CHAPTER 336 – STATE OF DELAWARE – EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, in consideration of the nation-wide opportunity being given to the public this week by the Works Progress Administration to visit the Professional and Service projects of W. P. A., and

WHEREAS, the workers on these projects are your fellow-citizens as they are mine, and because it pays the community to have them employed at useful work, we should familiarize ourselves with their achievements and their abilities, in order that they may be given suitable opportunities in private employment when such are available, and

WHEREAS, the projects themselves offer an opportunity to our communities to secure increasing benefit from their work; in providing reading for the blind, clothing for the needy and supplies for hospitals and other institutions, by household aid to families when illness affects the head of the house, by the care of needy children in nursery schools, in wholesome recreation and craft work for children and youth; by collecting, indexing and making available to the public the sources of our State and community history; providing good music, painting, and many other services.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of Delaware, do proclaim the week of May 20th, as

OPEN HOUSE WEEK for all

PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE PROJECTS OF W.P.A.,

and urge all the citizens of our State, who may conveniently do so, to visit these projects in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, Seaford and other places throughout the State and judge for themselves the value of the work as it is conducted 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 twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty, 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.