Frankfurt (Jul. 9)
In an apparent attempt to halt the indiscriminate ##rests of DP’s by American troops searching for stolen goods, American headquarters ##re has advised all field units that the DP’s are entitled to possess various items including specific American supplies and American money.
The announcement inferentially took cognizance of the complaints of a number relief authorities that the soldiers arrested DP’s even when the goods in question ##re legally acquired. The orders forbade arrests unless illegal possessions could proved or unless the amount possessed was far more than was needed for one DP or ?s family. In cases of doubt the troops are advised to consult the camp director ##d if they seize any goods they are to give an official receipt for it.