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is deferred until it is declared by proclamation of the President that such adequate shipping service has been established.

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 twelfth day of December in

the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, (SEAL) and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,

Acting Secretary of State.

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE Civil SERVICE ACT

January 13, 1958

(No. 3216)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

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Service Act.

WHEREAS the Federal civil-service system was established by the Civil Service Act of January 16, 1883, and will be seventy-five years old on January 16, 1958; and

WHEREAS the enactment of that act and the establishment thereunder of a merit system of employment within the Federal Government have given impetus to the establishment of similar systems at State, county, and municipal levels of government; and

WHEREAS a strong civil service, based on the merit principle, is now recognized as an essential factor in stable, responsible government in the United States, as well as in many other countries; and

WHEREAS the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Civil Service Act is an appropriate time to salute the Civil Service of the United States and to increase public knowledge and understanding of its importance in our system of self-government;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, Presiversary of the Civil dent of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people

of the United States to participate in the observance of the seventyfifth anniversary of the Civil Service Act on January 16, 1958, and throughout the ensuing year.

I also call upon the heads of Federal departments and agencies, governors, mayors, and other public officials, as well as leaders of industry and labor and members of all public-spirited groups, to study our Federal, State, and local civil-service systems, with a view to their continuous improvement in every way possible, and to arrange appropriate ceremonies in honor of the public service of our able and devoted civil servants throughout the country.

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 thirteenth day of January

in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, (SEAL) and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
JOHN FOSTER DULLES,

Secretary of State.

SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY CELEBRATION

January 15, 1958

(No. 3217)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1959 will mark the inauguration of a new era of direct transoceanic waterborne commerce between inland ports of the Great Lakes of North America and the far-flung ports of the world; and

WHEREAS, from January 1 to December 31, 1959, the City of Chicago in the State of Illinois will celebrate the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway inviting attention to the importance of the Seaway and the North American ports that it will serve;

WHEREAS the program of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Celebration at Chicago will include the Pan American Games of 1959, a Festival of the Americas, and an International Fair and Exposition which have for their purpose the promotion of international understanding and the display of the products of the world; and

WHEREAS the Congress, by a joint resolution approved August 30, 1957, 71 Stat. 512, authorized the President of the United States, by proclamation or in such other manner as he might deem proper, to invite the States of the Union and foreign countries to participate in the Saint Lawrence Seaway Celebration to be held at Chicago during 1959 for the purpose of promoting foreign and domestic commerce and fostering good will among nations: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT Ď. EISENHOWER, President

, , , B. of the United States of America, do hereby invite the States of the way Celebration. Union and foreign countries to participate in the programs of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Celebration to be held at Chicago, Illinois, in 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 fifteenth day of Januery

in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, (SEAL) and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
John Foster DULLES,

Secretary of State.

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PAN AMERICAN DAY AND PAS AMERICAN WEEK, 1958

January 22, 1958

INo. 3218)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS on April 14, 1958, the twenty-one American Republics will celebrate the sixty-eighth anniversary of the founding of a bureau for inter-American cooperation which, as the Pan American Union, now serves as the permanent Organ and General Secretariat of the Organization of American States; and

WHEREAS the evolution of the Organization of American States into its present form has been accompanied by an ever-increasing solidarity of the peoples of the Republics of the Western Hemisphere; and

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WHEREAS the Organization, as one of the important associations

of free nations, contributes to hemispheric defense and to the advancePan American Day ment of international peace and the ideals of freedom: Week, 1958

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, April 14, 1958, as Pan American Day, and the period from April 14 to April 20, 1958, as Pan American Week; and I invite the Governors of the States, Territories, and possessions of the United States of America and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to issue similar proclamations.

I also urge our citizens and all interested organizations to join in the appropriate observance of Pan American Day and Pan American Week, in testimony of the steadfast friendship which unites the people of the United States with the people of the other American Republics.

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 22nd day of January in the

year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of (SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,

The Acting Secretary of State.

NATIONAL JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WEEK, 1958

January 24, 1958

(No. 3219)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS the Junior Achievement program, with the encouragement of American businessmen, is giving many young people of our Nation an opportunity to gain an early insight into the problems of industry and business, and

WHÈREAS the experience gained by American youth in organizing and conducting their own small business enterprises and meeting every day business problems will assist them in later life and enlarge their understanding of the privileges and duties of citizenship and the responsibilities of community leadership, and

WHEREAS businessmen of local communities are voluntarily giving of their time, their counsel and their experience in aid of these junior enterprises; and

WHEREAS the Congress, by Senate Concurrent Resolution 58, agreed to January 23, 1958, has requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the week beginning January 26, 1958, as National Junior Achievement Week:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week of January 26 through February 1, 1958, as National Junior Achievement Week; and I urge all our citizens to observe the week by honoring Junior Achievers and their volunteer adult advisers through appropriate ceremonies.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

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DONE at the City of Washington this 24th day of January in the

year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and (SEAL of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,

Acting Secretary of State.

TERMINATING THE QUOTA ON IMPORTS OF Short Harsh OR

Rough COTTON

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

January 28, 1958

(No. 3220)

A PROCLAMATION

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WHEREAS on February 1, 1947, the President issued Proclamation No. 2715 (3 CFR, 1943–1948 Comp., p. 102) under the authority of section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 624), limiting the quantity of harsh or rough cotton having a staple of less than three-fourths of one inch in length which might be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in any year commencing September 20 in 1946 and in subsequent years; and

WHEREAS subsection (d) of the said section 22 provides that after investigation, report, finding, and declaration in the manner provided in the case of a proclamation issued pursuant to subsection (b) of the said section 22, any proclamation or provision thereof may be terminated by the President whenever he finds and proclaims that the circumstances requiring the proclamation or provision thereof no longer exist; and

WHEREAS the United States Tariff Commission has made a supplemental investigation under the provisions of subsection (d) of the said section 22 and has reported to me its findings and recommendations made in connection therewith; and

WHEREAS, on the basis of such supplemental investigation and report of findings and recommendations of the said Tariff Commission made in connection therewith, I find that the circumstances requiring the quota established for the said harsh or rough cotton by the said Proclamation No. 2715 of February 1, 1947, no longer exist:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, under the authority vested in cotton. me by the said section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as port quota. amended, do hereby proclaim that the provisions of the said Proclamation No. 2715 of February 1, 1947, establishing an import quota on harsh or rough cotton having a staple of less than three-fourths of one inch in length are hereby terminated, effective immediately: Provided, however, that the modification made by the said proclamation of Proclamation No. 2351 of September 5, 1939, by deleting therefrom, wherever they appeared therein, the words “and chiefly used in the manufacture of blankets and blanketing" shall continue in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

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DONE in the City of Washington this 28th day of January in the

year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of (SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,

Acting Secretary of State.

Law Day, 1958

February 3, 1958

(No. 3221)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

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WHEREAS it is fitting that the people of this Nation should remember with pride and vigilantly guard the great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed to

WHEREAS it is our moral and civic obligation, as free men and as Americans, to preserve and strengthen that great heritage; and

WHEREAS the principle of guaranteed fundamental rights of individuals under the law is the heart and sinew of our Nation, and distinguishes our governmental system from the type of government that rules by might alone; and

WHEREAS our Government has served as an inspiration and a beacon light for oppressed peoples of the world seeking freedom, justice, and equality for the individual under laws; and

WHEREAS universal application of the principle of the rule of law in the settlement of international disputes would greatly enhance the cause of a just and enduring peace; and

WHEREAS a day of national dedication to the principle of government under laws would afford us an opportunity better to understand and appreciate the manifold virtues of such a government and to focus the attention of the world upon them:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, May 1, 1958, as Law Dav.

I urge the people of the United States to observe the designated day with appropriate ceremonies and activities; and I especially urge the legal profession, the press, and the radio, television, and motionpicture industries to promote and to participate in the observance of that day.

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 third day of February in the

year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of (SEAL) the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
JOHN FOSTER DULLES,

Secretary of State.

Law Day, 1958.

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