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(June 1951)

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HICOM Meeting of May 9
The 62nd meeting the Council of the
Allied High Commission was held at the
Petersberg May 9. Present were John J.
McCloy, US High Commissioner (chair-
man); Andre Francois-Poncet, French high
commissioner, and Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick,
United Kingdom high commissioner.
After a short business session, the Coun-
cil adjourned.
The next meeting of the Council will
be held on May 17, 1951, at the Petersberg,
Bonn.
HICOM Meelting -of May 17
The 63rd meeting of the Council of the
Allied High Commission was held at the
Petersberg May 17. Present were John J.
McCloy, United States High Commissioner
(chairman); Andre Francois-Poncet, French
high commissioner, and Sir Ivone Kirk-
patrick, United Kingdom high commissioner.
The Council considered pending business
and adjourned, after tentatively scheduling
its next meeting for May 24, 1951, at the
Petersberg, Bonn.
HICOM Meeting of May 31
The 64th meeting of the Council of the
Allied High Commission was held at US
headquarters in Berlin May 31. Present
were Mr. John J. McCloy, United States
High Commissioner (chairman); Mr. Andre
Francois-Ponnet, French high commis-
sioner; and Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, United
Kingdom high commissioner.
The high commissioners took the oppor-
tunity of their visit to hear firsthand from
the Berlin commandants about political
and economic developments in Berlin.
In addition, the Council:
(1) Affirmed the support of the Allied
High Commission for the 1951 Berlin festi-
val, which is to be held from Sept. 5 to
30. A varied program of dramatics, music,
other cultural activities and sports has
been planned for the festival. Famous
artists from Germany, France, the United
States, the United Kingdom and other
countries will participate.
(2) Paid tribute to the valuable services
rendered by the officials and staff 'of the
Bizonal High Court at Cologne, the func-
tions of which are being terminated. Let-
ters of congratulation have been dispatched
from the Council to the president of the
court, Dr. Herbert Ruscheweyh, and to its
solicitor general, Dr. Hans Quambusch.
(3) Signed a law bringing up to date in
legislation of the Occupation Authorities
the definition of the term "United Na-
tions." The law takes account of the
emergence of new states which became
independent after May 8, 1945, and of ter-
ritorial entities which formerly were ad-
ministered or controlled by one of the
original United Nations listed in previous
legislation. This previous defining legis-
lation (SHAEF Law No. 3 and US Military
Government Law No. 3) is repealed by
the law signed today.
(4) Signed a law broadening the defini-
tion of "United Nations nationals" to
conform with the law mentioned in (3)
above, in regard to legislation concerning
monetary reform (conversion laws).
(5) Noted that a recent letter from the
federal chancellor on the subject of the
Saar has been transmitted to governments.
(6) Scheduled its next meeting for
June 14, 1951, at the Petersberg, Bonn.
Laws and Regulations
Law No. 53
Amending Law No. 22*
(Control of Materials, Facilities and
Equipment Relating to Atomic Energy)
The Council of the Allied High Commis-
sion enacts as follows:
Article 1
Paragraph 2 of Article 1 and Paragraph 1
of Article 2 of Law No. 22 are hereby
amended by adding after the words "in
this Law" the words "or in any Regulation
made thereunder." !
Article 2
Paragraphs 1 d, f and m of Article 2
of Law No. 22 are hereby amended to
read as follows:
"d. artificial graphite containing 99.5 per-
cent or more of carbon, and products
fabricated from such graphite;"
"f. rare earth metals, compounds, mix-
tures and products;"
"in (i) vacuum diffusion pumps having
a diameter, measured inside the barrel at
inlet jet, of five inches (127 mm) or more;
(ii) mechanical vacuum pumps capable
of vacuum of one mm. of mercury or better,
and with a theoretical displacement of
22 cu. ft./min. (565 lit./min.) or more;"
Done at
Bonn, Petersberg, April 26, 1951.
* See Information Bulletin for April 1950,
page 67.
Regulation No. 1
Under Law No. 22
(As Amended by Law No. 53)
(Control of Materials, Facilities and
Equipment Relating to Atomic Energy)
The Council of the Allied High Commis-
sion issues the following regulation:
Article 1
The activities indicated with respect to
each of the items set forth in the schedule*
thereto are hereby authorized subject to
the limitations and conditions set forth in
the said schedule.
Article 2
Where, by the terms of the said schedule,
an activity is authorized subject to the
declaration of an article, a declaration
shall be submitted in sextuplicate to the
minister president of the state in which the
article is located.
Every such declaration shall contain the
following particulars:
Name and address of persons having
custody;
* For Schedule see Issue No. 54 of the Allied
High Commission Gazette for May 9, 1951.
Date and place of acquisition, location,
description, quantity and intended use Of
the article.
The minister president shall forthwith
transmit to the Military Security Board
four copies of each declaration submitted
to him.
Done at
Bonn, Petersberg, April 28, 1951.
Regulation No. 6
(Formation of Iron and Steel Unit
Companies)
Under Law No. 27
(Reorganization of German Coal and Iron
and Steel Industries)
Having, by letter dated March 27, 1951,
accepted the proposals concerning the
implementation of Law No. 27 set forth
by the Federal Republic of Germany in a
letter dated March 14, 1951, the Council
of the Allied High Commission, in partial
implementation of Law No. 27 and on the
basis of said letters, issues the following
regulation:
Article 1
1. From the assets owned or controlled
directly or indirectly by the enterprises
listed or described in the schedules of
Law No. 27, the Combined Steel Group:
(a) shall cause to be established 24 iron
and steel unit companies as generally de-
scribed in the appendix to this regulation*;
(b) may cause to be established ad-
ditional iron and steel unit companies;
(c) shall cause the transfer to the unit
companies established pursuant to this
regulation of additional assets as may
appear necessary or appropriate.
2. The Combined Steel Group may cause
title to any of the assets allocated to a
unit company to be transferred to a sub-
sidiary of the unit company.
Article 2
The Combined Steel Group is hereby
authorized to issue appropriate orders and
take all other action of whatever nature
necessary to carry out the provisions of
this regulation.
Article 3
In establishing unit companies the Com-
bined Steel Group may, to the extent it
deems necessary or appropriate, use one
or more existing companies or may cause
the formation of new companies and may
authorize the use or formation of subsidiary
companies.
Article 4
The Combined Steel Group may, where
it deems it appropriate, provide for the
transfer of assets to unit companies not-
withstanding the existence of any restric-
tion oin the transferabilitiy of such assets.
Article 5
Except as may be otherwise provided
by the Combined Steel Group:
(1) unit companies shall assume all rights
and duties arising out of contracts or
other legal transactions which have been
entered into in connection with the opera-
tion of the transferred assets;
(2) upon the assumption of any con-
tractual duty or other liability by a unit
company, the former obligor or debtor shall
thereby be released from any obligation
with respect to any such contractual duty
or liability.
* See Allied High Commission Gazette for
May 9, 1951.
INFORMATION BULLETIN
Official Communiques
JUNE 1951
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