ACT officials, along with the Australian National University's executive, were weighing up the pros and pitfalls of allowing liquor sales in its staff club on this day in 1965.
At the time, University House - which opened in 1954 - was the only place on campus where alcohol was sold; and even then, it could only be bought by post-graduate residents, or people accompanied by members.
"The same restriction will apply in the staff centre," an article in The Canberra Times read.
The vice-chancellor at the time, Leonard Huxley, said the whole question of alcohol on campus was up for debate, particularly in the undergraduate halls of residence and the university union.
"This aspect, which is more complicated because of questions of control and the age of people using the facilities, will be discussed again," he said.
A draft proposal for the staff club's licensing had been put to officials and would later be up for final approval by the university's executive council.
In this edition, the Times also marked 25 years since Canberra "welcomed the men from Snowy River on their way to Goulbourn". A decision to not build any new bachelor flats that financial year was dismissed as being of no "special significance" by authorities.