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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 Page301
Description MANAGERS OVER A HALF-CENTURY that the office could be made self-sustaining through commissions and other business secured for members. In August a resolution passed the Board that Taylor be named Executive Secretary, his compensation to be 15% of all advertising placed by or through his office. Not long thereafter a 10% commission was proposed for printing obtained through the State Purchasing Agent for member publishers. Unlike later managers, Taylor was employed first and foremost to sell business and virtually no other functions were expected. The arrangement more or less died of malnutrition. Veteran publisher A. B. Gibson of Pleasant Grove recalled "the publishers just weren't sold enough on the idea of Taylor working at the capitol and his services were soon absolved." Today's uninterrupted half-century of full-time managers began in 1943 with the re-hiring of Romeyn, whose nickname was "Heinie." He was to occupy office space provided without charge by Western Newspaper Union's manager, John E. Jones. It was not entirely a happy relationship, however, the conflicts leading to his 1941 expulsion resurfacing. On March 31, 1945 the Business Committee, headed by Leland Burress of the Bingham Bulletin, called for his resignation. A week later, on April 7th, Roy A. Schonian, publisher of the Duchesne Record, became the temporary replacement in the secretary's position. The appointment was made permanent by board action on June 9th. In the meantime, however, Romeyn refused to resign and the association sought a restraining order through the courts forbidding him "representing himself as its agent." Romeyn counter-sued for revenues he claimed were due him. The case reached Third District Court on March 13, 1946, testimony was heard for three-plus days and at the conclusion USPA was instructed to reimburse its former manager in the amount of $266.84 and pay his costs of action. In turn he was to return to the association books and bonds in his possession, some of which, mostly historical records, were never turned over. More than four years later, on November 1, 1949, Robert B. Ward of Salt Lake City was named to succeed Schonian, who then became executive secretary of the Associated Court 301
Format application/pdf
Identifier 310-UPA_Page301.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416312
Reference URL