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One Hears

13th November 1942
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Of Rommel austerity—giving up dessert.

Of spares—for the evening—in short supply.

That war teaches us how many things we can do without.

Of a growing shortage of bus drivers in some parts of the country.

That of the 88 plants licensed for retreading, 11 belong to tyre makers.

That 80 per cent. of all the rubber required by the U.S.S.R. is now produced . synthetically in Soviet plants.

That 13 plants are to be added to bring the supply to an even higher figure. That those who drive safely derive benefits.

That the most careful driver cannot, however, impart wisdom to fools.

That you may get near by rail, but you get there by bus (or used to).

Of many "keys to victory" but of some doubt at to the locks which they may fit.

Of a suggestion that the expression " grouping hauliers" should now read " crouping hauliers."

• That the number of persons " gainfully " employed, including those in thd Services, is now 23,500,000.

Of the Morse code in timing chains.

That without non-ferrous victory is not for us.

Of taxi drivers who,would appreciate tipping gear.

That we must put all in and go all out or we'll be all-in and all-out.

That cuckoos jay-walk in the dark and give drivers many a night-jar.

That many of the bus-conductorettes haye become quite expert at their jobs.

That the elimination of unnecessary transport is now almost as vital on land as at sea.

That, according to an overseas estimate almost every petrol engine requires six sets of sparking plugs during its life.


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