CHAPTER 428

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, cancer last year claimed the lives of 420 persons in this State and more than 200,000 in the nation; and

WHEREAS, medical authorities estimate that half of those who develop cancer should be saved today by early diagnosis and prompt, proper treatment; and

WHEREAS, the fate of millions now living who will have cancer depends on the work of a few hundred research scientists; and

WHEREAS, high-minded volunteers led by the American Cancer Society seek to spread information and to raise funds for research, education and service; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society declares that knowledge of the cancer danger signals and of the value of periodic physical examinations may save thousands of lives;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 1950, as

CANCER CONTROL MONTH

and I ask the people of Delaware to learn facts about cancer for their own protection and to rally for the good of all of us in support of the 1950 Cancer Crusade.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 second day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State