Joshua Pinto and Orduena story

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Joshua Pinto and Orduena story - COUPLE 'ADOPTS' 38 BOYS TO SHOW LOVE FOR NATION...
COUPLE 'ADOPTS' 38 BOYS TO SHOW LOVE FOR NATION Seven Youths Now Serve with Army and Navy. The story of n childless couple, bnrn In Spain, who believe they best can show their appreclntion of life In the United States by caring for some of its unfortunate children, is told by Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Abraham Pinto, 5401 Ingleslde av. - The Pintos came to this country 'Ai years ago and since 1915, when ;they undertook the care of a three ;day old baby, they have taken some 38 children all boys under their wing. Seven Arc In Service. Todny seven men in military service gratefully remember their foster pnrciitK wllli V-mnll letter.s ipjjii-lirly fion'i nil parts of the world. The Plnl'is keep tip a vigorous cor-respondeiiie in return. Pictures of fighting men, of school boys, and ot tiny babies their "sons" hang on the walls of the modest home which the Pintos have occupied 20 years. Mr. and Mrs. Pinto work thru the Jewish Children's bureau, 130 K Wells st., one of 14 agencies composing the United Home Find ing service. THese groups place children with approved families and pay their expenses, altho the fami lies themselves receive no monetary compensation. Children Not Adopted. The children, whose ages range up to 16, are not adopted. Tho not necessarily orphans, they are chil dren who, for various reasons, should have improved home envi ronment. The service estimates that approximately 4,000 boys and girls need new homes now. Mr. and Mrs Pinto have -taken children from the Jewish bureau since 1924. "We never asked especially for boys," Mrs. Pinto said, " but it just seemed to work out that way, The Pintos' chief aim Is to make good citizens of their clini kcs. "And we will succeed If there's no Inter- feienoe from the parents," Pinto asserted. Have Two Itulcs. Believing that children need guidance but should learn by making their own mistakes, the Pintos have two rules for rearing their boys: love them, and teach them to develop initiative. They also think the boys need a weekly allowance, which the bureau grants, and that they should be encouraged to get part time jobs. Pinto was 32 ami his wife, Or-dtiena, was 27 when they look their first child, the son ot an actress who asked them to keep the baby so that, she could go back to work. The boy remained with the Pintos until he was 24. Now he Is 28, a pharmacist's mate 2d class, overseas, and one of their most faithful correspondents. Eugene had been with Mr. and Mrs. Pinto only a few days when they realized he would want company. " So we made inquiries and found two more boys who needed homes,!' Mrs. Pinto said. "We've had some ever since, tho four is the largest number we've had at any one time." I'mil In (itiitdiilcniiiil Vet. One of the hoys, a veteran of Guadalcanal, was with the Pintos more than 1C years and buys bonds regularly In their favor. Two boys arc with'them now Philip, 17, who will enter the army In September, and Harvey, 14, an 8th grade student. Pinto does Spanish translations for an advertising office in the Merchandise Mart. He and Mrs. Pinto were friends when they lived in their native village just over the Spanish border from Gibraltar. They came to New York a month apart with their families and later were married there. They lived on Chicago's west side before moving to the present home. and In the I he are Wednesday ot Mrs. two from sion Mrs. were with district a vice education; ture the IP- i

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 16 Jul 1944, Sun,
  3. Page 98

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