WHEREAS, civilization throughout all history has constantly marched toward a peaceful solution of world problems; and

WHEREAS, modern transportation and communications have tended to bring the nations of the world closer together, promoting greater understanding through the opportunity of increased knowledge and information about one another; and

WHEREAS, October 24th is the anniversary of the completion of the fourth year of the establishing of the United Nations as a world force for the solution of the many complex questions involved in transforming a shattered world into a better place to live for the human race; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations by its unanimous Resolution of October 31, 1947 established October 24th, the anniversary of the implementation of the Charter of the United Nations as "United Nations Day," to be devoted each year to informing all peoples of the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gain their support for the work of this organization; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States on the 25th day of August, 1949, issued a Proclamation urging the people of the United States to observe October 24th as "United Nations Day."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby urge the people of the State of Delaware to observe October 24, 1949 as


and to mark this day with ceremonies designed to affirm our faith in the objectives of the United Nations; our appreciation

of those accomplishments and our resolve to give active support to its principles. I also call upon the officials of the State of Delaware; the mayors of our towns and cities and all other public officials as well as civic, educational and religious organizations; upon the agencies of the press, radio and other media of information; upon individual citizens to cooperate fully in our public programs dedicated in strengthening our participation in the work of the United Nations.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover this

(GREAT SEAL) thirteenth day of October 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:


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