December 14, 2000 |
Breast is best. " No, it's not the new slogan for Hooters. It's the mantra of breast-feeding advocates who promote their cause with a cultlike fervor around the world. Their extremism must be condemned. I have nothing against breast-feeding. After weighing the pros and cons, I've been nursing my 51/2-month-old daughter since birth. Mother's milk offers my baby health benefits that man-made substitutes can't match. But in the hands of the United Nations Children's Fund, the breast-feeding crusade is killing the children it's supposed to protect.
March 20, 1990 |
The Diary of Anne Frank has become this century's primer in the illumination of the human spirit. The pages written from her hiding place in Holland have made the young - and doomed - girl the symbol of hope, love and affirmation amid devastation. Her diary, published after she disappeared in the death camps late in World War II, has been a book and the basis of films, plays and meditations. In its latest transformation, it is the basis of a series of concerts around the country to raise money for UNICEF, the United Nations relief agency for children.
December 20, 2000 |
Michelle Malkin's column (Dec. 14) presents an agonizingly complex situation in a dangerously simplistic manner and is appalling in its omission of fact. Incredibly, she charges that UNICEF is doing little to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa, instead spending most of its time holding a grudge against the infant formula industry, conducting a "homicidal mission" and advancing a breast-feeding "crusade. " Malkin based her column on an incomplete set of facts in the Wall Street Journal and did not bother to contact UNICEF for a response.
March 4, 1987 |
Datta Roy, a UNICEF field-worker visiting from Nepal, was on the airport bus yesterday morning, crawling through the rush-hour Queens traffic, when "this little old lady" leaned over and told him about Danny Kaye. "I had this folder on my lap with UNICEF stamped across it," Roy said. "So she touched my arm and looked at me very sadly and told me about his death. I thought, here I am, after traveling thousands of miles from a remote corner of the world, and I hear from this old woman that our chief good-will ambassador has died.
January 17, 1996 |
Gretchen Lee Goodale, 47, senior program coordinator for UNICEF in Bangladesh and a former resident of Westtown, drowned Jan. 5 on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Ms. Goodale, who was born in Cleveland, graduated from the Tower Hill School in Wilmington and from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She lived in Westtown from 1961 to 1966. "She always considered this her home and came back whenever she could," said her sister, Lisa Goodale Brinton of Cochranville.
February 8, 1990 |
She keeps seeing the haunted faces of hungry children, and one of those faces is her own. So Audrey Hepburn, once the glamorous gamine of the silver screen, now 60 years old, labors long for UNICEF as its goodwill ambassador. She is uncomfortable about being praised for this. She does it, she says, because she must. She will be appearing here March 19 in a UNICEF benefit at the Academy of Music. It is the first of three benefit concerts in America showcasing a new musical work based on The Diary of Anne Frank.
August 15, 2004 |
is a member of The Inquirer Editorial Board My "All Join Hands" columns have taken two tracks. One is to improve the protection of children in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties from violence, be it from a finger on a trigger or the hand of an adult. The second runs through the African nation of Uganda. Thousands of children in the north there have been abducted and forced into being soldiers or slaves in a civil war. You've heard of UNICEF, the United Nations' agency for children.
January 26, 2001 |
C. Lloyd Bailey, 82, a Quaker peace activist who served for 23 years as the chief American fund-raiser for UNICEF, died Tuesday of pneumonia at his home at Foulkeways, a retirement community in Gwynedd, Montgomery County. As president of the United States Committee for UNICEF starting in 1959, Mr. Bailey transformed a modest, independent fund-raising operation into a national cause. He got thousands of youngsters to join the group's "Trick Or Treat For UNICEF" campaign and emphasized the use of big-name celebrities, including Muhammad Ali and Danny Kaye, to solicit millions of dollars in aid for poor and sick children in 160 countries.
October 30, 2000 |
The Rev. Clyde Allison and his wife, Mary Emma, were taken aback by the piles of goodies their children brought back to their Hatboro home one Halloween in the late 1940s. "It's too bad we can't turn this into something good, " Mary Emma told her husband. "We can," he replied. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF was born. After the conversation, Mr. Allison went to his office in Center City, sat down at his typewriter, and wrote an article for the Junior High Kit, a Presbyterian youth magazine he edited from the church's national education headquarters in Philadelphia.
November 2, 2010 |
In 1950, the Rev. Clyde Allison sat down at his Center City desk and wrote an article for Junior High Kit, a Presbyterian youth publication that he edited. It proposed that for Halloween, children dress up not as ghosts or goblins, but as folks from other countries, and trick-or-treat for contributions to UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. On Oct. 31, 1950, the first effort took place in Philadelphia and a few other cities. In newspaper reports marking the national event's 25th and 50th anniversaries, Mr. Allison credited his wife for sparking the article.