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Monterey Peninsula Herald, January 7, 1955

Peninsula Comes Through

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 was overseas. 

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 war. 

The drive this year was the second annual collection of the college group, who made all collections, baled clothing, crated and packed. 

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.


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