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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 22

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22 W^ AUGUST 22, 1962, lake Charles American Press Magazine Article Buries Former Solon Prematurely Bv RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP)-Gerald P. Nye. one-time senator from North Dakota, arose from the grave in which a magazine article prematurely buried him and gave notice today that: 1. He is alive and kicking. 2 He knows where a certain rjndy is buried, or rather where a truly-dead ex-senator's ashes! vcre strewn in the long ago. In! fact. Nyd-.strewed them himself,! under a tree on the Capitol, grounds. } What brought Nye back fromj "the Great Beyond," was an ar- j fide in the September issue of I Pageant magazine entitled: "The! Only Man Buried on Capitol Hill." It's a heart-tugging tale about Henry Clay Hansbrough, a pub-; lisher-politician who helped "tame '• the West, a pen in one hand and A short time later the old man died, and a box bearing his ashes arrived at Nye's office. According to the magazine article, Nye gathered a few friends and colleagues, proceeded to the tree and buried the box with a simple whispered prayer. Versions of the incident leaked out. writes the author of the article, Edward Hymoff, but: "Sen. Nye himself carried the secret to the grave with him. Today, no one—barring possible survivors of the burial ceremony- even knows which elm tree the senator is buried under." a sixgun in the other." When North Dakota entered the Union, j IIP became its first representative I in Congress and from 1891 to 1909 ! was U.S. senator. j Although still tall and handsome and although his handle-bar mustache still glistened, the aged, Hansbrough felt a premonition of! the end in 1933. Visiting the office | of his friend, Sen. Nye, he said lie loved Washington and wanted to remain on Capitol Hill forever. Pointing out a window, he said: "When I die I want you to bury my ashes under that elm tree." Xow Nye knew it was against the rules to bury anybody on the Capitol grounds. But for old friendship's sake he consented. Rites Held For Former Congressman GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) Funeral services were held today for former congressman William Madison Whittington Sr., who died of a heart attack. The 84-year-old lawmaker had served in Congress for 26 years, retiring at the end of the 81st congressional session. Whittington was chairman of the Flood Control subcommittee for 12 years and during his last years headed the House Public Works Committee. Sen, James 0. Eastland, D- Miss., said Whittington was "one of Mississippi's greatest public servants. He left an imprint upon our state and nation." Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., said Whittington "was one of the foremost statesmen of our time. His outstanding work for his state and nation over the years is enduring and will continue to bear real fruits for generations to come." Nye. who is now fi9 and a Federal Housing Administration specialist on housing for the elderly, got off a 1.500-word letter Tuesday to Howard Cohn, executive editor of Pageant. It wasn't as rough a letter as Nye might have written back in the days when he was a fire-eating 'isolationist whose Senate career (1925-19441 stirred many a controversy. In fact it was a mellow epistle dalelined "Over here in the Great Beyond." Death must have been painless, he said, for he never noticed it. It could have been caused by those three wasps that stung him a while back in his garden. But he wanted to set the record straight; he did not bury the box with Sen. Hansbrough's ashes; with his own hand he strewed them out of the box — "a plain everyday shoebox." For years thereafter, he wrote, "the ground covered by the scattering produced the greenest grass on Capitol Hill and, at the time of my last observation, before coming Over Here, the tree, feeding upon the ashes of Henry Clay Hansbrough, was the healthiest looking of all the neighboring trees." In conclusion, Nye gave Pageant a description of life "Over Here." It is much like life on earth, he said — gardening, churchgoing, work. "I even draw pay for my services as though it were not known that I had departed life." he said. Many things are much the same as on earth, he said — including bills to pay and "taxes, taxes, taxes." Editor Cohn told a newsman he was deeply embarrassed. "I'm glad to hear Sen. Nye is alive," he said, "and if he's kicking it's with good reason." 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