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, Ia., that "it was a pity that something
couldn't be done to clothe the little types properly against the cold
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 Ordnance 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
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 children.
The 25rh Canadian Infantry Brigade, the 83d Ordnance
Battalion, the 231st Truck Transportation Battalion, the Severance
Union Hospital, and the United Nations Civil Assistance Commission
have all donated to the home.