10 Tons of Gifts for Korea
The Monterey Peninsula donated 10 tons of gifts to
Korea, of which seven tons were clothing.
George Drake, president of the International Club
at Monterey Peninsula College, said that in an Eastern drive with wide
publicity, only two tons were donated.
Drake, formerly a serviceman with a rifle company
in Korea, interested the college and others in an orphanage when he
There were then 30 orphans. The Seoul Sanitarium
and Hospital Orphanage, which now gets the major part of the donations,
houses 300 orphans; many ill with tuberculosis and other effects of
The drive this year was the second annual collection
of the college group, who made all collections, baled clothing, crated
A Fort Ord. committee headed by Chaplain (Maj.) R.A.
Cooper handled transportation. Shipment overseas was subsidized by
the American-Korean Relief Foundation in San Francisco.
Gifts included 95 bales of clothing totaling seven
tons, four sewing machines, a piano, and 17 crates averaging over 150
pounds each of miscellaneous hardware, toys and bicycles.
(Photo Caption) Part of a 10 ton load of gifts for
Korean orphans, sponsored by the International Club at Monterey Peninsula
College and a Fort Ord. committee, came from school children. Shown
above are Darlene Scurlock (left) and Jean Williams, with Cedric Jasper,
principal of Fremont School, during the drive.