Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, the Honorable John M. Longbotham represents the Fifth Senatorial District of Kent County in which the first 4-H Club was duly organized in the United States at Houston, Kent County, Delaware, the Club having been established as the "Houston Cardinals" and the late Dewey Sapp having served as the first President; and

WHEREAS, the 4-H Club movement has continued to grow and progress throughout the years to the point that it is now one of the most prominent youth organizations in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the 4-H Club leadership in the State of Delaware has been superbly outstanding; and

WHEREAS, the farm youth of Delaware has cooperated with this leadership; and

WHEREAS, the membership of the 4-H Clubs in Delaware is composed of some of our most energetic youths who, as a result of their efforts and accomplishments, show promise of becoming leading citizens of tomorrow; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States, the Honorable Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Governor of the State of Delaware, the Honorable J. Caleb Boggs, have by appropriate Proclamations, called upon all good citizens to observe 4-H Club Week; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 117th General Assembly of the State of Delaware as follows:

That the various 4-H Clubs existing throughout the State be highly praised for the outstanding work now being accomplished by the members as well as the leadership of the Clubs, and

That the parents of the young men and women participating in the 4-H Club movement be congratulated upon their giving the necessary encouragement and assistance in helping to make the movement a success; and

That the farm youth of the State be encouraged to follow the vocation of their parents and ancestors with the full knowledge and thought that tilling the soil is one of man's noblest undertakings; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be made available to the press and a copy forwarded to the President of the United States and to each of the Delaware representatives in Congress, the Honorable John J. Williams, the Honorable J. Allen Frear and the Honorable Herbert B. Warburton.

Approved April 23, 1953.