CHAPTER 479

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has emphasized the necessity for an accelerated strengthened Civil Defense Program, in which a shelter program has the highest priority; and

WHEREAS, The President has determined that the first step in the program of providing fallout protection for every American is a determination of the present fallout protection in existing buildings in the country; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Government has negotiated a contract with an engineering firm for a survey to determine the location of existing fallout protection in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the Congress has declared that Civil Defense is the joint responsibility of the Federal Government and the States and local political subdivisions; and

WHEREAS, an effective Civil Defense requires the support of every citizen;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the Federal Fallout Shelter Survey in the State of Delaware, now underway, is an essential part of the Civil Defense program for the protection and defense of our nation and our people; and

I urge each political subdivision in the State to assume its obligation to provide the necessary cooperation to assure the success of the Federal Fallout Shelter Survey; and

I hereby urge each citizen of the State to provide the necessary support and cooperation to assure the expeditious and successful completion of the Survey.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 5th day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-sixth.

(GREAT SEAL)

ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State