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MOTORING. I How to Adjust Tappets. I Upon the proper adjustment of the tappets a great deal depends, so far as easy and eflicient running is con- cerned. Nearli- all motorists are very much afraid of attempting to adjust tappets, under the impression that it is a job which is very difficult. This ii not, really till ease, however, and there is no reason at all why any capable motorist who understands the vital parts of his engine should not undertake the work. The ideal to aim for is to have the smallest possible clearance be- tween the valve stem and the top of the tappet. There should he hut a very slight movement of the tappet. The only tools required are a couple of spanners, while, tho time occupied by the adjustment is reckoned in seconds, not in minutes. One spanner holds the nut on the head of the tappet and the other the lock-nut. The latter is.stacked a turn, and the tappet is then screwed out until the required clearance has been secur- ed. The lock-nut must then he tightrned. so as to pre- vent the tappet from moving, for. *if this occurs, the amount of clearance would he increased. The Petrot Control Board. Some remarkable particulars arc given in a recent issue of "The Board of Trade Journal" regarding- the supplies of petrel and its control since April 20tli, 1916, up to the present time. An acute shortage of petrol was -suddenly discovered in the spring of HH6, for. on March 31st, the total stock of petrol in bond was ahout 15V million gallons, while the requirements of the Navy and Army were expanding. On the 31st of July, the .supply companies hejd 12,470,000 gallons, as compared with 36,156,000 gallons at the beginning of the year. Emergency measures were taken to provide for increas- ed imports, so that the stocks were recovered, until at the end of 1016 they exceeded 37 million gallons. A census was taken on .Tune 20th. 1916, and this showed that the estimated requirements of the civil popula- tion were 150,000.000 gallons of petrel per annum, or more than 12 million gallons a month. At that time there were little more than 12 million gallons in stock, and the petrol importing companies e-timated that there would not he available for the civil population more than -75,000,000 gallons a year, or approximately 6 31X1.000 gallons a month. The situation as Tegards the civil population wa" dealt with promptly and drastical- ly. Petrol licences were introduced for private and public users, and the consumption of spirit for pleasure purposes much- curtailed. In this way the estimated re- quirements of the civilian population, unde-r the census

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."FARM LABOURERS' WAGES."

1.THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. I

THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION.-

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