36 USC 169b.
PROCLAMATION 3701-JAN. 27, 1966
This goal can be achieved, however, only through the effective mobilization of all our resources, private as well as governmental. Continued progress in our nation-wide attack on heart disease requires the personal interest and support of all our citizens, not only through Government-sponsored programs but also on behalf of the research, education, and community services sustained by the American Heart Association—a national voluntary heart agency and partner of the National Heart Institute of the Public Health Service. For these reasons, and because the Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 30, 1963 (77 Stat. 843), requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of February 1966 as American Heart Month, and I invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to issue similar proclamations. I urge everyone to enlist in this heart crusade and to support the vital work that will enable us to reach the goal of healthy hearts for all. IN W I T N E S S 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 sixty-six, and of the [SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninetieth. LYNDON B. JOHNSON
By the President: DEAN RUSK,
Secretary of State.
Proclamation 3701 NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK 1966 January 27, 1966
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
36 USC 165.
I t was noted long a^o that, "Poison kills only where there is no antidote." But no antidote will ever take the place of precaution. For when precaution is used, antidotes become unnecessary. Last year, more than 600,000 American children were the victims of accidental poisoning. Nearly 500 of these children died. These poisonings took a variety of forms. Some were from medicines and some were from household products. But all had one thing in common; carelessness. To store drugs and poisons within easy reach of children, or to store them along side of food, is as foolish as leaving a loaded pistol lying around the house—and as dangerous. To alert adults to the dangers of accidental poisoning and to encourage them to take appropriate preventive measures, the Congress, by a ]oint resolution approved September 26, 1961 (75 Stat. 681),