STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Delaware Congress of Parents and Teachers, organized in 1911, has made consistent progress in its efforts to promote Child Welfare through the cooperative efforts of more than 22,000 parents and teachers ; and
WHEREAS, it is believed that the standards attained by our public schools are in direct ratio to the interest displayed in them by parents, proving that good home-school relations are indispensable in molding happy, alert young people ; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware Congress of Parents and Teachers represents the highest hopes and best efforts of Delaware citizens to preserve the finest aspects of American heritage of freedom for their children ; and
WHEREAS, this organization has expressed its aims as "for every child these benefits, 'better homes, better schools, better communities"--it is well for us all to encourage the largest possible membership in this group, devoted to the interests of our public schools:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the month of October, 1953, as
PARENT-TEACHER MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT
for the Delaware Congress of Parents and Teachers, in recognition of their 42 years of service in this field. I call upon all citizens of the state to aid and encourage this constructive, forward-looking program.
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 October 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