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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

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Title Page290
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION can deal with them -- providing you're square with them, of course." The controversy actually began in Logan on January 23, 1911 during the annual convention. It came at a time when USPA's ranks had grown to an all-time high. As the agenda turned to the election of officers, the association's structure became an issue. An element of publishers from outlying communities, headed by Heber C. Hicks of the Provo Post, threatened a division of USPA unless country papers were given larger representation by the creation of districts. Hicks, the Salt Lake Tribune reported, "accused Salt Lake of grabbing everything." He went on to threaten "a division of the association unless the county districts obtained a larger representation." Reaction of other newsmen was mixed. Hicks was "taken to task for his speech," the Tribune's report continued, and past president D. P. Felt somewhat jokingly suggested Hicks be "muzzled". The verbal battle waxed warmly before James M. Kirk-ham of Lehi was named president, thwarting the bid for reelection by Arnold W. Schulthess of Salt Lake City's Beobacht-er. Also elected were W. H. Blood, Logan Republican, first vice president; W. H. Capwell, Tremont (Tremonton) Times, second vice president; J. M. Boyden, Mt. Pleasant Pyramid, third vice president; I. E. Diehl, Mammoth Record, secretary and N. B. Dresser, Millard County Chronicle, treasurer. Kirkham's election cooled the controversy only temporarily. When the association convened at the Commercial Club in Salt Lake City on January 23, 1912, the dispute was still festering. Out-state newsmen perceived the situation, they commented later, as a "well-engineered political plot by owners and members of'syndicate' newspapers to gain control." The "syndicated" papers, as defined by publishers from rural Utah, were printed in Salt Lake City with mastheads for various outlying towns and shipped to them for distribution as "home" publications. Country editors asserted the syndicate owners were "not representative of the association and weren't the proper persons to direct its affairs." 290
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Identifier 299-UPA_Page290.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416301
Reference URL