By the winter of 1945 the great war was coming to its end, and with it the beginning of the end of C&H itself. Some hints of this coming apocalypse is evident in this particular issue of C&H News and Views, as the front page story talks of the smelter beginning to process “secondary copper” – which is really just another name for scrap. There’s also a story about the company’s efforts at the old Central property, efforts that were hampered by a blizzard which stranded workers at the site overnight. A two page spread document the mine’s blacksmiths, particularly those at the Ahmeek and Calumet shops. And as a sign of the times, a great deal of the publication is taken up by notices of men missing in action, wounded, or killed in the great war that still roared on outside of the Copper Country.