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One Hears

23rd December 1939
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

That the net effect of the present war will depend on who nets the profits.

That to bore or not to bore is a subject of much interest—not only in clubs.

That the " small" man is still of great value to the industry—and the public.

With relief, of the turning-down of the suggestion for war-time tramway trailers in London.

That municipal-transport managers are keeping a watchful eye on producer-gas developments.

Re careless talk in public places, that "the wise old owl" rhyme of the last war might with advantage be revived.

The hope that L.V.B.'s article will make many drivers tyre-conscious and fewer tyres sorrowfully driver-conscious. That, whatever future historians think of this war, they cannot but praise its transport.

That, unfortunately, civil transport has had to suffer to supply the needs of war.

That Germany's reason for developing so many four-wheel-drive machines is shortage of rubber.

That we can do as well with special pneumatics and thus save complication, which facilitates production.

That the Ministry of Supply is now the largest buyer of big pneumatics and is even importing some.

That, in this regard, consideration is being given to the importance of our tyre export market.

That with a special frame available a new type of Army vehicle, using standard components, was ordered at 11.30 a.m. one day and delivered at 9.15 a.m. the next That in thick fog an unscreened head light is a doubtful boon.

That light coloured concrete roads are a boon in the black-out, That nowadays pneumatic tyres have a host of military-vehicle uses.

A plea for the more consistent whitening of kerbs in country towns.

Of too many people getting the comfortable feeling that it is only a ne'er raid war.

That a forward-pointing torch, in a dark country lane, looks alarmingly like a cyclist riding on the wrong side.


Organisations: Ministry of Supply
Locations: London

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