SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE 4-H CLUBS OF DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, the Honorable John M. Longbotham represents the Fifth Senatorial District of Kent County in which the first 4-H Club was duly organized in the United States at Houston, Kent County, Delaware, the Club having been established as the "Houston Cardinals" and the late Dewey Sapp having served as the first President; and
WHEREAS, the 4-H Club movement has continued to grow and progress throughout the years to the point that it is now one of the most prominent youth organizations in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the 4-H Club leadership in the State of Delaware has been superbly outstanding; and
WHEREAS, the farm youth of Delaware has cooperated with this leadership; and
WHEREAS, the membership of the 4-H Clubs in Delaware is composed of some of our most energetic youths who, as a result of their efforts and accomplishments, show promise of becoming leading citizens of tomorrow; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States, the Honorable Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Governor of the State of Delaware, the Honorable J. Caleb Boggs, have by appropriate Proclamations, called upon all good citizens to observe 4-H Club Week; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 117th General Assembly of the State of Delaware as follows:
That the various 4-H Clubs existing throughout the State be highly praised for the outstanding work now being accomplished by the members as well as the leadership of the Clubs, and
That the parents of the young men and women participating in the 4-H Club movement be congratulated upon their giving the necessary encouragement and assistance in helping to make the movement a success; and
That the farm youth of the State be encouraged to follow the vocation of their parents and ancestors with the full knowledge and thought that tilling the soil is one of man's noblest undertakings; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be made available to the press and a copy forwarded to the President of the United States and to each of the Delaware representatives in Congress, the Honorable John J. Williams, the Honorable J. Allen Frear and the Honorable Herbert B. Warburton.
Approved April 23, 1953.