AT the annual meeting of the Balnarring Progress Association, it was decided to endeavour to have a branch of the Commonwealth Bank opened in this district.
The association also resolved to keep under notice of the Minister of Mines the fact that this district shows indications of the existence of good coal deposits.
The Association has been approaching the Ministers for some years with the view of having a boring plant here to make tests.
The officers elected are: President, Mr. Warnecke; vice-president, Mr. Broughton; treasures, Mr. Buckley; secretary, Mr. L Perrow.
Mr. J. Jack addressed the Progress Association regarding the effort to secure a motor ambulance service for the Peninsula.
This is greatly needed, as the district has a very bad train service.
The funds for the motor ambulance service are to be raised by public subscription, and the ambulance will be at the service of the people free of charge to convey patients either to the doctor or to hospital.
The scheme seems to be meeting with success.
WRITING in connection with the subject to be dealt with at tonight’s public meeting in the local Mechanics’ Hall. Mr P. J. Barklie writes as follows:
“It has been brought under my notice that there is a petition going the rounds of Frankston to prevent the establishment of a High School as proposed.
As one who has known Frankston for 25 years, and has its interests at heart, I appeal to everybody with the ordinary amount of common sense to frustrate this outrageous and senseless attempt to block progress.
This is an age of progress, and anything we can do to progress not only helps us of the present day, but gives the future generation something solid to work on.
This High School is going to be a wonderful asset and advertisement to Frankston.”
CR GRAY at last shire council meeting moved in the direction of securing a hostel for Mt. Eliza.
It is the intention of the Government to erect hostels in popular tourist resorts of the State, and Cr Gray considered that Mt. Eliza had first claim to consideration.
Cr Walker seconded the proposition which was carried unanimously.
THE committee of the Frankston Old Pioneers’ Memorial met on Wednesday night, and unanimously decided to recommend for adoption Mr S. Lawrey’s design for a brick arch to be erected at main entrance to the park.
THE scholars of the Frankston Methodist Sunday school, on Friday last, held a social gift evening for the starving children of Europe.
Though many of the scholars were prevented by the heavy rains from attending, yet those who did attend were most enthusiastic, and succeed in raising for the fund between £7 and £8, which, for the children, what a very fine effort, and on which they are to be complimented.
AT the meeting of the Alfred Hospital Auxiliary on Thursday, two pictures donated in connection with the recent jumble auction were drawn for.
The first drawing produced Messrs McIntosh and Mason, and the second, Mrs Lazarus as winners.
This brings the total receipts in connection with that function to £50 6d.
THE marriage of Miss D. Gregory, youngest daughter of Mr. A. H. Gregory, “Malunnah,” Frankston, to Mr. Chas. Pike, of Peechelba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pike, of Frankston, was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church of England, Frankston, on Saturday, July 8, by Rev. A. P. McFarlane.
The bride, who entered the church with her father, was attired in a fawn cloth costume, trimmed with silk braid, white georgette beaded front and a brown hatter’s plush hat trimmed with monkey fur.
She carried a beautiful bouquet of violets and carnations and maiden hair fern.
Miss Hilda Wilcox, the bridesmaid, wore a navy twill costume and hat of pillar box plush, and a gold bangle, gift of the bridegroom.
Mr. Frank Pike, brother of bridegroom, assisted as best organ.
Miss Rodgers presided at the organ, and the service was fully choral.
The church was nicely decorated by Mr. A. Dailey, of Frankston Nurseries, who also made the bouquet.
The happy couple left by the midday train for Ballarat, where the honeymoon is to be spent.
The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a handsome travelling rug, and the bridegroom to bride a leather-fitted dress case.
Many beautiful and costly presents were received.
THERE are indication that the coming year will be a good one in the Mornington district.
Potato and chicory digging is in full swing, and the crops are looking very healthy.
The local returned soldiers look for a little more assistance from the Repatriation department, which promises them assistance but never gives it.
The returned men in this district are all hard workers, and they are having a very hard struggle against big odds.
THE following delegates representing the Peninsula Free Ambulance Brigade met at Frankston on Saturday afternoon last:
Messrs. Ling (Bittern), F. Taylor (Mornington), Gourley (Hastings), Allingham (Rosebud), and W. C. Young (Frankston).
Mr. Young was voted to the chair, and Mr. Jack, secretary and organiser read a report, which indicated that satisfactory progress was being made.
He reported that committees had been formed at Portsea, Sorrento, Rye, Red Hill, Hastings, Somerville, Baxter, Aspendale, and Chelsea.
The Frankston Branch of the Alfred Hospital Auxiliary wrote offering assistance, and it was decided to write the Mornington Branch of the Auxiliary to co-operate.
Mr. Taylor undertook to do all possible to form a strong committee in Mornington, and after Mr. Lin had spoken urging continued effort, it was decided to call another meeting of delegates to be held at Frankston on the first Saturday after the conclusion of the football competition matches.
Fire! Fire! Fire!
FRANKSTON Fire Brigade Dance in the Mechanics’ Institute on Thursday, 20th July, in aid of new equipment for Brigade.
Supper. First class music. Good floor.
Tickets – Ladies, 1s 6d; Gents, 2s 6d, plus tax.
Come and help your Brigade.
A CONFERENCE will be held at Bittern Railway Station at 11 30am on Thursday 20th July to discuss with representatives of the Railway Department suggested alterations to the Stony Point and Red Hill train service.
All interested, including representatives of the public bodies and Progress Associations are invited to attend.
Geo. Hantton, secretary.
SOMERVILLE was visited on Saturday night, July 8th, by Archdeacon Aicklin’s Concert Party of boys and girls.
A varied programme was given, including some very good items.
Archdeacon Aicklin was the accompanist.
Rev Bainbridge on behalf of the church moved a vote of thanks to the entertainers, which was endorsed by all present.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 14 July 1922