WHEREAS, the women of America who are engaged in business or professional careers, and who are members of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs are about to celebrate their 25th anniversary; and

WHEREAS, the contributions of women in business and professional life are not only outstanding but highly necessary in these days of manpower shortages; and

WHEREAS, the women of America, no matter in what capacity they serve, whether it be as wife, mother, secretary, teacher or scientist, have and always will be among our greatest assets; and

WHEREAS, this year the Business and Professional Women's Clubs have adopted as their slogan "The Ramparts We Build," indicating their interest in national and international development, and seeking their advancement; and

WHEREAS, women have demonstrated their capabilities and pioneer qualities as something which they would not only like to have, but which they demonstrate daily through their effort to build an ever-progressing, ever-improving nation through their services:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week of September 28 to October 4, 1952,


and call upon all civic groups, business organizations, employers, and our churches and schools, to make special note of this observance. I urge them to point out that "The Ramparts We Build" will be only so strong as those who participate fully in our local and national life makes them so. In this time of stress, we especially urge that women be given a greater opportunity for participation in community, state and national life, and that we pay homage to their great contributions which have been evident from the earliest days of our history.

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 September, 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-seventh.


By the Governor:


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