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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME Orsa could now demonstrate her skills on a successful publication, even though still dividing her time between homemaking and journalism. Interestingly, Mrs. Cherry's first training, not her second, was put to practical use shortly after the family moved to Gunnison. She was asked to head a committee which prepared a huge banquet for returning World War One veterans and their families from throughout the area. Her homemaking skills were prominently in evidence. Though too young to remember the actual banquet, her son Howard, Jr., smilingly recalls, "She was and was known as an excellent cook, but she hated washing dishes." In 1922, Charles Richardson, having struggled for more than a year to make the Salina Sun a paying venture, decided to put it on the market. It was a natural for the Gunnison publishers, who made the purchase. And soon it provided the opportunity for Orsa to guide her own newspaper. She became an early-day commuter, driving her Model T Ford each morning across 14 miles of gravel road in order to guide the Sun's progress - and returning by the same route in the evening. The parlance "gravel" may have been a misnomer, for the road base often became a quagmire as a result of summer rain or winter snow. And the comforts of today's automobiles in no way resemble the rough ride of a Model T, not to mention its hand-cranked starter, hand-operated windshield wipers, primitive manifold heater and not infrequent flat tires. But that didn't faze the determined Mrs. Cherry and for five years until her husband agreed to change their residence to Salina, she made the daily drive. Thereafter Mr. Cherry was the commuting motorist. The newspaper history of Salina pre-dates that of Gunnison. The Central Utah Press began there November 18, 1891 with W. W. Wallace as publisher. Five years later it became the property of Arthur E. Howard, a humorous columnist who left his mark on Utah journalism. He presided at the funeral of the Press, but on July 19, 1901 started the first Salina Sun. First, because it was not the forerunner of today's publication. In touting its virtues, Howard quipped, "Read only by wide 453
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 460-UPA_Page453.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416464
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416464