THE Armistice ceremony was very solemnly conducted at the Frankston school on Friday.
Nice wreaths were sent by Betty James, Thelma Bean, Norah Grose and Vida Johns. These emblems helped to create the right atmosphere.
The children assembled round the flag, and after the saluting ceremony short addresses were given by Mr. Watkins and Lieut-Colonel Lazarus.
The “Stand Fast” was sounded and on the stroke of eleven, with bowed heads, and directed thoughts, a wonderful silence was kept for two minutes, broken at last by the clear notes of the “Last Post.”
Then all quietly, and in subdued mood, marched to the classrooms and resumed work.
It was feared that as Willie Lewis is now working for Mr. F. W. Marriott, of Latrobe St., Melbourne, there would be no bugle to help this year, but, a telephone call message to his employer brought the ready reply: “Certainly! I shall arrange that he can attend.”
Had Mr. Marriott heard the veteran Colonel’s eulogy of Willie’s bugling he would have been gratified.
IN THE TOWN
On the actual day, Saturday, 11th November, it was arranged that Capt. Petrie, of the fire brigade, should give the fire bell eleven tolls, the last finishing on eleven o’clock.
This was done, and the signal was heard at a great distance, but strange to say, owing to the direction of the wind, was not heard in Bay Street.
Dr. R. Bickart, the Shire’s Health Inspector, reported as follows, at the last meeting of the Council on Friday of last week:
I have inspected “Balmoral House” in Melbourne Road, occupied by Miss Trenoweth, who has applied for registration of the place as a boarding house.
There is one room suitable for three boarders, six double rooms, four single rooms, and one single bungalow.
There are two bathrooms.
I therefore can recommend the registration of this place as a boarding house to accommodate twenty boarders.
In response to a communication from the Hastings school committee, I inspected the school.
They asked for a drain to carry off the excess surface water, but I cannot recommend this, as I fail to see how it will improve matters.
Another complaint is the dampness of the infants’ room, and I would respectfully draw your Council’s attention to this room, which requires attention immediately, as I am given to understand that the Education Department have been very dilatory in the matter.
I inspected a house occupied by a Mrs. McArdle and her children.
This house has a well full of water at the back, and this well extends under the house, making the place damp and very unhealthy.
I understand the place belongs to Mrs. Kelly Orsino, with whom I have been unable to get into communication.
I would urge that your Council take immediate steps to have the owner fill in this well without delay.
There have been no cases of infectious disease reported for the month.
MR Walter Golds, a brother to Mr Harry Golds, of Frankston, was drowned at Mornington on Friday last.
He saw active service, but had not enjoyed robust health since returning home.
ARRANGEMENTS are now complete at “Gracehill” for the Garden Fete in aid of the Alfred Hospital, which Lady Brudenell White has kindly consented to open at 2.30pm on Saturday (to-morrow).
Lady White will be accompanied by Sir Brudenell White, Senator Fairbairn and a big party from Melbourne.
Refreshments will be served on the shady lawns and in a large marquee to the strains of a first–class orchestra.
High tea commences at 5 o’clock.
Housewives will be glad to learn that the produce, home-made and utility stalls are particularly well stocked.
Needless to say the little folk will find a good supply of toys and sweets, and unexpected joy.
Motorists and others are reminded that high tea will be served from 5 o’clock.
The police will regulate the traffic; cars and conveyances will park along the east side of Mornington Road.
Cabs will leave Frankston House at 1 o’clock; fare, 6d. Gates open at 2 p.m. Admission, 1/-.
FRANKSTON POLICE COURT
The Railways Department proceeded against Samuel Trussell for smoking in a railway carriage not set apart for that purpose. – No appearance of defendant.
The offence took place between Frankston and Seaford stations. Fined 20/- with 6/6 costs.
Robert T. Rose, for travelling without a ticket between Seaford and Carrum was fined 20/- with 6/6 costs.
John Hobbs, for smoking in a non-smoking compartment, was similarly fined.
Defendant said he was not aware that he was in a non-smoking carriage.
Wm. Green, also charged, made the same excuse. He said there was no notice on the carriage to indicate it was a ladies’ compartment.
20/- with 6/6 costs.
Geo. W. C. Nelson and Robt.. H. Thompson were proceeded against under the Vaccination Act with failing to have their children vaccinated.
They were both fined 10/-.
Special Constables Keogh and Binks were on duty at Carrum on Sunday, 1st October.
With Constable Nolan they took up positions on the Point Nepean Road near the railway station, and from about 5 o’clock in the evening till 6 they took very great interest in the motor traffic going towards Melbourne.
As a result of their observations a number of motor car drivers appeared at the Frankston Court charged with exceeding the speed limit.
Inspector Kennedy, who appeared to prosecute, pointed out that the spot opposite the Carrum station was a particularly dangerous one, and it was necessary to afford pedestrians some protection.
A. E. Goodman was fined £7; E. H. Smith, £10; A D. Syme, £7; D. Duncan, £10; A. G. Healey, £10; A. Herschel, £10; C. C. Snow, £3.
News was received here on Saturday last of the death of the father of Mrs. A. Boyd, wife of our respected councillor, which occurred at Camberwell.
The late gentleman lived to the advanced age of 87 years, and was highly respected.
We tender our sympathy to Mrs. Boyd and her family.
In regard to the presentation to the Carrum State school by the ex Mayor (Mr. J. James), it might be mentioned that the group contained nearly 2000 photos.
The work was finely executed and was a credit to the Cummings Studio, of Chelsea.
Mr. L. L. Warren, hon. sec. of the Carrum Progress Association, states that owing to several reasons, the meeting of that body called for last Saturday night has been postponed till to-night, when nominations of officers will be received.
The meeting will be held at the fire station.
Mrs. Doherty is the new hon. sec. of the tennis club, and in the hands of that lady everybody should be pleased and success should follow.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 15 & 17 Nov 1922