W.C.T. U. CONVENTION.
(Per Press Association.)
GISBORNE, March 5. The Women's Christian Temperance Union opened this morning. The presidential address, delivered by Mrs Don, of Dunedin, referred to the growth in th membership and activity of the organisation. Mrs Don dealt with many topical subjects, wjiges, amusements and pleasure, and showed that the increasing tendency towards the week-end trips threatened to become a serious menace to the sanctity of the Lord's Day.
The State should make provision for the detention of mental defectives. It was appalling, to think that abnormal girls, who should be under restraint, were mothers of children.
In one case brought under her notice last year a defective was the mother of eight childrenj and was now supported by the State. -
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914
W.C.T.U. CONVENTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914
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