The Press: Anaconda's Ghost

Few occurrences could exert less effect on the Press of the land than the passing last week of the Anaconda (Mont.) Standard. As an important State daily it had been anesthetized three years ago, cut to a strictly local circulation of 2,000. Last week witnessed merely its last official gasp: the paper was taken over as a four-page section of its thriving stepchild, the Butte Montana Standard.

But many an oldster could recall the lusty history of the Anaconda Standard— conceived in anger, nurtured in strife and extravagance; could recall how, as...

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