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65 STAT.]

PROCLAMATIONS—MAR. 23, 1951

WHEREAS more than half of these deaths are of persons in the most fruitful years of their lives, the Nation's reservoir of physical, intellectual, and spiritual power being thus depleted; and WHEREAS encouraging progress has been made in the fight against cancer through the combined efforts of the medical and nursing professions, educational and research institutions, private organizations, public-spirited citizens, and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, Federal Security Agency; and WHEREAS, if the gains already made are to be retained and further progress achieved, there must be no relaxation of our efforts; and WHEREAS by public resolution 82, 75th Congress, approved March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148), the President is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation setting apart the month of April of each year as Cancer Control Month: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of April 1951 as Cancer Control Month; and I invite the Governors of the States, Territories, and possessions of the United States to issue similar proclamations. I also urge the medical profession, the press, the radio and motion-picture industries, and all interested agencies and individuals to unite during April 1951 in a public dedication to a program for the control of cancer. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. D O N E at the City of Washington this 14 day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the [SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-fifth. HARRY S TRUMAN

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36 U.S.C. §150.

Proclamation of April 1951 as Cancer Control Month.

By the President: D E A N ACHESON

Secretary of State

P A N AMERICAN DAY,

1951

BY THE P R E S I D E N T OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS April 14, 1951, will mark the sixty-first anniversary A the founding of the P a n American Union, which now serves as the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States; and WHEREAS the Organization of American States has demonstrated its effectiveness in the maintenance of peace in the Western Hemisphere; and WHEREAS the inter-American system may serve as an example of progress in the achievement of peace, security, and cooperation; and WHEREAS the Fourth Meeting of Consultation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of American States will convene at Washington on March 26, 1951, to consider action to be taken in the common defense of these republics and of the free world:

March 23, 1951 [No. 2920]