Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Nov. 15, 1951
WITH U.S. ARMY- In line with
the big-hearted efforts of the personnel in Army, Navy, Air Force, and
Marine units in Korea and Japan to help the unfortunate orphans, one
of the first moves made by the recently organized Masonic club in Taegu,
Korea, was a collection of money for the Edsa Orphanage, Tae Bong Dong,
Taegu, according to Brindley E. Harris, welfare officer for the Kyongsang-Pukto
team of United Nations civil assistance command.
"The orphanage, one of many located
in the Republic of Korea, is mainly aided by relief supplies brought
to Korea under the supervision of UNCACK," said Harris, "but the relief
supplies received by UNCACK, as is the case of relief supplies everywhere,
are outstanding for the lack of luxury items. Therefore, contributions
from organizations, such as the Masonic Club of Taegu, which bring a
small luxury to the tiny recipient and a big smile to his face, are
The Masonic Club of Taegu, patterned after the Masonic
Club of Pusan, has been organized for over a year, according to its
president, Maj. Robert T. Willette, who is an engineer with KMAG.
"The mission of both clubs is
to bring Masonic members in Korea together to share in fellowship and
to aid with philanthropic work which will alleviate the hardships of
the Korean people," said Willette.