WHEREAS, citizens of our neighboring New England and Middle Atlantic States have undergone their greatest natural disaster in history through recent floods, causing President Eisenhower to take special action to bring relief to the areas; and

WHEREAS, there has been loss of loved ones, untold suffering, vanished homes and general destruction of property, causing a lack of the necessities of life such as clothing and shelter ; and

WHEREAS, so many of our own citizens have relatives and friends in the states sustaining the greatest damage; and

WHEREAS, Delawareans have always opened their hearts and their purses to unfortunates in stricken areas when called upon to do so; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, August 26, 1955, as


I earnestly desire that each of our citizens capable of doing so will contribute his full share to an emergency disaster fund on this day. The Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross will receive these donations. Distribution will be made through that organization's disaster units, who are to be commended for their splendid service throughout this terrible crisis.

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) fifth day of August 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 eightieth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State