CHAPTER 488

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the women of America generally, and those of the State of Delaware, particularly, are the very foundation of our homes and families and to whom we look for spiritual guidance, daily nourishment and constant loyalty; and

WHEREAS, during times of national stress women have ever been willing to sacrifice for the national good. They have used limited means to provide the necessities of life when shortages arrive, and they have constantly sought additional knowledge to provide greater comforts for their families and more pleasant surroundings in their homes; and

WHEREAS, women have always made great contributions through their service to the institutions we love and cherish and through their activities in churches, schools and community life; and

WHEREAS, the women of America are the homemakers of this Nation; and

WHEREAS, through petitions received from the members of the Delaware State Grange, I have been called upon to give special recognition and encouragement to the homemakers of our State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of November 18 to 22, 1951, as

HOMEMAKERS WEEK

in the State, and call upon all citizens, especially husbands and fathers, during that Thanksgiving season to take due cognizance of the contributions made by our Homemakers to our continued health and happiness, and their willing acceptance of great responsibilities. I call upon citizens everywhere to pay sincere tribute during that week to the moral and spiritual leadership which these first teachers provide for all of our future citizens.

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 third 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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

LAWS of the STATE OF DELAWARE Passed at the SPECIAL SESSION of the ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY Commenced and Held at Dover On Monday, December 10, A. D. 1951 and In the Year of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth (VOLUME XLVIII)