Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Nov. 4, 1952
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