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    THE LEADER OF THE U.S. DELEGATION TO THE CURRENT COLOMBO PLAN CONFERENCE IN THE MALAYAN?

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    SV INTERVIEWER AND CHESTER BOWLES (S.O.F)



    SOUND ON FILM IN QUESTION: "MR. BOWLES, AMERICA, AT THE MOMENT, IS CONTRIBUTING APPROXIMATELY 90 PER CENT OF ALL COLOMBO PLAN AID. DOES IT PLAN TO MAINTAIN THIS LEVEL OF EXPENDITURE?"
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    SCU. MR. BOWLES AND INTERVIEWER



    ANSWER: "WELL, I WOULD THINK WE WOULD CERTAINLY BE LIKELY TO MAINTAIN, I THINK WE MAY IN SOME CASES INCREASE IT. I KNOW A PROGRAMME, WHICH HAS PASSED CONGRESS, IS THE LARGEST PROGRAMME WE'VE HAD. THE THING THAT PARTICULARLY PLEASES US ABOUT IT HAS A FIVE-YEAR AUTHORISATION;IN OTHER WORDS, WE CAN NOW AUTHORISE FUNDS FOR AS LONG AS FIVE YEARS TO THOSE COUNTRIES WHO HAVE VERY COMPETENTLY WORKED OUT PROGRAMMES AND PLANS, CONTACT SYSTEMS, AND OBVIOUSLY INTEND TO HELP THEMSELVES TO THE KIND OF HARD WORK THAT IS NECESSARY, ALSO OUR FOOD PROGRAMME, WILL BE, I THINK, CONSIDERABLY BIGGER AND OUR LOAN PROGRAMME WILL BE CONSIDERABLY BIGGER.
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    QUESTION: DO YOU FEEL THAT THE OTHER DONOR COUNTRIES, SUCH AS AUSTRALIA AND THE U.K., COULD PERHAPS BE GIVING MORE?
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    ANSWER: WELL, I THINK THEY HAVE GIVEN QUITE GENEROUSLY WHEN YOU THINK OF THEIR OWN MORE LIMITED ECONOMIES. CANADA'S ECONOMY IS 1/10 OR 1/11TH OF OURS, OF POPULATION RATHER, THEIR ECONOMY IS PROBABLY 1/15TH OF OURS. IF YOU MULTIPLY WHAT THEY DO BY 15, IT'S QUITE A LARGE FIGURE.
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    QUESTION: YOU SEE THE COLOMBO PLAN AS PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COMMUNISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ASIA?
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    ANSWER: WELL, I WOULD SAY THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE FREE AND HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR FREEDOM OF CHOICE AND ARE BUILDING THEIR COUNTRY, AND FEEL PART OF THE BUILDING PROCESS, WHO ARE GAINING A GREATER SENSE OF JUSTICE AND DIGNITY, WHO OWN THEIR OWN LANDS, WHO FEEL THEIR LIVING STANDARDS COMING UP, AND FOOD MORE AVAILABLE, A FEW MORE DOCTORS, MORE CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL. I DON'T SEE WHY ANY PEOPLE SUCH AS THAT SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN COMMUNISM. SEEMS TO ME THEY ARE ON THE WAY TO PROVIDING A PRETTY GOOD LIFE THROUGH FREEDOM. HOWEVER, I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD GO AROUND SIMPLY SAYING WHERE ARE THE COMMUNISTS, WE'VE GOT TO QUICKLY THROW IN A LOT OF MONEY HERE TO COMBAT THEM, I'D RATHER PUT IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. IF WE DO OUR JOB WELL AND OTHER RECIPIENT COUNTRIES PUT THROUGH GOOD PLANS AND PROGRAMMES AND DEDICATE THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT, I'M NOT GOING TO WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THE COMMUNISTS.
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    INTERVIEWER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. BOWLES.
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    Initials JRG/S/WS/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE LEADER OF THE U.S. DELEGATION TO THE CURRENT COLOMBO PLAN CONFERENCE IN THE MALAYAN CAPITAL, KUALA LUMPUR, GAVE A SOF INTERVIEW NOV 16. ON THE U.S. INTENTION TO MAINTAIN A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF AID, AUSTRALIA'S AND BRITAIN'S PART IN THE COLOMBO PLAN TO IMPROVE LIVING STANDARDS IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND ON THE PLAN IN RELATION TO COMMUNISM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1L1CHRXOGB0935ZCBBZYZ8QMM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1L1CHRXOGB0935ZCBBZYZ8QMM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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