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One Hears

3rd November 1944
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

That Lord Long was in fine voice at last week's dinner of London unit controllers.

That road-transport publicity is still inadequate, while the railways blow their own trumpet to some purpose. _ From America of new-type bearings for big-ends and gudgeon pins which are so good that they Can be forgotten.

That the aeroplane fitter who concealed petrol in a tank around his waist was lucky to be merely "caught and fined "—not "fired."

Of a deaf cyclist wishing for some recognized equivalent of the blind man's white stick to warn other road users of his disability.

That owing to mechanization the number of horses in the United Kingdom is now only about 918,000—a drop of nearly 15 per cent. since 1939. From a reader in Urmston (near Manchester): "Your paper is my weekly 'bible.'

That others call it a book of prayer against execssive restriction of the industry.

Of someone wondering if a plea for a basic ratioa would carry weight if couched in basic English.

That the " C.M. " Tables of Operating Cos.ts keep net profits from dropping through holes in the net.

That the American Senate favours a system of new highways to connect large cities and industrial areas.

That the Senate Bill proposes an expenditure of $2,000,000,000 over the first three post-war. years to build 40,000 miles of such roads.

The 'emit:icier that massed bands, with their great volume of sound, are composed of single instruments.

That Britain's oil strike has helped to strike Germany's 'oil and leave us oil to the good.

That bus passengers in the U.S.A. increased from 4,000,000,000 in 1940 to 8,000,000,000 in 1943.

That Goebbel's hot air will probably be the only central heating available in. the Reich this winter.

That a poor workman with the right tool can often do better than the clever chap with the

wrong one.

That in places where water is scarce, steam jets prove highly effective for " washing-down " vehicles

Many suggestions concerning the respective functions of the A.A. and R.A.C., to avoid overlapping.


Organisations: American Senate
Locations: Manchester, London

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