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Pacific Stars and Stripes, August 19, 1951

Raffling Cake Aids Pusan Orphan Fund

With U.S. 3d Div.-Mixing charity with pleasure is an old American custom and one that Sgt. Douglas Jones of Zebulon, Ga., did not forget when he recently baked a cake to help raise funds for Korean war orphans.

It was during a drive for relief money in the 15th Infantry Regiment, and the A Company mess sergeant fashioned a big foot-square chocolate cake to be raffled off among the platoons.

Through the salesmanship persuasion of Pfc John L. Gangemi, Brooklyn, N.Y., his fourth platoon bid the highest for the cake and a total of $223 was sent for the war orphans fund.

The auctioning was accompanied by a native-talent variety show and by the end of the day throughout the regiment a total of $4500 had been collected for Korean relief. The money goes to the orphanage in Pusan.


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