Pacific Stars and Stripes, Nov. 25, 1953
SEOUL, Nov. 25 (UP) – Americans are sending so many
Christmas packages to Korean orphans that the Army will have to rely
on a special ship to carry them, it was learned yesterday. The Army’s
“Christmas Packages for Korea” campaign produced such a heavy response
that it caught postal authorities flatfooted. The packages are reported
to be bogged down in San Francisco until the Army finds a ship to carry
them directly to Pusan or Inchon.
The campaign is a pet project of General Maxwell
D. Taylor who supported the drive which was spearheaded by radio and
TV appeals for clothing and gifts.