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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

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Title Page374
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION lengthy list of speakers included Territorial Governor C. W. West, Judge J. L. Rawlins and prominent newsmen George Q. Cannon, Charles Penrose, Frank J. Cannon and Goodwin. Albert H. Grice of the Democratic Headlight also appeared at the podium and drew resounding applause after detailing the difficulties experienced by one of Utah's few black journalists. A Union Pacific special train took the newsmen and women to Ogden and Park City on Wednesday. Many descended into one of the mine shafts dotting the Park City area and all toured Ogden on the return trip. As the convention became business-like the following day, such topics as Free Silver, Arid Land Reclamation and Equitable Libel Laws drew lengthy discussion and appropriate resolutions. The Free Silver issue found newsmen in favor by a 16-to-l ratio, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. C. E. MacSheedy of Arapahoe, Colorado was elected president when the Western Editorial Federation was created. Joel Shomaker of Manti was named Vice President for Utah when a holder of that office was selected from each represented state. A. B. Thomson of Brigham City was chosen as corresponding secretary. A year later, having closed the ill-fated Box Elder Voice, he was writing for the Rocky Mountain Editor, the Federation's Denver-based publication. Wisconsin's delegation numbering 72, referred to as "quilldrivers," was by far the largest representation from a single state at the conclave. Other registrants came from California, Washington, Kansas, New York, Louisiana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Arizona and Nevada as well as Washington, D.C. Commented the Tribune at the conclusion, "The meeting of the Press Association here was an unqualified success. The boys who had it in charge deserve all credit. The guests were free to declare that their surprise and admiration were both unbounded. They had no idea that there was such a place, no idea of a country like this. It is not strange if they go away with the feeling that it is a great pity that the Americans do not 374
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Identifier 381-UPA_Page374.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416385
Reference URL