A VERY fine sample of potatoes has been brought under “The Standard’s” notice by Mr A. E. Lasslett.
These potatoes, grown merely as a hobby for private use by Mr Lasslett at the State Savings Bank, Frankston, were of the Carmen variety, and two weighed about 2½ lbs each, whilst the whole plot is likewise good.
The seed was not prepared or inoculated in any way, which is further proof of what the soil is really capable of in this district.
MR Tom Perridge, the Tooradin sportsman, had another successful day at the Mornington gymkhana with his fine mare, Miss Maori.
This beautiful animal, for which rumor says 150 guineas was recently refused, scored in the Equestrienne, Lady’s Hack, Jumping Horse, Lady’s Hunters and Hunter’s Plate events at the Mornington carnival, but already for the present year Miss Maori has won some 50 prizes at Frankston, Dandenong, Somerville, Flinders, Mornington and elsewhere.
“THE Weekly Times,” in its last issue, has a series of pictures of the recent Somerville show amongst its illustrations.
Besides glimpses of the ringside, there are photos of Miss Gullifer winning the Hunters on Miss Maori and Mr G. A. Grant’s fine exhibit of Jonathan and Five Crown apples.
The Melbourne “Punch” also published full-page photographs of trade picnics at Frankston and Sorrento – all of which assist materially in advertising the resources and natural beauty of the district.
THE scholars of the Methodist Sunday School, Boneo, have sent, during the present year, £7 4s 6d to the Austin Hospital and 25 doz eggs to the Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
As the scholars are few in number, the effort may be considered very creditable and worthy of the heartiest commendation.
MOOROODUC wants to be “well in it” when the umpire’s whistle sounds, and Mr. R. Grierson is convening a meeting for the purpose of forming a football club.
Of course, Moorooduc does not contemplate entering the Peninsula competition.
MR W. K. Jeffrey for some time Superintending Civil Engineer at the Flinders Naval Base, has vacated the position, and joined the Hume Pipe Co Pty Ltd., which is carrying out great developmental works in Western Australia.
Mr Jeffrey has been succeeded at the Base by Mr Williams.
MR W. Wilson Young, of “The Standard” staff, is at present enjoying a holiday in the Gembrook district.
THE late Mrs Marion Beveridge, who died at Swan Reach, Gippsland, on March 23rd,was the mother of Mr Alick Beveridge, of Hastings.
THE Melbourne “Punch” reports the engagement of Miss Lesley Chrystal Madden, fourth daughter of the late Chief Justice, Sir John Madden, and Lady Madden, of Melbourne Mansions, but formerly of Mornington Road, Frankston, to Mr Louis E. Nelken, of Fawkner Mansions.
THE marriage of Miss Ada Kirk Ritchie, daughter of Mr and Mr T. Ritchie, of “Ramsdale,” Mornington, to Mr Fred Victor Taylor (late A. I. F.), son of the late Mr. and Mrs H. Taylor, late of Middle Park, was celebrated at Scot’s Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, on April 1st, the Rev Dr Alexander Marshall officiating.
The Bride, who was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Doreen Campbell and Miss Sheila Shannon (cousin of the bride), was given away by her father, and Mr Reg K. Ritchie, brother of the bride, acted as best man.
After the wedding ceremony, a reception and breakfast was held at the Grand Hotel, where about 40 guests were entertained.
Among the wedding presents, which were numerous and handsome, was a wallet of English £1 notes, the gift of the Mornington Racing Club and friends.
The Bride and Bridegroom left the next day by the Mantua on a three months honeymoon to Ceylon and India.
Wm. Llewylyn, baker, of Chelsea was proceeded against by the Public Health Department for failing to protect food intended for sale from flies, vermin etc.
W.H. Close, departmental inspector, said that when he visited defendant’s shop in February he found a lad named Mayer in charge. Defendant was away on holidays.
In the bakehouse he found seven loaves of bread uncovered, with myriads of flies about.
There were spider webs on the walls, and in a bin containing wheaten meal he obtained the weevils shown in the sample produced.
Cross-examined by Mr. Williams,
Witness said there was no work going on in the bakehouse at the time of his inspection.
P.M. It is one of the most disgusting practices possible to have flies crawling about food.
Too much indifference was shown in connection with the fly nuisance.
Julius Mayer, carter, in the employ of defendant, said the inspector found only two spider webs.
The bakehouse had been whitewashed the day before the inspection.
There were no more flies about than could be seen anywhere else. He saw no bread uncovered.
The wheat meal was all sifted before being used.
Inspector Close: Why sift the meal?
Witness: Because we can’t keep the weevils out.
Robert Stringer foreman baker, said he rarely saw wire doors on bakehouses. Flies could not be kept out by that means.
Defendant said the bakehouse walls were swept once a week for cobwebs. Wire doors would not keep out flies.
His baking was done at night, except on Saturdays, and then they drove the flies out with bags.
P.M. These flies are an abomination, and the regulation is not enforced enough. This applies, not only to the seaside, but to the suburbs.
Defendant was fined, £2, with 10/6 costs.
A similar charge against Mayer, the driver, was withdrawn.
Malcolm Russell, butcher, of Chelsea, was charged with failing to wrap meat in plain white paper, also with failing to adopt effective means to keep flies out of his shop.
Inspector Close said he saw defendant wrap seven lots of meat in common newspaper.
P.M. Didn’t he even use a scrap of white paper as big as the palm of your hand, as many do?
Inspector Close: No, he used no white paper.
Defendant said he had a large roll of white paper on the premises, but an employee had failed to cut up sufficient, and he had run short when the inspector came.
He had wire at the doors and windows, but the wind kept blowing the door open.
P.M.: A good roll of paper may be good for show purposes. The evidence shows that you did not use it. You are fined £1 on the first charge; the second charge will be dismissed as you appear to have taken reasonable precautions to keep the place clean of flies.
FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 8 April 1921