Frankston to get its own grammar school


BY advertisement in another column, it will be seen that a Grammar School is to be established in Frankston.

The Principal is Mr J. Austin, who will be assisted by Mrs Dial as preparatory mistress. 

The Headmaster will be at the school on Monday, 9th June. 

An examination for entrance for scholarships will be held in the schoolroom on 31st May, at 9.30 a.m., and results will appear in the “Standard” on the 7th June. 

The scholarships are open to boys and girls irrespective of age of locality.


REPORTS of farewell functions to Major Conder have been held over till next issue.


METHODIST Church – Rev. Horace Michell of Cheltenham who is exchanging pulpits, with the Rev. E. Tonkin on Sunday next will conduct both services at Frankston. 

He will also preach at Langwarrin in the afternoon.


MR George Young, Nurseryman of Somerville is issuing his catalogue of fruit trees for the season. 

It is is usual an up-to-date production and arranged and printed in attractive style and should well serve as an effective medium to advertise the districts resources.


THE next ordinary meeting of the local Shire Council will be held on Thursday, the 29th inst., which will be a week earlier than usual.


The teacher was giving a nature study lesson on a hen’s egg. 

Having elicited the fact that an egg is oval, he naturally inquired the reason for its shape. 

Much to his amusement a small child answered “Please, Sir, so that it will fit in an egg cup.”


THE following letter has been received by the Editor:

Through the columns of the “Standard” we wish to thank the parties who render valuable assistance to our pal who was stricken with influenza while on a holiday to Somerville during the Easter vacation. 

Unlimited praise is due to Mrs Meldrum and family, well known residents who did everything possible to relieve him of his sufferings and Dr Griffith for his prompt and kind attention.

Also Mr Jack Webb for leaving his jinker and pony at our disposal.

Yours etc., F.R. Webb & F.H. Swain, Richmond.


A GRATEFUL Ratepaper writes:

Great credit is due to the Frankston and Hastings Shire for the water trough erected on Cranbourne Road.

When it is stated that recently the writer travelled 20 miles on one Main road without finding a trough to water his steed and eight miles in another direction, it can be readily seen what a boon to travellers is this work. 

It is so well constructed that the authorities evidently mean it to last for several generations.


IT is safe to assume that if the Frankston Brass Band is established it will receive solid support from local citizens, for undoubtedly a good band is of great benefit to any town. 

We are informed that one of the best Frankston barrackers and well wishers can put his hand on a score of pounds in donations if the Frankston Band comes here to stay.


MRS J. H. Fielder who has successfully established a dancing class for children in Frankston, has consented to conduct an evening class for adults to commence on Tuesday 17th June, in the Mechanics.


AT the special meeting of the Frankston Sub Branch R.S. & S.I.L.A. held on Monday’ night 19th. inst, the following office bearers were elected.—President, Mr A. Wilcox; Vice-Presidents — Messrs C. Bunney and W. Hanton; Treasurer — Mr A. Hill; Auditors — Messrs Carter and J. Smith; Committee — Messrs Hill, Stephens, McComb, Darcy, Walker and Johns; Secretary — O. Young.


MRS Greene, of Frankston, has been notified that her second son Private E. R. Greene is returning from the front and is due to arrive in Melbourne on 30th May.


PRIVATE Gus Goodwin who, is suffering from shell shock met with a painful accident on Saturday last. While boarding an electric tram he slipped and fractured his right hand and was kept in the Base Hospital for treatment. 

His brother, Gunner Bert. Goodwin is expected to arrive Friday, by the Cluny Castle.


HEARD in the Train.

That sickness is still very prevalent in Frankston.

That quite a large proportion of citizen are temporarily out of action.

That the task of carrying on the Anzac appeal festivities is being bravely shouldered by the undaunted band of “survivors”.

That the carnival and fair opened yesterday, and promises to be a huge success.

That the attraction to-night (Saturday) will be the palaise-de-danse. Great fun is promised.

That the continuation of the festivities next week will witness the presence in Frankston of 250 sailors of the home-coming fleet. 

They arrive on Wednesday and will be the guests of the Wattle Club.

That the naval and military ball which takes place the same night should be a brilliant success.



Last year the English Navy cost £209,877,217.

There are over 1,000,000 houses in London, and over 100,000 people own more than one.

A gun is being made in the United States, which will be capable of hurling a projectile 105 miles.

Building societies in England furnish an average of £9,000,000 a year to provide workers with their own homes.

According to the latest statistics, there are 4,500 cinemas in the British Isles, with an annual attendance of 1,075,000 000.

Mr. J. W. Dawson, a veteran postman, of Rotherham, during his 35 years’ service has covered in the course of his deliveries a. distance of 210,000 miles.

A North of England vicar holds a special service at 9.15am. on Sundays for allotment workers. Worshippers are specially invited to attend in their working clothes.

London gets. 4,000,000 boxes of matches weekly.

There are in Great Britain 16,850 blind males and 16,650 blind females.

Tickets on the Underground Railway consume two tons of wood pulp daily.

Over 3,000,000 ft. of lumber is cut by Canadian forestry companies in France every day.

One-third of the world’s 713,000 miles of railways are owned or controlled by the Government of the countries in which they operate.

During salvage operations in the ruins of a house demolished in a recent London air raid a workman has found a box containing 700 sovereigns.

Private Ivey Cleveland, of the U.S. army, who takes size 15 in boots, has been granted an honourable discharge. Otherwise a special boot maker would have had to accompany him to France.

In parts of Australia, where the average rainfall is not more than ten inches, a square mile of land will support only eight or nine sheep. In Buenos Ayres the same area, with thirty-four inches of rain, supports 2,550 sheep.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 24 May 1919

First published in the Frankston Times – 20 May 2019

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