WHEN Mr. A. Taylor, of the Pier Hotel, took up his residence in Frankston about 12 months ago, he stated that he could not live in a town that did not posses a bowling green.
As the Frankston people did not make a further move to procure a green after their rebuff in connection with the foreshore proposition, Mr. Taylor proceeded to make a bowling green of his own.
He selected an attractive spot at the rear of the Pier Hotel, and yesterday witnessed the opening of as pretty a little green as one would wish to see.
Before coming to Frankston, Mr. Taylor was a prominent member of the Williamstown Bowling Club, and yesterday a large party of Williamstown bowlers visited Frankston to take part in the opening ceremony.
The visitors included a number of the city councillors and other prominent citizens of Williamstown.
They were met by a large number, of Frankston ladies and gentlemen, who assembled to take part in the proceedings.
Mr. Stephen Mills, of the Williamstown Bowling Club, in declaring the green open for play, said the Frankston people should feel grateful to Mr. Taylor for providing them with a green.
It was sign of progress. No progressive town was without its bowling green.
He advised the Frankston people to try and make arrangements with Mr. Taylor for a lease of the green, so that they could form their own club and run it as they wished. It would be a great benefit to Frankston in every way.
Mr. Mills then called on Miss Doris Macnab to throw the first jack, and Mrs. Taylor to throw the first bowl.
The ladies named carried out their tasks as to the manner born amidst rounds of applause.
The visitors were entertained at afternoon tea, provided by Mrs. Taylor.
Great Interest was taken in the match Frankston v. Williamstown, in which the home team proved victorious.
MR. and Mrs. Arthur. Wilcox and family are at present spending a few weeks’ holiday at Frankston.
A NUMBER of Frankston friends were present at the funeral of Mr. H. Anderson, who was buried in the Boorandara cemetery on Monday last.
The service at the graveside was conducted by Mr. W. E. Watkins, minister in charge of the Frankston Presbyterian Church.
A CASE of interest to Carrum residents was heard in the County Court at Melbourne on 16th inst, before Judge Woinarski, when Messrs Birtchnell Bros. & Porter, well known city estate agents, having large land interests in and around Carrum, sued Mr. A. E. Mudge and his wife, local residents, for £120 damages, for trespass on and use and occupation of the plaintiffs’ land.
The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants (Mr. Mudge and his wife) having purchased a block of land from the plaintiffs, used and occupied ether land of the plaintiffs adjoining, and erected tents thereon without being authorised by the plaintiffs to do so.
The plaintiffs’ claim was based on such alleged trespass and unauthorised use of the plaintiffs’ land.
The defendants pleaded that there had been no trespass by them, and that any use and occupation by them of the plaintiffs’ land was with the plaintiffs’ consent and approval.
Judge Wolnarski, after hearing the evidence, stated that he was satisfied that the memory of Mr. L. A. Birtchnell, the principal witness for the plaintiffs, was not dependable, and that the defendants had satisfied him that the plaintiffs had given leave and license for such use and occupation as alleged.
The plaintiffs’ claim was not allowed, and a verdict with costs was given for the defendants, for whom Mr. Magennis’ appeared, instructed by Mr. L. R. N. Utber, of Frankston.
ANYONE found Taking HAY or WOOD out of any of my Paddocks, or Found TRESPASSING, with or without Dogs or Guns, will be Prosecuted.
N. C. HOLDSWORTH
INDIFFERENCE OR WHAT?
The meeting called for Friday afternoon last with the object of arranging for Music Week in Frankston lapsed, because no one apparently was sufficiently interested to accept the invitation of the conveners.
It is difficult to believe that Frankston residents are indifferent to the extent their want of action would imply and for the sake of the children of the district whose interests are chiefly concerned in this matter it is to be hoped that a further effort will be made to set the movement going.
Mr. Herbert Sutton, who wasted half a day on Friday would perhaps spare another hour or two to meet any half-dozen residents who feel that Frankston should not be without its Music Week, and are prepared to assist in arranging details.
MR. O. J. Olsen’s Buick car, which has been running for hire in this district, has a record to its credit that will take some beating.
During 15 months this car covered 16,000 miles, and to-day it appears to be little the worse for service.
The wonderful part of the achievement is that the distance stated was accomplished with the original set of Goodyear tyres furnished with the car, two of the tyres still being on the car.
This sounds something like a record, due no doubt in some measure to expert driving and careful handling.
Such an excellent performance must appeal strongly to anyone contemplating the purchase of a Buick car.
Mr. Olsen has received quite a number of enquiries into the 4-cylinder Buick, which car is suitable alike to trade and private use.
MIRTH and fun was the keynote of the happy birthday party tendered by Mrs. H. Williams, of Aspendale, to her employee, Mr. Jack Armitage, on Tuesday evening, the occasion being his twenty-first birthday.
The function, which was celebrated in Mr. Kane’s garage, was attended by numerous young folk of the neighbourhood, and several of the elders.
The evening’s entertainment comprised dancing and games, which were enjoyably indulged in by all present.
Vocal solos were excellently rendered by Mrs. Williams, Mr. Alf. Wright and Mr. Jim McKay. There was also a humorous song by Mr. Bert Walker.
Mr. Wright proved himself a capable M.C. on behalf of the young man in whose honour they were gathered together, and also on behalf of the company present, Mr. Wright, in a concise speech, thanked Mrs. Williams for the handsome evening’s entertainment she had provided.
Miss D. White, Mr. H. Zimmerman and Mr. Alf. Wright each in turn presided at the piano, and Mr. Bert White’s services with his violin were appreciated.
A tasteful supper was partaken of and innumerable sweets, cigars, and cigarettes were distributed by the hostess.
Warm thanks were extended to Mr. Mann for the use of his commodious garage and piano, also to all who assisted in making the evening such an undoubted success.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 27 October 1922