CHAPTER 640

FORMERLY SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 29

SALUTING DR. GEORGE M. WORRILOW FOR MORE THAN FORTY-FOUR YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, on the fourth day of December, 1971, more than 800 friends of Dr. George M. Worrilow attended an Appreciation Dinner held in his honor at the University of Delaware Field House; and

WHEREAS, a vast majority of the 58 members of the 126th General Assembly were in attendance at the gala occasion honoring Dr. Worrilow, who has announced that he will retire from the University of Delaware in 1972 after more than 44 years of distinguished service on campus; and

WHEREAS, all the members of the 126th General Assembly wish to salute their friend, Dr. George M. Worrilow in a sincere but light-hearted manner.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the following poem, written especially for the December 4th, 1971, George M. Worrilow Appreciation Dinner, be adopted as a warm tribute from the members of the 126th General Assembly to Dr. George. M. Worrilow:

An Ode To The Farmer Charmer

Or

Grandpa Worrilow Takes A Furlough

Or

He'll Always Win With A Sly Little Grin

It's the fourth of December in '71,

A night we're honoring a favorite son;

After two-score and four on the Delaware beat,
Now Georgie Worrilow is leaving his seat.

A 4-H whiz in his early days,

This Maryland grad never ceases to amaze;

Back in '21 he became a Hen,

For a nine-month stint he thought then;

But now after his stay of 44 years,

The Dean remembers thousands of Deer Park beers.

Tops in Ag, this ex-dairy farmer,

To cows and co-eds he's been a charmer;

University Relations has been the Veep's bag,

After departing his beloved School of Ag.

On Committees much too numerous to mention,

In Who's Who, our George has received attention; But to the gane in Dover who legislate,

GNW is a lobbyist great;

When he's on the scene in the County of Kent,

Legislator's flock to the man who's bent.

He's the Gov's choice to head the Coastal Zone,

So Russ and Lel can watch birds alone,.

But, whatever George's job, twinkle he will,

Over Tubby's team or Carpenter's Phil(s).

So as we salute this talented bloke,

Who is the master of the corny joke,

We say, George, to you and Lucy your mate, Have a retirement that's lively and oh so great!

Finally, from the hundreds of friends who are here .. . For Doctor George Worrilow stand up and cheer!!!

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the full text of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and Senate and a copy of the resolution be sent promptly to Dr. and Mrs. George M. Worrilow.

Approved January 24,1971.