STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, more accidental deaths occur in farming than in any other major industry in this country ; and
WHEREAS, a disabling injury strikes some farm person in America every twenty-six seconds, on an average, as the result of an avoidable accident ; and
WHEREAS, this appalling loss can be greatly reduced by the exercise of care and caution on the part of farm people:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby call upon the State to observe the week beginning July 25, 1954, as
FARM SAFETY WEEK
and I urgently request all farm residents to make every effort to develop safe work habits and skills, so that they may "Farm To Live and Live To Farm". I also request all persons and organizations interested in farm life and welfare to join in a campaign with the Delaware Safety Council and the University of Delaware Agriculture Extension Service to free as many farm homes as possible from the tragedies and losses caused by needless accidents.
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) second day of July 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-ninth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State