Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Sept. 22, 1952
By Robert Udick
SEOUL, Sept. 22 (UP)- A 24-hour
record program spun to a weary clsoe yesterday after rasising $8000
for war-crippled South Korean children.
Money pledges, telephoned in during the night
from bunkers, tents, barracks and billets throughout South Korea,
shoved the fund to $42,000 nearly halfway to its goal of $100,000
to provide proper artificial limbs for bewildered youngsters who lost
hands, arms and legs when war swept through their home.
Hoarse announcers kept the records spinning at
the Army radio broadcast van while nine telephones continued to jingle
MARINES LED THE LIST of pledges having shelled
out $400 to hear the Marine hymn played and another $100 toward keeping
the artillery song off the air.
Aroused artillerymen promptly came through with
$155 to get their song played, but the injunction pledged by the marines
stayed in the pot.
One chaplin called in during the night pledging
$10 and requesting the "Wheel of Fortune."
"But don't use my name on the
air," the chaplain hastily cautioned.
One of the men taking phone requests, Cpl. George
Redman, Philadelphia caught one of the biggest shocks of the night.
He hung up his phone uncommonly gently and purred:
"A WOMAN CIVILIAN at Fifth
Air Force headquarters just requested 'It's So Nice To Have a Man
Around the House.'"
Marines took the brunt of many dedications from
Army units. Among the songs dedicated to them: Anything
You Can Do I Can Do Better," "Baby Face" and "Too Young."
A marine replied with the
dedication to the Army: "I Surrender,
A dedication of "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead
You Rascal You" went to Communist General Nam Il.