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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
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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 Page474
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION ern Utah Advocate for the full time for which the subscribers have paid for the Advocate. The manager of the Sun considers this an obligation and his duty, inasmuch as Judge Albert H. Christensen of the District Court has decided that the subscription lists and books of the Eastern Utah Advocate are the property ofC R. Marcussen, Receiver." In a reminiscent editorial entitled Looking Backward, John Crockett years later recalled that he and his brother had leased the Eastern Utah Advocate to Fred L. Watrous with an option to buy the plant. "The name of the Advocate was in some way omitted," he wrote, "and Watrous retained the same, later selling it to the Carbon County News, that paper taking the name News-Advocate." The Crockett brothers were left with the old Advocate plant and no newspaper, so decided to establish the new Sun. Robert Crockett was certainly not a meek editorialist. He traded barbs with W. C. Benfer of the News-Advocate and expressed himself vociferously on matters he felt to be important to Carbon Countians. It resulted in ongoing strife with many, one of whom reacted in anger. Though the incident went unreported in the Sun, its competitor, under the heading "Indignant Citizen Wallops Editor," carried this story in its July 2, 1915 edition: "Driven to exasperation by the continual jibes directed at himself and members of his family by the Price Sun, County Treasurer Alpha Ballinger last Sunday afternoon seized the editor, R. W. Crockett, threw him to the ground and gave him a sound thrashing. Crockett later stuck a knife blade into Ballinger's abdomen and that gentleman has been confined to his bed on order of a physician since the cutting." The story went on at great length, painting Crockett in anything but complimentary terms. Married to Monima Kennedy of Brunswick, Missouri on March 21, 1907, he was the father of sons Robert W. Jr., Granville A. and John K. Robert Crockett died in 1930 and John then published the paper until December 8, 1932, when it was merged with the News-Advocate, to create the present-day Sun-Advocate. A forceful newspaper man and public spirited citizen, this 474
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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 416485
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416485