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PROCLAMATIONS—1954

PROCLAMATION 3042

ARMED FORCES DAY, 1954 WHEREAS the members of the armed forces of the United States have constantly demonstrated their loyalty and devotion to the service of their country; and

WHEREAS the men and women of the armed forces are actively engaged, at home and overseas, in upholding and defending our democratic way of life as opposed to ideologies which seek to destroy the basic principles of freedom cherished by this Nation; and

WHEREAS it is appropriate that on a special day each year our armed forces demonstrate to the people of the United States and our friends overseas their increased teamwork and efficiency and their technological advances; and

WHEREAS it is fitting and proper that all our citizens devote one day each year to paying special tribute to our fighting forces as the protectors and defenders of our Nation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 15, 1954, as Armed Forces Day; and I direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, as well as the Secretary of the Treasury on behalf of the Coast Guard, to mark that day with appropriate ceremonies and to cooperate with civil authorities in suitable observances.

I invite the Governors of the States, Territories, and possessions of the United States to provide for the celebration of the day in such manner as will pay suitable honor to the members of the armed forces.

I also call upon my fellow citizens not only to display the flag of the United States on Armed Forces Day, but also to manifest their recognition of the sacrifice and devotion to duty of the men and women of the armed forces by attending and participating in the local obseryances of the day conducted by the armed forces and the civil authorities.

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 25th day of January in the year of our

Lord nineteen hundred and (SEAL) fifty-four, and of the Inde

pendence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventyeighth.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER By the President: WALTER B. SMITH,

Acting Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION 3043

RED CROSS MONTH, 1954 WHEREAS the American National Red Cross, under the terms of its charter established by act of Congress, is a major instrument for protecting the health and welfare of the American people through voluntary services supported and rendered by its members; and

WHEREAS the services of the Red Cross demonstrate our Nation's tradition of neighbor helping neighbor; and

WHEREAS the Red Cross, while continuing at full strength its welfare program for members of the armed forces and their families, has accepted the additional responsibility of providing for

informal club activities for overseas seryicemen; and

WHEREAS the organization's blood program provides blood for the sick and injured in nearly half the Nation's hospitals and, at the same time, enables the Red Cross to meet its responsibility as the collecting agency of blood for national defense; and

WHEREAS the Red Cross is a medium for extending emergency relief to families stricken by disaster, and for helping to rehabilitate those families, as well as for making available to all the people training in such essential skills as first aid, water safety, and home nursing; and

WHEREAS these services and many others performed by millions of adult and junior members of the organization prepare our people to save lives and mitigate suffering, both in time of peace and in time of national emergency; and

WHEREAS the American Red Cross is appealing for $85,000,000 and thirty million members to help it achieve its objectives in the year ahead:

NOW. THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American National Red Cross, do hereby designate March 1954 as Red Cross Month; and I urge every American during that month to cooperate in furthering the work of this humanitarian organization.

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 25th day of February in the year of our

Lord nineteen hundred and (SEAL] fifty-four, and of the Independ

ence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventyeighth

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

Secretary of State.

of principal officials and former officials of the Government of the United States and the Governors of the States, Territories, and possessions of the United States as a mark of respect to their memory; and

WHEREAS it is desirable that rules be prescribed for the uniform obseryance of this mark of respect by all executive departments and agencies of the Government, and as a guide to the people of the Nation generally on such occasions:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, do hereby prescribe and proclaim the following rules with respect to the display of the fiag of the United States of America at half-staff upon the death of the officials hereinafter designated:

1. The flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions for the period indicated upon the death of any of the following-designated officials or former officials of the United States:

(a) The President or a former President: for thirty days from the day of death.

The flag shall also be flown at halfstaff for such period at all United States embassies, legations, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

(b) The Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives: for ten days from the day of death.

(c) An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former Vice President, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, or the Secretary of the Air Force: from the day of death until interment.

2. The flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia on the day of death and on the following day upon the death of a United States Senator, Representative, Territorial Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and it shall also be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels

PROCLAMATION 3044 DISPLAY OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA AT HALF-STAFF UPON THE DEATH OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS AND FORMER OFFICIALS

WHEREAS it is appropriate that the flag of the United States of America be flown at half-staff on Federal buildings, grounds, and facilities upon the death

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of the Federal Government in the State, Congressional District, Territory, or Commonwealth of such Senator, Representative, Delegate, or Commissioner, respectively, from the day of death until interment.

3. The flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds of the Federal Government in a state, Territory, or possession of the United States upon the death of the Governor of such State, Territory, or possession from the day of death until interment.

4. In the event of the death of other officials, former officials, or foreign dignitaries, the flag of the United States shall be displayed at half-staff in accordance with such orders or instructions as may be issued by or at the direction of the President, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

5. The heads of the several departments and agencies of the Government may direct that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on buildings, grounds, or naval vessels under their jurisdiction on occasions other than those specified herein which they consider proper, and that suitable military honors be rendered as appropriate.

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

DONE at the City of Washington this 1st day of March in the year of our Lord

nineteen hundred and fifty(SEAL) four, and of the Independence

of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-eighth.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER By the President: WALTER B. SMITH,

Acting Secretary of State.

WHEREAS home life that is satisfying physically, emotionally, and spiritually is essential to the development of healthy personality in children; and

WHEREAS Child Health Day is a suitable occasion for emphasizing the fundamental importance to our Nation of wholesome family life:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the first day of May, 1954, as Child Health Day; and I urge all families to make this a day when parents and children join in family activity of work or play that will strengthen and enrich the union between them. I also invite all organizations and groups interested in child welfare to unite upon that day in observances designed to enhance family ties throughout the year.

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 17th day of March in the year of our

Lord nineteen hundred and (SEAL] fifty-four, and of the Indepen

dence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy eighth.

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

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION 3045

CHILD HEALTH DAY, 1954 WHEREAS the Congress, by joint resolution of May 18, 1928 (45 Stat. 617) authorized and requested the President of the United States to issue annually a proclamation setting apart May 1 as Child Health Day; and

WHEREAS children are our Nation's richest resource and our most welcome responsibility; and

PROCLAMATION 3046

PAN AMERICAN DAY, 1954 WHEREAS the American Republics jointly and severally honor April 14 as a date of Hemisphere significance, since that day sixty-four years ago marked the beginning of the association which has developed into the Organization of American States and in which the twenty-one American Republics are Member States;

WHEREAS the Tenth Inter-American Conference this year focuses attention once again upon the fundamental importance of inter-American solidarity as an indispensable bulwark of the free world;

WHEREAS the reciprocal friendship, mutual respect, and steadfast cooperation of the American Republics stand as an example which other nations have come to recognize and accept as a working-model for international relationships;

WHEREAS for all of the foregoing reasons April 14 is a recurrent occasion for thanksgiving and rejoicing on the part of the people of the United States in common with the sister nations of America:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, April 14, 1954, as Pan American Day, for celebration by the people of this nation as the day of the Americas and a day for expressing that good will toward the other American peoples and that faith in our mutual adherence to the principles of freedom and democracy which have inspired our independence as nations and cemented our cooperation as neighbors.

I call upon officials of the Federal, State, and local Governments; representatives of civic, educational, and religious organizations; agencies of the press, radio, television, motion picture, and other media of communications; and all the people of the United States of America, to cooperate in fitting observance of Pan American Day, by ceremonies or other public activities appropriate to the occasion, as a symbol of inter-American solidarity.

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

DONE at the City of Washington this 20th day of March in the year of our

Lord nineteen hundred and (SEAL) fifty-four, and of the Independ

ence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventyeighth.

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

Secretary of State.

WHEREAS this appalling loss can be greatly reduced by the exercise of care and caution on the part of farm people:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the Nation to observe the week beginning July 25, 1954, as National Farm Safety Week; and I urgently request all farm residents to make every effort to develop safe work habits and skills, so that they may "Farm To Live and Live To Farm". I also request all persons and organizations interested in farm life and welfare to join in a campaign to free as many farm homes as possible from the tragedies and losses caused by needless accidents.

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 thirtieth day of March in the year of

our Lord nineteen hundred and (SEAL) fifty-four, and of the Independ

ence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventyeighth.

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

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION 3048 IMPOSING A QUOTA ON IMPORTS OF RYE,

RYE FLOUR, AND RYE MEAL WHEREAS, pursuant to section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as added by section 31 of the act of August 24, 1935, 49 Stat. 773, reenacted by section 1 of the act of June 3, 1937, 50 Stat. 246, and as amended by section 3 of the act of July 3, 1948, 62 Stat. 1248, section 3 of the act of June 28, 1950, 64 Stat. 261, and section 8 (b) of the act of June 16, 1951, 65 Stat. 72 (7 U. S. C. 624), the Secretary of Agriculture advised me there was reason to believe that rye, rye flour, and rye meal are being or are practically certain to be imported into the United States under such conditions and in such quantities as to render or tend to render ineffective, or materially interfere with, the price-support program undertaken by the Department of Agriculture with respect to rye pursuant to sections 301 and 401 of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, or to reduce substantially the amount of products processed in the

PROCLAMATION 3047 NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK, 1954 WHEREAS more accidental deaths occur in farming than in any other major industry in this country; and

WHEREAS a disabling injury strikes some farm person in America every twenty-six seconds, on an average, as the result of an avoidable accident; and

United States from domestic rye with more than 15,000 pounds may be in the respect to which such program of the form of rye flour or rye meal, Department of Agriculture is being which permissible total quantities I find undertaken;

and declare to be proportionately not less WHEREAS, on December 9, 1953, I

than 50 per centum of the total quantity caused the United States Tariff Commis

of such rye, rye flour, and rye meal ension to make an investigation under the

tered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for said section 22 with respect to this mat

consumption during the representative ter;

period July 1, 1950 to June 30, 1953, WHEREAS the said Tariff Commission

inclusive. has made such investigation and has

The provisions of this proclamation reported to me its findings and recom

shall not apply to certified or registered mendations made in connection there

seed rye for use for seeding and cropwith;

improvement purposes, in bags tagged WHEREAS, on the basis of the said

and sealed by an officially recognized investigation and report of the Tariff

seed-certifying agency of the country of Commission, I find that rye, rye flour, production, if and rye meal, in the aggregate, are being

(a) the individual shipment amounts and are practically certain to continue to 100 bushels (of 56 pounds each) or to be imported into the United States less, or under such conditions and in such quan- (b) the individual shipment amounts tities as to interfere materially with and to more than 100 bushels (of 56 pounds to tend to render ineffective the said each) and the written approval of the price-support program with respect to

Secretary of Agriculture or his desigrye, and to reduce substantially the

nated representative is presented at the amount of products processed in the

time of entry, or bond is furnished in a United States from domestic rye with form prescribed by the Commissioner of respect to which said price-support pro- Customs in an amount equal to the value gram is being undertaken; and

of the merchandise as set forth in the WHEREAS I find and declare that

entry, plus the estimated duty as deterthe imposition of the quantitative limi

mined at the time of entry, conditioned tations hereinafter proclaimed is shown upon the production of such written apby such investigation of the Tariff Com

proval within six months from the date mission to be necessary in order that the of entry. entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have herefor consumption of rye, rye flour, and rye

unto set my hand and caused the seal meal will not render ineffective, or materially interfere with, the said price

of the United States of America to be

affixed. support program: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D.

DONE at the City of Washington this EISENHOWER, President of the United

31st day of March in the year of our Lord States of America, acting under and by

nineteen hundred and fiftyvirtue of the authority vested in me by (SEAL] four, and of the Independence of the said section 22 of the Agricultural

the United States of America Adjustment Act, as amended, do hereby the one hundred and seventy-eighth. proclaim that

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1) the total aggregate quantity of rye, rye flour, and rye meal which may be

By the President: entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, JOHN FOSTER DULLES, for consumption in the period beginning

Secretary of State. on the date of this proclamation and ending at the close of June 30, 1954, shall

PROCLAMATION 3049 not exceed 31,000,000 pounds, of which not more than 2,500 pounds may be in

CANCER CONTROL MONTH, 1954 the form of rye flour or rye meal; and WHEREAS the disease of cancer takes

(2) the total aggregate quantity of the lives of nearly a quarter of a million rye, rye flour, and rye meal which may of our citizens every year, many of whom be entered, or withdrawn from ware- are at the peak of their achievements; house, for consumption in the 12-month and period beginning July 1, 1954, shall not WHEREAS a democratic Nation exceed 186,000,000 pounds, of which not which cherishes the life of the individual

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