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Model Railroad Set Coming From U.S. For Korea Orphans


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 prize.

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.




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