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SIR ALAN. RAE SMITH and SIR HAROLD BAnrowhave been re-appointed auditors of the British Transport Commission.
MR. E. W. SENIOR has succeeded MR. F. W. BAKER as chairman of Ransome
and Marks Bearing Co., Ltd. Mr. Baker remains a director.
MR. F. B. DIXON, formerly purchase manager, of Briggs Motor Bodies, Ltd., has been appointed acting purchase manager of the Ford Motor Co„ Ltd. He remains a director of Briggs.
Ma. T. P. SHERIDAN, traffic manager of City of Oxford Motor Services, Ltd., has been appointed general manager in succession to MR. H. WEEDY, who has assumed the general managership of Jamaican Omnibus Services, Ltd.
MR. L. MATTHEWS, M.Inst.T., has been elected chairman of the Sheffield and District Section of the Institute of Transport. Vice-chairmen are MR. K. A. KINDON, M.Inst.T. and MR. E. DEAKIN. The secretary is MR. W. BINGLEY.
MR. PHILIP EDWARDS has been appointed editor of Motor Transport and Bus & Coach on the retirement of MR. C. F. HAYWOOD after 48 years with Iliffe and Sons Ltd. Mr. Edwards has been assistant editor of both journals since 1950.
CLLR. J. H. G. BARBER, has been elected chairman of the committee of the Southern Area of the Road Haulage Association, with MR. G. J. ABRAHAM as vice-chairman. Other members of the committee are MR. J. JANES, MR. J. H. FISHER and MR. W. J. MORRIS.
Ma. G. E. LIARDET, managing director of Simms Motor Units Ltd., has been appointed chairman in succession to MR. T. THORNYCROFF, who has retired from the board. MR. J AYRES, who was recently appointed general manager, has been elected a director.
COL. ARTHUR JERRETT has been reappointed president of the Traders' Road Transport Association and chairman of the national council. Ma. C. E. JORDAN, MR. J. JANF_S, MR. S. BOND and MR. S. H. JONF_S have been re-elected vice-chairmen, and MR. H. C. CRANE national honorary treasurer.
LORD TEYNHAM has been appointed president of the National Road Transport Federation for the coming year. The vice-presidents will be MAJ. R. A. B. SMITH and MR. JAMES PATERSON, the chairman MR. F. J. SPEIGHT and the vice-chairmen MR. J. JANES and MR. C. W. H. SPARROW.
MR. C. J. LAKE, joint managing director of Lake and Elliot, Ltd., hip become a director of Bowmaker, Ltd.
MR. W. D. REAKES has succeeded MR. 0. FL LEWIS as chairman of the southern section of the Institute of Transport, and MR. J. E. COWDEROY has been elected secretary.
MR. R. B. BRITTAIN has been appointed chairman of the public relations committee of the Road Haulage Association, and MR. J. B. MITCHELL chairman of the licensing committee.
MR. G. E. OaroN, public relations officer of the Road Haulage Executive, is to retire from that position. He will have completed 50 years' service in transport, 45 with the railways and five with road haulage.
wEregret to announce the death of MR. W. J. Emorr and DR. G. L. KELLY.
Mr. Elliott was general manager of Pickfords, Ltd., before nationalization. He retired in 1947. He joined the company in 1905, and did much to develop and create many of the transport undertakings forming the Hay's Wharf Cartage Co., Ltd.
Dr. Kelly, who was 73, was deputy chairman of the Pressed Steel Co., Ltd.
B.R.S. Revenue Rises
FIGURES issued by the British Transport Commission this week reveal that British Road Services' receipts for the four weeks ended July 12, £6.3m., were approximately £400,000 higher than in the comparative period for 1952. Aggregate earnings for the first 28 weeks of the year were £42m., against £41m. in the same period last year.
Increased revenue is also shown for State-owned provincial and Scottish bus companies. Their receipts in the four weeks ended July 12 totalled £4.5m. —£142,000 greater than last year, whilst the aggregate for the first 28 weeks of 1953 at £25m. was £bn, higher than the comparative figure for 1952.
Although London Transport's earnings during the four weeks ended July 12 at £5.3m. were slightly lower than in the same period !ast year, the total earnings for the first 28 weeks of 1953 were slightly higher tlym those for the comparative period in 1952.
CLAIMS BEING NEGOTIATED
THE wage claims of some 100,000 workers in provincial bus companies, which, as reported in last week's issue of The Commercial Motor, were submitted to the National Council for the Omnibus Industry, are being examined under the council's negotiating machinery. A further meeting is to be held in September.