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(June 1951)

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Article 6
For the purposes of Paragraph 1 of Ar-
ticle 7 of the law the term "taxes and other
duties" shall include all taxes, duties, fees
or costs which would otherwise be payable
in respect of the transactions covered by
that paragraph and this regulation.
Article 7
This regulation shall become effective
on the day of its publication.
Done at
Bonn, Petersberg, May 2, 1951.
Regulation No. 7
(Trustees of Iron and Steel Unit Companies)
Under Law No. 27
(Reorganization of German Coal and Iron
and Steel Industries)
The Council of the Allied High Commis-
sion issues the following regulation:
Article 1
1. The designation and any dismissal of
trustees pursuant to Paragraph 4 of Ar-
ticle 4 of the Law shall be effected by a
letter from the Combined Steel Group and
shall be forthwith notified to the unit com-
panies concerned.
2. A unit company shall, at the request
of any interested person, furnish the names
and addresses of the trustees of its shares.
3. The trustees shall hold the shares
allotted to them and exercise their func-
tions in accordance with the provisions
of this regulation and of any other regu-
lation of the Allied High Commission and
of any order or instruction which may be
issued by the Combined Steel Group.
Article 2
1. The trustees shall in respect of the
shares held by them exercise all rights of
a shareholder in a German corporation,
subject to the express authorization or
direction of the Combined Steel Group.
2. All of the shares of any unit com-
)any shall be held jointly by the trustees,
who shall act jointly in the exercise of
their functions, except as may be other-
wvise directed by the Combined Steel Group.
3. The trustees shall promptly submit to
the Combined Steel Group their recommen-
dations as to the action they deem appro-
priate on any matter coming to their atten-
tion in their capacity as shareholders and
may submit at any time recommendations
as to the exercise of their functions.
Article 3
1. The trustees shall make appropriate
provision for the safeguarding of the shares
which they hold.
2. The trustees shall not in any manner,
except as may be authorized or directed
by the Combined Steel Group, alienate or
encumber the shares issued to them.
3. No tax or duty shall be levied upon
the transfer to or from trustees or the
holding by trustees of the shares issued by
the unit companies.
4. Each unit company shall compensate
the trustees of its shares as directed by
the Combined Steel Group, and shall pay
all reasonable expenses incurred by the
trustees in the exercise of their functions.
Article 4
1. The trustees shall transfer the shares
held by them to such persons and at such
time as the Combined Steel Group shall
by order direct.
2. The trusteeships shall be terminated
and trustees discharged pursuant to orders
of the Combined Steel Group.
Article 5
This regulation shall become effective on
the date of its publication.
Done at
Bonn, Petersberg, May 2, 1951.
Official Statements
Talks on Contractual Arrangements
Representatives of the High Commis-
sion met May 10 with representatives of
the Federal Government at the Petersberg,
Bonn. These conversations are the begin-
ning of a series of exploratory discus-
sions which will provide the basis for
recommendations to be made to the
governments with a view to the con-
clusion of contractual arrangements en-
visaged by the decisions of the foreign
ministers in Brussels.
Arrangements resulting from the deci-
sion of the Brussels Conference, particu-
larly as regard a German contribution to
Western defense, will create a new situa-
tion between the Allieis and the Federal
Republic. In considering this new situa-
tion and their desire to take a new step
toward normalization of their relations
with the Federal Government, the three
governments are ready to place their
relations on as broad a contractual basis
as, possible. The arrangements to be
concluded will extend progressively to all
aspects of Allied relations with the Fed-
eral. Republic, with the exception of the
problems which will have to be reserved
to the peace settlement.
The first meeting of the Allied and
German experts permitted an initial ex-
change of views. These conversations are
expected to extend over a considerable
period.
Jurisdiction in I.G. Farben Cases
The Tripartite I.G. Farben Control Group
has called attention to the decision of the
Allied High Commission in December
1950, granting permission, under the terms
of Article 2 of AHC Law No. 13, for Ger-
man courts to exercise jurisdiction, with
certain exceptions, in cases concerning
claims by or against I.G. Farben units.
Under this decision, it was pointed out,
German courts are permitted to hear and
decide the following categories of cases
on their merits:
(a) Cases initiated by I.G. Farben units.
(b) Actions against controlled under-
takings as defendants in actions for a de-
claratory judgment establishing liability
excepting:
(1) Cases where the basis of the claims
is merely a matter of non-payment of a
recognized claim as a result of measures
providing for an orderly liquidation pro-
cedure, such as the freezing of pre-seizure
debts.
(2) Cases in which the claim attacks the
authority or decision of any Allied body.
US Protects Political Refugees
In reply to a query from a newspaper
correspondent relative to US policy on
persons from Soviet-orbit countries seeking
asylum, US High Commissioner John J.
McCloy made the following statement:
"It is in accord with the best democratic
tradition to endeavor to protect and assist
those fleeing from persecution. That is the
policy of the Government of the United
States. In practical terms this policy means
today, among other things, that US autho-
rities here (in Germany) and in other
areas under American control will not
return political refugees to Soviet-orbit
countries where their freedom or even lives
would be in jeopardy."
Official Announcements
Career Foreign Service Expanded
The Department of State announced April
16 a program designed to improve the per-
sonnel program of the Department and the
unified Foreign Service of the United States.
In the furtherance of that program, the De-
partment announced May 2 a program for
substantial expansion of the career Foreign
Service officer category to meet the in-
creased needs for such officers in the con-
duct of foreign affairs.
To achieve this objective, lateral entry
to the intermediate and upper grades of the
career service will be thrown open for a
period of three years to qualified noncareer
officers' of the Department of State, the
Foreign Service Staff Corps and the Foreign
Service Reserve without restriction as to
number. (The term "lateral entry" is ap-
plied to the entry into the career Foreign
Service of noncareer officers of the Depart-
ment, the Foreign Service Staff Corps and
the Foreign Service Reserve at approxi-
mately the same salary or grade level as
that currently held by such noncareer
personnel.) All qualified officers in the non-
career service are being urged to make
application for entry into the career service
under this program.
At the same time, a systematic and in-
tensive campaign is being inaugurated in
colleges and universities throughout the
country to increase the number and quality
of young men and women seeking appoint-
ment at the entrance level as Foreign Serv-
ice Officer, Class 6. This drive is being in-
augurated in order that the base of the
service may be expanded to keep pace with
increases in the middle and upper grades.
Selection, in all cases, will be on the basis
of examinations conducted by the Board of
Examiners for the Foreign Service.
Those eligible for consideration for the
career Foreign Service officer category
under the expansion program are:
1. All personnel of the Department of
State, the Staff Corps and the Foreign Serv-
ice Reserve, including personnel of the
Economic Cooperation Administration ap-
pointed under the provisions of the Eco-
nomic Cooperation Act of 1948.
2. Applicants must be American citizens
of at least 10 years.
3. Married applicants must be married to
American citizens.
4. Applicants must have rendered at least
three years of continuous service in posi-
tions of responsibility in the Department of
State or Foreign Service or have been
employed by the Economic Cooperation
Administration following appointment un-
der the provisions of theEconomicCoopera-
Lion Act of 1948 and have achieved an
efficiency rating of Very Good or Excellent
(or their equivalent) for each of those
years.
5. Applicants under the age of 31 must
have rendered four years continuous serv-
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JUNE 1951
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