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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION months new owner James M. Barker changed to its present name. Alter's Early Utah Journalism quotes a tongue-in-cheek explanation by Mansfield Snow in his Brigham Bugler, to wit: "Being an old bachelor, he (Barker) did not like to be 'guyed' about his Papoose by the brethren of the press, so changed its name, Vernal Express." Subsequently, there were other publishers and managers. The Express was acquired on March 17, 1898 by J. A. Holda-way. In his farewell, which he titled My Last Howl, Barker got in a parting jab with this: "After over six years toil on the Express I now step down and out May the blessings of the Lord, Jesus Christ, follow the delinquent subscribers all the days of their life - and never overtake them." On August 3, 1899, the name of Charles B. Bartlett appeared on the masthead and December 22, 1900, that of Dan H. Hillman, four years earlier the assistant editor, was shown as co-publisher. Hillman soon bought out his partner and during the next 17 years C. B. Cook and A. V. Watkins alternated as editor. But on May 4, 1917 Hillman was totally in charge and turned management of the Express to James H. Wallis. He became the owner on January 28, 1921 and thereafter the paper's key editor and manager positions were held by members of his family. Daughter Violet (Vi) Harrison and her husband, George, were business manager and publisher, respectively, by June 15, 1923. On January 8, 1926, both moved to the Roosevelt Standard and William B. Wallis, a son of James, returned from Roosevelt to join the Express staff. He became editor and manager November 19, 1926 and over a period of time as his father gradually retired, he moved into the publisher's chair. Upon his retirement in August, 1970, William Wallis's son, Jack, succeeded him as publisher. In 1995, the fourth generation of the family, Steve Wallis, was active in the paper, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father. James Wallis, a four-term president (1918-21) and two- 46
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Identifier 058-UPA_Page46.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416057
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416057