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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME field or the surrounding area has been too small or required too much effort for him. His enthusiasm and leadership is contagious. " In the many formal editorials which flowed from his busy typewriter, "he could write on an issue in a way that would make everyone take notice," citizens testified. But more often he used 'Reaper Cussions' as the forum for personal comment. Basically light and breezy, it frequently poked fun at individuals and the comical things they did - and hoped nobody would find out about. In general, though, its writer didn't laugh at people, but with them. A sense of humor was his trademark and he managed to find something comical in almost any situation. While remembered as the first to laugh, people also recall he laughed when the joke was on him. His wit often masked wisdom and after the laughter had subsided it was frequently apparent the idea he'd presented was both logical and sensible. For more than three decades he used his gift of humor to bring together opposing viewpoints in both the columns of his newspaper and in spirited public meetings. Now and then, though, when a crisis arose, he discarded his smile and became bitingly critical. No holds were barred; no cow, even community institutions, too sacred. If it was needed, his staff asserts, he "turned the air blue - verbally or in print." His caustic voice, sometimes satirical and now and then sarcastic, more often than not pointed fellow citizens in a direction coinciding with their long-term goals. "Occasionally," colleagues affirm, "he was called a rat or even called out in the alley. But the same tongue that got him in the fix could always smooth things over." The 'Rat' was given to alliterations and nicknames. In describing a tense situation involving the intrusion of his Fish Lake cabin by a skunk, he penned: "We quickly gave concise and concerned consideration to our complex, confused condition. " Later he portrayed his son-in-law's actions in the same crisis in these words: "In his panicky prance to preserve the putrid pussy for posterity..." 505
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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 416516
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416516