The Administration: More for the Corps

Just a year ago, the Congress—and much of the U.S.—was skeptical and wary of the newly created Peace Corps. Last week, as it celebrated its first birthday, the Peace Corps bathed in the warm glow of bipartisan praise—and knew just how to use its popularity to advantage. President Kennedy submitted legislation to increase the Corps' authorized strength from 2,400 to 6,700 by mid-1963, noting that the Corps' "early successes have fulfilled expectations." Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver went before a House committee to ask $63.7 million for fiscal 1963, more than twice his...

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