WHEREAS, a major goal of our State and Nation is the maintenance of a dynamic and expanding economy; and

WHEREAS, an equally important goal is the maintenance of a national defense sufficient to deter any aggressor; and

WHEREAS, the chemical industry has made, and increasingly continues to make, substantial contributions to both of these goals; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 23-28, 1956, as


During this week I hope that our young people especially will take cognizance of the many opportunities afforded in the field of chemistry and how important it is to our economy that more of them consider this field for their future occupations in line with recent urging to that effect by President Eisenhower and leaders in the industry.

In furtherence of this occasion, I urge all civic and fraternal groups, all educational and scientific bodies, all news disseminating media, to encourage and promote Chemical Progress Week, to the end that all our citizens may have a better understanding of the importance of chemistry to the growing nation.

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) Twentieth day of April 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