STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the President of the United States, by direction of an act of Congress, has proclaimed April as CANCER CONTROL MONTH; and
WHEREAS, cancer, the number two disease killer in the United States, took toll of 250,000 lives last year; and
WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society is seeking to eliminate this tragic waste of life by telling the public the facts of cancer; and by urging the checkup as the best protection against the cruel disease; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best American tradition for friends and neighbors to join together to solve their problems, and defeat of disease is especially noteworthy for such combined efforts of volunteers, voluntary contributions and voluntary organizations; now,
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim April 1958 as
CANCER CONTROL MONTH IN DELAWARE
and urge all Delawareans to avail themselves of the opportunity to learn the life-saving facts concerning cancer and to give generous support to the American Cancer Society's annual effort to raise funds vitally needed for its program of education, research and service.
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 Second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight 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