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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 Page608
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION The fight finally came to an end with the sale of the established paper to the brash newcomer and the first merged edition of the Her aid-Journal appeared on August 2, 1931. Its publisher and editor was N. Gunnar Rasmuson, who would continue in that role until he chose to conclude his newspaper career on July 1,1949. Interestingly, during the bitter two-year battle of words, the Journal never did correctly spell the name of its principal adversary. 'Rasmuson1 was invariably 'Rasmussen,1 whether through error or by intent. Though he was always civic minded and a willing volunteer in worthwhile causes, cessation of the newspaper hostilities permitted Gunnar more opportunity to give of himself. He'd long been interested in sports, particularly baseball and boxing. In future years his name would appear on the County Public Library Board, the City Planning Commission and the boards of the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Cache Civic Music Association. He was a member of the Utah Centennial Commission of 1947 and was active in the Cache Valley Historical Society, authoring portions of that group's published book 'History of a Valley.' All the while he retained responsibility for the Provo Herald as well as the Logan daily. None of the six children of Gunnar and his wife, the former Lydia Leona West of Pleasant Grove, who were married June 10, 1915, pursued journalism. One of their sons, Eleroy, was a long- time mechanical department employee of the Herald-Journal and eventually purchased its commercial printing department when the newspaper divested itself of that subsidiary. The eldest son, Dale, had died at only two years of age. Ellwood and Eleroy and daughters Eleanor, Dorothea and Metta all worked at one time or another at the newspaper, but no one entered the field professionally. Death came to Gunnar on Christmas Day, 1965. 608
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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 416619
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416619