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[ PROCLAMATION NO. 506, May 05, 1958 ]

DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM MAY 11 TO 17, 1958, AS NATIONAL 4-H CLUB WEEK



Whereas, the 4-H Club, an organization of young boys and girls from the rural areas who pledge their heads to clearer thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service, and their health to better living for their club, community, and country, has been found to be one of the major forces in improving the standard of living in the rural areas;

WHEREAS, through this organization 120,971 boys and girls in and out of school have been developed into more useful young citizens and future leaders, thereby minimizing juvenile delinquency;

WHEREAS, the organization has contributed to the development of native industries and farm and home skills through its project work in addition to increasing food production and bolstering rural income by millions of pesos;

WHEREAS, through the 4-H Club young people have learned to make wise use of their time and have realized the value of team work and cooperation, two important factors in making the rural areas a better place in which to live; and

WHEREAS, this organization has fostered international friendship and good will by means of exchanges with the United States and other East Asian countries;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Carlos P. Garcia, President of the Philippines, do hereby declare the period from May 11 to 17, 1958, as National 4-H Club Week. I call upon all the people to turn their thoughts during the week to the great service that this youth organization is doing for our country, both economically and socially.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 5th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the Philippines, the twelfth.

CARLOS P. GARCIA
President of the Philippines


By the President:

SOFRONIO C. QUIMSON
Acting Assistant Executive Secretary
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