War: Arms and the Woman

When chubby Mrs. Maria Concepcion Lim Planas of Manila read about the U.N.'s appeal for men and arms for the Korean war, she saw her duty clear. It happened, she wrote to the Philippines' President Elpidio Quirino, that she had a lot of war material on her hands, and she would be delighted to contribute it to the U.N.'s cause. The Manila Evening News quickly made a report: Housewife Planas had several depots of "armored cars, trucks, machine guns . . . 1,000 tanks . . . all sorts of field equipment... the biggest pool of war equipment in the...

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