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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 Page304
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Third South building was sold by its publisher owners, represented by Press Properties, a committee headed by Bette Cornwell of the Murray Eagle and consisting of Richard (Dick) Buys, Wasatch Wave, and Richard Bjornn, Salt Lake Times. Bjornn was later replaced by C. C. (Tuff) Claybaugh, Box Elder News-Journal. Presidents Larry Stahle and Adrien Taylor directed the move to the Crane Building; Janice Keller was Executive Director. A profit-making function of the association office is the clipping service. It requires the supervision of the manager and is extremely valuable to many businesses, organizations and individuals, among them political figures. It originated in May, 1942, when the Executive Committee voiced the opinion that such a service would be an important adjunct of USPA. By mid-summer an office had been established in conjunction with the association's space in the Western Newspaper Union building. Perhaps World War II complicated the procedure; maybe the plan was ahead of its time. In any event, the project was abandoned within a short time. In truth, publishers had more important concerns during the 1942-1945 war-time period and it wasn't an endeavor greatly missed. Late in 1950, however, manager Robert Ward revived the idea and in keeping with the widely-accepted practice of hiring veterans where possible, visited the Department of Employment Security in search of a person to put it into operation. And quite swiftly found Rodney H. (Rod) Rasmussen, a personable man who was confined to a wheelchair as a result of polio contracted while a war-time Air Force pilot. His handicap, however, didn't keep him from active participation in such out-of-door activities as fishing, hunting and maintaining the yard of his home. Reading Utah's newspapers and clipping requested items was hardly a challenge and Rod took to it with acquired skill, launching the division November 10, 1950. In 1953, the only competition in the field, Intermountain Press Clipping Bureau, a similar service operated by D. S. Lochrie, was purchased by USPA and 35 accounts were thus acquired. From a beginning as a "two hour per day" job for one person, and aided by the Lochrie acquisition, the service grew 304
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Identifier 313-UPA_Page304.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416315
Reference URL