CHAPTER 544

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the rulers of the Kremlin continue their unceasing exploitation of the masses by corrupting the morals and spirit of mankind through political trickery and propaganda falsehoods; and

WHEREAS, the overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of party affiliation and differences over domestic political issues, are united in their opposition to Communism and have no desire to exchange their heritage of freedom for the strangling effects of Communism and the uncertainties of totalitarian dictatorship; and

WHEREAS, more than 30 million Americans of all races, creeds and colors have voluntarily enrolled in the Crusade for Freedom within the past two years, and have pledged their moral and financial support to halt the spread of Communism throughout the world, and have endorsed the efforts of the Crusade for Freedom to use every legitimate means to help the prisoner peoples behind the Iron Curtain to regain the blessings of freedom and liberty which have been taken from them by their Communist rulers:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of November 14 to December 15, 1952, as

CRUSADE FOR FREEDOM MONTH

and call upon all citizens of Delaware to reaffirm their faith in the American way of life by enrolling again in the 1952 Crusade for Freedom, and contributing to its financial support, and thereby serving notice upon the world that as free Americans, proud of the heritage which has been handed to us, we are willing to stand up and be counted against Communism and to pledge anew our faith in God and our devotion to the principles of Democracy.

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 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

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