[tz] Chicago on Eastern Time in 1936

Garrett Wollman wollman at bimajority.org
Sun Oct 23 16:27:16 UTC 2011

There are no comments in the "northamerica" file explaining Chicago's
brief stint on EST.  I ran across a small article in /Broadcasting/
magazine (dated November 11, 1935), which read thus:

	Chicago Going EST
	CHICAGO'S radio goes on a time parity with New York March 1,
	1936, when by order of the City Council it will push its
	clocks forward an hour and function on Eastern Standard Time
	the year round.  The ruling of the council, however, does not
	provide for pushing the clocks forward still another hour when
	New York and many other cities go on Daylight Savings Time
	during the summer.  Nevertheless, the parity of time between
	Chicago and the East is expected to ease radio scheduling
	considerably, especially of programs keyed to networks from


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