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Berkeley Daily Gazette, California – December 15, 1934.



By Marc C. Goodnow

Untied Press Staff Correspondent

RIVERSIDE, Dec 15. – Delegates to the twelfth annual meeting of the Institute of World Affairs disbanded today after a week's discussion of world problems of which peace was considered the most paramount.

Russia 's five-year plan was under fire at the closing session by Gareth Jones, foreign news correspondent, who described it as a harbinger of famine.

“On a visit last year I found the people dying of hunger,” Jones reported, “They had no bread left. Some families were eating cattle fodder and the children had swollen stomachs from lack of food.

“The famine is a result of the Soviet policy of Collectivization, which takes the land from the Russian peasant and destroys his desire to work.

“The exile of five million Kulaks was one of the most brutal crimes in European history.”

The favourite institute topic of world peace cropped into the correspondent's talk when he said international tension s was lessened by Adolph Hitler's modified attitude toward the Saar and Polish Corridor questions. He viewed with alarm Europe's open arming and advocated formation of an international air force under the League of Nations' direction.






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