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

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consideration for Schacht." This admis-
sion, followed disclosure that Schacht
laind Wilhelm Frick, another defendant,
were going to try to save their own
skins by attacking their fellow defen-
dants, notably Goering. Hans Bernd Gise-
vius, former assistant to Frick and
Frick's sole witness, told the court that
Goering had been far bloodhirstier than
seven Hitler, while Frick and Schacht
worked ceaselessly to ov'erthrov the Nazi
President Truman told members of
Washington's Ministerial Union that
"the world is at the crossroads" and the
US must not shirk its responsibilities
to the world.
Asserting that the "United States as
la nation came out of this war as a
leader," Mr. Truman expressed some
fear that the US is losing sight of some
of its responsibilities. He said, "It came
'out of the war with the greatest produc-
tion, machine in the history of the world.
It came 'out with all the best things
that are in us brought to the surface.
But since V-J Day I fear very much
we are losing sight of our responsibili-
ties. God intended us to assume them
some 25 or 30 years ago and we shirked
them. We can't shirk them now."
The President pointed out that "one
'of the immediate things with which we
are faced is feeding the starving." He
told the group of ministers that they
,could help in this work.
Lyle Van 'of MBS finds General
McNa~rney's order to tighten discipline
throughout the Theater an in-
'evitable  development.  "The
way things are going," he says,
we face a great danger; we're
losing the respect of the Ger-
mazns; we are losing the res-
piect lof our allies ... our soldiers must
tighten up ion discipline. It must be if we
are to do our job, if the soldiers them-
selves are not to siuffer the consequen-
Analyzing the results of the Mutual
Network's poll of sentiment on the re-
turn; to food rationing in the US, com-
menta;tor Cecil Brown points out that
general sentiment as expressed in the
poll was against sharing food with the
German people. "The usual comment
was: Let the victims 'of the Germans
have food first and, if any remains,
then let it go to the Germans."
Henry Gladstone of MBS expresses the
opinion that it's doubly important that
all connected with such German subver-
sive movements as the !one revealed by
"Operation Nursery" be apprehended as
soon as possible. "For," Gladstone points
out, "in addition to the fanatical efforts
such persions exert on behalf of their
distorted beliefs, they are capable of
arousing  others  to   demonstrations
against Occupation Forces. This is done
by playing up the plight of the Germans
at present, by dwelling lon the fact that
the Germans are on near-starvation ra-
tions. It will take some time and will
require great care on the part of Allied
authorities to weather the period of
Occupation in Germany."
Speaking ion the international food
crisis, Ned Calmer of CBS sees the nieed
for food becoming the dominant world
issue. ".... and it's up to the countries'
that have more than, they need to sen4
their surplus to countries that are near
starvation. The implication of these facts
was stated by General Eisenhower. 'Food
is the most important means of pre-
serving thle peace,' he said; 'without it
the world is heading for another war in
-which Americans will die.' The world
is depending on the farm regions of the

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