STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the thirty-sixth annual celebration of National Thrift Week will also mark the two hundred and forty-seventh anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin, "Father of Thrift," who played such a great role on the early American scene; and
WHEREAS, the course of the newly united colonies was often guided through his sage advice, writings and teachings and whose contributions to good government, based on sound policies making thrift were noteworthy; and
WHEREAS, thrift and conservation are inherent in the vigorous growth and prosperity of the United States; and
WHEREAS, continued growth of our State and Nation should be built upon a balanced economy with each paying his proportionate and fair share to assure good government, good schools and good health for all:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim January 17, 1953 through January 23, 1953 as
NATIONAL THRIFT WEEK
and call upon the citizens of Delaware at that time to remember kindly the contributions to our young nation of Benjamin Franklin, with the hope that we can practice the same prudence and make the same contributions to our state and nation as did the man from Boston and Philadelphia, who set for us so fine an example.
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 Eleventh day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.