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Sir James Leishman is the chairman of the Scottish Inter-departmental Committee on Road Safety Among Schoolchildren which has now been appointed.
Mr. F. G. Bibbings, general secretary .of the Yorkshire Stage Carriage Operators Association, has been nominated as a candidate for the forthcoming urban district council election at Horsforth, near Leeds. Mr. Bibhings has previously served as a member of the council.
Last Friday the Liverpool Committee of the Commercial Motor Users Association elected Major James Bennett. 0.B.E., managing director of the Mersey Shipping and Transport Co., Ltd., to the position of chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. McK. Walker, of the United Molasses Co., Ltd., was appointed vice-chairman.
We reproduce on this page a portrait of Mr. W. B. Daniels, who has been appointed manager of the ArmstrongSourer service station in Newcastle-onTyne, in which city he was born. He served hla apprenticeship with the Sourer concern at Arbon, in Switzerland, and with Hawthorn, Leslie and Co„ Ltd. He has had considerable and varied experience in the design, research, production, test and other departments, both at the Sourer works so Switzerland and the Armstrongn22
Sauter works at Newcastle-on-Tyne. During the patt two years he has been stationed in London as -the company's technical sales representative.
Major J. B. Elliott, chairman of the Motor Hirers and Coach Services Association, sailed, last Friday, for Ceylon, where he is to take a wellearned holiday. He hopes that, when he returns to England, probably in June, the amalgamation of the M.H.C.S.A. with the combined Commercial Motor Users Association and the Road Haulage Association will have been completed. Major Elliott was, until recently, managing directcpr of Redcar Services, Ltd., but that concern's interests have now been transferred to Maidstone and District Motor Services, Ltd.
The Kelvin Gold Medal for 1935 has been awarded to Sir John Ambrose Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., in recognition of his services to electrical science.
Hull Corporation has appointed Mr. J. Lawson, traffic superintendent to Rotherham Corporation, as chief assistant to the general manager of the transport department.
Mr. R. W. Birch, A.M.I.Mech.E., A..M.Inst.T., assistant managing director of Birch Bros, Ltd., the well-known London concern of coach operators and bodybuilders, is, we learn, convalescing after serious throat trouble that has kept him away from business for several weeks. His friends in the industry wish him a speedy recovery.
Mr. William Berriman, who, a short time ago, introduced the Diamond-T chassis into Great Britain and who has been in charge of the advertising and marketing of several American commercial vehicles and cars in this country, recently left for South Africa to take up a special appointment with the Graham-Paige International Corporation.
Two well-known members of the motor trade in South Wales have been appointed driving examiners in. Glamorganshire. Capt. J. G. Harris, the Cardiff examiner, was formerly sales manager of Jenkins Motors, Ltd., Swansea, and Mr. W. A. Williams, the Merthyr area examiner, is a director of John Lewis Motors, Ltd., Merthyr Tydfil.
On his retirement from the position of northern area general manager for Ryburn United Transport, Ltd.,• Bradford, Mr. Hartley Turner was honoured by the northern staffs of the concern last Saturday. A presentation was made to him by Mr. F. Bywater.
Mr. Turner was one of the founders of Ryburn Transport and Garage. Ltd., when it was established at Sowerby Bridge, in 1919, and he was managing director of the concern until it was taken over, in 1934, by Bouts Tillotson Transport, Ltd. He is succeeded by Mr. W. W. Wood.
Mr. F. P. Mills, M.I.M.E., F.S.I., M.I.Fire E., has recently received the honour of being made a serving brother of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. He has also received the bronze medal of the Colliery Managers Association for a paper on " Rescue Work After Explosions." Since 1913, Mr. Mills has held the appointment of captain and chief officer of the Durham and Northumberland Rescue Brigade, and was largely responsible for the unusual design of the six-wheeled fire-engines built for him by Leyland Motors, Ltd.