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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31,1961. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LQGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIFTEEN Paul Butler, Former . • r • • * Demo Chairman, Dies WASHINGTON (AP) —A heartman, John M. Bailey-of Connec- attack Saturday .ended the life of Paul M. Butler who served a stormy 5 % years as national chairman of the Democratic Party. He was 56. Butler, who stepped.-down from the party chairmanship in the summer of 1960, was stricken at George Washington University Hospital and died'within minutes after the attack, ' He had been admitted to the hospital Dec. 5 for treatment of a cold and''had seemed to be making satisfactory recovery from a respiratory infection complicated by diabetes. from which he had suffered'for many years. Since Ms retirement from politics, Biitler' had been practicing law from offices here but acquired the cold Awhile trying a case in •his home town of South Bend, Incl. s- A violatile and emotional man •Who was quick to anger, Butler was in public conflict with members of his own party about as often as with the Republicans. Yet his tenure as Democratic chairman was the longest of modern times except for the eight years served by James A. Farley in the Franklin D. Roosevelt era. When he resigned after the 1960 national convention, Butler was succeeded by Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington. Jackson resigned after the presidential uv auguration and the present chair- OPEN TODAY 1 p. m. HAPPY NSW YEAR SHOW Midnight Show Tonight Storting at 12 Midnight. Regular Admiuion, At 3:15-6:10-»:05-MidniBht ALSO "GET OUT A TOWN" At 2:10-5:05—3:00-10:50 p.m. Matin** Tomorrow at 1 p. m. r r r" r. ticut, took over. At Palm Beach, Fla., where he is spending .the holidays, President Kennedy expressed his grief and called Butler "a courageous leader of the Democratic Party during some of the .party's, most difficult hours." He added, "His wise counsel will be sorely missed." The slender, prematurely gray Butler was an intense man_for whom political leadership was a deadly serious, around-the-.c lock job. A dedicated liberal, he frequently was in conflict with the more conservative members of his party. Partly because of'his opposition to. segregation, he was anathema to a great many Southern congressmen and other Dixie Party leaders. Butler clashed frequently with the late House Speaker Sam Raybum and Rayburn's fellow Texan, Lyndon B. Johnson, when Johnson was the parry's Senate leader. Although many of his battles were with Southern conservatives, Butler also had his public differences with such big city party leaders as Carmine G, De Sapio of New York, Gov. David L. Lawrence of Pennsylvania and Jacob Arvey of Illinois. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, while campaigning last year for the Democratic presidential nomination, accused Butler of siding with Sen. John F. Kennedy, Humphrey's foremost opponent. Later, former President Harry S, Truman publicly accused Butler of advance rigging of the national convention to the advantage of Kennedy; Truman remained away from the convention. A native of South Bend, Butler helped earn his way through the University of Notre Dame by working as a reporter for the South Bend Tribune. He graduated in law in 1927 and entered into politics at once in the party-management end rather than as a candidate for public office. Butler worked his way through the ranks as precinct -chairman, county chairman and district chairman and finally reached the top level in 1952 when he ousted Frank McHale as national committeeman for Indiana. He won the national chairmanship in a fiercely fought contest in 1954 and held it until his voluntary retirement, despite his frequent hassles with party stalwarts. Among his assets were great energy, dedication to his job and a willingness to try new approaches. It was estimated that he traveled nearly 500,000 miles on his official duties. An abstainer — partly because of his diabetes — and a nonsmoker, Butler did not fit the hail- fellow-well-met pattern of politi- Hurry! Hurry! Final t!m«» thi« affrnoon to ... Wolt Di«i.y'» "BASES IN TOYiLAND" in color SHOW AT 1:36 and 3:42 ONLY ToniteOnly! Y«RS Eve Show A brand naw laff riot of fun. Starts at 6 p.m. with the Feature at 6:04-7:50-9:50-12:00 calleadership but he made friends as readily'as enemies, ...^ An avid.football fan, he/always hated to miss a Notre Dame game and usually could be seen in the stands. twisting his hat in ...his hands and suffering or glowing according to the way things were going for the Irish. "It's my one hobby," he once said. , Married in 1934 to Anne S. Briscoe, Butler was the father of two daughters, -Mrs. J. Patrick O'Malley, South Bend, and Mrs.- William Merely, Indianapolis, and three sons, Paul .M. Jr., a law student at Duke University, Kevin, a University of Chicago student, and Brian, a Notre Dame student. Funeral arrangements were incomplete late Saturday but services and burial will be in South Bend. The chairmen of both major parties issued statement; praising Butler's vigor. . Republican National Chairman William- E. Miller said: '"The Democratic Party has lost a-vigorous and loyal-advocate and the nation an outstanding citizen." Bailey, his Democratic count erpart, termed Butler's death "a personal.loss to me and a tragedy for the party and country," and he added: "He was a vigorous and outspoken advocate of his party's principles and programs and he presided over the Democratic National Committee during difficult and critical years in the party's history. . . "He will be mourned not only by the thousands of Democrats who were proud to be his friends but also by Republicans who respected him as a hard-hitting but fair opponent." Rep. John Brademas, D-Ind., said: "I am deeply grieved to hear the death of Paul Butler. He wa s a man of resolute courage and--integrity and without question the most outstanding person my home community in Indiana has ever given to America's public life. He did much for me and I feel the loss of a dear friend, I extend my profound sympathy to Mrs. Butler and her children." New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner wired Butler's family sympathy and said he "was an outstanding American, a deVoied Democrat who had contributed greatly to his country and to his party and a man whose integrity could never be challenged." Fairbanks InCqldWaye , FAIRBANKS, \AIaska (AP)— Chilled but cheerful, "residents - of this; .interior Alaska, city functioned' under, handicaps Saturday after two weeks' of numbing cold in. which the/ mercury ; dropped low as minus .62. ..'• -;-.. The citizens are no strangers to temperature •--, extremes in -the 15,OBO-population Fairbanks area but -61d : tim'ers, admitted thi s was extraordinary."... The frigid weather, stemming from a high pressure area over Siberia, hit the city Dec. 16 v/ith readings of^around 40 below. It got colder •: steadily. December records were broken or tied the last nine days. Thursday night's minus 62 was two degrees below the all-time low for December. Friday, the maximum was 55 below and early Saturday it was minus 61. City Manager Clifford Nordby | said the extreme cold put the city on a semiemergehcy s tatus. Skeleton crews operated most city offices. ; One cheerful note was a drastic drop in the crime rate.' , "We have had very few arrests," said one police official, "and it's so cold that people are even staying out of the downtown bars." TillieZulra, 66, Of Kewanha, Dies HJLT.ON-Mrs. Tfllie Zutra, 66; routev2,' Kewanna, died at 9:50 p.m.'Friday' ! £rom a heart attack. She, had lived'near Kewanna for four years, coming 'from Chicago. She was bbrn-Feb. 2,1895, in Lithuania. She was married to Joseph Zutra in. Chicago. Survivors are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Albina ' Kovack, Chicago;' one step-daughter, Mrs. Lilliaa Mason,'Fulton; two grandchildren. . . .. • . Funeral services will be.Tield at the Kidifcas/funeraPhome in Chicago. Set Rites At Peru For Mae Me Carthy PERU - Final rites for Mrs. Mae McCarthy, 75, widow of John J. McCarthy, of 118& W. Seventh, will be at eight o'clock Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic church. The Rt Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Welsh will officiate and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Friends may call at the Brookman funeral home after two o'clock today. The Daughters of Isabella and the Rosary Society will meet for prayers at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Carrie Clawsoiv78 r Dies, Rites Tuesday DELPHI — Mrs.- Carrie May Clawson,' 78, died.-'at 11;15 p.m. Friday at a. Hinsdale, '111. sanitarium where • she" had been a patient' two weeks. ' She was born in Jefferson township, Carroll 'county on Nov. 19, 1883. She-had-spent;'most of her lifetime in ihe: Yeoman community and was a member of the Yeoman Methodist church. Her marriage was to.-Ora E. Clawson and he preceded her in death. - . Survivors include three daugh ters, Mrs. Edward Williams, of LaGrange, 111., Mrs. Clyde Collins, Vero, Fla., and Mrs. -Robert Adams, Hobart, Ind.; one son, Raymond, of Yeoman; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. . Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Jackson funeral home in Delphi with Rev. Strange officiating. Burial wil be in the Yeoman cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m: Monday.. Lytie E. Anderson, Of Delphi/ Dies; Final Riles Today DELPHI-Final rites for Lytle Await Decision On Auto Excise Tax INDIANAPOLIS (AP)':- Indi JU-il/LfUiflir \Jt-J±iJ A"-*- / **j«^7 *"w f- — — — ana taxihg.:officials hope the new happens, would.be a special'as. T :••._: a —.— —i.. j~~ sessment for vehicles' and this might be expensive. Taxes on vehicles won't be the .sane starting in 1963 whether or not .the law is thrown-.out. Ve- licles have been' assessed generally at about 70 per cent of their "blue book" or loan value, but year -beings .them '-an 'early deti sion by the v state Supreme-Court on .validity, of the 1961 automobile excisei-taxV'-law. fh'e''.law, now up for a court test,' substitutes -a 2 per cent 'ex- 'cise tax on vehicles for the prop-r erty tax effective.in 1963. This -means: that property assessments made in 1962 for taxes payable in 1963 will-, not include, vehicles. Starting in 1963, the 2 per cent tax will.be paid when license plates are purchased. But if the Supreme Court doesn't issue a decision before the regular. March 1 line, and then assessing dead- invalidates the law, vehicles won't be on the assessment-lists for taxes payable in 1963 and the state won't be able to collect the excise tax either. Mystical significance was attached to the wearing of garnets, which were said to ward off accidents during travel. Two Explorer Scouts Rescued From Mountain GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP). • Two Explorer S c o u t s were brought down from the snow- Wednesday on what was supposed crusted Smokies Saturday little i to be a four-day hiking and camp- worse for two nights spent on a lofty mountain .trail in sub-zero weather. Mike Harrington, 15, and Allen Wallen, 17, both of Knoxville, were found at midday by one of four search parties sent out by officials of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Both boys were reported'in good physical shape though suffering from exposure. Survivors are a' son, Paul, of E. Anderson, 78, retired farmer, here; one granddaughter; three of route 2, Delphi, will be this brothers: John Durkes, - Peru; afternoon at three o'clock at the Frank, Mexico; Carol, Bunker Jackson funeral home. The Rev- Hill, erend James Rankin will officiate and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at ihe funeral home. His death occurred suddenly at 10 a.m. Friday at the Raymond Zink farm. He was a member of the Delphi Presbyterian church. Born Dec. 9, 1883, in Tippecanoe township, Carroll county, he was the son of Edward and Fannie Evans Anderson. His marriage in 1908 was to Helen Robertson. Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Fox, Fort Wayne; a son, Harold C., Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild;- three sisters: Mrs. Stanley Newhard, Lafayette; Mrs. Oscar "Allen, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. William Lahr, Illinois. companions, Ed Nichols, 1 18, and Steven Shepherd, 16, set out ing expedition along the 26-mile trail. They carried a four-day supply of food and planned to spend -the' nights in park shelters along the way. They spent the first night at Pecks Corner. Slowed by heavy drifts, the group decided the next morning to turn back. Nichols and Shepherd started out first and made it to park headquarters Friday afternoon. When Harrington The boys were found on the Ap-1and Wallen failed to, appear, palachian Trail, which, twists | park officials ordered the search, along the Tennessee-North Caro-| The reason the pair failed » lina border at elevations of over) follow Nichol s and Shepherd out 5,200 feet, about 7& miles from (was an ankle injury. Wallen fj.ji.lA J I The picture that everyone ' Starts Monday! i$ , a i king ,about. ents. Harrington, f/f never give him a divorce.. / worked too hard to get him! fEWrUKES AIT 1 rl 0-3:10-5 £0-7:22-9:20 their starting point at Newfound stepped on a slippery rock and twisted the ankle Thursday morn- officials said the boys (ing. were able to walk about 2^ miles | "It hurt so bad I couldn t walk, through heavy snow drifts to Pecks Corner, where two jeeps them. The teen-agers so we decided to make a camp on the trail," Wallen said. To survive the near-zero degree driven to'Smokemont-Camp .weather, Wallen and Harrington Ground in North Carolina to be reunited with their anxious par- Wallen and two spread; one sleeping bag over another on the snow. The pair crawled, inside the same sleeping bag together for-warmth.' - HIATT'S NEXT TO LOGAN THEATRE UAW Calls Strike Against Studebaker SOUTH BEND, Ind.-(A?)' United Auto Workers officials called a strike against Studebaker- Packard Corp. Saturday jn the wake of a company announcement that It was terminating the extended UAW-SP contract. Woodrow Frick, president of Local 5 and head of the local's executive committee, -set the strike for midnight Monday. His announcement came after an executive committee meeting. Studebaker - Packard, the only auto manufacturer which has fained to come to terms with the UAW, announced Friday night it was terminating the extended contract at midnight Saturday. The three-year contract had been extended during negotiations. Frick said the company had ^agreed Dec. 10 to extend the contract to Jan. 7 but had "seen fit to cancel the contract." He said the strike was called to protect the union and its members. "The union regrets this action by the company to adopt a ruin or rule, attitude toward the workers and the union," Frick added. He said the strike would not prevent a scheduled meeting of the workers Jan. 7 to discuss the situation. About 5,000 workers are affected. There was no immediate com ment from company officials on the slrike announcement. The union and company report edly are at odds over relief time they would be assessed at one- third of true cash value if the excise tax law is invalidated. Taxing officials say the 2 per cent excise tax as set up in the law would be close'to what it would be at one-third, of true cash value. Either would he average lower than the present system. The excise tax law sets up a schedule of,depreciation.for cars at 15 per cent of original value for the first five years of its life and 10 per cent thereafter. As a preparatory step toward administering the new law, the state Bureau of Kotor Vehicles The probable solution, if that provided a spacemen the application forms for 1962 license plates for listing the car's'-original retail cost. However, many motorists —especially used car buyers —don't know what their cars cost new. Officials say they may leave the space blank and still get plates. The excise tax law provides a UJ.UC IJUUA. «* iW»»** ,m~****,f -, —. — M. under assessment reform laws Oat $12 fee for license plates for all but the.smallest cars. Any car of less than 25 horsepower can be licensed for $8. The excise tax would be in addition to the license~ plate fee. -Pro-rated excise tax reductions are'provided for cars bought after Jan.. 31, but there would- be no refunds when cars are sold. If the Supreme .Court upholds the larw, motorists who buy cars •after .the start of 1962 and sell them before the end of 1962 won't pay any tax on them 'for that year. They wont be assessed for 'property taxes, and the excise tax doesn't go into effect until 1963. Jackie Postpones Trip Due To Family Illness PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)—stroke Dec. 19 and is in nearby Mrs. John F. Kennedy put off! St. Mary's Hospital Bis right-side Saturday her scheduled trip to India and Pakistan until early March because of the illness of the President's father. The announcement by the White House marked the second postponement in the visit to the two nations. Originally scheduled for November, it first was delayed until late. January. Now the 32-year-old First Lady will make her tour of some of the cultural and historical areas of the neighboring Asian countries early in March. "The delay in Mrs. Kennedy's trip is necessitated by the illness of the President's father," White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said in a brief announcement. He said the change in date was made after consultation with the governments of India and Pakistan. It was fixed for early March instead of February to avoid conflict with the Indian elections in late February, a spokesman explained. is partly paralyzed and he still is unable to speak. . The President got gratifying reports of improvement in his father's condition Friday. Rehabilitation procedures have been started to try to overcome the paralysis. It i s expected that the elder Kennedy may have to remain in the hospital possibly until early March. Members of the family, including the First Lady, have kept a' constant watch at his bedside. Mrs. Kennedy has not missed a day in coming to his hospital bedside. Both the President and Mrs. Kennedy made hospital visits at separate times this morning. Later in the afternoon, Kennedy called in top White House aides for another round of discussions on his 1962 legislative program. The chief executive plans a two- day New Year's holiday respite in his work schedule on Sunday and Monday. The First. Lady's India-Pakistan | trip is expected to last about two Mrs. Bessie L. Fall Peru Resident, Dies; Final Rites Tuesday PERU-Final rites for Mrs. Bessie Lucinda Fall, 77; who died Thursday night, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Drake- Flowers chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after two o'clock this afternoon. A native of Camden she was born April 22, 1884, daughter of John P. and Emma Throckmorton Hance. Her first marriage was to Arthur Young who died. Later eouy are at oaos over «„«* U m C The President's father, 73-year-1 weeks, but no time schedule or for the workers. The company has old Joseph P. Kennedy, suffered a | itinerary ha s been announced. been allowing 29 minutes for rests and clean up, but it wants this reluced to 20 minutes for rest and 5 minutes for clean up. In Friday night's contract termination announcement, S_-P said it would keep certain policies of the old contract but would no longer deduct union dues. Officials said the firm could not legally - continue. the dues checkoff provision without an agreement. The Jan. 7 meeting had been set as a ratification get together of union members. It was expected that at that time negotiators would have reached an agremnt a members could vote to either accept or reject the pact Safety Goals To Be Used By Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The State Highway Commission is sending two goats out into Indiana in 1962 to plug safety. One of the animals, called Ax- I-Dent, will go to the state highway maintenance district-with the highest accident rate. The other, Ax-I-Dent Jr., will go to the sub- district with the poorest. The goats will travel as monthly accident rates are computed, combining vehicle and disabling accidents. ,."We are confident that any district or subdistrict, after once - possessing the goat for 30 days, -Statutes for the protection of! will do everything within its power j copyrights were among the ear- to avoid getting i a second t. she married-Frank Fall, whose death occurred in 1947. She had lived in' this city since Logans- Donald Young, Indianapolis; two sisters: Mrs. G. H. Bumham, Los An- 1948. moving here from port. Survivors are a son, geles;. -. Mrs. Carol gansport. Keever, Lo- liest laws enacted in the United States. LO ilVUiu 5t-'-«"t. " ,. said Rov T. 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