World War: Sun Mobilized

Great Britain and France, and with them Belgium, Portugal and Eire, last week set their clocks ahead one hour, reverting to "summer time" nearly two months earlier than usual as a war measure —which "daylight saving time" originally was in 1916. This elemental device for getting people up an hour earlier conserves electric power and lighting gas. Using all available daylight should speed traffic and lessen accidents due to the blackout, which has badly hampered Britain's war effort, especially in widely dispersed airplane factories dependent on motor transport for parts and materials.

Germany is scheduled to advance its clocks April 1. In...

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