WHEREAS, healthy competition in business and commerce is the hallmark of our American way of life, and one of the major reasons why we, in the United States, enjoy a standard of living far higher than that of any other peoples, and

WHEREAS, the American oil industry, made up as it is of some 42,000 companies, 200,000 service stations, and 1,700,000 individuals, engages in vigorous competition at every level, and

WHEREAS, the week of October 10 to 16 has been designated OIL PROGRESS WEEK, when oil men put aside their economic rivalries and join in telling their neighbors, customers, and friends about the many services and valuable products that they and their industry provide, and

WHEREAS, citizens in this part of the United States who engage in producing, transporting, refining, or marketing petroleum products desire to participate in the observance of Oil Progress Week by joining in activities that will illustrate and explain their 1954 slogan : "OIL SERVES YOU"

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 10 to 16 to be


and do call to the serious consideration of all citizens the many services and other contributions made to the betterment of our public, social, business, and private lives, as well as to the security of our beloved country, by the oil men who live and work in our midst.

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 Seventh

(Great Seal) day of October 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