Nation: Peace Corpsmen

When, during his 1960 campaign, Presidential Candidate John Kennedy proposed the U.S. Peace Corps, it seemed as if it might become the biggest thing since the draft. But after Kennedy's election and the appointment of his brother-in-law Sargent Shriver, to head the organization, there were only about 20,000 persons interested enough to request the corps' entrance questionnaire. Of those only 8,000 returned the forms, and only 3,694 last month underwent the Peace Corps' first multiple-question examination.*

Last week Peace Corps headquarters in Washington named the first 27 selected Peace Corpsmen, some to go to South America's Colombia and others to Africa's Tanganyika....

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