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4th March 1924, Page 3
4th March 1924
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

That coal is worth stock-taking.

Of electric parcelcar possibilities.

That Tillings' experience has told.

Of "The Mystery Dinner" in November next. That Henry is not responsible for Lizzie's frills.

What Snow ? Why, surely, it isn't Summer Time yet?

That wheel and axle makers are providing for extra turns.

Of increasing interest being taken in the subsidy scheme.

Of an agent who thought the subsidy went to him.

That the duty of custom sometimes occasions secret designing.

That Krupps are creeping into our markets with steel tires.

That driving on each wheel can be made to reduce unsprung weight.

Of Mr. Tate, of Laffiy's, • having a shower bath in the road at Hendon.

That the little 7 h.p. Ballot engine of the Laffly trailer pump will "rev " at 4,000 r.p.rn, The query : Where is the strength in a gearbox with a large cover and a removable back That it's high time the 20-per-cent. extra for quarterly licences was cut out, or into, or in two.

Re the Zenith advertisement, that every petrol user would like to see that extra ninepence hook it.

That where bus services keep going up, up, up, the profits per mile. run keep going down, down, down.

That the person who takes a seat by the bus door and crosses his legs is one of other people's crosses.

That German tourists in Southern Europe are spending money freely—and the money is English gold That it is highly probable Parliamentary machinery will be set going regarding the production.of poweralcohol.

In consequence, it is hoped that present compression chambers will act favourably towards the spirit of the venture.

That a little Pyrene liquid squirted into petrol tanks before soldering operations would save many explosickris.

Women assuring us that the decrease in street acci dents during the war was due to the .fact that so • many drivers then were of the gentler sex.

That the long-hoped-for introduction of surrender values for unused annual and quarterly motor licences is yet another case of tardy justice. That more sunshine is expected to get through to us when the Volcanic dust settles out of our atmosphere.

That thimble-tube conversions are finding favour and that boiler steaming capacity has been improved in many cases, in consequence.

That only the L.G.O.C, cares and caters for the Isle of Dogs and numerous other areas of London's great unknown but throbbing industrial life.

That Sir Alfred Yarrow has a fair answer to every critic of his scheme of cross-over roads and that his hest answer is " letme bear the brunt of the expense:7 That Sir Herbert Austin is right when he says that

our existing facilities for accommodating traffic on the roads should be used to the full, a stronger hand of control being required.

That there's neither traffic nor prospect of it along too many of the new and wide roads upon which money in part derived from motor taxation has been poured out.

That whilst Labour is not inclined to listen to proposals for any basic remission of taxation on private cars, it stands behind encouragement for " implements of trade."

That an unconditioned ton-mile gauge of road wear neglects by omission at least half a dozen salient factors which these days are inseparable from cost. and user of highways.

Of suppressed perturbation amongst residents between Dorking and Guildford as to whether the as yet unfixed line of the new Dover-Alderhot road will help or hit them.

That the fusion of the various road transport organizations in the Manchester area has resulted in the combined body obtaining a membership of 440—a 100 per cent. increase during the past twelve months.

That any increases motor taxation upon taxi

cab and other commercial owners would mean exit the small man, but that he has far too many friends in the House of Commons for it to play this way into the hands of the big man.

That the Birmingham Co-operative Society is fitting its Dennis char-a-banes with wireless for the coming season—the first co-operative concern adopting such a system of interesting its passengers in the sayings of the world beyond.

That if an Order in Council were made declaring Ira.k, where Anglo-Persian petrol normally originates, to be part of the British Empire for purposes of Imperial preference, America and all foreign countries having a" most favoured nation" clause in their treaties with Britain would also enjoy the full preference.