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Weekly information bulletin
Number 61 (September 1946)

Press and radio comment,   pp. 22-28 PDF (3.4 MB)


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to removal by either the appointing or con-
firming authority.
The positions of chief advisory officials
call for men of considerable experience in the
field of their specialty. They must have had
considerable practical experience and also a
capacity for administration. These positions
are to be filled by appointment by the top
official under whom they serve in an ad-
visory capacity and are subject to removal
by him. Other than top management posi-
tions shall be filled through Civil Service
examination. It is estimated that 180 persons
will be required.
The headquarters should be located in
Berlin which has adequate communication
facilities and will permit closer liaison with
the Allied Control Authority.
18,000 square feet of good office space is
required. No special types of equipment are
required except statistical machines, adding
machines, mimeographs, plan reproduction
machines and photostat machines and tele-
type equipment. Several Reich properties
are available.
The expenses of fhe Central Department
should be budgeted against and paid from
general revenues available to the Central
Agencies.
It is realized that the Reichsbahn is a
revenue producer. However, the personnel
should be made to feel that they are working
for Germany as a whole and for the whole
transport system not for any particular
branch of transport. They should not be
paid from receipts of the transport system.
Any return above the operating budget should
go to the general treasury fund or be made
available for reparations.
NEW STAMPS FOR GERMANY (Confinued from page 8)
Burtz of the French Government completed
the jury. Each representative was assisted
by a political adviser to judge the political
acceptability of the various designs and an
artistic adviser to judge the qualities from
an artistic point of view.
The Stamp Jury began its complex job
of reviewing the several thousand entries on
29 March and on 11 May reached unanimous
agreement on the five winning designs. De-
signs were rated as -to order of relative merit
by vote of the judges, who devised a point
system for this purpose. Many colorful and
ingenius drawings were rejected for political
undesirability, some because of poor artistic
technique and still others because they were
impractical from a postal point of view. The
designs which received final approval were
adjudged the best entries combining all de-
sirable qualities. Recommendations for prizes
have been prepared by the Postal Sub-Com-
mittee and will be officially announced upon
approvar of the Directorate of Internal Af-
fairs and Communications.
The winning artists: Gerd Barach of Ber-
lin-Neukolln (US Sector of Berlin) won first
prize for his entry depicting two workers,
a man with a trowel in his outstretched hand
and a woman carrying a sheaf of grain.
A tie resulted in the second and third se-
lections: H. W. Hoepfner of Hannover-Kirch-
rode (British Zone) for his design showing
a pair of upstretched hands, broken shackles
falling away, releasing the white dove of
peace with a small sprig of olive in its beak;
and Joseph Rogmann of Beierfeld, Erz-
gebirge (Soviet Zone) for his entry showing
a worker leaving his house to begin his day
of labor, a large hammer carried over his
shoulder.
Fourth place went to the design of Lud-
wig Brand of Kempten-Allgau (US Zone),
portraying the beginning of a new day. A
farmer is kneeling in fresh soil in the act
of planting a small plant, presumably an
olive tree. A shovel is standing in the ground
by his side and the sunrise is shown in the
background.
A drawing by Heinz Luckenbach of Wal-
sum, Niederrhein (British Zone) won fifth
prize. His entry shows a farmer sowing
grain in a new field; his farmhouse is in the
background and the sun is rising in the
early morning.
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