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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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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION lenbach, his widow, though unprepared for the task, was thrust into the publisher's chair. So successful was she in what was then a man's world that on February 12, 1977 she was commemorated with induction into the Utah Newspaper Hall of Fame. Her son's goal from early years was to become an attorney. Part-time "printer's devil" work at the Reaper - melting lead and performing other menial tasks ~ failed to capture his interest. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class in 1940, he began studies at the University of Utah. Active in the ROTC program, he was taken into the Army in 1943 and served three years in this country and the Philippines. Upon his return he re-enrolled in law school, but after only two weeks Fate changed his life. His oldest brother, Maurice, an employee of the Reaper, had been killed in a 1943 plane crash. Chester, next in age and a Naval aviator during World War II, joined the newspaper staff upon returning home. In 1946, he was the victim of a fatal swimming mishap. Norm promptly withdrew from school and, to assist his mother, took over advertising sales at the Reaper. He never looked back - almost instantly captivated by the business he'd had no intention of making his life's work. When 'Rula J.,' as she was known to almost everyone, died on April 15, 1959, her son became publisher. Actually, he'd been carrying out that function for some time as his mother delegated more and more duties to him, but it was now his official title. Like many small-town newspaper people, he was part-and-parcel of his community. Among countless noteworthy activities, he served eight years on the City Council; was a board member of the Elks Lodge and the Chamber of Commerce; was a founder and president of the Rotary Club; served as president of the Jaycees and chairman of both the Selective Service Board and the county Republican party. The citation when he was honored as 'Man of the Year' testified: "He is literally in everything. No project of temporary or lasting benefit to Rich- 504
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Identifier 510-UPA_Page504.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416515
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416515