PROCLAMATION 3316—SEPT. 22, 1959
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 twenty-first day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred I SEAL 1 and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eightyfourth. DwiGHT D. EISENHOWER By the President: DOUGLAS DILLON,
Acting Secretary of State.
NATIONAL OLYMPIC WEEK, 1959 September 22 1959 fiv the President of the United States [No. 3316]
of America A Proclamation
WHEREAS the XVIIth Olympic Games of the modern era will be held in Rome, Italy, from August 25 to September 11, 1960, and the Winter Games will be held at Squaw Valley, California, from February 18 to February 28, 1960; and WHEREAS these games unite in friendly competition athletes from around the world, each governed by the traditional rules of sportsmanship and eager to gain honor for the country he represents; and WHEREAS in these challenging times mankind stands in need of occasions which bring out the finest efforts of the human spirit, of physical skill and endurance, and of achievements of individuals rather than of governments; and WHEREAS the Olympic Games uniquely provide such occasions and contribute much to the areas of common understanding and mutual respect among all peoples; and WHEREAS the United States Olympic Association is now engaged in seeking broad popular support for the young men and women representing the United States at these athletic events; and