The War: Saigon's Santa

In her spare time, Mrs. Ruth Kasper of Pennside, Pa., managed to collect 800 Ibs. of pretzels. In Dubuque, Iowa, Businessman John Walsh and eleven friends in five weeks rounded up enough books, cigarettes, candy, peanuts and soap to fill 3,500 cartons. Boston's Christmas Festival Committee, which is usually preoccupied with decorating the Common in late fall, raised $3,000 to buy gift packages from the city's fanciest grocer, S.S. Pierce. In Richmond, a neighborhood civic association passed the hat, bought 1,656 fruitcakes. A Charleston, W. Va., record-store owner asked teen-agers for their old records, was deluged with 3,300 in...

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