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A NEW TOWN HALL? (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
A NEW TOWN HALL?. (To the Editor.) Sir,-Letters atppearing in your paper relative to the necessity of a town hall in Frankston interest me considerably as I -consider this is a matter on which all those interested in the progress of the towvn. should voice an opinion. Personally, I agree- that this.- dis trict has not yet developed sufficiently to be in a position to afford the neces sary outlay on such a building,.:-and that' its construceion would 'be a de finite mistake. Many instances can be cited where municipalities have erected elaborate town halls, much to the regret of ratepayers who are burdened with 'an exorbitant interest bill, while urgent works in these municipalities are neglected from lack of funds. I fail to see how the revenue from a town hall in Frankston could meet the annual interest'on-the capitalfout lay, much" less' pay all `the necessary: maintenance costs: Apart from a few? dances or balls, ;with .possibly several municipal functions - each Lyear, I would a...
B GRADE. CLOSE GAME AT HASTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
B GRADE. CLOSE GAME; AT HASTINGS. Frankston were without -the ser vices of L. Richards (injured), J. Gay ler and F.. Graham (A Grade), who were replaced by B. ands W. Petrie and S. Hart. Frankston'winning the toss kicked with the wind, and at the first change were 2 goals in the lead. Players to show out in this quarter were S. Hart, W. Petrie and S. Osmond. Hastings were captained by their A grade skipper, who at centre half-back was playing a very rugged and deter mined game. Hastings had their turn with the scoring end, 'but such was the effi ciency of Frankston's defence they only managed to even up. the scores. "Beau" Guest was playing improved football at this stage, and brought down' many fine marks. SUmpire Dore added to his reputa tion by giving another splendid dis play, of umpiring. Aprpoval was heard from both sides. - Frankston- lost the. match in this quarter in not taking advantage of the strong breeze. One or two play ers for the red and blacks were show ing signs of...
CYCLING FRANKSTON AMATEUR CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
.* CYCLING . FRANKSTON AMATEUR CLUB The usual oirtnightly meetling was held o0n Tuesday, .when it was decided to hold a 20-mile handicap tomorrow (20th) to Tyabb and' return. . The trophy" for this race has- been kindly donated. by Mr. C. Ill. Bell. To. encourage boys under the age of 16 years to take wart in the club races, it was decided to allow them to ride at half usual rates. :A further list of donors and prom ises for trophies, include the president (Mr.: C. Gray, J.P.), Councillor F. H. :Wells, Colonel Bilton, Messrs. T. V.. Hurry, Ledger, Beattie, Wallace and Me'ssrs. Andrews and Layzell.
TYABB CRICKET CLUB. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
TYABB CRICKET CLUB. (To the Editor.): Sir,-I was rather surprised to learn that .the Tyabb Cricket Club had de cided to simply hold a social evening to celebraites their recent premiership success. Most local cricketers (w~he ther past. or present players) fully expected that a more elaborate enter tainment would have -been held, and certainly something more .in keeping with .the well-deserved ..title; of Ipre nilers. The decision of the cricket club to -hold a* social evening and charge cheap admissioni is regarded as the big joke of the week ,and it is to 'be hoped that perhaps it may not met be too late to get together and liold something bigger arid better. .Yours etc., ARNOLD NOBLE, Member, Tyabb 'A' Premier Eleven. Tyabb, 13/5/39.
THE TURF WILLIAMSTOWN SELECTIONS. (By Espy.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
-THE TURF WILLIAMSTOWN SELECTIONS. (By Espy.) 1.45-KOROROIT HURDLE Heroic Chief .. .. ... 1 -Nevizes ... . .... .. 2. Bobkeh .. ........ 3 2.15-JUVENILE HANDICAP Suzaire .... .. . .. . 1 Night Legend .. .. .. 2 Silent Night .. . .... 3 2.45-AUTUMN STEEPLE SKing's,. Warden . ... . SBully Hayes . .. . .: . 2. . -Testudo .. .. .. .. ... 3 1 3.20--BAYVIEW HANDICAP-ý " SDesert Chief ..... .. .. 1 Mutable . .... .. .. . 2 S Sir Grey... .. .. .. 3 3.50-GELLIBRAND HCP-- Parodier.. .. . .. . .. 1 SSpray .... ...........2 2 Maldevon.... ..... ... 3 4.20--BEACH WELTER First ,Division. Magic Circle ........ 1 : My Boy .. .. .... .... 2 Daizzling Star '. . .. 3 - S Second Division. 4.50-BEACH WE'LTER - Somxnerset ' . . i SGladstone i-. . . .. 2 -Great Legend.-: ... ..
TURF WICKETS. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
TURF WICKETS. (To the Editor.) 'Sir,--Regarding.,the establishing of a turf wicket for. Frankston, I 'am more than convinced *that:.the time. hlas arrived when-we=should have, -not only thq turf, but a team of our young. athletic:men to represent this district, not in "tin-pot" competitions; 'but in the sub-district section of the V.C.A. We have "the goods," :but owing to lack of local interest-and support for the local club many of the best play ers go to the city or suburban clubs. I inspected the.. Cranbourne :road ground, and, as a former- first grade Iplayer .with St. Kilda and East Mel bourne, I can declare that Jthere' is not: another enclosure within. "hom ing" ;:distance of - Melb~irne .to` com pare vith that' fine ground. It, has every 'essential needed to. make for ideal playing;:conditions, viz., perfect lay-out, splendid light, shadowless, and, above all, plenty of arena. 'I do not hold ,with?ithose persons who sug gest that, "cricketers. should ay-. for their sport.":,...
COURT REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
COURT REPORT. In reference to the court case, Rich ards v Williams, we have been asked to state that the fine mentioned in. the report- of- the cross-examination was not imposed at a court of law but as the result of a police inquiry held in April, 1923.
A QUIET HOUSE PARTY AT MECHANICS' ON THURSDAY [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
A QUIET HOUSE PARTY AT MECHANICS' ON THURSDAY The play, "A Quiet House Party," to 'be presented on May 25 (Thurs day) by the Somerville Dramatic Soc iety, is being awaited in Frankston with keen anticipation. This talented company has played to packed houses in Frankston on its last two performances. Proceeds are for the funds of the Frankston Conmmunity Hospital. The play commences at the Mech anics' Institute at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are available at 1/6 GALA NIGHT To further augment the hospital funds, the Women's Auxiliary of the hospital will hold a gala nigh~t on the King's Birthday, June 12.
Private Street Works Council's Suggestion to Municipal Conference [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
Private Street-Works o000o Council's Suggestion to Ilunicipal Conference The Shire of Frankston and Hastings will advocate amendments to rules relating to the construction of private streets at the next con. ference of the Municipal Association. The council has decided to place the following motion on the agenda paper at the forthcoming conference: *"That an amendment of the Local Govern ment Act be effected whereby the cost of the purchase of land for the widen ing of private streets or for the pur pose of constructing. easements or drains may 'be included in the scheme and apportionment for the construc tion of privatei streets under the pro visions relating to the making of streets set out on private property." Also that an amendment of the Local Government-Act be obtained to allo~i of power either by the council or court to amend the estimate and scheme of apportionment by the dele tion of aiy items- ncot chargeaile?L?t the scheme and by maldting certificates off the engineer or...
(To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
(To the Editor.) Sir,--You are to be congratulated on. launching the campaign for the abolition of sustenance labor and the institution, of full-time work. .All your readers, I am sure, will admit that the existence of such a social cancer is a disgrace to a civilised Christian society. In contributing to the discussion might I suggest that there are two fundamental propositions' which should be kept in mind, no matter from what angle the problem is ap proached. The first is that in a country like Australia, which many times over pro duces the necessary essentials for a decent standard of living for all its inhabitants, there is no valid reason why people should be in a state of ý want, nor should any excuse be tol eiated. j Secondly, in a civilised social order, the right to work should be the in- I alienable birthright and obligation of every citizen mentally and physically capable of so doing. While some are so fortunately placed that they are not obliged to contribute to the wel...
(To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
(To the Editor.) Sir,-You are to be complimented on the stand you are taking with re ,ard to. the proposed abolition of the lole, or "susso," and your articles are to be commended. .Or Miles' suggestion that work sllhould be subsidised is an excellent one, and should be investigated and discussed to the last.detail. It is common property that muni cipalities generally have taken advan tage of the sustenance system and have no real desire to see it replaced, especially when they can 'boast pub licly: "See what we have done with cheap labor." But the fact that re tiring councillors in this municipality will be opposed at the coming elec tions this year should stir the council into some semblance of activity by August. Let the ratepayers make sustenance one of "the burning questions this year and you will find that our council will probably make some definite move towards the true relief of unemploy ment. Last August the municipal rubbish tip and the Mechanics' Hall were both verbally ...
Abolish the Dole! Readers' Views [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
Abolish the Dole! --------- DOo * Readers' Views Wide-spread approval has been expressed of our article on the unemployment problem published last week. It is impossible to pub lish all of the letters received at this office, but the following Is a selection. We appreciate the interest and sincerity of the writers, and urge upon them to become real Apostles in the cause of Justice. (To the Editor.) Sir,--About doing away with the dole. Here is a suggestion which a would ease it a little and do a lot of good for the country: Construct a con crete road around Australia and pay ' for it the same way as the East-West line was 'paid for. Apart from taking thousands off the dole, the enormous amount of good a; road would do for Australia is also a consideration. The road is an absolute necessity for defence, such as marching, motor ing of guns, and also aeroplanes could use it to land and take off any time, any place. The men who help to construct the road would see our great continent an...
DEBUTANTES PRESENTED AT SCOUTS' ANNUAL BALL [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
DEBUTANTES PRESENTED AT SCOUTS' ANNUAL BALL The presentation of 12 charm ing debutantes was the highlight of the annual ball of the 1st - Frankston Scouts held' in the Plaza Theatre on May 11. Green and gold (the county colors) were the keynotes of the decorative scheme. Wide streamers in three colors hung from the ceiling. Scout patrol motifs in the form of animal heads were suspended from various parts of the roof, with the County symbol of white seagulls. A guard of honor of Scouts in uifornm lined the foyer of the theatre when the Scout Commissioner (Mr Anderson) and Mrs Anderson entered the theatre. They were wel comed by the County Commissioner "(Mr F. W. H. Hay) and Mrs Hay, Scoutmaster and Mrs R. Holland. and the hostess (Mrs A. V. Carter). Former debutantes took up posi tions on the inside of the interested dancers as the debutantes and their partners entered the ballroom. They wore beautiful gowns of white silk over taffeta, with coronets of pink roses in their hair. They ...
CURRENT TOPICS JUNIOR HALL DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
JUNIOR HALL DANCE. Another very successful dance was held at the Junior Hall on Saturday night. The winners of the various competitions were: -Lucky partner, Miss Joyce Stafford and Mr J. Jay; Monte Carlo, Mr J. Sutcliffe and Miss C. Eunson; Pride of Erin, Mr E. Al len and Miss Gill, Mr B. Hutchins and Miss J. Carter. "Tomorrow night a grand gala night is to be held, when the grand final of the Pride of Erin will bb decided. Numerous novelties, ballroom confetti and numerous com petitions are to be competed for. Sup per will be provided. The new com petitions will commence on the follow ing Saturday. Jack Billingsley's or chestra will provide the music.
THE TIDES FOR THE WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
THE TIDES FOR THE WEEK High water. Low water. May 19 . . 2.20 14.53 8.36 21.01 ,, 20 -. . 3.24 15.54: . 9.39 22.01 ~ '1 ', . 4.21 1::1.47 10.34 23. S22: . ?5.i ' 17.87 11.25' 23.48 23 . . 6.00 18.22 - 12.11 ,24 . 6.44 ;19.05 .33 12.54 ·,25 . . 7.27 19.47 1.16 13.37 Times are 'for Williamstown. High water: at :Blabk Rock Break water, 4min. later; Frankston, Smin. later;? Mornington, '16min. earlier; Hastings, .1.52 ,earlier.
SKATING. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
SKATING. The Somerville Roller Skating Rink will open this season's skating, under the supervision of Messrs C. V. West away and Fred Martin, on Thursday, May 25. There have been numerous inquiries as to the opening date, prob ably owing to the fact that last year's season-- proved very enjoyable to skaters and onlookers. Skaters from districts surrounding Somerville are asked to enter a hockey team.to com pete for handsome silver cups. Ring Somerville 225 for inquiries, etc.
PLAZA THEATRE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
PLAZA THEATRE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. The. principal attraction for Friday -and Saturday is a bright and merry newspaper story, Four's a Crowd. The quartette to, whom the title refers is made.up of Errol Flynn, as a former ne,w.spaper. editor; Olivia De Havil land, as a spoiled . heiress to maily millions; Rosalind Russell, as a. cle ver and witty . reporter, and -Patric Knowles, as a wealthy young dnan, engaged to Olivia, who inherits the paper on which :Rosalind "works. The fun begins when Errol' returns to run the paper, and looking for a sensa tional issue' to arouse interest, laun ches a .series "of attacks on Olivia's grandfather, who is an irascible and unscrupulous nillionaii-e business brigand with two hobbies, miniature railway trains and a pack of 18 Great Danes which he is wont to set on un 'welcome visitors to his. estate. The supporting feature is Gateway, an exciting and human drama of the .joys and sorrows of those who arrive at .Ellis Island; the gateway to Ame rica.' ...
R.S.S.I.L.A. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
R.S.S.I.L.A. The old-time dance conducted by the Frankston branch is losing none of its popularity. The Monte Carlo dance, which is featured every Satur day as a barn dance and one of the highlights of the evening, "was won last Saturday night. by Mr J. Gar dengr and Mrs K. Townsend. An op portunity to learn the new Empress Waltz will be given next Saturday at 7.30, p.m., when special instruction by experts of this popular dance will be given..
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 19 May 1939
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