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Military government weekly information bulletin
No. 41 (May 1946)

Press comments,   pp. 20-22 PDF (1.5 MB)

Page 21

The St. Louis Star Times, however,
took ia different view of Operation Nur-
sery. "We do not have to fear Nazi.
diehards. The recent raids against them
where suitably called 'Occupation Nur-
slery.' Their scheme was childish and
premature They never could be more
than a nuisance to the occupying forces."
But, the editorial warns, there is al-
most certain to be trouble in Germany
if the Allies do not handle the occupa-
tion with wisdom. ". . . . we must be
ion our guard lest the revival of Ger-
many is so botched that the accumulated
greivalnees will be the occasion for the
rise of a, new anti-democratic force in
the Reich. Such an element would not
bear the stigma, of Hitler's defeat any
more than Hitler assumed responsibility
for the Kaiser and Junkers. It would
rise out of the grieiva:nces of its own
time an'd place. It would not be a dis-
credited movement seeking vindication. It
would be led by a. new prophet raising
a new flag. If it comes into being, it wall
be through our own fault."
How the occupying nations work to
encourage democratic ideals to a strong
degree will determine the "real mortality
of Nazism and the birth of liberal demo-
cracy in Germany," an editorial in the
Birmingham News declares
"Pan-Germanism was not defeated by
military blows; ideas are rendered ob-
solescent only by the ascendancy of more
popular ideals. A major necessity of our
occupational offort should be must be
to afford ample oportunity for better
ideals, as we see them, to gain such as-
"How much emphasis has been placed
in supplanting the Nazi idea, has not been
made clear. As time passes and immed-
iate German needs are met, avenues
will be open in. two directions: The Ger-
mans may feel encouraged to bring forth
ta reinvigorated, and perhaps camou-
flaged, new Nazi program; or they may
feel encouraged to emulate!the structures
of the democracies."
Warning that "hunger threatens  to
nullify all our war sacrifices," Secretary
of Agriculture Clinton Anderson told the
International  Rotary   Meeting   in
Washington that the
needs 'of humanity
call for th~e fulfill-
ment ,of US food 'ex-
p!ort goals, food pro-
duction goals, and
conservation of available supplies.
Anderson pointed out that during 1946,
the US would export about eleven mil-
lion tons of wheat - seven times as
much a.s the average shipped in prewar
years. He noted that this -performance
is sometimes obscured by the very great
needs abroad.
Describing the fats and 'oils situation
as next in importance to wheat, Ander-
son said the US was -exporting 375,000
tons of fats and oils in 1946 and holding
down imports to 300,000 tons. as com-
pared with average pre-war imports of
'over a million tons annually. He added,
that the American people would have 20
percent less fats and oils in the months
immediately ahead as compared with
the same period last year.
Defens'e council for Hermann Goering
has virtually admitted that the former
Reich Marshal is cracking the wip over
his Nazi codefendants in a conspiracy to
conceal his - and their - war-crime guilt
according to the New York Herald Tri-
bune. Dr. Otto Stahmer, Golering's attorney,
told the international tribunal during a
wrangle between, defense attorneys that
Goering, informed him  Tuesday night
that if Schacht, another defendant,
should not testify. to his liking, then
Goering "on. his part had to drop any

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