Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 21 1967, Page 24

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 21, 1967, Tokyo, JapanLepers Start new Lite Seoul Bascom have you Ever been isolated from your neighbors have you Ever been looked Down upon by your neighbors in Seoul 53 former lepers an their families Are working and supporting themselves with assistance from the 19th general support group s armed Force assistance to Korea Afak of fice and group s property boo office american korean foun Dation care and the City government of Seoul. The former lepers and their families have been living 17 Miles Southeast of downtown Seoul since june 1964. They migrated to there after being cured at the National lepers Hospital. In the Winter of 1963, a few of the former lepers moved to their present Home to cultivate wasteland. There were no houses there were no farm implements. Snow covered the Mountain and the wind from the North was harsh. To keep warm they moved int caves in which they spent the Winter season. When War weather rolled around they built a few dirt walled houses. To support these former lepers the Seoul government bought 4.6 acres of land from the National culture management office and donated it to was then that the 19th Gsg s Afak office and the property Book office were asked for support by representatives of the lepers. Afak and the property Book office donate lumber Cement and Sheet Metal to build a combined school an Church. Though a school stands closet their Homes the neighbors did not want their children to study with lepers children in a same classroom because leprosy was for a Long time considered As an incurable infectious disease. Most koreans As do people around the whole world resist Contact with lepers and their 19th Gsg s Afak office also donated lumber and Sheet Metal for eight houses last a gust and contacted the Ameri can korean foundation to obtain More houses Are being built with assistance from the american a o r e a n foundation. According to Myung Hwan Kim one of lepers representatives they Are scheduled to take pos session of these houses near the end of said the american korean foundation also plans to build pens for pigs and chickens. Agricultural tools have Bee donated by care. The former lepers and their families now Are growling to Tatos Beans Sweet potato Andrice building the houses and educating their children. Francesca Rhee widow of the late korean president syn Man Rhee Burns incense during her husband s second memorial service at National cemetery in Seoul wednesdays a photo by ton Chung Rhee remembered in memorial rites is Korea Bureau Seoul a memorial service for the late president syn Man Rhee was held at his grave inthe National cemetery Here hand to pay homage to the first president of the Republic of Korea on the second anniversary of his death were Rhee s aus Trian born widow Francesca their adopted son in Soo Rhee ranking officials and politicians who had served under Rhee an about 2,500 spectators. Mrs. Rhee who flew to Seoul monday burned incense in front of her husband s Tomb while choir Sang. The widow and adopted son wept when a taped speech by Rhee was played during the ceremony. It was recorded in Hawaii in 1942 and broadcast to the korean people by Short wave , then Korea s president peking blasts India Tokyo a communist China has charged Indian planes intruded into China s territorial air space in 16 sorties be tween july 12 and 17 in another grave provocation against the chinese people and South koreans kill 10 agents in 4 new clashes Seoul up South korean officials wednesday reported four new incidents involving South Korea troops and communist North korean agents which resulted in10 red agents shot to death. Three of the incidents according to the officials too place along the demilitarized zone. The other was re ported from Chung up about 145 Miles South of Seoul. South korean troops Manning the mideastern sector of the de go widow wins entry to . In exile called on the people to Rise up and fight for Freedom and Independence from the japanese who then occupied the country. Rhee died at 90 in Hawaii where he lived in exile for five years after he resigned As presi Dent in the Wake of bloody Stu Dent demonstrations against the rigged 1960 elections. Mrs. Rhee will make Korea her permanent Home after a visit to Vienna Austria where she now lives Rhee s adopted son disclosed. She wants to spend the rest of her life in Korea and be buried beside he husband in Soo Rhee said. Mrs. Rhee will stay in Seoul for about 10 Days before leaving for Austria he said. Among dignitaries attending the service were former Prem Ier Chung huh who helped president and mrs. Rhee to Refuge in Hawaii after Rhee was ousted in april 1960 for Mer prime ministers bum so Klee and Yong Tai Pyon former Assembly speaker Chae Shaklee former Rok ambassador to the United nations Ben , and Helen Kim sex presi Dent of Ehwa woman s univer sity. Variety shows on Afkn-7v Seoul Bascom ask will Start the weekend off in the quiet town of Mayberry .,As it presents. Andy Griffith s Uptown downtown saturday at 12 45 . Andy Mayberry s leading citizen joins guest stars Don Knotts Tennessee Ernie Ford Maggie Peterson the Bruce Davis quintet and the Bac porch majority in a program of music and Borge will present a concert front Lincoln Cente new York City that evening 7 2fc Victor welcomes two Solo artists French Panto fat Mist Marcel Marceau and pian4sleonid Hambro. Stepping out of character Borge becomes silent to join Marceau in the concert pantomime duet. Borge then presents a lecture on the English language and also plays a med Ley from West Side rejoins Hambro for the premiere of his own composition con Certo for orchestra one piano two pianists and two saturday Nite at the movies beginning at 8 10, features Humphrey Bogart in also included in the cast Are Lee j. Cobb and Marta Toren. Sunday will find the station airing Blondie takes a Vaca Tion on Starlight theater begin Ning at 10 30 . Stokes A it took an act of Congress but a 29 year old korean widow of a u. S. Soldier and their daughter will be allowed to live on a 100 acre farm near Stokes in North Eastern North Carolina. The Bill will allow immediate entry to the United states for the child and Hye Suk Paeng widow of army m. Sgt. Charlie e. Tripp. He died of cancer in1964 and in his will left property to a sister mrs. James h. Har Ris As trustee and guardian of his daughter. Tripp s widow and their daughter Patricia Ann 5, have been living in Seoul South Korea. A Bill to allow them to Joi Tripp s relatives near Stokes was Given final approval by Congress tuesday. Rok India rail Deal Bombay up South Korea will buy 1,100 Broad gauge rail Way cars including tankers from India South Korea Consul Gen eral Woonsang Choi said wednesday. The Deal is Worth $11 million. He also said Korea planned Toby other Indian goods Worth several million dollars. Negotiations Are underway with South Korea for the Sale of 4.8 million pounds of India Cotton yarn. South Korea recently bought 60,000 tons of in Dian steel billets Worth $500,000. Heart attack kills . Sergeant Seoul 8th army a .Soldier died of a heart attack tuesday. S. Sgt. Raymond Hampey 37,assigned to b co., 122nd Sig. Bn., 2nd . Inf. Div. Die shortly after noon at the 44th surgical is survived by his widow mrs. Frieda Hampey of Sanantonio. 15 jailed As plotters Jakarta a atty. . Gen. Sugiarto has con firmed that some 15 military men including several colonels had been arrested on ground they were attempting to help ousted president Sukarno re turn to Power. Militarized zone killed three North korean infiltrators Sun Day and shot to death another two agents Early wednesday. Another group of North korean infiltrators staged a 30 minute gun Battle with South korean troops on the Central por Tion of the Doz Early enemy casualties in this clash were not known. The South koreans suffered two Chon gup South korean army police counter agent squad skilled five communist agents Early wednesday morning after five hours of fighting. A government Soldier was South korean officials reported a number of communist weapons captured. Monsoons lash North is Korea Bureau Seoul heavy Rains Over the North of the Republic wednesday left ankle deep water Here with reports of impassable roads fur ther 18th weather Wing re ported however that the Down pour would end thursday with Light showers predicted for Fri reported the heaviest rainfall of Over seven had 6.5 inches and Dijon Gnu 6.2 inches by 9 00 . Bridges became impassable in the 7th inf. Div. Are abut were open late thursday year at this time the first stages of the seasonal flooding had already killed 18 persons. As Early As july 15, nine inches Ofrain had fallen in two Days kill ing 11 and leaving 23,000 Home less. 7th inf. Div. Greets o Neal Camp Casey Korea 10 a. D. O Neal assistant Secre tary of the army for research and development visited the 7th inf. Div. was met by Brig. Gen. Thomas j. Camp jr., command ing general 7th inf. Div., and col. John w. Donaldson chief of staff 7th inf. staff briefing and a discus Sion were held at division head quarters after which the party visited Ingman . Col. W. B. Degraf 7th div. G-3, explained the train reprogram in detail and told of the preliminary ranges a Soldier must Complete prior to firing on this extremely Tough o Neal on the trip were it. Gen. Harry h. Critz commanding general i corps group and it. Gen. Austin , chief research and development dept. Of army. Pacific stars & stripes 7friday, july 21, 1967

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