Welcome home for Private Berry

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THE monthly meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers Association will be held on Monday evening next, when Mr T M Burke will deliver an address on cooperation.

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WORD has been received that Private F. A. Murray, of Somerville, has been wounded in the forehead while at the front at Anzac. It is not known whether the wound is serious or not.

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A welcome home social will be tendered to Private E. A. Berry at the Langwarrin Hall this evening, and at the same time a farewell and presentation will be given to Gunner Wm. Evans. A good programme is being arranged, and an excellent evening’s amusement is assured.

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A “Wattles” Club dance will be held tonight (Saturday) in the Mechanics’ Hall. One shilling is the price of admission, and supper will be provided. All proceeds are devoted to the fund for sick and wounded Australians. Everybody is invited to come along and show their sympathy in a good cause.

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WE note that Mr A. W Taylor of the Frankston Motor Garage has the district agency for “Overland” cars. He has purchased a car from a shipment of 1916 models which is arriving in Melbourne early in December. Mr Taylor now has the agency for “King” ‘Studebaker” and ”Overland” cars and he will be glad to talk to any one wishing to know more about them.

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AN oil painting was raffled by Mrs Reynolds on Tuesday. There were 225 names secured and No 15 proved to be the lucky number, which was held by Private Sid. Marsh, who is now on his way to the fighting line with the Expeditionary Forces. The proceeds of the raffle (18s 9d) will be handed over to the Red Cross Fund. The picture was painted and presented by Miss N. Blunden.

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OUR readers will no doubt be pleased to learn that Mr Frank S. Plowman, son of Dr Plowman, although he has not completed his first year as a Staff Cadet at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, has won the tennis championship (singles) of the Military College, as well as the Mile Walk of the College Sports. His tennis game must have improved immensely, as although he, when in Frankston, played a sound game, it was nothing extraordinary.

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A meeting of ladies was held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Tuesday evening for the purpose of making arrangements in connection with the refreshment stall at the Athletic Sports on New Year’s Day Mrs H M’Comb was appointed President, and Miss Gregory hon secretary. Those present formed themselves into a committee, with power to add, and it was decided to run the stall on the same lines that were so successful last year. A further meeting is called for Tuesday evening next, when it is requested that all those interested will attend.

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FROM the Brisbane (Queensland) “Herald” of October 29th, we note that Mr Frank Jolly won the Spencer First Division Sheffield Handicap, run on the Brisbane Cricket Ground, on the evening of 27th October. The Brisbane “Herald” says Jolly, who shaped in quite his best form, beat a hot pot in the Victorian runner, P. Quinlin, who was not equal to pacing it in, with the popular Jolly, in the final.

A week later, we note with pleasure, Mr Jolly also won the big Glideway Sheffield Handicap, in the presence of many thousands of spectators. Mr Jolly is a Frankston boy, and has for the past six years, represented the Vacuum Oil Co, Pty. Ltd., in Brisbane.

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OWING, no doubt, to the changeable weather we are experiencing, colds are very prevalent in Frankston at present and several residents are laid by for a time with rather severe attacks. Miss Feldman is at present an inmate of St. Pancras hospital suffering from pleurisy, and Mr E. K. M’Comb, who has had a severe cold for a time has developed pneumonia.

We offer them our sympathy, and trust that it will not be long before they are both on the road to a complete recovery.

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ANNIVERSARY services in connection with the Frankston Methodist Sunday School were held on Sunday last, when the Rev T. Adamson occupied the pulpit morning, afternoon and evening, and gave interesting addresses to good congregations.

Special hymns were sung by the children, under the leadership of Mr H. Prosser. The orchestra, consisting of Messrs Ellis and Deane, (violin) H Prosser, E. Willox, L Gunther (cornet) Messrs D. Petrie, and L. Prosser (euphonium) and Mr Kemp (bass) also added considerably to the harmony. Miss Jackson presided at the organ.

On the Monday evening the services were continued in the church, when a good programme was rendered by the children, and friends, Rev R Jackson presiding. During the evening the chairman presented Mr H. Prosser (superintendent of the school) on behalf of the scholars, with a silver cake basket, as a slight memento of the occasion, and in appreciation of his valuable services.

The anniversary was one of the most successful yet held and great interest was manifested in the proceedings throughout.

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THE monthly meeting of the Frankston Progress Association was held in the Mechanics’ Hall, on Wednesday evening, Rev G. A. Kitchen in the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The following correspondence was dealt with :— From Acting Secretary Victorian Railways, stating that arrangements had been made for the Departmental photographer to visit Frankston with a view to obtaining photographic views of the locality —Received.

From Deputy Post master General, in reply to a request to install the telephone at the local railway station, stating that it was considered that the revenue that would be derived there from would not be sufficient to warrant the installation—Received.

An account for 12s 6d.was passed for payment. Mr Wheeler moved that the Postmaster General be written to, strongly protesting against the alteration of the time of arrival of the evening mail in Frankston as besides being inconvenient, was detrimental to trade, and next to useless. Seconded by Mr Kitchen and carried.

Mr Wheeler moved that the Council be asked to exercise proper supervision over the public bathing boxes, in Frankston, as at present they were in a filthy condition and a menace to health. Seconded by Mr Young and carried. Rev G. A.

Kitchen moved that a protest be forwarded to the Minister of Defence against the laxity shown by the authorities at Langwarrin, in allowing the soldiers, affected with disease, to come and go at will. Seconded by Mr Gregory and carried. The meeting then closed.

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Australian Expeditionary Forces. Recruits Wanted. Every man physically fit is wanted. Conditions of enlistment: Age—18 to 45 years. Minimum height— 5 feet 2 inches Chest measurement—33 inches

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 20 November, 1915

First published in the Mornington News – 17 November 2015

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