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W.C.T.U. CONGRESS.

SATURDAY'S BUSINESS

-•■»---'.- GISBORNE, March 8. | At yesterday's session- of the Wo-j men's "Christian Temperance Union Convention, Dr. Elizabeth Gunn. superintendent oi: the Union's clepartnienf,of social purity, gave aii instructive address, on "Purity and Moral Education in Individual Social and National Life." [ The foUowing resolutions y/ere .carried: j (1) -''Tin's Convention expresses'' its sat- 1 isfaction with the decision of the} Ohristehurch Hospital Board to" make . f provision for inexpensive and easily accessible medical treatment, without registration or publicity, for all sufferers from venereal diseases, and, further, the Convention urges all Hospital Boards to follow the same course." (2) "This Convention also declares that i any attempt to legalise the social evil by' regulation, will be strenuously opposed. The regulation system is condemned as being wrong in principle and < a failure in practice. Regulation increases vice and fails to reduce disease; it tend-* to corrupt the young ond to demoralise the police charged with its administration." (3) "That a vote of thanks be acorded to Dr. Fenwick for. , his action in moving the Christchurch Hospital Board to adopt measures for) j the relief of sufferers from venereal di-J | seases." ' ) j

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W.C.T.U. CONGRESS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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W.C.T.U. CONGRESS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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