WHEREAS, the agricultural economy and the welfare of thousands of people on the Delmarva Peninsula is greatly dependent on the broiler chicken industry; and

WHEREAS, the production and distribution of poultry under the name of "Delmarvalous Chicken" has caused this product to be widely accepted by discriminating purchasers for use as fryers, broilers, roasters, barbecues and other tastily prepared dishes; and

WHEREAS, chicken is a food with health-giving qualities for young and old and is especially adaptable in dietary feeding because of its high protein content ; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that each year during the annual Delmarva Chicken Festival, we call special attention to those growers, feed producers and marketers of this delectable food product who do so much to enhance the economy of our area ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim the week of June 17 through June 23, 1956, as


I also urge the citizens of Delaware to participate fully in the Delmarva Chicken Festival at Ocean City, Maryland, June 20, 21, and 22, in order to become better acquainted with this great industry. I congratulate all those who are making this festival possible and through whose enterprise the Delmarvalous Chicken is becoming world-famous.

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 Seventh day of

(Great Seal) June 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