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Proclamation 2947—World Metallurgical Congress

October 11, 1951

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the Congress of the United States, by joint resolution approved October 10, 1951, has extended its official welcome to the foreign metal scientists who will visit major American production centers and attend the World Metallurgical Congress to be held at Detroit, Michigan, from October 14 to 19, 1951, under the sponsorship of the American Society for Metals and with the cooperation of the Economic Cooperation Administration; and

Whereas the meeting of the World Metallurgical Congress will facilitate and encourage the exchange among scientists of the free world of scientific knowledge and industrial techniques in the field of metallurgy; and

Whereas the advancement of methods for the conservation of available metal resources and the discovery and development of additional sources of supply are of paramount importance to the mutual security and well-being of the free nations of the world; and

Whereas the aforesaid joint resolution requests the President to grant recognition to the World Metallurgical Congress and to the American Society for Metals for its sponsorship of this world gathering of metallurgical scientists, and to call upon officials and agencies of the Government to assist and cooperate with such Congress:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby extend recognition to the World Metallurgical Congress and commend the American Society for Metals for initiating and sponsoring this meeting. I also extend the welcome of this Government to the Congress and to the scientists attending its proceedings, and I request that all Federal departments and agencies assist and cooperate with the World Metallurgical Congress as occasion may warrant.

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 11th day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-sixth.

Signature of Harry S. Truman


By the President:


Secretary of State.

Harry S Truman, Proclamation 2947—World Metallurgical Congress Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287449

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