WHEREAS, a group of interested citizens, led by Chief of Police J. J. Walling and James F. Godsey, both of New Castle, organized, in 1958, Delaware's first statewide Junior Fishing Rodeo; and

WHEREAS, the object of this organization is to provide healthful recreation for boys and girls and to bring them closer to the wonders of nature; and

WHEREAS, it is an established fact that boys and girls who make good use of their time strengthen the moral fibre of the community in which they live and build happier and more productive lives; and

WHEREAS, this year's Junior Fishing Rodeo promises to be even more widespread and more successful than the highly satisfactory initial Junior Fishing Rodeo held a year ago; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby declare Saturday, August 22, 1959, as


and I urge other organizations to follow the example of our Rod and Gun, Recreation Clubs and other groups by sponsoring boys and girls in this outstanding civic undertaking. In furthering the welfare and recreation of our young people we make a direct contribution to better future citizenship.

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 August 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-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State