WHEREAS, the people of Delaware were privileged to inspect some of the fine vegetables and other produce grown on farms within the State at the Kent and Sussex County Fair last week, and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware makes a great contribution to the food supply of the entire nation through its productivity and advanced methods of farming, and

WHEREAS, each year National Vegetable Week is sponsored throughout the United States by the Vegetable Growers Association of America in order to call attention to the importance of vegetables to the physical and economic health of our nation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of August 3 to 10, 1953, as


in Delaware, and do urge that suitable steps be taken to encourage continued research in the production and marketing of vegetable products and in the celebrating of this annual event.

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

(Great Seal) twenty-eighth 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.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State