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THE BIG THREE

MAKING DECISIONS NOTE OF WARNING SOONDED Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. "I doubt if it is possible for any three human beings to meet together and their decisions to be as wise and beneficial as those of the representatives of the nations meeting in open council," declared the Prime Minister, Mr. Fraser, in the House of Representatives last night when replying to the debate on the proposed ratification of the Security Charter. Mr. Fraser was answering an Opposition member who had expressed the opinion that the Berlin Conference was likely to give better results than San Francisco.

Mr. Fraser said he was not complaining, though he would if New Zealand was not consulted on'matters upon which it ought to be consulted. He realised that owing to the military state of affairs there must be inevitable domination by the United Nations, and that unless the three Great Powers—the United Kingdom, the United States and Soviet Russia—decided upon certain matters there would be very great difficulties and dangers. Therefote he was not cavilling. He believed the Foreign Secretariat which had been set up was not a body to decide anything. It would explore and review problems prior to the Peace Conference and should play a very beneficial part in shaping the destiny of the world.

"But," continued the Prime Minister, "if we are to have a few men deciding the -fate of mankind it would be retrogression and not progress. I hope to see more conferences of the nature of San Francisco when the United Nations' organisation is set up."

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THE BIG THREE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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THE BIG THREE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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