WHEREAS, the National Music Week observance, this year, is closely linked with the Defense Program, the disturbing developments in war conditions and our actual entrance into the war, calling loudly for the utilizing of music week and its far flung volunteer organization to serve a national and international purpose; and

WHEREAS, nothing could be more appropriate than to foster through music week, American unity and the cooperative spirit in this country, throughout the Western Hemisphere and among our allies;

NOW, THEREFORE, in compliance with the request of the National and Inter-American Music Week Committee, I do proclaim the week of

MAY 3-10, 1942



Let us use this week as an occasion on which to emphasize the harmonizing qualities of music and the atmosphere it creates of sympathetic understanding, comradeship, accord and common interests; let us promote community music activities in cooperation with all local organizations and institutions and thus aid in developing public morale. The schools, churches, civic organizations and clubs all have a part to play, collectively and individually in music week and the citizens of Delaware can jointly make the 1942 Music Week a greater contribution to the national cooperative spirit than ever before.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this first day of

(GREAT SEAL) May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-sixth.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.