THE Coolart Estate is looking well under the care of the new owner, Mr Robertson. A large area is under crop, such as oats, rapeseed, and barley, all of which have made rapid headway since the rain came.
Oats have been sown more extensively in this district this year, and, should the season be favorable, a good quantity of hay should be available for chaff at the end of the season.
The Western Park Estate has changed hands. Mr Hope Campbell, of Melbourne having purchased it from Mr J. Buick, of Mentone.
Mr Buick had reserved 200 acres of the farm and erected a very fine house right on the beach but he has now sold that to Melbourne buyer, who intends to start dairying.
We are glad to report that Mr. Robert Williams, a returned soldier, who underwent a serious operation in Caulfield Hospital is doing well, and we trust he will be back amongst us again very shortly.
Some very fine fish were caught off the shore of the Balnarring Beach by Mr Robertson, of “Coolart”, during the favorable weather.
The best schnapper weighed 10lbs., while a flat head, weighing 71bs dressed, was landed one afternoon. This fish put up a great fight, but got on the wrong hook to get away.
Things are moving on the Balnarring Beach; already three buildings have been erected while three more are in the course of construction. This is only a start – next season will see many changes.
The house of Mr A. C. R Stone has been under going alterations, which are nearly finished. The new improvements have made a wonderful difference. The interior of Mr Ron W. Stone’s store has also been improved. A new counter and shelving having been constructed to make room for the ever increasing business.
This storekeeper has now opened a crockery department and has a very fine display on view.
A PARTY of invalid soldiers visited Frankston on Sunday and were entertained at “Malunnah” the residence of Mr A. H. Gregory.
LAST Friday night the Frankston Football Club held a social and dance the success of which was somewhat marred by the failure of the electric light.
Mr. E. J. Parker kindly loaned his player piano for the evening and the music supplied by this wonderful instrument was greatly enjoyed.
The president of the club (H. J. McCulloch) presented life membership medals to the following supporters of the club in recognition of the valuable services rendered throughout many years: Mesdames C. Dalman, J. A. Cameron, A. Aitkin and W. Gregory, Miss D. Gregory and Mr R. E. Fairnie.
ON Monday next nominations close for the various offices connected with the Frankston Agricultural and Horticultural Association and should be lodged with the secretary. Mr W. M. Hanton.
ARRANGEMENTS in connection with the celebration of Empire Day (24th May) at Frankston, were discussed by the school committee on Wednesday night.
Dr. Maxwell (president), was in the chair, and other members present were Capt. Cookson, Messrs Thornton, H. McComb, Legge (correspondent), W. M. Hanton, Young, and the Head Teacher (Mr Jennings).
It was decided to invite speakers to address the children at 11am, and to hold a basket picnic in afternoon.
The hearty support of parents is relied on to make the day a memorable one.
Other matters in connection with the school were discussed, and it was unanimously resolved to join with the Progress Association in carrying out Arbor Day on a date to be fixed.
FOR Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods’ Great Peppermint Cure.
MRS Macmaster, with her daughters, left for Belgrave yesterday, where they will remain in retirement till the end of the month.
Mrs Macmaster hopes to have recovered her health sufficiently to take up the business of the Bay Estate Agency by 1st June.
As a mark of respect to the memory of the late Mr Milner Macmaster, who founded the Scottish Society in Frankston, the Mordialloc Pipers’ Band played a Lament in Bay Street, Frankston, on Saturday afternoon last.
Mr H. J. McCulloch (vice president) was present to represent the Frankston Society.
AT the conference convened by the shire council, to be held at Frankston tomorrow to further the High School movement, the Frankston School will be represented by Dr Maxwell (president) and Mr H. B. Legge (correspondent).
Mr L. J. Ward (sec. Peninsula schools association) and Mr A Bailey, who made a tour of the district last week, were easily successful in securing the necessary number of names of children who will attend the Frankston High School.
The list has been lodged with the Education Department.
CRS. Oates, Mason and Wells, with the secretary of the Progress Association, were received at the Railway Commissioners Offices on Monday last.
To their request that the road to the goods shed be made to connect with Beach Street, and that the drain on the east side of the station be filled in, Mr Miscamble promised to inspect the locality.
He did not hold out much hope of being able to provide a crane for Frankston.
THIS week Cr. Wells redeemed his promise to remove the old cannon from the road reserve at the top of Bay Street. It now occupies a position on the heights above the Pier Tea House.
A LANGWARRIN correspondent writes:
By the death of Mr John Cameron there passed away one who in his vigor was a first–class landscape gardener.
In his prime, a very diligent worker, his services were eagerly sought by prominent pastoralists, judges, politicians, and sportsmen, who resided at Toorak and St. Kilda.
In this district he laid out and planted the greater part of Rupertstan Orchard, and the fine drive and hedge which adorn the home farm were his work.
We offer the widow and family our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement.
COUNTRY Roads Board
Tenders are invited for the construction of 1991 Lin. feet of the Frankston–Dandenong Road at the Shire boundary.
Tenders addressed to the President, duly endorsed must be in my hands on or before 10am of Thursday, June 1st. 1922.
Plans, specifications, etc, may be seen at the Municipal Chambers, Frankston.
JOHN E. JONES, Shire Secretary.
PROPOSED Co-Operative Cool Store at Moorooduc.
A MEETING will be held in the Brick Hall, Moorooduc, on Wednesday, May 31st, at 8pm, to discuss the above proposition.
All those interested are urgently invited to attend.
James Wilson, C. M Griffeth – Convenors.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 19 May 1922