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in the news M. F. C. Dowtrs, general manager at the St. John's Wood premises of Carmo (1929), Ltd., has become a director.
MR. W. H. DARLEY has been elected chairman of the Yorkshire Division of the Motor Agents' Association, in succession to M. C. 0. LOCKEY. ' The new vice,chairman is MR. C. FIRTH.
MR. HORACE BECK'S three-wear agreement as sales manager of Northern Coachbuilders, Ltd., ended on January 31. He is continuing to assist the company in a temporary capacity.
Ma. W. R. Goonn, of the Michelin Tyre Co., Ltd., has been made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his war-time services in connection with the MulINTry Harbour scheme.
MR. E. E. GRANT has joined Hindle, Smart and Co., -Ltd., Manchester, and will develop the electric vehicles made by the company, which include the Helecs, len Helecs and the Wilson. Mr. Grant was with Partridge, Wilson and Co., Ltd., Leicester, for 20 years. Hindle, Smart and Co., Ltd., has Tecaltry purchased the goodwill of the Sunbeam battery-electric.
MR. L. WOODCOCK, India and Burma manager of Leyland Motors. Ltd., has returned to India after having spent about four months at the company's headquarters. During his stay he supervised the shipment of the first complete double-deck bus for India for demonstration in Calcutta, and saw the final execution of an order for 87 Comet oil-engined lorries for the Nizam State Railway (Hyderabad).
Mit. liLNRY SPURRIER, who is at present on a 40,000-mile air tour of world markets, has been appointed managing director of Leyland Motors, Ltd. He will retain the position of general manager, and will be the cornpany's chief executive officer. MR.
C. B. Nixots: continues as chairman and governing director. The office of managing director was created, and held during his life, by Mr. Henry 'Spurrier's father.
MR. J_ J. TuORN. A.E.C. sales representative in Ireland, has been promoted divisional manager in that country. '
MR. S. W. FRYER, northern arca manager of Wellworthy Piston Rings, Ltd., has left Scotland and returned to Lyrningtan to assume control of all Wellworthy service branches. He is succeeded in the northern area by Ma. J. A. DOBBIE, who was chief purchasing officer at Lymington.
MR. JAMES Amo.,s, D.B.E., director and general manager of the Scottish Motor Traction Co., Ltd., is, according to "The Financial Times.expected to
become chairman of S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd. If the S.M.T. shareholders agree to sell out to the British Transport Commission, the S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., will be formed to take over the non-transport assets of the group.
MR. S. F. KNELLER, deputy chief officer (general haulage) at the headquarters of the Road Transport Executive, has been made a Liveryman of the Carmen's Company.
Ma JOHN OLDHAM, chairman and joint managing director of Oldham and Sons, Ltd., has arrived in South Africa, where he is. to spend several weeks in a business tour of the Union.
MR. A. I. Tnitsv has been appointed to • represent University Coachwork, Ltd. (an associate of University Motors, Ltd.), in the London and Home Counties area, as from March 1.
MaJoa F. S. Etsiwoort, Yorkshire Licensing Authority, is expected to be the chief guest at the annual dinner of the South Yorkshire Area of the Road Haulage Association, to be held on March 11.
M. W. T. DowtaEs, general manager of County Chemical Co., Ltd., has been appointed chairman of the Birmingham branch of the Institute of Export. MR.
S. A. MARTINDALE (manager, overseas branch, W. T. Avery, Ltd.) is vice-chairman, M. E. J. BALowiN (general manager, Lep Transport, Ltd.) honorary secretary, and MR. L. P. LOWENTHAL (export manager, J. B. Brooks and Co., Ltd.) honorary treasurer.
MIL S. .1 B. SKYRME has been appointed chief engineer of East Midland Motor Services, Ltd., in succession to MR. D. F. C. HILL, who was appointed chief engineer of North Western Road Car Co.. Ltd., as from February 1. Mr. Skyrrne, who is at present with United Automobile Services, Ltd, as area engineer for Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire, will start his new duties on March 1 Ma. W. A.. BRIDGE has been elected president of Liverpool Transport Managers' Club. The chairman is MR.
T. H. ALLAN (McNamara and Co., Ltd.), vice-chairman, MR. A. E. HANDSCOMBE; secretary, MR. J. H. MOWNEAUX (North Western Road Services), and honorary treasurer, MR. A. Ronarrs (Motor Carriers, Ltd.). Blackburn Transport Managers' Club has' elected MR. ADDISON as president..