National Affairs: Man, Beast & the Clock

Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed.

. . .—Joshua, X, 12-13.

To the long line of men who have tried, like Joshua, to stop the sun while work was toward, last week was added Franklin Roosevelt.* The President asked Congress to pass a bill authorizing him to establish year-round, nationwide Daylight Saving Time.

The President called for daylight saving as a national defense measure. A mighty man is Franklin Roosevelt, with many powers unknown to Joshua, but last...

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