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The retirement is announced of Mr. P. A. McKillop, who, for the past 35 years, has represented the interests of the Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd., in Scotland. On Tuesday last a complimentary dinner was given in his honour, when a presentation to him was made.
Mr. Frank Lee, deputy borough engineer to Huddersfield Corporation, has been appointed engineer and surveyor to Enfield Urban District Council, Middlesex. Mr. Lee was formerly in the municipal engineer's departments at Bradford and Halifax.
Lord Riverdale has been appointed chairman of the Departmental Committee on Co-ordination of Fire Brigades in case of National Emergency. Lord Riverdale is, perhaps, better known as Sir Arthur Balfour; he was created a peer in the Jubilee Birthday Honours.
Councillor Ernest Riddel, deputy chairman of the transport committee of Bury Corporation, has been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the County Borough of Bury. He is chairman of William Oxley and Co., Ltd., Park Gate Steel Works, Rotherham, and chairman of W. Neill and Sons, Ltd., Bold Ironworks, St. Helens.
Mr. Frederick G. Bristow, C.B.E., general secretary of the Commercial /vlotoi Users Association, has been elected, by ballot, a member of the council of the Institute of -Transport for the next three years. We are glad to see that a prominent personality in the road-transport industry will be able to voice his opinions in the deliberations of this important organization.
a2.0 Mr. Elwyn Hughes, who, for many years, was publicity manager of the National Benzole Co., Ltd., and for the past-few years has been a marketing consultant, has joined the board of Godbolds, Ltd., the wellknown concern of advertising practitioners. Recently, Mr. Hughes has specialized in the marketing and advertising of technical products.
We are advised that there has recently been a number of changes in the management of Baico Patents, Ltd., and that Mr. R. Noyes Fairbanks, who was the founder of the concern, has now retired after being associated with it for 20 years. Mr. George S. Smith, who has been with the company since shortly after the war, with a break of five years from 1930-35, now becomes managing director, whilst Mr. F. E. Hewitt, sales manager for 10 years, becomes general manager. Under the new management it is planned considerably to speed up production. Mr. William Wallace, director and sales manager of Dodge Brothers (Britain), Ltd., and Mr. Harold D. Gibbs, advertising manager of Chrysler Motors, Ltd., and Dodge Brothers (Britain), Ltd., are sailing for America on August 7. Mr. Wallace has travelled extensively in America, Australia and South Africa. It will be the first time Mr. Gibbs has crossed the Atlantic, although he has travelled considerably in Europe.
They will be accompanied by two other executives of the Chrysler Corporation—Mr. S. I. Carlson, the managing director of the Antwerp plant of Chrysler and Dodge, and Mr. A. WebbWare, who is the Continental and North African representative for Chrysler Motors and Dodge Brothers (Britain), Ltd.
Mr. K. Gordon Gooch, M.I.M.E., cmef engineer of the Vigzol Oil Refining Co. (London), Ltd., is a man of outstanding personality. His training as a naval engineer stands him in good stead, and he has acted in an advisory capacity to several important oil COM panies. He is well known in the Metropolis as a member of the City Livery Club.