WHEREAS, the U. S. oil industry stands on the threshold of completing a century of service to the American people, and

WHEREAS, its first 99 years exemplify steadfast adherence to the basic principles of our democracy: liberty of the individual, equality of opportunity, and freedom of competitive enterprise, and

WHEREAS, its pioneering spirit has contributed to the prosperity of the people and the security of the nation, and

WHEREAS, the men and women of oil are anticipating the economic and social challenges that they must meet in order to endow our children and our children's children with an even better way of life, and

WHEREAS, the week of October 12 to 18, inclusive, has been designated as Oil Progress Week, a period during which the million and three-quarters oil men and women will give firsthand reports to their fellow townspeople on their progress, and hopes for the future.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 12-18 inclusive as


and do commend to the attention of the citizens of Delaware, the many and varied contributions of oilmen and oil companies to our increasingly higher standards of living, to the protection of our nation in these times of international tension, and to the enrichment of our 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 eleventh day of September 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