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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 nel, which had a one-year existence. At the turn of the century he launched the County Observer in Beaver and in 1903 he was listed as publisher of both the Tooele Times and the Tri-City Times of American Fork. None left indelible imprints. Nor did the Salt Lake County Courant (1906) or the Salt Lake Argus, which he began in 1908 and was publishing at the time of the association's upheaval. To most out-state publishers, whose records of longevity in their communities were substantially greater than that of Jakeman, his "takeover" of their association was unthinkable. The reconciliation efforts of John Jones were aided considerably by Jakeman1 s demise in the printing industry. After contributing to the reconstruction of Utah State Press Association, Roy Porte lent his management skills to the organization. He continued to do so, without title, until the mid-1980s and was accorded life membership in appreciation for his largely-unreimbursed services. Life membership was also accorded Johnny Jones upon his departure from Utah. It was during those years Porte developed and marketed his enormously-successful Franklin Printing Price List, a system for determing realistic charges for commercial printing. It was an offshoot of an idea developed in Minneapolis by Robert S. Denham, to which Porte, then at Hunter, subscribed. During subsequent years with the Ben Franklin Clubs in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City, he began exploring costs more closely and finally persuaded Utah commercial printers to join him in working on such a price list. Typically, Porte himself did most of the development and once introduced, the Franklin catalogue gained swift acceptance in both the United States and abroad. When it became obvious the price list was too much for the Ben Franklin Club to handle, Porte dealt more than fairly with the organization to acquire publication rights. Jones, in his 1962 talk, remembered: "He worked out a deal whereby he purchased all rights in the Price List from the printer's group of Salt Lake City at a price equal to the sum of all the dues members had paid into the club from January 1, 1917 to the date of purchase. Then members were refunded all the dues 297
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Identifier 306-UPA_Page297.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416308
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416308