STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the year-round availability of high-quality, nutritious canned food has played a substantial part in making the United States the best-fed nation in history and in banishing the spectre of hunger from our land by eliminating dependence upon the feast-or-famine caprice of Nature; and
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware plays an important role in growing and processing the canned foods which help provide the people of our own State and of distant parts of the nation with the dietary and health benefits which stem from scientific agriculture and modern processing methods; and
WHEREAS, the canning and associated industries of Delaware and our sister states throughout the nation have this year combined their resources to give concerted emphasis in September to the unparalleled output of canned products which are available to every family in the land; now
THEREFORE, in recognition of the benefits thus provided to our population by the agricultural, processing and allied industries involved in canning, and by the agencies or transportation, marketing and distribution which bring the bounty of our fields, streams and offshore fishing areas within the ready reach of homes throughout our nation, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim September, 1958, as
CANNED FOODS MONTH IN DELAWARE
and I urge the citizens of this State to acquaint themselves with the facilities existing in Delaware for the canning of fruits, vegetables, and scores of other products, and the low-cost, high-quality products these facilities provide.
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 sixth day of August 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-third.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State