CHAPTER 801

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Harry C. McSherry has distinguished himself as a newsman in Delaware for 53 years; and

WHEREAS, with his accurate roll call tending and his two-fingered typing he has become a legend among younger newsmen and the public at large alike and, who with his cane and pipe, has become a figure at Legislative Hall and in the Senate Chamber; and

WHEREAS, he has broadcast his "Capital Comments" program nightly on WDOV radio for 24 years, providing a continual picture of legislative highlights and insights to broadcast listeners; and

WHEREAS, his column in the "Delaware State News" offers daily assessment and commentary on items of current and past interest; and

WHEREAS, his stories also reflect his superb recollection of past history, dates, events, personages, anecdotes and attitudes, and entertain while informing; and

WHEREAS, his "tell-it-like-it-is" style of writing sets him apart from other journalists; and

WHEREAS, "Mr. Mac" has maintained the highest professional standards while reading the pulse of the community of Dover and the State of Delaware since 1920;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, recognizing this newsman's perceptive, accurate, enthusiastic, and tireless efforts to inform, explain, and educate the citizens of this State as to the affairs that affect their lives daily, do hereby proclaim

HARRY C. McSHERRY THE

"DEAN OF THE DELAWARE PRESS CORPS".

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 18th day of June

(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-seventh.

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor

Attest : ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State