Pacific Stars and Stripes, August 15, 1951
With U.S.2d Log Com-"Porky Pig" has gone to war.
Korean children never heard of
animals like "Porky," "Oswald Rabbit" or "Pluto" until last week when
25 cases of rubber toys arrived at the Pusan press center earmarked
for distribution to war orphans in Pusan.
Twelve of the cases of assorted dolls, footballs,
basketballs and miniature rubber toys of all descriptions will go to
the wife of President Sygman Rhee for distribution.
Capt. Clifford B. McKeon, Perth Amboy, N.J., American
"Papa" at the Happy Mountain orphanage, also distributed some of the
toys to the children at the home. Their exclamations of joy translated
into English would have sounded something like this: "Gee, gosh-Santa
Claus has come to see us in July."
The orphanage looked just like old St. Nick had
just paid a visit. The children's faces were bright and everyone was
having a good time as they bounced the new rubber balls and loved the
dolls, and squeaked the squeaky cats, rabbits and bears.
There even were rubber blocks, teething rings and
pacifiers for wee babies. There were footballs and basketballs for the
larger fry and for the in-between waifs there were station wagons, buses,
trucks, fire engines, racers and roadsters-all made of natural rubber.
The toys are a gift to Korean orphans from the Sun
Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio.