Automotive News Briefs: December 27, 1922
"It's got so these days," complained a young man, "that you can hardly get married unless you can show the girl two licenses."
"Two licenses?" exclaimed the friend.
"Yes, marriage and automobile."—Ladies Home Journal
Hurt Cranking Engine.
While cranking the engine of his automobile today, Simon P. Smith, thirty-nine years old, a member of the crew of the Harbor precinct patrol boat, was badly injured about the arm when the crank slipped back and struck him.
PLANS SAM BROWN BELT FOR TRAFFIC POLICEMEN
Inspector Albert J. Headley, in charge of the traffic bureau, has a novel plan of reducing accidents among traffic policemen. He plans to get them white Sam Brown belts.
"These belts would not only improve their appearance, but at night would make them more visible to motorists," he said today.
ONE YEAR AND $400 FINE FOR AUTO DRIVER
CUMBERLAND, Md., Dec. 27.—Joseph L. Mitchell, charged by T. N. Park with operating an automobile while under the inluence of liquor, was found guilty in court at Somerset and was fined $00 and sentenced to serve a year in the workhouse.
THREE AUTOS DAMAGED BY BLAZE IN GARAGE
Three automobiles were damaged, one badly, when a blaze started early this morning in a one-story brick garage in the rear of 1359 Wisconsin avenue northwest. The car of Daniel Branchly, 3215 P street northwest, was damaged to the extent of $800.
The other cars are owned by Henry Frain, 3323 P street northwest, and Francis Jenkins, 3213 P street.
TWO TOWNS JOIN IN SAFETY WEEK
Mt. Rainier and Brentwood Plan Campaign to Reduce Accidents.
MT. RAINIER, Dec. 27.—The town officials of Mt. Rainier and Brentwood are going to ask the cooperation of the citizens to eliminate the numerous automobile accidents. To this end a safety week will be conducted. Pedestrians will be asked to keep off the State roads and use the sidewalks. All accidents have occurred on the roads.
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