THE second meeting of the Frankston Beach Carnival Committee was held last Tuesday night at 8 o’clock in the Shire Hall.
A large number attended and the sub-committee reports were very favorable.
The Carnival will comprise aquatic and beach sports, bathers’ parade, yachting regatta, stalls, refreshments, side shows, bands, procession of decorated cars, a tennis tournament and donkeys on the beach.
The masque ball will be a fitting end to these Boxing Day festivities, and will culminate in a confetti battle.
The dance is to be held on the tennis courts, which are to be especially prepared for the occasion.
The cause of the Soldiers’ Memorial is a good one and the call for helpers is being answered in a most admirable fashion.
There is every promise that the Carnival will be a great success.
Mr. Quartermain is organising a tennis tournament, and has secured some fine players.
The Kooyong Club have very kindly agreed to run the dance in the evening the cafeteria arrangement of which is being supervised by Mr. Ben Baxter.
The orchestra obtained is large and comprises many jazz instruments, including xylophone, saxophone, bells, jam tins, etc.
They will don fancy attire and sing to add to the jollification.
Mrs. Aitken has been good enough to organise the catering in connection with the carnival and the dance.
Other stallholders and helpers are Misses Feldman, Campbell and Masterton, sweets; Mr. Ted McComb and “Gazeekas,” aquatic sports; Mrs. Mason, kimonos, Japanese parasols, etc.; Mrs. Maxwell and Mrs. Lazarus, tobacco, confetti, bathing gowns, etc.; Mrs. Shave, fruit; Mr. Dodd, hoop-la.
The next committee meeting is on 28th November (Tuesday night) in the Shire Hall.
All helpers are very welcome and their attendance is earnestly requested.
MISS Bell, of the Frankston Telephone Exchange, has resumed duty after several weeks absence on sick leave.
IN the Peninsula Tennis Association games on Saturday last, Hastings beat Tyabb by 57 games to 27.
MRS. Russell, of the Langwarrin Nurseries, who met with an accident, several weeks ago under circumstances already recorded in “The Standard,” is well on the road to complete recovery and was able to re-open her flower stall at the Frankston market on Wednesday last.
DR. and Mrs. C. Maxwell spent two or three days at Geelong last week.
MR. P. Wheeler, J.P., and Mr. Wheeler sailed for New Zealand last week. Mr. Wheeler, who is S.G.D. of the Grand Lodge of Victoria, is to take part in the installation of Lord Jellicoe as Grand Muster of New Zealand.
The ceremony takes place at Christchurch.
MR. A. C. McLaren, the captain of the Marylebone Cricket Club, now touring Australia and New Zealand, was among the visitors to Frankston on Sunday last.
Mr. W. W. Armstrong, captain of the last Australian XI, was also down for the day.
Mr. McLaren, who in his time, was one of the world’s greatest cricketers, was renewing his acquaintanceship with Frankston, for he played in an exhibition cricket match here many years ago.
MR. E. K. McComb, of Frankston, secured a haul of 89 bonita in the Bay last week end. Bonita is used mainly as bait. As they work out at about 30/- per scoop – about seven fish – the catch was a profitable one.
A COLLISION between two motor cars occurred opposite The Fernery on Sunday last.
One of the occupants of Mr. Taylor’s car, Miss Constance Mason, received injuries to her head which necessitated medical treatment.
MR. C. L. Bell, of the Frankston Boot Emporium, has opened a branch business at Hastings.
A SHARK has been noticed hovering around the Frankston pier for some days past.
He is believed to be in the vicinity of 7 feet to 9 feet in length.
Attempts have been made to secure the pest, but no results have been achieved yet.
THERE was a good attendance at the Franktson Pictures on Saturday night, when Agnes Ayres and Mahlon Hamilton were featured in one, of Sir Gilbert Parker’s stories.
Marion Davies was very pleasing in “Enchantment,” a story of great humor devoted to the doings of flapperdom.
TWO men, named Frank Miller and Hugh Lawson employed as cooks at the Flinders Naval Depot, Crib Point, were charged at the City Court on Monday last with the unlawful possession of a suit case, which was alleged to have been stolen from a miner staying at the Melbourne Coffee Palace.
An officer from the Naval Depot said that Lawson and Miller had only been employed at Crib Point for about one month, and he therefore could not testify as to their previous character.
Mr. Knight, P.M., sentenced each of the accused to month’s imprisonment.
ON Thursday last at the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall there was a large attendance at the benefit dance organised by Mr. Ray Coxall in aid of local deserving cases.
Excellent music was supplied by Mrs. O’Brien, Miss Hills and Mr. Gummes.
The takings at the door were augmented by special donations.
Mr. Coxall will hand the proceeds to Mr. E. Barrett, secretary of the Repatriation committee, to distribute same.
THE dance organised by Mrs. Shannon and Mrs. Deane on Saturday night last in aid of the Frankston Soldiers’ Memorial Fund, was a great success.
The function took place in the Masonic Hall and over £10 was taken at the door.
A Question of Prices
In company with my wife and family I had the pleasure on Cup Day after a lapse of years, to visit your charming seaside resort, and I noted with pleasure the many improvements made since my previous visit; but I have grievance which I desire to bring before “the powers that be” in Frankston.
Requiring some hot water for our midday meal, I went to a place with a teapot and a small can (which, together, will hold about two quarts).
Obtaining the hot water, I tendered a shilling in payment, when, without a blush or a tremor in her voice, the lady in charge said:
I paid the amount demanded, but just think of it – ninepence a quart for hot water!
“Oh, ye little fishes and gods, is not this above the odds?”
In war time we cheerfully submitted to these penalties, but, the war being over, we should not now be fleeced, without some little protest.
To charge visitors exorbitant prices (almost amounting to extortion), is not likely to increase the popularity of Frankston as a seaside resort.
J. C. JAMES.
St. David Street, Northcote.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 22 & 24 Nov 1922