AMERICAN SEARCH FOR NEW ZEALAND OIL.
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Three American oil companies, the Socony Vacuum Corporation, the Texas Corporation and the Standard Oil Company of California are, according to the Herald Tribune, taking a leading part in a project involving an expenditure of several million dollars for the development of oil properties in New Zealand. The search for oil will be directed by a newly formed concern —the New Zealand Petrol Co.
Shipping Guide for Hauliers.
The following is the number of ships arriving at the London docks, wharves and jetties named, from September 16 to 24 inclusive:— Doms: King George V. 10; Royal Albert, 10; Royal Victoria, 3; Surrey Commercial, 8; East India, 2; West India, 7; South-West India, 3; Tilbury, 11; Tilbury Stage, 2; Millwall, 7; Royal, 2; London, I.
WHARVES: Hays, 6; Butler's, 2; Tilbury Jetty, 4; Regent's Canal, 1.
Why Not Extend Use of Safety Glass?
The policy of the Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., in using British materials, was stressed by Mr. Graham Cunningham, chairman and managing director, at the annual general meeting of the company, held a few days ago. He said that the glass the company buys is British and even the sand, which forms less than one per cent. of the total value, comes entirely from this country. " It has been said in the past," he pointed out, " that the cost of safety glass was too high for its fitment to the windows of buses and coaches, but that argument can no longer apply." He stressed the fact that the price of safety glass is such that there is no valid reason, oa this score, why it should not be fitted to all the windows of all public-service vehicles, instead of being confined to regulation lights.
Germany and Canadian Oil.,
A German Corporation, believed to be associated with the German Government, is reported by the Calgary Herald to have offered to build a pipeline for the transportation of Alberta oil from Calgary to the Pacific coast.
An advertisement in the classified section of The Commercial Motor, under the heading of "Insurance," for Invincible Policies, Ltd., appeared for several weeks with the incorrect telephone number. The correct number is Mansion House 2961, the address of the company being 7, Whittington Avenue, London, E.C.3.
BRITISH ROAD ENGINEERS IN GERMANY.
A delegation of 80 British engineers and road builders arrived in Hanover, last Saturday, and, later, left for Berlin by motorcoach. The delegation will study German motor-road conditions and will visit Dresden, Munich and Cologne, among other German towns. In Munich the members of the deputation will take part in the road-building congress.
Fordson Dealers' Shows.
A series of "Truck Weeks," to focus attention on the range of Fordson vans and lorries, is to be made by various Ford dealers during the next few months. The first will take place from September 26-October 1, and is being arranged by Norman Reeves (Motors), Ltd., Watford. During October and November special displays will be arranged by Hartwells, Ltd., Oxford (October 10-15), Sharman and Ladbury, Ltd., Melton Mowbray (November 7-12), and Carter Gate Motor Co., Nottingham (November 21-26).
As mentioned' in our issue for last week, the Ford Motor Co., Ltd., has cancelled its annual exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and, instead, is arranging displays by dealers.