WHEREAS, the agricultural economy and the welfare of thousands of people on the Delmarva Peninsula is greatly dependent on the broiler chicken industry; and

WHEREAS, the production and distribution of poultry under the name of "Delmarvalous Chicken" has caused this product to be widely accepted by discriminating purchasers for use as fryers, broilers, roasters, barbecues and other tastily prepared dishes; and

WHEREAS, chicken is a food with health-giving qualities for young and old and is especially adaptable in dietary feeding because of its high protein content; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that each year during the annual Delmarva Chicken Festival, we call special attention to those growers, feed producers and marketers of this delectable food product who do so much to enhance the economy of our area; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim the week of June 13 through June 18, 1960, as


in Delaware and I urge the citizens of Delaware to participate fully in the 13th Annual Delmarva Chicken Festival at Selbyville, Delaware, June 17-18, and especially the afternoon and evening of Friday, June 17 for the major festivities including a colorful parade, crowning of Miss Delmarva XIII and many other attractions, in order to become better acquainted with this great industry.

FURTHER, on behalf of the citizens of Delaware, I congratulate all those who are making this festival possible and through whose enterprise the Delmarvalous Chicken is becoming world-famous.

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 third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty 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