VERY great sympathy was expressed with Cr. F. H. Wells and Mrs Wells when it was heard that their second eldest son, W. Wells, had been the victim of what appears to have been a cowardly assault on Saturday night last.
It appears that the lad was returning home from the picture show when he was attacked and rendered unconscious.
He was conveyed to his home by friends and Dr. Maxwell was speedily in attendance.
The lad, who is 18 years of age, did not regain consciousness for several hours.
His condition, although somewhat improved, is still serious.
It is understood that inquiries are being made to ascertain the perpetrators of the assault.
THE Somerville ground on Saturday was once more the scene for bustle in that it was the Grand Final Match for the 1923 premiership between the Naval Base and Frankston.
The latter won, and with it hold the Keast Shield for another 12 months.
This trophy has to be won three times in succession to become the property of any one club.
The afternoon turned out fairly fine, with a slight breeze blowing across the ground, and with the exception of a shower of rain early in the game there was not much to complain of.
The ground was in perfect condition and a good, fast game was the result.
There was a large crowd present, over £60 being taken at the gates.
Both teams were confident. Fawcett was missed from the Navy’s ranks, he being on the injured list, whilst one or two other alterations were made from the previous Saturday.
Gregory and Lambert replaced Ryan and Patterson in the Frankston team.
All throughout the game Frankston showed the superiority in attack, and in long kicking and passing the Navy were not in it, but the latter had perhaps the best of it in the air.
The rucks were fairly even, with a slight advantage on the Frankston side, Williams and Kidgell being particularly prominent, and it would be no exaggeration to say that at least seven out of every ten times the ball was thrown in Kidgell got the hit-out.
This player has undoubtedly played excellent football since joining the Frankston ranks. May (capt.), in the centre was pleasing to watch, and led his side admirably.
The game opened with Frankston kicking down hill, the breeze slightly in their favor, and before the Depot woke up had scored three goals Frankston were certainly playing fine system, but the Navy’s back line was strong and hard to penetrate; they had Baxter and Reynolds, the Frankston forwards, well watched, and were repeatedly spoiling their chances to score.
The Depot only scored one point this term and were completely outclassed in general play.
Frankston led by 3.4 to 0.1 at first change. In the second quarter the Navy, showed improvement, but Frankston were displaying fine team work, particularly in attacking, and were very effective across the centre, May being especially brilliant.
Half-time scores were: Frankston, 5.7 to 3.4 – the quarter’s tally being in favor of the Depot by 1 goal.
After the interval the game was inclined to be a bit rough, and it was evident that Frankston would win the day.
Though the scores gave the Navy an advantage of 1 point for the term – 2.3 to 2.1 – they do not actually indicate the character of play, for Frankston had the game well in hand and were playing to perfection, whilst the Navy were spoiling what chances they had by over anxiousness.
The scores were Frankston, 7.9; Naval Base, 5.7 – an advantage of 14 points in Frankston’s favor.
The final flutter was willing, Frankston continued to play fast and clever football, and there were many fine dashes, with the ball travelling from one to the other.
The defence of both teams was excellent.
The Navy attacked repeatedly, but were only able to put in 1.6 to 2.1 and Frankston ran out winners by 15 points. The final scores being: Frankston, 9 goals 10 behinds. Naval Base, 6 goals 13 behinds.
AT the last meeting of the Mordialloc council a notice of motion by Cr. Bradshaw relative to permission being granted to Mr. Miller, to erect a brick shop in front of his residence, was met with very strong opposition by the Mordialloc Traders’ Association, and in view of this opposition, Cr. Bradshaw allowed his notice of motion to lapse.
The application was in direct contravention to the existing regulations, which do not permit of brick shops being attached to wooden residences.
Cr. Gilmour introduced Messrs. Temby, Weeks, Hayes and Ferguson as a deputation on behalf of the Mordialloc Traders’ Association.
Mr. H. S. Temby, president, was the first speaker, and stated that his association was not opposing the application on personal grounds, their aim was to develop the town as a whole, and if shops were built in residential areas in other districts, that was no reason for making the same mistake here.
It was considered by his association that on the east side of the line, Albert street from Lewis to Chute street, be considered a business area.
Messrs. Ferguson and Hayes also spoke, endorsing Mr. Temby’s remarks.
The Mayor (Cr. Edwards) thanked the deputation and said that their request would be considered, and that the council would be pleased to receive them, if desired, on a future occasion.
Mr. Miller’s application as contained in Cr. Bradshaw’s notice of motion, was therefore held in abeyance.
LAST Friday the ladies of Frankston met at Mrs. Lind’s residence to organise a committee to assist in the Boxing Day Beach Carnival.
There was a large attendance, and those present entered enthusiastically into the proceedings. Mrs. W. Lind was elected lady president and Mrs. W. C. Young secretary.
THE new Frankston Motor Garage, adjoining the police station, is rapidly assuming definite proportions, and, judging by the progress already made the brick-work should be completed within a couple of weeks’ time.
The new building which is estimated to cost upwards of £3000, will be ready for occupation prior to the Christmas holidays.
THE Frankston Fire Brigade held another enjoyable dance at the Frankston Mechanics’ hall on Monday evening last.
There was a large attendance, including numerous visitors from Carrum.
Music was supplied by Mr. Johnston (piano) and Mr. Laging (Jazz instruments). The duties of M.C. were ably carried out by Mr. Croft.
MR. and Mrs. James Lambie, of Frankston, are spending a few weeks at Healesville.
Mr. Lambie, his many friends will be pleased to know, continues to improve in health, and the mountain air has proved most beneficial to him.
Two youths were charged by Constable Nolan with theft at Carrum.
The proceedings were not open to the Press.
MR. A. Dicker, of Baxter, advertises that he has Leghorn chicks for sale, also eggs.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 19 & 21 Sep 1923