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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 87 (April 1947)

General,   pp. 14-20 PDF (3.9 MB)

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The first group from among approximate-
ly 10,000 displaced persons volunteering
for work in Belgium are being processed
ior movement and resettlement in that coun-
try. The IGCR plan for resettlement has
been approved by the Belgian Government.
Approval has been given in Land Hesse
for the use of insignia or badges by Boy
Scouts (Pfadfinder), Falcons (Falken), and
F'ree German Youth (Freie Deutsche Ju-
gend). Other groups with approved badges
include Catholic Youth, Evangelical Youth,
and Young Men's Christian Association.
Abolition of quasi-militaristic titles in the
theater and music fields, such as general
music director (Generalmusikdirektor) and
intendant general (Generalintendant) has
received quadripartite agreement.
Land finance officers are being given au-
thority under certain conditions to approve
applications for special licenses to withdraw
sums up to RM 1,000 from accounts blocked
pursuant to MG Law No. 52.
Approximately 140 important articles
looted from the Army Museum in Paris and
from Fontainebleau have been identified at
the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point.
During the first half of March, a total
of 71,700 metric tons of food were import-
ed from the United States for distribution
among the German consumers in the combin-
ed US-British Zones.
Four new border police posts have been
established in the area of Obersuhl on the
eastern frontier of Hesse to combat heavy
smuggling traffic in that area.
The number of cases tried in MG courts
in the first two months of this year was
16.2 percent less than in the same period
of 1946 and nine percent less than in No-
vember-December 1946.
A draft constitution is scheduled to be
submitted to a referendum in Land Bremen
during the summer. With the cancelling of
the election for a constitutional assembly
in the Land, permission was given by Mil-
itary Government for the interim Landtag
and Constitutional Committee to prepare
the constitutional draft.
One fresh egg per person was provided
for displaced persons in camps in the US
Zone for the Passover and Easter holidays.
These supplies came from indigenous econ-
omy to be replaced by dehydrated eggs from
DP food stocks.
A special film depicting destroyed Ger-
man war plants and other plants being dis-
mantled for reparations has been edited and
recorded for shipment to the Moscow Con-
ference for presentation by US Zone officials.
Historical and political studies predomi-
nated among the more important books re-
cently in the Zone. The subjects included
a history of the western civilization, cur-
rent German politics, speeches by Justice
Jackson, and atomic matters.
Opening of the clinical branch of the
Medical Faculty at Wuerzburg University
in Bavaria has been provisionally approved.
Classes are to begin about 1 May.
Enrollment at the Kirchliche Hochschule
in the US Berlin Sector, theological semi-
nary established by the Confessional Church
in 1935 and later suppressed by the Nazis,
has increased from 130 during the winter
semester to 220 for the spring-summer term.
Relief assistance increased during Feb-
ruary. As compared to January, the number
of persons receiving relief increased three
percent to 1,287,851 and expenditures six
percent to RM 36,489,797.
Two wool processing contracts have been
completed by US/UK economics authorities
at Minden. One is for 5,000 metric tons
of wool from the United Kingdom to be
combed by German firms in the combined
zones, and the other for 200 metric tons of
wool tops to be imported from US and UK.

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