WHEREAS, the family is an integral part of the foundation of the community and the nation; and wholesome family living is reflected in the community in the form of interested, capable, well informed citizens and leaders; and

WHEREAS, it is the quality of family living that influences the quality of citizenship and leadership; and

WHEREAS, it is the purpose of home demonstration work to help improve the quality of family living through an educational program designed to encourage family members to

1. live and work congenially with others in the family and in the community;

2. better manage personal resources of time, money and energy to reach family goals;

3. choose from the market, food, clothing, home furnishings, household equipment and other things essential in attaining a satisfying way of life;

4. keep the household running smoothly and provide a comfortable, convenient and attractive home; and

5. understand the relationship of nutritious food, suitable clothing, and adequate housing to the health and well-being of each family member; and

WHEREAS, more than 2400 members of the home demonstration clubs in Delaware, under the leadership of more than 100 volunteer local leaders and the professional home economics extension staff of the University of Delaware, participate in this significant adult educational work; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the week of May 3 through May 9, 1959, as


in Delaware for the purpose of paying tribute to our homemakers who are enrolled in this program which contributes so much to the quality of citizenship and the strengthening of our communities through capable local leadership.

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 twentieth day of April 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