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HANDING OVER

CONTROL IN GERMANY

Smooth Functioning Of Allied Government Rec. 11.30 a.m. LONDON, July 23. Within the next week or two a definite start will be made to pass over the control of the Military Government to the Control Council in the British zone, in Germany, states a correspondent in Berlin. A building has been acquired in the city to house the preliminary staff, military and civil, necessary to begin operations. According to a British staff officer addressing a Press conference, there will be an amalgamation of control, function by function. Finance will probably be the first to pass into the hands of the Control Council within the next fortnight. It is pointed out that the best uses of tlie economical resources of Germany could be made only by an interchange of surplus between the different national zones. The feeding of Berlin was an outstanding example. No information was forthcoming when the Allied Control Council would become but many meetings have taken place between the representatives of Britain, the United States, Russia and France, and good progress has been made toward the setting up of the necessary co-ordination of machinery. Whatever efforts the Germans make, their harvest prospects are doomed unless far-reaching and sympathetic help is given by the occupying Powers, said Dr. Andreas Hermes, head of Berlin's Food Office, in a forecast of the city's food prospects. This is published in the first issue of the Christian Democratic Union's newspaper Neue Zeit. Dr. Hermes said Allied help was needed in the following directions: The delivery of fats and meat to supplement harvest produce, the supply of horses and harvesting machinery and permission for Germans to use railways and canals for transport. . . The commander of the British zone in Berlin, General Lyne, has put all eating places out of bounds to British troops because of typhoid and dysentery among the Germans. Cafes and restaurants will be put within bounds after they have been passed by medical officers. Church bells rang in Berlin yesterday for the first time in five years. A Stuttgart announcement says that religious services will be broadcast regularly from there, beginning next Sunday.

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HANDING OVER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945

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HANDING OVER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945

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