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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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Title Page655
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME printer was familiar with the still relatively new Linotype and urged the purchase of one. He argued the salaries of the two girls would be eliminated and that saving would make payments on the typesetting machine. He proved to be correct. Until his partner's return from duty in France -- and for eight years thereafter -- Wood enthusiastically joined fellow citizens in striving for improvements which would make Nephi a more desireable place to live. His pre-newspaper background had included election to a three-year term on the City Council in 1905; service as Postmaster from 1908 until 1916 and as Mayor in 1920-21. Several years after retiring from the Times-News on January 1, 1926, he was again elected to the City Council in 1932 but his four-year term was halted by his death two years later. His passing also ended 18 years during which he had been Clerk of the Board of Education. Editorially, he strongly supported a $175,000 bond election for construction of a new Juab High School, which he argued at its Main Street location could also be used for community functions. He was a staunch proponent of concrete paving through Nephi and extending to the Utah County line. It would eventually play a part in the state road system and consequently in tourism as a community industry. He campaigned insistently for irrigation projects, for construction of the Juab County Fairgrounds and for Salt Creek Canyon recreation facilities. A charter member of the Kiwanis Club in Nephi, he was also president of the Commercial Club. Active in the Latter-day Saints Church, he was for 10 years First Counselor in the Bishopric of his ward. A member of Utah State Press Association, he was its president in 1925. Born January 3, 1871 in Willenhall, England, Dennis was a son of Charles and Eliza Jones Wood. At the age of 18 he migrated to the United States, where he spent his first year in Philadelphia. He then came West and joined his brother, Albert, in the sheep business for several years before moving into Nephi and becoming active in its affairs. 655
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Identifier 661-UPA_Page655.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416666
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416666