WHEREAS, Man in his long journey from the Stone Age to the Age of Outer Space, lived first by his prowess as a hunter, and then at the approach of history as we know it, by developing the primary cultures such as farming which brought increasingly better living conditions ; and

WHEREAS, one of Man's greatest milestones was the taming of jungle fowl through which he created an everlasting supply of a superb natural food which contains all the elements required for body building; and

WHEREAS, the production of poultry and eggs has been improved since those early days until today both are exceedingly important factors in raising the general level of nutrition ; and

WHEREAS, we take this opportunity to pay tribute to the hen for her increasing contributions to mankind, realizing that not only have we benefited physically but commercially through the constant development of increasing quality and quantities this much wanted food; and

WHEREAS, in the State of Delaware egg production rose last year to 5,857,000 dozens and added $4,500,000 to our farm income; and

WHEREAS, scientists point out that eggs are a combination of the most biologically complete proteins, having all the essentials for growth and body maintenance and can be served in a great variety of pleasing dishes for our enjoyment ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, believing that it is fitting to honor the poultry industry of our state, and altogether proper to urge that more eggs be consumed during this midwinter season, do hereby proclaim that the month of January, 1956, be observed as


With this tribute to one of our leading Delaware poultry industries, we also add the hope that through the New Year this industry will prosper through greater consumption of this health-giving food by all of us.

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 Eleventh

(Great Seal) day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighteith.

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