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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 98 (June 1947)

[C. L. Adcock heads US bizonal control],   p. 12 PDF (711.5 KB)

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I      Heads US Bizonal Control
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THE appointment of Clarence L. Ad-
cock as US chairman of the Bi-
zonal Control Office of the newly-
created Bizonal Economic Council
signals the early functioning of that
body in carrying out the US/UK eco-
nomic program.
Formerly Assistant Deputy Military
Governor, until his retirement last
fall From the US Army as a Major
General, Chairman Adcock heads the
office which is second in line of con-
trol of the German bizonal admini-
strative organization. At the top is
the Bipartite Board which meets in
Berlin. It is composed of the British
and American Military Governors or
Deputy Military Governors who re-
view and approve ordinances and de-
cisions of the Economic Council;
issue instructions to the Economic
Council and the Executive Committee;
and exercise over-all control of the
(photo by PRO, OMGUS)
operations of the entire administra-
tive organization.
Operating second in command to
the Bipartite Board is the Control Of-
fice with headquarters in Frankfurt/
Main. This office is headed by one
British and one US chairman and the
members of the several Bipartite func-
tional panels. As the US chairman,
Mr. Adcock represents the Bipartite
Board in the conduct of day-to-day
administrative relations with the Exe-
cutive Committee, and through it,
the Executive Directors.  Assisting
him and the British chairman are a
joint secretariat and liaison staff,
forming a channel of communication
between Military Government and the
Economic Council and its subordi-
nate agencies.
Directly under the jurisdiction of
the Control Office are the Bipartite
During the first four months of 1947,
a total of $ 46,236,300 was derived
from the sale of export products in-
cluding  coal from  the  Combined
US/UK Zones of Germany, it was
announced by the Economics Divi-
sion, OMGUS.
Coal exports to France and other
members of the European Coal Organ-
ization accounted for $ 26,310,160,
timber for $ 6,227,571 and invisible
exports for another $ 1,818,702. The
balance, $ 11,879,867, represented ex-
port products consisting of consumer
goods and other commodities which
constitute the  backbone  of  the
$ 350,000,000 export program pro-
jected for the two Zones for 1947.
The figure for the month of April,
was $ 13,762,797.
These  figures  do  not include
$ 25,240,940 in export contracts con-
cluded during the four months under
review. Delivery on these products
were not effected immediately.
Imports by the Combined Area to-
taled $ 185,025,375 between January
and 21 April. Imports of food, seed,
fertilizer, and other commodities vit-
ally needed to prevent disease and
unrest, totaled $ 170,597,675, while
the import of raw materials required
for  the  export program  totaled
$ 14,427,698.
A new high for weekly food im-
ports into the combined UK/US area
was reached during the first week of
June with the arrival of 21 ships at
Bremen, Hamburg, and Emden carry-
ing a total cargo of 141,000 tons of
food from the United States.
Panels, made up of US and British
representatives, for each of the pre-
sent bizonal agencies. These panels
observe and review, and, through the
Control Office, exercise control of the
operation of their respective depart-
ments. The Control Office chairmen,
therefore, have complete administra-
tive reponsibility for the operation of
functional branches of Transport, Fi-
nance, Communications, Food and
Agriculture, Economics, and Civil Ser-
vice. At the same time, the chairmen
act as a connection between the bran-
ches of the Bipartite Control Office
and their couterparts in OMGUS.
23 JUNE 1947

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