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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 tant freight and ticket agent. He resigned to accept the office of Clerk of Bear Lake County. The position included duties of the county clerk, county recorder, clerk of the board of county commissioners and ex-officio clerk of the district court. In 1910, Holmes became publisher of the Paris Post and began a long newspaper career. He was president of the Eastern Idaho Press Association, served four years on the school board in Paris and was secretary of the Bear Lake County Fair Association. In 1917, he moved to Brigham City, Utah, where he became editor of the Box Elder Journal, then a weekly newspaper. Two years later the Journal was published three times a week and in 1930 it became the first daily newspaper in the United States in a city with a population of 5,000 or less. In 1938, with the help of his son-in-law and business manager, William C. Call, he completed a merger of the Daily Journal and the competing Box Elder News, then a semi-weekly. In 1926, Holmes was elected President of the Utah State Press Association. In July of that year he represented Utah at a convention in Orlando, Florida where the International Press Foundation was organized. At the close of this conclave, the delegates were invited as guests of the Governor of New Hampshire for a one-week bus tour of that state. Holmes recalled he was referred to as "Brigham Young" throughout the trip because he represented Utah. Another 1926 development was the Brigham City "Peaches" baseball team becoming one of the leading clubs in the state. Holmes, an instigator of the team, was known as "The Baseball King" and was instrumental in development of the Utah Industrial League. A member of the Brigham City Rotary Club, he was also a charter member of the Lions Club and in 1932 was a director of the National Editorial Association. In 1935 he was appointed by Gov. Henry H. Blood as a member of the House of Representatives. He was elected to a four-year term in the Utah State Senate in 1936. A staunch Democrat, he had formerly been a Republican, alienating himself from the GOP during the Harding and Hoover admin- 554
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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 416565
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416565