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Mail Tribune 100

March 30, 1918


Turn the hands of your clocks and watches forward one hour before retiring tonight and add one hour of daylight to the nation’s effort to win the war. Everybody’s doing it, and if you fail, you will be an hour late to church tomorrow, an hour late to work Monday, and an hour behind everybody and everything for the next six months.

The official timepieces, such as the clocks of the naval observatory and other official agencies by which time is fixed in this country, will not actually be advanced to the new “clock time” until 2 a.m. Sunday, but as the average man would be losing a precious hour of sleep without knowing it, the best and surest way is for everyone to turn clock and watches ahead one hour before retiring tonight and proceed to sleep with the satisfying knowledge that by one hour’s sacrifice, millions of hours of daylight have been added to the nation’s resourced for fighting Germany.

Caution to the people to move clocks ahead an hour to comply with the law will be left to the newspapers.

President Wilson, it was disclosed today, had considered issuing a proclamation putting in effect the time change measure, but did not do so, on the suggestion that newspapers would accomplish the same thing more thoroughly.


County Food Administrator Folger this week found that an Ashland restaurant owner has been serving ham sandwiches on meatless Tuesdays, and cautioned against a repetition of the offense. The proprietor had not realized that he was violating porkless day orders.

The Red Cross is going to ship their waste paper next Tuesday. Anyone having newspapers, magazines, old books or catalogs please bring them to the room formerly occupied by the Rogue River Valley Canal company, corner of Bartlett and Main streets. Tie them securely in small bundles with strong string. Anyone having anything that will answer for tying the paper is asked to please donate it. The work of loading the car will begin next Tuesday morning.

Richard Turpin, the blacksmith, this afternoon began serving his sentence of 30 day in the county jail for a bootlegging offense.

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