FRANKSTON is to have its High School after waiting patiently for a number of years. Sir Alexander Peacock, in granting the request, stressed the point that the school was not for Frankston alone.
Specifications for the new building would be prepared at once. He hoped to have the pleasure of laying the foundation stone.
Yesterday, according to promise, Sir Alexander Peacock, Minister for Education, visited Frankston, for the purpose of inspecting the site for a High School.
Bravery to be Recognised
A proposal to make the heroes of the recent gallant rescues Life Members of the Frankston Life Saving Club; and another to have an entertainment in order to accumulate funds, were two sound resolutions agreed to at meeting convened by Cr. Mason on Monday night.
The meeting convened by Cr. W. Mason to initiate a movement to recognise the bravery of the three lads – Bryan Lane, Colin Robinson, and Ray Coxall – the first two, in rescuing a young girl who had got into difficulties, and the latter for jumping off the pier to aid an apparently drowning man, certainly made up in enthusiasm what it lacked in numbers.
There was only a moderate attendance, owing to two other functions being held at the same time.
Cr. Mason, being voted to the chair explained the objects of the meeting.
After some discussion as to what would be best to be done, Cr. Gray moved that this public meeting forward a recommendation to the Royal Humane Society that the action of the lads, Bryan Lane, Colin Robinson, and Ray Coxall, should receive due recognition of their brave action. Seconded by Cr. W. Mason, and carried.
Messrs. W. C. Young and R. Royle moved “That a subscription list be opened, and the public be invited to contribute, a small committee to then decide what form the presentation should take.”
Some discussion having taken place on the question of making the boys honorary life members of the Life Saving Association, Mr. W. Russell moved, and Mr. W. C. Young seconded “That it be explained to the public through the press that the desire of the meeting was to present each lad with a gold medal, and also – if possible – to make them honorary life members of the Life Saving Association.
This was also carried unanimously.
Mr. Lovett moved “That the lists be kept open for three weeks from date.” Seconded by Mrs. L. Evans and carried.
Messrs. Young and Lovett then moved “That all present form themselves into a committee, that Cr. W. Mason be chairman and treasurer, and Cr. C. Gray be secretary of the fund.” – Carried.
Cr. W. Armstrong sent an apology for his absence, and notified he would help financially any movement which was initiated.
Mr. W. Lind, who was present, started the fund with donation, of £1/1/-.
A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.
During the evening, Mrs. Morgan, the mother of the young girl rescued, said if an entertainment were run she would be pleased to provide a number of artists for same.
Those present thought the idea an excellent one, and suggested having an entertainment on a date to be fixed, in aid of the Life Saving Association, when the proposed presentations can be made.
Re Opening Up of Yuille Street
Some time ago it was suggested at the Shire Council meeting by Councillor Gray that steps should be taken to ascertain what land would be required to make a connection between Kars Street and Humphries Road, so that in the event of a land slide occurring on the Point Nepean Road there would always be a road open to traffic, pending repairs, &c.
Since then much thought has been given to this question by residents of Mount Eliza, who, whilst agreeing that the idea is good think that if the Council could see their way clear to take up the question of clearing and forming Yuille Street, and connecting it with Humphries. Road, much more good would accrue, as a far larger number of landholders would be served than would be by the present suggestion.
We understand that a number of these ratepayers are proposing to meet together, with a view of promulgating some scheme which they propose to place before the Council at an early date with the hope of some action being taken in this direction.
They point out that if their suggestion is adopted, the land adjacent will become so much enhanced in value, that the return in extra rates from same will make an excellent return to the Council for the outlay.
Meanwhile it is awaited with interest to see what action is proposed or what scheme is propounded in this direction.
THE passing of Mr. John Mills, removes an old Frankston identity, who was also widely known throughout the Peninsula.
His death took place at the Alfred Hospital on Monday last, following an operation for cancer. The funeral takes place today.
In his youthful days Jack Mills was a prominent footballer and cricketer, and Messrs. Hugh Cameron, Bert Shannon, and others have many tales to unfold relating to Jack’s prowess in the field of sport.
Even in later years Mr. Mills maintained a keen interest in all forms of manly sport, and rarely missed a football match.
During the last few months Mr. Mills was in the employ of Mrs. Hunt, of the Tanti Hotel, by whom he was held in high esteem.
Deceased leaves widow and two children to mourn their loss.
The son, Mr. Jack Mills, is a resident of Frankston.
Letter to the Editor
I was a newcomer in Hastings when the controversy re wandering stock was raging, and I was quite in accord with the by-law the Council passed on the question.
It was that each householder be allowed to run one milking cow on the roads during the day time, but that no dry cows or young stock be allowed to run at large at any time, and that all cattle be kept off the roads during the night time.
Last Sunday night at 9pm I had a very difficult job in steering my car through the cattle and horses running on the main road through the township.
I counted 17 head of cattle, and 5 horses between the railway crossing and the bridge.
With the number of cars on the road now the danger of an accident is very great. The by-law should either be strictly enforced or the ratepayers relieved of paying a herdsman for work he does not attempt to do.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 23 & 25 Jan 1924