HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO CLOSE THE LENAPE PLANT OF CHRYSLER CORPORATION AT NEWARK, DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, the Defense Department has announced plans to close the Lenape Plant of Chrysler Corporation at Newark, Delaware, and to transfer the operations to an Army Depot outside the State of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, such a closing will result in the loss of employment by at least Five Hundred (500) trained workers; and
WHEREAS, such a closing will result in a loss to the community of a payroll amounting to approximately Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) a week; and
WHEREAS, New Castle County is already an area of high unemployment; and
WHEREAS, the Lenape Plant of Chrysler Corporation at Newark, Delaware, is the only Defense Plant operating in the
BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the 121st General Assembly of the State of Delaware, (the Senate concurring therein):
That the President of the United States and the Defense Department be requested to reconsider the decision to close the Lenape Plant of Chrysler Corporation at Newark, Delaware, because of the severe impact upon the economy of New Castle County and the State of Delaware.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be forwarded to:
The President of the United States
The Secretary of Defense
The Secretary of the Interior
The Secretary of Labor
U. S. Senator John J. Williams
U. S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs
U. S. Representative Harris B. McDowell
Approved April 11, 1961.