WHEN Mr. Mark Brody launched his idea of holding a calico ball in aid of the funds of the Women’s Hospital, he relied on the ladies of the district to assist him in carrying the project through to a successful issue.
He was not disappointed. Once again the call of sweet charity fell on responsive ears, with the result that the function which eventuated on Thursday night last will result in a substantial cheque being forwarded to worthy institution above named.
Added interest was aroused from the fact that the beautiful new Palais de Danse had been made available to the committee through the courtesy of the managing director, Mr. Essex Bond.
Many who had not previously entered the building were delighted with the magnificence of the structure.
The spacious hall, brilliantly lighted, became a place of enchantment when youth and beauty graced the floor, and participated in a lively measure to the music of Harding’s Band.
A touch of carnival spirit was added to the scene by the many multicolored ribbons flying about the room; and the quaintly fashioned paper head-gear which designing committee had fashioned to turn an additional coin or two.
Mr. Bond had promised that the balcony would be available for visitors. It was, and for the first time, the winding stair-case was thronged with happy people, eager to explore every recess of the palatial structure.
They willingly paid the extra shilling that admission to the gallery involved.
The buffet on the stage at the other end of the hall was well patronised, and here the members of the ladies’ committee were particularly alert to attend to the requirements of patrons.
Once again the nimble shilling changed ownership all helping to swell the hospital fund.
Sister Campbell was at the head of the ladies’ committee, all of whom rendered excellent service.
The management offered prizes, available to the ladies present who wore the least expensive dresses.
Competitors were required to produce a certified invoice setting out the cost of the material used in the dress made by the wearer.
COMPLAINTS are made from time to time of the destruction of fishermen’s nets by seals in Westernport Bay, and the Fisheries and Game Department have been urged to take action to have the animals considerably reduced in number.
Mr. Lewis, Inspector of Fisheries and Game, stated that so far no evidence of the damage alleged to have been caused by the seals, other than statements that it occurs, has been placed before the department, and he is therefore disinclined to take action in the direction asked without “further and better particulars.
MR. William Avis, of Tyabb, met with a fatal accident at Red Hill on Saturday last. He was crushed by the limb of a falling tree whilst engaged in fencing.
MESSRS. J. A. Nairn and S. Gibbons, of Somerville, are both down to the influenza epidemic, but are now doing well.
MR. Bert Stevens, Government Dairy Supervisor, has been promoted to the charge of the Bacchus Marsh district.
This is considered one of the best posts the department has to offer and Mr. Stevens is to be congratulated on his promotion.
Mr. Stevens and his family will be leaving Frankston next month.
WE regret to learn that Mr. Jas. Lambie, of Mornington road, is indisposed.
He is receiving medical attention, and hopes to be about again in a few days.
AT the next meeting of the Frankston Progress Association to be held on Tuesday, 19th inst., Mr. J. G. Mann will read a paper entitled “What Might Happen to a Town”.
Visitors are cordially invited.
MRS. A. Coxall, of Hastings Road, Frankston, is at present on a visit to Ballarat.
DURING the last six months, one private house in Frankston had 335 telephone calls! It cost £3/14/9.
These are sort of clients the Postal Department like!
MISS Dorothy Dalton will be featured at the Frankston Pictures at an early date in the picture that is considered the best she has ever done.
THE Frankston Gas Co. Pty. Ltd. has disposed of its plant and interests at Frankston to the Colonial Gas Association, who have big interests at Footscray, Box Hill and Oakleigh.
Mr. Edward Bean will continue to act as manager at Frankston.
A MEETING of ladies interested in the Frankston Football Club will be held at Frankston House on Friday next at 3 o’clock.
TWO teams from the Flinders Naval Base have consented to the suggestion made by “The Standard” to play an exhibition soccer match at Frankston.
This will take place on Saturday, June 27, when Frankston and the Naval Base also play a match under Australian rules.
THE Alfred Hospital Auxiliary meets at the Mechanics’ Institute tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, at three o’clock.
CR. C. A. Jones, of Hastings, who is a patient in “Marinook” private hospital at East Melbourne, is, happily, now doing well.
At one period his condition was considered critical, but he has made a good recovery.
AT next Saturday’s entertainment, the Frankston Pictures Co. Ltd. will present the late Wallace Reid in William de Mille’s latest production, entitled “Nice People,” in which Bebe Daniels, Conrad Nagel and Julia Faye are cast.
Mila May, one of the latest stars to rise in the movie firmament, will be featured in “The Greatest Truth.” Another Torchy comedy, with the Paramount magazine, will also be included in the programme.
MR. Ben Baxter, of Bond & Baxter, estate agents, etc., has been granted an auctioneer’s license.
IT is understood that Messrs. Taylor & Ritchie, of Mornington, will open a Ford motor garage at Frankston at an early date.
THE engagement is announced of Dr. Gilbert G. B. Baillieu, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Baillieu, St. Croix, Malvern, to Chica, younger daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edgeworth Somers, of Mornington.
THE peculiar looking radish, the photo of which appeared in last Saturday’s “Sun,” was grown by Mr. A. G. Tasker at his property on Hastings Road, Frankston.
It measured over six feet in length and resembled a hen very greatly in its peculiar growth.
WHERE does “The Standard” circulate? Merely on the Peninsula and Phillip Island? By no means. One copy at least goes regularly to India, another is sent to Hong Kong, and from there addressed to different places in China and Japan from time to time.
Two copies go to Africa, one to Natal and the other to the Orange Free State, whilst several copies go to England and Scotland.
Another goes to Fiji in the Pacific, another to New Zealand, and for a time, at least, one copy found its way to Nicaragua in South America.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 13 & 15 June 1923