CHAPTER 644

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38

CONVEYING SINCERE WISHES FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE 127TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO NEWSMAN HARRY C. MCSHERRY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY AND 60TH YEAR IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATIONS.

WHEREAS, Tuesday, January 1, 1974, A.D., not only marked the beginning of-a brand new year, but also the advent of revered staff writer and columnist for the Delaware State News and Daily Eagle, Harry C. McSherry, as an octogenarian; and

WHEREAS, Harry' C. McSherry descended upon this earth on January 1, 1894, at a time when Grover Cleveland was President of the United States, and started a distinguished newspaper career in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania during Woodrow Wilson's reign as President of this nation; and

WHEREAS, Delaware's State Capital was blessed when Harry C. McSherry moved to Dover in 1920 after tenure in the armed forces of his beloved country during World War I; and

WHEREAS, Harry C. McSherry, officially proclaimed by Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt in 1973 as "Dean of the Delaware Press Corps", is a veritable wellspring of information after sixty years of newspaper and radio reporting in almost every field including sports, courts, highways and transportation and most especially, legislative affairs; and

WHEREAS, Harry C. McSherry, a gentle, rotund, hardworking man, better-known as "Mr. Mac", or just plain "Mac", to his multitude of friends and co-workers, possesses the desired qualities of honesty, sincerity, fairness, and trustworthiness; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, wish to salute Harry C. McSherry on the occasion of his eightieth birthday and his sixtieth year in the field of communications.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, convey sincere wishes for a "Happy 80th Birthday" to "Dean Harry" McSherry and continued good health so that he might author many, many more "Capital Capsule" columns and broadcasts in the days and years to come.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both the Senate and House with copies hand delivered to "Mr. Mac" at his desk in the Senate Chamber.

Approved January 24, 1974.