AT the request of the Moorooduc Progress Association the Country Roads Board has decided to reconstruct Quinn’s Bridge over the Balcombe Creek, at an early date.
It will be remembered that a steam roller crushed through this bridge some months ago.
THE Country Roads Board has accepted Mr. H. H. Bell’s tender of £2,501/1/4 for the construction of the Nyora Mile section of the Pt. Nepean road. The work lies within the Mornington Shire.
IT is freely rumoured that, with the advent of the electrification of the railway, thereby bringing Frankston closer to the city, several prominent city establishments are contemplating the opening of branches at Frankston.
Moran and Cato Pty. Ltd., probably the largest manufacturing and distributing grocers in the Southern Hemisphere, are amongst those mentioned in that respect.
ASKED why the Scot originally took to wearing kilts instead of pants, Mr. Donald McDonald, one of the officials of the Frankston Calendonian Society, reckoned the kilts had their origin with the historical Sandy whose wife had an uncanny habit of going through Sandy’s pockets at night when he was asleep and relieving him of his bawbees.
Sandy dropped wearing pants and took to the kilt. Maybe that’s not the true reason, but Sandy, in the circumstances, acted very wisely.
AT the Caulfield Police Court last week Mr Curley, dairyman, of Carrum was fined £2, with £1/9/6 costs, for having consigned a can of milk to Caulfield with an ill-fitting lid.
Inspector Stewart said, in evidence, he found particles of ti-tree leaf and pieces of stalk floating on the milk when he examined it.
MR. Henry Masterton, of Frankston has donated £5/5- towards the first Mornington Cup run in January last.
Cr. Chas. M. Griffeth (£2/2/-), and Mr. C. Copsey (Somerville), with £1/1/-, are also amongst the donators.
It is expected that after the race meeting arranged to support the Frankston and Mornington, soldiers’ memorials, the Mornington Racing Club will conduct a race meeting in aid of the soldiers’ memorial at Somerville.
THE Mornington Progress Association has urged the Mornington Shire Council to proceed with its own electric light scheme and “not consider a joint scheme with the Shire of Frankston and Hastings”.
THE Shire President (Cr. W. P. Mason, J.P.) and the editor of “The Standard” (Mr. Crawford Young) left last Saturday for “somewhere in Gippsland,” where they propose to live “the simple life” for a week or two.
Mr. Jack Carroll is acting as guide and general philosopher.
MR W. H. Bunclark, employe at the Moorooduc Quarries, who was recently injured, is now progressing favorably, after being treated at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
A QUEEN competition was held recently at Boneo, and resulted in Miss Ethel Cairns being successful, the second and third in the contest being Misses Violet and Jean Cairns.
MR H. J. Garrood, Frankston, has the final word to say (we are closing the controversy this issue) on the “Sunset and Moonrise” article:
“Not having so far made the acquaintance of your able contributor, will you permit me to acquaint my friend with the fact that I have now completed same in picture form with a slight alteration to the title— “A Sunset and Waning Moon.”
Your contributor unconsciously hits upon another composite part of my picture when he good humoredly mentions a shapely sheilah, for a young lady adorns my picture.
I trust that he will long be spared to bring under the notice of others the beauties of our surroundings as he sees them”.
ON Wednesday last a very largely attended deputation interviewed the Minister of Public Works relative to the separation of an area of about 9 square miles from the Tooradin Riding (Cranbourne Shire) for annexation to Frankston & Hastings Shire.
Mr William Marks, (Langwarrin Progress Association), with the aid of a district plan and railway guide, showed indisputably the need of a revision of shire boundaries, relative to existing railway lines, growth of rural population, and the community of interest existing between a thriving railway centre like Frankston and the small areas of land which obtain throughout the area proposed to be severed, which is a profitable outlet to the wealthy and spreading communities on the bayside at Seaford and Frankston.
Mr Marks put the case for severance very favorably, Messrs P. J. Murray and J. Archibald also spoke in support, whilst Cr Hill (Cranbourne) opposed severance.
Crs Berry (Cranbourne) and Oates (Frankston & Hastings) were also present.
The Minister promised to have inquiries made in the district before giving a decision.
THE meeting of the Frankston Progress Association on Tuesday night had to be abandoned for the want of a quorum, which is three!
The President (Mr Vicars) and Mr Macmaster attended. Mr James arrived at a later stage, but Mr Macmaster had departed in the meantime!
A MEETING was held at Mr J. B. Jolly’s residence last night to arrange a complimentary dinner to Mr Henry Masterton who is leaving Frankston for the winter months.
Messrs Parker, Jolly, Cuthbert, Cameron, Jennings, Gamble, G.W. Wells, Bray, Nankervis, and W. W. Young were present.
An apology for absence was sent by Dr Maxwell. Messrs Young (secretary), Wells (asst-secretary) and Nankervis (treasurer) were appointed to supervise arrangements.
The dinner will be held at the Mechanics’ Institute next Friday night, when the Shire President will preside.
Tickets were fixed at 10s 6d, and Mr Jolly promised to provide three artists.
A vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Jolly concluded the meeting.
AS promised by the Minister of Lands, the dispute over the Bowling Green Site on the foreshore reserve at Frankston was placed before Cabinet on Tuesday last, when the various details were considered.
After the meeting, the Hon D. S. Oman stated that in view of the terms of the reservations granting portions of reserves to clubs for club purposes, the Cabinet had decided to refuse the request of the Frankston Bowling Club for permission to construct a bowling green on the foreshore.
Naturally, disappointment at the decision amongst bowling enthusiasts was rife, whilst jubilation was the order amongst the oppositionists, Cr Oates being particularly delighted with the verdict.
In the absence of the Editor, who is at present at Moe, we make no comment on the Minister’s decision.
Five letters have been received on the subject, but space permits the publication of but one.
FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 29 April 1921