WHEREAS, our nation is now engaged in fighting the worst war in its history, when all the resources of our Country are vital to assure final victory, and

WHEREAS, fire annually destroys an unnecessarily large part of our nation's wealth, whether it be of an industrial, agricultural or economic nature, and

WHEREAS, it is hoped that by centering the attention of the general public upon sound fire prevention precautions needed to combat both enemy action and carelessness or ignorance of our own citizens, that it will be possible to materially reduce the destruction of life and property,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week of October 4 to 10 to be


and urge the citizens of Delaware to lend their best efforts to this worth-while campaign to reduce fire losses in this State.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Delaware, at Dover, this twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand

(GREAT SEAL) nine hundred and forty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-seventh.

By the Governor:

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