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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 Page18
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Sugar City, Idaho encouraging farmers to raise beets to supply factories under construction. Of his key role in the start of Utah Press Association he commented but briefly. The enthusiasm of both Walter and his father about Lehi's sugar-producing factory was at its height when the 1893 organizational meeting took place. Three hundred tons of sugar were being produced each working day by the 135 people employed in the two-year old plant. Consequently, the Tribune's reference to the December 17th delegates "paying a visit to the Utah sugar factory." During his many years' involvement with sugar, Webb did use his journalistic skills to properly label the industry. Not unlike people of other states where the manufacture of sugar from the huge white beets was undertaken, Utahns were prone to refer to "the sugar beet factory." Language purists were quick to correct the phrase to "beet sugar factory," arguing that sugar, not beets, was being manufactured. In some areas those preferring the "sugar beet factory" approach resented being corrected by "nit-pickers" and responded to the "beet sugar" reference by injecting humor into the controversy. They likened the situation to a joke which related that an individual approaching the Pearly Gates was asked by St. Peter, "Who's there?" The visitor replied, "It is I." To which St. Peter purportedly responded, "Go to Hell, we've got enough English teachers up here!" The improper description persisted, nonetheless, for as long as beet sugar managed to counter the competition of the cane variety before disappearing from much, though not all, of the Utah scene. In 1927, Webb attended the winter convention of UPA and in 1966, at the age of 97, he again made an appearance. The long arm of coincidence played a part in his final visit. At that time Utah State Press Association's manager was Mr. Webb's grandson, Gordon P. Owen, Jr. Opposite page> - AN AMBITIOUS UNDERTAKING of the Association in the 1919-1920 era was the "Chicken Feed," which brought over 200 legislators, state officers and civic officials together in the Commercial Club ballroom. 18
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416029
Reference URL