Customs: Running to Daylight

Last year only 19 states observed Daylight Saving Time on a statewide basis, while 17 others practiced local op- tion and 14 stayed on Standard Time the year round. The result was a chaos of conflicting time patterns. This year was supposed to be different. Reason:

the Uniform Time Act, passed by Congress a year ago, that requires all states to follow statewide Daylight Time—unless the respective legislatures enact exempting laws. Last week as the hour struck to turn the clocks ahead one hour, the chaos was less, but compliance was far from perfect. Forty-five states are now keeping D.S.T.;...

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