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PROCLAMATIONS-MAR . 10 , 12, 1949 CANCER CONTROL MONTH, 1949 [63 STAT. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION 36U.S.C.§150. Designation of Can- cer Control Month. WHEREAS for many years cancer has steadily increased in importance as a cause of death in this country and now accounts for approximately one death in every eight; and WHEREAS according to the best medical opinion a large number of cancer deaths could be prevented if full use were made of our present knowledge concerning early diagnosis and treatment of the disease; and WHEREAS every citizen should be informed of the nature of cancer and the available means of combatting it; and WHEREAS the program of cancer education, research, and con- trol undertaken by the Federal and State Governments and by private organizations must have the wholehearted support of our people if we are to make progress against this disease; and WHEREAS by a joint resolution approved March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148), the Congress authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation setting apart the month of April as Cancer Control Month: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby set apart the month of April 1949 as Cancer Control Month; and I invite the Governors of the several States and the Territories and possessions of the United States to issue similar proclamations. I also invite the medical profession, the press, the radio, the motion- picture industry, and all organizations and individuals interested in a national program for the control of cancer by education and other cooperative means to unite during the month of April in a public dedication to this program and in a concerted effort to impress upon the people of the Nation the necessity for such a program. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 10th day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-third. By the President: DEAN ACHESON Secretary of State HARRY S TRUMAN FURTHER POSTPONING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROCLAMATION No. 2775 OF MARCH 26, 1948, PRESCRIBING CHANGES IN PANAMA CANAL TOLL RATES BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS section 411 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code, approved June 19, 1934, authorizes the President to prescribe and from time to time change the tolls that shall be levied by the Government of the United States for the use of the Panama Canal, and provides 1266 March 10, 1949 [No. 2830] March 12, 1949 INo. 2831]