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13th April 1905, Page 5
13th April 1905
Page 5
Page 5, 13th April 1905 — M.V. W.U. Association.
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The conference with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders on the subject of extraordinary traffic has been postponed to 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, the 18th instant, at the Automobile Club.

The Secretary hopes that members will bring the advantages of membership before users of motor vehicles who do not already belong to the Association.

The awards of the judges appointed by the Association in connection with the recent exhibition at the Agricultural Hall have been reproducecl in the leading Continental and American papers. This observation of English proceedings shows how eager other countries are to stir up interest for the benefit of their own manufacturers.

Full particulars may be obtainrct

on app.ication to the secretary. W. REES JEFPREYS.

The certificates for the awards made by the judges at the recent Agricultural Hall Show are now in course of preparation. It is expected that they will be ready for signature before Easter, and their early despatch to the eight recipients will follow.

"THE COMILERC1AL MOTOR" is supplied free of charge weekly to all inembers of the M.V. and W.U.A.; which virtually reduces the annual subscription to that body from one guinea to 14s. 6d.

A meeting of the commiitee will be held at the Automobile Club, 119, Piccadilly, W., to-morrow, the i4th inst., at 5.30 p.m., when the attendance of members is particularly requested.

Various matters of interest to users will be considered at this committee meeting, including a proposal to form a section of the Association for municipal and county engineers. The question of water supply in the London area will also be dealt with, and numerous suggestions from users will be considered. The agenda further includes requests for advice in respect of two claims for extraordinary traffic.

Recent additions to the Association's register of members include :—The Oxford Steam Ploughing Co., Cowley Works, Oxford; The St. Pancras Ironwork Co., Ltd:, 171, St. Pancras Road, London, N.V.; Messrs. John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., Motor Vehicle Dept., Chiswick, W.; J. E. Gurney, 79, Walsworth Road, IIitchin ; The Torquay and District Motor Omnibus Co., Ltd., 7, Torhill Road, Torquay.

Son-le recent " smoke " prosecutions which have been undertaken by the. L.C.C. appear to be of a vexatious character. It is unfair to London haulage interests that technical offences should be made the occasion for harassing

owners of steam motor wagons, and the Association will Lake into consideration a proposal that the attention of the

Public Control Committee of the L.C.C. should be directed to the manner in which informations regarding alleged offences of this character are being acted upon.

The ranks of the Association were originally composed almost entirely of users of heavy wagons, but there has recently been a growth in the number of van users. It should be borne in mind by all interested in van delivery that their interests receive equal attention. Mr. Rees Jeffreys has at his disposal much useful information for the guidance of parties who adopt motor delivery in any of its varied branches, and all publications are supplied to new members free of charge. This applies to the several memoranda concerning the operation of the Heavy Motor Car Order under section 12 of the 1903 Act.

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