PROCLAMATION 3801-AUG. 25, 1967
I n the future, Bonneville will play a central role in complex power systems extending from the Canadian Treaty dams in British Columbia to Southern California and Arizona. I t is appropriate that Americans should celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of an Act that has contributed so greatly to our economic development. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim August 20, 1967, as Bonneville Project Day. I urge State and local public officials, industrial leaders, the press, and all private citizens in the Pacific Northwest and around the Nation to join in observing the Bonneville anniversary. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.
THE W H I T E HOUSE
Proclamation 3801 "STAY IN SCHOOL" August 25, 1967
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
Education through high school is now within the reach of every American boy and girl. I t is essential to our nation's welfare—and to theirs—that they grasp it. This Nation could neither prosper nor endure without trained, productive men and women. For this reason, we have begun a massive campaign —to extend the blessings of education to the children of the poor, —to increase opportunities for vocational training, —to help the physically handicapped, —and to bring higher education within the grasp of more and more of our young people. A high school diploma is not a sure pass to a successful life, but it vastly increases a young adult's chances for employment and economic independence. Those who seek employment without training or preparation will knock upon many closed doors. This year, more than 900,000 of our youth will not return to their high school classrooms to complete their secondary education. For their sake and for ours, it is urgent that they, and others who are tempted to leave school, be persuaded to continue their education. Citizens in communities across the Nation can help to combat the high school dropout problem—and they are. We have succeeded in reducing the percentage of dropouts among high school age youngsters from 26 percent in 1960 to 18 percent last year. But we must do more. To emphasize the importance of this task, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do proclaim a national "Stay in School" campaign.