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No. 126 (January 13, 1948)

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


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Government for use in schools and
youth groups of the US Zone. The
projectors had to be adapted to the
electric current used in Germany.
MG Law No. 51, Currency, was
amended July I to direct that obliga-
tions in any type of German marks
or expressed according to a sliding
scale based on price levels would be
discharged when due by payment of
Reichsmark or Allied Military Marks.
A German court had held a short
time previously that where contracts
stipulated payment in gold marks, the
creditor could not be forced to accept
paper marks. The MG amendment,
correcting such decisions, sought to
support the value  of the   paper
currency.
Forged ration cards were found in
circulation  in  Munich,  Frankfurt,
Karlsruhe, and Kassel. Clues as to
the identity of the forgers led to a
DP camp in Hesse.
New occupation highs in the output
of hard coal briquettes, hard coal
coke, brown coal briquettes, and raw
brown coal were reached during the
week ended July 13.
The works council at two Nurem-
berg plants which called work stop-
pages on July 14 were reprimanded by
Military Government for failure to
employ available facilities for the
amicable settlement of labor disputes,
for having sponsored a work stoppage
without trade union authorization as
required by MG regulations, and
specifically for having failed to co-
operate with the appropriate trade
union as provided by AVA Law No. 22.
This action was endorsed by the
Bavarian Metal Union and the Bavar-
ian Trade Union Federation.
The Laenderrat Directorate request-
ed Military Government to make avail-
able to German libraries American
scientific works as compensation for
books purchased in Germany by the
Library of Congress Mission.
All prospective able-bodied students
Of the Stuttgart Technical Institute
were required to undertake six months
of reconstruction work, principally re-
DROUGHT-The summer's record dry
weather sent  starving  cattle  to
Slaughter (center), parched  crops
(bottom), and halted industry for lack
Of food, moisture, and power.
(ICD OMGUS)
13 JANUARY 1948


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