PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 720-SEPT. 16 , 1940 si 41 ottn m hereinafter provided, the provisions of such Act of March 8, 1918, shall be effective for such purposes. (b) For the purposes of this section- Inoperative provi- (1) the following provisions of such Act of March 8, 1918, 40'stat. 440, 441, shall be inoperative: Section 100; paragraphs (1), (2), and (5) L4-4 4, 449 . of section 101; article 4; article 5; paragraph (2) of section 601; and section 603; "Persons nmilitary (2) the term "persons in military service", when used in such srvic." Act of March 8, 1918, shall be deemed to mean persons inducted into the land or naval forces under this Act and all members of any reserve component of such forces now or hereafter on active duty for a period of more than one month; rvie ofmitr (3) the term "period of military service", when used in such Act of March 8, 1918, when applicable with respect to any such person, shall be deemed to mean the period beginning with the date of enactment of this Act, or the date on which such person is inducted into such forces under this Act for any period of training and service or is ordered to such active duty, whichever is the later, and ending sixty days after the date on which such period oftraining and service or active duty terminates; 't'his ct'. a ppr (4) the term date of approval of this Act", when used in such Act of March 8, 1918, shall be deemed to mean the date of enactment of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. 40 Stat. 443. (c) Article III of such Act of March 8, 1918, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: installment con- "SEC. 303 . Nothing contained in section 301 shall prevent the termina- Termination agree- tion or cancellation of a contract referred to in such section, nor the ients, etc. repossession or retention of property purchased or received under such contract, pursuant to a mutual agreement of the parties thereto, or their assignees, if such agreement is executed in writing subsequent to the making of such contract and during the period of military service of the person concerned." Notice of require- SEC. 14 . (a) Every person shall be deemed to have notice of the requirements of this Act upon publication by the President of a procla- mation or other public notice fixing a time for any registration under section 2. Separabilty of pro- (b) If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby. etun"taryenlist- (c) Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to repeal, a ents. amend, or suspend the laws now in force authorizing voluntary enlist- ment or reenlistment in the land and naval forces of the United States, including the reserve components thereof. SEc. 15. When used in this Act- Btseentfi ages (a) The term "between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-six" shall f twenty-one and refer to men who have attained the twenty-first anniversary of the day hirty-sx." of their birth and who have not attained the thirty-sixth anniversary of the day of their birth; and other terms designating different age groups shall be construed in a similar manner. "united States." (b) The term "United States", when used in a geographical sense, shall be deemed to mean the several States, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. "Dependent." (C) The term "dependent" when used with respect to a person regis- tered under the provisions of this Act includes only an individual (1) who is dependent in fact on such person for support in a reasonable manner, and (2) whose support in such a manner depends on income earned bysuch person in a business, occupation, or employment. "land or nanda (d) The terms "land or naval forces" and "land and naval forces" avalto." shall be deemed to include aviation units of such forces. n V U U 0 I. fi B [54 STAT.