THIS week Cr Gray’s residence in Frankston was, during his absence in the city, entered by thieves, and a quantity of goods removed.
The police are investigating.
THE output of metal at the Moorooduc quarry last month was 3,500 yards, on which the Council received 2s per yard.
THE report of the meeting of the Tyabb Cricket Club came to hand too late for today’s issue, but will appear next issue.
THE anniversary of the Somerville Methodist Church will be celebrated by a concert in the local hall on Saturday (tomorrow) night. On Sunday special services will be held, the pulpit being occupied by Mr Gardner, of Queen’s College.
AN important auction sale is advertised on the first page of this issue, the auctioneer being Mr Arthur Tuckett, in conjunction with Messrs Brody and Farmer.
THE monthly meeting of the Frankston Mechanics’ Committee was held on Monday evening. Present – Messrs W. W. Young (president), P. Wheeler A. E. Lasslett, H. Vicars, W. C. Young, Cr Mason and the secretary (Mr Dalman).
An application was received for permission to place a kiosk on the vacant land next the hall for use as a refreshment and confectionery stall.
The idea did not find favor with the committee, and it was decided to ask for further details. The view is held that the property of the institute could not be used for private enterprise.
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ON Saturday last the pennant won by the Crib Point Cricket Club, in the Peninsula Cricket Association, was unfurled by the President, Mr Chalmers.
THE Naval Base, Westernport, is at present a very busy place, as nearly a thousand men are employed at the depot.
It is hoped now that the Estimates have been passed that the dredging operations will be continued at the Naval Base, as the floating plant has been idle for some months, owing to a shortage of money.
THE Soldiers’ Memorial, Hastings, will be unveiled on Sunday, October 16th. The impressive ceremony will be performed by Brigadier-General Elliott.
AT the recent Jubilee Show, Master Lennie Purdy, of Frankston, received second prize in the 11 hands pony event with “Rosy Lane,” the mother of which, “Bonnie Lane,” won the second prize last year.
Mr H. Purdy has been a competitor at the Royal Show since his boyhood days – even when the shows were held on St Kilda Road.
MR W. M. Hanton, secretary Frankston Cricket Club, desires to acknowledge the following additional subscriptions and donations: Mr L. R. N. Utber, £1 1s; Messrs Bert Ledgar, Charles Lawrey, T. Deane, G. Patterson, J. A. Cameron and S. Lawrey, 10s 6d each.
The first match of the season will be played tomorrow, when Frankston meet Bentleigh on the latter’s oval. The Frankston eleven, who leave by the 1.37 train, will be: B. Baxter, W. Hanton,
G. Patterson; T. Deane, A. Aiken, D. Kennedy, H. McComb, M. Kemp, A. Earl, C. Lawrey and J. McComb. The matches extend over two days.
MR H. J. Garrood is to be most heartily congratulated on the interesting set of photos of Frankston he has had published in today’s issue of the “Weekly Times.”
One of the pictures depicts Frankston as it was in 1875 and another showing Frankston as it is today, which affords a fine study in contrasts.
Another picture shows Mr Will McComb with a haul of yellow tail, whilst there is also a photo of the State School and its scholars.
Mr Garrood has been promised another page towards the end of November, and he proposes to produce a page that will convince all of the desirability of the Frankston district as a holiday resort.
A MEETING of the Frankston Tennis Club was held on Monday evening last, when the following officials were elected – President, Mr R. E. Fairnie (in place of Dr Maxwell, who resigned); Vice President, Miss Dolly Gregory; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs C. Dalman (re-elected); Auditor, Mr Cyril Twining; Committee, Mrs W. Gregory, Misses Dolly Gregory, Lily and Violet Gamble, and Messrs O. Olsen, Cockerill, R. E. Fairnie, C. Twining, Bert Johns and Dr Maxwell.
On the motion of Messrs Olsen and Johns, it was decided to hold a ball on October 28th.
MRS S. Male, of Frankston, who recently celebrated her 77th birthday, was born in Collins Street, near where Scots’ Church now stands.
MRS Morris Jacobs and her daughter, Miss Laurison, left Frankston during the week on a visit to Sydney.
MR W. E. Watkins, who succeeds Mr J. F. Bell in charge of the Presbyterian Church in this district, preached to a large congregation at Frankston on Sunday morning last.
He also conducted services at Somerville and Baxter during the day.
He has just completed four years’ charge of the Presbyterian Mission at Napier Street, Fitzroy.
Prior to leaving for Frankston, Mr Watkins was presented with a wallet of notes by the Fitzroy congregation.
THE Frankston branch of the Australian Women’s National League was revived last week under most auspicious circumstances.
Mrs Crocker, O.B.E. presided, and Mrs Bolitho gave an address on the aims and aspirations of the League.
The election of officers resulted: President, Mrs Utber; Vice Presidents, Mesdames Maxwell, McComb, Deane and Jacobs; Treasurer, Mrs Pownall; Secretary, Mrs Lambie; Committee, Mesdames McFarlane, Dalman, James, Gregory, Hay, Bradbury, Young, Vicars, Twining, Jennings, Lascelle and Misses Gregory and McComb.
Afternoon tea was provided and Mrs Gregory, Miss Oliver and Mrs Goodman contributed to the musical programme.
The hall had been very attractively arranged for the occasion, the colors of the League, purple and gold, being conspicuous in the decorative scheme, which was most effective.
It was stated that the annual conference – to which all Frankston members are invited – will be held at the Independent Hall, Collins St, on Friday next.
A SUCCESSFUL meeting of the Frankston Progress Association was held on Tuesday evening last.
A vote of thanks to the Press was very cordially received, Messrs Jennings, Wheeler and others speaking in laudatory terms of the assistance rendered by “The Standard.”
At the request of Messrs Vicars and Legge, it was decided to make a complaint to the Postmaster-General’s Department regarding the unsatisfactory state of the telephone line between Frankston and Melbourne and request that a new line be installed.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 7 October 1921