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Although high prices for bicycles are the rule rather than the exception in war- time, a record must have been made by a lady’s cycle which fetched £64 for the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Middlesex Prisoners of War. The machine-a ” Gamage” -was presented by Mr. W. A. Vincent, of the well-known Holborn firm (A. W. Gamage. Ltd.), and was sold at a fete held in aid of the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund, at “The Chase,” Winchmore Hill, on July 6. It will be noted that the North British Rubber Com- pany of Edinburgh-makers of the famous “Clincher” tyre-have been doing won- derful things in equipping lorries with sound workman- like tyres since the outbreak of war, and have accumu- lated a fund of experience which will be of incalcul-
able value to all enterprising firms. In this remark- able concern is Mr. Alexander Johnston, J.P., who is recognised north of the Tweed as one of the ablest business men of his time. He would have been an ideal man for the organisation of one of our Govern- ment Departments, but the fact that he is less known here than in Scotland is proving to be Scot- land’s gain-and our loss.