WHEREAS, the prosperity of the United States of America and its know-how in the field of utilizing water-power, spanning great distances for better means of communication and development of natural resources for the good of all is well known; and

WHEREAS, these developments have come about chiefly through the application of basic scientific information by that great body of men engaged in the engineering profession; and

WHEREAS, their developments have brought advances in industry, agriculture, transportation, communications and sanitation which are unknown in a great part of the world at large; and

WHEREAS, engineering efforts have also been bent toward the proper utilization and conservation of our natural resources; and

WHEREAS, each year, it is proper that we honor those members of the engineering profession who reside, work and contribute so greatly to the continued development of our own beloved state;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order that our citizens may pay proper tribute to the engineers residing or working within our state, do hereby proclaim that the week beginning February 21 and ending February 28, 1954, shall be designated as


I hereby urge that our civic organizations, clubs, schools and municipal bodies accord special recognition and honor to our engineers during that week.

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 Ninth day

(Great Seal) of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, 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