CHAPTER 10

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has countless numbers of physically handicapped men and women seeking employment; and

WHEREAS, for the sake of good economy, these handicapped persons should have employment opportunities equal with others; and

WHEREAS, job performance records have proved that handicapped workers, when properly prepared for and placed in suitable jobs, and do, perform employment duties on an equal par with all other workers; and

WHEREAS, continued employment of these workers results in greater financial security for not only the handicapped individuals, but for employers and the whole of society as well; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, by direct act of its Legislature, provides facilities for the rehabilitation of vocationally handicapped persons; and

WHEREAS, the United States Congress, by a joint resolution, has designated the first week of October of each year as NATIONAL EMPLOY THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED WEEK, and the President has asked that all the states of the Nation join in a special effort, during that time, in an attempt to find greater outlet for the vocational placement of handicapped persons; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, through its many agencies, has provided facilities and placement services for them in our various communities:

State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the people of this great State to cooperate with the President's Committee, and the Delaware State Committee, on

NATIONAL EMPLOY THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED WEEK,

and to observe this week, beginning October 2, 1949, in an appropriate manner, and to lend all individual efforts in, not only referring vocationally handicapped persons to proper agencies, but in offering and helping to secure employment for those already prepared for, and capable of, employment.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed at Dover this twenty-sixth

(GREAT SEAL) day of September in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty Nine and of the independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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

LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE

Passed at the SECOND SPECIAL SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY Commenced and Held at Dover On Friday, November 4, A. D. 1949 and In the Year of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-Fourth VOLUME XLVII