WHEREAS, a major goal of our State and Nation is the maintenance of a sound domestic economy in time of peace so as to provide full employment, opportunities for initiative and investment and an adequate supply of goods for our citizens ; and

WHEREAS, an equally important goal is the fortifying of our defenses so that our people can live in confident assurance of protection from enemies abroad; and

WHEREAS, the chemical industry of Delaware has made, and increasingly continues to make, substantial contributions to both these goals by transforming our rich resources into ever more useful products ; and

WHEREAS, because these contributions by the chemical industry have helped our citizens to attain a higher standard of living and have greater security than any other people on earth; and

WHEREAS, through the creative research of America's outstanding chemical firms located in Delaware, our state has won renown as the Chemical Capital of the World;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 17-22, 1954, as '


in Delaware, and urge all civic and fraternal groups, all education and scientific bodies, all news disseminating media, all chambers of commerce and all other groups to encourage and promote the celebration of Chemical Progress Week, using as the theme of their activities, "A Better America Through

Chemical Progress'„ and to do everything within their power to bring home to each citizen the importance of the chemical industry in their daily living.

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 eleventh

(Great Seal) day of May 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.

H. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State