ON Monday, 6th inst., a demonstration of apple packing will be held at the Tyabb Co-operative Co’s Cool Store.
Mr P. J. Carmody, Chief Orchard Inspector, knowing of the hundred different methods or systems used in packing, and again, in some cases, of the ignorance of any proper pack at all among new growers, has arranged to give all growers an opportunity of seeing a pack which, universally used, would be, in his opinion, a boon to the apple growing industry.
Mr Krole, the Government demonstrator, will carry out the demonstrations, and the Company’s secretary, Mr Houffe, hopes that a large number of growers will avail themselves of the opportunity of receiving hints on packing.
AN interesting phenomenon is mentioned by a friend at Portsea, who says that one Sunday evening, between 8 and 9 o’clock, the moon (in the first quarter) was slightly obscured by smoke haze, when suddenly all the lights on the foreshore from Port Melbourne to beyond St. Kilda came into view.
They were so distinct that with binoculars they could pick out individual lights, such as the Gellibrand.
The phenomenon lasted about half an hour and ceased as soon as the haze cleared from the moon.
It was seen from Sorrento also, many people being attracted by the brilliant display.
The display was due to conditions of atmosphere favouring high degree of refraction, the bending of a ray of light from any object to the eye owing to its passing through atmospheric layers of varying density.
Just as the ray of light happens to pass from a rare atmosphere to a denser one or vice versa, it is bent towards or away from the perpendicular.
Melbourne and Portsea are just far enough apart to offer an excellent opportunity of noting the effects of refraction.
From Black Rock one may occasionally see the whole of Nepean Peninsula, which in normal conditions is well below the sea horizon.
THE trees in the Frankston Honour Avenue are making rapid growth, and if properly attended to, should realise the fondest hopes of parents, relatives and friends, who planted them with such loving care.
Many people who profess knowledge of the subject are of opinion that the trees, in the past, have not received the intelligent treatment necessary to produce growth suitable for an avenue.
They point to the misshapen trunks, broken branches, and irregular growth, and state that a little care at the proper time would have obviated much that is now unsightly.
It is to be hoped that the Shire council will bear this matter in mind and give the trees all the treatment that might reasonably be expected in the production of an avenue worthy of the district.
Another matter that should be attended to at once is the fixing of the brass name plates on the various trees.
This work is long overdue, and should be put in hand at once.
FRANKSTON justices of the peace, as a rule, are fairly regular in their attendances at the court on Monday mornings.
Perhaps it would be more correct to say that the Frankston court is regularly attended by local justices, for it is only fair to state that the bulk of the court work is carried out by justices who travel good distances to carry out their magisterial duties.
It so happened on Monday last that Cr. W. Armstrong was the only J.P. to put in an appearance, and although the police searched all over the town, a second justice could not be located.
As a consequence, a legal gentleman from the city was forced to apply for the adjournment of two cases in which he was interested.
Cr. Armstrong transacted the other business on the list, one justice being empowered to act in certain cases.
It would, perhaps, be an advantage to have a roster drawn up, allotting dates to the half-dozen justices, who could reasonably be expected to attend.
The loss of much valuable time and delay in the transaction of public business would thus be obviated.
AS usual, the attendance at the Frankston Pictures last Saturday night was large.
The principal pictures were Wanda Hawley and Helen Jerome Eddy in “Miss Hobbs”, and Monte Blue in “The Kentuckians”, both being well received.
The programme for tomorrow night will include “The Souls of Youth”.
UNDER date of 27th February, the Secretary for Railways forwards the following communication to Mr. W. Crawford Young, hon. secretary of the Combined Progress Associations (Frankston to Aspendale):
“Adverting to your letter of 18th inst., I am directed to intimate that arrangements have been made to run the 5.50pm “down” Carrum train express from Melbourne to Caulfield when the electric service on the Oakleigh and Glen Huntly lines comes into operation, which, it is anticipated, will be early next month.”
IT is stated on good authority that Lieut. Colonel Chas. E. Merrett will be a candidate at the elections in June next for the seat in the Legislative Council at present held by Mr. Adamson.
Mr. Merrett, in wooing the electors of the South-Eastern Province, which embraces Frankston and the Peninsula, will be warmly received by many friends who first made his acquaintance as president of the Royal Agricultural Society, which position he has filled with distinction for several years.
COUNCILLOR Chitty, of Queensland, is at present visiting his brother at Frankston.
It is five years since Cr. Chitty was last in Frankston, and he is greatly impressed with the wonderful progress made by the town during that period, and is not at all sorry that he retained his interest in several properties in the district.
While expressing delight at the charm of our seaside town, Cr. Chitty has a good word to say for Bananaland, where the road board system has just been adopted, and which promises to prove a great boon to the northern State.
THE partnership of Messrs. Morris and Outram, butchers, of Frankston, has been dissolved, and the well-known Playne Street establishment will in future be carried on by Mr. A. B. Morris as from the first of this month.
Mr. Outram intends returning, with his family to the city.
AN example of quiet but valuable work has been given during the past week by the different branches of the Alfred Hospital Auxiliary which have collected sufficient jam to serve the needs of their institution for the next twelve months.
The auxiliary was established with the object of easing the expenditure on commodities at the hospital at a stage when the institution had commenced to rapidly expand, and the movement has proved itself most successful.
AT the Frankston Police Court on Monday last, before Mr. W. Armstrong, J.P., several debt cases were called on as follows:
Dodd v. Gessner, goods sold and delivered, £48/15/8. No appearance of defendant. Judgment for amount claimed, with costs.
Edwards v. Powell. Adjourned till 11th March.
Edwards v. Worrell. Adjourned till 13th March.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 3 March 1922