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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION though he frequently poked fun at the work in which he engaged, it was an enduring love. Born December 22, 1904 in Evanston, Wyoming, he was eight when he first saw the somewhat barren, flat landscape surrounding Delta. His father had accepted a banking position in this new community, situated in the midst of an irrigation development along the Sevier River. The Beckwiths remained only a few years before the head of the family moved to a bank in Oakley, Idaho. Shortly after World War I, though, he returned to Delta and there kept a date with destiny. The Chronicle had defaulted on its loan at the Delta State Bank and the elder Beckwith, the bank's cashier, took over the operation. Within a short time he decided to make newspapering his new career and thus began a period of more than 60 years in which his family's name had been associated with Millard County journalism. Although the community had a high school, the Beckwith children left it after two years to enroll in Salt Lake City schools. Frank S. began his junior year at East High School. "S" was for Sylvanus, a name his sister Florence recalls was bestowed "when Pop and Mom were on that Greek mythology kick they'd been on when they named Athena." Florence also remembered, "He was superior when it came to getting fun out of every day, but he could be serious when it was necessary. He was fun to be around and he still had a lot of good horse sense." Frank was a natural athlete and though he'd played only basketball in Delta, he became a three-sport star at East, adding football and track and field to his skills. He was named to the division All Star team in basketball, alternated at three backfield positions on a state championship football team and won the gruelling Pentathlon at the annual Brigham Young University prep track meet. He was also a skilled marksman, even as a youth. In 1922, still a teenager, he was a member of a Utah team which competed in a national rifle meet held in Ohio. He became student body president in his senior year and 428
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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 416439
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416439