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MECO RflKEEO G.FDX E CO MECO. GfOXECG G.f ox e co G.FDX Q CO MECO' MECO MECO G.F0X e co MECO G.FOX CO G.FOX B CO G.FOX E CO G.FOX G CO G.FOX G CO G.F0XEC0 G.F0XECO G.FOX CO G.F0XECO G.F0XEC0 G.FOXECfl. G.F0XSCO G.F0XEC0. G.f DUCO G FOX E CO \n\n SAT. MAY 14, 1949 THE MEW ENGLAND BULLETIN Pa'ge Tiireo Mi n wiàh t KALPIH1 BUMCHE TILLS J pJ Vl Li Li Li JZmr VTr - U N Li Li r-- " M Li I.M.i.inTfi LriiiSng Liiimiil Vwi llPiWALiSM MUST BE T BU Elm By ALIHED A, DUCKETT 'J : Bulletin Feature Writer JAMAICA, N. Y. If world peace is to be achieved, imperialism must go, Ralph Bunche told THE NEW ENGLAND BULLETIN in an exclusive interview here last week. The suave, handsome statesman, who recently returned to the United States from his tough assignment of mediating the Palestine situation, spoke with grave sincerity of the necessity for eliminating exploitaton of colonial peoples. "We cannot lay a firm foundation for peace in the world unless the international community takes great steps toward eliminating colonial problems, imperialism, rivalries over colonial areas and the use of colonial people as pawns," he emphasized. Twenty years of study and work in the area of: colonial problems has made Dr. Bunche an expert. It is his first love in the thrilling, important field of dealing with world problems. His assignment in Palestine, he looks upon as a "strange interlude." Rumors have been persistent that the brilliant Dr. Bunche would ac cept an offer to become an As sistant Secretary of State in the Truman Administration. The internationally-famed diplomat who gave the world an example of sterl ing courage and resolution when he took over critical negotiations in Palestine after the assassina tion of Count Bernadotte, indicated that he would like to continue his work with the United Nations. In the event he were offered a post in the National Government, Dr. Bunche explained, he would consider it a great honor. However, he indicated his first interest lies and would probably remain in the colonial trusteeship problem. "As a father of three children, I have a very, special interest in what kind of world ours is going to be," he continued. "Unpleasant Fan Mail" Interesting sidelight on what went on behind the scenes at Pal estine was revealed when we asked Dr. Bunche for some particulars about unpleasantnesses he had en countered early in the negotiations. We had in mind his being charged with anti-Jewish prejudice. "I never had any trouble with the people of Palestine," he an swered calmly. "I received a num ber of nasty letters last fall and rierht throuerh December. They all came from New York. I never had the Palestine assignment one of the most complicated in the his tory of mediation is that there were actually eight parties involved, rather than two or three. Dr. Bunche explained that his dealings were with the Jewish state of Israel and the even Arab states all of whom are independ ent and have different policies and attitudes. Presently, he is involved on the last leg of Palestine problem that; of negotiations with Syria. Every morning he leaves his beautifully-appointed home in the UN development here and goes to his office at UN. His life these days is one merry-go-round of newspa permen, photographer, well-wishers, friends, folks who want to ap pear on this program or that. He hasn't had a vacation since 1941, going from war work to OSS, the State Department and finally, the UN. He's A Tired Man Although the Palestine Mediator is fit and looking his capably alert self, he is a very tired man. He has been under a tremendous strain, not only mental, but, in actual physical danger a fact which he shrugs off. He's' looking forward to the con clusion of the Syrian negotiations so that he can take a long, long vacation. He says his plan for a vacation is a vacation without plan. "I just want to pick up and leave with the family, go anywhere I want to go, do anything I want to do fishing, hunting. J Just re lax. No schedule or routine." Certainly, , he won't want to see any newspaper folk for a long time. It is hard to understand how he can be so gracious. The metro politan dailies, wire services and representatives of Negro papers came xroxii ew x ux ' A" are constantly at his heels. Harpers an unpleasant note from an Arab , nnll- ÌT1AS flrft exhaustive features on him, trail ing him about daily. He finds it necessary to stick - v ' : " ' ' Sir tote HISTORIC DOCUMENTS are these which Dr. Ralph Bunche is displaying to Bulletin staffer Alfred A. Duckett during a recent interview at the Bunche's beautiful home in the United Nations de velopment. The documents are bound copies of original armistice agreements which brought peace to embattled Palestine. (Bulletin Photo by Arnold DeMiile.) or Jew over there. All my un pleasant fan mail was from here." He smiled as he said this. "Since I was dealing with the Jews and Arabs there in Palestine and only with them, the observa tions of people in New York who did not and could not understand had no bearing on my actions or decisions," he added. "What was being said here didn't bother me." Dr. Bunche is happy, however, that, in light of his handling of the situation, those who had ac cused him of anti-Semitism are left without a leg to stand on. One of the factors which made pretty close to the city. The other night he was on his way into the National Broadcasting studios when he received a message that he was urgently needed back at UN due to important developments in Pal estine. Its pretty much of a rough life for him. We wondered what he thought about Mr. Robeson's Paris state ment. He said it was "an absurd sia could never be wrong, which is, of course, equally absurd. Interested observer during the interview was pretty Mrs. Bunche. Five-year-old Ralph, a handsome, active and quite precocious young ster, flitted in and out the room until Father Bunche diplomatically persuaded him it was bedtime. Objects To $50 Dinner Just before we left, we had a splendid example of the human Varmness of this man who has been called by The New York Times "the outstanding Negro in the world. A group of top-level socialities had planned a Waldorf-Astoria dinner in his honor a benefit for the National Conference of Chris tians and Jews. Tickets were be ing sold at $50 a plate. - He had asked that the dinner be cancelled because, as he put it: "Most of my life I've been a professor and in government serv ice. I object to the principal of a fifty-dollar dinner because most of my friends could not afford to at tend." It was a forthright remark, prov ing that an able man who has made headlines around the world, who is one of the foremost factors in the news events of the day and who handled a crucial world situation with great skill integrity and fi nesse is still the Ralph Bunche so many of his friends knew and ad mired before he became the cynos- his statement, reverting to the pos sible offer of a high government job. "I have a great deal of faith in the United Nations. There is where I feel the charter for world peace may be written. If I were to leave UN, I think I should likely want to return to my profession that of teaching." Ralph Bunche ,one of the ten most important world citizens to day has never stopped teaching. Axis vuuxcigt; iiu puwer ou neep unswervingly to a principal have taught the world of today a les son which that world or students 'forget. G. Fox & Co. (and Foxmart, Route 5." South Windsor ì Cl-névr G.FflX E CO. Taesà&y through Saturday, 9 :30l to 5 :50 . . . 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