CIVILIAN DEFENSE: Brownout

The lights went on again—within reason—all over the U.S. After 14 to 18 months of dimout, cities along the East, West and Gulf Coasts were told to relax and light up—but not too much. Chief reservations: 1) Washington suggested that a "brownout" (midway between total darkness and every movie marquee ablaze) would help save electricity and fuel; 2) Army & Navy men warned that if enemy submarines should crop up in force again off U.S. coasts, out the lights must go; 3) OCD officials promised that there would still be an occasional...

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