The cold winds again drops temperatures beneath zero in New York City. In December the police report street pedestrian accidents to a mere 1,141. Automobiles are responsible for hitting 334 pedestrians, which would be fewer the Evening World contends if the pedestrians were compelled to stay on the sidewalk. The front page reports of a plan to close theaters for 3 days a week to save coal for the war effort.
Source: "Fewer Street Accidents," The Evening World, New York, New York, January 12, 1918. Page 2, Column 1.