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12th October 1926
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Of very little Show blindness. That no asphalt is bitumen alone. Of French progress in producer gas. Of a bus popularity poll in Preston.

Of many a hole awaiting motored coal.

Of some rolling-stock that really jumps.

That tyre pressures are tending to increase.

That " Jix ' was not aware of the term " Axles."

—But he knows now.

That it's little and often that does the hire-purchase trick.

Of increased interest in commercial sidecars at Olympia.

That passing on the near side may prove to be on the dear side.

That Hatton Garden now thinks of Tanks for mail transport.

That the Italians will remain auto-straddled for a few years.

Of extensive gastronomic preparations for this month's Olympia.

Of bus-door joints without catches or fastenings, draughts or rattlings.

That a wise designer who does not think too much about his next model but one.

That a road motor, can only get away from its own shadow on a very bumpy surface.

That much railway travelling has already become the most uncomfortable method of getting about.

That there are encouraging signs of reopening throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire industries.• 0 • That commercial vehicle owners are lucky in that " fashion " is not included in their motoring vocabulary.

It said that England's short motorway at Poole Harbour has paid its private way to and from Studland Bay.

That people who have little else to do but to kill time account for a large percentage of motorbus revenue, • 0 • That the first six-wheel bus in Lincoln is a Chevrolet with Long Frame extension supplied to a local hotel proprietor.

That a Fordson tractor fitted with a winding drtira and cable is now being used for the haulage of fishing boats up a gradient of 1 in 6 at "North Landing," Flamborough.

That the C.M.U.A. will be officially represented by its president and general secretary at Aldershot to-day (Ttiesday) on the occasion of the War -Department's special demonstration Of six-wheeled vehicles. Of summer, loth to leave, shortening the close season for motor-coach trips.

Of wisely made extra large depreciation allocations on many too high motorbus values.

That oil, like any other servant for a position of trust, should not be taken without a character.

That Great Britain is parcelled out as regards many transport ;natters which do not concern parcels.

Arguments that London's running practices must suit the provinces, but that they seldom get home there.

Of many Britishwar-time lorries being used in France and Belgium in connection with producer-gas installation experiments.

That the fact that there's no longer a first year's free insurance given with Morris cars is causing much interest in motor-Insurance circles.

That development and finance usually come and go together. That the sensible growth of motorbuses differs from that of mushrooms.

That bus takings in the country_ must average one halfpenny per gross seat-mile to pay, whereas in London it can be done on three-tenths of a penny.

That if the rest of England does as well to-morrow out of the Road Fund as Lancashire has done to-day there'll certainly, be no more rumours of even a paper surplus.

That " Punch " errs in saying the steam-roller's function is "to make more hazardous the adventure of the English road "—the SR.. is put there simply to make it harder.

That it's a happier state of affairs if the mean capital value per motorbus owned approximates £400 in the balance sheet of a first-class operating company rather than £800, but that average age and type must condition the safe figure.


Organisations: Road Fund
People: Hatton Garden
Locations: London, Preston, Lincoln

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