POLITICAL NOTES: Ashes from a Peace Pipe

"What the Democratic Party needs," goes a new saying of Washington coinage, "is a silent Butler." The reference is to Democratic National Committee Chairman Paul Butler, whose month-long butting battles with his party's leadership in Congress (TIME, July 20) has left the unhappy taste of ashes on many a Democratic regular's tongue. Last week Hoosier Butler's noisy rampage against what he feels is a too-moderate course by Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson and House Speaker Sam Rayburn took a new turn. Paul Butler phoned Sam Rayburn for an appointment, then jogged up to the Capitol and spent an hour...

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