Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Oct. 12, 1951
WITH 2D LOG COM—There’ll be a
lot of warm heads in Korea this winter - thanks to UN war correspondent
While in Pusan, Mrs. Richards visited the orphanages
and the refugee areas on the bleak hills of this dirty port city. Here
she witnessed the sad plight of hundreds of homeless children.
RIGHT THEN she made up her mind to do her part in
relieving some of the suffering. Having many stateside textile contacts
because of her connections with fabric trade papers, she wrote one letter
that did the trick.
MONDAY THE PUSAN Press Center received communication
for the editor of "Tip-Off" magazine which read in part: "At the request
of Mrs. Florence Richards, we have shipped to the Pusan Press Center
a wide assortment of hats and caps which we hope you will be able to
use for Korean war orphans. "About one-half of this merchandise consists
of wool headgear, in adjustable head sizes, which should certainly answer
"THE BALANCE of the merchandise consists of winter
caps which are manufactured in specific sizes. Perhaps some needy adults
may be able to utilize some of the large sizes to good advantage."
Nancy Thomas, New York, editor of the "Tip-Off"
magazine concluded her letter by saying she would also try to secure
some items of wearing apparel for the unfortunate war waifs.
By "Tip-Off" Mag