No license fee payable hereunder shall be payable by any person who has received an honorable discharge or release from active duty in one of the United States armed services, and who is physically unable to obtain a livelihood by manual labor, who is a voter of this State, in connection with the distribution of circulars or the hawking, peddling or vending of any goods, wares or merchandise owned by him, except spirituous, malt, vinous or other intoxicating liquor.