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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 tions that could come to us through the operation of a defunct newspaper," Nephi would recount in his memoirs. "In order to satisfy the politicians who had assisted us in our new endeavor, we were obliged to operate an extremely partisan paper in behalf of the party. Our plan was that Heber should try his hand at reviving one of the oldest county papers in the state which was at death's door." So dismal were early financial prospects that Nephi returned to work in Salt Lake City for a year. But he came back as he and his brother sought to change the pattern and inplant new life in the paper. They managed to eliminate some of the politicians from the Board of Directors and changed the banner to read The Provo Post. Heber was the editor; Nephi the manager. Because he demonstrated a flair for journalism, however, Nephi frequently wrote editorials. The Post began as a semi-weekly because they doubted Provo could support two dailies. The Daily Herald had been launched in 1909 and, although struggling, was quite competitive. Mechanically, the paper was less-than-adequate. Nephi would remember its type was produced on an extremely old and inefficient Simplex machine. "The type was set in two channels," he recalled, "and the operator had to have an adjuster to justify the lines of type as they came out. It was an exceedingly slow process but one that was still an improvement over hand-set. Our flatbed cylinder press sounded like the rushing of a freight train when it was running. The sheets of newsprint were fed into it by the operator, who never knew when they were going through and when they weren't." In 1910 the Post's co-publishers paid $3,500 for a new Linotype, the first to come to Utah County. They also bought new type and typecases and opened a job printing department. Its proceeds helped meet expenses of the paper, which in 1912 moved to three times a week frequency. Nephi became docket clerk in the Utah State Senate in 1916, a part-time job that augmented his newspaper income. He would hold the position several years. He was also appointed by Governor Greorge Dem as Secretary of the State Board of Insanity. 550
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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 416561
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416561