NEW ZEALAND: Necessity of War

Five months ago New Zealand dared a risky experiment: suspension of civil liberties to deal with a Red attack.

New Zealand (pop. 1,850,000) lives by her seaborne trade. But for 16 years New Zealand's ports had been in the grip of the Communist-led Wraterside Workers' Union. * When the Cominform signaled a stepped-up cold war against the democracies four years ago, the union's headlock on New Zealand trade quickly slipped into a stranglehold.

Tough Regulations. Last February, faced with a new dock strike, conservative Prime Minister Sidney Holland decided he would not permit the Communists to use democracy in order...

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