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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME In 1921, Heber was named a member of the Utah State Securities Commission and permanently left the Post. Nephi then served as editor and publisher until May 9, 1924 when E. C. Rodgers bought the paper and merged it into what he had earlier purchased as the Daily Herald and had renamed the Evening Herald. With the change of ownership, Nephi became an editor of Rodger's daily. In 1927 he was assigned as editor and manager of the Springville Herald-Beacon, a weekly which had been purchased by Rodgers and Thorn C. Miner after years of publication as the Springville Independent. The Evening Herald, in the meantime, had been acquired by W. H. Hornibrook, who in 1925 added N. Gunnar Rasmuson as his co-publisher. On September 14, 1926 it was sold to the James G. Scripps Newspaper Interests and evolved into Provo's current publication, the Daily Herald. Nephi Hicks left newspapering early in 1930, became a Salt Lake area insurance salesman and operator of the Merchant's Credit Bureau. He was still in the insurance field at the time of his death, February 8, 1961. A son of John T. R. and Anna Buhler Hicks, Nephi was born February 1, 1883 in Salt Lake City. His family later moved to a small farm in unincorporated South Cottonwood, a rural area some two miles east of Murray. John Hicks died when Nephi was still a young boy, leaving Anna with seven children. She became a widely-known and quite proficient nurse and midwife. In addition to work on the family's farm, Nephi found employment at the Murray Smelter, where he dumped hot slag from rail cars, and the equally tedious work of weeding sugar beets and hauling hay. He rode on horseback to deliver the evening Deseret News and the morning Salt Lake Herald throughout then sparsely-populated western Salt Lake County. Nephi was able to complete an elementary education in spite of his various jobs and after the Hicks family moved to Salt Lake City he entered business college, concentrating on shorthand, typing and commercial law. In the summer months he worked with Heber at Saltair Beach, where their job was 551
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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 416562
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416562