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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 Page636
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION letter to them, congratulating them on their large family, and stating, in part, "You are the kind of American citizens I thoroughly believe in, and for whom I feel the highest regard." Wallis began his American journalistic career on the staff of the Juvenile Instructor, a church publication. Later he was employed by the Provo Dispatch and still later was local editor of the Logan Leader. He then moved into publishing ranks and was the owner of many Idaho and Utah newspapers. Before his death on August 23, 1940, he was said to be one of the oldest newspaper men in the Intermountain area. "One of" he was -- behind fellow Utah publishers Sam Raddon of Park City and John Stahle of Bountiful. Raddon at that time was three years older and would newspaper eight years longer. Wallis was associate editor of the Utah Enquirer in Provo during 1888 and 1889. He purchased the Nephi Ensign in September, 1889 as a partner of John T. Field, who had previously been the paper's co-publisher. Their debut, delayed by plan, actually occurred February 5, 1890. The neighboring Manti Home Sentinel editorially commented: We have not yet congratulated Nephi on their securing the talented James H. Wallis as the purchaser and editor of their city and county paper. We waited 'til we could be heard in the flood of compliments that were poured in." Wallis significantly changed the Ensign's editorial approach from anti-Mormon to pro-Mormon and, as he would in subsequent plants he owned, decidedly improved the mechanical department. In Nephi, it was accomplished with a Cincinnati cylinder press and new type faces. The Provo Enquirer commented that the changes "made quite an improvement in the general makeup of the paper. The new type causes matters to appear in a clear light." He proved himself an outspoken editor, as well, and before 1890 had passed was charged with criminal libel -- and exonerated. Disagreement with the Postmaster also resulted in a bit of fisticuffs on a downtown street, with the newsman labelled a clear-cut victor. 636
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Identifier 642-UPA_Page636.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416647
Reference URL