MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-A hundred Korean orphans, who perhaps
have never seen an electric train, have been promised one for Christmas.
PFC Joseph R. Battaglio of the 27th Infantry
Regiment in Korea, wrote General Mills, Inc., asking if it would be
possible to buy an electric train set the firm was offering as a contest
THE COMPANY informed Battaglio the train sets couldn't
be sold but he would get one free for the orphans, being supported by
the regiment. The train set is complete with some 50 feet of track,
remote control switches, tunnels, landscaping and buildings.
"THE FELLOWS from our regiment are deeply concerned
over these kids' future," Battaglio wrote. "We feel that although this
set we would purchase would arrive late, it would more than make up
for its tardiness within a few moments, for we well recall once not
long ago when we were playing around a brightly lit tree in our stockings."
The set should arrive on Christmas Day, however.
It is to leave here by plane Sunday.