In the  Liquor Referendum on 15 February, voters were given the options of 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock or 10 o’clock closing. Of a total of 1,697,230 votes cast, 1,050,260 opted to leave closing time at 6 o’clock.  In 1954, another referendum saw 10 o’clock closing approved by a narrow margin of 902,532 votes to 892,740.