Pacific Stars and Stripes, Nov. 25, 1953

Korea Gift Flood Needs Special Ship


SEOUL, Nov. 25 (UP) – Americans are sending so many Christmas packages to Korean orphans that the Army will have to rely on a special ship to carry them, it was learned yesterday.  The Army’s “Christmas Packages for Korea” campaign produced such a heavy response that it caught postal authorities flatfooted.  The packages are reported to be bogged down in San Francisco until the Army finds a ship to carry them directly to Pusan or Inchon.
The campaign is a pet project of General Maxwell D. Taylor who supported the drive which was spearheaded by radio and TV appeals for clothing and gifts.