CHAPTER 772

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, tuberculosis is still a leading cause of death in the State of Delaware and the new case rate remains high ; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware greatly appreciates the assistance which the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society has given in the past years ; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society has contributed many thousands of Christmas Seal dollars to make possible the regular chest X-ray survey; and

WHEREAS, the work of the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society has been supported since 1907 by the annual Christmas Seal Sale, a method of support founded and for many years promulgated by the late Emily P. Bissell; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby officially designate the period from November 16th to December 25th as

CHRISTMAS SEAL MONTH

and I urge the citizens of the State to continue their generous support of the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society by buying and using the 1955 Christmas Seals during the month designated above.

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 Fourteenth

(Great Seal) day of November 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