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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 62 (October 1946)

General,   pp. 14-16 PDF (1.5 MB)

Page 15

14 countries. Books written in English and
French were read to visiting children by
trilingual librarians in the kindergarten
section and the older children were allowed
to read whatever books attracted their atten-
In answer to questionnaires, presented to
groups of young people between 13 and 18
years old, the first choice in books was in the
technical field and the second favorite prov-
ed to be biographies.
British Zone Briefs
A total of 155,656 Germans have been re-
moved from office up to the end of August
in the denazification program in the British
Zone. In the same period of occupation,
944,547 persons had made application for
employment, 86,106 applications were; re-
fused and 1,634 applicants had been prose-
cuted for false answers.
Production of pig iron and steel in the
British Zone during August was the highest
of any mouth since the occupation. The out-
put of pig iron rose to 181,104 tons, of ingot
steel to 249,846 tons, and of rolled steel to
203,227 tons.
The Kaiser Bridge, one of four Weser
River bridges destroyed by the Germans in
Bremen in the final'stages of the war, will
soon be raised from the river bed. This
bridge, weighing more than 2,500 tons, is
the second heaviest span ever to be raised
from water.
Nearly 5,000 tons of tinned herring, one
of the largest single consignments of: fish
ever received, arrived in Hamburg recently
from Montreal, for distribution in the British
Cardinal Josef Frings, Archbishop of Co-
logne, recently visited England where he was
the guest of Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of
Westminster.  Cardinal FringsI inspected
prisoner of war camps in England and met
German -army chaplains.
Considerable quantities of iron and steel
are to be delivered to the Soviet Zone in ex-
change for an equivalent value of various
products to the'British Zone, including grain
and domestic fuel for 'Berlin, under a British-
Soviet reciprocal trade agreement.
Appointments to MG Court
An acting clerk and four deputy clerks
have been appointed to the recently establish-
ed Military Government Court for Civil Ac-
tions. Herbert B. Gerhart is the presiding
judge of the court.
Civil action for damages arising out of the
operation of motor vehicles not owned by
the US Government can be instituted now by
or against a United Nations national by
filing a complaint in the office of the clerk
of the court or with any of the deputy clerks.
The seat of the court is in Stuttgart but the
court will sit at any time or place within
the US Areas of Germany as the need arises.
The; new appointees are: Acting clerk:
John Davis, Stuttgart; deputy clerks: Wil-
liam R. Galloway, Wiesbaden; Joseph Cash,
Munich;, 2nd Lt. James R. Bartholomew,
Bremen; Lt. Col. Leo A. Swoboda, Berlin.
Discharged PW's
Any prisoner of war who does not have a
discharge certificate when applying to Ger-
man authorities for ration cards is to be
turned over to the' nearest prisoner of war
enclosure for investigation, processing and
proper  discharge.  This 'OMGUS' order
resulted from claims by -many POWs that
they were not issued discharge certificates or
have lost them.
Division Transferred
The Surplus Property Accounting Division
of Office of Fiscal Director USFET was
transferred with its assigned civilian and
military personnel to the Office of the For-
eign Liquidation Commission on 1 September.
Military personnel affected by this transfer
are now attached to Western Base Section
for administration.

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