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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 Page432
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION many of its difficult years. The Chronicle's history and that of Delta began simultaneously. In fact, the paper started its life near the post office at Burtner. Founding publisher Norman B. Dresser detested the name, "Burtner," and launched an editorial campaign for an appropriate substitute. Readers participated and a year later the name, "Delta" was selected. The first issue of the Chronicle to carry the new name in print was July 13,1911. Dresser enthusiastically promoted the future of Delta, as did his successors. But Frank, reciting his formula for success many years later, said: "We are not 'uplifters' because we don't think people want to be 'uplifted.' If they did want to be 'uplifted, ' there would be no Democrats! We are perfectly content to let our readers run the paper as long as they come in regularly with $3.50 in their pudgy fists, which they do surprisingly often." He was an advocate of pictures-in-print because it attracted readers. And possibly because of his own interest in photography. A member of the Outdoor Photographers League, he had many scenic Millard County photos reproduced in publications across the nation. In addition to that and his handiwork, he pursued as hobbies, bee-keeping, farming on a small plot of land near town, fly-tying, gunsmithing, square-dancing, pool and cards. While he had gone to Salt Lake City to consult a specialist concerning a heart problem, he was by no means prepared to write -30- to his career when death came in 1956. He'd written after visiting the plant of the state's major daily paper, "The ideal working conditions for employees! Were it not that I am rolling in sordid wealth, I would tackle 'em for a job!" It was only in jest. Asked not long before his death if he would do it all again, he'd jokingly told an interviewer, "I'd still be a newspaperman, although there is nothing in it but money and pleasure!" The foundation laid by Frank A. and continued by Frank S. has been built upon by Susan, the daughter who swept floors poorly. She assumed publishing reins in 1970 and is still the paper's guiding force. And she's had the unique dis- 432
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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 416443
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416443