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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 image/jpeg
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 DISCORD SPLITS THE ASSOCIATION inactive. And, for that matter, what activity took place was conducted by the Utah Newspaper Association, which, because of its constituency, could best be described as the Utah State Press Association in disguise. Thus the stage was set for the arrival, on April 4, 1917, of John E. Jones. Jones "well-remembered" the date he reached Salt Lake City, he said in a 1962 talk before the USPA convention. His recall was vivid because two days later, on April 6th, the United States entered World War I. Four months before Jones' advent, another man who would play a major role in the healing process had also come to Utah. He was Roy T. Porte, once publisher of the Hunter (N.D.) Herald. He'd been literally summoned to Salt Lake City to become secretary of the Ben Franklin Club, an organization of commercial printers. It was in need of restructuring and competent management and Porte, then with the Cincinnati, Ohio chapter of the organization, seemed to be the man for the job. Fortunately, though his focus was on the printing industry, he was no stranger to community newspapers and quickly became involved in their affairs. By the time Jones began getting acquainted with Utah newsmen, halting steps were being taken to bring the two feuding groups together. Harry Cooper, Price; C. 0. Davis, Delta; Charles Wilkinson, Cedar City and Sam Raddon, Park City, had joined Porte in laying the groundwork. Their initial effort, attended by Mr. Jones, was a summer meeting at Zion Canyon, which, though under Congressional protection, was not yet a National Park. Several newsmen joined in the two-day conclave which Jones later described as "the finest visit I ever made to Zion." While there was harmony at Zion Canyon, there was no instant healing process. Jones, though, was the catalyst for gradually improving relations since his sales travels took him throughout the area and brought him in contact with all the state's publishers, no matter which side of the disagreement they avowed. His employer, WNU, had become an associate member of USPA in 1901 and then, as it does today under the 293
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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 416304
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416304