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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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Title Page408
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION "And as the editor turns and walks away, Satan mutters, 'Heaven is his home and besides if I should let him in here he would have been dunning his delinquent subscribers and thus creating discord in my kingdom.'" Other newsmen brought Satan's kingdom into their writing as well. J. A. Holdaway of the turn-of-the-century Vernal Express penned this tart observation: "An editor who died of starvation was being escorted to Heaven by an angel who had been sent for that purpose. 'May I look at the other places before I ascend to eternal happiness?' asks the editor. 'Easy'; so they went below and skirmished around, taking in the sights. The angel lost track of the editor and went around Hades to look him up. He found him by a big furnace, fanning himself and gazing with rapture upon a lot of people in the fire. There was a sign on the furnace which read: 'Delinquent Subscribers.' 'You can go on,' said the editor, 'I'm not coming. This is heaven enough for me.'" Decades later, editor Ernest Rasmuson of the Provo Daily Herald wrote in "Desk Chat," his personal column, "A good editor is one who has never made a mistake; who never has offended anyone; who is always right; who can ride two horses at the same time he is straddling a fence with both ears to the ground; who always says the right thing at the right time; who always picks the right horse as well as the right politician; who never has to apologize, who has no enemies; and who has worlds of prestige with all classes, creeds and races. There has never been a good editor." Read a bit of humor quoted from some unknown source by the Morgan County News on September 13, 1934: "The paper received this letter: Please send a few copies of the paper containing the obituary of my aunt. Also publish the enclosed clipping of the marriage of my niece, who lives in Lewiston. And I wish you would mention in your local column, if it doesn't cost anything, that I have two bull calves for sale. As my subscription is out, please stop the paper as times are too hard to waste money on newspapers." Interestingly, a Morgan County News publisher more than a half-century later, wrote of hometown newspapers as "The 408
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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 416419
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416419