“It is time Melbourne’s beer strike ended. It has lasted 22 days. That’s 22 days too long. It is every man’s right (or it should be) to walk into a pub, and say ‘Beer, please’ – and get his beer.
This, anyway, is what I think. The ordinary man should be entitled to get his beer, as he gets his tram ride, his loaf of bread, or his lamb chops. He doesn’t care a hoot about the mechanics of
the process. He is only interested in getting what he pays for.”
The Melbourne Argus, November 21, 1952