'Don't be content with the odd donation' THE setting up of a world relief
campaign to help the underdeveloped countries was recommended last week by the German Union of Catholic Men meeting at Fulda.
The unimaginable need of starving people throughout the world bound one riot merely to be content with single donations but to build up a world relief campaign that would guarantee effective help to those suffering distress, said the Union. "Only in this w ay can the question of the fate of the world he solved," it added.
At the union's annual meeting it was suggested that, in the highly developed countries, everyone ought to place at the disposal of the world relief campaign what he earned in three minutes' work every day. 1 rude unions were appealed to to include in their calculations, when negotiating for shorter working hours, one hour's wages per month.
"We do not want to leave help for the underdeveloped countries just to industries or States," the Union's appeal adds. "A world relief campaign that derives from the contributions of all people will, to a much greater degree, have the effect of binding nations together."
Europe was in danger of sinking into the "mystique of well-being," said M. Vanistendaei, general secretary of the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions, commenting on the plan. It was not just a question of helping in an emotional spirit, but rather one had at the same time to discover and employ rational methods for the effective support of nations in distress.