WHEREAS, the first Federal Food and Drug Law was enacted by the Congress of the United States and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt just fifty years ago; and

WHEREAS, it is important that our public be informed of the importance of foods and drug laws as they are enacted on a federal state and local level; and

WHEREAS, there is every opportunity during this golden anniversary year to call public attention to the benefits to individuals and to industry through enactment of such legislation ; and

WHEREAS, attention should be drawn to the industries which have cooperated with these laws in order to assure us of a more healthful climate; and

WHEREAS, through public education, we will be able to further strengthen the effectiveness of our food, drug and cosmetic laws on all levels, now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period from May 6 to May 13, 1956, as


Since these laws have a daily effect upon the lives of all of us, I urge that Delawareans join with the rest of the nation in observing this anniversary and take time to reflect upon the importance of such laws to all of our citizens.

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

(Great Seal) State to be* hereunto affixed at Dover, this Twenty-sixth 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