Pacific Stars and Stripes, Nov. 18, 1952
WITH EIGHTH ARMY, Nov. 18- A
captain's letter to his wife mentioning that there were many Korean
children suffering from the cold because they did not have warm clothing,
has brought a flood of contributions from the United States.
Capt. H. R. Jones, 314th Ordnance Group, wrote his
wife, Doris, in Nevada, La., that "it was a pity that something couldn't
be done to clothe the little types properly against the cold Korean
Mrs. Jones started a drive in her home town to collect
old clothing that could help the Korean children. With support of several
Nevada churches and friends, her drive netted 12 boxes of clothing which
she shipped to her husband in Korea.
CAPT. JONES received the first five boxes several
days ago. He got in touch with Chaplain (Capt.) William L. Jones, Atlanta,
Ga., chaplin to the 93d Ordinance Battalion. They decided to give the
clothes to an orphanage.
Chaplain Jones was impressed by the Christian schooling
the children were receiving at Myung Chin Sa orphanage. He contacted
Chum Hahm Huh, head of the orphanage, who was happy to get the clothing.
Friday, Capt. Hones and Chaplain Jones gave the
orphanage the first five boxes of clothes collected by Mrs. Jones.
The wee gals primped prettily before the mirror.
Then, after the clothes were distributed, the children sang, "Jesus
Loves Me" in English.
CAPT. JONES has been notified by several officers
and men of his units that they have written home asking for contributions
for the orphanage.
Chum, the director, is an orphan himself. In his
youth he saved his wages and 25 years ago opened his own orphanage in
The Myung Chin Sa home was shut down in 1950, when
the North Koreans occupied Seoul. At that time the U.S. Fifth Air Force
evacuated his 124 waifs to Cheju island, off the southwest coast of
Korea. There is still a Myung Chin Sa orphanage on Cheju, keeping 125
The 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade, the 83d Ordinance
Battalion, the 231st Truck Transportation Battalion, the Severance Union
Hospital, and the United Nations Civil Assistance Commission have all
donated to the home.