A FINE programme is being prepared for the charity concert to be held in the large drill hall at Flinders Naval Depot on Thursday evening next 29th June, 1922.
The sad ending to the career of one, who was so recently a member of the ship’s company at the Depot, has deeply touched all ranks and ratings and every efforts being made to make this concert the financial success the distressful bereavement of the widow warrants.
The surrounding districts of Hastings Bittern, Balnarring and Crib Point, as well as the civil population of the Depot itself will undoubtedly rally to the help of the sailors in this laudable object and assist also in the selling of tickets to all concerned, as the price of tickets has been fixed at the reasonable price of 2s.
Mrs Miller, wife of Captain Miller, R.N, Commanding Officer, Flinders Naval Depot, is assisting and her previous efforts are a guarantee of success for this occasion.
The Depot has many good artists who will contribute to the program and some dancers are being engaged from Melbourne.
In addition a sketch will be presented by the officers and their wives.
Don’t let a wet night or the thought of a bad road interfere with your coming.
AN important auction sale of furniture is advertised to take place at “Cora Lynn,” Lewis Street, Frankston, on Thursday, 29th June.
Inspection may be arranged on application to the local agents – Mr J. Nott Marsh, and Messrs Brody and Farmer.
WOODS’ Great Peppermint Cure, For Children’s Hacking Cough.
COUNCILLORS from neighbouring municipalities did not rush the invitation of the council of the Frankston and Hastings Shire to meet in conference at Frankston last Saturday to discuss the financing on the proposed High School at Frankston.
Cr Buckley (Flinders) was the only visiting delegate, and local councillors in attendance were – Cr F. H. Wells (Chairman), Crs. Walker and Mason. Mr. L. J. Ward represented the Peninsula Schools Association.
After an informal discussion it was decided to adjourn the conference until Thursday, 29th inst., at 2 o’clock.
FOR Influenza Colds take Woods’ Great Peppermint Cure.
COLONEL Lazarus, since taking up the duties as hon sec. of the Frankston Soldiers Memorial Committee, has put a good deal of life into the movement, and, having secured £18 11s 11d for the fund from the recent picture night, he had his committee together on Wednesday night last, to consider the next best move to take in the money raising campaign.
It was decided to launch a “Queen” competition, the details of which were left in the hands of a special committee.
Mr Mark Brody generously donated to the committee a valuable block of land in the “Seaview” Estate.
The property, which is described as one of the best residential sites in Frankston, has 100ft frontage, by a depth of 200 ft, and will be offered to the public in the course of a few days.
A MOST impressive incident took place at Hastings on Saturday last, when the memory of the late Lieutenant James Bennett was honoured by the Somerville and Hastings footballers.
When the rival teams came out after the interval, Umpire Fred Dainty formed them into a circle, and the players stood in silence out of respect to the memory of the dead aviator, whose mortal remains, borne all the way from England, were being laid to rest in Melbourne that day.
Umpire Dainty, after pointing out what Sir Ross Smith and Lieut Bennett had done for the Empire and Australia, asked all to stand at attention for one minute with bowed heads.
The spectators removed their hats and joined in the impressive tribute.
ARBOR Day, next Friday, promises to be a successful event.
The Frankston school and the Progress Association combined to undertake the planting of some trees of a permanent nature, as a beginning of a definite scheme.
This combination has now been strengthened by the addition of two specialists in native plants – Messrs J. S. Mann and Jas. Lambie.
It is hoped that other enthusiasts will come forward and help the movement on.
The school boys, with their teacher, have sunk the holes for the 12 Norfolk Island pines which will form a row along the beach from across the Kananook Creek to beyond the pier.
The ample holes have been filled with good soil to give the trees a start in the sand.
A trial hole was sunk to a depth of 6ft. 9in, when the water-table was reached.
It was satisfactory to find that the water, though the water was only two chains from the actual sea, was quite “fresh” to the taste.
The shire engineer (Col. Lazarus), is rendering every assistance, and his previous experience in such matters should prove invaluable.
Mr Jennings has secured some fine young “redwoods” for the Park, but he badly wants some volunteers to do some necessary clearing.
A public meeting will be held at the Mechanics’ Hall, under the auspices of the Progress Association, next Tuesday night, at 8 o’clock, to which all who are interested in the beautification of Frankston are earnestly invited.
At the same meeting the matter of erecting a memorial to the early pioneers will be considered.
Australian Relief Fund for Stricken Europe
SAVE THE CHILDREN.
At a committee meeting, held in St Paul’s Schoolroom, Frankston, on 15th June, the following collectors on behalf of the above fund were appointed:
Mesdames McFarlane, Utber and Shave, Misses Hunter, Twining and Deane, and Mr Millard.
As the money is urgently needed it was decided to subscribe to the fund immediately, and a first instalment from Frankston of £11 3s was paid into the head office, Collins Street, on the 16th inst.
A second instalment will be paid during the coming week.
It is the aim of the committee to raise £100 in Frankston.
This would establish a “Frankston Kitchen” in the stricken part of Europe, which would support 100 starving children for 20 weeks, covering the famine period.
Up to the present about £40 has been subscribed, and an acknowledgment of these amounts and of all further donations received in the meantime will be made in next week’s issue of this paper.
Donations in money and warm clean clothing will be gratefully received by the local secretary (Mr C. F. Twining), Frankston, and forwarded to the general secretary, in Collins Street, for transmission to Europe.
A euchre party was held in the Mechanics’ Institute on Saturday last, in aid of the Football Accident Fund.
The attendance was very poor.
Mr. Frank Williams was the winner of the gent’s prize, and Miss Violet Simcock winner of the lady’s.
The booby prizes were won by Mrs S. Martin and Jack Williams.
These Saturday night entertainments are in need of much better support than they are getting.
FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 23 June 1922