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f Palm Beach Post, Thurs., November 14, 196& C7 Scots Crusade To Save Argylls Great Train Kobbery Hunt Described tract him. Butler Is an expert on American western films," and a good John Wayne movie is said to make him a happy man. Even after his retirement, Butler will not go into the countryside and read his clippings. He will become head of security at the Midland Bank. France, nor In Tangier, nor In South America, nor In any of the other places his search has taken him, but In Torquay, a fashionable resort area less than 200 miles from London. He found his man and brought him In. The 56-year-old detective, called the "man who never gives up" by his colleagues, knew that this time his time was running out. He was supposed to retire at the age of 55 but asked for and received an extension because he wanted to clean up the train robbery case. But another extension was not in sight, and he was to retire at the end of this year. 1934. After four years in blue uniform and tall helmet, he became a plainclothes detective. By 1954, he was a detective-inspector, a rapid rise by Yard standards. During the struggle in Cyprus from the middle 1950's until the island was proclaimed a republic in 1960, Butler was sent to the British colony to try to catch the leaders who were waging a guerrilla fight for union with Greece. Later he became second In command of Scotland Yard's ' "Flying Squad," a highly mobile unit that handles difficult cases. Finally, after the train So the lights burned a little longer each night In Butler's third floor office tn Scotland Yard. He made more underworld contacts and Journeyed more frequently out of Britain. The record was not complete. Butler had found 14 of the suspects In the train robbery. A 15th was around somewhere. It was not that Butler had anything to be ashamed about in his record, for it is one of indefatigable energy, devotion to duty, a compulsion for success, and more than 30 commendations for his skill. The wiry, balding bachelor joined the force as a bobble in robbery, he was moved into his pres.nt post with the assignment to catch the train robbery suspects. But while that search went on, Butler found time for other cases. It was he, for example, who earlier this year arrested James Earl Ray, the accused slayer of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was passing through London. Colleagues say that Butler, though even-tempered, never seems to find time to relax. A nonsmoker, he does occasionally have a drink in a bar near Scotland Yard. One pastime is a visit to the movies. But It's not the detective films that at (C ) YY . TimM Scwi.Srrvl.rr To the sunbathers on the beach In southern France, the sight of the hawk-nosed Englishman constantly peering through his binoculars may have seemed a little unusual. But the people who know Thomas Marcus Joseph Butler, det. chief superintendent of Scotland Yard were quite aware of what he was doing. He was working, scanning the shores for a sunbather named Bruce Reynolds, the last of the suspects In Britain's "Great Train Robbery" of 1963. On Nov. 8, Butler's five-year search ended. Not In southern GLASGOW. Scotland (AP) A campaign to "save the Argvlls" is taking on the proportions of a Scottish crusade. More than "50,000 names are listed on a mammoth petition against the death of the historic Highland regiment. All over Scotland stickers are prominent on cars, in shops, on country billboards: "Save the Argylls." The protest seeks to stop Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government from disbanding the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the "wee tough Scotsmen" who once formd the thin red line at Balaclava, who fought at Cop-runa and in Korea. The government, pledged to 1x1 Sound lili. orilh-mr . you? h i not! This i newipoper folk iw o I column by 1 inch ad. Think il l loo imoll lo bo noticed? You'ro reeding it . . . . . aren't you? Potl-Timoi Advertising poyl! MPan American Tire Co.D cut defense costs, insists that the Argylls must merge nameless Into a streamlined army by 19" 0. But Wilson never could have scale, even from the fiercely sacle, even from te fiercely nationalistic Scots. "We have 755,474 names on the petition almost one in four of Scotland's voting populationand we'll reach the million mark next month," said Gen. Sir Gordon MacMil-lan, a former colonel of the regiment. Only British citizens are entitled to sign the petition, but hundreds of Americans and other visitors have put their names to It all the same. The organizers don't complain. They are much more worried over how to get the massive protest before the House of Commons. With a million signatures the petition will take on the physical bulk of 20 cases of Scotch whisky, according to the organizers. The problem will have to be sorted out by Conservative lawmaker George Younger, who has promised to present the petition. The sentiment for retaining the Argylls is not just due to the regiment's battle honors-more Victoria Crosses than any other or its recruiting figures, the highest in the British infantry. One Scotsman who recently lived in New York expressed the feeling this way: "It's a combination of Celtic spirit and sheer toughness that we want In keep. 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