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ROKA QM Turns Out Complete Issue

TAEGU, Korea, Feb. 17—The


R.OK Army's QM clothing fac-
:ory here is turning out every-
:hing from white cotton draw- ' VISITS ALLIES—Shin Ik Hee, chairman of Korea's Na-
u*s to'fatigue uniforms to keep tional Assembly, recently visited the 2nd Div. for conferences
he expanding ROK Army well- with officers and men of the Thai and Netherlands Bns. He
slothed. '..}.~. .,,'•:. ,-;„ urged the Communist-fighting units to "continue to fight for
p :
In operation for almost five reedom whenver the necessity arises."
rears, the plant can vary its * ^ * * * * *
latterns and materials to manu- TOP TRAINING—An infantry battalion training test' has
acture any required textile been developed for use every four months by IX Corps (Group)
tern and,operates in assembly- units, as the need arose for more realistic training on a large
ine fashion. unit scale. Each battalion will bextested on'defensive and of-
Before production on an item fensive phases
1 of operation. "
* * *. • * * * *
legins, the research department FIRE PREVENTION-—More than 1,000 Korean civilian em-
; gauges the size requirements, ployees of Eighth Army headquarters are now better able to
•he kind of wear that will be care for stoves and prevent store fires as a result of classes
nvolved, the seasonal needs held recently at Yongsan. Classes included a. film, a lecture on
ind other relevant factors. Sev- the Pusan fire, instructions on water and foam extinguishers
sral possible designs are then and a review on proper stove operations.
lubmitted to Brig. Gen. Lee «• * *. * * ' * *
loo Rak, ROK Army QM Gen- OLD PALS—When General Maxwell D. Taylor, Eighth Army
sral "here, who selects and es- commander, visited the 38th Inf.. Kegt., 2nd Div. recently, he
ablishes the pattern. met an old friend in SFC John E. Luse, Vaugbali, Miss. The
Production Simple sergeant first met the general (then a captain) when the ser-
Production steps are simple geant was just a child. Later, during World War'II, Luse made
is; cardboard .patterns are used the famous Normandy jump with the 101st Airborne Div. com-
iiiQij cut the material,; which is manded by then Maj. Gen. Taylor.
.:.;-.|j:6iii!p.re"asedv'and chalk marked * * ,*• * * * *
tojp* ^ £inal :Sewing. Other, ma- GOING AND COMING—When SFC Max E. Purdy, Albia,
Jhi^es cut button hol^S iahd put la. started to rotate from Hq. Hq. Co., 51st Sig. Bn., I Corps
jn- the finishing toucihes. Xst recently, he met his brother, PFC Roger R. Purdy, coming
Clarence .Pv Keever,- Char- into the unit.
a KMAG * * *• * * * , *
to the operatio'n. MISS CONSOLATION—Men of the hospital ship USS Con-
of the factory work is solation have elected a 20-year-old girl who is recovering from
rcivilian .girls, who live polio in her California home as their "Miss Consolation of 1954."
Mrir iqjiarters -provided near the The contest was part of the ship's annual March of Dimes cam-
pl&fcfr Before; being assigned to paign, which netted $1,463.33. Miss Florence McNutt, Visalia,
ft ^tjhit iiv- the production line, Cal., was the winner of the contest.
vihjj;;:girls Deceive three month's • » . * • * • * . * * *
traihihg with pay in the opera- KMAG QUARTERMASTER—Col. C. C. Holcomb, Seattle,
ticm;; of machinery. Wash., has been namfid quartermaster for KMAG and senior
Materials for the plant are adviser to the ROK Army QM General, Holcomb was deputy
obtained through the ROK Ar- quartermaster for Eighth Army prior to his present assign-
my QM depots, which also, re- ment. ' ,
ceive the finished products and * . * * * . . ' » . . ,*• *•
forward them to distribution BETTER FOOD—Improved mess halls aud better food Were,
points. the topics of discussion at' a meeting of 18 mess officers and
The plant was founded In specialists in the Pusan area recently as WOJG Francis Specht,
March 1949 and has been forc- Ope, Kan. ,.PMP food adviser, led the conversation to plan im-
ed to move three times during proved ways of feeding the troops.
the fluid stages of the war, *^ •* . * * * * *
during which much of the ma- 26 CRAFT SHOPS—The Pusan area now has 26 craft shops
chinery was destroyed. with another to fcre inaugurated soon, Lt. Col. Robert P. Lang-
Lt. Col. Kim Ki Taek com- ley, Santa Maria, Cal., PMP Special services officer has an-
mands the operation which is nounced. "Since the truce, the demand for craft shops has al-
outfitting the ROK Army with most doubled. We have been able to meet all demands, and
much-ne3ded clothes. we will continue to do «o," Langley added* .
* * ' * * * * *-.
TALENT TOPPERS—Piano, vocal and Arum trio from the
23rd Inf. Regt. jazzed its way to the' 2nd Div.'s talent crown
7th Div. Pushes in the Indianhead's second talent competitions. Cpl. Willie Smith,
Americus, ,Ga., drummer; Cpl. Carmen Dippolito, Nprristown,
1 Pa., pianist; and Cpl. George L. Waters, Philadelphia, Pa.,
'Dimes Drive MODIFICATION MISSION-^Working in the ROK Army's vocalist, teamed up to cop the top honors.
QM clothing factory, Miss Choi Young Soo (above), 22, stiches
HQ., U.S. 7THDIV., Korea,
Feb. 17—Capt. Morton E. Hecht
a short OD coat at one of the points of the assembly-line
plant. Many of the workers are the factory are Korean girls. Arctic Vet Scoffs at Cold
J:-., division special projects ojfc Cpl. Lee Won Myong (below) of the factory's reclamation
ficer Friday : presented Mjaj. company fastens the sole of a boot to a leather top as this
Gen. Lionel ' C'. McCarr, divi- allied portion of the plant cuts .down large excess U.S. service
sion commander, wjth a check boots to fit members of the BOK Army. (USA Photos)
for $52,970.41,. representing the
7th's contribution to the 1954
March of Dimes.
The amount,; to be forwarded Unit Boosts 'Dimes *' Gifts
to the National Foundation for SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 17—Ko- for a job well done, Col. E.B.
Infantile Paralysis, is more rean Communications Zone Gray, commanding officer,
than twice that contributed by railroaders of all battalions and said, "At the outset of the
the Bayonet division in 1953 Hq. Co. of the 3rd Trans. campaign I felt certain that
when donations totaled $23,- Military Railway Service all the battalions and Hq.
638.65. donated $7,594.67 to the 1954 Co. would contribute generous-
Largest individual contribut- March of Dimes Drive, the ly to the March of Dim,es.
ors were 138 men of Co. C, 3rd TMRS headquarters an- However, I was a little skepti-
7th Tank Bn., who donated an nounced today. cal that our organization would
average of m o r e than $11 The outfit exceeded last exceed last year's generous
apiece. contribution, of $6,700."
Btry. C of the 48th FA Bn. year's contributions to the anti-
polio campaign by nearly $1,- Gray said this year's figure
led DivArty battery units as clearly indicated the interest
114 men contributed $1,140 for 000.
of the members of his com-
an average of $10 p/er man. The 724th Trans. Bn., Rail- mand "toward a worthy
Largest company-size contribu- way Operating, led all units cause."
tors in other major units were of the 3rd with a donation of
Svc. Co., 17th Inf. Regt.., $656; $2,933.
Co. B 31st Inf. Regt, $1,637; and In a message of appreciation
Co C, 32nd Inf. Regt, $1,048. to all battalion commanders Mine Training
Pusan Homeless Get Laundry Reduces Danger
: PUSAN, Korea, Feb. 17—A for the first of a newly devel- HQ., U.S. 2ND DIV., Korea',
new "Helpy-Selfy" laundry, de- oped "Korean-style laundry." Feb. 17—The 2nd Div. h a s
signed to improve the present launched a 16-hour course in
The new community laundry, land mine warfare training de- HQ., U.S. X CORPS, Korea, Feb. 17—Scoffing at South
method of washing clothes, large enough to accomodate
will soon open up in the heart signed to teach each member Korea's winter winds, Sgt. Ernest A. v Price, Cleveland, O. of
10 or 12 women at a time, of the Indianhead Division the the X Corps Ordnance section and PFC Jack P. Harnett, Chi-
of Pusan's refugee-filled "Tent will replace the present me- essential principles of mine
City". cago, in full cold weather gear, show quite a difference of opin-
thod of washing in a stream warfare. ion on the frigidity of the climate in Korea.
First Lt. William C. Fraser or gutter by placing the clothes A vetaran>.of six years in the Navy and a member of Ad-
Jr., Baltimore, Md., of the on a flat rock and pounding The training is expected to miral Byrd's 1946 polar expedition, Price was sent tramping
Pusan Military Post's relief, them with a stick. minimize accidental casualties over the frozen wastes of Antarctica as a human guinea pig for
rehabilitation and reconstruc- If the new laundry, with its and offset the inherent danger cold weather clothes. He recalls wearing the "Mickey Mouse"
tion section, announced today 20-foot concrete trough and of the hundreds of thousands of boots worn today during his entire stay near the South Pole.
that U.S. Army engineers will running tap-water, is a suc- mines still buried in' Korea After two tours of sea. duty, Price decided on a hitch in
pour concrete later this week cess, the engineers plan to which, as one spokesman said, the Army. He has served in 27 different countries with the
build more of them through- "Don't know that a cease-fire armed forces. "Being in South Korea is like a summer vaca-
g Pacific Stars & Stripes out Tent City.' exists.'* tion," Sgt. Price said.
ROKA QM Turns Out Complete Issue
TAEGU, Korea, Feb. 17—The
R.OK Army's QM clothing fac-
:ory here is turning out every-
:hing from white cotton draw- ' VISITS ALLIES—Shin Ik Hee, chairman of Korea's Na-
u*s to'fatigue uniforms to keep tional Assembly, recently visited the 2nd Div. for conferences
he expanding ROK Army well- with officers and men of the Thai and Netherlands Bns. He
slothed. '..}.~. .,,'•:. ,-;„ urged the Communist-fighting units to "continue to fight for
p :
In operation for almost five reedom whenver the necessity arises."
rears, the plant can vary its * ^ * * * * *
latterns and materials to manu- TOP TRAINING—An infantry battalion training test' has
acture any required textile been developed for use every four months by IX Corps (Group)
tern and,operates in assembly- units, as the need arose for more realistic training on a large
ine fashion. unit scale. Each battalion will bextested on'defensive and of-
Before production on an item fensive phases
1 of operation. "
* * *. • * * * *
legins, the research department FIRE PREVENTION-—More than 1,000 Korean civilian em-
; gauges the size requirements, ployees of Eighth Army headquarters are now better able to
•he kind of wear that will be care for stoves and prevent store fires as a result of classes
nvolved, the seasonal needs held recently at Yongsan. Classes included a. film, a lecture on
ind other relevant factors. Sev- the Pusan fire, instructions on water and foam extinguishers
sral possible designs are then and a review on proper stove operations.
lubmitted to Brig. Gen. Lee «• * *. * * ' * *
loo Rak, ROK Army QM Gen- OLD PALS—When General Maxwell D. Taylor, Eighth Army
sral "here, who selects and es- commander, visited the 38th Inf.. Kegt., 2nd Div. recently, he
ablishes the pattern. met an old friend in SFC John E. Luse, Vaugbali, Miss. The
Production Simple sergeant first met the general (then a captain) when the ser-
Production steps are simple geant was just a child. Later, during World War'II, Luse made
is; cardboard .patterns are used the famous Normandy jump with the 101st Airborne Div. com-
iiiQij cut the material,; which is manded by then Maj. Gen. Taylor.
.:.;-.|j:6iii!p.re"asedv'and chalk marked * * ,*• * * * *
tojp* ^ £inal :Sewing. Other, ma- GOING AND COMING—When SFC Max E. Purdy, Albia,
Jhi^es cut button hol^S iahd put la. started to rotate from Hq. Hq. Co., 51st Sig. Bn., I Corps
jn- the finishing toucihes. Xst recently, he met his brother, PFC Roger R. Purdy, coming
Clarence .Pv Keever,- Char- into the unit.
a KMAG * * *• * * * , *
to the operatio'n. MISS CONSOLATION—Men of the hospital ship USS Con-
of the factory work is solation have elected a 20-year-old girl who is recovering from
rcivilian .girls, who live polio in her California home as their "Miss Consolation of 1954."
Mrir iqjiarters -provided near the The contest was part of the ship's annual March of Dimes cam-
pl&fcfr Before; being assigned to paign, which netted $1,463.33. Miss Florence McNutt, Visalia,
ft ^tjhit iiv- the production line, Cal., was the winner of the contest.
vihjj;;:girls Deceive three month's • » . * • * • * . * * *
traihihg with pay in the opera- KMAG QUARTERMASTER—Col. C. C. Holcomb, Seattle,
ticm;; of machinery. Wash., has been namfid quartermaster for KMAG and senior
Materials for the plant are adviser to the ROK Army QM General, Holcomb was deputy
obtained through the ROK Ar- quartermaster for Eighth Army prior to his present assign-
my QM depots, which also, re- ment. ' ,
ceive the finished products and * . * * * . . ' » . . ,*• *•
forward them to distribution BETTER FOOD—Improved mess halls aud better food Were,
points. the topics of discussion at' a meeting of 18 mess officers and
The plant was founded In specialists in the Pusan area recently as WOJG Francis Specht,
March 1949 and has been forc- Ope, Kan. ,.PMP food adviser, led the conversation to plan im-
ed to move three times during proved ways of feeding the troops.
the fluid stages of the war, *^ •* . * * * * *
during which much of the ma- 26 CRAFT SHOPS—The Pusan area now has 26 craft shops
chinery was destroyed. with another to fcre inaugurated soon, Lt. Col. Robert P. Lang-
Lt. Col. Kim Ki Taek com- ley, Santa Maria, Cal., PMP Special services officer has an-
mands the operation which is nounced. "Since the truce, the demand for craft shops has al-
outfitting the ROK Army with most doubled. We have been able to meet all demands, and
much-ne3ded clothes. we will continue to do «o," Langley added* .
* * ' * * * * *-.
TALENT TOPPERS—Piano, vocal and Arum trio from the
23rd Inf. Regt. jazzed its way to the' 2nd Div.'s talent crown
7th Div. Pushes in the Indianhead's second talent competitions. Cpl. Willie Smith,
Americus, ,Ga., drummer; Cpl. Carmen Dippolito, Nprristown,
1 Pa., pianist; and Cpl. George L. Waters, Philadelphia, Pa.,
'Dimes Drive MODIFICATION MISSION-^Working in the ROK Army's vocalist, teamed up to cop the top honors.
QM clothing factory, Miss Choi Young Soo (above), 22, stiches
HQ., U.S. 7THDIV., Korea,
Feb. 17—Capt. Morton E. Hecht
a short OD coat at one of the points of the assembly-line
plant. Many of the workers are the factory are Korean girls. Arctic Vet Scoffs at Cold
J:-., division special projects ojfc Cpl. Lee Won Myong (below) of the factory's reclamation
ficer Friday : presented Mjaj. company fastens the sole of a boot to a leather top as this
Gen. Lionel ' C'. McCarr, divi- allied portion of the plant cuts .down large excess U.S. service
sion commander, wjth a check boots to fit members of the BOK Army. (USA Photos)
for $52,970.41,. representing the
7th's contribution to the 1954
March of Dimes.
The amount,; to be forwarded Unit Boosts 'Dimes *' Gifts
to the National Foundation for SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 17—Ko- for a job well done, Col. E.B.
Infantile Paralysis, is more rean Communications Zone Gray, commanding officer,
than twice that contributed by railroaders of all battalions and said, "At the outset of the
the Bayonet division in 1953 Hq. Co. of the 3rd Trans. campaign I felt certain that
when donations totaled $23,- Military Railway Service all the battalions and Hq.
638.65. donated $7,594.67 to the 1954 Co. would contribute generous-
Largest individual contribut- March of Dimes Drive, the ly to the March of Dim,es.
ors were 138 men of Co. C, 3rd TMRS headquarters an- However, I was a little skepti-
7th Tank Bn., who donated an nounced today. cal that our organization would
average of m o r e than $11 The outfit exceeded last exceed last year's generous
apiece. contribution, of $6,700."
Btry. C of the 48th FA Bn. year's contributions to the anti-
polio campaign by nearly $1,- Gray said this year's figure
led DivArty battery units as clearly indicated the interest
114 men contributed $1,140 for 000.
of the members of his com-
an average of $10 p/er man. The 724th Trans. Bn., Rail- mand "toward a worthy
Largest company-size contribu- way Operating, led all units cause."
tors in other major units were of the 3rd with a donation of
Svc. Co., 17th Inf. Regt.., $656; $2,933.
Co. B 31st Inf. Regt, $1,637; and In a message of appreciation
Co C, 32nd Inf. Regt, $1,048. to all battalion commanders Mine Training
Pusan Homeless Get Laundry Reduces Danger
: PUSAN, Korea, Feb. 17—A for the first of a newly devel- HQ., U.S. 2ND DIV., Korea',
new "Helpy-Selfy" laundry, de- oped "Korean-style laundry." Feb. 17—The 2nd Div. h a s
signed to improve the present launched a 16-hour course in
The new community laundry, land mine warfare training de- HQ., U.S. X CORPS, Korea, Feb. 17—Scoffing at South
method of washing clothes, large enough to accomodate
will soon open up in the heart signed to teach each member Korea's winter winds, Sgt. Ernest A. v Price, Cleveland, O. of
10 or 12 women at a time, of the Indianhead Division the the X Corps Ordnance section and PFC Jack P. Harnett, Chi-
of Pusan's refugee-filled "Tent will replace the present me- essential principles of mine
City". cago, in full cold weather gear, show quite a difference of opin-
thod of washing in a stream warfare. ion on the frigidity of the climate in Korea.
First Lt. William C. Fraser or gutter by placing the clothes A vetaran>.of six years in the Navy and a member of Ad-
Jr., Baltimore, Md., of the on a flat rock and pounding The training is expected to miral Byrd's 1946 polar expedition, Price was sent tramping
Pusan Military Post's relief, them with a stick. minimize accidental casualties over the frozen wastes of Antarctica as a human guinea pig for
rehabilitation and reconstruc- If the new laundry, with its and offset the inherent danger cold weather clothes. He recalls wearing the "Mickey Mouse"
tion section, announced today 20-foot concrete trough and of the hundreds of thousands of boots worn today during his entire stay near the South Pole.
that U.S. Army engineers will running tap-water, is a suc- mines still buried in' Korea After two tours of sea. duty, Price decided on a hitch in
pour concrete later this week cess, the engineers plan to which, as one spokesman said, the Army. He has served in 27 different countries with the
build more of them through- "Don't know that a cease-fire armed forces. "Being in South Korea is like a summer vaca-
g Pacific Stars & Stripes out Tent City.' exists.'* tion," Sgt. Price said.