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"Whereas on the nights of Feb. 3 and 4, 1917, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, severed diplomatic relations with the Imperial German Government and,

"Whereas more than 16 years have intervened before the American people have turned their eyes back to the lofty ideals of human uplift and new freedom as propounded by Woodrow Wilson . . . and

"Whereas it is now fitting that due recognition be given by the great State of Louisiana in line with the far-reaching principles enunciated by that illustrious Southerner who sought to break the fetters...

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