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March 19, 1954

Orphans' Shower Project Finished

 PUSAN, Korea, Mar. 19 (PMP)-Scores of shouting, laughing children frolicked under hot water showers in a new building at the Mo-ui Mae Sil Orphanage yesterday.  The building is the latest project in the AFAK program.  Constructed by Hq. Co. of the 552 Engineer Base Depot, the permanent structure supplies hot water to six showers and six wash basins.

Previously, the 195 orphans showered about twice a month at a distant bathhouse.  The rest of the time they washed in basins filled from a nearby well.  Water for the new shower house is pumped from a stream alongside the orphanage to a 20 foot high tank; from there, it flows into the heater.

Cpl. James N. Hagan, Owensboro, Ky., turned on the showers for the first time in the absence of Cpl. Harold Miller, Bulan, Ky., NCOIC of the project who was injured recently while supervising work on the building.



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