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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 THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME modernized through all his active years and one of the earliest to be almost totally electrically equipped. He was the proud owner of the first Linotype in Sanpete County, a Model K brought from New York to San Francisco by ship and then to Mt. Pleasant by rail. One of the first automatic-feed presses came to the Pyramid's plant about 1919. Though a staunch Democrat and one-time County Chairman for the party, McArthur was regarded as an ultra-fair editor. His newspaper's columns reported on politics at length but took no political stands. His close friendships were numerous in both major political parties. In pre-World War I days, when threat of conflict hung over the nation and military preparedness was a byword, McArthur was a member of Co. D, Utah Militia, which was absorbed into the 12th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, U.S. Army when war came in 1917. Active in the Utah State Press Association, he served as its Vice President in 1914-15. A contemporary described him as "a good member, faithful in attendance and willing to carry out any request made of him." He was also faithful to and active in his religion, holding a succession of offices in North Sanpete Stake of the Latter-day Saints Church. Several years after he sold the Pyramid on October 3, 1947, he was elected to the board of North Sanpete School District and during a four-year term worked unceasingly for the modernization of the district's high school in Mt. Pleasant -- the "other" high school in his home-town, not his alma mater. His post-newspaper years also saw him a two-term member of the Utah State Fair Board and a Justice of the Peace. Like almost all small-town newspapermen, he'd been affiliated with the usual service and civic clubs, relationships maintained through all his active years. Upon his death March 15, 1959 at the age of 75, Burke McArthur was not eulogized as a Utah-born William Allen White. Nor was he praised as a crusader, a slayer-of-dragons or 583
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Identifier 589-UPA_Page583.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416594
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416594