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THE WORLD ALMANAC

AND

BOOK OF FACTS

FOR

1942

EDITED BY

E. EASTMAN IRVINE

Fifty-seventh Year of Publication

PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY
THE NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM

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waler 2-12-42

CONTENTS

Page .463-476

477-479

480-512

.513-526

Page INDEX

11-39

CITY OF CHICAGO.. Addenda and Errata

.39

PUBLIC TRUSTS IN THE UNITED

STATES
SPECIAL FEATURES:
War in Europe Review

45-48 FARMS, FARM LANDS, MINING.
War Chronology, Dec. 1, 1940-Nov. 30, 1941, 49-80
National Defense.

81-85

GOLD AND SILVER, INCOME TAX Lend-Lease Act, Operation.

86, 87

RETURNS U. S. MILITARY INFORMATION.

88-113

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION: Selective Service, Quotas.

88-90 Public Libraries, U. 8. Cities Army and Navy Pay

91 Newspapers and Periodicals Military Posts and Camps

93-98 Foreign Universities The Army.

99 Languages of the World. The Navy...

. 102 Public School Attendance. LABOR REVIEW OF 1941

. 114-116 PULITZER PRIZES. RECORD OF THE YEAR, Dec. 1, 1940

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, Nov. 30, 1941.,

117-129 Fraternities and Sororities

College Endowments. DEATH ROLL, 1941.

130-138

College Colors

.527 .528 .529 .530 .531

532-534

535-551 .544, 545

546 547-551

578

SCIENCE REVIEW, 1941.
139-144 ASSOCIATIONS AND SO TIES

552-564 Abbreviations in Common Use

565, 566 ASTRONOMICAL DATA, 1941:

Bishops, Popes, Religious Bodies. 567-577 Monthly Calendars

145-157 Standard Times for cities in the U. s. 158 POPULATION, VITAL STATISTICS. 578-624 Ready Reference Calendar, 1752-2000

159

Construction and Housing. Holidays, Church Fasts, etc. 160-164 Hospitals and Capacities.

579, 580 Time, Tides, Weather Records

165-189
Birth and Death Rates

.581-585 Earth's Dimensions: Geologic Eras 190-192 U.S. Population Tables

.586-598

U. S. Cities, Over 2,500, by States. 599-612 FOREIGN COUNTRIES:

Population of States, by Counties 613-624 The British Empire.

193-213 Other Foreign countries

214-274 MISCELLANEOUS:

Memorable Dates; Marine Disasters 625-656 AVIATION

275-281
Ocean Passages; Merchant Fleets

657-661

Rivers, Bridges, Canals, Dams, Tunnels, MANUFACTURING STATISTICS. 282-288 Trains

662-674 Inventions

.675, 676 MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE INFORMA

Wonders of the World.

677, 678 TION 289, 290 Rulers, Noted People

679-695 Operas and Composers

696-698 EVERYDAY LAWS IN BRIEF:

Stage, Screen and Radio Stars

699-705 Weights and Measures.

706-718 Inheritance Tax Laws 291-296 Travel Distances.

719-728 Passport. Immigration, Naturalization 297-301 Accidents and First Aid.

729, 730 Interest Laws, Small Loan Interest Rates 302 Bankruptcy, Patent. Copyright.

303-305
.307

MUSEUMS
Hatch Acts, 1930 and 1940.

..731-748 CONVENTION AT HAVANA, 308, 309 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT,

749-751 The Monroe Doctrine....

308 The President's Cabinet

Supreme and Other U. S. Courts. 752, 753 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. .310, 311

Ambassadors and Ministers..

754 The Congress...

755-758 THE CONSTITUTION.

312-318

319 Index to The Constitution.

GOVERNORS OF THE STATES AND 320

TERRITORIES Supreme Court Justices.

.759 Cabinet Members. 321-324 Insurance, Fire Losses, Credit Sales

760 Biographies of Presidents and Wives 325-335

MAYORS, CITY MANAGERS, FINANCES, THE UNITED STATES, Descriptive:

U. S. CITIES

761-764 Continental United States.

337-341 The States of the Union

342-372

The White House, Civil Service, National
Territories and Dependencies

373-377
Parks

765-768 The States, Financial Data, Areas :378, 379

ELECTION RETURNS

769-814 POSTAL INFORMATION

.380-383
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

815-842 Altitudes

384, 385 The Capitol at Washington 386 Crimes and Penalties

843, 844 NEW YORK STATE .387-411 INCOME TAX DATA,

845-847 The Legislature, 1942. 409 Fishing Records

848 The Government. 410 Center of Population

849 Governors of the State,

411
POLITICAL COMMITTEES.

850-856 NEW YORK CITY.

.412-448 Departments, Bureaus and Courts, 413-415 RADIO, TELEVISION, MOTION New York Harbor 447, 448 PICTURES

.857-864 STATE OF ILLINOIS. 449-462 SPORTS

865-942

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