Pacific Stars and Stripes, August 19, 1951
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.