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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 application/pdf
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

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Title Page533
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME announced, over 300 Juab County men applied. Only a comparative handful were needed. At its worst, the depression-ridden '30s saw one-fourth of America's labor force without jobs. Exploits of Juab's prep basketball team were the topic of street-corner conversation and, after Roy's arrival, began to appear in columns of the Times-News, for he was an athletic enthusiast and a capable sportswriter. Previously, coverage of high school athletics had been minimal at best. Early in 1932 he unveiled his first column, Basket Bawl, and when the Juab Wasps earned a state tournament berth he placed a pairings chart in the front window and offered game results to those who telephoned to inquire. On June 15, 1933, Roy became the paper's Editor and Manager when his brother leased the Idaho Commonwealth of Idaho Falls. Wrote the newly-named Editor, "Policies of the Times-News will remain the same as before. We will appreciate the continued patronage of the people ofNephi and surrounding territory. Helpful criticism from any subscriber will be appreciated by the new editor." Though Abe's Idaho venture proved short-lived and he returned to Nephi, Roy retained his new title while "A.B.'s" name remained as Publisher. During those depression years, Abe often worked outside the newspaper in order to help keep its doors open, leaving the publication in charge of his younger brother. A nationwide motto of the depression years was "Buy American!" Scaled-down to small-town America, it had its counterpart in "Buy At Home" efforts with similar objectives. In an editorial, the Times-News headed "My Pet Peeve," Roy wrote: "Sure, all of us occasionally buy something out of town -in Salt Lake, Provo, or through a mail order catalog. And some others make habits of it. "Every time we buy outside Nephi - whether it be a pair of socks, a tie, a suit, refrigerator, washing machine or an automobile, we're just helping to knock the Nephi merchants a little more. "Every time someone locally wants to put over a project which requires solicitation of funds, the merchants are the ones 533
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Identifier 539-UPA_Page533.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416544
Reference URL