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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 Page661
Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME editorial written during Utah's annual "fall madness." Though whimsical, it had a purpose. "We chronicle with regret the loss of several brave men recently shot in the back by fellow hunters who were under the mistaken impression they were hunting deer," it opened. "Every fall, with the advent of the hunting season, men take their guns in hand and go into the woods to stalk the deer. They go in such profusion that the hunters outnumber the quarry and quick-trigger guys shoot into the bushes that move without verifying the suspicion that there is game behind the branches. "This habit of hunters raises an interesting question as to the responsibility of gun-toters, even when the weapon is lawful and in lawful usage. Is there any statute to require a hunter to see game before shooting? Can a man blast away upon suspicion, and tear a hole in the back of a fellow hunter without being guilty of what the law regards as criminal negligence? Of course we know that the legal verdict always says the dead man came to his death by accident, but we also know that this is plain nonsense. A man shot in the back by a fast-shooting hunter goes to his eternal reward through the carelessness of a fellow man who, according to custom, is entitled to shoot without seeing and to hit what he shoots at without liability, except to express proper regrets." The publisher's eye on national events also provoked thoughtful editorials. One, in a day before equal rights were championed by governmental leaders, was titled simply "Freedom," and observed: "No recent incident in American history so sharply points the contrast between the principles of democracy and the methods of governments in which the state is superior to the individual as the unanimous action of the Supreme Court of the United States on Lincoln's birthday. Four penniless Negro tenant-farmers, who had been convicted of murder by a Florida court, were set free by the highest tribunal of the land because they had been convicted on confessions extorted from them under threats and torture and unsupported by any other evidence. 661
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Identifier 667-UPA_Page661.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416672
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416672