Freak accident at Crib Point Base

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A SEVERE and painful accident occurred at Crib Point Naval Base last week, by which Mr R. Brown, of Bittern, sustained severe injuries. He was attending to some machinery, when, by some means, his clothes became entangled, and they were practically stripped off him before assistance arrived.

The services of Mr Prince, of the First Aid, were obtained, and he advised medical treatment. On the arrival of Dr Atkinson, the sufferer was found to have several ribs broken, and the body severely bruised.

He was ordered to the Melbourne hospital, where he is now progressing as well as can be expected.

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LIEUTENANT Claude Grice, son of Mr James Grice, “Moondah”, Frank- ston who was wounded in France recently, is, we are pleased to state, improving, and has been removed front France to a London hospital.

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A FOOTBALL match between Frankston and Hastings juniors was played at Frankston on Saturday. last.

Frankston again proved too good for the visitors, who were defeated by 24 points, the final scores being Frankston 6.11. Hastings 3.5.

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AT the Frankston Court of Petty Sessions, held on Monday last, before Messrs Oates (chairman) Williams and Grant, J’s.P., a youth named George Vivian, 18 years was charged with stealing a cash drawer from the goods shed at the Frankston railway station, on the night of 18th June.

The accused pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three month’s imprisonment the bench recommending that he be given into the charge of a reformatory.

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RECOGNISING the splendid work done by the Frankston Wattle Club in entertaining wounded soldiers, and the consequently heavy expenses incurred by the club, the Moonee Valley racing club recently decided to donate £50 to the club funds, and a cheque for that amount has now been received by the secretary, Mrs. A. G. Wilcox — Further donations of a similar nature would be welcomed.

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A HIGH tribute was paid by the Minister of Defence, on Tuesday, to the excellence of the curative work which is being carried out by the Victorian military authorities at the Langwarrin detention camp.

Senator Pearce visited the camp in the morning, accompanied by the Acting State Commandant (Brigadier-General Williams). He subsequently stated that it had afforded him great pleasure to discover how well the camp was being conducted.

Since he last visited the place vast improvements had been effected, and the demeanor and discipline of the patients was all that could be desired. He thought that the manner in which the camp is now being conducted was an object lesson in humane and sympathetic administration of a very difficult problem.

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A PUBLIC meeting under the auspices of the W.C.T.U. with the cooperation of the I.O.R was held in the Mechanics’ hall, Frankston, on Tuesday evening, June 25th Rev E. Tonkin presided.

The meeting opened with the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers”, followed by a prayer by the President. The chairman, after a few well chosen remarks, introduced Mrs Vaughan, of South Australia, who spoke of her war work in England among the soldiers.

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THE Frankston Y.P.S.C.E. will hold their annual sale of gifts today (Saturday) in the Methodist school room. It will be opened at 2pm by the Rev E. Tonkin, and will also be open in the evening, when a silver coin admission will be charged.

The proceeds are in aid of the support of the missionary teacher at New Guinea.

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ON Friday, 3rd July, Messrs T. R. B. Morton and Son, under instructions from the Equity Trustees Company will sell two farm properties at Hastings, the property of the late Mr Thomas Hogan.

Furniture, vehicles, etc., will also be offered. Full particulars appear in our advertising columns

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A CLEARING sale will be conducted by Messrs Alex Scott and Co at Balnarring on Saturday next, July 6th, when they will sell on account of Mr E. R. Ridgers, horses, implements, furniture, etc.

The sale will commence at one o’clock sharp, on the farm. Terms are cash, and every thing will be sold without reserve.

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AN old colonist in the person of Augusta Sophia Petrie, relict of the late James Petrie, died suddenly at Nurse Keogh’s private hospital on 11th June at the ripe old age at 88 years.

The deceased lady, who was the mother of Mr D. H. Petrie, of Frankston, came to Victoria over 80 years ago, and her grandfather came to New South Wales over 100 years ago, and held the position of Deputy Commissary General of New South Wales for over 20 years.

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IT is quite a long time since an entertainment has been held in the Tyabb hall in aid of other than patriotic funds, but on Friday evening last the Church of England Ladies Guild held a very successful concert in aid of the Church building fund.

A splendid programme was submitted mostly of local talent assisted by some first class artists from the Langwarrin Camp.

The hall was comfortably filled, and the chair was occupied by Rev. M Coates. The Old Scholars Club again staged a side-splitting farce which greatly amused the whole audience as also did Smith and Lamb, the Comedy Twins from Langwarrin.

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ACCORDING to Dr J. S. Duvel, of the United States Department of Agriculture, America has already made great sacrifices for feeding the men at the front, and has sent to Great Britain 200,000,000,000 bushels of wheat out of her savings.

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DEPOSITORS in the State Savings Bank are reminded by advertisement that the examiner (Mr G. B. Williams) will be in attendance at the bank on Tuesday, 2nd July, for the annual inspection of passbooks.

It is particularly desired that depositors should produce their passbooks at this time.

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BY advertisement in another column Messrs Brody and Mason announce that, having secured the services of Mr Esmond Russell, accountant, they are prepared to undertake the prepar- ing of income and land tax returns, balance and adjust trade books, etc.

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FOR SALE—A Violin. good old instrument, Stradivarius Model, Bow, Case and Music Stand—BRODY & MASON.

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WANTED TO BUY—Green 5ft Wood Messmate or Peppermint, stacked Station Yard. Moorooduc, 6s per ton—D. KELLY, Saw Mill Moorooduc.

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To the Ratepayers of the East Riding. LADIES and GENTLEMEN,—In response to requests of many ratepayers of above Riding. I have decided to become a CANDIDATE at forthcoming Election to be held in August next.—Yours, &c.,

H. E. UNTHANK.

Hastings. 25th June, 1918.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 29 June 1918

As published in the Frankston Times – 25 June 2018

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