WHEREAS, the building of adequate highways is one of the most important functions in the operation of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable that the public be fully informed of all plans for the construction of such roadways in our state; and

WHEREAS, in 1956 a week was set aside for the chief purpose of providing public information on all our highway facilities, with one day devoted to conferences and discussions under the sponsorship of the Associated General Contractors of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the success of both the conference and attending events brought comment to the effect that such an effort should be made annually; and

WHEREAS, by the authority invested in the office of the Governor I have invited the Associated General Contractors to again give leadership to a 1957 observance and have named Mr. James Julian as General Chairman; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week of April 28 through May 4, 1957, as Delaware Highway Week and have caused to be set aside Monday, April 29, 1957, as


It is my sincere hope that all cooperating groups invited to have representatives at a conference on that day will respond, and that through discussion by experts and comment from the public we may continue our highway program in a constructive manner.

It is my further hope that any and all highways planned will serve the best interests of the greatest number of our citizens and that we can amicably project our program as a part of the great National Defense Highway System, which we all know is a necessity to assure us of a peaceful and progressive future.

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 Third day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven 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