Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/873

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1936 WHEREAS Public Resolution 110, 74th Congress, approved 49 Stat. 1565. June 20, 1936, provides: "That the President of the United States is authorized and directed to issue a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all govern- mental buildings on October 11, 1936, and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies in commemo- ration of the death of General Casimir Pulaski." NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President Observance of an of the United States of America, do hereby invite the people of the vited. United States to observe October 11, 1936, the one hundred and fifty- seventh anniversary of the glorious death of General Pulaski, as General Pulaski Memorial Day, with appropriate ceremonies in schools and churches or other suitable places, and do direct that the flag shall be displayed upon all Government buildings on that day, as a mark of respect to his memory. 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 26" day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION An opportunity for all of our people to obtain the education that will best fit them for their life work and their responsibilities as citizens is the ideal of American education. It is an ideal which has been a vital factor in our national development since 1647 when the General Court of Massachusetts enacted the historic measure providing for an elementary school in every township of fifty householders and a gram- mar school in every town of one hundred families "to instruct youth so farr as they may be fited for ye university". In the expansion of the nation the school has moved with the frontier, and time and experience have demonstrated that universal education is essential to national progress. It is accordingly with a feeling of earnest gratification that we note the improvement which has taken place with respect to the educa- tional situation in the United States. Teaching positions which were eliminated during the depression years are being restored and teachers' salaries have returned to pre-depression levels m an encouraging num- ber of school systems, colleges, and universities. There has been a steady increase in the attendance of students at elementary schools, high schools, and colleges. September 30, 1936 [No. 219] American Educ tion Week. 1773