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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME He was the proverbial "friend in need" to fellow publishers - always willing to help solve their mechanical problems or advise them about sticky editorial matters. Roy's sense of humor was his constant companion and he was scarcely ever without a comment that elicited laughter, even when the subject being discussed wasn't laughable. He both told and enjoyed good jokes and particularly chuckled at errors in print -- even in his own paper. Fellow newsmen recall he made no effort to dodge responsibility for a Times-News story of an LDS Stake New Years Eve party which informed that "hats and hors will be provided." The missing 'n' kept Nephi-ites snickering for weeks. During its Winter Convention of 1976, the press association honored Roy with its highest individual accolade, the Master Editor and Publisher Award. His health failed in the 1970s and he was eventually forced to endure the amputation of a leg. Though heartsick, he accepted his misfortune with a tight-lipped smile and refused to let it impair his activities. He did, however, decide to retire and on his 65th birthday, December 28, 1976, he turned the Times-News over to his sons. It was retirement in name only, they laughed, for he continued to assist with news writing and commercial printing at the plant, became Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and was a stringer for the Salt Lake Tribune. A T-N weekly feature, instituted after Roy stepped down as editor and titled "Flowers for the Living," related life stories of Juab Countians. On Father's Day of 1978, Vance substituted his Dad for the scheduled subject. The article, which emphasized the role Roy had played in Nephi's progress for a half-century, reflected that in later years he became the community's "Bureau of Information" and was constantly asked questions ranging from availability of rental homes to historical facts about Nephi. "Dad usually knew the answers right off," Vance wrote, "and if he didn't know, he always found out." He was active throughout his life in the LDS Church, serving as a Bishop and a Stake Councilor as well as holding 537
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Identifier 543-UPA_Page537.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416548
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416548