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Information bulletin
(January 1952)

In and around Germany,   pp. [46]-50 PDF (3.0 MB)


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!he Juilliard Quartet gave recitals in Berlin, Bremen,
Fp-.nkfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Heidelberg, Mannheim,
Niltiiich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. Their programs of
bohl classical and modern music met with praise from
all ljeiices and critics alike. Newspapers called the quartet
'le' of the world's best," "an artistic event of first-class
inljlliotance, "a new factor in our musical life."
Citics lauded the "high musical culture" of the Hall-
jolilson choir, its "extraordinary discipline," its "choice
vocal material" and the "fascinating realism of its inter-
plt C(ation." The Hall-Johnson Choir performed in Berlin
(s  h e back cover), Bremen, Bremerhaven, Frankfurt, Ham-
lw!q, Hanover, Kassel, Mannheim, Munich and Nurem-
l p1 Press and public reactions to their appearances
wt'15 equally impressive.
lrge crowds flocked to US Information Centers in cities
Fh here the programs were given.
Foreign Interests Protected
!'lie Allied High Commission has approved a law to
po ect foreign nationals who were previously prevented
hieiii exercising their legal rights in Germany due to war
aid postwar conditions.
the principal effect of the law is in cases where a
lofi ,rn national needs a special license under foreign
exchange legislation in Germany in order to take legal
at ion. The period of limitation or prescription related
to Ilie action will not expire before the end of the calendar
chao following the year in which such licensing ceases
-  ld in no case before July 1, 1952.
Present control legislation also prevents residents of
fleorin countries from freely collecting debts owed by
Gci mans. This bar to collection cannot be removed before
thi whole question of German debts has been clarified
On a governmental level.
Boy Scouts Get Help
loy Scouts in Bremerhaven are looking "official" these
Ios (is the result of a drive started by US Resident
()i Il ier Edward Merone.
NM. Merone noticed that many of the local Pathfinders
11i1d no uniform. Firms in the area were contacted to
har p in the matter. Material for the shirts was made
l Able by the Bremerhaven firm    of Ketelsen, while
I)i Erwin P. Brauner, HICOG Public Health adviser, ad-
(/I'''ses guests at opening of Mother and Child Health
Dc!nti)nstration Clinic at Neukoelln Hospital in Berlin.
7 l1e clinic provides 'prenatal care and medical attention
it. ( hlildren u0 to six.  (PRB BE-HIGOG photo by Schubert)
Bremerhaven boy scouts get 55 new uniforms through
American and German help. Pathfinder Deblitz accepts
official shirt from merchant Armin Ketelsen while US Resi-
dent Officer Edward Merone looks on. (Photo by Georg Roolg)
the firm of Ramelow donated the material for the scouts'
trousers. Mr. Merone paid the cost of having the gar-
ments sewn and also provided for Boy Scout necker-
chiefs.
A delegation of 20 Pathfinders received the 55 Boy
Scout uniforms during a ceremony in 'he US resident
office. The youths brought along their own music
makers.
Armin Ketelsen said during the ceremony, "We pre-
sent you these uniforms in the hope that you will wear
them in the true Boy Scout spirit."
Pathfinder Deblitz in thanking the donors promised to
keep the gifts well in accord with the Boy Scout principle,
''Always Prepared!"
Citizenship Training for Women
The first regional course is citizenship training for Ger-
man women, patterned after a program presented in
Speyer last fall by HICOG Women's Affairs Branch, was
held in Inzighofen, Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern, recently.
Mrs. Else Beckmann of the Tuebingen Women's Com-
mittee, who attended one of the Speyer sessions, served
as chairman. The course was organized by Miss Bertha
L. Bracey of Great Britain, a specialist, in Germany under
the HICOG Exchanges Program.
The 51 women participating were selected by the Tue-
bingen Women's Committee, P. A. Neuland, US observer
in South Baden, and Miss Margaret Blewett, Women's
Affairs adviser in OLC Wuerttemberg-Baden. Invitations
were extended to Dr. Gertrud Metzger, member of the
state council of Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern, and to the
Offices of the US and French High Commissioners.
Principal speakers were Mrs. Anna Haag, director of
the Anna Haag Home for Girls in Stuttgart, Dr. Elfriede
Mueller, vice chairman of the Europa-Union, Stuttgart,
and Miss Bracey.
After a general discussion of each address, the con-
ference divided into four discussion groups with the topics
including: women as a vital force of society; women as
educators; women as economic factors in the community,
INFORMATION BULLETIN


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