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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 Page430
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Had he not been in newspapering, Frank might've been a journeyman carpenter. He loved to work with wood and two ward nouses of the Latter-day Saints Church in Delta bear evidence of his fine craftsmanship. He was not a church-goer, choosing neither to follow the Masonic Order, of which both his father and grandfather had been members, nor to actively join his Mormon neighbors in their religious belief. Still he contributed his skills to their places of worship. "He was not a religious man in the accepted sense," recalled Dick Morrison, a Delta businessman, "although he recognized the need for the things the church offered his children." Handiwork with carpentry tools was expanded to plumbing and electrical wiring when Frank and his wife joined forces to build an addition to their home and later to remodel it. "It was beautifully built," commented Morrison, who for years contributed a weekly column, "Wingovers," to the Chronicle. An aviator, he may have inspired a Beckwithism long remembered by Deltans. The date was January 27, 1949, midway through a winter so bitter it's still a topic of conversation. A 4-column by 10-inch space in the Chronicle ran blank, though bordered. Across the top was a 24 point line reading, "Airplane View of West Millard." Below, the caption said: "In an effort to bring a true picture of West Millard after the heavy snowstorm of Saturday evening, our enterprising photographer took the above view Sunday morning from an airplane at an elevation of 13,000 feet. At this great height, small objects do not appear so very distinct, but our readers can get a clear impression of conditions here after a total of 58 inches of snow since December 1st." While Frank A. Beckwith produced the paper's editorials until his death in 1951, Frank S. consistently interjected local humor through the "Chatterbox" column. It appeared to be authored by a mysterious 'Toots,' and each edition began with the salutation, "Dear Suzy:" There were no holds barred in "Chatterbox"; nothing was sacred. Some people knew, but most didn't, that 'Toots' was 430
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Identifier 437-UPA_Page430.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416441
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416441