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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 Page269
Description THE LURE OF NEWSPAPERING Charles S. King, then publisher of the ill-fated Morning Rustler, was tarred and feathered by angry Ogden readers in 1878. Nor was the incident soon forgotten, for the Salt Lake Tribune, rather tongue-in-cheek, observed on March 16, 1880: "Charles King of the Ogden Rustler was in Zion yesterday. He inspected the new tar walk on Tribune Avenue with considerable interest." King ran into further troubles not long therafter. He'd taken possession of the Southern Utah Times in Frisco, reported the Park Mining Record on July 9, 1881, advertising it as "An outspoken Gentile sheet. . . a paper of pepper, pickles, pith and point. . . read in every ranchman's and miner's cabin, every dugout and around the camp fire of every prospector." It was evidently too pithy, for the Record noted: "Saturday evening Charles Auchterman attacked him (King) for publishing an item and each set himself up as a target. King was arrested but gave bonds for his appearance." King was evidently accustomed to controversy, for nine years later he was convicted of criminal libel in a much-publicized Frisco incident. The Deseret News, then edited by Charles W. Penrose, victim of the Ogden caning 12 years earlier, probably drew a bit of enjoyment from reporting on November 7, 1884: "A Tribune reporter named Lippman, noted for his effrontery, mendacity and the free use in the columns of that disreputable sheet of the names and personal affairs of decent and respectable citizens, was soundly thrashed on Saturday afternoon by Mr. John Q. Cannon." It should be noted that Cannon, decidedly huskier than the rather small Penrose, had rejoined the Deseret News staff only four months earlier as an aide to the editor. Presumably for his journalistic prowess, not his fisticuffs. Because it was known as a rather rough, brawling town, it's perhaps not surprising that Ogden was the scene of several struggles in early days. A Deseret News story on March 29, 1884, reported: "Leo Haefeli, Esquire, Editor of the Ogden Herald, was assaulted by A. R. Heyward, who struck the editor in the face, the alleged provocation being the parodising of Mr. 269
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Identifier 278-UPA_Page269.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416280
Reference URL