Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, October 24th is the anniversary of the completion of the fifth year of the establishing of the United Nations as a world force for the solution of the many complex questions involved in transforming a shattered world into a better place to live for the human race; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations by its unanimous Resolution of October 31, 1947, established October 24th, the anniversary of the implementation of the Charter of the United Nations, as "United Nations Day," to be devoted each year to informing all people of the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gain support for the work of this Organization; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has issued a Proclamation urging the people of the United States to observe October 24th as "United Nations Day"; and

WHEREAS, the Crusade for Freedom has designated October 24th for the dedication of the World Freedom Bell; and

WHEREAS, the Freedom Bell will ring out its message of world freedom and friendship from Berlin, Germany, in the shadow of the Iron Curtain at exactly 12:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on this day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby urge the people of the State to observe October 24, 1950, as


and do hereby ask that at exactly 12:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, all state departments, schools, churches, plants, organizations and individuals ring whatever bells are at their disposal for a period of five minutes, while the World Freedom Bell rings from Berlin and is broadcast over all stations of the major radio networks.

I also call upon the officials of the State of Delaware, the mayors of our towns and cities and all other public officials, as well as civic, educational and religious organizations; upon the agencies of the press, radio and other media of information; upon individual citizens, to cooperate fully in our public programs dedicated in strengthening our participation in the work of the United Nations.

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 Eighteenth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fifth.


By the Governor:


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