WHEREAS, the progress, prosperity and national' security of the United States depend upon the conservation, through their wisest and most efficient use, of our rich heritage of natural resources and

WHEREAS, Petroleum, which supplies the American people * with a large part of their power needs, is one of this nation's most precious natural resources and

WHEREAS, the two million Americans engaged in the oil business use the most up-to-date conservation practices in finding, producing, refining, transporting and marketing petroleum products and

WHEREAS, the conservation of all other resources, such as topsoil, water, food, fibres, rubber and scarce strategic metals and chemicals needed by civilians and their Armed Services is made possible on a large scale through the employment of machines powered and lubricated by oil and by the growing use of plastics, synthetic rubber and other products made from petrochemicals and

WHEREAS, residents of our community who are engaged in the oil business are desirous of illustrating their contributions to conservation, and to explain their activities and the activities of their competitive, progressive businesses.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim the week of October 11th to 17th, inclusive, to be


amongst us have made and are making to the betterment of our public, social, business and private lives, as well as to the security of our beloved country.

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 Seventh

(Great Seal) day of October 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.

By the Governor :


JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State