CHAPTER 321 - STATE OF DELAWARE – EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, unfriendly fire always has been a matter of grave concern to mankind; sweeping forest and field, city and town; destroying millions of dollars' worth of property and often leaving in its wake thousands of dead and injured, many hopelessly crippled for life, and

WHEREAS, this waste makes it vitally important that greater effort be made to decrease such immense loss, and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States, for the benefit of the whole American people, has proclaimed the week of October 8-14 to be

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim this week of October 8-14 to be

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

and urge that the citizens of our State shall individually and through various organizations correct existing fire hazards, promote measures of public and private fire protection, extend instruction in fire prevention among adults, as well as school children, and assist the various local volunteer fire companies in their endeavor to protect the lives and property of those in our communities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be affixed at Dover, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.