Business: Calendar

President George M. Eastman of the Eastman Kodak Co., last week again assumed championship of calendar reform.

There are three principal defects in the present (Gregorian) calendar: 1) Three divisions of the year (months, quarters and half years) are of unequal length. Months vary from 28 to 31 days in length, quarters from 90 to 92 days, half years from 181 to 184 days. 2) The month is not an even multiple of the seven-day week. Except for February each month contains four weeks plus two or three days. For 1927, January, April,...

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