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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 5. May 24, 1951

Our Contribution

Our Contribution

Even little New Zealand will play its part. Mr. Doldge announces that on July 1 £1,000,000 will be paid for each of the next three years. The Government, reviewing the position at the end of that time. He proceeds further: The purpose of the plan is to raise the living standards of millions of people who are below sustenance level. "So long as these vast populations are forced, through lack of adequate development and facilities, to endure starvation, undernourishment, lack of shelter and intolerable living conditions, the rest of mankind has a duty to assist in ending this unhappy [unclear: ate] of affairs, which is [unclear: o] fault of the individuals themselves."

Never has Mr. Doldge spoken a truer word. He cannot I suppose, imagine that these people became wretched last month or last year. There are quite clear facts shouting to the heavens why poverty abounds in Asia; and they merit the attention of the Minister of External Relations. This part of the world has been subject to imperialist exploitation for centuries now, and the discontent that exists there today is a direct result of it.