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PC - March 21, 111 Peace Corps Welcomes Trade Skills...
March 21, 111 Peace Corps Welcomes Trade Skills in I tiif4'"' v ' 1. 1 PCACI CORPS IACKERS - President Kennedy's proposed Peace Corps, which will send young Americans to work in underdevsoped areas of the world, received hearty endorsement endorsement by these Howard University students, who spoke at the university during an International Week symposium. All were volunteers lest summer in international programs. Left to right: James B. Lancaster of Washington, D.C., a member of the American Friends Workcamps in Iran, Iraq and Turkey; Ger - v, 1 1 tTV". I , 5 CHOSEN These four student at Morehouse College, Atlanta, were chosen for Merrill grants for travel - study in Europe. Left to right: Robert L. Allan, Edward B. Curry, Wendell Andarson and Walter Rolling. Four Morehouse Students Granted Study Abroad ATLANTA, Ga. Four Morehouse College students have been selected by a faculty committee ta receive Merrill Travel - Study grants for study and travel in Europe during th arniimir vpur l9rl - lHfiZ. These grants of $3,000 are made possible by Charles E. Merrill Jr., Ipl Boston, Mass., chairman of the and MSC Grad trude Brenson of Washington, D.C., a member of a YWCA group which toured Soviet Russia; Housheng Lolachi of Iran; Donald McHenry, a Howard English instructor; Conrad Harper of Detroit, Mien., who livad with a family In Finland as an Experiment in International Living participant; Mohender MohiHajee of India, end Sonja Boiling of Washington, D.C who spent last summer in Liberia as a member of Operation Crossroads Africa, a study - work group. WASHINGTON (ANP) You don't need & PhJ. degree, degree, speak a foreign language or know the component of the atomic bomb in order to qualify for the Peace Corp. Peace Corps officials have pointed out that people with trade skills in construction or home economics for example are just as welcome as those with college degrees. The minimum age requirement is us. But the vast majority of those accepted is expected to come from the 22 to 35 age group. But anyone from 18 to 60 will be considered, provided they can meet the rigorous physical fitness fitness tests that will be set up. If you're married, you still might have a chance to serve, A limited number of married couple will be included, provided provided that both htuband and . wife have skills to con tri bate. The man might teach school, the woman serve as a nurse. Although there will be no automatic automatic draft exemption for Peace Corps duty, Gen. Lewis B. Her - shey. Selective Service director, has stated that barring some national national crisis the corpsmen would probably be able to get indefinite and more meaningful relationship relationship will be developed among the youths of every land. Mr. Foster, born in Preston. Md., attended Lockerman High School, - Denton. Md. A junior at the shore school, his major Is agriculture and minor, biology. Approximate period to be spent in Liberia is June 23 to Aug. 23. deferments de facto exemption if they work In some occupation occupation "in the national Interest" These occupations would presumably presumably include government service or teaching. MINIMUM SERVICE overseas will be one year, the maximum three years. Most persons probably will be abroad two years. Re - enlistments may be permitted. While a person person will not be obligated to serve out his entire period abroad, since service is voluntary every effort will be made to recruit only persons persons who will not quit in the middle middle of their term overseas. The Peace Corps will pay only for food, clothing, housing, transportation transportation expenses and small out - of - pocket expenses. There will be no salary. A "retirement bonus," accumulated accumulated at the rate of $50 to $75 lor each month of service overseas, overseas, will be paid to corps members members at the end of their service abroad. Thus, a person who is overseas for two years would get from $1,200 to $1,800.

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 25 Mar 1961, Sat,
  3. Page 18

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