Pacific Stars & Stripes, Nov. 3, 1955
Creswell, OR., (INS)- Farmer Harry Holt, who adopted
eight Korean-American orphans, only wishes he could adopt another
dozen or so.
After two weeks of washing diapers, taking care
of colds, putting scattered books and magazines back where they belong
and plugging his ears over baby yells, Holt said: "I only wish
I had more. But eight are all we can take good care of."
The dark-haired, mustached farmer admitted that
he and the children are exhausted after the airplane trip from Korea
to his 350-acre farm and 13-room house Oct. 13.
While the orphans pulled at the curtains and kept
up a din that made it hard to hear anything but their voices, Holt's
"The kids have been pretty good. They haven't
done any real damage yet."
"The doctor looked them
over and found their blood counts down a little so we've been giving
them vitamins to build them up. They haven't been sick, but
they haven't been too well. That flight from Korea took the
pip out of them. Most of them had bad colds when they left, and some
of them haven't completely gotten over them."