THE PROHIBITION POLL.
A few facts about Saskatchewan's liquor experiments are intensely interesting. Up till July, 1915, the licensing system in operation was along similar lines to the present New Zealand licensing system. Then from July, 1915, the open bar was cut out, and State control introduced. State control, under Government supervision, operated tint! December, 1917, when a referendum was taken on—(1) Prohibition; (2) State Control. The result was the overwhelming defeat of the liquor trade in any shape or form. In some of the places where the Stateowned houses were doing the biggesttrade 'the majorities against .them' were highest. In several localities the vote was as high as nine-tenths against 1 them! " 43
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919
THE PROHIBITION POLL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919
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