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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME T-N as early as 1931 afforded an opportunity for the staff of the Clarion, Juab High School's publication, to produce one issue of their community's weekly, selling its advertising and editing its news. A successful experiment, it was continued for many years. The paper's columns often stressed the need for civic organizations and its co-publishers also worked for them behind the scenes. Wood helped lay the groundwork for a coalition of business and professional men. Gibson was enthusiastic about bringing the then-new American Legion to his community and succeeded in chartering Nephi Post No. 1, the first such group of veterans in Utah. At the time of his death he had the distinction of being one of the Beehive State's senior active members in the Legion in terms of years in the organization. His interest in things military also prompted him to work with dedication toward establishment of the National Guard unit in Nephi. Upon its creation, he served as a Lieutenant and later was honored for his role in activating the reserve organization. Abe was also in the front ranks when a Kiwanis Club was established in Nephi, served as one of its early presidents and later became a member of its sister-club in Pleasant Grove. For his half-century of activity in the civic group, he was accorded its Distinguished Service Award. He was, as well, an organizer of the Ute Stampede, a three day rodeo and community celebration begun in the mid-30s and still taking place more than a half-century later. Both the T-N's partners were active in Utah Press Association, Wood serving as president in 1924 and Gibson in 1930. "A.B," however, was involved far longer and took part in more noteworthy achievements of the publishing group. He attended a convention for the first time in 1925 and thereafter missed only a handful of the annual gatherings. By the late '40s, his knowledge of UPA was so well-recognized that he was voted its official Historian. Responding to a 1969 interview concerning the association's history, Abe commented: "It's an organization for the education and benefit of new members coming in as well as for 527
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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 416538
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416538