"Halifax Shou id be Ashamed"
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KNOWING the nature of the application, Halifax Corporation and the officials responsible for pursuing their objection should be ashamed of themselves, the Yorkshire Traffic Commissioners were told at Leeds on Monday. Mr. J. Evans was applying on behalf of Messrs Turner Bros. (Todmorden) for a new Sunday-only express service between Todmorden and St. John's Hospital, Halifax.
Halifax Corporation, Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee and Hebble Motor Services, Ltd., objected.
The applicants were granted a shortterm licence last October, said Mr. Evans, to enable relatives to visit aged people at the hospital. The service was sponsored by Todmorden War Memorial Trustees and subsidized out of their Needy Sick Fund. Many passengers were pensioners.
A corporation representative said they were objecting 'solely on a point of principle. The stage services between Todmorden and Halifax were adequate and the subsidized fare on the proposed new service of 2s. 3d. return was undercutting the objectors' fares by Is, Id.
Mr. Evans said Halifax Corporation and the committee had a combined annual income of more than 050,000, and were saying that abstraction would be a serious matter. Even if all the passengers carried by Turner's did not travel on the stage services, the loss would amount to an average of only £1 12s. 6d. a week.
The application was granted.