The Administration: Popgun Salvo

The Johnson Administration last week fired the opening salvo of its war on poverty—but it had all the impact of a popgun. In a news conference in Austin, Poverty Boss R. Sargent Shriver announced that of the $784.2 million appropriated last October to fight the war, $35 million was being ticketed for 120 projects in 32 states. Among them: $15 million to build or renovate 41 Job Corps sites, and $12 million for community-action programs ranging from English lessons for Papago Indian children in Arizona to retirement communities in southwestern Louisiana.


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