STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the motion picture industry is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the first theatre dedicated to the exclusive showing of motion pictures; and
WHEREAS, the motion picture has proved itself during that half a century and continues to be the greatest element devoted exclusively to entertaining our fellow citizens; and
WHEREAS, the motion picture industry has proved itself during those years the greatest force for carrying the American ideal to all of the nations of the earth where a free screen and discussion are tolerated; and
WHEREAS, the motion picture industry, as one of our largest and greatest industries, has contributed so vastly to our national prosperity and well-being; and
WHEREAS, the motion picture has proved itself one of the great means of enlightening and educating our people; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting that we pause to take cognizance of the vital place Motion Pictures occupy in our happiness, prosperity and national safety;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period October 1st to November 30th, 1951, as
IT'S MOVIETIME, DELAWARE
and do urge all citizens to participate in the Golden Jubilee of the American motion picture theatre.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed, this Ninth day of October, 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.