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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 57 (September 1946)

General,   pp. 21-23 PDF (1.5 MB)


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and agriculture, internal and foreign trade,
industry, finance and transportation, and
possibly eventually for post and telegraph
services.
These would be German administrative
agencies whose personnel would be recruited
from both zones. They would operate under
directives laid down by the British and
American staffs in Berlin. Within the scope
of these directives, the German administra-
tions would have full executive powers, and
would pass on instructions of their own
through German channels. At lower levels
of these administrations, British and Amer-
ican officers would be available to give ad-
vice.
The administrations, the British Deputy
Military Governor explained, would not all
be set up in the same place. The one for
trade and industry would in the first in-
stance be set up at Minden, British Zone,
and the food and agriculture administration,
and possibly the one for finance, would be
set up at Stuttgart in Wuerttemberg-Baden
of the US Zone.
Allied    Control Authority
Law No. 34 on the Dissolution of the
Wehrmacht and Law No. 35 on the Con-
ciliation and Arbitration Machinery in Labor
Conflicts were signed by the Allied Control
Council, effective as of 26 August.
Law No. 34 stipulates that the German
war ministries and all German land, naval
and air forces with all their organizations,
staff and institutions including general staff,
officers corps, reserve corps, military schools,
war veterans organizations, and all other
military and quasi-military organizations are
considered disbanded and declared illegal.
Reformation or reconstruction of any of
these agencies is also declared illegal. The
law further stipulates that all property own-
ed by these organizations is subject to con-
fiscation by order of the Zone Commander,
and that any person violating any provision
of this law shall be liable to criminal pros-
ecution before Military Government court.
Law No. 35, supplementing Law No. 21,
concludes Allied policy for the establishment
of agencies and comprehensive machinery
for the orderly disposition of all classes of
labor disputes. The law makes voluntary
arbitration procedures -available to German
employers' organizations and trade unions
for prevention or peaceful settlement of con-
flicts arising out of negotiations or contracts,
new provisions or modifications of existing
contracts, and other matters not within the
jurisdiction of the labor court.
Export of Chinaware
An export program for Bavarian china-
ware, expected to obtain a revenue ten times
greater than the expense for imported mater-
ials, is to be put into operation immediately.
From the 24 porcelain manufacturing
plants in operation in Bavaria with a ca-
pacity of 1,430 tons a month, 25 percent of
the output will go for export. The balance
will go for occupation and domestic require-
ments. The exports are to be handled by the
US Commercial Company, an agency of the
US Government.
Much of the raw materials, such as coal,
china clay, gypsum, and fine gold, come from
Czechoslovakia. An allocation of dollars from
the proceeds of exports has been made for
the import of the raw materials.
The program was prepared by the Society
of German Ceramics Manufactures under the
supervision of the Economics Division,
OMGUS, and OMG for Bavaria. Concur-
rence has been given by the Laenderrat.
Transit Air Mail Shipments
Quadripartite approval has been given for
transit air mail shipments through Germany
from Great Britain, France and the United
States to eastern European countries. No
financial responsibility will be borne by the
German Reichspost and necessary transporta-
tion and other arrangements must be com-
pleted by countries desiring to initiate this
service.
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