CHAPTER 496

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the health of our citizens is of vital concern to the community, nation and the world; and

WHEREAS, November will mark the 1958 annual campaign by Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc., to combat the fear-inspiring disease of unknown cause or cure which has stricken more than 200,000 Americans. . . a majority of them children; and

WHEREAS, this campaign offers a source of hope that these innocent youngsters, most of whom are, doomed to complete crippling and death before reaching maturity, may yet be spared by virtue of the extensive medical research program now being conducted through contributions to the "March for Muscular Dystrophy"; and

WHEREAS, this special appeal will offer an opportunity for interested persons to give some spare time--even just a few short hours--as volunteer Marchers in the 1958 march for Muscular Dystrophy; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the period November 17 through November 22 as

MARCH FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY WEEK

and urge all citizens of Delaware to volunteer their services for the vital cause of the 1958 March for Muscular Dystrophy and also urge all citizens to contribute to this worthy cause to the best of their means.

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 eighth day of October 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.

(GREAT SEAL)

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State