Butte, The Richest Hill on Earth

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Richest Hill on Earth Subject of Picture Magazine Article Butte, the fabulous richest hill on earth, continues to furnish a seemingly inexhaustible supply of material for the American reading public and writers who seek to capture something of the unquenchable spirit which always has distinguished the city. The latest story of Butte in woras and pictures is contained in the Dec. 4 issue of Life magazine, released today with a circulation list- Knowland Wants Acheson to Quit SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30. (JP) Sen. William F. Knowland (R-Calif.) Thursday called for the resignation of Secretary of State Dean Acheson and urged that the Chinese Communist "aggressors" in North Korea be handed a 48-hour ultimatum. The senator lashed out at what he termed the United States' "soft policy" toward Communist China. He said he believed the resignation of Secretary Acheson to be "essential" to- a reversal of that policy. Knowland addressed a meeting of the California state Chamber' of Commerce. Knowland, who returned Thursday morning from a tour of the Orient, called for a pledge of sup Nationalist forces ed at more than 5,200,000. Seven pages of the magazine are devoted to the acticle, which gives Butte a great measure of publicity reaching almost all over the world. The article bears the title, "Richest Hill on Earth." A huge photograph of the city, taken at night and showing the thousands upon thousands of lights agleem and aglitter in the distance, coyers much of the first two of the seven pages. The caption material points out the peaks of the nearby Continental Divide pud the "richest hill" itself, and says: "Butte, Mont., revives Old boast as its miners and bosses carry on a $27,000,000 program to give the old copper camp its fourth boom." The story tells of Butte's first days, when prospectors and others were scratching out the gold deposits, the turn then to silver and the eventual discovery of copper by Marcus Daly. The decision of the Anaconda Copper Mining company in 1947 to sink a new shaft and inaugurate the Greater Butte project has brought what the magazine describes as the city's "fourth boom," and calls attention to the construction of 1,000 new homes here. A cutaway drawing shows graph ically on the next two pages how the Greater Butte project is designed. The panorama shows the Kelley shaft, the Bell and Diamond mine headframe, the High Ore, the Tramway mine, the Liquidator mine (Continued on Page 14, Col. 7)

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  1. The Montana Standard,
  2. 01 Dec 1950, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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