Newspaper article published in the
Schenectady Union-Star, New York, March 27th, 1953. This is a follow-up
of the original article published on 19 March.
A plea for food and clothing
for Korean orphans, printed in last Thursday's edition of the Union-Star,
tugged at the heartstrings of several Schenectady women.
As a result, one already has written letters
to several nationally known food companies, one of which replied that
a case of cereal is now on its way to Korea.
Mrs. Dominick A. Cicchinelli, of 1370 Santa
Fe St., read the heartwarming letter of a young Schenectady county soldier
who, with several of his buddies, acts as "dad" to 274 orphans
She wrote to the Maltex Co., Burlington,
Vt., and yesterday she received a letter that said a case of cereal
was being shipped to Korea in care of Pvt. Arthur J. Eifert of Rotterdam.
Mrs. Cicchinelli also has written letters
to several other food companies, requesting that they ship their products
Mrs. Cicchinelli added that when she read
the letter, she began to think "how lucky we are that we don't
have that problem here. I thought if we don't help those children,
we might get punished."
In Scotia, four women, who banded together
to repair clothing for shipment to Dutch people after the recent floods
in Holland, decided that they, too, could help the Korean orphans.
Mrs. Gordon Mason, 206 Broad St., said
they have several boxes of clothing, both old and new.
She said, however, that they have a problem;
they are willing to spend their money to purchase materials, if they
can find someone who will pay the postage to ship the finished articles.
"If we have to spend our money for
postage, that means just so much less clothing we will be able to buy
or repair," she said this morning. "I hope some civic organization
will help us out by underwriting the cost of shipment."
Others assisting Mrs. Mason with re-cutting,
re-sewing and buying materials, are Mrs. Henry Truran, Mrs Boyd Mitchell
and Mrs. Gerald Hall.
Meanwhile, an anonymous third group of
women is preparing children's garments, particularly nightclothes, to
be sent to Eifert.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Eifert, 504
Curry Rd., the young soldier in his letter pleaded especially for basic
food staples, such as powdered milk, chocolate, cereals, dried fruits
and vegetables, as well as clothing, material, and shoes.
He asked that packages be sent to him,
but marked "Orphanage" in the event he should leave his company
before the packages arrive. The children are quartered in a Seoul sanatorium
The address is: Pvt. Arthur J. Eifert,
US 51125789, 326th CRC, APO 301, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.
Packages must not exceed 22 pounds, or
17 inches in length or width. Postage rate is 14 cents a pound.