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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 co-investor -- the opening to which Innes responded. Competition for subscribers and advertising dollars was constantly fanned by controversy about the locally-produced product versus an "outside" paper. The Free Press proclaimed on its masthead, "Your Hometown Newspaper - The Only One Printed and Published in Lehi." The Sun labelled itself "The Paper That Has Brought Sunshine Into Lehi Homes Since 1914." Partnership operation of the Free Press lasted only until February 9, 1948, when Russ bought Heal's share. Subtle changes then began to appear in the makeup and content of the paper as the confrontation between the community's two weeklies continued unabated. Then, on May 12, 1949, brothers A. Frank, Jr. and E. R. (Ted) Gaisford sold the Sun to Innes. The line beneath the masthead was changed to read: "Serving Lehi ~ Northern Gateway To Beautiful Utah Valley." Eliminating the costly competition and combining the circulation of the two made the Free Press a much more viable venture. When the Gaisfords later prepared to retire, Innes purchased the American Fork Citizen from them on June 3, 1963. Like many Utah publishers at that time, Russ was intrigued by the possibilities of photo offset production. Not long before, he'd co-invested with fellow newsmen Charles Clay-baugh of Brigham City and J. M. (Jim) Cornwell of Murray in News Publishing Center, a Salt Lake City-based plant operating a Vanguard V-15 web press. Three days after he bought the Citizen it was converted to the offset method. The first Utah county publication, daily or weekly, to change to the new concept, it was the third in Utah to do so, following the Tooele Transcript, which had begun printing on a Goss Suburban press July 27, 1962 and Tooele Bulletin only days later. The Free Press soon became the fourth. After News Publishing was dissolved, Innes and Harold (Jack) Sumner of the Orem-Geneva Times established a web offset press operation handling their own publications as well as several others in the area. Producing the product on an innovative new press was only a portion of what became known as "The Offset Revolu- 564
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Identifier 570-UPA_Page564.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416575
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416575