March 19, 1954
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.