STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the soil of our land supplies the food and fiber which feeds, clothes, and protects the people of our Nation. Its stewardship is a heritage received from our forebears which must be passed on to those who succeed us in temporary ownership; and
WHEREAS, it is our duty to preserve its productiveness and guard it from loss of fertility by the erosion of wind or water, by improper drainage or depletion of plant food, so far as it lies within our ability to do so; and
WHEREAS, on the Twenty-seventh of September, the Supervisors of the Soil Conservation District of Kent County, Delaware, with the cooperation of agricultural organizations within the State, propose to demonstrate the establishment of a Basic Soil Conservation Plan on a cooperating farm in Kent County, and Federal and State agencies are being invited to lend such appropriate assistance as lies within their sphere of activity;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the Twenty-seventh of September, Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-one, as
SOIL CONSERVATION DAY
in the State of Delaware and invite our citizens to consider their custodianship of the land and to witness the methods used in the establishment of a soil conserving plan.
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 Tenth day of August, 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-sixth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.