New Grade 1 Areas
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AS from next Monday, May 25, the following places are added to the list of Grade 1 areas for the purposes of road haulage wages:—
England and Wales: Brynmawr: Conway (only parish of Llanrhos); Llandudno; Ammanford; Colwyn Bay; Shcrborne; Chelmsford; Colchester, Hornchurch (except those parts which are included in the London Area); Bodelwyddan (St. Asaph Rural District); Aberdare, Bridgend: Maesteg; Merthyr Tydfil; Neath; Cinderford (East Dean Rural District); Cirencester: Coleford (West Dean Rural District); Lydney; Stroud; Maidstone; Sittingboume and Milton; Market Harborough; Melton Mowbray; Tredcgar; Hexhans; Eastwood; Kimberley (Basford Rural District); Wincanton; Basingstoke; Boticy (Winchester Rural District); Farcham; Havant and Waterloo; parts of Reigate; Portslade; 'Shoreham; Southwick; ChIppenham; Trowbridge; Droitwich; Malvern; Milton; Norton; Tadcaster.
Scotland: Dumfries; Inverness; Bellshill North; Bellshill South; Blantyre; Bothwell and UddingSton South; Cleland; High Blantyre; HolYtown; Larkhall North; Larkhall South; Mossend:-Newarthill; Newmains; New Stevenston; Uddingston North.
These changes are authorized by the Road Haulage Wages Council Wages Regulation (Amendment) Order, 1953.
FIBRE GLASS BUS FRONT
A BUS front, consisting of the dome and windscreen framing, has been produced in laminated fibre glass by the Saunders-Roc organization. It is a one-piece moulding, and an intricate part was selected deliberately to demonstrate the possibilities of the use of fibre glass.
The research work on the project was conducted for Saunders-Roe (Anglesey), Ltd., by their associated company, Saro Laminated Wood Products, Ltd.
It is not, at the moment, economic to make bus fronts of laminated fibre glass, because of the high cost of raw materials. As the use to which they are put is increasing the prices are, however, falling, and it may not be long before the new teckmiques can be applied to the construction of bus bodies.
The main advantage of fibre glass over steel and light alloys is said to be its extraordinary resistance to impact. It also has the virtues of resisting corrosion and of being simple to repair, FOGLAMP USED ON CLEAR NIGHT: DRIVER FINED COR using a foglame fitted less than 24 in. from the ground in normal clear weather, William John Fallows, 186 Cowley Road, Brixton, was fined £2, with £1 13s. 3d. costs, at Latterworth, last week.
Chief Insp. Goodacre said that a number of drivers had complained of the use of foglamps on the road under normal conditions, and the chairman added that he and his colleagues could corroborate his statement through their own experience.
TOUTING IS INCREASING
" THEpractice of touting for passengers for excursions and tours is growing," states the South Eastern Licensing Authority in issue No. 711 of " Notices and Proceedings," Operators are warned that this is a breach of the conditions of licences, backings and permits for excursions and tours.