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Transport: Neat, Sweet and Discreet

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On March 9, Seattle will vote whether to replace worn-out street cars by spend ing $12,500,000 for 240 trackless trolley and 135 busses built by Twin Coach Co. Last week, Washington’s Lieutenant Governor Victor Aloysius Meyers, onetime bandmaster, had the American Legion hire a brunette, a blonde and a redhead, all young and pretty, to act as publicity building “hostesses” on a demonstrator model of the new vehicles. Said Vic Meyers: “They will be neat, sweet and discreet. To protect them in the rush hour we’ll put bumpers on them, fore and aft.”

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