Stars and Stripes, Nov. 4, 1952
SNUG AS A BUG-Girls of the St. Paul orphanage
now have clothing to keep them snug during the cold of winter.
With the assistance of a beaming friend, an obviously happy youngster
tries on a bathrobe, which was among the clothing donated to the
orphanage by the Elk's lodge in Brattleboro, Vt. (USAF Photo)
Elks Heed Duo's Plea; Orphanage In Korea
Gets Clothes For Winter
By A/2C Wayne Sutton
SEOUL, Nov. 4-Through the efforts of 1st
Lt. Lloyd H. Dessaint and Gordon Rideout, both from Brattleboro,
Vt., the girls of the convent and orphanage of the Sisters of St.
Paul congregation in Seoul will have warm clothes to wear this winter.
The girls, ranging in age from eight months to 10 years, received
more than 1,000 pounds of new and used clothing from a drive sponsored
by the Elk's lodge in Brattleboro. The drive was thought up by
Dessaint, who is stationed at Fifth Air Force headquarters in Korea
and is assigned with the Operations Analysis Research division.
When he discovered the orphanage-one of the few left intact-he wrote
the lodge, explaining the situation and asked its aid in helping
the children prepare for winter.
With Rideout acting as coordinator in Brattleboro
and Dessaint in Seoul, the clothes were gathered, packed, and shipped
to the orphanage. The girls were all smiles when the boxes were
unpacked and they were allowed to model the dresses. Since they
had had little contact with the western-style clothes, many of them
had trouble figuring out some of the articles of clothing. In the
wintertime, Korean children wear padded clothing over what resembles
an old-fashioned petticoat. So the look of bewilderment on one
girl's face was understandable when she came across a pair of children's