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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 Page445
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME He was a champion of many causes. Issues of the Beaver County News and Beaver Press reflected his editorial promotion and keen interest in sports, mining, farming, community, county, state and nation. One observer said of him, "He was a man of strong convictions - he knew what he believed, why he believed it and stood behind it." Carlton came to Utah at the insistence of M. J. Westerfield, a commercial printer in Riverside, California. He and D. A. Webster were co-owners of Milford's Beaver County News. The paper had been an outgrowth of the Milford Times, which began in 1902 as the county's only publication. In 1908 George B. Greenwood acquired the Times, changing its name to the News. Westerfield and Webster were among a succession of subsequent owners and Carlton assumed Westerfield's ownership share when he made the 1916 visit. Though not a newspaperman, he was well-educated and would recount during an interview in later years that he "quickly realized the potential value of the paper." One of his first decisions was the installation of a Model 5 Linotype on September 29, 1916. And a second decision was to move his wife, Cora and son Walter to Milford in May, 1917. Two years later he purchased Webster's half-interest and became the sole owner. His ongoing editorial crusade was for road improvement. He argued that southern Utah had "some of the finest scenery in the country" and the way to get California-bound tourists to visit Zion Canyon and other scenic wonders was to upgrade the roads. An enthusiastic member of Utah State Press Association, he served as its 1923 president. Earlier, in 1919, he had urged the news group to ask the Legislature to define a legal newspaper and set a per-line rate for legal publications. He cam- 445
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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 416456
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416456