The State of Washington is suffering from a serious energy shortage. In order to save substantial amounts of energy over the Christmas and New Year holiday season, it is appropriate that both December 24 and December 31 be designated as legal holidays.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Evans, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me under RCW 1.16.050, do hereby proclaim December 24, 1973, and December 31, 1973, as legal holidays.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
17th day of December A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-three.
Daniel J. Evans
Secretary of State