Delaware General Assembly





WHEREAS, our Nation's greatest asset is the welfare and health of its people; and

WHEREAS, air pollution of all forms including smoke, is a menace to the health, comfort and economy of thousands of our fellow citizens--men, women and children--since air pollution must be considered in much the same light as the pollution of our streams and lakes; and

WHEREAS, preventable air pollution in any form is a public hazard that can be corrected through intelligent action involving engineering, equipment, research and education; and

WHEREAS, our highly industrialized economy requires the consumption of large quantities of fuels, our State cannot afford to waste these fuels through inefficient combustion and firing methods; and

WHEREAS, for these reasons the abatement of air pollution in all its various forms is of utmost concern to every American citizen:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week beginning October 20, 1952, as


and earnestly request that during that week all of us undertake a year-round campaign to abate destructive air pollution from all sources, including smoke, soot, fly-ash, noxious fumes and gases in our homes and in our communities. I also request that the local governments, the chambers of commerce, business, labor, churches, schools, civic groups and agencies of public information, including newspapers, magazines, and radio, television, and motion picture industries cooperate fully in the observance of CLEANER AIR WEEK. I direct the appropriate agencies of the State Government to assist in arousing public awareness of the need for active participation in this fight for clean air.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 Twenty fourth day of September, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.