Washington, D. C. Religious Liberty Association, [ca. 1944]. First edition. Original pictorial wrappers, 7.25 x 5 inches, 23,  pages. Illus. Old light vertical crease; some light rubbing; a very good copy. Item #18416
An attack on the reform rational World Calendar (originally proposed by Elizabeth Achelis and her World Calendar Association and taken up by the League of Nations), which proposed inserting an extra day at the end of the year—W Day—to immediately follow the final Saturday of the year 1944; the following day would then be a Sunday. With a few other similar adjustments proposed, Haynes points out that Sunday worship would thus be made a mockery: “A day may be called June W without outraging religious conviction, but when a calendar calls that same day an extra Saturday instead of the Sunday which it really is, the religious sensibilities of millions of people are shocked. The days of the new calendar are parading under false colors, bearing untrue names, for the are not the days of the week they claim to be.” (The efforts of George Eastman—Kodak used a rational 13-month calendar—come in for similar attacks here in passing.).