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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 Page664
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION abundant and costly services, both old and new, are presented for approval. The sum-total of the requests is so excessive as to be far beyond the capacity of our productive machinery. It is apparent we are unable to afford even our present public services. We cannot prosper by 'taking in' each others' wash, nor can we continue to expand our tax load without wrecking our economic structure. We need the axe, pruning-hook, screens and sharpened pencils. Combinations, eliminations, reorganizations and the rigid application of priorities, based on related need, must all be utilized. Yes, the Legislature is our hope and our fear - the combined wisdom of all will be required to solve our problems." A contemporary said of Harrison Conover, "He assumed leadership positions naturally, having served as president or director of all the organizations with which he was affiliated." He was the 1942-43 president of Utah State Press Association, a director for many years and a strong voice in creation of its central office. In 1969, he was honored with the Master Editor and Publisher Award. On a broader scale, he was State Chairman of National Editorial Association and was active for many years in that group. In 1966 he re-entered politics and was elected County Assessor, ousting a longtime incumbent. He brought to the office the same credentials he'd utilized in newspapering - calm demeanor unless challenged. He's remembered for having refused to make an increase in property valuations dictated by the State Tax Commission ~ and in the resultant controversy proved he was right. It represented substantial tax savings to not only his own constituents but other Utah citizens as well. He retained the post until only a few months before succumbing after a 30-year battle with a malignancy. Along the way he was honored as Utah's Outstanding Assessor of the Year and as its Outstanding Elected Official. An award presenter said of him, "To a traditionally unpopular office, he brought the same high standards and integrity he displayed in other positions and often told irate taxpayers, 'I assess property; I don't assess people.'" 664
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Identifier 670-UPA_Page664.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416675
Reference URL