THE DRINK PROBLEM
Mr W H Judkins addressed a large congregation at Wesley Church
afternoon, the title of his subject being “The Years Work”.
Mr Judkins said that the time had arrived for the abolition of the bona-fide traveller, of drink-selling on steamers, of barmaids, and of two gallon licenses. The Government should be urged to consider these matters at the earliest opportunity, together with the request that public house bars should be closed at the same hours as other businesses. The bona-fide traveller business was all tomfoolery. The Sunday drinking at Brighton and Sandringham was a disgrace. It was time Victoria passed laws, like South Australia and New Zealand, making it impossible for women to serve behind bars.
A voice -- You ought to be ashamed of yourself. (Cries of dissent)
Mr Judkins -- Let him speak.
A voice -- There was fearful drinking at the milkmen’s picnic -- something shocking. (Laughter and cries of dissent)
Continuing Mr Judkins said that the social reform party was grievously disappointed at the legislative efforts of last session. As far as morals were concerned, Victoria had not put through any legislation last session. Every uplifting measure went by the board. They would not be caught napping again, and would take care next time to get men to represent them who would not allow such measures to be shelved.
From THE ARGUS 30th January 1911 page 9