Pacific Stars and Stripes,
March 19, 1953
TOKYO, Mar. 19 (Pac. S&S)-
Dr. Howard A. Rusk, studying the problems of South Korea's war maimed,
said today supplies for the republic's cripples will begin being delivered
within two months.
Rusk, chairman of the six-member American-Korean
Foundation fact-finding team, also stated that a second group of researchers
from the foundation would journey to Korea in mid-summer.
Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, president of Penn State
college and a brother of President Eisenhower, will head this second
mission. Dr. Eisenhower is chief of the American-Korean Foundation.
THE SECOND party will be made up of key agricultural
and industrial personnel, Rusk said in an address in Tokyo Army Hospital
this morning after a tour of the wards.
Rusk is a chairman of the department of medicine
and rehabilitation, New York University-Bellevue Medical center and
New York Times medical editor.
The six-member mission he heads returned to Tokyo
last night after an intensive eight-day swing through Korea, studying
more than 50 hospitals, orphanages, and other institutions throughout
the war-torn republic.
The American-Korean foundation, a non-political
non-sectarian organization, expects to begin helping amputees, the
blind, orphans, and other South Korean handicapped within 60 days.