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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 Page558
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION prestige." On November 20,1903, editor/publisher Huish smilingly observed his paper was "weakly" enough without calling attention to the fact and simplified the name to Eureka Reporter. When the Reporter was founded, its advertising columns were dominated by patent medicines, a major source of revenue in that day. Proclaimed as a panacea for all imaginable ills, they were typified by "Mexican Mustang Liniment (sic)," which claimed, "for 60 years it has proven the best liniment for man or beast" and added it was also "good for burns and scalds." St. Jacobs Oil bragged that it "positively cures rheumatism, neuralgia, backache, headache, footache, and all other bodily aches." Makers of Bromo Quinine tablets averred they could "cure a cold in one day." Early issues of the Reporter demonstrated that its publisher didn't intend to let it lack for reader interest. The Tintic area offered a variety of news ordinarily not found in smaller communities. Mining mishaps, frequently fatal, were commonplace. The bizarre life of the rough and tumble types who engaged in mining produced numerous shootings, stabbings and other violent crimes, which kept the Reporter's news columns busy. And the editor's often acid pen invoked its wrath with frequency. Never, though was it aimed within Eureka. Instead, it lashed out in defense of the town or against its critics or at a political foe. A short-lived, politically motivated paper in a neighboring county seat town was an early editorial target. "It is interesting to read the last effort of the Record, an alleged publication at Nephi," penned Huish. "The editor states that 'no political organization has strings on the Record.' He might have went further and said that since the leaders of democracy tumbled to the fact that the illiterate, unintelligent spleen published in that paper injured the cause it attempted to espouse, that no political organization cared for his support." Within two years of its founding, the Reporter moved to new facilities, prompting Huish to editorialize, "It is the inten- 558
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Identifier 564-UPA_Page558.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416569
Reference URL