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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 Page496
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION fearless. Readers realized if W.R had something to say, he certainly said it. Within a year he was campaigning vigorously for every sort of community improvement. In 1913 the state had proposed to build a Davis County High School. W.R thought Davis County needed three high schools, one at Kaysville, one at Bountiful and one at Clear-field. His editorials freely criticized the state and appealed for public support by petition. Time has demonstrated he was right, even though he lost the battle in 1913. Such farsightedness was characteristic of his writing. Because he was always a foe of paternalism in government, the swing back to independence for the farmer would have pleased W. P. Epperson. His editorials against Federal intervention in farm affairs and, indeed, in any control of private business, were widely quoted throughout the West. Four years after the Eppersons assumed control, the Reflex was a sturdy paper, but was merely paying for itself as it went. It wasn't building up a profit that would enable the owners to realize a substantial interest on their investment. W.R saw an auxiliary commercial printing business as an answer to this problem. In 1916, an order for a catalogue from the George A. Lowe Company, an Ogden hardware firm, provided the basis for the formation of such a business. He, John Barnes and Heber J. Sheffield bought interests in the new firm, which was christened the Inland Printing Company. New equipment was needed to do the catalogue job and it was purchased. After it was compiled, edited and printed successfully, the newly formed company went after more business in this field. It was the first time a general hardware catalogue had been printed in Utah. The company gradually took on added assignments and at one time printed five catalogues, one of them for ZCMI. It is likely W.P.'s editorials on community issues were written more freely because the firm's economic position was sound and local dissent with his views was of less importance. Most small-town newspapers that take a firm editorial stand have suffered business losses from opponents who used that as a form of rebuttal. 496
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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 416507
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416507