PHILANTHROPY: A Case of Self-Help

In her battle to persuade U.S. hospitals to try her physical-therapy methods for treating infantile paralysis back in the early 19403, the late Australian-born Sister Elizabeth Kenny suddenly found an enthusiastic backer in Minneapolis' Mayor Marvin L. Kline. He was the prime mover in getting the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation, Inc. set up in Minneapolis in 1943. In 1946, after upstart Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey ousted him from office, Republican Kline became the foundation's executive director.

Last week, after a four-month investigation, Minnesota's Attorney General Walter F. Mondale jolted Minneapolis with a documented report on financial shenanigans in the foundation...

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