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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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Title Page587
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME which had begun with the now-legendary October 29, 1929 stock market crash, would go even deeper and that his optimism, like that of his friends and neighbors, would turn gradually to pessimism. Those were difficult times in all walks of life. It's to the everlasting credit of the two Mountford sons that even though they brought little business experience and only latent and undeveloped editorial ability into the Chronicle plant, they succeeded financially while many others failed. Their first issue of the paper, produced on September 4, 1931, contained not a word of explanation -- and they continued in that same vein for the following eleven years. Community betterment projects, often considered a measuring stick of today's newspapers, were a moot point in that bleak era. Interest focussed on 'survival' more than on 'progress.' The Chronicle was a leader in reopening Payson's only bank after its doors closed in 1932 ~ but that was hardly the material for which Community Service plaques are awarded. And, like most weeklies of that day, the paper strived to reflect an 'upbeat' attitude designed to bolster the morale of citizens nearly defeated by their economic reversals. Together, Dick and 'Deacon' built a reputation for honesty and reliability that one Payson businessman expressed this way: "You can depend absolutely on what they tell you and will not be disappointed." The date was January 30, 1942 and the occasion, the sale of the paper to Elisha Warner, patriarch of a publishing family in neighboring Spanish Fork. The 52-day interval until he and Dick purchased the Wasatch Wave of Heber City represented one of only two breaks in the continuity of Frank's 42-year publishing career. It was also the only time in his life when his devotion to newspapering wavered. Free from the responsibilities of meeting week after week publication dates, the brothers proclaimed they were going to seek other challenges. Instead, the printer's ink in their veins surfaced again and they bought the Wave. Charles N. Broadb-ent had been its editor for 32 years; John Wallis, the publisher for the past two years and seven months, jested he'd 'only 587
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Identifier 593-UPA_Page587.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416598
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416598