration of this Act or the rules or regulations made pursuant thereto, or conspire to do so, shall, upon conviction in the district court of the United States having jurisdiction thereof, be punished by impris- onment for not more than five years or a fine of not more than $10,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment, or if subject to military or naval law may be tried by court martial, and, on conviction, shall suffer such punishment as a court martial may direct. No person shall be tried by any military or naval court martial in any case arising under this Act unless such person has been actually inducted for the training and service prescribed under this Act or unless he is subject to trial by court martial under laws in force prior to the enactment of this Act. Precedence shall be given by courts to the trial of cases arising under this Act. SEc. 12 . (a) The monthly base pay of enlisted men of the Army and the Marine Corps shall be as follows: Enlisted men of the first grade, $126; enlisted men of the second grade, $84; enlisted men of the third grade $72; enlisted men of the fourth grade, $60; enlisted men of the fifth grade, $54; enlisted men of the sixth grade, $36; enlisted men of the seventh grade, $30; except that the monthly base pay of enlisted men with less than four months' service during their first enlistment period and of enlisted men of the seventh grade whose inefficiency or other unfitness has been determined under regu- lations prescribed by the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy, respectively, shall be $21. The pay for specialists' ratings, which shall be in addition to monthly base pay, shall be as follows: First class, $30; second class, $25; third class, $20; fourth class, $15; fifth class, $6; sixth class, $3. Enlisted men of the Army and the Marine Corps shall receive, as a permanent addition to their pay, an increase of 10 per centum of their base pay and pay for specialists' ratings upon completion of the first four years of service, and an additional increase of 5 per centum of such base pay and pay for specialists' ratings for each four years of service thereafter, but the total of such increases shall not exceed 25 per centum. Enlisted men of the Navy shall be entitled to receive at least the same pay and allowances as are provided for enlisted men in similar grades m the Army and Marine Corps. (b) The pay for specialists' rating received by an enlisted man of the Army or the Marine Corps at the time of his retirement shall be included in the computation of his retired pay. (c) The pay of enlisted men of the sixth grade of the National Guard for each armory drill period, and for each day of participation in exercises under sections 94, 97, and 99 of the National Defense Act, shall be $1.20. (d) No back pay or allowances shall accrue by reason of this Act for any period prior to October 1,1940. (e) Nothing in this Act shall operate to reduce the pay now being received by any retired enlisted man. (f) The provisions of this section shall be effective on and after October 1, 1940. Thereafter all laws and parts of laws insofar as the same are inconsistent herewith or in conflict with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed. SEC. 13. (a) The benefits of the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, approved March 8, 1918, are hereby extended to all persons inducted into the land or naval forces under this Act, and to all mem- bers of any reserve component of such forces now or hereafter on active duty for a period of more than one month; and, except as Enlisted men of Army and Marine Corps. Monthly base pay. Specialists' ratings. Increase upon com- pleting certain periods of service. Navy, enlisted men. Specialists' rating on retirement. National Guard, pay. 39 Stat. 206, 207. 32U.S.C.II63-6, 144-146. Back pay, etc. Pay of retired en- listed men. Effective date. Repeal. Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, 1918. Benefits extended. 40 Stat. 440 . Pest, p . 1191.