STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, needless accidents continue to kill thousands of farm people each year; and
WHEREAS, accidents injured more than a million and a quarter farm residents last year; and
WHEREAS, these tragic losses are reducing America's strength in a period of great crisis:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the State to observe the week beginning July 19, 1953, as
NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK
and I urgently request every farm resident to cooperate in an all-out effort to make 1953 as accident free as possible. To the end that Delaware farm people may "Farm To Live and Live To Farm," I request all organizations and persons interested in farm life to join in with the Delaware Safety Council and the University of Delaware in a campaign to prevent accidents on the farm, on the highways, in the home, or wherever they may occur.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Fifteenth day of July in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Seventy-eighth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.