CHAPTER 469

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the cause of freedom is being challenged throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, the aims and institutions of the United States, the character of its citizens and the conditions of life that exist among them are constantly being distorted by false propaganda; and

WHEREAS, it is the avowed purpose of communism to create disunity and incite hatred by propagating these falsehoods; and

WHEREAS, we are determined to meet this challenge and to make the truth prevail; and

WHEREAS, for many generations our country--with the help of Divine Providence--has drawn its strength from people of every nation and color and creed; and

WHEREAS, many millions of our citizens correspond with relatives and friends in other countries; and

WHEREAS, these personal messages are an effective means of making the facts known, promoting enlightenment in the world and advancing the democratic cause;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May 21 to 27, 1951, as

LETTERS FROM AMERICA WEEK

and call upon all our citizens writing to relatives and friends abroad to participate in the Campaign of Truth called for by the President of the United States and to use their letters to correct misconceptions, create better international understanding and spread the truth about the United States and our American way of life.

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 Sixteenth day of May, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, 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.