WHEREAS, we live in a time in which the enemies of freedom have challenged the ideals of our free society, and

WHEREAS, for nearly a century the men and women of the oil industry have championed those principles, initiative, and individual liberty on which our nation is founded, and

WHEREAS, the week of October 9 to 15, inclusive, has oil industry has come to symbolize the attainment of a standard of living previously unknown, and

WHEREAS, through the practice of these principles the been designated Oil Progress Week, when the citizens of this community engaged in the oil business will report to their neighbors on their achievements to date and their plans for the future; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 9 to 15, inclusive to be


and do direct the attention of our citizens to the many and varied contributions of the oil industry to modern living, as well as to those freedoms which are the special heritage of this nation, and without which neither the oil industry nor the progress it typifies could exist.

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 Sixth day

(Great Seal) of October 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