WHEREAS, in recent years the Home Builders of Delaware have produced a high volume of new homes for our citizens, which assists materially in bringing permanent residents into the state; and

WHEREAS, our cities have grown ; our communities have been expanded and the opportunity to own a home has been extended to more and more people; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that Delaware should take note of this growth in home ownership and improvement of our communities; and

WHEREAS, because we are the fifth fastest growing state in the nation, and will need continued expansion programs in this particular field of endeavor, in which we believe Delaware home builders are well qualified ; and

WHEREAS, home ownership is one of the foundations of good citizenship, and the continued building of homes for all of our people contributes greatly towards this end,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, taking note of the progress made in this enterprise, do hereby proclaim the week of September 19 to 26, 1954, as


and I call upon the citizens of Delaware to share in this observance, particularly by inspecting the areas where home building has contributed so much to the comfort and convenience of the new families daily arriving in the First State.

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 Sixteenth

(Great Seal) day of September 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