STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, narcotic addiction and drug abuse are major health and social problems afflicting a significant portion of the people of our State; and
WHEREAS, the need is imperative for public and private agencies, business, professional and service groups to develop effective prevention, treatment, and control; and
WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to educate and confront young people and the public in general on the abuse of drugs; and
WHEREAS, narcotic addiction and drug abuse educational programs should, whenever possible, be community based; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America has designated the week beginning October 21, 1973, as Drug Abuse Prevention Week;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim October 21-27, 1973 as
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WEEK
in Delaware and urge all the citizens of the State to become involved in one of the many programs which are being set up in communities throughout the State, and I ask the support of the citizens of Delaware throughout the rest of the year, in a mass effort, for continued education and service in order to intervene and control the spread of this social illness.
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 11th day of October
(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-eighth.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest : ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State