DEMOCRATS: The Perils of Paul

Paul Butler of South Bend, Ind., the scrappy, unloved chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has an extraordinary instinct for survival. His enemies in the party have tried time and again to unseat him, but they have never succeeded. Now the anti-Butlerites are attempting to scare him out by withholding and refusing funds for the committee. Result: the national committee is in financial straits, is two months behind in the rent for its Washington headquarters, forced to beg for day-to-day handouts to meet the office payroll. Last week Chairman Butler struck back at his tormenters with a characteristic ultimatum. State...

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