National Geographic : 1949 Jan
I . S. Army Signal Corps. Official Under Secretary William H. Draper, Jr., (Straw Hat) Visits AMG Headquarters, Berlin In the inspecting party are Gen. Lucius D. Clay, Commander in Chief of United States Forces in Europe, just behind the Under Secretary of the Army, with Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Combat Operations, U. S. Army. Besides troops in Berlin, Uncle Sam has military forces throughout his occupation zone in west Germany, chiefly at Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Niirnberg, and Munich. get the oil, as well as by-products. Tobacco is looked on as second only to food as a morale factor. In one deal Bizonia took $12,000,000 worth of leaf tobacco, or nearly 50,000,000 pounds, from Puerto Rico and the United States, for pipes and cigarettes. Some local purchases, such as Norwegian herring, are bought in Europe through the office of the Chief of the Food, Agricultural, and Forestry Group of the Bipartite Control Office at Frankfurt. His staff is part American, part British, with a British Deputy. He told me of his work, to which this narrative must advert. Food Administrator for Occupied Areas now is an Assistant Secretary of our Army. His office is in the Pentagon Building at Wash ington. He does not buy direct; that is done by the Department of Agriculture and Army's Quartermaster General. British and Americans Work Together To keep these agencies from bidding against each other, a "high level" Cabinet food com mittee decides which foods each agency shall buy. Bread grains, for example, are bought by Agriculture, and lard by the Quartermaster General.