WHEREAS, this is a year of vital decision, a time of great issue, a climatic era in the civilization of man; and

WHEREAS, the resolution of these problems must depend on many factors, not the least of which is a forthright spirit of realism; and

WHEREAS, it behooves the people of this State to approach each crisis, each communal problem, each challenge with courage and even enthusiasm; and

WHEREAS, the pressures of international uncertainty and the tensions within our country make it necessary to take stock anew of the fabric of our society so that the strong fibers of health and home shall not be weakened by the erosion of neglect; and

WHEREAS, once again it is time to focus our attention on the most feared and most cruel of all diseases, cancer; and

WHEREAS, by Act of Congress and Proclamation of the President of the United States, the month of April has been selected as a time for giving special emphasis to this annual killer of 215,000 Americans; and

WHEREAS, at least 70,000 Americans are being cured of cancer every year and this figure could be doubled by an alert public, early detection and prompt treatment; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society is conducting its 1952 Cancer Crusade, starting April 1, to raise funds and educate the public about cancer


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 1952, as and request that all residents of this State duly observe this occasion by supporting the 1952 Cancer Crusade, learning the seven danger signals of cancer and aiding to the fullest the cancer control program.

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-sixth day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.


By the Governor:


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