MR A. J Alden, who for some time was a representative of the East riding in the shire of Frankston and Hastings, announces in this issue that he will again contest the seat rendered vacant by the retirement of Cr Watt, at the forthcoming elections in August.
Mr Alden will have as an opponent Mr H. E Unthank, and there are rumours of other aspirants to municipal honors in the riding.
A FAREWELL social to Constable and Mrs E. C. Ryan will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Monday, July 29th.
During their stay in Frankston, Mr and Mrs Ryan made many friends, and their departure will be deeply regretted.
Always most courteous and obliging, Constable Ryan proved himself to be not only an efficient officer, but a citizen who took a deep interest in affairs affecting the welfare of the town, and while regretting his departure, all will feel glad that the move means promotion.
WE regret to announce the death of Mrs E. W. Hoyes at Nurse Noralla’s home, Glen Huntly Road, Elwood, on the 13th inst.
The deceased was the wife of Sergeant L. W. Hoyes, A.I.F., abroad, and sister of Mrs F. A. Hunt, of the Bay View Hotel, Frankston.
She resided for some time in Frankston, where she was very popular. Unfortunately she was a great sufferer from consumption.
She passed peacefully away, and was buried at the Brighton cemetery on the 15th inst.
THE idea of planting an Honor Avenue in Frankston to commemorate the names of all those who enlisted from Frankston and district to take part in the greatest struggle that has ever taken place in the world originated some months ago, and since then the committee appointed to carry it into effect have been working hard to gain their object.
Saturday last, 18th July, was the day selected for the official opening, and notwithstanding that the weather for over a week previous had been extremely wet and unsuitable for outdoor work, the work of clearing the ground of trees and undergrowth, grading and preparing the ground for the trees was successfully carried out under the supervision of Mr John E. Jones, the shire secretary, by a gang of men who deserve every credit for the manner in which they stuck to the job under such adverse circumstances.
ON Friday next, July 26th, the annual plain and fancy dress ball, in aid of the funds of the Wattle Club will be held.
In the past these functions have proved to be a huge success anid it is thought that this year alI previous records will be eclipsed.
Two prizes are being given for ladies and two for gentlemen, for the best fancy dress, and most original costume. Music will be provided by a string band.
Double tickets are 4s and single 2s.
THERE was again a splendid attendance at the Wattle Club euchre party and dance, held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Thursday evening.
Altogether 20 tables were engaged for the euchre tournament and out of the twelve games played, eight gentlemen secured nine games each. In the play off the prize was secured by Mr G Darcy. The ladies prize fell to Mrs Thompson, who played off with Mrs Burton,
After supper the usual dance was held and was greatly enjoyed.
MESSRS Korner and Garlick held a most successful sale at Cranbourne on Monday last, of cattle, horses, pigs poultry, etc, in aid of the Comforts Fund, and realised nearly £200, the whole of the proceeds going towards this patriotic object, the auctioneers generously defraying the expenses connected with the sale.
THE usual monthly meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday, July 22nd, at 8 p.m., when the following business will be dealt with:
Cool Stores, Agenda Paper Conference Delegates, Fruit Act.
IN aid of the Langwarrin Church of England building fund a social will be held in the recreation hall on Wednesday next, July 24th.
A good programme will be submitted, and supper will be provided. The price of admission is 1s.
A GRAND concert, in aid of the Frankston Mechanics chair fund, will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Wednesday, July 31st.
The program will be a varied one, and will include vocal, and instrumental items, and pictures.
A MEETING of members of the Victorian Protestant Federation from Mordialloc, Somerville, Mornington and Frankston, was held in the Frankston on Mechanics’ Hall on Friday afternoon, 12th inst.
The meeting was called for the purpose of forming a district Council composed of delegates from the different branches on the Peninsula.
Rev J. C. Farquhar (chief president of the Federation) occupied the chair.
AN appeal for funds for the French Red Cross Society is being made throughout Victoria during the remainder of this month.
The Fund is being organised by the French Red Cross Society in Melbourne, an official, and fully authorised branch of the parent body.
The nature of the appeal is to be a simple reliance on the members of the public. No carnivals, the raffles, or any of her indirect periods of cajolery will be organised by the public and the outstanding aid of the cause.
Since the inaugaration of the appeal a large number of particulars setting out the appeal in the attractive manner, have been contributed broadcast throughout Victoria, and already substantial funds have been obtained.
In this district, patriotic bodies, public institutions, trade organisations and individuals have been approached, and a splendid response is being made.
ON account of Mr Jolly being indisposed for a week, with influenza, he has been unable to collect money or unsold tickets for the concert held on 6th July.
Tickets unreturned to date represent £24 5s, and Mr. J D. Jennings has kindly consented to receive unsold tickets, or the money for those that are sold.
Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic on League SOMERVILLE BRANCH. No 71 QUARTERLY REPORT.
Since our last quarterly meeting held in the Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday, April 10th 1918, we have sent to Headquarters the following articles:
170 prs sox. 10 cotton shirts, 1 flannel shirt, 9 scarves, 2 caps, also handkerchiefs, washers, bootlaces. cigarettes, safety pins and notes of cheer.
Letters of grateful thanks and appreciation have come to hand during the qr. to Medames Overton, Thornell, Griffeth and Misses Overton, Firth, Meldrum, Fulton and Bennett for sox received by soldiers on Active Service, through our Branch.
From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 20 July 1918