|Christian A. Herter
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WHEREAS, on August 19, 1955, I declared that a state of emergency existed in the Counties of Worcester, Franklin, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden because of torrential rains, flood and wind, and
WHEREAS, a power failure due to flooding conditions has created an immediate demand for supplies of dry ice in order to prevent the spoilage of food, medicines and drugs, and
WHEREAS, the demand for said dry ice has created a shortage making it necessary for the protection of the public to take possession of existing supplies of dry ice and of facilities for manufacturing said dry ice in order better to preserve the existing supplies of said dry ice:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christian A. Herter, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the provisions of the Acts of 1950, chapter 639, and all other authority vested in me hereby issue the following order:
The Director of the Division of Food and Drugs of the Department of Public Health is hereby authorized to seize and distribute such stocks of dry ice that are available in a manner which he considers most advisable to do so, and I further authorize said Director to take whatever means possible to make available additional stocks of dry ice as needed.
GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this nineteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.
By His Excellency the Governor, CHRISTIAN A. HERTER
JOHN W. NEWMAN
Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth