THE CONGRESS: Men, Money & Methods

''When Dr. Townsend accuses me of political ambitions he talks like a fool!" roared the Poet Laureate of California one day last week. In the National Townsend Weekly, Representative John Steven McGroarty had just read a statement by Dr. Francis E. ("The Plan") Townsend crying a pox on efforts to lure California Townsendites from Republicanism to Democracy, elect a Townsend slate of delegates to the Democratic convention with Representative McGroarty as their Presidential favorite (TIME, April 6). Asserting forthwith that Dr. Townsend had deserted his plan to finance $200-per-month pensions by a...

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