WHEREAS, man's cruelest enemy, cancer, took the lives of 492 citizens of this State in 1953 ; and

WHEREAS, progress is being made in cancer control; the death rate among women is declining, and among men, with the exception of lung cancer, the death rate is levelling off; and

WHEREAS, only by vigorous effort upon the part of the public, government, medicine and science can this progress be continued and cancer brought under control; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society is daily saving lives through its program of research, education and service; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed April as a special month for a special effort to conquer cancer ;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of April as


Furthermore, I urge every citizen not only to support the American Cancer Society as generously as they can, but also to take advantage of this opportunity to learn as much as possible about this enemy within our midst--cancer.

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) fourth day of March 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 seven ;y7eighth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State