RECOVERY: Townsend to Burst

The Townsend Plan was ready to burst, last week, into a nine-days' wonder.

Dr. Francis Everett Townsend was born on a back-country Illinois farm in 1867. Working his way through Nebraska University's medical school, he graduated at 36, started practice in South Dakota's Black Hills where he often had to ride 150 mi. in a buggy to reach his patients. Like many a frost-bitten South Dakotan he moved, aged 52, to California. There, after a spell as assistant city health officer in Long Beach, he...

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