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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
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Title Page62
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION During a four-year period from 1897 to 1903, the Silver City Star was published with an announced purpose of serving the towns of Silver City and Eureka. It was in essence a merger of two already-existing papers ~ the Star and the Tintic Miner. Of the three corporate officers, only C. F. Spilman gained Utah journalistic notoriety through his work on the Miner. His co-incorporators were F. T. McGurrin and Stuart L. Wolcott, the latter described in the opening publication as "an experienced newspaperman and writer." If so, he departed Utah newspapering leaving no imprint. The publication which would continue for most of a century, the Eureka Weekly Reporter, began November 1, 1900 with Charles E. Huish the guiding hand. Early in his 32-year career he removed 'Weekly' from the banner, noting "It's 'weakly' enough without calling attention to the fact." Carlos E. Rife acquired the paper on May 5, 1932 and several years later it met its demise. But not before Rife, nicknamed "Rusty," penned a witticism often quoted with a laugh by present-day history buff Philip F. Notarianni, who is coordinator of public programs for the State Historical Society. Researching early Utah papers, he came upon a Rife column in which Eureka residents were being urged to subscribe to the Reporter. Its publisher warned that obituaries of non-subscribers would no longer be printed in the paper. "People who don't read their local newspaper are already dead," Rife asserted, "and their passing is of no significance." Springville publisher Harrison Conover revived the Reporter in 1948 and at the time of UPA's centennial it was still being published by his son, Martin. Founder Huish is memorialized in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. FRISCO This Beaver County mining community saw the unveiling of its newspaper, the Southern Utah Times, on May 15, 1880. Like so many other early efforts, it left no printed copies. Nevertheless, it existed and was sufficiently colorful to gain 62
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416073
Reference URL