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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

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Title Page586
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Mountford scraped up enough money to become a newspaper owner, assuming the title on January 24,1919. Launched in 1894, the Progress had merged at the turn of the century with the Clear Lake Review, resulting in the hyphenated name. Both Dick and Frank received their early printing training at the fP-R,' performing the menial tasks delegated to all newspapering's raw recruits -- melting lead, casting mats, 'throwing in1 hand-set type, folding papers and, though not often in country plants of that era, emptying waste baskets and sweeping floors. There, too, Frank was introduced to the Linotype and thus began a love affair that lasted throughout his life. The term 'Linotype' actually described both the popular typesetting machines of that era - the original Linotype, first on the scene, and its successful later rival, the Inter-type. The name of the former was affixed to the latter as well, not unlike the use of 'fridge,' abbreviated from Frigidaire, as a designation for all brands of refrigerators. Frank's love of the machine and hours-on-end spent at the keyboard made him the epitome of hot metal operators ~ fast and virtually error-free. James H. took what he felt was an upward stride in the business when he sold the P-R to E. Vance and Jane M. Wilson and purchased the Pay son Chronicle from A. B. Kennedy on February 10, 1926. There, his sons continued, after school and on Saturdays, to gain 'hands-on' knowledge of weekly newspaper production in the manner of almost every 'trainee' in that day. Frank, though still a teenager, produced most of the paper's typography at the Linotype. What legacy did the unlettered, but articulate, James H. Mountford leave to his sons, the future publishers? Perhaps the objectives he editorially espoused at the beginning of 1931 are evidence: "To promote the interests of Pay son in all matters of business; to give our readers a newsy paper filled with snappy, business-getting advertisements and to materially increase our subscription list. We promise a clean-cut business policy; no favoritism; no special rates; a square deal to all." He couldn't have known then that the economic downturn 586
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Identifier 592-UPA_Page586.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416597
Reference URL