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Moves Against Proposed Calendar Reform

March 25, 1929
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Efforts to prevent the proposed change in the calendar are being waged by the magazine “Liberty,” published here under the editorship of Charles S. Longacre.

In a special issue devoted to the proposed calendar change, the magazine emphasizes the necessity of preserving the present weekly cycle. The propose reform, creating a wandering Sabbath, is opposed by leading Jewish organizations and other seventh day observers.

In its effort to bring pressure to bear against the joint resolution of Congressman Porter requesting the President to propose the calling of an international conference for the simplification of the calendar, “Liberty” urges the securing signatures to a petition to the Senate and the House of Representatives, requesting “not to recommend the calling of an International Conference by the President of the United States, or the acceptance by him of an invitation to participate in such a Conference, for the purpose of revising the present calendar, unless a proviso be attached thereto, definitely guaranteeing the preservation of the continuity of the weekly cycle without the insertion of blank days.”

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