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RED CROSS BOXES RtACHWmQNERS Supplies Are Received in « Japanese Internment Camps News that-the first shipment o Red Cross supplies has reache Japanese internment camps will come as a great relief to those seven Hagerstoniana whose sons, ^^ ese prisoners. For two and a half years the Red Gross has been attempting to get these supplies through and it was not until this November that they met with success. Speaking as the Red Cross Prisoner of War representative in this city, to whom the news release was sent, Mrs. W. H. Cochran, 117 Randolph avenue, whose son is a German prisoner said, "We who have sons in German camps hearvfairly regularly from them and are.much more fortunate than., those with people in Japan. It is so hopeless for them because they must depend on the Japanese for information; consequently, they don't get any." In contrast with the strict censorship clouding conditions in the Japanese ''camps, the public is reasonably aware of the activities In German internments. There are six Army men and one civilian from Hagerstown who have been in the Pacific camps for over two years. The six Army men from Hagerstown were taken prisoner during the fall of Bataan and Cor- the one civilian at are: Col. John Vance, Taiwan, Tokyo, husband of Mrs. John Vance, 202 South Prospect; 2nd. Lt. Burton R. Richard, Philippines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph P. I XX11* J-4 til Uj OU AvwCDOl-iti Oi t v*XklA%^ j J-J/ ggt Edward z . Miller, Philippines, brother o£ 'Mrs. Jane W. Bower, 1033 Concord stre et; S/Sgt. Wyatt hVarrenfeltz, Java, son of Mr. and Mrg> Wyatt Warrenfeltz, 1583 Vir- gmia av enue; Pvt. Paul R. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Miller, 845 Chestnut street; Pvt. Harold Hart, Philip- pines, son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hart, 141 South Mulberry street and Frances G. Houghwout, Santo Tomas, Manila, sister of Mrs. Sydney, Bradford, 629 Oak Hill avenue. For these relatives who have r,ead that the Red Cross gets through to Germany, the following release from Washington should give them some small measure of comfort. "Red Cross relief supplies which arrived in Kobe; Japan, early November were to be distributed of war in .Japan proper during that month, according to the plan for distribution received from the Japanese delegate of the International Committee of Red Cross. "The official message from delegate also reported completion of the unloading ot the shipload supplies, including about 300,000 American and Canadian Red Cross standard food parcels, as well clothing, medicines and other supplies. This is the first shipment sent from the United States to Far East via a Russian port, shipments made by other routes from the British and American Cross societies, will be pooled allied prisoners of all nationalities. The' distributions plans involved sending 15 per ceift of the or approximately 45,000 parcels proportionate amounts of other supplies, from this shipment to prisoners of war and civilian internees in the Philippine Islands. "The food parcels in this shipment were specially prepared include more protein and starch than those sent to Germany. Escaped prisoners from the

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  1. The Morning Herald,
  2. 30 Dec 1944, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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