Peace Corps: More for More

In the annual scramble for appropriations on Capitol Hill, nothing has pleased Congress more than the Peace Corps' stubborn refusal to spend every last cent of its budget. Honoring the idealism of 11,902 volunteer workers in 52 countries, it has shunned frills and pared costs, saving taxpayers roughly $45 million over four years. Peace Corps Director Jack Hood Vaughn, 47, a feisty, compact (5 ft. 8 in.) redhead, was commended by Vice President Humphrey for slashing $495 off the upkeep of each corpsman last year.

But this year Vaughn asked for more money. Amid a rush of requests for Peace...

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