CHAPTER 742

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER FIFTY

TO: Heads of All Departments and Agencies

RE: Designation of Friday, July 5, 1974 as a holiday for State Employees

WHEREAS, the Fourth of July will fall on Thursday this year; and

WHEREAS, in light of the continuing energy problem and escalating fuel costs, the Governor is informed that it would be an unwarranted expense to close the various physical plants of the State agencies throughout Delaware for one day, re-open them for the next day, only to close again for the weekend; and

WHEREAS, providing our State employees with an extra day off will extend their Independence Day holiday to four days and will provide them with an opportunity to spend more time with their families and reflect upon the meaning and importance of this holiday.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby order (with the exception of those State offices which render essential services on a 24-hour basis) that all State Agencies treat Friday, July 5, 1974 as a legal holiday and accord employees the same time off and other benefits as provided on other legal holidays.

Approved this 30th day of June, 1974.

(GREAT SEAL)

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT

Governor

Attest:

GROVER A. BIDDLE

Assistant Secretary of State