WHEREAS, in keeping with the best traditions of their profession, secretaries throughout the United States are shouldering vital responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, they are performing important roles in commerce, industry and government and are bringing to their positions a wider knowledge of world affairs of business than was considered a necessary part of their sphere in the past; and

WHEREAS, the American secretary is an integral part of the economy which has brought to the world "The American Way of Life" . . . . free enterprise . . . . freedom of choice . . . . and the highest standards of living existing in today's troubled world; and

WHEREAS, in order to honor secretaries for their diligence; to pay tribute to those constantly striving to improve their skills and abilities in order to better equip themselves as a part of the management team; a week is to be set aside to recognize them; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 21-27, 1957, as National Secretaries' Week and further, set aside particularly Wednesday, April 24, 1957, as


During that week, and on the one special day, it is my hope that all employers in the State of Delaware will fully honor the First Lady of Business . . . . the American Secretary.

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 Eleventh 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