WHEREAS, it is important that our entire citizenry be informed of those needs in Delaware which will assist commerce, cause greater convenience and produce further safety measures; and

WHEREAS, the state's highways, connecting federal roadways with state, county and municipal arteries, presents one of the outstanding problems in modern day living because of the general increase of passenger automobile and truck traffic; and

WHEREAS, Delaware has attempted to keep abreast of this problem and to predict future needs in the light of today's experience, always hoping to provide safe and satisfactory service to its citizens and visitors from other areas; and

WHEREAS, nearly five years ago, opening of Delaware Memorial Bridge as a connecting link to New Jersey brought new onrushes to traffic to our narrow corridor state, along with attendant problems; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of our officials on all levels of government to keep the public informed as to plans and programs which have been envisioned to provide better facilities ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the period of April 23 to 28, 1956, .as


It is my pleasure to announce that through the leadership of the Associated General Contractors of Delaware, appropriate plans are underway to make this week one of education and

interest to all of our citizens, and Mr. James Julian, president of that group, will serve as chairman of a special committee for this observance.

During that period we will not only speak of present accomplishments and future plans, but we hope to extend the hand of friendship to many out-of-state visitors, who will be in Delaware to inspect new equipment and facilities of some of our enterprises dealing with highways and related problems.

I am also calling upon appropriate officials in the State Highway Department and the Interstate Highway Division, to have their facilities open for inspection on Wednesday, April 25, so that our citizens may see and hear first-hand the effort that is currently being carried on in the interest of general improvement to our roads, streets and main thoroughfares.

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) Twenty-ninth day of March 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