Miss Gregory and Mrs Ward take aeroplane flights


ON Thursday Morris Bros’ aeroplane made a fight from Mordialloc to Frankston, and the landing and the taking-off were splendid.

Amongst the passengers who made the flight at Frankston were Mrs Ward and Miss Dolly Gregory, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Morris Bros hope to visit Frankston again shortly to make passenger flights.

The date will be advertised in “The Standard” in due course.

Messrs Fitzgerald and Sheridan also made a flight.


ON August 17th, after touring Gippsland, a Peace Loan aeroplane, piloted by Captain Matheson, will arrive at Frankston.

Captain Matheson earned “his wings” on the battle fronts of France and Palestine, and the machine he is using is a 130 h.p. Clerget Avro, which travels at a rate of 75 miles per hour.

He will leave Lang Lang on August 17th for Somerville, where he will land at 12.15.

At two o’clock he will arrive at Mornington, and lands at Frankston at 3 o’clock, leaving for Cranbourne 30 minutes later.

The arrival of the aeroplane will be the occasion of a special effort by local committees to secure the district’s quota.


ACCORDING to “The Argus”, the Venereal Diseases Committee is at present urging the State Ministry to accept an offer by the Commonwealth Government for the transfer of the Langwarrin Camp which, it is suggested, should be used as an isolation clinic.

The area at Langwarrin comprises 550 acres, and the purchase price is about £7,000, while it is estimated that 50 beds, could be maintained at an annual expenditure of £3,000.


THE Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of No. 412 Collins Street, Melbourne, is applying for Letters of Administration of the estate of Thomas Male the elder, late of Yuilles Road, Mornington, retired farmer, who, died on the 20th May last.

The estate which is valued for duty purposes at £2821 consists of realty £392 personalty £2429 and is divisible amongst the Widow and children.


MISS Mackay expects to leave Frankston to take charge of the Mornington post office on Tuesday next.

During her residence here Miss Mackay proved a zealous worker on behalf of the Presbyterian Church, and her departure will be a great loss to the church.

The members intend entertaining Miss Mackay at a social in the hall on Monday evening next, when the general public are also invited to attend.


BY advertisement in another column a public meeting is convened for Wednesday night next in the Mount Eliza State School, to consider the question of erecting a public hall in the district.


MR Bolger, father of the well-known Frankston footballer, Mr. G. Bolger, died at Cheltenham on Monday last.

He at one time resided at Frankston, and deep sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.


OWING to pressure on advertising space we are compelled to hold over a quantity of interesting reading matter including correspondence, reports of local functions and an interesting contribution from our Tyabb contributor.


A PUBLIC meeting to discuss the formation of a company to establish cool stores at Frankston is advertised to be held at Brody and Mason’s office on Wednesday afternoon next at 3.30.


THE fortnightly euchre party and dance, in connection with the Frankston Brass Band, takes place next Thursday.


PROTESTANT Federation. Frankston Branch.

There was a good attendance at the annual meeting of the above association, held in the local Mechanics’ Hall on 22nd July, 1920.

Mr Hartland was voted to the chair.

The secretary read an apology from the President of the Branch (Mr Jas Grice) who was unable to be present through illness.

The minutes of last annual meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Mr Nicholson, seconded by Mr Johnson.

After the correspondence had been received, the secretary’s report and balance sheet was read and adopted, on the notion of Mr Nicholson, seconded by Miss McComb.

It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Jos McComb, seconded by Mr. Twining, that a letter of condolence be forwarded to the President on his recent illness and congratulations on his recovery.

Mr. H. McComb moved and Mrs Randell seconded, that a letter be forwarded the Executive stating that this meeting upholds the Ministry in the deporting of Father Jerger. Carried.


TRELOAR will umpire the Dromana-Somerville match at Dromana next Saturday.

Nugent takes the game at Hastings.


THE Peace Loan quotas are: Shire of Flinders, £20,000; Shire of Frankston and Hastings, £18,006; Shire of Mornington, £9,000.


FOR Chronic Chest Complaints Woods’ Great Peppermint Cure.


THE State Treasurer, Mr. McPherson, proposes to visit Tyabb, Somerville and Hastings next week for the purpose of inspecting the cool stores of the co-operative fruit growing companies.

As the growers have subscribed the conditional £1000 the Government proposes to erect similar stores at Red Hill.


THE Family of the late Mrs. W. Firth, of Orkney Farm, Somerville, desire to thank their many friends for cards, letters, telegrams, and floral tributes received during their recent sad bereavement.


HEARD on the Train

Progress! Progress everywhere!

Shop rents in Frankston are on the rise!

A vacant house advertised in the “Standard” on Friday, last attracted no less than 18 enquirers before evening the following day.

Summer is in sight! And once more the question of freezing works for Frankston is being discussed.

This time it looks as though there will be “something doing.”

Anyhow the orchardists will be asked the question shortly.

The Frankston Pictures, promoted by the Frankston Brass Band, is the advertised attraction for tomorrow night in the Mechanics’ Hall.

A feature of the show will be the screening of incidents at the Frankston-Dromana football match, snapped last Saturday.

The Band is endeavoring to be a self-supporting institution, and one commendable feature of the enterprise is that it will keep upwards of £500 in the town, which sum formerly “went abroad.”

The council elections do not promise to be wildly exciting, although there is time for development between now and nomination day – the 12th inst.

The East Riding contest wherein the Shire President, Cr. D. Hoban, is being opposed by Mr A. J. Alden, will be watched with interest.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 6 August 1920

First published in the Mornington News – 11 August 2020


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