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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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Title Page549
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME Century Printing Company in Provo. Operation of this firm has been continued to the present time by J. Arthur Graham and Marian G. Jarvis, a son and daughter of John C. Graham, Jr. Another son of John C. Graham, Sr., Arthur E. Graham, was for many years associated in ownership and employed by Arrow Press, a printing plant in Salt Lake City. NEPHICHUNN HICKS, Provo Post Born February 1, 1883 - Died February 8, 1961 Installed in Hall of Fame at Salt Lake City, 1971 He was far afield from newspapering before his brother, a Deseret News employee, persuaded him to join in the purchase of a once-successful Provo daily. Nephi Hicks would then spend the following 23 years in an ownership or management capacity with four Utah County newspapers. And though at the beginning untrained for the work, he proved to be a quick-learner and left his mark on each of those publications. In 1907, Heber, the older brother, heard the Provo Daily Enquirer was for sale "very cheap." He understood the family of the late John C. Graham had endeavored to run it following his death March 18,1906, but had been generally unsuccessful. The paper had reached its heights during the 1890s but had gradually slipped downward after the turn of the century. Nephi was persuaded to leave his job as an invoice clerk in the offices of Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution and join Heber in acquiring the Provo paper. Enlisting the financial backing of several politically-motivated city residents, they were able to make the purchase and took over on March 7, 1907. "Little did we know at that time of the trials and tribula- 549
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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 416560
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416560