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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 Page623
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME themselves to have the best equipped country printing plant in the state. When Utah State Press Association was organized in 1893, most of the printers could have brought their press and their type on their backs, Stahle reminisced years later. Both the Clipper partners were in attendance on December 17, 1893 when the formative meeting of the press association was held in Lehi. Stahle became a charter member of the organization, but Call did not because on June 28, 1894, the partnership was dissolved as Call elected to concentrate on commercial printing. Stahle acquired the press and some type, bought a corner lot in Bountiful for $100 and put up a building. He traded a shotgun to the brickmason for his work and he and his brother, Henry, did the roofing and made windows and door frames. Business was shaky. Not sure whether the paper would succeed, Stahle had designed the building so he could rent it as a home should the Clipper fail. During this time he billed in the spring, but few remitted until the watermelons and grains were harvested in the fall. Since most paid in coin, his pockets bulged. For a while "Ye Editor," as he called himself, was also the City Treasurer of Bountiful. He carried the Clipper money in one pocket; the city's in the other. "And both accounts jingled," he once reminisced. The Clipper did grow, although slowly. It was one of only a few Utah weekly newspapers which had no job printing to help pay costs. Steam proving to be impractical, the publisher soon tired of turning the press by hand. So he investigated the gasoline engine, which had been invented two decades earlier but was not yet in widespread use. Most said it would not operate properly at elevations of 4,000 feet or more. Stahle, nevertheless, ordered one from Omaha, found it functioned efficiently and put in operation the first gasoline engine in Utah to turn the wheels of a Potter press for which he'd paid $1,200. The Prouty was retired. The Potter would be in use in the Bounti- 623
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Identifier 629-UPA_Page623.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416634
Reference URL