Frankston youth go to university


WE are pleased to note that two members of families residing in Frankston, have, by passing the Senior Public examinations and matriculating, become undergraduates of the Melbourne University.

They are Miss Elsie Young, daughter of the proprietor of this paper, and Sydney Plowman, son of Dr Plowman.


MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their monthly sale at Somerville. on Wednesday next, when they will have a good yarding of stock, including a number of pigs.


MESSRS Alex Scott and Co will hold a clearing sale at Shoreham, under instructions from Mr Geo. Baynton, on Wednesday next, commencing at half past one o’clock,consisting of dairy plant, horses, cows, household furniture and effects.


MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son, in conjunction with Messrs Alex Scott and Co, will hold an extensive sale, at their rooms, 72 Swanston street, on Friday, 28th April, of rich farm and orchard areas, seaside blocks, etc. situated at Red Hill, Shoreham and Flinders, on Westernport Bay, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, in the estate of the late John Bayne, Esq , under instruction from the Trustee Executors and Agency Co.

For full particulars see our advertising columns.


A MOVEMENT has been started in Victoria to form a farmers’ union, which is intended to embrace all rural producers. The proposal is to establish branches in each district. There will be divisional councils in each of the Federal electoral divisions, and the bodies and branches will be represented on a State council.

The objects of the movement are to protect the interests of farmers and rural producers on the land, in the city, at wharfs and in markets; to secure “fuller aid more aggressive representation in each of the houses of Parliament,” and to secure unity of action by producers-industrial, commercial and political.

The office of the secretary is at 49 Elizabeth Street.


HOW the Tide of the War is Running.

Dr Fitchett, in the April number of “Life,” is very confident that the tide of the war has turned and is beginning to run strongly in favor of the Allies.

  He does not appear to think that the War is ended, or even that the end is in sight, but his opinion is that the effect on the whole war of the Russian victories in Asia Minor, and the German repulses at Verdun, will be immediately left.

One section of Dr Fitchett’s History of the Month, in “Life” deals with the Verdun attack; another is devoted to “The Bewildering Geography of the War,” a third to “Some of the surprises and puzzles of the Great War;” and still another to a review of Sir Ian Hamilton’s famous despatch describing what he calls “The Great Adventure of Gallipoli.”

The general articles in “Life” are particularly timely and well illustrated, while the regular departments are well maintained.

“Life” is sold locally for sevenpence but if unobtainable, a postal note for 3s 6d sent to T. Shaw Fitchett, 376 Swanston St, Melbourne, will bring it by post for six months.


PRIOR to Private F. Burton going to the front, members of the Frankston Football Club felt it incumbent on them not to let him depart without some small recognition of his valuable services as a player, and at very short notice, as it was only known a day or two ago that he was on his final leave, and booked to sail on Tuesday last, a number of his friends assembled at the Mechanics’ Institute on Saturday evening to bid him good bye. Dr Plowman was voted to the chair.

Apologies were received from Captain Sherlock and Mr Gray. Mr W. Richardson, having explained the object of the meeting, said that Private Burton had been connected with football since boyhood and had always proved himself a reliable player and a good sport. He had no doubt he would display the same spirit now he was going to play the sterner game of war.

Cr Oates was pleased, yet sorry, for the object they had met. Fred had always been a reliable man and had always played the game fairly. He felt convinced that when he got to the front he would give a good account of himself.

On his return he would receive a hearty welcome. Mr R. Croskell expressed the opinion that Private Burton would prove a bitter pill to the enemy. He would be all there. He wished him God Speed.

Messrs E. K. M’Comb, M. Brody, W. Hartland, E. M. M’Comb and A. Walker also spoke in eulogistic terms of Private Burton, and wished him a safe return.

The chairman had known Private Burton since boyhood, and spoke of him as always taking a keen interest in football. He was pleased to assist at the send-off. He held the man who volunteers to be worthy of all esteem, and wished him a safe return, covered with glory.

Mr Richardson, on behalf of the members of the Football Club, then presented Private Burton with a wristlet watch, accompanied by their best wishes for his safe return. Private Burton feelingly responded.

The presentation was totally unexpected and while thanking them heartily for it, hoped that he would be able to maintain the high opinion expressed of him by them.


THE funeral of the late Mr A. C. Westway, of Somerville, took place on Saturday afternoon, the remains being followed to the place of interment (Frankston Cemetery), by a large number of relatives and friends.

  The members of the local branches of the M.U.I.O.O.F. and I.O.R. preceded the hearse, and impressive services were held at the grave by Rev R. Jackson, of the Methodist Church (of which body deceased was a member) and the two societies.

Mr N. McDonald reading the I.O.R. service and Mr A. Rivett, the service of the M.U.I.O.O.F. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr H. Gamble, of Frankston.


A FAREWELL afternoon tea to Miss Watson will be held at the Red Cross Room, Mechanics’ Hall on Wednesday afternoon April 12th. All subscribers to the fund and friends of Miss Watson will be welcomed.


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. Persons desiring to enlist should apply at the nearest ‘Town Hall, Shire Hall, Drill Hall, or Recruiting Depot. where arrangements will be made.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 8 April, 1916

First published in the Mornington News – 5 April 2016


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