"War Time" ends, 30 Sept 1945

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"War Time" ends, 30 Sept 1945 - War Time Goes Out Of Picture WASHINGTON, Sept....
War Time Goes Out Of Picture WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. W War time gives way to standard time Sunday. At 2 a. m., local time, clocks go back an hour by act of Congress. Turning them back marks the end of three years and eight months of "fast" time. Congress ordered the 60-minute advance into effect January 20, 1942, to add another daylight hour for war production. Other purposes were to save power, light and fuel. Return to standard time gives most of the nation an extra hour of sleep but for those on the job during the night such as transportation workers, it means an added hour of work In many cases. Government labor officals said this could cause some headaches over possible claims for overtime pay, but there was no indication there would be any general federal ruling on the matter. As for any longer-range effect on payrolls and employment, officials said they expected none. In some instances, the time shift will give early morning trains, buses and airplanes an hour to kill. To put schedules in kilter, some railroad lines planned to delay departures, while others with passengers en 'route at 2 a. m., planned to check speed to use up the hour. The passing of war time apparently has almost universal approval. Both the House and Senate passed the resolution unanimously. Farmers never did like it because it meant daylight came later and the morning chores had to be postponed until the cows and chickens were up and Turn Clocks Back; City, Nation Are On Standard Time Greenville's activities today are to continue at the same time, by the clock, and confusiontheoretically, at least-is not to result unless some residents fail to adjust their clocks to conform properly to the nation's change from Eastern War time to Eastern Standard time. The official change was at t a. m. this morning, which means that, at that moment, the time arbitrarily changed from 2 to 1 o'clock. The public was to adjust its timepieces accordingly. Activities are to continue on the usual schedule. Those who went to church at 11 o'clock Eastern War time are to go at 11 o'clock Eastern Standard time, etc. around. Parents protested that children had to start for school while it was still dark. The War Production board said, however, that war time saved 1,500,-000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, making It possible to divert to munitions production additional machinery that would have been needed for this power load. WPB says also that the measure saved 1,000,000 tons of coal a year. a a

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  1. The Greenville News,
  2. 30 Sep 1945, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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