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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 Page644
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION His impulse to write was paralleled by a desire to draw and the object of his schooling at Brigham Young University was commercial art. Simultaneously he studied by correspondence with a Michigan art school. His talent, however, never bore fruit. For a time after high school, he was attracted by mining. His older brother, George, was a shift boss in the Tintic District near Mammoth and Elisha was employed there for a portion of 1907. When that work ran out, he went job-hunting in southern Utah and Nevada, without success -- then "hobo'd" his way on freight trains to California, which he traversed from south to north in search of employment. Temporarily, he was involved in a box factory at Montague; was a ranch hand near Gazelle and worked for a paper, the Siskiyou County News, in Yreka. Of his typesetting experience there he would later recall being paid a final $6 by the publisher and admonished, "It'd be well for you to get a steady job and settle down." Warner smilingly reflected years afterward, "I thought that was rather queer advice to give a boy upon discharging him." His desire to probe beyond the horizon temporarily satisfied, he made his way home as a non-paying passenger on trains - both freight and passenger - and arrived in Spanish Fork early in 1908. Able to resume work at the Press, he again became part of the community's social swirl and at a dance met Elsie Robertson. When their courtship reached the point of marital discussion, Elisha decided to seek higher-paying work and for part of 1909 he again became a Tintic District miner, then journeyed to Idaho to construct irrigation canals. That led him to Gooding, where he took a typesetting job with the Idaho Leader, earning $24 per week. "The largest wage I had ever received," he would remember. Still, he returned home to a $2 per day job at the Press and on October 20, 1909 married Elsie. As it turned out, that situated him for a life in journalism because Mr. Jensen suffered a paralyzing stroke on December 3, 1909 and his young employee met the challenge of producing the newspaper. When 644
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Identifier 650-UPA_Page644.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416655
Reference URL