WHEREAS needless hazards on the farms of our State continue to cause hundreds of accidents each year which could be prevented by a positive safety program; and

WHEREAS these accidents, which annually cause many Delaware farm residents to lose their lives, constitute an unnecessary and tragic waste of human life; and

WHEREAS the reduction of accidents to a minimum cannot be achieved without the vigilance and efforts of those who are endangered:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon all Delawareans to observe the week commencing July 25, 1948, as National Farm Safety Week. I urgently request each member of every Delaware farm family to accept responsibility for eliminating at least one possible source of accidents during that week. I also ask all organizations and persons interested in farm life and welfare to join in a concerted attack upon these menaces to the lives and happiness of Delaware farmers and their families.

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 twenty-

(GREAT SEAL) sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-third.

By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.