STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, tuberculosis is still one of the leading causes of death in the State of Delaware, and takes more lives than all other infectious diseases; and
WHEREAS, the tuberculosis death rate in our State is higher than most of the States in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the State Board of Health which is ever striving to better conditions in our State tubercular institutions, greatly appreciates the assistance which the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society has given in the past years; and
WHEREAS, remarkable gains have been made against tuberculosis in the past forty-five years; and
WHEREAS, the work of the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society has been supported since 1907 by the annual Christmas Seals, a method of support founded and for many years promulgated by the late Emily Bissell:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby officially designate the period from November 17th to December 25th as
CHRISTMAS SEAL MONTH
and I urge the citizens of the State to continue their generous support of the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society by buying and using the 1952 Christmas Seals during the month designated above.
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 Sixth Day of November, 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:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.