STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, traffic accidents accounted for the deaths of more than 38,000 Americans in 1958, as well as countless personal injuries and tremendous losses in property damage; and
WHEREAS, too many accidents were the result of motorists who later complained they failed to see the other car or the pedestrian; and
WHEREAS, science and common sense indicates a positive causative relationship between this terrifying toll and inadequate driver vision; and
WHEREAS, adequate vision is a primary requirement for motorists on our highways; and
WHEREAS, it behooves all government officials and citizens to cooperate strongly with every effort to improve traffic safety on our streets and highways; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, proclaim the period March 1 to 7, 1959, as
SAVE YOUR VISION WEEK
and urge all Delawareans to cooperate with optometrists of this state in their efforts to encourage traffic safety through their activities conducted under the theme, "Driving Takes Seeing".
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
(GREAT SEAL) twenty-third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine 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