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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 college students. During those years Roy's journalistic ambitions were nurtured on the school newspaper, the Grizzly. A staff member as a freshman, he became its associate editor when a junior and the editor as a senior. That experience was augmented by working as a "printer's devil" at the Cache Valley Herald, one of two papers that on August 1, 1931 would join to create the present-day Herald-Journal. Members of the Class of 1930 graduated at a bleak time to launch a career. What was undeniably the worst economic recession in the nation's history was beginning to make itself felt. The stock market had crashed on "Black Friday," October 29, 1929; American business and industry gradually staggered to a near-halt and the job market dropped to unparalleled lows. Nevertheless, Roy added pressroom work to his skills at the Herald and managed to survive payroll reductions until accepting his brother's offer at Nephi. There, not unlike many people on weekly newspapers, he became both a printer and a writer on October 21, 1931. At the time Roy joined it, the T-N's flag was augmented by a line of type reading, "What Nephi grows or makes - makes Nephi grow!" Most issues were eight pages, half of them "boiler plate" -- pre-printed sheets purchased from Western Newspaper Union bearing a variety of feature stories, comic strips and syndicated columns among which were scattered advertisements that, for the most part, trumpeted the virtues of various patent medicines. Movies playing the Venice Theatre featured Lewis Stone, later Judge Hardy in numerous films starring Mickey Rooney; Helen Hays, whose career would amazingly span more than sixty years into the 1990s and Robert Young, television's Dr. Welby three decades later. Western fans thrilled to William F. Boyd, who'd one day be better known as Hopalong Cassidy. A bus ticket from Nephi to Los Angeles could be purchased for $10 ~ but few had $10. Three loaves of bread sold at a local bakery for a thin dime. Per-pound prices for some cuts of lamb were only five cents; pot roast cost nine cents and butter 25 cents. When a project to gravel 11 miles of Highway 91 between Chicken Creek and the Millard County line was 532
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 538-UPA_Page532.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416543
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416543