Call to curtail ‘dazzling headlights’

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A SEAFORD correspondent writes:– It seems evident that there are no motor headlight laws in Victoria, or if there are, very little attention is paid to them.

Any night on Point Nepean Road, users of this road become subjected to the blinding glare of what are known as “dazzle hogs.”

In many countries, headlight laws exist, which not only protect motorists, but the public generally.

These laws are compulsory, and a heavy fine is imposed upon those who disregard them.

It is high time some action was taken to enforce some such law here, and a strong move should be made by the Progress Association to have these “dazzle hogs” put down.

Motor car makers have solved the problem of controlling the headlight rays, so that the maximum light is given for driving, and, at the same time, the blinding glare is completely eliminated. Come on Seaford Progress Association.

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MISS Nellie Thomson, who has been holidaying in Queensland, where her relatives reside, returned to Frankston this week, and has resumed her business as dressmaker, milliner, draper, & c.

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A NEW industry has just commenced at Baxter, in the shape of saw-mills and case-making factory.

The enterprising proprietor is Mr. H. C. Barclay, who advertises in another column that he is prepared to purchase pine trees, blue gum and stringy bark.

He offers the best prices, and pays cash before removal.

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AS it is intended to issue certificates to all who worked for the Red Cross for a period of three years or more, applications from those who are entitled to and desire same should send their names to the hon. secretaries of the Frankston branch, Mesdames M. E Dial and W. M. Utber.

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THE public will welcome the opportunity, offered on Friday, 9th April, of helping the Brass Band.

A grand musical evening and dance has been arranged, when a first-class musical programme and other items will be submitted.

Funds are required to liquidate the amount due on the purchase of instruments and music, and, this fact being generally known, there should be no lack of response on the part of the public.

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A CRICKET match between teams from the Phillip Island Cricket Association and the Peninsula Cricket Association will be played on the Tyabb cricket ground next Saturday afternoon, April 3rd (Easter Saturday).

Several of the leading players from the various Peninsula clubs will take part, and the match promises to be a great “go.”

Lunch and afternoon tea will be handed to the players of the contesting teams taking part by the local ladies.

As the Tyabb cricket ground is very suitable for picnic parties, there promises to be a large attendance.

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REV. E. Tonkin preached his farewell sermon at Frankston on Sunday last, when a large congregation assembled at the evening service.

After four years’ highly successful ministry in this district, the Rev. Tonkin goes to the Cheltenham charge.

His successor at Frankston is Rev. C. Angwin, of Kilmore.

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THE Frankston Soldiers’ Memorial Committee met on Monday night; Mr. A. G. Wilcox presiding.

The Secretary, Mr. H. Vicars, stated that he had been in communication with the Defence authorities, who stated that a number of 1914-15 stars would be available for presentation on Anzac night, 25th April.

He also read a letter from Major-General Grimwade, consenting to present same.

The committee decided to hold a high-class concert on the occasion, and a sub-committee, consisting of Cr. Mason, Mr. A. E. Lasslett, J.P., the President and Secretary, was appointed to arrange the programme, and to engage Melbourne talent.

Tickets will be sold at 1s 6d, and a limited number of reserved chairs at 5s.

The box plan will be on view at Messrs. Brody & Mason’s.

A decoration sub-committee was appointed, consisting of Messrs. Morrison, A. Hill, W. Hanton, and M. Brody.

The occasion is to be made a notable one from every standpoint, and a special committee has been appointed to wrestle with the problem of providing adequate seating accommodation.

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THIS week, at the instance of the Frankston Progress Association, a plebiscite of the business people of Frankston was taken, on the question of closing shops from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. daily.

Mr A..E. Lasslett. J.P., and the Secretary of the Association conducted the voting arrangements.

The result shows that, while a majority favored the proposal, a large percentage of the whole were opposed to the innovation.

An examination of the voting cards gave the following figures:

YES: 22

NO: 14

The voting cards issued numbered 46, and it may be taken for granted that the ten who did not return their papers were either opposed to the scheme, or felt quite indifferent as to the result.

Under the circumstances, it is probable that the idea of introducing midday closing into Frankston at present will not be proceeded with.

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TO the many anxious enquiries received as to the condition of Mr. James Grice, it is pleasing to be able to state that he is now progressing favorably.

His medical attendant is Dr. Maxwell, of Frankston.

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MR. L. J. Ward, who recently underwent a serious operation at “Lancewood” Private Hospital, Kew, hopes to be able to resume duty at the local railway station next week.

His many friends will be pleased to see this popular officer back in harness again.

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Heard in the Train

The Shire Council is to be asked to reconsider its action in prohibiting Sunday tennis in Frankston.

It is argued that the prohibition debars many visitors from enjoying healthy recreation, and offers no adequate substitute.

The Anglican Synod in Newt South Wales recently declared in favor of Sunday tennis.

Kananook Creek is to be stirred up again shortly, when all land owners abutting thereon will discuss the why and the wherefore at Seaford.

It is high time some definite decision was arrived at regarding this difficult problem. At present every other person has a different solution to offer.

Enterprising burglars are now working full time. When the weekender goes to the sea-side, Bill Sykes gets to work on the town house. He then devotes the early part of the week to plundering temporarily vacated bungalows along the foreshore.

Seaford is considering the question of appointing a watchman as a means of protecting week-end residences against these unwelcome visitors.

Nothing heard about Frankston light supply lately, and now the gas is beginning to “talk’ again.

Time those long promised purifiers got to work.

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FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 2 April 1920

First published in the Mornington News – 7 April 2020

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