Hastings men enlist on Empire Day

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MESSRS F. H. Goodwin and L. Watt both of Hastings have enlisted and will enter camp shortly. The best wishes of all residents go with these two young men who are going to “do their bit” for the Empire. Empire Day celebrations passed very successfully here.

A report of the proceedings will appear next issue.

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IN the 405th Casualty List, published on Thursday the following names appear under the heading of wounded:

Pte. C. W. Beard, Balnarring; Pte. H. S. Sawyer, Moorooduc (gas); Sgt. S. Vialls, Carrum; and Driver T. Tulloch, Carrum.

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A PICTURE night will be given in the Frankston Mechanics’ hall on Saturday evening, June 8th, in aid of the Langwarrin Camp.

A feature of the programme will be the screening of the fim taken on the occasion of the Pageant of Loyalty at Frankston.

Besides pictures, there will be instrumental items, the Langwarrin orchestra will be present, and Sergeant Widburn will render several comic items.

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A FOOTBALL match between Frankston and Somerville juniors was played at Frankston on Saturday last. Frankston proved altogether too good for the visitors, whom they defeated by 7.16 to 1 point.

The goal kickers for Frankston were Burton 4, Comb and Matson. Vansuylen, Biggs, and Westaway worked hard to avert defeat, while the best for Frankston were Coxall, Burton, Gabriel, Wilkinson and Tivendale.

M Kemp umpired satisfactorily.

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TODAY (Sat) a number of returned soldiers will be entertained at Frankston by members of the “Wattte Club”.

A cinematograph operator will be in attendance to take a series of pictures when the soldiers arrive and during their procession through the town.

We understand these pictures will be shown in connection with Captain Conants new picture play “His Only Chance” recently screened in Melbourne in connection with the Red Cross effort.

It is requested that townspeople make a liberal display of bunting and that they turn out in force to welcome the soldiers so as to ensure not only a right royal welcome to our warriors but also that the picture when screened will be one worthy of Frankston.

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THE efforts of the Tyabb school committee resulted in a great success on Friday evening last at the concert and dance which had been organised in aid of the Education Department’s special Red Cross appeal.

At the concert the hall was crowded, and a fair number were unable to find a seat. An excellent programme, comprised of all local talent, was submitted, and the first part, which was mostly made up by the school children, reflected great credit on Mr Hughes, Miss Young, and others who had trained them.

The opportunity was taken of bidding farewell and making a presentation to Mr Hughes, who is about to leave the district.

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EMPIRE Day was celebrated last Friday and although the weather was not all that could be desired for such an event, the attendance was splendid.

In the morning the Somerville school children marched up to the Mechanics Institute where children from the Moorooduc and Baxter schools were already assembled.

The proceedings opened with the singing of the National Anthem. Cr. Murray chairman of the school committee, in his opening address, said today the Empire was sorely pressed but all beleived that she would come out triumphantly.

In speaking of the loyalty of the children, Cr Murray said that they had been saving their pocket money for Prisoners of War Fund, and in five weeks had raised £10 10s. On behalf of the school committee he wished to to thank the Baxter and Moorooduc schools for their co-operation on this occasion.

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AS was anticipated, the concert given on Empire Day in aid of the Australian Red Cross Fund, was a great musical treat.

The attendance was very poor owing to laudable efforts, for the same good cause, at Seaford, Carrum and Somerville, on the same evening, attracting many local patrons.

In addition, a not to-be-missed-on-any-account picture film of the Frankston Pageant of Loyalty, on the 8th of June, for another most worthy cause compelled many to reserve their shillings for such a unique and interesting treat

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MISS Gillard, who has been in charge of the Langwarrin State School for the past three years, is leaving to take charge of a school at Burnley, and is to be succeeded by Mr Clancy, a returned soldier, who though a married man with a family, enlisted and did his bit for King and country.

During Miss Gillard’s stay increased interest has been taken by the parents and others in school events and it is mainly owing to her perseverance and energy

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A VERY pretty wedding was quietly celebrated at Frankston on Saturday last, the contracting parties being Mr. T. K. S. Summers, (late A.I.F) third son of Mr and Mrs. J. H. Summers, of Underbool, and Margaret, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Young, of Frankston.

The Rev. Webster, of Mornington officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father looked charming in a dainty white frock of crepe de chene and georgette, with the customary veil and wreath of orange blossom.

Miss Jean Young acted as bridesmaid. and Mr. A. G. Young (late A.I.F) supported the bride groom.

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IN aid of the above deserving cause –  to help the Australian fighting men in the trenches to keep fit for their great work of helping to defend Australia, the Camberwell Patriotic Players gave an enjoyable entertainment on Saturday May 25th.

The Somerville Hall was filled to the doors with a very appreciative audience.

The first part consisted of a well selected variety of songs, dances etc. showing talent far above the ordinary. Mr Leslie Brunning was a host in himself and supplied the comedy element in the first part as well as in the name part of the screaming farce which followed.

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CR. J. Dobson-Hesp, J.P., Hon. Secretary of the Hobart branch of the Overseas club, and well known in newspaper circles in Southern Tasmania, together with Mrs Dobson- Hesp, paid a flying visit to the district, and spent the weekend at Frankston.

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INCLEMENT weather did not debar a crowd of patriotic performers from journeying to Pearcedale from Somer- ville on Wednesday evening, 22nd May in order to amuse the folks of that Village with a grand entertain- ment; nor did the elements prevent the inhabitants of that village from rolling up in great numbers to be entertained.

Both the programme and audience were excellent, and each was thoroughly satisfied with the night. The entertainment was given in the local school room, and owing to the great crowd present there was scarcely room to pack another individual in.

The proceeds amounted to nearly £5, and this will be given to the Education Department for the Red Cross appeal.

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From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 1 June 1918

As published inthe Mornington News – 29 May 2018

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