THE Frankston Seconds Football Club had a night out on Wednesday evening last.
They organised a “surprise party” and descended on the home of Mrs C. Wood, in Bay Street with all the vigor and enthusiasm that has characterised their performances on the football field since the first day of their inception.
The Frankston Seconds Club came into existence as a wee lone organisation a couple of years ago, and like most new organisations, was badly in need of friends.
It has now struck more prosperous days, but it has not forgotten its old friends, and it numbers Mrs Wood amongst its truest supporters.
The fact that Mrs Wood is about to transfer her place of business from Bay Street to Young Street in the course of a few days probably suggested the idea of giving her a “send-off,” not in the form of a farewell but as an earnest of good-will.
Between 30 and 40 young men comprised the attacking party, their president, Mr T. J. McMurtrie, and Mr Hugh Morrison, the “father” of the club, directing the proceedings.
Mrs Wood’s dining room was the objective, and the startled occupants quickly surrendered to the invaders.
The evening proved a delightful experience to all concerned.
Mr McMurtrie, the club’s new president, set the ball rolling by thanking the “boys” for the honor they had conferred on him in electing him to the position of president.
He promised them his full support and sympathy, and expressed the hope that the forthcoming season would prove as successful as formerly, when that indefatigable worker (Mr H. Morrison) had guided the destinies of the club. (cheers)
The president then explained the object of the present gathering, and said he had a pleasing duty to perform in presenting Mrs Wood with a small token to mark the appreciation in which she was held by the members of the club.
The presentation took the form of an enlarged photograph of the members of last year’s team, together with inset of the officers of the club.
It was beautifully mounted and inscribed and framed and proved a striking illustration of the artistic capabilities of Frankston’s photographic artist, Mr H. Garrood.
Mr H. Morrison, as ex-president of the club, said he was fully qualified to speak regarding the invaluable assistance Mrs Wood had always rendered to the club.
She had come to their assistance at a critical period of their existence, and by the free use of her room and general encouragement had done much to place the club on a solid footing.
Messrs Aubrey Bray, Dugan, Young and others also spoke, after which the company sang “For she’s a jolly good fellow,” and clinched the matter by giving three hearty cheers.
Mrs Wood, who was manifestly taken by surprise, expressed her thanks in a neat little speech, and said the presentation photograph would occupy a prominent place in her new home.
CONSTABLE J. Phillips, who has been stationed at Frankston during the summer months, has been transferred to Melbourne.
THE attendance at the Frankston Pictures on Saturday night was verging on capacity, and an excellent programme was submitted, the feature “Black Beauty” creating great interest.
CONSTABLE Mahoney, of the local police, is at present on holiday leave, and is being relieved by Constable Bullen.
MR A. A. Wilson advertises in today’s issue that he is local agent at Frankston for the Singer Sewing Machine Co.
ON Sunday next, in connection with the annual foreign mission effort, the Rev. J.H. Allen; B.Sc (of India) will conduct the Methodist services, at Frankston in the morning and evening, and at Langwarrin in the afternoon.
In view of the present unrest in India, Mr Allen’s addresses at Langwarrin, Tyabb, Somerville and Frankston during the week should be very interesting.
OWING to the great success of the Junior School of Music, which Miss Oliver is conducting at Frankston for Miss Dorathea Macmaster, there is at present room for one more pupil only, but Miss Macmaster has arranged to have another advanced pupil visit Frankston twice weekly to teach in the Junior School.
A second branch has now been established, and the parents of intending pupils would be well advised to communicate immediately with Miss Macmaster.
THE late John Spunner, whose death occurred at Sorrento on Tuesday last, resided on the Peninsula for 67-years.
MR Thornton, the local postmaster, advises that in future the mail on Saturday evenings only will be available to the public at 4.45pm instead of 6.40 as hitherto.
This means that the post office at Frankston will not be opened after 6 pm on Saturday evenings.
AUGUSTUS Campbell, who escaped from the French island penal establishment some months ago, was recently arrested at Swan Hill on a charge of larceny.
At the Benidigo court, Campbell was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the larceny, and was remanded to Melbourne for having escaped from custody.
MR Stanley an old resident of the Peninsula, passed away at Mornington on Tuesday last.
He was an ex-councillor of the Mornington Shire Council, and many years ago acted as dairy inspector at Frankston.
ON Tuesday last, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Jewell, of Nolan Street, Frankston, was severely scalded by pulling a bucket hot water on herself.
Under Dr. Maxwell’s care, the tiny tot is now progressing favorably.
THE concert, held at Frankston on Friday last, proved thoroughly enjoyable.
The concert was organised by Mr Russell Denham, of Tyabb, and musical and vocal items were contributed by Misses D. Overton and N. Richards and Messrs Percy Blundell, W. Trigg and Russell Denham.
MR P. Wheeler, of Frankston, has been appointed a Justice of the Peace.
It will be remembered that “The Standard” advocated the appointment of addition justices some weeks ago.
GOOD progress is being made with the remodelling of the railway station yards at Frankston, where a great number of men are employed in preparing for electrification of the line.
IT is anticipated that the new electric light scheme for Frankston will be in working order in less than two months.
THE building trade is enjoying a revival in trade at Frankston, as a large number of commodious private residences are in course of erection in and around about the township.
This is indicative of the progress the town and district is making.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 28 April 1922