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STAT.]

PROCLAMATIONS—AUG. 23, 1951

physically handicapped on the basis of their demonstrated abilities; and WHEREAS the Congress, by a joint resolution approved on August 11, 1945 (59 Stat. 530), designated the first week in October of each year as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, and requested the President to issue a suitable proclamation inviting Nation-wide support of programs calling for full opportunity for physically handicapped men and women in employment: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of our Nation to observe the week beginning October 7, 1951, as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, and to cooperate with the President's Committee on National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week in carrying out the purposes of the aforementioned joint resolution of Congress. I also call upon the Governors of States, the mayors of municipalities, and other public officials, as well as leaders of industry and labor, of civic, veterans', agricultural, women's, and fraternal organizations, and of other groups representative of our national life, to lend their assistance and encouragement in the observance of the designated week, in order to enlist public interest in and support of programs for the employment of the physically handicapped. 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 17th day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-sixth. HARRY S TRUMAN By the President:

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Observance of week beginning Oct. 7, 1951, as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.

JAMES E W E B B

Acting Secretary of State

COLUMBUS D A Y,

1951

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

A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, over four and a half centuries ago, Christopher Columbus, with undaunted courage, traversed the uncharted Atlantic and discovered a new world; and WHEREAS the saga of his exploits has stirred the imagination of men throughout the centuries and has inspired many other quests for larger horizons; and WHEREAS, in the present cent;ury, the new and old worlds, to whose unity Christopher Columbus contributed so much, are striving toward further unity through the closer association of free peoples; and WHEREAS in the exploration of uncharted ways toward such unity we may take guidance from the life and deeds of Christopher Columbus; and WHEREAS the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution approved April 30, 1934 (48 Stat. 657), authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating October 12 of each year as Columbus Day:

August 23, 1951 [No. 2940]