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No. 133 (April 20, 1948)

Occupation activities,   pp. 20-22 PDF (1.6 MB)

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Allied Control Authority
the otner memIners to report on me
recommendations agreed upon at the
US-Anglo-French conference in London.
Plans have been completed for the
participation of the Bizonal Area in
the European Recovery Plan. Repre-
sentatives of the Bipartite Control
Office were appointed to attend the
meeting of the Committee for European
Economic Cooperation (CEEC) in
The Committee of Seniors of the
Economic Council adopted a motion
suspending Max Reimann (KPD North
Rhine-Westphalia), a member of the
Council, for two months for having
allegedly stated, in a recent public
speech that participation in the bizonal
administration was treasonable.
The Committee also confirmed the
nominations to the High Court for
the combined zones, previously sub-
mitted to Military Government on the
recommendation of the Main Commit-
tee in consultation with the bizonal
Council of States.
The Council of States on March 25
confirmed four ordinances adopted by
the Economic Council. They are: 2nd
Implementing Ordinance of Economic
Council Ordinance No. 10 concerning
the control of agricultural products;
No. 20, Provisional Ordinance for
Price Formation and Price Control;
No. 21, concerning mitigation of re-
percussions of the dismantling pro-
gram, and No. 22, concerning provi-
sional budgeting of the Bizonal Eco-
first week, and 1,792,860 tons i
second. Average daily output f
week ending March 13 was 2
tons, breaking the post V-E da
cord of 269,371 tons set the pre4
Council of States, and Executive
Committee. These meetings will norm-
ally take place on the 15th of each
month and will be held for the pur-
pose of exchanging views and in-
,formation on matters of mutual inter-
est concerning the work of the Bizonal
The March food ration has allowed
the normal consumer 1,180 calories
per day in Lower Saxony and Schles-
wig-Holstein, 1,260 calories in Bavaria
and Westphalia (excluding special
supply area Ruhr), and 1,400 calories
in other areas.
Between July 1, 1947 and March 1,
1948 greatly increased imports and
indigenous production permitted a
distribution of chemical fertilizers al-
most equalling that for the entire
crop year 1946-47. Actual amounts
distributed  during  the past eight
months were: 159,500 tons of nitrogen,
121,900 tons of phosphate, and 294,100
tons of potash.
During the two-week period ending
March 20, coal production continued
to rise, reaching 1,772,967 tons in the
Including the 42,469 tons prodi
Sunday, March 21, average daily
put during the week ending Marc'
was 298,810 tons, a new peak fit
The continued recession of v
levels on the Rhine River has redi
upstream loadings of coal to 75
cent of barge capacity since Mard
Further reductions may become
cessary unless spring rains resul
higher water levels. Nevertheless,
programmed upstream movemen
400,000 metric tons of coal for
US Zone for the five-week pe
ending March 29 had reached 103
cent of allocation on March 22.
Consumption of electricity d'
the week ending March 6 decre
seasonally 4 percent, the largest
crease so far this year, and 'w
continued into the week en
March 13. During the same pe
hydrogeneration remained fairlyi
stant,  contributing  approxim;
25 percent of total generation.
Non- ferrous metals production
been retarded by a labor shorl
In February the output of catl
copper was 2,606 tons, compare
2,980 tons in January, and raw
and zinc dust production droj
from 2,133 tons in January to
tons in February. Hard and soft
output rose from 1,752 tons in Jan
to 2,842 tons in February.
It was estimated that there w
be a deficiency of 175 tons of urg4
needed coal-mining explosives by
end of March out of a total req
ment of about 700 tons. Arrangen
The section on Occupational
Activities is compiled from the
Semimonthly Report of Military
Government No. 87; official an-
nouncements by MG and affi-
liated organizations, and public
information offices throughout
the US Zone, to give a summary
of developments throughout the
occupied area of Germany.

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