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Military government weekly information bulletin
No. 35 (April 1946)

Press comments,   pp. 21-23 PDF (1.3 MB)

Page 22

to see what develops in Japan now that
some of our Allies are going to 'help'."
Everything that comes out in the pa-
pers or on the radio, comments Lou
Brott of the Mutual Broadcasting System,
further confirms the imprles-
sion that "no one seems to be
satisfied with the way things
7     are going in Germany. There
are more than 200 correspon-
dents writing about Germany.
They present a wide division of opinion
of what the US should do in Germany.
There is, however, substantial agreement
about !one thing. This is that the US
is bungling the job."
Putting German political party ac-
tivity on a zonal basis, says John B.
Kennedy of the American Broadcasting
Company, "cannot be done without the
consent of the Russians, and Russia tak-
ing very good care that the Germans
cannot make a third invasion of their
country within a generation, will see to
it tha.t at least Prussia, Germany's gov-
erning province, has a. government to
Russian liking."
Speaking on the American Broadcasting
Company network, John B. Kennedy, tells
of Congressman who "believes... foreign
soldiers will gladly serve in an American
Foreign Legion to relieve American For-
ces of Occupation... The American Le-
gation in Ireland is besieged every day
by Irish applicants for service in the
American Army... But an American
Foreign Legion would have higher stand-
ards and better conditions than the
Apparently, declared Martin Agron sky
of the American Broadcasting Company,
some people think the Morgenthau plan
is the basis of American occupation po-
licy in Germany, whereas "American
policy for Germany was decided at Pots-
dam by President Truman."
Cecil Brown of the Mutual Broad.-
casting System says: "In Germany, we
are turning over the dissemination 'of
news to the Germans, not because they
have reformed but because we do not
have sufficient personnel to retain tight
supervision of the German newspapers
and radio stations."

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