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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Nov. 4, 1952

Korea Clothing Collection Creates Shipping Problem

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UP)- Youngsters of this community went over the top in their collection of clothing for Korean children-but today, their elders faced a new problem-how to get the clothes to Korea.

Official figures placed the total at 5,000 pounds of fur coats, coats, shirts, slacks, and sun suits.

Shipping the clothes to the Far East will cost $600-considerably more than the $133 in cash so far collected.

WATKINS GLEN'S wheelchair mayor, Allen Erway, said the initial shipment of 25 bags will be made with the cash on hand and that civic and fraternal groups are being counted on to donate the remaining amount needed.

If necessary, the remaining clothes will be sent to the American relief-for-Korea agency in New York.

The clothing canvass was made when the youngsters reversed the usual Halloween activity by zealously ringing doorbells for clothing instead of candy and popcorn. The idea was inspired by a letter from Lt. Col. George Bachman, of Reading, Pa., who described the plight of Korean children and the inability of his unit to do more.




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