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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 Page646
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Spanish Fork again had a community publication, this one destined to succeed. Within a month after acquiring the newspaper, Warner began to do what editors traditionally do -- write editorials. His first one chastized unnamed citizens: "In all communities we find people who are ever ready to belittle the work of others. They're commonly called 'mudslingers/ We are sorry to note that there are a few of those in our city; persons who are ready at all times to pick flaws in the work of everybody else. The old saying is, 'To err is human; to forgive divine.' We're not sure but what it would work just as well to say 'overlook' instead of 'forgive.' No good can come from a public attempt to condemn the city or the city officials. If anyone has just grounds for complaint, let them make it to the proper authorities and not give it out to those whose chief object is to assassinate characters." Two years afterward, Elisha sold a half-interest to his brother-in-law, George Yates. In February, 1914, Yates, in turn, sold his interest to Ezra Warner and the brothers became co-publishers. It was a business partnership that would continue until 1942 -- Elisha as editor and Ezra as business manager. The brothers Warner were optimistic about the future when they paid $2,800 for a Model K Linotype in 1916, for it represented a year's financial proceeds of the newspaper. But they would no longer have to hand-set its type, a laborious procedure by which even a skilled individual could produce no more than three columns of news material per day. In 1923 a new Lee cylinder press expedited production and from time to time improved commercial printing equipment was also added, for "job shops" help make small-town newspapers financially stable. Through the years, from his f20s to his '60s, Warner's editorial approach was gentle persuasion, not caustic bombardment - even when, in 1922, elimination of village mail delivery was threatened. He organized a community protest to the Postal Committee and penned: "If you citizens feel that the free delivery of your mail to your door is a good and beneficial 646
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Identifier 652-UPA_Page646.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416657
Reference URL