Pacific Stars and Stripes, March 3, 1953
Pusan, Mar. 3 (INS)- The head
of the welfare service of the United Nations civil assistance command
in Korea yesterday call for "any additional amount of milk that can
be found" to aid Koreans afflicted with the ravages of war.
Edward W. Francel, Gilbert, Minn., chief of the
welfare section of the UNCACK social affairs division, said it is
"impossible to overestimate the importance of adding milk to their
(the Koreans') diet."
Officials at UNCACK explained that there is virtually
no milk produced for human consumption in Korea and that the vital
food must be made available to children, expectant mothers, and old
and undernourished persons.
Presently, one UNCACK official explained, milk
in powdered form is being shipped to Korea aboard United States Army
transports and distributed throughout South Korea by the combined
economic board composed of U.N. and Republic of Korea officials.
"The powdered milk is easy
to transport," he said, " and merely needs mixing with water for consumption."
In the past five months seven voluntary agencies
and religious missions have imported approximately 100 tons of powdered
milk into Korea along with that provided by the U.N. international
children's emergency fund and other authorized organizations.