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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 His insistence on editorial quality was paralleled by determination to see that the newspaper was produced in state-of-the art manner and Ern's assertiveness kept the Herald in the forefront of typesetting and printing developments. After emerging from the struggles of the depression years, he guided the paper's steady growth into an outstanding publication housed in a modern, well-equipped plant which was completed during his 29th year on the staff. "With physical and mental stamina to match his enthusiasm for newspaper work, Mr. Rasmuson missed but few days at the office in nearly four decades - aside from vacations and time off for major surgery," wrote close friend and eventual successor as the Herald's editor, N. LaVerl Christensen, in his column, 'Offthe Beat' At a time when he'd just passed his 66th birthday, the recollection continued: "Today, in a profession which is supposed to be a young man's game, Em is still going strong. He expects no special favors. . . works a 40-hour week.. . still has a deep fascination for words, deadlines, teletype machines, printer's ink and that interesting commodity called news. "A newspaperman is entrusted with much power in use of the printed word," he added. "Em has never abused this power. . . he has always been especially mindful of his responsibility to the public as well as the newspaper. Fairness, impartiality, accuracy and integrity in journalism have been more than high-sounding rhetoric to him - they have been his creed." Ernest and his wife, the former Velma Larson of Pleasant Grove, who were married December 20, 1918, were parents of four children. Two of them, a daughter, Virginia, and a son, Joseph Arnold (Buddy), died in their 'teens. Neither of Ernest and Velma's other sons entered newspapering. Both, in fact, became athletic coaches in Idaho Fall, Idaho - Kendell on the junior high school level and Mahlon in senior high. Ern retired from the Daily Herald in August, 1967. Shortly thereafter he had major surgery and simply didn't regain 613
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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 416624
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416624