WHEREAS, opportunities for gainful employment are the ambition of all workers, consistent with each worker's abilities and interests, and such opportunities are prevalent under, the American system of free choice; and

WHEREAS, experience has taught that physically handicapped workers perform efficiently when they are prepared and trained for suitable jobs ; and

WHEREAS, there is a continuing need for greater understanding of effective methods for the placement of physically handicapped workers in suitable occupations, and this can be accomplished through community programs of education and promotion ; and

WHEREAS, there is a great shortage of skilled labor in the State of Delaware and this skilled labor market can be considerably increased by the training of physically handicapped for opportunities to which they are adaptable:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that the week of October 4 to 10, 1953, be observed in Delaware as


and I call upon employers of male and female labor, in all our fields of endeavor to give serious consideration to employing more of our physically handicapped citizens in those occupations where they can be of best service.

I further urge that this be made a continuing program in the state, and that all of our agencies adaptable to such programs, together with civic, veteran and other groups, keep be-

fore the public at all times the desirability of helping these individuals. This will enable them to become useful citizens, capable of self-support and enjoying the full spirit of belonging in the community, which they so justly deserve.

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 Twenty-

(Great Seal) eighth day of September 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