WHEREAS, for the past thirty years the people of the United States and its territories have joined in the observance of National Music Week as a means of promoting their educational, recreational and cultural life; and

WHEREAS, appropriately National Music Week falls during the first seven days of the Delaware Festival of the Arts, during which time special events featuring music will be herd in many areas of the First State; and

WHEREAS, participation in musical organizations, whether vocal or instrumental forms one of the most pleasant leisure-time occupations of hundreds of our people while other thousands reap the enjoyment and inspiration of merely listening to such performances; and

WHEREAS, music has a tendency to strengthen the bonds of friendship between men and nations, through their mutual love for the more worthwhile things in life;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do set aside and proclaim the week of May 2 to 9, 1954, as


in Delaware, and I call upon the citizens of our State to take part and enjoy the special programs which have been arranged for this observance, and to remember that much can be accomplished if we use the appreciation of music as a means toward developing a better influence and respect among the people of the world.

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) third day of April 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.


JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State