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(April 1951)

Occupation log,   pp. 56-[60] PDF (2.8 MB)


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tat Michigan State College at East Lansing, Mich., in
memory of nearly 400 former students who lost their
bves in World War II.
Stones from St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster
Abbey in London have already been received by college
officials, and will be set into the narthex of the chapel
along with the stone from Berlin. Efforts are being made
to obtain similar contributions "representing the culture
ot Europe' from other famous European edifices.
Partially destroyed during the war, Berlin's Cathedral,
t*w history of which dates back to 1465, is located in the
Lustqarten, in East Berlin. Much of the damage has been
rcpaired and restoration of the remainder is in progress.
Sporting Guns to Military Weapons
Manufacturers of sporting guns in the Soviet Zone of
CGe many have been instructed to begin production of
spate parts and components for military weapons, accord-
inq to a RIAS (Radio in the American Sector) broadcast.
f'he report added that the manufacture of all sporting
weapons in the Soviet Zone has been discontinued. Among
companies immediately affected are the Simon, Fortuna,
TIhbaelmaann and Merkel firms, all located at Suhl, in
Tbhuringia, which have been allocated contracts for the
production of parts and components for military weapons.
it is believed, the report said, that the large stock of
sporting weapons in the Soviet Zone - reportedly
approximately 30,000 guns - is to be sold to Western
Germany to obtain Deutsche mark credits.
CARE Shipment Still Missing
C ARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to
L mope) textile packages valued at $4,500 shipped from
thi United States for distribution to Berlin needy, are
still missing after their seizure in February by Soviet
corntiol authorities at the barge check-point at Witten-
beur , in the Soviet Zone.
Eight Bavarians prepare to depart for America under
HICOGExchangeProgram.They will studyvarious aspects
of public life including civic education, religious institu-
tiOIs, union activities, Red Cross facilities and social ser-
vices. Front row, l.-r., Hildegard Bischoff, HolISaale; Anne-
murie Herold, Munich; Helene Fichte, Coburg. Back row,
Alfred Roedl, Ansbach; Wolfgang Zorn, Augsburg; Luise
Joeri sen, Munich; Lotte Branz, Munich and Franz Wiesner,
Munichl.                 (Photo by Schoenborn, PRD HICOG)
E'UCOM's Jewish Chaplains meet in Synagogue Center
at Heidelberg to discuss arrangements for observance of
Passover (April 20). L.-r., Lt. Col. Philip Pincus, head-
quarters, USAFE; Capt. Morris E. Mathews, Frankfurt
Military Post; Gen. Jean Eichiski, headquarters, French
Zone; Lt. Col. Henry Tavel, Chaplain's Division, head-
quarters, EUCOM; Capt. Herman Dicker, headquarters,
US Forces in Austria, and Capt. Hersh Livazer, Munich
Military Post.                         (US Army photo)
The Berlin-bound shipment, comprising 35 crates of
textile goods, was confiscated Feb. 14. Soviet authorities,
in a letter to the CARE office in Berlin, admitted they
are holding the consignment.
Explanations given for the seizure were "improper
documentation" and the fact that the goods were enroute
from the US, instead of Hamburg, as stated on the bills
of lading.
Another CARE shipment of approximately 1,000 pounds
of textiles was seized by the Soviets last October, and
to date has not been returned.
Unemployed Get Double Treat
Unemployed residents of Rothenburg, Hesse, accustom-
ed to waiting many long hours for their semi-weekly
relief checks are now finding the waiting time enjoyable.
Thanks to the ingenuity of US Resident Officer R. J.
Wilson, the hundreds of persons who come to the county
capital twice every week for their money, now view
the newest motion pictures of the US film program. The
Wilson-inaugurated film program, which continues until
the last person has received his money, will probably
be extended to other areas of Hesse.
Dependents Visit Cotton Mill
The third in a series of visits to German installations
by students of the Stuttgart Military Post Dependents
School took place when 30 pupils visited the Otto
Heinrich & Son cotton mill in Wendlingen, near Stuttgart.
The project was conceived through the cooperation of
the OLCW-B Labor Affairs Division and the Stuttgart
Parent-Teacher Association to better acquaint the pu-
pils of the school with the German economic situation
and, in particular, to give them a chance to examine the
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