WHEREAS, we live in an age in which civilization has been transformed through the discovery of petroleum in commercial quantities; and

WHEREAS, we dwell in a land which is the very symbol of the progress, comfort and security which petroleum makes possible; and

WHEREAS, the week of October 12th to 18th has been designated as Oil Progress Week, when the oil men of this country will cooperate to inform the public of the contributions of their industry both to our high standard of living and to the preservation of our traditional freedoms; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of The State of Delaware who are engaged in producing, transporting, refining and marketing petroleum products desire to participate in the observance of Oil Progress Week by arranging exhibits and joining in various other activities for the purpose of showing how, through initiative, skill and daring, America's competing oil companies serve and will continue to serve the people of this nation and of this state or community:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 12th to 18th inclusive as


and do call the attention of all men and women to the many contributions and services rendered to us by the American Petroleum Industry, and most particularly to those rendered by the members of that industry who live and work among us, and who we of Delaware know as friends, neighbors and good citizens.

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 Ninth day of October, 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.