WE call special attention to an advertisement in another column announcing the holding of a Public meeting at the Mechanics’ Hall, Frankston, on Thursday, August 4th at 8 p.m., to commemorate the anniversary of the Declaration of the War by England.
The meeting will be held in response to a request from the Premier of Victoria, that meetings should be held at the Centres throughout the whole State to commemorate the event.
After two years of this ghastly war, waged by the Allies for freedom, truth, justice and the fulfilment of honorable agreements between nations, it is fitting that the second anniversary of the war should be celebrated with all honor and solemnity.
The arrangements for the meeting are yet incomplete, but we are able to announce that Major Blezard, Commandant of the Military Camp, Langwarrin, and Captain Conder, Adjutant, will address the meeting. Both these officers have suffered from grievous wounds sustained in the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Further particulars will be supplied by handbills, but at the present time it may be noted that all returned soldiers are specially invited to be present.
IN our report of the annual meeting of the Frankston Branch of the Red Cross Society, published last week, we omitted to mention that the £15 10s got by raffle of pug dog by Mrs Pownell was given to the Australian Red Cross fund.
THE third of a series of socials, in connection with the Allies Fair, will be held in the Mechanics’ Institute on Thursday evening next.
On account of the Hall being engaged for the second anniversary celebrations of the declaration of war, on the previously arranged date, it will be held on 3rd August instead of the 4th.
ON Monday afternoon about 200 returned soldiers were entertained by the Australian Club, at Clarendon House, Frankston. The lawn in front was laid out with occasional tables and decorated with flags and flowers, making a very pretty scene. After partaking of refreshments, the soldiers had a pleasant stroll round and about five o’clock returned to the city, well pleased with their day’s outing.
A MEETING of the Frankston branch of the W.C.T.U. was held on Thursday afternoon, 20th inst, in the Methodist Sunday School, and was well attended. The President (Mrs Twining) occupied the chair. After the usual business had been dealt with the following ladies were elected officers for the ensuing twelve months —Miss Purves President ; Miss Watson, vice-President; Mrs McCormack, secretary ; Mrs Renouf, assistant-secretary ; Mrs Parker, treasurer (re-elected); Mesdames Twining, Wastell and Young, sick visitants ; Mrs Gale Kindergarten : Mrs Twining and Miss McComb, campaign organizers.
ON Wednesday, 9th August, at 2 o’clock, Mr Bernard Michael will offer for sale, at Coop’s Hotel, Somerville, the property known as Mr H. P. Thornell’s, containing 38 acres, situated about a mile from Somerville railway station. It is well fenced and sub-divided, and 8 acres are planted with choice export apples.
MRS Scott thanks the following ladies and gentlemen who so kindly left gifts of fruit, eggs, jams, cigarettes etc at the Post Office to be sent to the State School Patriotic League. The goods were sent on Monday and checked by headmaster Mr Carroll, Misses Baxter, Sage, Scott, Mesdames Sage, Hurndell, Waldon, Helbfer, Bowly, Fulton, J. Grant, Scott, Messrs Dicker, Barclay Holly and Hawken.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 29 July, 1916