52 Reasons daylight saving time will help win the war (1918)
MARCH 30, 1918. WHY MOVE CLOCKS AHEAD? faint-liens, Fifty-two Reasons "Why It AVim the War. Will Help i I chao- the at of the kill for by a his one He j to an occupied at the j the Fifty-two important reasons for the prompt passing of the daylight saving bill were given Congress In the report or the committee daylight saving of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Expediting the training of the national forces, speeding up the production or the plants making war material, and increasing the production of the shipbuilding yards, are three immediate results of the dylight saving measure emphasized as most important from a military point of view. The substitution of a work hour at the beginning of the working day for a dark hour of artificial light at the end of the day brings advantages that are self-evident in the mere statement, continues the report. It will relieve the strain at the time of greatest fatigue, improve working conditions, particularly in industries where accurate eyesight is essential, and materially cut down the number of industrial accidents, which statistics show have most frequently occurred in the late afternoon when human efficiency is at low ebb. The lessened risk of accidents in transportation and local trainc handling, by moving the afternoon rush forward into daylight, is in itself more than sufficient Justification for the passage of the measure. All along the line daylight saving means Increased efficiency in the improvement of the health, morals and social welfare of the 20 million workers of the country. Working girls will go home by daylight. Parents will have a new hour to spend with their children. Bills for gas and electrio light will be cut down, and outdoor recreation will be stimulated. In this connection the possible Increased gardening production through daylight saving is worthy of serious coonsideration. Briefly sketched as they are, there will be seen in these a far-reaching step toward the solution of many of the causes of labor unrest, and a practical constructive effort toward securing the full cooperation of labor In prosecuting tho war. Daylight saving means also an immediate- reduction In the use of light and heat, with its attendant conservation of coal. More than l,.r00,00 tons of coal a year is the estimated saving, even If the measure is in effect only for the shortest period that has been suggested; and the saving in fuel oils is equally impressive. The saving of coal through substitution of a morning hour of moderate illumination for an evening hour of maximum use of electricity and gas illustrates ways in which very important savings in coal would bo obtained. For example, take the Commonwealth Edison company of Chicago. The peak load of this company is needed for no more than one and one-half hours a day. The average load is less than 50 per cent, of the peak. The Investment and equipment to produce the peak is upwards of one-fourth of the whole and equals $2.,, 000,000. Daylight saving will do two very important things for this and similar companies. First, it will materially reduce the peak load required for domestic and industrial lighting; second, it will place the greatest demand for power and transportation farther vlthin the hours of natural light in place of having it simultaneous with the high demands for artificial light as it is under present conditions during many months of the year. In addition to a saving of coal amounting to hundreds of thousands of tons, daylight saving also will enable these companies to postpone new investments in equipment to carry the peak of the load which would amount to millions of dollars. This postponement will come at a time when it is of tho highest public interest to avoid all new financing that is possible. The situation of the Commonwealth Fdison company is illuminating. In Icin it had a generating capacity or -""M'.Uw kilowatts. At the end of 1017 it had increased this to 452, "uO and according to plans made it will, under present conditions, have to raise this to 600,000 kilowatts by the end of 1010. Such growth is not abnormal and may be said to be typical of scores of similar companies throughout the country. The importance of enabling them to conserve capital which must otherwise be spent in extending their equipment cannot be too strongly stated. "Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and eight other nations have adopted daylight saving since the outbreak of the war," say's A. Lincoln Filene of Boston, It's easy to make her one if you give her a box delicious Especially packed in the and tied with satin ribbon, Easter gift. All rCera received before 8 a. m. Trill be delivered befDre 9 a. m. Order early. "According to thy clay, so shall thy hands. God gives us the evil and the trust in His Divine Fatherhood; and Judgment to the best of our power, we rzmnt mmjm& wt iA4 MR1 WFYOOSKI AVE. 'BURLINGTON'S ECONOMY TODAY y a a For AH Day Meat ARMOUR'S 32 ctSs WILSON'S HAMS 32 cts. "INTERNATIONAL" CURED 32 cts. These prices are quoted by any store Burlington. A No. 1 at prices that duplicated by any store Burlington. Follow the Crowd Real Value for Procrastination is the thief of health: Keep yourself well by the timely use and help of rim M tm en mm t-3 TO T:.ri., -J -l Largest Sale of Any Medicine in Worii Sold everywhere '.a b--ii-. 10c. 25. kVW-'Si tP"3 a ! chairman of the committee that prepared 1 the report for the United States Chamber of Commerce, "and in all of them it is a great success. In England the saving in the use of artificial light and fuel is estimated at 2,500,000 for the summer months alone. In France the saving has been estimated to bo 10 per cent, of the coal ordinarily consumed by the gas and electric undertakings. Adopted as a war measure, it has resulted in such increased efficiency and such, marked economy that there is no question of a return to the old ways after the war." a Absolutely Removes Indigestion. Druggists refund money if it fails. 25c NEW HAVEN. Mrs. F. F. Rowley returned Monday night from Burlington, after passing several days with her son, J. F. Rowley. L. E. Cushman is seriously ill with pneumonia. Miss Ethel Smith, who has been ill. is improving. Alfred, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Sherman, is ill. William Tatro and family have moved to Middlebury, where Mr. Tatro has employment. The box social held on Tuesday night was a success, SIC being received. Miss Hazel Ward returned to Fallows Falls Monday, after passing a week with her mother. Mrs. Mina Ward. held in members on Dr. II.