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PROCILAMATIONS-MAR . 28 , 1949 62 Stat. 1681. Designation of Pan American Day. of peace and justice which exists among the American republics, and in furthering their economic, social, and cultural development; and WHEREAS the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, which was signed on September 2, 1947, and which entered into force in December 1948, has further fortified the solidarity of the American republics; and WHEREAS the Pan American Union, founded fifty-nine years ago, has now been assigned new and important responsibilities as the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, April 14, 1949, as Pan American Day; and I call upon the officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all public buildings on that day. I also invite the Governors of the several States, Territories, and possessions of the United States and the appropriate officials of the various municipalities and other political subdivisions to take similar action with respect to Pan American Day. And I call upon the schools, churches, organizations, and people of the United States generally to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies, thereby giving expression to the cordial and friendly sentiments which the Government and people of the United States cherish for the Govern- ments and peoples of the other American republics. 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 28th 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. HARRY S TRUMAN By the President: DEAN ACHESON Secretary of State NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK, 1949 March 28, 1949 [No. 2833] BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Designation of K'a - tional Farm Safety Week. WHEREAS unsafe practices continue to cause needless injuries and death to farm people; and WHEREAS widespread adoption of safer ways of working and living would save thousands of people from tragic injury or accidental death: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the Nation to observe the week commencing July 24, 1949, as National Farm Safety Week, and I request all organizations and persons interested in farm life and welfare to join in a continuing drive against practices which endanger farm people in their homes, in the fields, and on the highways. I also urge each member of every farm family to study the hazards associ- ated with rural life with a view to performing all tasks in the safest manner possible every day throughout the year. [63 STAT.