THE PEOPLE: To Each His Own

This week, each in his own way, the people of the U.S. would celebrate Christmas.

For many a man, as for a tanned National Park Ranger named Bill Butler, it would be a rare day of rest, warmth and comfort. The odds had favored Bill Butler's spending Christmas high on glacier-scarred Mount Rainier. For four days he had been battling Arctic cold, avalanches and the dead-white swirl of alpine blizzards in a search for a lost Marine Corps transport plane. But a fall on rock-fanged ice had finally sent him skiing painfully back...

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