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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 Page466
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION he was known far beyond his town and county. He was, in many ways, a typical country editor. And yet in others he was quite atypical, for though his zeal for Eph-raim, Utah was almost limitless, he was well-travelled, quite conversant with the world that existed outside Sanpete County and well understood its problems. His by-line appeared, because circumstance so-dictated, in columns of such widely-separated newspapers as the Paris edition of the Chicago Tribune, its namesake in Salt Lake City, and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Roscoe Cleon Cox published the Ephraim Enterprise for 35 years and nine months, aside from a three-year span when he was out of the country in the service of his church. He was the first in the paper's history to edit it longer than a decacle and it was he who wove it permanently into the fabric of the community. After he'd left the publisher's chair, then-Mayor Vertis Neilsen paid him inadvertent, but nonetheless sincere tribute. Confronted with a potentially divisive problem of much importance to Ephraim's citizenry, he said, "I sure wish Ross was still here because he could make things happen and draw our city together." First and foremost, Roscoe was an editorialist, possessed of persuasive skill with words, good judgement and common sense, unswerving intensity of purpose and relentless persistence. Few causes which drew his support failed to reach maturity; none of them died for lack of an enthusiastic proponent. Following his retirement, a fellow newsman praised, "Things he has worked and fought for are now an accepted way of life in Ephraim and Sanpete County." His constant struggle for improvement of his surroundings was in that order - first Ephraim, then Sanpete, which was the 466
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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 416477
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416477