NATIONAL DEFENSE ORDINANCE
In order to further National Defense and safeguard and protect life and property within the Town of Goshen in case of enemy air raids or attacks or threatened air raids or attacks or for the purpose of trial blackouts or other trials or tests to prepare to meet such air raids or attacks, all persons within the Town are required to comply with the rules, regulations and orders pertaining thereto promulgated by the Army, Navy or State Defense Council, or by any person or organization acting by lawful authority of them or any of them, provided, however, that warnings of the beginning and termination of the period of any such eventuality shall be given throughout the Town by audible signals.
All police and firemen and all members of the auxiliary police and fire forces of the Town are hereby authorized and directed to enforce blackout plans and defense measures and the said rules, regulations and orders pertaining thereto during such periods and summarily to compel compliance therewith. In cases of immediate threat of enemy action, they may abate conditions dangerous to the public safety.
3. LOCAL RULES
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to establish, promulgate and enforce such local rules, regulations and orders with respect to such periods not inconsistent with the rules, regulations and orders referred to in Section 3-1 hereof, as they shall deem necessary or appropriate to effect the spirit and intent of this ordinance.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance or, during any period of blackout and defense, any of the said rules, regulations and orders pertaining thereto, or who shall fail or refuse during any such period to comply with any instructions lawfully given by any police or fireman or any member of the auxiliary police or fire forces of the Town, or who shall obstruct or interfere with any such officer in the performance of his duties, shall be fined not more than $50.00 or imprisoned not more than two months or both. (3-12-1942)