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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 image/jpeg
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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION ness, the results of any election," he observed. Truly, his idea was far ahead of its time. In 1939, he was a delegate to the convention of National Editorial Association (now National Newspaper Association) held in Alaska. His narrative of that journey won for him a top prize, which elicited his tongue-in-cheek comment, "It's going to be a tough job to find in Spanish Fork a hat big enough for the Press editor from now on!" In 1940 he was elected USPA's president and in 1947 was again a traveler with the national association, this time to Mexico City. When his eldest son, Max, became state press president in 1957, it marked the first time a father and son had headed the group. Both Elisha and Ezra had sons interested in newspaper-ing, so in 1942 they agreed to a "buy-or-sell" proposal and as a result Ezra purchased the newspaper. Only a few weeks later, on February 20th, Elisha bought the Payson Chronicle. His son, Reed, joined him in the new venture, but in 1943 sold his interest to Max. Mostly the result of high school athletic competition, Spanish Fork and Payson - only seven miles apart - were somewhat bitter rivals. For that reason Warner would later recall, "It was with a great deal of trepidation that we made the move." He continued, "We need have had no concern about our treatment from Payson people, however . . . they seemed to receive us wholeheartedly ..." In the Chronicle, Warner changed the title of his column to "Browsing Around in the Scrapbook." Like its Spanish Fork predecessor, it carried the explanatory line: "In which we have a quiet chat with our readers." In his editorial bow he explained one of the first people to whom he was introduced in his new town had said, "/ don't see what you want to come to Payson for. Everything here is dead. All we need is someone to come along and bury us." Elisha wrote, "We felt a little bit down in the mouth after that." But he went on to say another townsman then told him, "Well, we're glad to have you come to Payson. It's a good town. We've had a lot of hard luck in the past, but it looks much better ahead." In concluding 648
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416659
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416659