WHEREAS, the national health and welfare is in a great measure dependent upon the year-round production of an abundance of vegetables; and

WHEREAS, the 706,000 vegetable growers of the United States are engaged in a cooperative effort in the production of a finer quality and greater variety of this staple and necessary food; and

WHEREAS, during its 41 years the Vegetable Growers Association of America has taken the leadership in this improvement of these products and their production in abundance; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that this effort in the national interest be recognized.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of August 7 to August 13, inclusive, as National Vegetable Week in Delaware to call attention to the great value of the efforts of the Vegetable Growers Association of America to the economy and health of the country in promoting this program of improvement and abundance, and do urge that suitable steps be taken to encourage continued research in the production and marketing of vegetables and vegetable products.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed, this Twenty-second day of

(GREAT SEAL) July, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Forty Nine.

By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.