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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 image/jpeg
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 SOME SUCCEEDED; MANY MORE DIDN'T for a time produced in that plant a Davis County Argus with a Farmington dateline. He engaged in editorially denouncing The Weekly Reflex, resulting in a caustic rebuttal by editor White demeaning the former Farmington publisher as "a pestiferous person, a knocker, a mischief maker by nature and by training and can't help it." The last such Argus reflecting Farmington origin gave little space to local events. Bearing a mid-April, 1912 dateline it was devoted extensively to the sinking of the "unsinkable" luxury liner Titanic in the frigid North Atlantic. The Salt Lake City version of The Argus was soon thereafter taken over from Jakeman by Harry A. Wood and in 1916 ceased to exist. Benjamin F. Cummings, whose newspaper experience included stints in Logan and Salt Lake City, became lessee publisher of the Reflex on September 1, 1911. His four-plus months at the helm ended in a bitter dispute. Shelby and White reclaimed the paper for a brief time, then disposed of it to Kaysville businessmen Henry H. Blood, John R. Gailey and John R. Barnes. On April 4, 1912, the new proprietors leased it to William P. Epperson and his son, Clyde, both of whom would be longtime members and officers of Utah State Press Association. The Eppersons, whose newspaper roots were in Colorado, turned the Reflex into a profitable venture and with their extended family were at the helm for 38 years, though in partnership with Blood, Gailey and Barnes. William was also the guiding hand behind the founding of Inland Printing Company, specialists in the production of catalogs and one of the state's major commercial printing firms. He died suddenly on December 31, 1930 while attending a New Years Eve celebration in Ogden and his son then took over management and publishing duties. Clyde's death on September 16, 1940 while on a business trip to New York City, was also quite unexpected and placed William's son-in-law, Charles V. K. Saxton, in the publisher's chair. He was in charge only three years before passing away December 20, 1943. At that time Albert Epperson, a nephew of William and a 16-year staff member, became the editor. He and his wife, Virginia, eventu- 65
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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 416076
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416076