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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION ciation, of which England was president in 1907. While he served on the Board of Directors, however, Earl was never a USPA officer. Though the Journal survived frequent competitive attempts over the years, it engaged in a somewhat-stalemated struggle after the Scripps-Canfield Newspaper Group acquired the Cache Valley Daily Herald in 1928. The papers waged a no-holds-barred battle for superiority in the marketplace which ended on August 1, 1931 with a merger from which evolved today's Her aid-Journal. N. Gunnar Rasmuson became its publisher and both England and Earl retired. Jesse Earl had married Mae Needham of Logan on April 18, 1894 and became the father of two sons. After leaving newspapering, he continued to reside in Logan until his death on May 7, 1936. His little-known acts of kindness, almost all of them anonymous, came to light after his passing. A Herald-Journal editorial read, in part, "Many a widow viewed the bier through tear-filled eyes as they remembered the many times baskets of food or money had been received from the kind-hearted man." A lifelong friend, Elder Melvin J. Ballard of the LDS Church Council of the Twelve, was a funeral speaker. He recounted their boyhood and their participation in the Logan Opera House orchestra along with Earl's "lovable disposition, keen sense of humor and dry wit." He characterized him as "a real builder and a citizen of the highest type who set an example worthy of imitation." It was noted that while Earl was not outwardly demonstrative, the newsman had an "abiding religious conviction inwardly." Ballard added, "He believed in church building and it is reputed authentically that he had made a contribution to the building of every new church in Logan. His humorous explanation was, 'If I choose to go to the church of my choice, I want to be welcome!'" In retrospect, William Peterson of Utah State Agricultural College summarized, "He was a man who had developed a definite standard of living and acquired a philosophy that was his own. His philosophy was essentially to help others. His 486
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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 416497
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416497