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j Postcard Arouses Indignation of African Students BOSTON (AP)-The father of a young woman Peace Corps mem' ber whose postcard caused an uproar uproar in Nigeria says his daughter entered the corps "to help the country and ease world tensions." A postcard Margery Michel- more, 23, had written in Nigeria and intended to send to a friend in this country, mentioned poverty poverty and squalor in Nigeria. It drew strong criticism from African students and a demand that the Peace Corps get out of Nigeria. The young woman's father, Howard Michelmore of Foxboro, a business executive, said his daughter "was brought up around Foxboro and Boston, so how could she know what real poverty was like?" Miss Michelmore is a 1960 graduate graduate of Smith College. "She just wanted to help the country and ease world tensions," her father said. "It was what she wanted to do — I had no objec tions. "She disliked publicity and certainly certainly would not do this with intent." intent."

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 16 Oct 1961, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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