The Women's Christian Temperance Union throughout the Dominion of New Zealand are making a stand-up fight against the sin of gambling, and the totalisator. It is patent to all that this is assuming large proportions, and even brings some of our best citizens within its circle. The police courts of the Dominion show it in their records, the Supreme court cases also show the extent to which this evil has taken ia, hold, and the Union now recognise that duty calls them to put forth every effort to cope with it. Judge Kettle said at the Auckland court that the totalisator should never have been legalised, and shat it had demoralised the youth of New Zealand, and that it ought to be legislated right out of existence. The Rev. Mr Fairdough has said shat he believed gambling has increased with luxury all over the world. A monster petition to Parliament is now being signed by tens o 1 thousands of voters from Auckland to the Bluff in the hope of arousing our legislators this session to a sense of their duty and effective action. Mothers should sign it, and remove a temptation from their bright-eyed children : fathers should sign it, and remove at least one of the snares that beset the youth of the colony, as they can with a clear conscience say : “We have done our best for the growing youth of this fair country.”
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Gambling., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 15, 27 July 1907
Gambling. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 15, 27 July 1907
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