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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 Page291
Description DISCORD SPLITS THE ASSOCIATION Reported the Tribune the following day, "The country editors, arriving from their respective posts unaware of the slate, found themselves swept off their feet at the balloting and before they knew it, the association had passed into the hands of a faction against which they had long been nursing feelings of resentment." Perusing registration records would lead an observer to feel the "deck was stacked" when officer-elections took place. By a two-vote margin, Volney S. Peet was elected president over Kirkham, who was seeking a second term. Outlying editors protested that Peet's newspaper experience was limited to the Utah Independent, a political publication which existed for only one year. And they argued that at the time of the convention he was not affiliated with any Utah newspaper. Not only was that true, but the man's only other editorial ties in Utah, according to Alter's Early Utah Journalism, consisted of a brief 1913 stint with the Tremont Times, a Box Elder County weekly. The Tribune reported: "Kirkham of the insurgents said last night that some of the men in control of the disrupted association were not bona fide newspaper men, but only makeshifts at the profession, whose chief purpose was to get into positions where they could ask for railroad passes and other concessions." Incensed at the voting outcome, a group of country newsmen left the meeting and gathered in a strategy session. Mr. Kirkham, Nephi C. Hicks, Provo Post and Joseph S. Barlow, American Eagle of Murray, were named a committee to draft by-laws for a new organization, to be named the Utah Newspaper Association. Those who'd remained in the USPA meeting completed the officer slate by electing to serve with Peet, Isaac Diehl, Mammoth Record, vice president and secretary; C. N. Lund, Salina Call, second vice president and N. B. Dresser, Millard County Chronicle, treasurer. Royal M. Jeppson of the Box Elder Journal described the 1912 meeting and its aftermath thusly: "When the election of officers began, a fight arose between candidates for the offices. On the first ballot V. S. Peet was 291
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Identifier 300-UPA_Page291.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416302
Reference URL