GREECE: British Taxicabs

Athenian motorbus chauffeurs adjusted their motors to back-fire last week, then drove for several hours around and around the Houses of Parliament, creating a potent, earsplitting, staccato din.

This they did to protest a bill now before Parliament which would grant to a British firm monopoly for 60 years of Athenian taxicab and bus business. Should the bill pass, nearly all the taxicabs and busses now running in Athens would have to be scrapped or shipped elsewhere, for 75% are of U. S. manufacture, with Italian and French makes next, and British...

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