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Frankston Gas Works responds to criticism Compiled by Cameron McCullough To the Editor Sir, Your article on the above matter in your issue of 6th inst. might have been ignored as beneath notice if it had not contained statements some of which were untrue and others very unfair comment. You infer that the stoppage of the work on the Friday night referred to might have been obviated if we had taken the trouble to order coal in time. Every effort was made to obtain the coal, but it was refused by the Coal Board. A further request was made on the preceding Wednesday, and again refused, and the writer left for Frankston that afternoon to arrange for due notice of the impending stoppage of the works. On his arrival there a phone message came through, advising that the Coal Board had reconsidered the company’s request, and intended issuing an order for a truck of coal. This order was not available until Thursday, and by the time the coal could be carted from yards and loaded it was Friday before the truck could be despatched. The Railway Department gave special attention, and hurried the truck through, but it was midday on the Saturday before it reached Frankston. Our staff did all possible to meet the situation, and gas was available in the afternoon for cooking and lighting, but there was not a sufficient quantity to enable the gas engines of the electric plant to be started, hence the position at the Mechanics’ Hall, to which you DECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.75mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

FIBRE CEMENT SHEET UNDERLAY 1800x900 ............................................ $18.95ea

4.5MM

1800x900 ............................................ $13.50ea 1800x1200 .......................................... $18.00ea 2400x450 .............................................. $9.00ea 2400x600 .............................................$12.00ea 2400x900 ............................................ $18.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $24.00ea 3000x900 ............................................ $22.50ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $30.00ea

6.0MM

1800x1200 .......................................... $25.75ea 2400x900 ............................................ $25.75ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $34.25ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $42.75ea

BLUEBOARD

2400x900 ............................................ $31.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $41.25ea 2700x900 ............................................ $34.50ea 2700x1200 .......................................... $46.00ea 3000x900 ............................................ $38.00ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $50.75ea

BGC DURAFLOOR

2250x600x19 T&G.................................$85.00ea

CEMENT PRODUCTS

Concrete Mix 20kg .................................$7.75ea Rapid Set 20kg ...................................... $8.25ea Cement 20kg ......................................... $8.50ea

SHADOWCLAD GROOVED

Shadowclad 2.4x1.2x12mm .............. $130.50ea Shadowclad 2.7x1.2x12mm .............. $146.75ea Large quantities ......................................... P.O.A.

KDHW F17

90x35 ................................................... $6.85mt 90x45 ................................................... $9.00mt 140x45 ................................................$12.95mt 190x45 ............................................... $18.75mt 240x45 ............................................... $26.95mt 290x45 ............................................... $33.95mt

ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST PAYMENT BY CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY E. & O.E.

circumstances, especially when it is remembered that during the past twelve months there have been, about six months of shipping strikes, with all their disturbing influences – as only those engaged in running plants or manufacturing can adequately appreciate. All credit is due to our staff for the way they have worked under most trying conditions. Yours faithfully, JOHN DITCHBURN. Managing Director. Melbourne, February 18, 1920. *** LAST Saturday the town was gay with bunting in honor of the return of Corporal Bray, of Petrie Street, after several years’ active service abroad. *** A NUMBER of interesting items dealt with by the Frankston Progress Association at its meeting held on Tuesday last will be given space in next week’s “Standard.” *** FRANKSTON is entering on its third week minus a light supply. In the meanwhile the Gas Company’s representative spills good ink in a futile endeavor to justify his position. Can he name another town in Victoria that was deprived of its lighting facilities during the strike just ended? Frankston’s hope lies Melbourneward. *** WEDNESDAY nights in Frankston are now vested with special interest, and large crowds gather weekly to witness pictures screened under the able management of the lessee, Mr W.

refer. Perhaps recent happenings and metropolitian newspaper reports will show you and others that the coal position was very acute three weeks ago, and is still worse to-day. It should be borne in mind that a coal which will do for steaming and household purposes may be quite unsuitable for gas-making. With the exception of a period of about two hours during the recent seamen’s strike, there has been no stoppage of a gas output during the whole period of the company’s ownership of the works. In regard to your complaint of not being properly advised of the stoppage, one of our staff called at your place amongst others, but he found no one on the premises. One of your staff, however, was advised of the position on the Thursday. You have, therefore, no reason to complain of exceptional treatment. Reference is made to purifying the gas. For your information, this matter has been under consideration for some time past, but the difficulty has been to make the connections without a stoppage of the gas supply. The present stoppage affords the opportunity of adding another purifier if we can secure a sufficient supply of cement, which like many other things, is a very scarce commodity at present. Every effort will be made to install the purifier during the enforced stoppage. In conclusion, let me add that running a gas and electric light works is no easy proposition under existing

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CYPRESS

125x75 ............................................... $12.25mt 100x100 ............................................. $12.50mt 125x125 ............................................. $20.50mt 150x150 ............................................. $38.00mt 70x19 Blanks......................................... $2.50mt

TREATED PINE POLES 75-100x1.8mt ...................................... $6.75ea 75-100x2.4mt .................................... $10.50ea 75-100x3.0mt ..................................... $12.75ea 75-100x3.6mt ..................................... $16.50ea 100-125x1.8mt ..................................... $9.95ea 100-125x2.4mt ................................... $14.50ea 100-125x3.0mt ................................... $20.50ea 100-125x3.6mt ................................... $24.75ea 100-125x2.4mt Splits .......................... $11.75ea

OBHW F8 50x25 ................................................... $1.25mt 75x38 ................................................... $2.95mt 125x38 ................................................. $4.95mt

MDF CRAFTWOOD 2400x1200x3mm ................................ $11.00ea 2400x1200x6mm ................................ $18.00ea 2400x1200x9mm ................................ $24.00ea 2400x1200x12mm .............................. $27.00ea 2400x1200x16mm .............................. $33.00ea 2400x1200x18mm .............................. $36.00ea

PARTICLEBOARD

18mm 2400x450 ............................................ $13.50ea 2400x600 ............................................ $18.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $36.00ea

POLYESTER BATTS

R2.0 12pc $30.00 per bag R3.5 6pc $27.00 per bag

L. Hooper. The increasing attendances is sufficient proof of the excellence of the entertainment offered. Next Wednesday night the two big star features are “Fighting for Gold,” with Tom Mix in the chief role, and “The Suppressed Order” said to be a really capital drama. *** MRS Dalman, secretary, desires to acknowledge a donation of £1 1s from Dr. Maxwell, to the funds of the Frankston Tennis Club. *** MISS Nellie Thomson, milliner and draper, of Young Street, who is about to visit Queensland, where her relatives reside, desires it to be known that her business establishment will be closed from the 2nd till 27th March. *** THE Gloria Light comes to Frankston with an Australasian record, and harassed householders will welcome it as a reliable and economical illuminant. Messrs G E Rogers and Son are the local agents, and the light is to be seen at their establishment in Playne Street. *** MR A. T. Walters announces in another column that he has purchased the baking and catering business of Messrs Burton and Law, Frankston. Mr Walters comes from the flourishing town of Leongatha, where he resided for seven years. *** LADIES of Frankston and district will welcome, the announcement that Mr R. A. Innes, practical mechanic, is available to repair sewing machines, etc.

SOUTHERN BEECH 130X19 T&G E/M

FEATURE GRADE FLOORING

$6.50 mt

(approx. 300mt pack lots) MELAMINE - EDGED 16MM

TREATED PINE SLEEPERS

2400x300 ............................................ $12.00ea 2400x450 ............................................ $18.00ea 2400x600 ............................................ $24.00ea 1800x450 ............................................ $13.50ea 1800x600 ............................................ $17.00ea 3600x450 ............................................ $27.00ea 3600x600 ............................................ $36.00ea Not Edged 2400x1200 .......................................... $40.00ea 2400x1200x3mm ................................ $18.00ea

PINE LINING 140x12 VJ/Regency .............................. $2.25mt 140x19 VJ/Floor.................................... $3.50mt

PINE DAR STD GRADE 42x19 ................................................... $1.25mt 70x19 ................................................... $1.75mt 90x19 ................................................... $2.25mt 120x19 ................................................. $2.65mt 140x19 ................................................. $3.00mt 190x19 ................................................. $4.50mt 240x19 ................................................. $6.75mt 290x19 ................................................. $8.50mt 140x12 ................................................. $2.15mt

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200x50

2.4 mt ................................................. $15.25ea 2.4 mt (Packs 50) ................................ $13.50ea 2.7 mt ................................................. $17.00ea 2.7 mt (Packs 50) ................................ $15.25ea 3.0 mt ................................................. $19.00ea 3.0 mt (Packs 50) ................................ $17.00ea 200x75 1.8 mt ................................................. $17.25ea 1.8 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $15.25ea 2.4 mt ................................................. $23.00ea 2.4 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $20.25ea 2.7 mt ................................................. $25.75ea 2.7 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $22.75ea 3.0 mt ................................................. $28.50ea 3.0 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $25.25ea 3.6 mt ................................................. $34.25ea 3.6 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $30.50ea 200x100 2.4 mt ................................................. $30.50ea 2.4 mt (Packs 25) ................................ $27.00ea 3.0 mt ................................................. $38.00ea 3.0 mt (Packs 25) ................................ $33.75ea

Full particulars appear in advertisement. *** ON the occasion of last week’s visit the Governor-General’s Party was met at the Frankston railway station by cars from the Peninsula Motor Garage. Despite the extremely sandy nature of the unmade roads the two powerful Buicks accomplished their task in fine style under the skillful management of the Company’s expert chauffeurs greatly to the astonishment and delight of His Excellency. *** THE building at Somerville known as the old school, has just been removed. The dismantling of this old landmark, erected in the early sixties revived memories of happy school-boy days in the minds of more than one of our old residents. *** THE members of the Frankston Branch of the R.S.S.I.L.A. intend entertaining the members of the Mornington Racing Club at the Mechanics’ Hall to-morrow evening, when Mr Herbert Downward will submit a financial statement to the Memorial Committee in connection with the recent benefit race meeting. A cheque for £200 on account has already been received by Mr A. G. Wilcox, president of the local branch and when the final settlement is made it is expected that the amount raised for the Frankston fund will exceed £300. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 27 February 1920

FLOORING SHEETS

FENCE EXTENSIONS

Yellow Tongue 3600x800mm ............... $42.50ea Plyfloor 2.4x1.2x15mm ........................ $66.50ea

2400x500 ............................................ $26.00ea

KDHW DAR SEL GRADE

2400x500 Woven ................................. $36.00ea

42x19 ................................................... $3.95mt 65x19 ................................................... $5.75mt 90x19 ................................................... $8.25mt 110x19 ................................................. $9.95mt 135x19 ............................................... $13.50mt 185x19 ............................................... $23.75mt

2400x500 Slat Type ............................. $30.00ea

TREATED PINE R/S 100x12 Paling....................................... $0.75mt 150x12 Paling....................................... $1.10mt 150x25 ................................................. $2.50mt 75x50 ................................................... $2.50mt

PRIMED MDF MOULDINGS

T/PINE F7/MGP10 – LASER CUT

S/Bevel 42x15 ...................................... $1.10mt S/Bevel 67x15 ...................................... $1.45mt S/Bevel 67x18 ...................................... $1.50mt L/ Tongue 67x18 ................................... $1.50mt L/ Tongue 92x18 ................................... $2.20mt L/ Tongue 140x18 ................................. $3.25mt B/nose 67x18 ....................................... $1.50mt B/nose 92x18 ....................................... $2.20mt

70x35 ................................................... $2.85mt

CYPRESS WINDSOR PICKETS 70x19 900mm ....................................... $2.40ea 70x19 1200mm ..................................... $3.05ea 70x19 1500mm ..................................... $3.80ea 70x19 1800mm ..................................... $4.40ea

PRIMED LOSP T/PINE 18x18 Quad/Fillet/DAR .......................... $1.65mt 42x18 DAR ............................................ $2.95mt 66x18 DAR ............................................ $3.95mt 90x18 DAR ............................................ $5.50mt 138x18 DAR .......................................... $8.00mt 185x18 DAR ........................................ $11.50mt 30x30 Int Stop ....................................... $3.35mt 57x30 Ext Stop ...................................... $5.75mt 42x42 DAR ............................................ $5.75mt 90x42 DAR F7 ..................................... $11.25mt 138x42 DAR F7 ................................... $16.75mt 185x42 DAR F7 ................................... $22.25mt 230x42 DAR F7 ................................... $34.00mt 280x42 DAR F7 ................................... $40.95mt

T/PINE SLEEPER SPECIAL

200 X 75 X 2.4mt

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70x45 ................................................... $3.75mt 90x35 ................................................... $3.80mt 90x45 ................................................... $5.00mt 140x35 ................................................. $5.85mt 140x45 ................................................. $7.50mt 190x45 ................................................. $9.95mt 240x45 ............................................... $14.75mt 290x45 ............................................... $18.50mt

T/PINE FASCIA PRIMED 190x30 D&G... .................................... $11.00mt 230x30 D&G... .................................... $19.50mt

PINE MGP10 70x35 Long .......................................... $2.55mt 70x45 Long ...........................................$3.30mt 90x35 Studs ......................................... $2.40mt 90x35 Long .......................................... $2.60mt 90x45 Studs ......................................... $3.15mt 90x45 Long ...........................................$3.60mt

PINE MERCH 90x35 ................................................... $1.65mt 90x45 ................................................... $2.40mt

PINE F7/MGP10 – LASER CUT 140x45 ................................................. $5.95mt 190x45 ................................................. $7.95mt 240x45 ............................................... $11.50mt

GALV SLEEPER CHANNEL

‘H’ SECTION $44.00MT ‘C’ SECTION $26.75MT

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