The Peace Corps: Yankee, Don't Go Home!

"Sargent Shriver," said Washington wags last week, "is only a corporal now." Shriver had not exactly been demoted, since he had been pleading for six months to be relieved of one of his two jobs. Finally, Lyndon Johnson decided that Shriver, who had been director of the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961, should now devote full time to the 16-month-old Office of Economic Opportunity, which he has also headed from the start.

After assigning Shriver to the war on poverty, the Great Society program nearest his own heart, Johnson named as...

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