30 May 2017

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Three Frankston men killed in action in France

Compiled by Cameron McCullough WE note that Mr and Mrs Masterton, have donated another £100 to the Red Cross Funds. *** MR Percy Fuller, of the Peninsula Motor Garage Pty. Ltd., Mornington branch, was married at Glen Huntly last week. *** THE Somerville Red Cross Society intend holding a concert on Saturday next, 9th June, when a first class programme will be rendered by St. Stephens’ Choir and their talented singers. *** THE Australian Club invite all members to “Clarendon” House, Frankston, on Sunday, 10th June, on the occasion of entertaining 100 returned soldiers. *** MESSRS Eric McLeod, W. H. Rennick, and C. W. Johnson, all Frankston property owners, we regret to say, have been killed in action in France. *** A GENERAL meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday evening next, when the following business will be brought forward. Election of trustee, leasing of show ground, and general. *** ONE hundred and fifty returned sick and wounded soldiers will be entertained at luncheon at 2 o’clock this (Saturday) afternoon, in the Somerville Mechanics’ Hall, by the ladies of the local Red Cross Society. The Langwarrin Band will play selections during the afternoon. ***

WE hear that a big effort is being made locally, to induce one of Frankston’s leading, and most respected residents, to allow himself to be nominated to contest a seat in the Frankston and Hastings Shire Council. *** A VERY successful social on behalf of the Frankston Methodist Church Trust was given by the young folk of the church on Saturday evening last. Miss Purvis occupied the chair. The School Hall was well filled and a very enjoyable time was spent. The programme was contributed to by Misses Croskell, Barber, Carr, G. Twining and Goodie and Messrs Barber and Marchant. Miss F. Tonkin played the accompaniments. There were a number of amusing competitions which created considerable interest. Advantage was taken to “farewell” Lance Corporal F. Bray who is about to proceed to the front. Rev. E. Tonkin on behalf of the Sunday School Teachers presented him with a Khaki-bound bible; and on behalf of a number of friends, with a fountain pen and leather belt. At the conclusion, the young folks handed around refreshments. *** ON Tuesday evening Mr J. Holley nurseryman, residing at Mornington Junction, was crossing the railway line near the junction of Cranbourne and main Gippsland roads, when a goods train crashed into the vehicle he was driving. Holley was found to be seriously injured, and was conveyed to Miss Cambell’s private hospital at Dandenong. He is suffering from internal injuries

and several fractured ribs. His condition is reported to be critical. *** EMPIRE Day was celebrated at the Mount Eliza State School on the 24th inst. The children, after saluting the flag went through a number of exercises most creditably, under the leadership of Miss Poultnap, the head teacher. The Rev A. P. M’Farlone and Mr Wall suitably addressed the children, after which a programme of sports was gone through, prizes for which were subscribed for on the ground to the amount of over £2, Mr A. Davey generously donating 10s 6d towards that object, and also acting as judge for the different events, Messrs Dixon and Walker doing the handicapping. A successful social was held in the schoolroom in the evening, carried out by the school committee, at which a sale of surplus donations was held, realising 17s 6d, making a total of £2 6s which was raised during the day for the benefit of the British Red Cross fund. *** AMERICA promises to be one of our best Allies in this great war. Her huge organised resources will help up considerably to victory. Mr J. D. Rockfellow. the Oil Magnate and head of the Standard Oil Coy., last week took out two further bonds in the Liberty War Loan, bring his subscription to date to the huge sum of £25,000,000. *** A SUBSCRIPTION list has been opened is several of the business places inFrankston for the purpose of making a suitable presentation to Mr C. P. Wat-

son, who has been manager of the local branch of the State Savings Bank for the past five years. Mr Watson took his departure for Sale at the begining of the week, to which branch he has been promoted. *** THE “Wattle’’ Club advertise that the first of a series of euchre parties will commence on Thursday evening next. Prizes for the tournament are donated by Mrs Deane and Mrs Moloney. A dance will be held at the conclusion of the card playing, so that it will be advisable to commence the euchre at eight o’clock. Supper will be provided and a good evening’s enjoyment is assured. A dance, in aid of the “Anzac Buffet” will be held this (Saturday) evening. Every thing is being done to ensure a successful entertainment. Music, supper and floor will all be of the best. *** FORESHORE PRIVILEGES. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,–It is with disgust and no little amusement that I read the silly, childish letters written and Published in the “ Standard.” The letters are like spoilt children quarreling over a toy. Fault is found with Mr G. E. Thomas’ motor house. Well it is no eye sore and in no one’s way. It does not obstruct the roadway, and Mr Thomas pays the Council the fee charged for permission to erect it on the foreshore. Then comes a novel bathing box and boathouse, belonging to Mr Anderson. It again is no eye sore to any beach, and it is enough to make people never visit our picturesque Frankston, when they

look along the beach and see such a lot of dilapidated looking affairs arrayed in no straight line. Mr Utber complains of people feasting on the beach at their bathing boxes. Well, it is much over the odds if people cannot have morning tea, afternoon tea, or any other meal on the beach that they please. I always understood that the beach was a free pleasure ground for everyone. Then again, Mr Utber or Mr Atcheson do not pay for either a boathouse or a bathing box. I have seen Mr Utber crossing the Mornington road (a much used road by the public) in his bathing suit, without either kimono or dressing gown on. Well now, if any one was to do such a thing in the town or near it, they would be very soon stopped. What I think of all this quarreling about such a trifle as these picturesque boat and bathing houses on the beach is that these worthy gentlemen, not paying a boat or bathinghouse fee, think they will stir up our quiet little town to fight. They are not content with the peaceful shores of Australia. They want fight. Well, if such is the case, let them leave our peaceful Australia and its folk in peace and go and take their paces alongside our brave boys, and do their bit of fighting in France with the rifle in their hands (that is if they have the pluck). If not, obey the commandments, and love your neighbours yourself, and live at peace with all the world A SOLDIER’S WIFE. May 30th, 1917. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 2 June 1917

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