This week the Sunday Telegraph asked the President of the United Liquor Victuallers Association (ULVA), Mr N. Connolly, the attitude the ULVA would adopt toward a Sydney publican who reintroduced the pre-war gesture of “shouting” rounds of drinks for his customers. This is still the practice in some country hotels, and in English and United States bars. Mr Connolly replied: “If a publican has a shout now and again for goodwill, that’s his own business, and not the ULVA’s. He’s the one who’s paying.”
– Daily Telegraph (Sydney), Sunday 3 August 1952.