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24th November 1944
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MR. DAVID SAUNDERS, co-director of A. Saunders and Son (Harpeuden), Ltd., is recovering from an operation. -- COUNCILLOR A. T. BARRATT has been elected chairman of the transport committee of Manchester Corporation.• Me. FREDERIC JOHN BAYLEY and MR. HERBERT FRANCIS K1RR AGE have joined the Board of Scammell Lorries, Ltd.

COUNCILL3R G. W. PLACKETT has been re-elected chairman and the Deputy Lord Mayor, COUNCILLOR F. MITCHELL, vice-chairman of Nottingham's Transport Committee, Ms. WALTER PIC KERING , Who has been sales manager of Clarkson and Co. (Glasgow), Ltd., for the past 10 years, has been elected to the Board of the company. Amongst other activities, the concern is Scottish wholesale distributor of Firestone tyres.

MR. E. B. •HOWES, who is so well known to our readers in connection with his hard-hitting articles and his pioneering of the grouping system, tells us that he will stand as an Independent Conservative candidate for the Hemel Hempsted constituency. As he

has many friends in this, he will have a good chance of being able to ventilate his views in 'Parliament.

MR. C. P. HARTREY, advertisement manager cf. " The Commercial Motor," is now making satisfactory progress towards recovery from a somewhat serious operation. He left the hospital last Friday, and is now recuperating at his home, MRS HILDA BORROW DALE, of the Borrowdale Transport Co.. Ltd., Leeds, is the new chairman of the Leeds branch of the Industrial Transport Association. She also holds a national office as hon. treasurer of the Women's Traffic Club of Great Britain.

MR. S. F. Hoaanseow, who for four years has been Features Editor of the " Daily Mail " and was responsible for the planning and presentation of that paper's leading page, has joined the Nuffield Organization as public relations executive. The aim is to maintain the smoothest, most efficient and most harmonious co-ordination possible. between the individual concerns in the Organization, plus improved contact between it, the Press and the public.


SPEAKING at Pudsey last week, Sir Miles Thomas said that we cannot afford, nationally, to have any false bolstering of one system of transport against another.

Cost of transport was a charge that affected raw materials at every stage of their jouiney.

He deplored the apparent conflict between road and rail transport interests. The whole question must be decided upon economy.

Whilst the railway is well adapted for long-distance haulage of heavy and bulky goods, it has a linear limitation; it can never operate on the house-tohouse or shop-to-shop nerivork with the flexibility that the road system can offer, and, moreover, many railway branch lines to-day are uneconomic and unprofitable to operate.

Answering critics of the Government's intention to hand Skate-controlled factories over to commercial concerns, after the war, Sir Miles said it was the commercial concerns which had brought these factories into a state of productivity. One of the most valuable contributions to the war effort was the series of shadow factories put up by concerns in the motor industry.


AS a further step in the policy of providing improved service facilities, Simms Motor Units, Ltd., has recently removed its Bristol branch to larger and more modern premises at 1649, Rose Street.

The workshop is equipped with the latest apparatus for servicing ignition, lighting, starting, and fuel-injection equipment, and accommodation for working on vehicles under cover is provided.

Mr. E. Surrey, ,who represented the Simms concern in North London, is now in charge of this branch. He replaces Mr. A, R. Coles, who has been well known in the West Country for a number of years and who is now stationed at head office for special duties.


THE next meeting of the London branch of the Industrial Transport Association will be held on December 9, at 2.15 p.m., at the Institution of Automobile Engineers, 12, Hobart Place, S.W 1. The speaket will be Captain J. B. Walton, who has chosen for his subject " Ideas and Possible Development of Mechanical Transport {or Industi Purposes."

Further details may be obtained from the secretary of the London branch, Mr. A. W, Ferguson, 12, Hyde Park Avenue, Winchmore Hill, N.21.


SWAIN'SEA Chamber of Commerce has notified the British Road Federation of its support for the proposal to construct a motorway from a new Severn Bridge to South Wales. This proposal is also supported by Glamorgan County Council and Swansea Corporation.

The proposed artery would form an integral portion of a system of motorways such as is advocated by the B.R.F. FUEL-COUPONS TRANSFER: DEWSBURY HAULIER'S APPEAL

THE Dewsbury haulage concern of Bowyer and Jackson, Ltd., has lodged an appeal against the Dewsbury borough magistrates' decision, on September 26, to convict the company of illegal transfers of petrol coupons and to fine it a total of £90, plus five guineas costs. At the police-court proceedings against the company and other defendants, it was stated, in evidence for the defence, that exchanges of coupons had taken place because Bowyer and Jackson, Ltd., wanted coupons of smaller-unit value than those issued to it by the petroleum authorities, such coupons being more suitable for use by its drivers when on journeys.

In the notice of appeal the appellant submits that the convictions were unjustified and that, alternatively, the penalties imposed were too severe.


PAA REPORT has been prepared by the town improvement and streets committee of Newcastle-on-Tyne Corporation showing the cost of reconstructing parts of Elswicic Road and Westgate Road following the introduction of trolleybuses and the abandonment of trams.

In Elswick Road the cost will be £13,900, and over £500 will be realized from the sale of the tram rails. In Westgate Road the work will cost £17,000, from which will be deducted £2,310 for the tram rails. The work, it is said, will be spread over a period of two years.

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