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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION there, on June 16, 1913, they married. Howard had one untested ambition - farming and ranching -- and for two years after their marriage he pursued his agricultural hopes near Montague, California -- and failed. It was then he introduced his wife to community newspapers, joining the Moab Independent, which was launched in May, 1916 by F. W. Strong. Opposed by the 20-year old Grand Valley Times, the new publication struggled from the start and Cherry soon realized the outcome was inevitable. He moved on to Marysvale where, on January 3,1918 he took over the troubled Piute Chieftain. Confirming his judgement, the Moab Independent was absorbed later that year by the Times. In both ventures, Orsa learned the lessons traditionally taught a printer's devil - handset composition, hand-inking presses and folding papers. She also became familiar with the problems of news-writing, expressing editorial opinions and soliciting advertising and subscriptions. Their newspaper "know-how" is undoubtedly why neither she nor her spouse questioned the logic of closing the doors of the Chieftain after little more than a year. J. Cecil Alter outlined the situation in these terms in his book, Early Utah Journalism: "Cherry's faith was not sufficiently contagious, for on March 20, 1919 he writes 'Thirty' and graciously refrains from saying in his Valedictory all that he thought." Actually, it proved a blessing in disguise. Hauling the Piute paper's equipment with them, the Cherry publishing team took over the Gunnison Gazette on May 2, 1919. They promptly changed its name to the Gunnison Valley News in recognition of its role as the newspaper serving the valley of the Gunnison River and neighboring communities of Fayette, Centerfield and Axtel. Gunnison itself then had a population of 1,100. It was, and is, a community unique in Utah newspaper annals for it has never had competing papers and the first one founded there is still being published, albeit with a different name. The Gazette had started October 20, 1899 with "N. Gledhill & Son" on the masthead. The Cherry publishing era began two decades later and continued for 52 years. Having witnessed more than enough newspaper failures, 452
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Identifier 459-UPA_Page452.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416463
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416463