CHAPTER 217

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the week beginning November 7th, 1937, has been set aside and designated as American Education Week. There is no observance in the United States of America more significant and no institution has a greater responsibility for the future of American democracy than the public schools, and

WHEREAS, the topic for American Education Week this year is "Education and Our National Life." Our country no longer consists ()Ismail, widely separated communities but has become a single social and economic unit, therefore, Education in each community has come to be of great importance to all other communities. During the observance of this week many of our American citizens will be given the opportunity to consider as carefully as did the founders of our country what has been called the unique function of education in American democracy, and the entire nation should consider this vital subject carefully.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 7th to 13th as

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

and urge all the citizens of the State of Delaware to try to acquaint themselves with our educational system. Visit your schools, it is only through cooperation and interest of all our people that the present standard of education can be maintained. Democracy will prevail and succeed in our country only if the level of thought and intelligence is sufficiently high to deal with the problem facing our Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this Fifth day of November,

(Great Seal) in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one Hundred and sixty-second.

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.