Saturday, July 4, 2020
Renewable Energy News

In the Herald: May 27, 1949 – Sydney Morning Herald

By Staff , in Hydropower , at May 26, 2020

Hidden power stations

Great inland cities, supplied with cheap power from underground stations virtually safe from attack, could result from the Snowy River scheme, the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr. N. Lemmon, said. The 16 underground power stations would be scattered miles apart in inaccessible mountain country, and could be operated by a handful of men. That was of the greatest defence significance, and for that reason The Commonwealth felt it should carry out the hydro-electricity scheme with the utmost vigour.

Ticket machines for trams, buses

The Acting Minister for Transport, Mr. Sheahan, said that l8 ticket-selling machines had been ordered in England to reduce losses in uncollected tram and bus fares in Sydney. He said these losses were estimated at £400,000 a year, but more likely exceeded £500,000. “Conductresses in distinctive uniforms will be stationed at central loading points and queues,” he said, “and from them intending passengers will be able to purchase their tickets before boarding the tram or bus”.

Women’s cricket not nice

London: Sir Pelham Warner thinks that women’s cricket is not really nice. Speaking to a meeting of cricket enthusiasts at Marylebone, he said women “play exceedingly well – astonishingly well. But I am not sure that it’s really very nice. They will play at Lords some day, however.” On umpiring, he said “Standards were low at the end of the war, but … have not yet regained their magnificent pre-war level.” On U.K. Test hopes, he said: “We are not sufficiently well fed to produce good Test bowlers.”