WHEREAS, the history of the American people stands as a testimony to the advantages of freedom and individual initiative over regimentation ; and

WHEREAS, for nearly a century the men and women of the oil industry have championed those principles of competitive freedom, initiative, and individual liberty on which our nation is founded ; and

WHEREAS, through the practice of these principles the industry's service station dealer, through his efforts as an independent businessman, has contributed substantially to the attainment of a standard of living previously unknown ; and

WHEREAS, Delaware will have closer relationship with the oil industry through the establishment of a major refinery within the state ; and

WHEREAS, the week of October 14 to 20, inclusive, has been designated Oil Progress Week, when the citizens of this community engaged in the oil business will salute the community's service station dealers as ambassadors of good will; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 14 to 20, 1956, to be


and do invite the attention of our citizens to the many and varied contributions of our oil businesses to modern living, and to those freedoms which are the special heritage of this nation, and without which neither the oil industry nor the progress it typifies could exist.

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 Fourth

(Great Seal) day of October 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 eighty-first.

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