Drive to keep ‘idiotic galoots’ out of Frankston


THE objectionable conduct of those idiotic galoots who visit Frankston in the summer time, is to be stamped out, according to Mr Clapp, the new Chief Railways Commissioner.

He has made a special note of the rowdy elements, and proposes to leave nothing undone to put a stop to it.

If Mr Clapp’s prohibitive measure actually prohibits, he will have gained the gratitude of the local and visiting people.

Frankston, as a holiday and seaside resort, stands second to none, but once you give the rowdies a bit of rope and permit these unthinking ones to make it “free and easy,” in its worst sense, it would become as about as respectable as the worst parts of the city.

Hence “The Standard’s” desire to see Mr Clapp’s move successful.


ON Friday last, several soldiers’ mothers, resident in the city, had a day’s outing at Frankston, assembling at The Towers, the residence of a Mr. Parer.

The inclemency of the weather militated against the enjoyment of the outing.


ON the same date, some 750 boys and girls, students of the Melbourne High School, visited Frankston, for the purposes of sports and a day’s outing.

The weather, however, turned out contrary to expectations, and they returned home, disappointed at the way the weather had spoilt the day’s outing.


THE death occurred at Port Lincoln, Byre’s Peninsula, S.A., last Sunday night, of Mrs Weaver, wife of Mr Edward Weaver, a leading orchardist, and mother of Mrs Harold A. Prider, Kars Street, Frankston.

The late Mrs Weaver came to Australia from Ireland, as a child, with Dr T. Atkinson, and had resided at Port Lincoln ever since.


WHY these late October rains! Already complaints are being made by the orchardists of Langwarrin, Tyabb and Somerville about the unseasonable rains spoiling the apricots and other fruits.

Yet, in parts of N.S.W. they have drought, dire and dreadful in its consequence, and the stock losses alone represent the value of a national debt!


TALKING about land prices, as we were last issue.

Recent lists of properties advertised give some idea of the sound values prevailing in these districts, as here noted: Langwarrin, 5 acres, £75; Bittern, 50 acres, £600; Red Hill, 60 acres, £550; Seaford, 10 acres, £250; Rosebud, 2½ acres, £200.

Many of these properties, of course, are considerably improved.

During the past month or two several estates have been subdivided between Cheltenham and Mornington, notably the Mornington Heights, the Tongala at Cranbourne, the Broadway (with its 81 allotments) at Chelsea, and the Booker and Devon estates at Cheltenham.


AT the Executive Council meeting on October 19th, His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir William H. Irvine, appointed Mr J. Nott Marsh of Frankston, a Sworn Valuator (under the Transfer of Land Act, 1915) for the County, of Mornington.

Mr. Marsh was duly sworn in by Mr. Justice Schutt on the 25th inst.


MISS Elsie Ferguson was the artist featured at the Frankston Pictures on Saturday night.

Supported by Mr Arthur Standing, the great emotional artist made “The Marriage Price” in reality a drama of life.

As the advertising notice says, it was a tense drama of the soul. A very excellent picture, indeed. The management are to be complimented upon the excellence of the pictures they are showing.

On Tuesday night, the Pictures visited Somerville, but the violent storm made it impossible to show.

As this is the second time they have struck bad nights at Somerville, it is to be hoped the next visit will be more successful.

On Thursday night they showed Catherine Calvert in “The Career of Katherine Bush” a story by Elinor Glyn, at Frankston.


BETWEEN Sandringham and Frankston there is a growing demand for considerable improvements to the beaches and foreshores.

Up at Mentone, they are removing the old piles of the old jetty from the water.

Directly at the back of the Pier Hotel, Frankston, there are several unsightly piles that ought to be removed by the local authorities. They are eyesores at present.

Likewise, one or two bridges over the Kananook Creek are in a most disreputable state. The one close to the Prince of Wales Hotel, leading to the beach, scarcely tends to the beauty of the otherwise fine for shore at Frankston.

All these in themselves are but little things, but it is more pleasing to see a bridge so much used by the public neat and tidy than rotting, breaking and falling to bits.


MR Alfred Downward, M.L.A., who now commences his 27th year as Mornington’s representative in the State Legislature, is, so friends say, “as young as ever he was” though he has seen 75 summers and winters flit by in his time.

The recent contest showed that the veteran does not lag superfluous on the political stage.

Some few years ago the “too old at 40” cry originated. How men of Mr Downward’s type must smile at that old rot!


LAST week’s “Table Talk” gave a photo of the Haag-Kann wedding celebrated some little time ago at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

The bride, Miss Elsie Kann, is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Kann, Hanover Street, Fitzroy, who have a summer residence at The Heights, Frankston, where the honeymoon was spent.


MR F. J. Groves, M.L.A. had little difficulty in retaining the Dandenong seat at the recent elections.

A plumber by trade, Mr Groves resides at Aspendale, and “struts the civic stage” as Mayor of Carrum.

Altogether, the Dandenong people have a very live representative.


AT the last Melbourne market, 13 heifers, bred by Mr Thompson, Red Hill, brought nice prices, averaging £14 9s 4d, whilst 12 sent from Bittern averaged £11 14s 7d, selling to £14 12s 6d.

On a/c Mr A. H. T. Sambell, Stony Point, 109 shorn hoggets brought 28s 7d.


AT the last euchre party and dance under the Auspices of the Frankston Brass Band, a waltzing competition was contested for a prize of £1 1s.

The judges chose Mr Gardiner and Mrs Tait as the most graceful couple in the contest.

The verdict was a popular one.

The Frankston Orchestra, under Mr H. Blaskett, supplied captivating music.


OWING to the shortage of ballot papers, no voting took place at Koo-Wee-Rup on the 21st inst.

In response to a message, Mr Mark Brody dispatched a bundle from Frankston by motor, which arrived at closing time.

The electors exercised the franchise yesterday.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 29 October 1920

First published in the Mornington News – 3 November 2020


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