A VERY successful meeting of the newly-formed Frankston District Cycling Club was held last night when it was decided to hold the first road race on Saturday, October 21, over a course of 15 miles, on the Cranbourne Road, starting from Wheeler’s corner and finishing at about the cricket ground site.
Entries close on October 14, at “The Standard” office; entry fee, 2/-.
Three place prizes and a prize for the fastest time unplaced will be awarded.
Mr. Beeson, the League handicapper, again attended and submitted a set of rules which were adopted in their entirety.
Several city firms have promised trophies to be run for, and these will be decided at a later date.
The colors of the club are to be the same as the Frankston Football club (red and black).
A great deal of enthusiasm has been aroused amongst the cycling fraternity of the Peninsula in the formation of this club, which promises to be a great success.
It will help to restore this healthy form of sport to its former prestige, and create that feeling of comradeship that is so well known amongst cyclists generally.
A MEETING of the Shire of Frankston and Hastings Electric Light Committee was held at the Municipal Chambers, Frankston, on Wednesday night.
The Shire President (Cr. W. Armstrong, J.P.) presided. Crs. W. P. Mason, F. H. Wells, W. J. Oates, J. B. Howell and H. J. McCulloch, with Messrs. D. J. Quartermain, Stewart, and John E. Jones (Shire Secretary) were also present.
In reference to consumers in Kars Street, it was decided to approve of the extension on condition that the 25 extra consumers were signed up before work started.
On the motion of Crs. Mason and Wells, Mr. Quartermain was instructed to canvass Mornington Road residents for new consumers.
Acting on the suggestion of Crs. Oates and Wells, Mr. Stewart was instructed to meet the McCulloch and Albion Sand Companies to see what the requirements may be at the sand pits.
Crs. Armstrong and Howell moved that Contractor Warren be asked to clear away tree tops cut and left on Point Nepean Road; failing the work not being done within seven days, same to be done at his expense.
It was resolved to request the Railways Department to have the subway at Frankston supplied with more improved lighting facilities, and that Station Street, Seaford, be given improved lighting.
It was likewise resolved to place extra electric light at the bend near Mr. Dickenson’s residence.
Dr. S. S. Cameron lodged a complaint re lighting, and it was decided to leave the matter in Mr. Quartermain’s hands to settle.
On the motion of Cr. Wells, the Shire Secretary was instructed to notify all councillors upon receipt of information reference to Mr. Kermode’s’ visit of inspection of the Kananook Creek improvement scheme.
MR. H. Teasdale, who is now in charge of the National Bank at Frankston, was presented, with a valuable travelling rug, as a parting gift from the sporting bodies with which he was connected at Dandenong, at the Cricket Club dance in the Dandenong Town Hall, on Thursday evening last.
Mr. A. Branston made the presentation, and in doing so, referred in complimentary terms to Mr. Teasdale’s sporting activities, the latter briefly acknowledging the gift, which he said he valued all the more coming as it did from his sporting friends in Dandenong.
MISS Nellie Clements, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Clements, of “Forest Lodge,” Baxter, was successful in winning a half scholarship at the recent examinations held by the Metropolitan Business College.
Miss Clements attends the Baxter school, where Mr. Sorrell is the presiding genius.
MR. C. Hunter, who has been compelled, owing to ill-health, to relinquish his position as president of the Seaford Progress Association, held that office for four years.
He was exceedingly popular with members, and exerted every means in his power to advance the interests of that organisation.
He took a prominent part in all movements calculated to benefit the district, and was the moving spirit in bringing city cricket teams to Seaford at least once a year.
Mr. Hunter is at present residing at Ormond, and as his health improves he may again relied on to take an active part in co-operating with his Seaford friends for the benefit of the bayside.
THE 10-year-old son of Mr. A. Leslie Williams, of Chelsea, was, on the advice of Dr. Le Souef, placed in Nurse Creswick’s private hospital, and an operation performed for appendicitis a few days ago.
The lad is now progressing favorably.
A LUCKY escape from a serious accident was experienced by Mr. J. White, of Windsor, about 10 o’clock on Sunday evening.
He was returning with his wife from a day’s outing at Frankston, and the steering gear of his Bayard car became disconnected when he was half-way between Aspendale and Edithvale.
Fortunately there was not much traffic on the road at that hour, for the car swerved while travelling at the rate of 25 miles per hour, and, ploughing through the soft earth at the side of the road, narrowly missed a tree–guard and a telegraph pole, and by a quick application of the brakes was brought to a standstill on the foothpath within a few inches of the fence.
The car was towed to a local garage next morning, and the gear was repaired.
THE first schnapper of the season to be caught off the local shores was landed by “Skipper” Cameron and his crew in their motor boat, “BMC” on Sunday last.
It was a beauty, weighing 14½. lb., and as the party had gone out without a gaff Frank Albery “yanked” the fish into the boat by the tail.
AS Secretary for the next twelve months, Mr. A. W. Jones, has undertaken to continue his interest in the Aspendale Fire Brigade, at the request of Chief Officer Marshall, of the Country Fire Brigades Board.
At Aspendale on Friday night, October 27, an inspection will be made by the Chief officer. Present and intending members of the Aspendale and Edithvale sections of the Borough of Carrum Fire Brigade are requested to attend at the Aspendale Fire Station on Wednesday night next, October 4, at 8 o’clock, for the purpose of electing officers for the proposed re-organisation and determining the allotment of members for the two sections.
MR. AND MRS. JACK and Family, of Bittern, desire to offer their most sincere thanks, to all kind friends and relatives for telegrams, letters, cards and floral tributes in their, recent sad bereavement in the loss of their dear Maggie. Will all kind friends and relatives please accept this intimation of our deepest gratitude, as it is impossible to thank each one individually.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 29 September 1922