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No. 126 (January 13, 1948)

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


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ed "Nathan the Wise," "The Skin of
Our Teeth," and "Thunder Rock," the
latter two American plays, for out-
standing reeducational value.
The Stuttgart labor office invoked
powers of compulsory direction of
labor granted by ACA Order No. 3,
to obtain jail sentences in the courts
against 72 unemployed persons who
repeatedly refused to accept assigned
jobs for which they were deemed
physically capable.
Hard coal production in the British
Zone averaged 216,000 metric tons per
day in May, still below the postwar
high set in March.
Industrial production in the US Zone
continued its upswing during May,
reaching 46 percent of the 1936 aver-
age, the best general level rate since
the start of the occupation. However,
the outlook for further industrial pro-
gress was not so favorable as the
spring gains appeared to indicate, as
the coal situation, the basis of all in-
dustrial production, was not improv-
ing as rapidly as had been hoped.
There were 1,309,000 trade-union
members in the US Zone on May 31,
nearly double the number recorded
on the same date the previous year.
June
THE AGREEMENT between the
British and US Military Govern-
ments concerning the establishment
of the Bizonal Economic Council and
the Executive Committee under MG
Proclamation No. 5 was outlined by
the Military Governor at the meeting
of the Laenderrat June 3. While the
agreement "still does not provide for
the political unification of the Amer-
ican and British Zones," it was em-
phasized, "within the field of eco-
nomics, and under strictly defined
powers, it does provide an arrange-
ment where the views of the German
people can be given to the American
and British Military Governments on
the economic policies to be followed
by the two governments."
Mr. Clarence L. Adcock, retired
major general, formerly assistant chief
of staff G-5, USFET, and assistant de-
puty military governor, was named
US chairman of the Bipartite Control
Office. Lt. Gen. Sir Gordon Macready,
formerly regional commissioner for
Lower Saxony, was named the British
chairman. (Detailed account of bizonal
organization carried in WIB Issue
No. 108.)
The agreement for the organization
of the Economic Council provided for
the number of representatives from
the seven Laender and the Hansestadt
Hamburg proportionate to the popula-
tion of the Land. It further provided
for the Executive Committee composed
of one representative from each Land
and for several executive directors,
one to head each new bizonal agency.
All the bizonal agencies were to be
centered in Frankfurt.
DEMILITARIZATION-Demolition of Nordholz air base, used for primary
defense of northern Germany in war, carried out by US Army engineer troops.
(Signal Corps)
To provide for the bizonal persoin
in Frankfurt, 8,000 building worker
were needed to repair 1,000 dwellin
units for about 15,000 employee
Because the wages of the buildi
workers were in general below tho
in other major industries, trade unio
and contractors of the Frankfurt hou
ing projects were permitted to coD
dude temporary agreements for highe
wages pending completion of quadri
partite negotiations aimed at adjust
ing wages in the building industry
Routine checks of motor vehicle
were conducted in Bremen and nu
merous road blocks were establishe
in Hesse to combat all forms of illeg,
trading with special emphasis on fo
dealers... Revision of the system a
black-market control by the rur
police of Hesse, formerly routin
police work, resulted in larger seizure
with less personnel. Success wa
attributed to special squads patrollin
the countryside day and night.
A survey of the 39 schools of sod
work operating in Germany at th
beginning of the Nazi regime showe
that 26 were functioning in June, 1
of them in the US-occupied area
These schools, operated both b
governmental agencies and privat
welfare agencies, provide profession
instruction  for individuals, most
women, who wish to work in t
social welfare field.
Displaced persons assembly center
were being consolidated, principall
by closing those with capacities
less than 500 persons and those whic


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