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No. 130 (March 9, 1948)

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new German press in the Bizonal
The Association of Swiss Students
and US Military Government have
completed a plan to allow 200 uni-
versity students from the US Zone
to go to Switzerland to work on Swiss
farms. They will be paid for their
services and will spend a week in
educational travel in Switzerland.
Under an agreement between US
Military Government and the Centre
d'Entr'aide International of Switzer-
land, the centre has been authorized
to ship relief supplies in bulk to the
US Zone for free distribution to needy
persons by approved German welfare
German authorities will assume
responsibility on March 15 for in-
spection of air travelers in and out
of the US occupied area of Germany.
The authority extends to all persons
and goods within the jurisdiction of
the German police. It does not in-
clude the military and civilian per-
sonnel of the Allied Forces occupying
Germany, or their property.
Inland water transportation and
shipyard workers have been given
total commitments of KM 1U4,VUO,UUU
on each side.
Proclamations No. 2 and 8, con-
cerning the bizonal reorganization
and the establishment of a high court
for economic matters, respectively,
were issued and delivered to the
ministers president and the president
of the Bizonal Economic Council.
A cargo of 1,096 tons of shelled
peanuts from the United States arrived
at Bremen for German civilians in the
Bizonal Area. This was the first
shipment on a 24,000-ton contract. The
peanuts, to be processed by plants in
the Bizonal Area, will yield an esti-
mated 12,000 tons of oil.
More than 130,000 tons of United
States potatoes, being shipped into
the Bizonal Area to maintain the
established ration, are additional food
imports, and are not included in the
original scheduled food deliveries for
the combined zones.
The first eight shiploads will be
distributed as eating potatoes. The
remaining imports will be used for
seed purposes in order to increase
the indigenous production.
To relieve acute fat shortages in
North Rhine-Westphalia, other states
of the Bizonal Area took voluntary
The bizonal child ieeding-program
began operation on March 1 on a
five-day basis, providing a 350-calory'
off-the-ration  meal  per  day  to
4,260,000 children. The increase of
710,000 over the previous 3,500,000
children fed was made possible by
the change from the earlier six-day
The first deliveries of urgently
needed basic slag from Luxembourg
were made to the Bizonal Area. Al
total of 60,000 metric tons of this
commodity, which is to be processed
and used as a fertilizer, was pur-
chased from Luxembourg for spring
The failure of daily hard-coal pro-
duction to regain its November 1947
peak of 260,000 tons was due largely
to the deterioration of the food
situation in the Ruhr and the non-
appearance of goods under the third
phase of the incentive program. The
first deliveries of fats and surplus
PX supplies with this fund were
scheduled for the middle of February.
A rapid rise in the water levels
during the first four days of February
resulted in flood levels being recorded
on the Main, Neckar, Moselle, Weser
(Continued on Page 29)
MARCH 9, 1948

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