WHEREAS, the $500,000,000 State of Israel Bond Issue is the cornerstone of Israel's historic program of development and immigrant absorption; and

WHEREAS, widespread recognition of Israel's role as an outpost of democracy in a crucial part of the world has stimulated support of the Israel Bond Drive among Americans in all walks of life; and

WHEREAS, Israel, the world's newest democracy, has recently marked the fourth anniversary of its founding as a free nation; and

WHEREAS, Sunday, May 18, 1952, has been chosen as Bonds of the Israel Government Day, on which an intensive, one-day effort will mark the opening of the 1952 campaign for the sale of $200,000,000 of Israel Bonds during the current year; and

WHEREAS, BIG DAY, activities in Wilmington on Sunday, May 18, are being dedicated as an especial honor to the Honorable Abba Hushi, Mayor of the City of Haifa, Israel, and one of the truly great leaders of that nation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week from May 18 through May 22, 1952, as


in Delaware and call upon all citizens of the State to evidence their faith in the future of Israel through the purchase of Israel Bonds on Sunday, May 18, and throughout the year.

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 Twelfth day of May, 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.