CHAPTER 330 – STATE OF DELAWARE – EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the 75th Congress of the United States in Joint Resolution No. 82, set aside April as Cancer Control Month,
WHEREAS, education of the public is an essential weapon of curbing this disease,
WHEREAS, an organization known as the Women's Field Army of the American Society for the Control of Cancer led by volunteer women and directed by leading physicians is conducting a carefully planned educational and enlistment campaign in this State under the slogan "Early Cancer is Curable. Fight it with Knowledge,"
WHEREAS, medical authorities agree that between one-third and one-half of the 288 persons who died of cancer in this State last year could and should have been saved by early diagnosis and prompt, proper treatment,
WHEREAS, this peace-time war may save thousands of . lives at a time when another war abroad is destroying thousands:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do set aside the period from April 1st to April 30th, 1940, as
CANCER CONTROL MONTH
and call upon all citizens, all agencies concerned with public health, and all organs of opinion, including the newspapers, the radio, the magazines, and the motion picture industry, to support the work of the Delaware Division of the Women's Field Army.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be affixed at Dover, this twenty-eighth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand
(Great Seal) nine hundred and forty, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-fourth.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN
JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.