New Europabus Link from Munich to Istanbul
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.1-1 A NEW Europabus service has been introduced between Munich and Instanbul by Deutsche Touring Gesellschaft, Frankfurt, and the Turkish company Bosforbus. Two services a week are operated, coaches leaving Munich on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Istanbul on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Wednesday departure from Munich takes three days, with overnight stops in Zagreb and Sofia, whilst the Saturday departure has a journey time of four days, with overnight stops at Graz, Nis and Mr. D. G. F. Rawlinson, at present traffic manager of the Trent Motor Traction Co. Ltd., has been appointed general manager of East Midland Motor Services Ltd., in succession to Mr. I. H. Gilbert, who has been appointed general manager of the South Wales Transport Co: Ltd. Mr. Rawlinson, who will take up his appointment as from a date to be agreed, was for two years until 1960 with the East Midland company as traffic manager, and had previously served as assistant traffic manager of the Westcliff, Western Welsh and Maidstone companies, in that order. Mr. Peter N. Heyes has been appointed by British Resin Products Ltd. as publicity officer for Cellobond and Epok resins. At present with the London Passenger Transport Board, Dr. Robert McLaren has been appointed by Manchester Corporation as the transport committee's medical officer. He succeeds Dr. .1. G. Cunningham, who died recently. Mr. R.. K Kepke has been appointed president of Gulf Refining Co., transportation subsidiary of Gulf Oil Corporation. Mr. Kepke, who has resigned as president of British-American Oil Producing Co., Dallas, to take up this new post. succeeds Mr. W. L. Shannon, who is being transferred to Pittsburgh as pipeline adviser.
A30 Kapikule. The Friday and Wednesday departures from Istanbul take four and three days respectively.
Fares for the new service, exclusive of hotel charges, are about £8 8s. single and £14 17s. 6d., return for the three-day journey, and £10 2s. single and £18 4s. return for the four-day journey. Hotel accommodation must be booked with the ticket. Luggage allowance is three pieces per person, and a deposit of £5 is required on application_ New appointments have been announced by the John Bull home tyre sales organization. Mr. A. R. Harding has been appointed area manager for the North of England. He joined the company in 1959 and previously held appointments in East London and the Eastern counties. Mr. L. E. Boll has been promoted to manager—Northern England— for cycle tyres and accessories. Mr. Bott joined the company in 1934. Mr. G. C. Farr becomes sales representative for the Sussex territory. Mr. A. IF. C. Waters has been appointed sales representative for Scotland, and Mr. J. T. Frazer has been appointed the new sales representative for Northern Ireland. Mr. Charles Thomas Irons has been appointed district superintendent of London Transport's buses for the district covering services operating from Hendon, Harrow Weald and Edgware garages. Mr. Irons, who is 52, started his transport career 28 years ago as a depot assistant at Willesden garage. After service as conductor and driver he was promoted to inspector in 1943. In 1946 he was promoted to depot inspector and again in 1952 to chief depot inspector. He served in this capacity until his appointment in 1959 as chief road inspector in the city area. Mr. Irons succeeds Mr. C. G. W. McLean, who retires on August 29 after 45 years' service. Mr. F. D. Ross, sales manager of Always Welding Ltd., of Ash. nr. Aldershot, will be visiting Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Libya from October 9 until December 3. The tour is a marketing and goodwill exercise, primarily intended to present the company's products. The British Motor Corporation has formed a home sales division to consolidate the U.K. selling activities of the Corporation into one compact unit, with Mr. G. W. Harriman as chairman. Mr. H. J. L. Suffield has been appointed deputy chairman. He was appointed to the B.M.C. board in June of this year. Mr. T. A. Sangster becomes managing director. He was previously director of home sales for B.M.C. and a director of Morris Motors Ltd. Mr. J. W. Penrose, who was previously director of home sales for B.M.C. and a director of the Austin Motor Co. Ltd., has been appointed deputy managing director. Three operating directors have also been appointed. They are Mr. C. W. Baker, director of commercial vehicle and tractor sales, previously manager of home market coordination for B.M.C.; Mr. B. H. Bates, director of car sales, previously general sales manager for the Austin Motor Co. Ltd.; and Mr. E. Faulkner, director of administration, previously sales coordinator of distributor associations in the B.M.C.
After 42 years in the tyre business Mr. W. (Bill) Fleming retired from his position as deputy director of Dunlop (Scotland) Ltd. at the end of July.
Bill Fleming joined the Bates company, makers of cycle tyres, in 1922, before it became part of the Dunlop Group. After becoming successively general tyre representative in Renfrewshire and Argyllshire, assistant district manager and then district manager for Glasgow and the West of Scotland, he was appointed deputy director of Dunlop's Scottish organization in 1960.
WJE regret to record the death of Mr. W Denis T. Brock.
Mr. Brock, who was joint managing director of the Automotive Products Group, Leamington Spa, died recently in his 83rd year after a short illness. He was one of the three founders of the A.P. Group, which first started in a small London office and is now a world-wide organization employing 10,000 people.