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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 Page622
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION named the printed publication "The Clipper," in deference to his model. Upon meeting Stahle, Call asked if he would read some manuscripts for him. Becoming familiar with the Clipper prompted Stahle to remember the experience in Switzerland and to realize the service a small-town newspaper can provide. A short time later he paid $465 for a half interest in the paper and printing firm. The new partners bought a Prouty press for $450 early in 1892 and for a time turned it by hand. They renamed the paper the Little Clipper. Later they installed a steam engine to drive the press and found the steam served a dual purpose. The leaky steam pipes combatted static electricity by moistening the newsprint and keeping it soft and pliable. It also raised the humidity inside the shop. Paper, incidentally, was in plentiful supply at that time from a company in Sugar House. With the larger press, the partners, in 1892, changed the format from the small magazine style to a full page of five 13 pica columns. Neither Call nor Stahle had much printing experience, so they usually worked far into the night to get the fledgling paper in the mail. Stahle was listed as editor, Call as manager. On April 29, 1892, the name of the paper was changed to the Davis County Clipper and a sixth column was added to the page format. The subscription price was raised from 50 cents to $1.25 per year -- and would not change again for over 60 years. The Prouty press was far from perfect. Static electricity made the sheets of newsprint stick to the press, the leaking steam notwithstanding. One person was required to pull the paper out by hand. Even so, Call and Stahle considered 622
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Identifier 628-UPA_Page622.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416633
Reference URL