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* 1942 ~ Chicago Police and Noise Pollution [read story below]

28 May 1942 ~ "Noise and Health" will be the subject presented by guest speakers at the University of Chicago, before the Greather Chicago Noise Reduction Council at its Noise Abatement Week luncheon on Thursday, June 4th, at the Bismarck Hotel.


"How much can man take of his roaring and rattling civilization?"

will be the specific theme.


Scientific study during the past decade of the harmful effects of excessive noise to the human body and mind has brought out the fact that noise causes a direct waste in human efficiency and is a specific contributor to ill health.


Mayor Edward J. Kelly proclaimed the week of May 31, 1942,

"Noise Abatement Week" in Chicago

in order to bring the evils of needless noise to the attention of Chicago residents.


Police Commissioner James P. Allman has had distributed throughout Chicago,

striking posters directing attention against the noise.


Indusrial engineers have said that excessive noise in industry robs industry

of the work of one man in ten,

a significant loss in view of the present

all-out war production program.

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