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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 Page471
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME ognized it as a great asset, was its champion through trying times, solicited community support and worked unceasingly for its development and expansion. Though he viewed the proposal with some anxiety, he endorsed divorcing it from the LDS Church and putting it under state control. Then he worked strenuously for increased appropriations and expanded courses and fought vigorously and successfully against a proposal to close three state colleges, one of them the Ephraim school. In April, 1954, it was a matter of considerable pride to Ross Cox when a sorely-needed new college auditorium was dedicated. It was, in part, the product of his frequent editorial reminders which helped prompt the 1952 State Legislature to appropriate $235,000 for the purpose. The structure, which included a modern basketball floor, was opened less than a month after the Badger basketball team had won second place in the National Junior College Tournament. Snow College owes much of its present day physical plant and high academic recognition to his continuing editorial efforts. Printer's ink obviously ran in Cox family veins. An older brother, Ira, was publisher of the Caribou County Sun in Soda Springs, Idaho. And Ross's son and namesake, Roscoe La-Vaun, returned from military service in World War II to purchase the neighboring Manti Messenger, enabling them to work closely in the production of their papers and widening both their sphere of influence and advertising impact. The operation involved the entire family with daughter Audrey in news gathering and son Wes working as a backshop helper. And, since his writing was often reproduced in the Messenger, Ross's editorial thinking was disseminated to a considerably broader audience. The publisher of the Enterprise was a long-time correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune - not a common thing for rural newsmen. Asked why he did it, he answered, "It's just another way to publicize and bring recognition to Ephraim." When, in the fall of 1960, he elected to sell the newspaper to Paul Larry Stahle, member of a family well-known in Utah 471
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Identifier 478-UPA_Page471.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416482
Reference URL