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[83 STAT. 962]
[83 STAT. 962]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

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36 USC 163.

PROCLAMATION 3933-SEPT. 16, 1969

[83 STAT.

American forests grow on one-third of our entire country and provide us with over ten billion cubic feet of raw material every year. Equally important^ they have yielded even more benefits in the form of water conservation, forage, and recreation for the additional betterment of life for all Americans. The Congress, in order to re-emphasize the importance and heritage of our forest resources, has by a joint resolution of September 13, 1960 (74 Stat. 898), designated the seven-day period beginning on the third Sunday of October in each year as National Forest Products Week, and has requested the President to issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of that week. NOW, THEREFOKE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of the United States to observe the week beginning October 19, 1969, as National Forest Products Week, with activities and ceremonies designed to direct public attention to the forest resources with which we have been so abundantly blessed and to the riches which they provide for our material and spiritual advantage. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred ninety-fourth.

C^^A/^^C;^ Proclamation 3933 NATIONAL FARM-CITY WEEK, 1969 September 16, 1969

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By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

As our society becomes more complex, it also grows more interdependent. The behavior of each individual has a direct impact on the lives of others. What happens in one area of the country affects events in other areas. Occurrences in every walk of life and every section of society are inextricably intertwined. One significant example of such interconnections can be found in the interdependence of urban and rural America. I t is important that the people of our country come to understand that interdependence more fully than we do at present. It is not well known for instance that agriculture serves as a $50 billion customer to our economy. The marketing and processing of food and fiber provide almost 5 million non-farm jobs and a $25 billion annual payroll. At the same time, technological changes on the farm have so increased agricultural efficiency that record production has been achieved by fewer people. Many rural residents have therefore migrated to the cities. While some have become productive contributors to urban society, many others have been unable to find new economic roles. The relationship between urban and rural America will never be constant—but it will always be important. It will always require close examination and careful rethinking. It is to that end that I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America do hereby designate the week of November 21 through November 27,