STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT DOVER
Whereas, during the past decade the abuse of drugs has grown from a local police problem to a grave threat to the health and safety of millions of Americans; and Whereas, statistics tell but part of the story of tragedy incurred by drug use and abuse; t he effects of drugs spread far beyond the lives of the victims themselves; and Whereas, the number of drug users, arrests, and deaths are increa s in g wit hin our State despite the enforcement of stringent drug laws; and Whereas, public education is the most fea sib le method by which s uch problems and methods of their prevention can be brought to the attention of each and every Delawarean; Now, therefo re, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware , do hereby proclaim the week of May 24-30, 1970 as
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WEEK
in Delaware, and urge the public and private sectors to combine their re s ources and efforts to establish meaningful programs for the promotion of drug abuse prevention among young people. Further, I urge the cooperation in this venture of all others whose activities interrelate with young people, and in particular, I ask the cooperation of the communications media who can provide invaluable assistance, not ' only during this s peci a l week but throughout the year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 20th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fourth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Atte s t: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State