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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 Page81
Description YOUNG" PAPERS THAT ACTUALLY ARE OLD told us he has forgotten. He thought the Church had them and the L.D.S. Church Librarian wishes they had." BBIGHAMCITY The Box Elder News-Journal was established in July, 1938 with the merger of two longtime publications. The eldest was the Box Elder County News, started in April, 1894 by J. R. Hunter and his wife, Edith. After four years the paper was acquired by Charles Pasco and Hyrum Standing, who dropped County from the name. In 1900 Pasco's interest was sold to Solomon C. Wixom and in 1904 Standing's shares were bought by a group of stockholders headed by S. Norman Lee. After Victor E. Madsen gained the position on April 15, 1909 and retained it for 13 years, Wixom eventually became managing editor in 1922. The newer of the two papers, the Box Elder Journal, was begun January 15, 1909 by B. H. Jones and J. E. Mangum. A year later Royal M. Jeppson became the proprietor and on June 27, 1919, Will R. Holmes, who'd cut his newspaper teeth in Idaho, took over publishing duties. The Journal, too, had stockholders, who, like those of the News, approved the merger proposal on June 13, 1938. When Wixom and Holmes, both Hall of Fame publishers, joined their efforts, the former was made business manager; the latter the editor. John E. (Ed) Ryan eventually became the majority stockholder and became publisher of the News-Journal when both Wixom and Holmes elected to retire. Technically, Ryan was a "sometime" newsman, sandwiching his journalistic pursuits into an assortment of local business affiliations, most of them probably more profitable than the News-Journal. A Fayette-ville, West Virginia native, he came to Box Elder County in 1911 as a 23-year old court reporter and before his death in 1969 became the owner of a hotel, two theatres, an appliance dealership, a drug store and a bowling alley and founded the Creditors Rating Bureau. Ryan was at the helm when, on February 3, 1942, it ceased to be a daily and became a semi-weekly. Restrictions of 81
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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 416092
Reference URL