Letters, May 17, 1937

Townsend's Pup


Indiana's sportsman Governor, Cliff Townsend, had a little airedale pup, which would put Kansas' climbing coon hound Rudd [TIME, April 12] to shame.

Governor Townsend's airedale, an excitable and ambitious dog, chased a 'possum into a corn field and up an apple tree. Undaunted, the airedale jumped up to a crotch in the tree, followed the 'possum out on a limb and leaped to the ground after the 'possum. A little out of wind, the dog scrambled up, chased the 'possum, caught him and brought him back to the Governor. ....

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