WHEREAS, it is recognized that modern civilization can continue to solve its ever present and complex problems through the application of science, training and experience, and

WHEREAS, the province of such application lies within the purview of the engineering profession, which is recognized as one of our basic professions ; and

WHEREAS, so much is owed by all of us to the comparatively few, who make up this great profession, who have pioneered, developed and brought to fruition many of the vast benefits to our economic, industrial and social well being, through the protection to life, health and property, in the development of agricultural, petroleum and mineral resources, ways and means of transportation, water, power, light, sanitation and communication systems and conservation of natural resources; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that we recognize and honor these benefactors of mankind;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order to give our citizenry an opportunity to honor the engineering profession of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the week beginning February 20, 1955, and ending February 26, 1955, shall be designated as


and I urge that every citizen of Delaware join me in extending recognition and honor to our engineers who have so thoroughly earned our thanks and appreciation.

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

(Great Seal) Fifteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, 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