This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Following the suggestion of the U.S. Bureau of Education, the American Legion and other patriotic agencies, I, Emmet D. Boyle, Governor of the State of Nevada, by the authority in me vested, do hereby designate and proclaim the week from Dec. 3-9, both inclusive, as American Education Week.
Despite our boast of education supremacy in the United States there remains much to be desired in our progress in the correction of illiteracy; the extension by education of the principles of Americanism to children and adults alike; the teaching of citizenship in the schools and out of them; the inculcation of patriotism and the extension of education generally on subject relating to our civic, social and industrial life.
With no criticism on our really great state educational system, but in a desire to cooperate with it and to strengthen its hand, I urge the churches, the chambers of commerce, the men’s and women’s clubs, the service organizations, the American Legion, the schools, and the unorganized public generally to give thought and consideration during the week named to the peculiar problems of education existent in the State of Nevada at this time.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Nevada, at the Capitol, in Carson City, this 21st day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two.