CHAPTER 346

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RELATING TO A PROCLAMATION RELATING TO OIL CENTENNIAL YEAR AND OIL CENTENNIAL WEEK.

WHEREAS, the petroleum industry of the United States has completed its first 100 years of progress and service to the American people; and

WHEREAS, the million and three-quarters men and women who represent the oil industry throughout the United States are daily engaged in still further advancing the economic and social well-being of this free nation in order to guarantee an even better century ahead; and

WHEREAS, this centennial year exemplifies its steadfast adherence to the basic principle of our democracy, liberty of the individual, equality of opportunity, and freedom of competitive enterprise; and

WHEREAS, the many residents of Delaware engaged in the refining, transporting or marketing of petroleum products play a leading role in the State's economic and civil affairs; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that Delaware set aside a certain period in which to review the progress made by the oil industry and its hopes for the future; NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 120th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein that the year 1959 shall be known as "Oil Centennial Year" and the week of August 24-31, 1959, shall be known as "Oil Centennial Week" in the State of Delaware and the Governor by appropriate proclamation shall so proclaim

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Approved April 22, 1959.