WHEREAS, the period from February 5 through 11, 1956, has been designated by the American Dental Association as National Children's Dental Health Week ; and

WHEREAS, a great majority of the public is said to be afflicted by dental decay, according to our best dental experts ; and

WHEREAS, the most effective, long-range weapon for combatting this disease is preventive care for children ; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Delaware State Dental Association are calling public attention to the need for expanded dental care and dental health education for children, to wit :

1. Proper diet regulation and control.

2. Improved dental hygiene through proper use of the toothbrush.

3. Early and regular dental care for all children.

4. Adequate and protected communal water supplies.

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of February 5 through 11, 1956, as


and I urge that each parent, teacher, and each member of our citizenry accept as his individual responsibility to join with members of the Delaware Dental Association in the amelioration and improvement of the status of the dental health of the children of Delaware.

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

(Great Seal) Second day of February 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 eightieth.

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