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10th January 1922
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Of hard nuts.

Of deatli-trap taxicab door..

That shopping by ehar-it-banes is catching on.

That bus and tram fares are coming down all round.

That the solution of the slippery road problem is elusive.

The query: "Why not transport some of the other ministries, too?"

That there is a good market awaiting the variable drawbar attachment.

Of some encouraging orders from overseas—but not all for motor vehicles.

That vehicle suspension is still as primitive as it was in the days of the Romans.

" Any more fairies?" as a specimen of bad articulation on the part of the bus conductor.

That " Vim " does not favour the methods of the "Mug Market' when dealing with business, men.

That Mr. R. Edwards is endeavouring to anticipate the results of an experimental milk-carrying air service.

Of local authorities keeping a close eye on the Bill promoted by the North-Western and Midland groups of railways.

That the seeker of bargains at the winter sales appreciated the extra bargain of the cheap bus fare there and back.

That, in 1920, American railways paid out 125,000,000 dollars against claims for loss of and damage to freight.

That this fact and railway congestion has lead to concentration on the development of the container system.

That the Freight Exchange idea is not exactly booming at the moment—but that there's always hope of another name or two.

That the special theatre buses (ex " park " is, we believe, the technical expression!) should end the theatre slump in London.

Of an installation for keeping steam-wagon boiler tubes clean by the provision of means for blowing steam through them occasionally.

That parcel carriage by motorbus is cheaper than parcel carriage by rail over a like distance—and that. by the former means the carrier takes the risk.

That Jamaica badly needs transport facilities in order to give banana producers an outlet to the seaports, and that here is a field for the pneumatic-tyred lorry.

That east may be east and west may be west, but that the Japanese think they can take a leaf out of the book of London authorities in the matter of traffic organization. Of provincial pirates.

Of new modes in roads.

Of more "Safety First" warning epigrams.

Of eternal combustion—as the boy called it.

Of the reappearance of familiar makes of foreign tyres.

Mat we would welcome a big-reduction-in-price bombshell.

That there ought to be a penalty for carburetters spitting this cold weather.

13y reason of sound waves striking on the aural nerve through the medium of the tympanum.

That the Scottish road engineers are being asked: "Where is your Tarmac?"

That life in Paris will really be worth living now that faster taxicabs have been introduced That the L.G.O.C. have scored a distinct success by the announcement of cheap farts for children under 14.

Thatt'Parlianaentary sanction does not necessarily imply the right to run buses—local authorities must have their say.

That there will be a lot of blasting when gas and water mains under reinforced cement roads have to be repaired.

And that the only solution is in tunnels under the pathways.

Of a proposal that the Mersey tunnel should be utilized for goods traffic, and that the passengers should travel by motorbus.

That there will be a considerable extension of the C.M.U.A. Parade fixtures in 1922, but that there will be less diversity of organization in future.

That the machine-tool manufacturers are rather upset about the Disposals Board sales of machinery. Let us remind them, however, that there has been no machine-tool Slough!

That the filling-station idea is gradually gaining ground, but that it will take a long time for the development to assume proportions comparative to the system in vogue,in the U.S.A.


Organisations: Disposals Board
People: R. Edwards
Locations: Slough, Paris, London

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