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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 Page632
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION the Grand Valley Times. It also brought a competing newspaper, the Moab Independent. The newcomer soon discovered how hard life can be for one newspaper, let alone two, in a town of only a few hundred population. Still, the always-intense and sometimes caustic competition continued for more than three years. Finally on September 5, 1919, a merger of the two papers was announced. The Times headlined, "Moab Will Be Given Best Country Newspaper in State" and the first issue of the Times-Independent, which was placed under Taylor's editorship, appeared September 11th. 'Bish' was one of four stockholders in the newly-formed Grand County Publishing Company, and on June 5, 1930 would buy out his partners and become the sole owner. During World War I, the Times did its part as a consistently optimistic morale booster for Moab's servicemen and their families. Taylor dedicated many editorial columns to reminding the citizenry of its obligation to support the war effort. It was a tradition continued during World War II by the Times-Independent. Another of the newspaper's traditions carried on to this day is that every serviceman or woman receives a free subscription. That has developed a legion of loyal subscribers who returned to civilian life remembering the void the 'home town paper1 had filled while they'd been far away in uniform. His editorial diligence was recognized in 1922 when then-Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) presented Taylor's newspaper a silver loving cup inscribed, "for being of the greatest service to its community." It was recognition of many projects, but judges undoubtedly weighed into their decision his never-subsiding campaign for better roads. These 1919 thoughts would be constantly rephrased and re-worded over the years, yet would still convey the same message: "If our law-making body wants to serve the public of Utah well, it will make provision for a liberal block of road construction to open up the distant corners of our state." The 1922 presentation took place in Salt Lake City at a 632
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Identifier 638-UPA_Page632.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416643
Reference URL