PROCLAMATION 3397—MAR. 4, 1961 Lord nineteen hundred and [SEAL] sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-
fifth. JOHN P. KENNEDY
By the President: DEAN RUSK,
Secretary of State. NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK, 1961 March 4, 1961 [No. 3397]
36 USC 161.
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
WHEREAS increasing numbers of our citizens are participating in boating for health and relaxation; and WHEREAS this increase in recreational boating has greatly increased the use of our waterways and has intensified the need for close adherence to accepted • safe-boating practices to prevent needless loss of life and damage to property; and WHEREAS continued cooperation among persons and organizations interested in boating is necessary to maintain our steady progress towards the ultimate goal of courteous and safe boating throughout the year; and WHEREAS, in recognition of the importance of safe-boating practices, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (72 Stat. 179), has requested the President to proclaim annually the week that includes July 4 as National Safe Boating Week: NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN P. KENNEDY, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning July 2, 1961, as National Safe Boating Week; and I urge all persons and organizations interested in recreational boating, and the boating industry. Government agencies, and other groups, to observe National Safe Boating Week.