Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 21, 2016
Document Release Date: 
June 30, 2008
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
December 7, 1952
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP82-00457R015200040009-4.pdf159.64 KB
isr~.L 4 y Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP82-00457R015200040009-4 CLASSIFICATIQN SECRET SErTTnTmv TrT ' "' TICV CENTRAL INTELLIG fIO MEN R INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Czechoslovakia SUBJECT Kaolin Eni:erprises, National Corporation at Horni Briza PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFERS. OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE 18, SECTIONS 783 AND 784. OF THE U. S. CODE. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVEL- ATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PIRSO* IS PROHIBITED BY LAW THE REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM 13 PROHIBITED. DATE DISTR. . :)P~twmber 195,) NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TG REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMAE DN DO NOT CIRCULATE 1.. Kaolin Enterprises, National `orporationg has its main plant at H,,1 I3riza (N50/L05)::' .k number of branch plants are subordinate to .? c management department of the Horni Briza, plant , These branches,, entitled Kaolin E;nterrprises, National Corporation, are located at zzre- jov (N50/L05), Chlumcany (N5O/L02),, Ledec (N50/L05), and Pobezowi (N50/P6l) (Cost praci) is not used and, except during Party meetings, Comm,. use the polite form of address when speaking to each other,: are held at irregular intervals The Communist greeting "Hail ':o: =' nagement department, on :iv seven are Communist Party members,, Due lack of interest, even among Party officials:, Co1mnunist Party mee 2;, I'an ement PerPersonroeL. Gut of a total of about 40 employees in the ma a, The enternrise manager is (fr)u) Koracek b. The production manager is (fnu) Baran, The head of the cadre section is. (fnu) Pesek, a member of Lhi -Sot Li~l Democratic Party prior to Februa 1948, and a member of the `o;nr-:a- nist Party since that time,, d,, The chairman of the works Council is (fnu to the post in 1951., 1 Girl who was app-xT, U e e. The chairman of the plant Cor mu!,ist Party group is (fnu) Skul : Al I 'STATE X E NVf ARM X alRF CLASSIFICATION SECRET . EX R! DISTRIBUTION 1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP82-00457R015200040009-4 Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP82-00457R015200040009-4 3. Nonni Briza Plant Per^ornol1. A personnel shorta;7e prevails at the .Icrni Briza plant who ch has a total of a bout 450 erployees mrorkinp on three swifts. - Of this total there are about 240 convints (rmostl y political prisoners) Born the i om prison in Pilsen (M01 L 04), Via prisoners are bill eted in a camp at Visky, about two kilometers northwest of Kcrr_t Briza. T'ie;., are escorted to work daily by about seven syuards. Plant police are assigned the task of 'reeping the prisoners from conversing rit''h civilian employees during worhintx hours. Aprarentl.y the,- .^.re not always successful. At a Coir:^uni st Party meeting in Dece-'her 1051 the here,? of the plant police corplained that prisoners were well 1 nforred about foreign news hroarleasts and threatened to have the e.=^pioyees res- ponsible for pas. ing infor, atior_ to the prisoners arrested if discovered. iier,ber^ of the plant police are paid 20 Kos per hour. Since the plant police force is underrta- fed, members of the plant Comrunist Party or-- rranization rust take part in the task of guarding the prisoners. Since the plant is to be allotted no further worker strength, the pri covers, rh* work in the mines, the mill and other plant sections, are indispen- sable to the fulfilment of the plant production plan. 4. Production j The present daily output of the mine is from 18E to 225 ,=`hie meters of kaolin. One 111'ench and one Skoda excavator load daily a total of 250 to 300 carts, each with a 3/4 cubic meter capacity The carts are horse drawn to a tower washer. All of the kaolin pro- duced at this plant is either exported or sent to the Svit National Corporation at Gottvaldov (P50/ 0 21), 5. Production at the plant has been under reorganization for a half year, In order to conserve manpower, ii aolin, up to now mined underground, is to be exca"sated from surface pits. Carts filled with 1:aolin will be transported by train to the plant. There the carts will be erptied Into crushers w'mich will feed the kaolin unto conveyor belts to the washer. Up to the present time, pri soners have been used to crush the kaolin clods -.pith mallets, Technicians from the Keramstro3 Enterprise in Prague are being employed in the reconstruction work? Because none of these workers are Corurrunists, they are attempting to delay the completion. of their work, Up to the end of 1051, reconstruction costs totalled 11,000,000 Kea. 6. ' achi ne Eauir sent Shortcor?in#S e The teeth of the excavator scoop are made of soft metal and wear dawn or break off easily. An average of four :scoops 're used weekly. At present only three reserve scoops are on hand. One iundred scoops have been ordere'' from the Purchasing Depart-rent of the Pil- sen Skoda Works; however, the promised delivery date is mid-1953? Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP82-00457R015200040009-4