Youth: The Newest Frontier

Telephones jangled, the switchboard blinked, and drifts of incoming mail accumulated on the desks. Workmen pushed office furniture around the corridors. The scene, in a suite of offices in Washington's International Cooperation Administration Building, was chaotic. Earlier in the week, President Kennedy had announced the formation of his Peace Corps of volunteer workers in underdeveloped countries (TIME, Feb. 24), and the half-organized headquarters was engulfed with requests for information, applications from would-be recruits. In other parts of the capital, the story was the same: Congressmen reported a deluge of mail; the...

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