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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 37

TO CALL TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF DELAWARE THE EXCELLENT WORK BEING DONE BY THE DELAWARE STATE JAYCEES IN THE CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE ALCOHOLISM.

WHEREAS, despite the services of hospitals, detoxification centers and medical science generally there is a continuing growth of alcoholism in the United States; and

WHEREAS, alcoholism is considered the most insidious drug-related disease; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Jaycees are calling attention to this mentally, physically and emotionally-crippling disease with a series of commercials used by WDOV, Dover radio station, and other radio stations; and

WHEREAS, this commercial states that there are nine million alcoholics in the United States, that alcoholism is the number-one health problem, that fifty percent of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and that 450,000 alcoholics in the United States are between the ages of nine and twelve; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Jaycees have joined their national organization in sponsoring Operation Threshold which seeks to reduce alcoholism.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, wishes to commend most sincerely the campaign of the Delaware State Jaycees and especially the excellently-prepared commercial used by Radio Station WDOV and other media outlets in the drive to reduce alcoholism.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the General Assembly of the State of Delaware by this joint resolution expresses the wish that this campaign to reduce this insidious disease be continued not only by the Delaware State Jaycees but by all of the public and private agencies now engaged in this work.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this joint resolution be conveyed to each member of the Delaware Congressional Delegation for their consideration and cooperation.

Approved May 16, 1974