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jy/FIETHER a Bradford football YV suPporters' club coach trip 'last Christmas Day came within . the 'private-party category was argued in a prosecution at Bradford City Court, last week. The magistrates ruled that it did not.
Frank Canham Hopkinsorlosecretary of the Bradford City A.F.C. Shareholders' and Supporters' Association, pleaded "'not guilty to using an express carriage otherwise than' under a road service licence. James Johnson and Frank Barraclough; trading as Johnson's Motor Coaches, 458, Leeds Road, Bradford, pleaded "not guilty" to permitting the offence.
It was stated that an advertisement of the trip appeared in a local evening newspaper, with the heading " Bradford City A.F.C. Shareholders' and Supporters' Association." and asked anyone desirous of 'going to coinsminicate with Mr. Hopkinson. He ordered from Messrs. Johnson and Barraclough a 32seater coach, and the 32 men who went on the trip each paid 5s. 9d.
The prosecution said that some of the passengers were not brought together as a party, but were merely people who • saw the advertisement in the newspaper and applied for seats.
The defence was that the announcement in the newspaper was not an advertisement to the public, but to members of the Association. It was clearly limited by its heading. Mr. Hopkinson arranged the trip, and the tickets were issued by himself and another member of the Association's committee._ The prosecution replied that, in law, once the advertisement appeared in a newspaper it was an advertisement to the public.
• Hopkinson was fined 12, with £1 I5s. 6d. costs, but the summons against Johnson and Barraclough w a s dismissed.
' FARES INCREASE RUMOURS "TORY PROPAGANDA"
THE chairman of the Scottish Labour Party has described as "Tory propaganda " rumours that bus fares would he increased to subsidize the railways. Each service was complementary to the other; he said, and each could be made to stand on its own feet.
The chairman, Coun. W. P. Earsman, said that in local transport, new regulations should be made to provide bigger vehicles with more standing room on short routes.
ONE TRAILER--ONE HOUSE
TWO THOUSAND prefabricated houses on four-wheeled trailers are being transported from Preston to Lame, Northern Ireland. by Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. They are being sent over at the rate of 50 a week.
One complete house is loaded on to a four-wheeled trailer at the Glasgow factory of the makers, A. W. Hawk sley, Ltd., and hauled by a tractor to Preston for loading on to the specially constructedtranipOrtjerries-, -Oh arrival at Larne. an-other • -tractor hauls• "the. loadedtrailer -direct from' the ship.