Daylight Saving

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Proposals for Extension of Daylight Saving

Passage of legislation authorizing the President to institute daylight-saving time, upon a regional or national basis for all or part of the year, was urged upon Congress by President Roosevelt, July 15, as a measure for the conservation of electricity, which is “to a large extent the prime energy of our national defense effort.” Daylight saving was first adopted, during the last war, in Europe and the United States, primarily as a means of conserving coal, then the principal industrial ...

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