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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
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Title Page631
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME 'Bish,' however, didn't stop with editorials. His devotion to public service included more than two decades as a Grand County Commissioner and many years as chairman of the local Grazing District Board, during which time he helped draft the noteworthy Taylor Grazing Act. For over 20 years he chaired the county's Selective Service Board. And he was co-founder and business manager of Moab's first hospital, where in contrast to modern-day rates, one could recline for a week in a private room for only $25 or undergo an appendectomy for just $10. 'Bish' additionally served for six years as a full time member of the Utah State Industrial Commission, officing in the state capitol building at Salt Lake City. Following his death in 1972, a Times-Independent editorial proclaimed: 'The list of boards, committees, commissions, offices and responsibilities accruing to him is endless. Seldom in his half-century of service did he have an evening he could call his own." A staunch Republican, 'Bish' believed politicians must start at the grassroots level to become responsible and effective. He made up for his limited formal education by reading widely and formed stout convictions on matters of local, national and international importance. He loved Time magazine, but frequently, in a nasty letter to Publisher Henry Booth Luce, cancelled his subscription when he didn't agree with what he termed 'slanted news.' Later, some family members would quietly re-subscribe and he'd resume his close perusal of each week's edition. In Moab on September 30, 1916, 'Bish1 was married to Pearl E. Watts, who would bear him seven children. Five of them survive in 1986: Cecil Gilmore, Falls Church, Virginia; Miriam Henderson, Durango, Colorado; Lorena Hornby, La Canada, California; Sally Zogg, Mission Viejo, California, and Sam, who succeeded his father as publisher of the Times-Independent. Later, he was joined as co-publisher by his wife, Adrien. May, 1916 had brought more than a 20th anniversary to 631
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Identifier 637-UPA_Page631.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416642
Reference URL