Pacific Stars & Stripes, Dec. 31, 1952
 

Signalmen's Appeal Raises 1,600 Gifts For Korean Orphans

 
CAMP GORDON, Ga., Dec. 31- The 304th Signal Operations Battalion in Korea recently appealed to their brother signalmen here for Christmas gifts for Korean children at the Hai Myung orphanage.
 
Before you could say Santa Claus, here's what happened: The Signal Corps Training Center collected 1,600 clothing articles and toys from Camp Gordon personnel and residents of nearby Augusta, Ga. Through Mrs. Mami Eisenhower, SCTC received hundreds of toys, many bearing the "I Like Ike' label.
 
"OPERATION SANTA CLAUS" went into full swing after the gift campaign. It's purpose: to raise $6,000 at SCTC to purchase further goods for the orphans at Hai Myung. Gifts for the orphans came from all over. One clothing manufacturer from Lebanon, Pa., a reserve colonel and former SCTC comptroller, sent $300 worth of jackets.
 
Collection boxes were put in six August department stores. The items included fur-lined coats, dresses, shoes, hats, shirts, baseball bats, drums, toy guns, and dolls.
 
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