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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 Page407
Description PAPERS AS SEEN BY PRO'S AND OTHERS misrepresented by the outside press the home paper is expected to vindicate it. If any of the societies have a supper or entertainment of any kind the newspaper is expected to give complimentary notice. The newspaper must enumerate and put forth the superior advantages of soil, climate and scenery of its section as well as give the people of the place a handsome notice now and then." But while Walter wrote such tongue-in-cheek commentaries, it perhaps remained for his father to put an editor's duties in perspective with this bit in his personal column: "All an editor has to do is hunt news, clean rollers, set type, sweep the floor, pen short items, fold papers, write wrappers, make paste, mail the paper, talk to visitors, distribute type, saw wood, read proofs, correct mistakes, hunt the shears, write editorials, dodge the bills, dun the delinquents, take cussings from the whole force, say a few cuss words ourselves, try to please Gentile or Jew, bound and free, rich and poor and tell our subscribers we want money. We say we have no business to make mistakes while we attend to the little matters, and getting our living on gopher tails' soup flavored with imaginations, and wearing old shoes and no collar, and patch on our pants, obliged to turn a smiting countenance to the man who tells us your paper isn't worth a continental anyhow, and that he could make a better one with his eyes shut." Julius Taylor, publisher of Broad Ax, a pre-turn of the century Salt Lake City weekly, printed this bit of tongue-in-cheek humor: "An editor died and slowly wended his way down to where he supposed a warm reception awaited him. The devil met him and said, 'For many years thou hast borne the blame of the bad spelling the printers have gotten off in thy paper. Thy paper has gone for one dollar and also the dollar has failed to come in. The printer has bedeviled thee for wages when thou hadn't a farthing to thy name. People have taken thy paper without paying for it and cursed thee for not getting out a better sheet. Thou hast been called a deadbeat by the railroad conductors when thou hast shown thy pass to their envious gaze. All these wrongs thou hast borne in silence. Thou shalt never enter here.' 407
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Identifier 414-UPA_Page407.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416418
Reference URL