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No. 126 (January 13, 1948)

Review of 1947,   pp. [3]-[24] PDF (15.2 MB)

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were     over-
crowded    be-
cause of the un-
usually   cold
weather    and
lack of fuel for
To stimulate
the  expansion
of the sugar
beet   acreage
during the 1947
season,    the
ACA Price Con-
trol Committee
agreed to the
of a basic grow-
er's  price  of
RM 4 per hund-
red kilos (220
US pounds) on
sugar beets in
all four zones.
In order to
reduce the ille-
gal flow of Ger-
man coins into
CONVERSION-Officer exchanges old
Military Payment Certificates for new
at finance office in Heidelberg in March.
(Signal Corps)
terial and 15,000 books and periodi-
cals from the library of the Kiev In-
stitute for Research in Chemistry and
Physics were found in the opera house
in Bayreuth, Bavaria.
Under ACA Law No. 25, permission
was given German applicants by
OMGUS Research Control Branch for
work on four projects. One concern-
ed use of activated carbon within
viscous fibers for the manufacture of
aseptic dressings, a second dealt with
the use of vacuum tubes in cancer
research, and the other two were in
the field of applied electronics. (See
WIB Issue No. 75.)
New regulations in the elementary
schools of Wuerttemberg-Baden pro-
vided that three hours of English in-
struction per week should be taught
beginning with the fifth school year.
In the US Sector of Berlin, 108
warming centers accommodated an
average of 8,100 persons daily, mostly
elderly persons who lacked fuel or heat-
ing facilities in their own homes . .
Thirty-two warming centers inBremen
they were still legal tender, the
Bavarian Land Central Bank was
authorized to distribute to its branches
in several German border towns 50,000
Allied Military Marks in one-half mark
notes which had been set aside for
the prisoner-of-war payment program.
Nine special licenses under MG
Law No. 53, Foreign Exchange Con-
trol, were issued to non-German in-
formation agencies covering their
operations in the US Zone. These
licenses were the first to be issued to
non-German   businesses  operating
within the German economy.
Inland waterways normally frozen
for two weeks each year were closed
for two months during the past winter.
Frozen waterways, combined with
absenteeism of rail' operating crews,
and lack of locomotive powers and
fuel, added to difficulties in keeping
essential supplies moving.
As a result of a survey of local
museums in Hesse, 26 previously un-
reported repositories were uncovered.
One of these repositories contained
4,000 valuable books suspected to
have been loot, which were trans-
ferred to a safer repository pending
As a precautionary measure againsti
the possibility of serious damage to]
valuable art objects at the Wiesbadenl
Collecting Point, the frailest and mos
valuable pieces were concentrated i
the storage gallery which was the
least  susceptible  to  temperature,
Approximately $2,500,000 worth of
camping and sports equipment from
excess US Army supplies was pre-
sented to the Bizonal Committee and
the Joint Export Import Agency for
acceptance as import.
New US Zone bank laws provided
for participation of Land Central Banks
in the decentralization of other banks
and credit institutions. Pending the
enactment of special legislation for
the decentralization, Land ministers of
finance issued appropriate orders de-
centralizing banks and credit institu-
tions to Land level.
The Bavarian Land youth Commit-
tee received a large quantity of equip-
ment, mostly clothing, from a German
corporation which had been charged
with disposing of captured enemy'
material. In addition, 75 tons of US'
Army excess athletic and camping'
supplies were delivered to the Bava.l
rian organizations.
The monthly Marburg Conference
last held in 1933, were resumed by
the four regional Evangelical church
of Hesse for the discussion of commo
ACA Law No. 46 on Liquidation
the State of Prussia was sign
Feb. 25 by the Control Council. (S
WIB Issue No. 84.)
Three Boy Scout groups, meeting i
Munich, formed a coordinating centr
committee and adopted a name mean
ing German Boy Scout Association
Bavaria. This was the first time
the history of scouting in Bavaria th
the three groups had resolved th
differences to the extent of form
central committees.
The number of persons receivi
relief in the US Zone increased th
percent in February and expenditur
were six percent higher.
The first contract for export
silverware from the US Zone W
signed late in February. The Wilh
Weinranck Company of Hanau, He
13 JANUARY 194

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