Pacific Stars and Stripes, Oct. 7, 1951
WITH EIGHTH ARMY- During the
past week 69 orphans were rescued from the streets of Pusan and sent
to the Korean counterpart of Boy’s Town on the small, 40-acre island
of Kadak Do in the Japan straits, Eighth Army’s United Nations civil
assistance-command (UN-CACK) announced.
The new arrivals boosted the population of the orphanage
to 215 children, whose ages range from five to 15.
In a report on the progress of the island sanctuary,
the announcement said: "The children who prior to admission were well
on the road to professional hoodlumism, vandalism, thievery, and beggardom,
practice a system of self-government. The transformation that has taken
place in the children over a short period of time is heart-warming.
"Ten thousand trees have been
planted by the children and vegetable gardens have been developed. The
children are healthy and happy."
Staffed by specialists, the winterized 10 tent orphanage
is subsidized by the Pusan City Social Affairs Section and the Korea
Cultural Association. Relief supplies and medical equipment are furnished
from UN-CACK stocks.