CHAPTER 293 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Each year the Nation's burden of property loss by fire continues to increase; and

WHEREAS, Destruction by fire costs not only hundreds of millions of dollars in property loss, but lives and jobs and other economic loss as well; and

WHEREAS, A proportionate share of this tremendous toll is borne by our own State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim and designate the week beginning October 6, 1935 as

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

and I earnestly request all State and Municipal officials, civic organizations, School authorities, the Clergy and the press to emphasize the danger of any needless waste caused by fire and urge the citizens of the State to exercise extreme care to avoid fire, not only during Fire Prevention Week, but throughout the entire year.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixtieth.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

W. D. SMITH, Secretary of State.