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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 TERRITORY'S EARLIEST NEWSPAPERS for dominance in the Price marketplace until July 9, 1915, when Benfer took over his competitor and unveiled the merged News-Advocate. But the struggle for newspaper leadership in Price hadn't come to an end, for another masthead had already appeared on the scene. It was the Price Sun, launched June 4,1915 by the Crocketts a full month before they surrendered their Advocate to Benfer. For that period of time they were, in fact, competing with themselves as well as Benfer's News. Why this strange sequence? In a move that would have future importance, the Crocketts had briefly turned over management of the Advocate on July 3, 1913 to lessee publisher Fred L. Watrous, formerly of the Duchesne Record. His was a brief tenure and they returned not long thereafter, then guided the paper until its consolidation with the News. The Sun came into existence as a result of that lessee arrangement. Robert Crockett explained the publication was being sent to subscribers of the Eastern Utah Advocate in accordance with a District Court ruling that the Advocate's subscription lists and books were the property of one C. R. Marcussen, as receiver. The Sun was, in fact, a virtual continuation of the paper the Crockett brothers had published in the past. In an editorial years later, John Crockett clarified it in this way: "When my brother and I leased the Advocate to Fred L. Watrous, with an option to buy the plant, the name of the Eastern Utah Advocate was in some way omitted and Watrous retained the same, later selling it to the Carbon County News, that paper taking the name News-Advocate. We then began the Sun." One or both of the Crockett brothers would publish the Sun before and after Robert's death on February 22,1930. In that period of time, 1915-1932, Price had not only benefitted from the talents of the Crocketts but those of H. W. Cooper and his wife, Grace, of the News-Advocate. They succeeded Benfer as publishers on December 31, 1915 and follow- 39
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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 416050
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416050