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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 74 (January 1947)

[Highlights of policy],   pp. [4]-18 PDF (8.7 MB)


Page [14]


ration control.              S
Minimum civilian requirements for heating
stoves and agricultural shovels being met,
but output of other necessary items includ-
ing milk cans and many agricultural hand-
tools, varies from 50 percent to less than
20 percent of minimum requirements.
All faculties of the University of Frank-
furt open.
Denazification policy fully enforced on
German railroad system in Zone. Within
seven days general operating condition is
fairly normal.
Interzonal trade discussed at the first
meeting of ministers-president of US Zone
with oberpresidents of two provinces of the
British Zone.
Sweeping reform of the traditional Ger-
man bureaucratic civil service ordered in the
drafting of a new civil service code.
US-operated   Drahtfunk   (wired  radio
broadcasts) inaugurated in the US Sector of
Berlin.
Total sugar processed from beets grown in
the US Zone 1945-46 season is 37,600 tons,
six percent less than original estimates.
Second emergency teacher training in-
stitute approved at Treysa, Greater Hesse,
with 140 students attending three-month
course.
Twenty-two German films for children
released for special matinee performances.
Working price policy for four zones is
that prices on most commodities will be
maintained at preoccupation level and that
price adjustment increases will not be
granted to the extent that a resulting
adjustment in the general level of wages
must be made.  Where subsidies have been
withdrawn or taxes increased, increase in
cost of production is proved, and when
actual losses occur on the aggregate of pro-
ducts over a reasonable period, an increase
will be allowed to yield bare minimum pro-
fit appropriate to the scale of output.
Munich selected by Laenderrat committee
as the location for the Senior Directorate
of Communications and Posts in the Zone.
Civilian meat consumption is 10 percent
pork and 90 percent beef as compared with
the prewar consumption of 70 percent pork,
25 percent beef, and five percent sheep and
poultry.
Housing survey shows the number of oc-
cupants per room rose from 1.1 in 1939 to
1.6 at present.
Shortage of small denomination notes


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