Coach Operator Told : Bring Witnesses
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WHEN G. W. Castle, Ltd., Castle Garage, Holmfirth, applied to the Yorkshire Traffic Commissioners, last week, Maj. F. S. Eastwood, chairman, declared: "You are wasting your time coming here without witnesses. They are a cardinal point of an application.”
The company were refused permission to add 16 excursions to their licence and to have additional picking-up points. There were objections by British Railways, the North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., Baddeley Bros., Ltd., Yorkshire Traction Co., Ltd., and Huddersfield Joint Omnibus Committee.
Mr. Clifford Castle, a director, claimed that there had been big housing developments since they last applied and the public were not being properly served. To this, Mr. T. B. Atkinson, for the railways, said he would not even bother to call witnesses to rebut "such a fatuous application." Castle's had been refused additions eight times, and three appeals had been lost.
The applications were refused, except for an amendment to an existing toUr and the grant of Doncaster football excursions.
R.H.A. OFFICIALS ELECTED MORTHERN AREA members of the I Road Haulage Association have elected Mr. R. Clifford as their new. chairman. Vice-chairmen are Mr. R. Durham, Mr. N. T. O'Reilly and Mr. H. L. Walker.
Other election results are:—
Barrow-in-Furoess Sub-area: Chairman, Mr. R. Cherry: vice-chairman, Mr. D. N. Hall; secretary, Mr. F. Park.
Bishop Auckland Sub-area: Chairman, Mr. W. Morley; vice-chairman, Mr. C. Ranaldi; secretary, Mr. F. Snowball.
Carlisle Sub-urea: Chairman, Mr. I. C. Gibson: vice-chairman. Mr. B. Mandale; secretary, Mr. N. T. O'Reilly.
Teesside Sub-area: Chairman, Mr. A. Freeman; vice-chairmen, Mr. R. Durham and Mr. F. Brown; secretary, Mr. W. E. Wagstaffe.
North-Western (Western) Area Chairman, Mr. D. McLachlan; vice-chairmen, .Mr. C. H. Willetts, Mr. W. McCready and Mr. R. S. Harrison.