WHEREAS, for 115 years the native-born game of baseball has been the National Game of the American people, and

WHEREAS, its influence upon the youth of America for good, its important place in the formation and development of the social and recreational structure of our nation entitles the game to the respect of all citizens, and

WHEREAS, all amateur and professional organizations devoted to the continuing popularization of the game have joined hands for the purpose of furthering the interests of the game throughout the nation during the week of March 19 to 26, 1955, and

WHEREAS, the great State of Delaware would join with the sister States in this nationwide recognition ;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week March 19 to 26, 1955, inclusive, as


in the State of Delaware, and I call upon all our citizens to encourage the organization of clubs and leagues for the youth of our State, as well as the intelligent employment of the game at industrial and professional levels as a means of wholesome recreation.

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

(Great Seal) State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Third day of March 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