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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 application/pdf
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
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Title Page454
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION awake people - people who have at least horse sense. The only newspaper in Utah whose editor never lies. You will never have appendicitis if you read the Salina Sun. Circulates in Denmark, Sweden and the United States. It goes everywhere. Its publisher has to use common sense or it would go to hell." The witticism notwithstanding, Howard's Sun didn't last long but even so Salina wasn't without a paper because the Salina Call had made its bow May 10, 1906 under publisher C. N. Lund, Jr. A decade later, he changed its name to the Sevier Valley Call and continued to operate it until 1918. Historian Alter commented, "Editor Lund is reported to have crusaded against modern society a little more forcefully than was acceptable to some citizens of Salina. They made it so unpleasant for him and his family they decided it was best to leave." That set the stage for J. L. Ewing of the neighboring Richfield Reaper to revive the Salina Sun name in 1918. It had three subsequent publishers before Mr. and Mrs. Cherry assumed the reins and Orsa proceeded to prove her supervisory ability. She did so in a 1,450-population community that obviously wouldn't support mediocrity and didn't tolerate heavy-handed editorials. Orsa wasn't intimidated. Early-on she boxed the "platform" of the Sun on the editorial page, establishing goals she pursued 'til they were achieved. They were: (1. A new high school building; (2. An improved highway through Salina Canyon; (3. A modern hotel to accomodate the traveling public; (4. More residence buildings to meet the demands of home-seekers and (5. The advancement of Salina. Issues of the paper contained a great deal of editorial comment, some from syndicated sources, the balance of local origin. The opinions on Salina and Gunnison issues were a combination of her own and those of her talented husband, who busied himself with the Gunnison Valley News. It was typical of that masculine-dominated era that Mr. Cherry was listed as the publisher of the Sun and Orsa the editor, when in fact she actually held both positions. The Sun expounded on a wide range of subjects; sometimes specifically about people, not things. Under the 454
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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 416465
Reference URL