WHEREAS, in this era of prosperity, it is most desirable that opportunity be afforded each citizen to share in the good fortune of permanent employment; and

WHEREAS, industry, interested in hiring men and women principally upon their ability to produce, has shown a willingness to hire people whose aptitudes show them to be producers, regardless of so-called physical handicaps; and

WHEREAS, it is a duty of state and private agencies to provide such training and assistance to our handicapped people as to make possible their becoming full-fledged productive citizens, making definite contributions to the economy and progress of state and nation; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, through the Governor's Committee on the Employment of Physically Handicapped, and with the cooperation of industry and of state and federal agencies, has made tremendous strides in training and placing handicapped persons, and in emphasizing and publicizing the contributions made by properly trained physically handicapped workers; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 6 through 12, 1957, as


and urge that all segments of the public, and particularly employers, cooperate in every possible way with the Governor's Committee on the Employment of Physically Handicapped in providing greater opportunity for the physically handicapped and in directing attention to the increasingly large number that have overcome their infirmities and are serving as productive 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 State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Third day of October 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-second.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State