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Gate s Continued From Page 1 Capehart was elected to a full six year term which began in 1945. Mr. Gates remained active in politics after leaving the statehouse. serving as GOP national committeeman from 1W7 to 1961, when he resigned. Although he did not have an active hand in party politics during the years he was retired, Mr. Gates retained his interest interest in the subject. He was quick to offer his views on the political situation in the state whenever asked. After his term as governor he retired to his home in Columbia City where he and his wife. Helene, had lived since they were newlyweds in 1919. WORKING IP through the precinct ranks. Mr. Gates was elected chairman of the old 12th Congressional District in 1926. He held that position two years. In 1934. he returned to the political wars as chairman of the Fourth District He held that post continuously until being elected GOP state chairman in August. 1941. Like so many prominent Hoosier politicians. Mr. Gates learned his way around Indiana politics through the American Legion He was state commander of the Indiana Indiana Department of the American Legion m 1931 and 1932. after serving as commander commander of the old 12th District of the Legion in 1929 and 1930. He was service officer of American Legion Post 98 at Columbia City from 1919 to 1943. and was post commander in 1928 and 1929. The former governor's son, Robert F. Gates, also was state legion commander from 1957 to 1958. and now is Fourth District GOP chairman. MR. GATES WAS born at Columbia City on Feb. 24, 1893, and was educated in Columbia City schools. He was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1917 and practiced practiced law in his home city since that date. He formerly was city attorney of Columbia Columbia City. At the outbreak of World War I, Mr. Gates enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was discharged in 1919 with the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. When Mr. Gates took control of the GOP party in 1941, he was described as a great fighter who has been in the middle middle of every squabble of the state committee committee since he became a member." To this jibe, Mr. Gates was quoted as answering. "Well, just say I'm aggressive." aggressive." His four-year four-year four-year term as governor also was filled with plenty of controversy. His administration became embroiled in a bitter hassle involving charges that an alliance had been made between beer and liquor dealers and the GOP leadership leadership IT WAS DURING the Gates administration administration that the Indiana General Assembly appropriated money to buy the former Governor's Mansion at 4343 North Meridian Meridian Street The stately home was purchased from the J.H. Trimble estate at a cost of $72,500, and Gates was the first governor to live in the state-owned state-owned state-owned home. It was sold in 1973 for $62,500. From 1916 to 1945 the Hoosier chief executives had resided in a mansion at Fall Creek Boulevard and Pennsylvania Street built in 1908. In his later years. Mr. Gates continued continued to maintain a feverish pace, spending at least 10 hours a day in his law office Mr. Gates and his wife built a handsome handsome summer cottage in 1960 on Crooked Lake which is eight miles from Columbia Citv. He enjoyed caring for the magnificent flower beds around this home as well as skippering a 10-passenger 10-passenger 10-passenger pontoon boat he operated on the lake. Mr. Gates also was an avid reader and was an expert on Civil War history and Abraham Lincoln. THE GATES LAW firm is one of the best-known best-known best-known in the state. Members of the firm include Gates' son, Robert, and his daughter. Patricia Gates McNagny. Other partners in the firm are the former governor's brother., Benton Earl Gates, and Benton Gates' two sons, Benton Earl Jr. and Richard W Gates Federal Judge Phil M. McNagny. the former governor's son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, is a former member of the firm. Mr. Gates was a former president of the Columbia City Rotary Club. He also was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Elks, Moose and Masonic lodges, Columbia Club and the Indiana Society of Chicago. He was a director of the Farmers Loan and Trust Co. of Columbia Citv and the Mayer State Bank at South Whitley. Survivors include his wife; daughter; son; brothers. Benton and John Gates of Columbia City. Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p m. Monday in Smith Funeral Home. Columbia City. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Rooney Weds Eighth Wife In Simple Kites Thousand Oaks. Calif. Just two days after denying it. actor Mickey Roonev married his eighth bride, singer Jan Chamberlin, 39, in a simple church ceremony Friday that caught his friends by surprise. His seven previous marriages marriages ended in divorce. "I didn't know anything about it until he called me late' last night," said Rooney's agent. Ruth Webb. She said the 57-year-old 57-year-old 57-year-old 57-year-old 57-year-old actor, seeking to avoid publicity, invited only seven guests, most of them relatives of the bride, to hastily arranged ceremony at the Church of Religious Science in this city 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles. When it was discovered Wednesday that he had taken out a marriage license at the city clerk's office here, Rooney denied he would wed. Miss Webb said she introduced Rooney to the bride just after Rooney's seventh divorce four years ago. It was the second' marriage for Miss Chamberlin, who was divorced in 1968. Rooney's previous wives included actresses actresses Ava Gardner and Martha Vickers and beauty queen Betty Jane Rase. Puerto Rico Eyes 80s Statehood Campaign Washington AP) Puerto Rico hopes to begin a campaign for statehood in the early 1980s, according to its resident resident commissioner in Congress, Baltasar Corrada. "We don't want second-class second-class second-class citizenship citizenship or an ambiguous political status that has left us in a sort of political limbo for so many years." Corrada said Friday. "We trust that by the early "80s we will be knocking at the doors of our fellow Americans in Congress and in the nation for full political dignity and equality." Corrada was responding to an editorial editorial published by the Washington Post on Friday advising readers that they will have to "start considering in the next few years how they would feel about Puerto Rico as the 51st state." The Post editorial noted that it will be up to Congress to decide on the admission of Puerto Rico as a state. The newspaper said the Congress "has not previously had to deal with the question of taking into the union a racially mixed, Spanish-speaking Spanish-speaking Spanish-speaking territory at a very different level of' development from the mainland mainland " A -1' -1' T THE GOOD OLD SUMMER SALE

Clipped from The Indianapolis Star29 Jul 1978, Sat[First Edition]Page 20

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana)29 Jul 1978, Sat[First Edition]Page 20
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