CHAPTER 442

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution, approved October 11, 1945, has designated the first week in October of each year as "NATIONAL EMPLOY THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED WEEK," and the President has requested that all States of the Nation observe the week by enlisting the widest possible public interest in additional employment opportunities for the physically handicapped; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has a large number 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, can, 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 State of Delaware, through its many agencies, has provided facilities and placement services for them in our various communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the 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 1, 1950, 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, 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-fifth day of September, 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-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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