STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies.
RE: Designation of November 29, 1974 as holiday for State employees.
WHEREAS, Delaware and all America is and should be conserving her energy resources; and
WHEREAS, a serious shortage of energy could have an adverse affect upon the health, welfare and economy of the State of Delaware and her citizens; and
WHEREAS, State offices owned/or operated by the State of Delaware consume a good deal of energy in such forms as light and heat; and
WHEREAS, State of Delaware offices are generally closed on the legal holiday of Thanksgiving and opened on the subsequent Friday and then once again closed on the following Saturday and Sunday; and
WHEREAS, opening State facilities on Friday, November 29, 1974 for one day and then closing such facilities on Saturday and Sunday, November 30, 1974 and December 1, 1974 respectively, would consume a good deal of energy;
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, November 29, 1974 as a legal holiday and accord employees the same time off and other benefits as provided on other legal holidays.
Approved this 25th day of November, 1974.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State