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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
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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 YOUNG" PAPERS THAT ACTUALLY ARE OLD at that time. Hence the paper was titled the Millard County Chronicle. Dissatisfied with both town names, Dresser campaigned for a new identity and Delta was adopted in 1911. He sold the paper to Homer G. Busenbark, an Oklahoman, on January 1, 1914 and it became the property of Charles 0. Davis of Cokeville, Wyoming on March 11,1915. Four years later, the Delta State Bank took over ownership and its cashier, Frank A. Beckwith, was installed as Managing Editor on February 20, 1919. He very shortly decided to buy the paper and thus began a three generation family operation extending to the current time. Frank A. Beckwith's successor was his son, Frank S., who was the publisher without title for many years prior to his father's death in 1951, and then the owner-of-record until he passed away on May 12, 1956. For more than a decade, beginning in 1958, management was in the hands of Robert and Inez Riding. He was a Delta native who'd become a printer at the Chronicle and then newspapered in western Colorado. The daughter of Frank S. Beckwith, Sue Dutson, in partnership with Fillmore's Bill Wilson, bought the paper back from the Ridings in 1970. Dutson was responsible for the merger with the Fillmore publication and the hyphenated name of today's newspaper. It's generally agreed that neither of the two feminine publishers of the paper were editorially timid. Both have fit the description, "called a spade a spade - and if necessary put an appropriate adjective with it." Mrs. Riding, in particular, is remembered for a "wordless" editorial in the Chronicle. It consisted of several inches of blank space within a column which reported on the visit to Delta of a Utah Congressman. Leading into the "white space" were the words: "Important matters in the Congressman's talk were:" Needless to say, the unique critique amused and amazed fellow journalists. Fillmore acquired a second paper in January, 1978 when Dale and Janette Whipple inaugurated the Millard County Gazette. It has become one of Utah's few publications with a non-resident publisher, the Whipples residing in West Valley City and commuting as necessary to produce the publication. 85
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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 416096
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416096