STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
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.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State