Foreign News: Energetic Ernie

The man who has been making more headlines than anyone else in Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government is a most unlikely Tory up from the working class, and his achievement has come in an odd field for a Cabinet Minister. The field: traffic.

"The heart of London is suffering from traffic thrombosis," booms Britain's bustling Transport Minister Ernest Marples, 52. Since Macmillan gave him the tough job eleven weeks ago of easing the prosperous crush of new cars in Britain's tight little streets, Minister Marples has been brewing dramatic anticoagulants for old London's clotted arteries.

First he designated most of the capital's West...

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