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—The following Rumours, of which the Press Bureau has no Confirmation, but to the Publication of which, we imagine, it will take no exception.
"Parcels, parcels, everywhere." That abroad is a broad address. "Thank you "—for the first thousand.
That alcohol is relying on benzole now.
That D.A.D.O.S. is one daddy to the troops.
That some things end before they are found.
That impressment still generates imprecations.
That special motors are needed for East Africa.
Of private-car agents turning taxi proprietors. Of more relentless rain and mud-hidden roads.
That the line Cracow-Stra,sburg may have a future.
That Edison's battery sections were undamaged by the fire.
That the " C.M." alone of all the motor journals keeps a War Fund.
That the A.S.C., M.T., is not always tidy yet always like the tides, That itwere a good thing for the worm if W.D. always did indicate that drive.
232; 2185; .2250; 2324; £421; 2565; 2666; 2761 ; £880; and 21029—end of Chapter I.
That numerous first donations to the Comforts Fund will be repeated early in 1915.
That it will pay to build new parallel roads if the advance has to be through Belgium.
That mining the roads is much simpler than mining the sea, and the course the only one.
That official Russia places the end of the war anywhere between next May and October.
—0 That growth of the "Campaign Comforts" Fund has exceeded the rate of 2500 a month.
From an Egyptian correspondent, of surprise that an invasion of that country is talked of here.
That the huge export trade of British traction engines and tractors to Germany, Belgium, Austria and Russia has of course stopped altogether, but that the demand from South America is still maintained. Of heartfelt wishes for future Merry Xmases.
Of excitement about property in " S.M.M.T."
A lighting howl from tho self-centred cyclists.
That "Grocery " writes of the " Girl-ing " parcel That the men at the Front are all track-troughers.
That the L.C.C. tramcar administration is piano.
That there may also be a Wood-Milne factory in Manchester before long.
That rotational delivery will become almost as real a factor as strict interchangeability.
That an American exhibition is nowadays usually to be seen, admission free, at Euston Station.
That the first " Karrier " works collection of 215 will not be the last to help with the Comforts.
That the permissible weight of London bus chassis is shortly to be increased by 10 cart.—f or obvious reasons.
That the driver-mechanics in the A.S.C. of the Australian contingent are being paid at the rate of 8s. a day.
That new American trucks are arriving every day, and that the "Modern" two-tonner of Ohio is the most recent.
That the Conamerear gift of a chassis to the Red Cross Society is for use in the field primarily as a soup kitchen.
That, on requests from A.S.C. 0.C.s at the Front, two tons of peppermint bull's-eyes have been ordered out of the Fund.
That the fact that the majority of their taxicab fares are chalked up on, German taximeters is annoying to many of the public.
That the Licensed Vehicle Workers Union has de. cided what the London General Omnibus Co. may do in respect of Christmas services.
That it requires a flight of ignorance to imagine that badges for 0.H.M.S. workers remained a subject for suggestion four weeks ago.
Of recruits for the M.T.,'A.S.C. Columns who state that they joined principally on account of reading the "CM." articles from its special correspondents.
That some of the Christmas presents suggested by "The Motor" this week for certain prominent people 'would be very useful if they could really receive them. e13