The Press: Newsless Butte

Seven Butte residents had been killed in a motor crash near Missoula.

A ghastly murder had been committed on the Flats below the city!

The White House had been blown up by Bonus rioters!

PRESIDENT HOOVER HAD BEEN ASSASSINATED!

Had such rumors started in any U. S. city save one last fortnight they would have been exceedingly short-lived. But in Butte, these and many another shocking, terrifying story flew through the city, throve and multiplied like bats in darkness. For Butte's 40,000 inhabitants were without a local newspaper for two weeks.

Because union printers refused to...

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