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Road. Conditions Big THE American Association of .Factor in Vehicle I State Highway Officials held
Maintenance . . a meeting recently, at which several of the speakers placed special emphasis on the need for the adequate plan
• fling of road construction and maiptenance. One put the matter in a .rather unusual way. He said that the American motorists'. annual bill for the use of highways was $15,000,000,000, this representing the • annual maintenante and deprecia'ion of the 34,000,000 cars, buses and lorries which were on the highways when the U.S.A. entered the war. Thus even a small percentage reduction would mean a large saving. The Tale of a Woman; A MEMBER of our staff was Her Basket and Her CM. waiting to board a bus,
Dog but hit way was obstructed by
a young woman with a laden. shopping basketand a dog. Having been told by • 'the rather meek conductor that she would have to take the dog on top, she fnacle the rather amazing reply that, if he insisted, he would have to help her with her basket, as she could not possibly manage the basket and the dog. Exactly what the conductor would have doneA.v.e do not know, but, fortunately, .a girl passenger, overhearing the conversation, came to the rescue, P.S.V. Transport WetA T the instanoe of the Mini, fare Officers Receive r-1 try of Labeler and with the
Special Training . co-operation of the M.O.W,T.,
welfare officers employed by p.s.v. undertakings :throughout the country have just' completed a training course in their supervisory work, which was organized at University College, Nottingham. The course was specially designed to meet theneeds of these officers, but one of its aims has been to put the students in touch with those developments in industrial welfare in general which may have a bearing on the problems they may encounter in their daily work. The theoretical part consisted of lectures and discussions on industrial psychology, social administration, industrial relations, and passenger. transport law; in addition, they received three days' practical training under the supervision of London Transport. Other similar courses will probably follow. The first was inaugurated at a meeting with Lord Trent as chairman, and with the North Midlands R.T.C. present, to which directors and managerial staffs. of transport undertakings were invited. Inci
dentally, all fees and travelling expenses for the students were borne by the Ministry of Labour, Whilst, in certain cases, assistance was given to meet any extra cost of living away from home.
Further Hints on the WITH further reference to Prevention of Wheel VT the " Ills of Wheels," Mr.
Trouble H. F. HigginS, who is normally stationed at Bombay, -tells us that in India a lot of trouble is „experienced with the inner wheels of twin wheels, which have a habit of working loose and of Wearing oval the bolt holes. One method adopted to cure the trouble is to drill a series of fresh holes. Another, which has proved highly successful, is to fit over the studs between the two wheels, which, in some types, are in contact, stout, squaresection springwashers. The nuts are then drawn up Very tightly. Incidentally, twin wheels, in particular, Should .never be tightened up while they are under load. In other words—they should be jacked up while the operation is in progress.