New York Times, Date Unknown
Dr. Howard A. Rusk, chairman
of the American-Korean Foundation, told of the tremendous sacrifices
made by the people of South Korea in the recent war there. With a
population of 22,000,000 in an area the size of Pennsylvania, he said,
that country lost more people in the recent war than the United States
did in its last three wars combined.
Dr. Rusk, who is associate editor of The New York
Times, said there were 100,000 orphans in South Korea, that many diseases
were prevalent and that cold and hunger were widespread. He described
how United States soldiers had given their own money and time to help
Referring to the Korean conflict as "the war we
didn't win," Dr. Rusk asserted that the humanitarian efforts exemplified
by our troops there might show that "at long last we have a chance
to win the peace."
The way our country treats
old people, crippled children and handicapped persons, Dr. Rusk declared,
"mirrors to the rest of the world what our democracy really stands
for." He added that this constituted a language that transcended barriers
of race and religion and provided an example of "how to live together
in a peaceful world."