WHEREAS, the women of our State and Nation are the Homemakers on whom we depend to nourish their families, nurse their ills and guide their lives from the cradle to maturity; and

WHEREAS, these same Homemakers have shown their devotion and loyalty to their state and country by their constant contributions in many fields of activities outside their homes, which have helped to strengthen our institutions of learning, our churches and our many public services; and

WHEREAS, each citizen should be grateful for the spiritual values, the guidance and continued loyalty of the women who serve humanity so well in rearing citizens of the future and preparing them for participation in the American concept of life:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of November 23 to 27, 1952, as


in the State of Delaware, and call upon all citizens, especially those most closely associated with our ladies--their husbands and fathers--to take special cognizance during this week of their contribution to society, to the community and the home. I call on our church, school and civic leaders to pay those tributes due these Homemakers while we contemplate another season of Thanksgiving, and include them in our prayers and thoughts in the days ahead.

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 State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Twenty-second 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:


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