Brisk motor car business over Easter

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The Peninsula Motor Garage Pty. Ltd. has added a Siddeley Densey motor car to its already fine flock of motor cars at the Mornington branch of the company. 

At the Frankston branch of the company during Easter week quite a number of visitors were daily noticed viewing the company’s superior 35 h.p. Itala. 

The general opinion was that no Victorian garage has a superior car plying for hire.

Business was exceptionally brisk at the local garage, during Easter week.

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THE members of the Vestry of St Paul’s Church of England, Frankston had smiling faces after the Easter offering had been totalled. 

To use the secretary’s own words the response was excellent.

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FAREWELL to Major Conder.

The public meeting held at Frankston on Thursday evening decided to entertain Major Conder at a banquet on the 8th May. 

Cr Oates was made Chairman of committee, and Cr. Mason secretary. 

It was also decided to arrange a social on a date to be fixed, and in another column the chairman invites the public to attend at the Mechanics’ Hall next Monday evening to arrange further details.

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MORNINGTON Peninsula Football Association. Delegates from Frankston, Mornington, Somerville, Hastings and Dromana Clubs met at Somerville on Wednesday evening.

The association was reformed and officers appointed for the year (A full report will appear in our next issue). 

The draw for the first round of matches resulted as follows:

May 10 – Mornington v. Hastings;

May 17 – Frankston v. Dromana;

May 24th – Somerville, a bye. 

The games to be played on the ground of the first mentioned club.

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REV G. S. Lloyd, of Carnegie, will preach at Frankston on Sunday morning next, and at Somerville 3 and 7 p.m. in connection with the Sunday School Anniversary.

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FOR Children’s Hacking Cough Woods’ Great Peppermint Cure. 1s 9d and 2s 9d.

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DRIVER Hay returned home on Saturday night, and there was great rejoicing at Frankston House.

Private E. Kinsman arrived home yesterday (Friday), and the town was beflagged in his honor.

To celebrate the home-coming of Lieutentant W. Pentland, of the 46th Battalion, who has just returned from three years’ active service in Egypt and France, a week-end party was arranged at “The Ark,’ Frankston. 

Motoring was enjoyed during the day and music in the evenings, when Mr Lou. Murton (at the piano) was assisted by Mr. D. Kilgour and Mr Smitham.

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WE regret to learn that Mrs C. Tait of “Inverkeithing” Frankston, has been very ill, we are hoping for a speedy recovery.

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MR S. Pearce, of “The Plaza” Frankston is able to be about again after several days illness which contained him to his room.

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PRIVATE Percy Darcy arrived by the Derbyshire on Tuesday after an absence of 3 years at the front. 

He is a brother of our townsman Mr G. Darcy who is also a returned man.

Two other brothers of the same family have yet to arrive from which it will be seen that the Darcys took more than a small share in the great struggle.

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THE close of hostilities has brought about the demobilisation of many local soldiers among whom we note Lieut. W. Fisher, so well and favorably known to Frankston. 

With the single exception of Capt. Sherlock no local officer was more highly respected.

For years he was a permanent member of the Frankston rifle club. His love for the profession of arms enabled him to fill the various positions from Private to Adjutant and in several occasions he was acting O.C at Langwarrin camp. 

He fought at Gallipoli and returned a commissioned officer badly wounded.

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TO raise funds for an Oakleigh family in distress, Miss Marion Montgomery and other horsewomen, assisted by members of the Melbourne Hunt Club have organised a gymkhana for Saturday, on the Oakleigh Cricket Ground. 

The programme includes a number of novelty competitions.

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WORD has been received by Mr and Mrs J.Peebles of Frankston that their son, Private Peebles, is on his way to Australia and is expected to arrive in Melbourne early next month.

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PRIVATE Weller, nephew of Mrs Shannon of Frankston, who recently returned from the front, arrived in Frankston on Tuesday evening last.

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MR A. J. Tomas, of Petrie St, a resident of Frankston for some 30 years, has disposed of his property and intends removing inland for health reasons. 

He has we are informed procured a place in Shepparton where he intends entering into business in the nursery line. 

He has had nine years experience with the State Forest and Nursery branch. 

“Bob” was always to the fore in brass band work both here and in Melbourne and was recognised as one of the best players on the Peninsula in his particular line and his friends will wish him every success in his new sphere and hope that the change of climate will have the desired effect in improving the health of his family.

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THE expenditure contemplated for the Country Roads Board on its constitution under the act of 1912 was undoubtly affected by the financial stringency during the war and the drought period. 

None the less, members of the State Parliament, while insistently demanding economy from the Administration, in consequence of the public outcry against extravagance, showed little disposition to curtail the work of the board, having in view the great value of that work as a developmental factor. 

Every year since its formation the board has been enabled accordingly to carry out considerable sections of the roads on its original plans. 

During this year the contracts let since 1st. July last for permanent works carried out with loan money have involved the expenditure of £218,900, allocated among 89 municipalities. 

The contracts for maintenance work total £57,000. 

The board is also pushing on with work under the Developmental Roads Act, passed in March, 1918, and the contracts let since 1st. July, 1918, for the construction of developmental roads have reached £91,000. 

Up to the present 22 shires are involved in these contracts, and a large proportion of this number belong to the Gippsland and Otway Forest districts. 

During the year the board has investigated numerous applications for roads to be constructed under the Developmental Roads Act, and has inspected 140 different roads in 45 municipalities.

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FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 26 April 1919

First published in the Frankston Times – 23 April 2019

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