November 1, 1943

Dim-out No More on Eastern Seaboard
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The mandatory dim-out that has been in effect since April 4 last officially ended at 1 a.m. Eastern War Time (EWT) this morning. However, Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine advised the public yesterday that Times Square, the Great White Way, and other areas of the city would remain dimmed to conserve fuel. The brown-out begins today and applies to lighting for roadways, bridges, and traffic lights as well as automobiles. Automobiles operated directly on the coast must still abide by the dim-out rules. The dim-out required that outside lighting be no greater than moonlight to prevent enemy U-boats from silhouetting ships against the bright lights of costal cities. The brown-out allows lighting to ninety per cent of normal illumination.

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