War Time begins, 9 Feb 1942
a Nation Is On War Time For Duration WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (JP)—The nation went on war time today, with all official docks moved ahead one hour—for the duration. The changeover, was somewhat comparable to the action'taken by other belligerent nations when the war began more than two years ago, and goes a step farther than "daylight saving" time established established in the last war. In that conflict, conflict, this nation moved clocks-up only from March to October. "War Time" — President.Roose- velt so named it—became effective by law at 2 a. m., Standard Time in each of the four time zones which divide the country. Transportation services and the radio industry looked for little confusion. Indeed, they have been advocating the nation-wide step on a year round basis to supplant summer daylight time observance. Proponents of the measure, including including President Roosevelt, have asserted -that the advanced time would contribute to the nation's available electric power supply by leveling off some of the demand peaks. One pre-war estimate was that 750,000 kilowatts of power capacity, capacity, equal to about 1,000,000 horsepower horsepower for industry, would be saved. saved. The Federal Power Commission Commission plans to make a detailed study in an effort to measure accurately accurately the effect of "daylight saving' 1 time. There will be no immediate changes in transportation or radio schedules as a result of the new time standards. In other words, the commuters' special will pul out at 8:15 a. m., as usual, anc favorite radio programs will, be toed, iat.thejj;: regular,, ;hour. _as_far as the' do'cR goes," But the' : ci6cks win be showing War Time insteac of the old Standard Time. ..