Pursuit in the Black Hills

The animal behind the fence at the Lansing (Mich.) zoo was an ancient beast with an eye like an undertaker's doorknob, but there was point-free meat all over him. Ed Butters, who had gone over to Lansing from his farm at Coldwater, had read all about buffalo, and now he had seen one. Last week, 14 months later, steak-hungry New Yorkers were buying the first carload of Butters' buffalo at prices as high as $1.25 a pound.

Slow-talking, 36-year-old Farmer Butters did not launch his odd scheme without encountering certain difficulties. First he had to find some buffalo. The Government finally...

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