WHEREAS, the skill, ingenuity and courage of the American worker to overcome seemingly hopeless odds, and his determination through organization, to resist encroachments upon his liberties and to raise the standard of living for himself and his fellow toilers have been major factors in providing the comforts, security and happiness we enjoy today; and

WHEREAS, these benefits are enjoyed to such an extent in no other part of the earth, as is evidenced through continuous reports of spreading starvation and suffering of untold millions in other lands ; and

WHEREAS, due credit must be given to those pioneers in organization such as the American Federation of Labor for their able leadership in providing workmen throughout the nation to be woven together in a great production team ; and

WHEREAS, the symbol of this unity and the productivity which it has achieved through employer-employee cooperation is the Union Label, it is only fitting that each year a period be set aside in tribute to what organized labor has done for us all; and

WHEREAS, the Union Label is labor's guarantee of expert craftsmanship and is our assurance that the product was manufactured, or the services rendered, under conditions which will preserve, protect and extend the benefits which have accrued to workers:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period of September 7 to September 13, 1953, as


and call upon all citizens to give their full _cooperation to this effort to focus attention upon the importance of the Union Label, as an example of fine workmanship, honest endeavor and fair play.

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 Third day

(Great Seal) of September .in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States of America the One hundred and seventy-eighth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State