AT last week’s council meeting State Rivers and Water Supply Commission wrote re providing a water supply scheme for the town of Hastings, stating that owing to distance of town from Naval Base water main, and the scattered nature of the area proposed to be served, there would be difficulty in providing the desired supply.
In view of limited revenue derivable the commission feels the proposed deputation should be postponed.
Cr. Jones said Somerville was more scattered than Hastings, and the statements in the letter was not in accordance with facts.
The Engineer said that no Government body treated the Council with the same profound contemptuousness as the State Rivers and Water Supply Department. They cut up the road and left them in a most disgraceful state.
Cr. Gerrand thanked the Engineer for referring to the matter.
The roads at Somerville had been very badly treated by the Commission.
Cr. Unthank said the Department’s officer, Mr. Horsefall, had told the Council to effect repairs and charge up to the Commission. Why was that not done?
Cr. Longmuir said the operations of the Water Commission had cost the Centre Riding anything up to £300 for repairs, particularly on Jones’ Road.
Cr. May endorsed the Engineer’s remarks.
The Commission seemed to be vested with high powers. They took down 10 chains of his neighbor’s fence, let the sheep out, and ran water on to his property.
Cr. Jones moved and Cr. McCulloch seconded that a deputation wait on the Water Commissioners re Hastings water supply and other matters, and that Mr. Downward be asked to arrange deputation.– Carried.
THE Frankston Cycle Club will hold an afternoon’s racing in the Frankston Park on Saturday afternoon, 18th November, when several interesting events for members of the club will be run off.
A race is also provided for members of the Oakleigh Club.
There should be a good entry for these events, and it should provide a good afternoon’s sport.
A general meeting of members of the club will be held next Thursday evening. Non-members wishing to qualify for these events can do so by registering with the secretary up to next Thursday evening.
THE Tyabb Football Club held another most successful meeting last Thursday evening (2nd inst.), in the Tyabb Hall.
The president (Mr. Ernest Lillywhite) occupied the chair and there was a large attendance of members.
The secretary (Mr. H. Russell) presented a financial statement of the club’s operations for the season just concluded.
Both from a social and financial standpoint, the 1922 premiers experienced a most healthy appearance.
After the minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed, and the correspondence received, the members turned their attention as to what to do with the cash balance, which amounted to somewhere about £25.
It was decided to carry £5 forward next season, and it was proposed to work the remainder towards the purchase of twenty-one gold medals for presentation to the players of the winning team (Tyabb), and the three extra medals are to be presented to Messrs. Herbert (Trott) King (a former secretary), H. J. Russell (this year’s secretary), and Harold Thornell.
This proposal evinced a little opposition, but on a vote being taken, was beaten by a large majority.
Messrs. C. Cole, H. Russell, and G. Slocombe were appointed as a committee, to arrange for the purchase and presentation of the medals, and to carry out any arrangements to receive the few shillings necessary for the balance to accomplish the proposal .
Several players, including the captain (Mr. D. Longmuir) have definitely refused to take a gold medal, as they considered that the finances could be put towards better purposes, but it is thought here that the medals committee will have no difficulty in getting twenty-one leading players to be recipients, at the ceremony, which will live long in the history of Tyabb.
The following players have agreed to take the medals:–Messrs. George Slocombe, Arnold Noble, Cliff Van, Otto Thornell, Harold Thornell, Alan Hodgins, Bob Storey; while the secretary also has accepted the memento.
It is anticipated that Jerry Lake, Ben Josephs, Sydney Evans, George Bear, Cappy Benton, Jack Williams, and the others will accept a memento.
In all probability the medals committee will purchase the medals this week, so as to make the presentations with out delay.
The Tyabb Football Club generously granted Mr. Harold Thornell, one of their injured players, the sum of £5, as a compensative amount, to make good his loss of time at employment.
The bazaar organised by Mrs. J. T. Peters, ably assisted by Mrs. M. Smith, on Saturday last, in aid of the Alfred Hospital, was a decided success, and great credit is due to all those who gave their valuable assistance.
The bazaar was held at the residence of Mrs. Smith, “Homewood,” Point Nepean Road, and was well attended, both in the afternoon and evening.
The profits were well over £10.
THE month of October at the quarry was the first month under the new management, and an immediate improvement was noticeable in the carrying out of instructions, and the class of metal turned out.
I am able now to separate every class of metal screenings and toppings from one another and from the dust.
The result now is that the quarry is turning out the material as I maintained from the start.
The amount of rejects is reduced to a minimum, while I have now separated all the dust from the rest of the material and have at my disposal the small screenings, properly known as toppings.
This makes are excellent footpath and also the very best material for tar painting roads leaving the screenings for blinding, as it should be, and also for concrete, which I intend making use of in the future.
As soon as I took over the quarry I interviewed the Engineer for the Shire of Flinders and told him that the material turned out could now be guaranteed, and even if he did not approve of the stone for the top course, it was quite good enough for the bottom course for any road in the State.
The result was that he altered his specifications for some work that will be coming out shortly, giving me an opportunity to tender for a supply of 2500 yards of 2½ inch metal.
Your committee made an inspection of the quarry on the afternoon of the 2nd inst, and noted with approval the altered appearance it presented.
The method of getting rid of the overburden has been altered by putting in a lay out and tipping the stuff off trucks into a gully along the line.
The method of delivering the wood has also been altered. It is first carted to the head of the old quarry and shot into and then carried to the boilers. This will be given a good trial, and if found successful a line will be put in and the method of trucking it to the boiler tried.
From the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 8 & 10 November 1922