STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, cancer takes a tragic toll of our citizens, as over 300 deaths from this dread disease occur in the State of Delaware alone, and
WHEREAS, conservative authorities agree that between one-third and one-half of those who die each year could be saved by early treatment when the cancer danger signals first appear, and
WHEREAS, to continue the long and difficult campaign of education against cancer, many public-spirited women and distinguished physicians representing the State Medical Society have formed a division of the Women's Field Army against cancer in our State,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do set aside
APRIL 1st to APRIL 30th
CANCER CONTROL MONTH
and I call upon all our citizens to support the Women's Field Army in its humane and noble work.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this
(Great Seal) seventh day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and sixty-third.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN.
JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.