“TRAVELLER,” Frankston, shows what can be done under a system of intense culture:
To the Editor.
The visitor to Frankston indeed must be struck with the display of fine fruit, vegetables and other farm produce offered to the highest bidder as the market day comes round.
There the frugal housekeeper without the middleman, may provide supplies to keep the family in clover until the next current cash falls due.
The grower here has to be content with what he can get in the local market according to supply and demand.
The Mornington Peninsula has a great future. Nature has done much for it, and left the rest to man.
Yet it is strange how few settlers have made it their home. The bush, sea and mountain air makes it a delightful place of residence, and its proximity to Melbourne, with good train service, should place it within the ambit of the busy city man.
Frankston has a very fine golf course and a round or two on the links once or twice a week should help to keep the doctor from the door of the erie.
The bush and scrub land, properly cleared and tilled, should support a small colony of active yeomen, the mainstay of all prosperous communities.
The old type of settler at the back of beyond the Dividing Range has made room for the modern man.
He thrives on wheat, but it takes a small fortune to start a going concern today.
An island, 12 x 6 miles, in the English Channel turns over a yearly revenue of much more than £1,500,000 out of tomatoes and potatoes alone.
The land under intense cultivation does not exceed 12,000 acres, yet it has a population of 50,000 souls and about 2000 farmers.
TOMORROW night’s programme at the Frankston Pictures will include Mitchell Lewis and Fritzie Brunette in Holman Day’s story, “King Spruce,” and Ann Luther in “Neglected Wives.”
The serial “Bride 13” will commence its screening on Wednesday, August 24th, when the supporting features will be Eileen Percy in “The Husband Hunter” and William Farnum in “Drag Harlan.”
THE new villas erected at Somerville by Messrs Arthur Thornell and Bert Gomm are now completed, and are quite a credit to the builders and an ornament to the district.
THE death of Miss Rose Hannah Gould, daughter of Mr and Mrs T. M. Gould, Nolan St, Frankston, took place at the Alfred Hospital on Sunday last.
The funeral took place at Frankston on Tuesday, when the Rev. A. P. McFarlane officiated at the graveside.
THE late Mr W. C. Bell, whose death occurred recently at Dunolly, was the father of Mr Chas. L. Bell, of Frankston.
CONSTABLE Robert Dyball, of the Frankston police, has been transferred to the Kiewa district.
It is understood the transferrance signifies promotion.
THE little son of Mr and Mrs J. H. Williams, of Hastings Road, Frankston, recently cut his leg with a slasher, and had to have 22 stitches inserted.
MR and Mrs A. Samuels, who have taken over Seacombe House, Carrum, formerly resided at Esendon.
They propose renovating Seacombe House throughout, and making it one of the finest tourist houses on the bayside.
AT the last meeting of the Shire Council, Cr Griffeth stated that owing to the pressure of private business on his time he was not seeking re-election at the coming elections.
He said that while in the council he had enjoyed himself thoroughly (Laughter) and although he had attacked one of the officials he had done so from a sense of public duty and had no personal feeling in the matter.
He expressed good wishes to all the councillors and officers, and only hoped the quarry would yet prove the success some had said it would be. (Laughter).
The Shire President, and Crs Oates and Murray expressed regret at Cr Griffeth’s retirement.
HOLY Trinity Church, Hastings, was the scene of a very charming wedding on July 13th, when Leslie Samuel Jones (late 4th Light Horse), third son of Cr and Mrs C. A. Jones, of “Bernleigh”, Hastings, and Marion Brown, second daughter of Mr George and the late Mrs Brown, of Ryanston, were united in holy matrimony by the Rev. F. Watts.
The bride looked very sweet in ivory crepe de chine and ninon, trimmed with tiny pearls, with Limerick lace veil, and carried a shower bouquet of white ericas, asparagus and stocks.
The bridesmaid, Miss V. Brown, sister of bride, was attired in ivory crepe de chine and black ninon hat, carrying a shower bouqet of pale pink carnations.
The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr J. Brown, of Phillip Island.
Mr Stanley Jones acted as groomsman.
As Mr and Mrs Jones left the church, little Irene Granham (niece of bride) hung a white satin horse shoe on the bride’s arm.
After the ceremony, the bridal party motored to the residence of the bridegroom’s parents, where about 40 guests were entertained.
The bridal cake was made and donated by Mrs A. G. Cove, Malvern.
The honeymoon was spent at Sassafras and Belgrave, the bride travelling in a navy twill costume, with hat to match.
“THE Rose of Joy,” a cantata of special merit, will be produced, under Miss Gale’s direction, at the Mechanics’ Institute, Frankston, next Tuesday night.
The proceeds are to benefit a worthy object – the Methodist Church Honor Board.
AT yesterday’s city pig market, the entries of Mr J. Bradbury, of Frankston, topped the market; one pen of 5 baconers realising £8 11s 6d and another lot £8 10s.
LAST Friday evening, at Langwarrin, a farewell social was accorded ex-Cr Berry, who is leavins the district.
There was a good attendance, and Mr William Cain, who presided, handed the guest a set of engraved pipes.
Messrs J. Clarke and H. Gamble spoke in felicitious strain in endorsing Mr Cain’s remarks.
FIRST Association Football
The last of the home and home matches will be played tomorrow.
Carrum and Somerville will meet at Somerville, and in the event of Somerville winning, the minor premiership will have to be decided on the percentages.
Mornington goes to Dromana, who, with Naval Base, are definitely out of the finals, whilst the Base plays at Hastings.
If Hastings lose – and it is difficult to see how they can be defeated – Hastings and Frankston will be still level in points, and the percentages will decide who is to have fourth place.
Victory by Hastings, however, puts Frankston definitely out.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 12 August 1921