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(Last updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017)

UPI Founder E.W. Scripps from Company's 75th Anniversary Report.

The Cleveland Press, left announces UP's formation; W.S. Forrest, UP Paris manager, by car that drove him to WWI.

1916 Tuxedo ad by United Press war reporters. This is a print ad for tobacco, featuring testimonials from "world famous reporters" of World War I who "tell why the modern war correspondent smokes Tuxedo." These correspondents are described in the ad as being "among the most brilliant men in the world today - men of genius, able thinkers, talented writers." Two of the illustrations are of William Philip Simms, manager of the Paris UP bureau and Walter Niebuhr, who was "with the German army during the drive for Warsaw for the United Press." (Courtesy of Tom Foty via eBay).

Santa Barbara earthquake coverage in 1925 ( From memoirs of Frank Bartholomew, president of UP/UPI 1955-1962).

UP headquarters at the old World Building in New York during the early 1920s. That's Karl Bickel standing at center, with Hugh Baillie to his left. UP moved to 220 East 42nd Street in 1931, and didn't move again for 50 years.

UP's Newsroom just after moving to new offices at 220 East 42nd Street in New York in 1931.

Election night Nov. 8, 1932, at UP's New York City bureau.

Ocean Press was a news service for ocean liners - comprised of copy from United Press and later United Press International. The masthead indicates it was published by a separate corporate subsidiary of Scripps, but essentially under one roof with UP/UPI at the Daily News Building in New York.

Roy Howard, the brash and energetic young man selected while he was still in his 20s by E.W. Scripps to head UP.

December 1940 trade ad in Variety for the United Press radio news service. Note the UP logo in the left and the headline claim: "United Press - The Dominant News Service."

Ad for United Press coverage of World War II, featuring the late correspondent Robert C. Miller, who worked off and on for the company from 1938 to 1983.

Cover to an unfolding series of C.S. Hammond maps of the Pacific war zone of World War II. It carried the name of United Press and was distributed by then co-owned United Feature Syndicate as a promotional supplement for UP subscriber newspapers. It contained space for the paper's own promotion. It does not contain a copyright or publication date but was clearly issued during the war. This copy was from the Boston Globe, with the back page listing that paper's "Overseas Staff" of 23.

Two UP Legends -- Walter Cronkite and Frank Bartholomew.

Old United Press decal

Cross marks the former UPI bureau in Paris near the Opera House at No. 2 Rue Des Italiens.

New England UP editors meeting in Boston.

Boston bureau circa 1950s . (Courtesy of Dave Haskell)

1926 filming of "Old Ironsides" (From memoirs of Frank Batholomew, president of UP/UPI 1955-1962).

UP Foreign News Maps. This is the cover to a series of maps, called United Press Foreign News Maps, distributed by United Feature Syndicate. This particular copy was "courtesy of" . . . the Scripps co-owned New York World-Telegram and Sun .. ("America's Great Evening Newspaper.") There is no date on the cover of the maps, but the prominence of Korea -- listed first among the regions on the picture -- and the fact that it was distributed by a merged World-Telegram would seem to place them in the early 1950s.

1950s UPI flag, with the old logo, measures 17.5 inches x 13 inches, and includes stringing to tie it to a pole. It was provided by former Dallas Unipresser Bill Ryan. The flag is sturdy and in excellent shape, though slightly dirty.

On April 22, 1952, at Yucca Flats, Nev., United Press correspondents (L-R) Frank M. Bartholemew, Robert N. Bennyhoff, Joe Quinn and Hugh Baille, president, work from ring-side at the Atomic blast, "Operation Bigshot."

Bikini Island nuclear testing (From memoirs of Frank Batholomew, president of UP/UPI 1955-1962).

In a publicity photo, UPI Memphis bureau manager Leo Soroka, far right, shakes hands with Elvis on Dec. 4, 1956, at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, Tenn. In the plaid jacket next to Elvis is Sam Phillips, a native of Florence, Ala., and the founder of Sun Studio credited with launching Elvis' career. At the far left is Robert Johnson, a reporter for the now-defunct Memphis Press-Scimitar.

Famous staged photograph of civil rights icon Rosa Parks taken on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus on Dec. 21, 1956, more than a year after she refused to give her seat on a bus to a white man. The man seated behind Parks is actually UPI reporter Nicholas C. Chriss of the Atlanta bureau. Chris recalled in a 1986 story for The Houston Chronicle that the photo was taken the day after the Supreme Court ruled Montgomery's segregated bus system illegal. (Actually, the ruling had come a month earlier, but it was not until Dec. 20 that the district court entered the order putting it into effect.) He said he boarded the bus in downtown Montgomery and that he and Mrs. Parks were the only riders up front. Chriss wrote: "It was a historic occasion. I was then with the United Press International wire service. A UPI photographer took a picture of Mrs. Parks on the bus. It shows a somber Mrs. Parks seated on the bus looking calmly out the window. Seated just behind her is a hard-eyed white man. Each anniversary of that day, this photograph is brought out of musty files and used in various publications around the world. But to this day no one has ever made clear that it was a reporter, I, covering this event and sitting behind Mrs. Parks, not some sullen white segregationist! It was a great scoop for me, but Mrs. Parks had little to say. She seemed to want to savor the event alone." The New York Times told the story in 2005 Here.

Veteran UPI stringer Tommy Giles snapped this photo of George C. Wallace and Montgomery UPI bureau manager Don Martin on the night of June 24, 1958, when Wallace lost the Democratic primary for governor of Alabama to state Attorney General John Patterson a 55.74-44.27 margin. It was after that defeat that Wallace -- then a moderate by Southern standards -- proclaimed he would not be "outsegged again." He went on to ride the segregation issue to victory in the 1962 election, followed by his infamous 1963 inaugural proclamation, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." (Courtesy of Tommy Giles)

UPI legendary President Hugh Baillie

Another UPI Legend -- A. Mims Thomason.

Cover of The Wire God, a book based on United Press.

The Kansas City Milkman, another book based on the wire service.

About the author of The Kansas City Milkman.

Intro to The Kansas City Milkman.

Evolution of United Press

'A UPI Man is at the Scene'

Tommy Shields, WAP, shown in misidentified Chesterfield ad in 1958. The pictures are described as being from the 1958 World Series, but are clearly taken in Baltimore, the site of that year's All-Star Game. They would have been taken just weeks after the UP-INS merger that created UPI, and the next-to-last picture in the ad shows a photo transmitter labeled simply "UP."  The ad likely came out months later and refers to "Live action shots representing United Press International at the World Series." Shields is not personally identified. He died in 1963. (Courtesy of Allan Papkin).

RCA Victor 45 RPM record of the 'UPI March', as performed by the Cities Services Band of America under the direction of Paul LaValle. (Courtesy of Allan Papkin).

Boston UPI bureau circa early 1960s.

Photo of an unknown UPI bureau circa 1960s?

Atlanta Bureau Circa 1960 L-R: ME Steve Stephens; chief operator operator Charlie Biddulph, standing on table; operator Sam Field; unnamed female operator; operator Bill Rokos, standing on table; unnamed copy boy; Rounelle Martin, with the knife; Jim Russell, who left UPI for the Miami News; unnamed newswoman -- Bill Tucker's "protege"; operator Emory Cain Bill Tucker -- with big smile standing just behind his protege); Joan, receptionist; photographer Emil Morone; newsman Chuck Spurgeon Taylor; Al Kuettner, bureau manager.)

UPI at Ballpark in Atlanta. L-R: Jack Wilkinson, Bobby Ray Miller, Bill Tome (Georgia state manager), Dave Moffit. Standing to the right (behind UPI teletype) are L-R: Bruce Bakke (division news editor) and Toby Smith.

Photo of a UPI staffer alongside a UPI printer in August 1961.

Undated photo of UPI printer that appears to be a broadcast printer. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Cocktail Party? In September 1961, AP's Bob Berrellez (drink in hand), UPI's Matt Kenny and playboy-turned-dictator Ramfis Trujillo chat in Ciudad Trujillo (now Santo Domingo).

UPI Honchos (From memoirs of Frank Batholomew)

Cover of Aline Mosby's book about her UPI tour in the Moscow bureau in the 60s.

Back cover of Mosby's book, "The View From No. 13 People's Street," Her Take on UPI Moscow bureau in 60s.

Dan Guralt: New York cables desk, 1962-64. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Bill Laffler: New York general desk, 1962-64.

Bill Laffler: New York general desk, 1962-64. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Pete Johnston: New York general desk, 1962-64. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Don Rettig: New York general desk, 1962-64.

Doug Anderson: New York cables desk, 1962-64. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Bo Northrup: New York cables desk, 1962-64. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Dan Guralt: New York cables desk, 1962-64. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

UPI photographer Bruno Torres shoots a St. Louis Cardinals' game at the old Busch Memorial Stadium, circa 1960s. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres)

UPI photographers covering the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march in March 1965. From left, (man in hat unidentified), Bruno Torres, Joe Holloway and Sam Parrish. The march stretched for 54 miles along U.S. 80 and lasted five days. Viola Liuzzo of Detroit was murdered the night the march ended, ambushed by KKK while driving marchers back to Selma. There's a marker along the highway now that marks the spot where she was shot to death. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres)

The late Joe Holloway Jr. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to cover Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace's stand in the door at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. Holloway was chief photographer of The Montgomery Advertiser in the 1950s, then worked for UPI in Raleigh and Atlanta before joining The AP sometime in the 1970s. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace's "stand" in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. This is a photo of Wallace entering a motel in Tuscaloosa. Surrounding cast includes (1) Wallace; (2) Lonnie Falk, then a student at UA; (3) Gary Haynes of UPI-Atlanta and assorted other bureaus, later Times and Inquirer editor; (4) Rex Thomas of AP-MG; (5) Gerald Wallace, the governor's brother; (6) Ralph Roton, Klan member, official and head of self-styled Klan Bureau of Investigation. Also standing behind state trooper on the far left is Tuscaloosa businessman Bert Bank, a survivor of the Bataan Death March who was later elected to the Alabama Senate. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

Attempting to block integration at the University of Alabama, Gov. George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium while confronting Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach on June 11, 1963. UPI photographer Tommy Giles, who was on the scene that day, identifies the man in the white shirt next to the helmeted state trooper as Luther Story, a radio engineer with the state Department of Public Safety.

Attorney General Nick Katzenbach walks away after the first initial staged rebuff by Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, who has stepped back into the doorway at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. Katzenback is to the left of the man in white shoes. Immediately under TV camera is UPI photographer Bill Lyon. To the left just above the trooper's helmet and Wallace is Clarke Stallworth, retired from the now-defunct Birmingham Post-Herald. Lt. Gov. Albert Brewer (who would later become governor) is standing below the man in the dark shirt, wearing sunglasses with cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Also, kneeling in white shirt with cameras (between Gerald Wallace and Katzenback) is veteran UPI stringer Tommy Giles of Montgomery. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

Atlanta UPI civil rights reporter Al Kuettner, left, talking with white supremacist J.B. Stoner, at a Birmingham school in September 1963. Kuettner departed UPI not long afterwards to work for Moral Rearmament. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

Birmingham, Ala., UPI bureau, circa 1963. The bureau was located in the offices of the now-defunct Birmingham Post-Herald. (Courtesy of Alvin Benn)

UPI reporter Al Kuettner interviewing three young women who had integrated Jones Valley High School in Birmingham in September 1963. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

UPI photographer Bill Lyon (white shirt with cameras draped around his neck) shown covering funeral in Birmingham for three of the four girls killed in the September 15, 1963, church bombing. Lyon worked in Atlanta from the late 1940s through the 70s when he became head of UPI Newspictures. He left UPI in the early 1980s, and was working for AP when he died. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

Bill Lyon (white shirt) covers funeral for church bombing victims in Birmingham in 1963. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

The late Joe Holloway, photographer at front left in dark suit, covers the enrollment of the first African-American student at Auburn University for UPI on Jan. 4, 1964. Unlike Gov. George C. Wallace's stand in the door at the University of Alabama 18 months earlier, the enrollment of Harold Franklin as a graduate student at Auburn was uneventful. Franklin transferred from Auburn before completing his doctorate, but the university presented him with an honorary degree in 2001. And in 2015, he returned to campus for the unveiling of a marker commemorating the 1964 desegregation of AU. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

Photographer at far left is longtime UPI stringer Tommy Giles of Montgomery, covering the enrollment of the first African-American student at Auburn University for UPI on Jan. 4, 1964. Giles was a trusted and excellent stringer for UPI well into the late 1980s. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

Somewhere in this gaggle of reporters and photographers is UPI photographer Joe Holloway and an unidentified UPI reporter covering the Jan. 4, 1964 desegregation of Auburn University. (Unsure what UPI reporter covered this event.) One reporter identified is third from the left, wearing glasses with cigarette in mouth, is longtime legendary Montgomery AP bureau chief Rex Thomas. (I worked for AP full-time under Thomas from 4 p.m.-midnight for two years while completing college.) Auburn's iconic main administration building, Samford Hall, is in the background. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

Group of reporters covering the Jan. 4, 1964 desegregation of Auburn University. The only identifiable reporter is longtime Montgomery AP bureau chief Rex Thomas. He's at the far right, flat top haircut, glasses with trademark cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Auburn University Samford Hall clock tower in the background. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

Another group of reporters covering the Jan. 4, 1964 desegregation of Auburn University chatting with Alabama state troopers. Unlike the University of Alabama's desegregation 18 months earlier, Auburn's was peaceful and uneventful. There was a heavy law enforcement presence. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

Harold Franklin, the first black student at Auburn University, walks past some Auburn students after registering for classes at the university library in the background on Jan. 4, 1964. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

Onlookers watch as Harold Franklin, the first black student at Auburn University, walks to a dorm after registering for classes on Jan. 4, 1964. (Courtesy of Auburn University)

A student driving what would now be a classic Chevy Corsair is given directions at the intersection of College Street and Thach Avenue on Jan. 4, 1964, historic day for Auburn University. It was the day the first black student was admitted. (I live three blocks from this intersection - the direction the Corsair is headed).(Courtesy of Auburn University)

Introductory note from UPI Editor Roger Tatarian to 28-page undated booklet entitled For the Beginning Unipresser. (This material, which will be posted in piecemeal, all courtesy of Lewis Lord)

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Lonnie Falk at BX bureau (photo probably made by Joe Chapman) in 1960s.)

UPI's Al Benn (far right in dark overcoat) covering NASA rocket scientist Werner von Braun at Miles College in Birmingham during (probably in 1966). Benn worked for UPI in BX in the 1960s. (Courtesy of Joe Chapman)

UPI photographer Joe Marquette -- is a good example of the wire service photographer and his luxurious road transmission facility -- circa 1967 ľat Jackson Hole, Wyo., where he was covering a ski meet in the days of Jean-Claude Killy. (Courtesy of Bob Cox)

UPI Audio stars (L-R) Scott Peters, Pete Willett and Frank Sciortino

UPI booth at Inter-American Press Association meeting in Lima, Peru, in October 1966.

1967 letter written by Roy Mehlman, director of Compix, Commercial Photography Division of United Press International (Compliments of Tommy Giles)

1967 UPI photo of Helen Thomas in the Oval Office with other members of the White House press corps during a meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson (UPI Photo)

UPI photo crew at Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, 1967. (Top photo, L-R)Daryl Heikes, Bruno Torres, Pete Cosgrove, unidentified, Gary Bartlett, Albert Bellerive, Pete Harris and Joe Marquette. (Bottom photo L-R) Heikes, unidentified, Gary Bartlett (seated on floor) Pete Cosgrove, Al Bellerive, Joe Marquette, Dirk Halstead, Pete Harris and Bruno Torres. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres).

1968 UPI Stylebook cover. Cover is actually seventh (1972) printing of 1968 stylebook, with editorial supervision by Jesse C. Bogue and foreword by UPI Editor Roger Tatarian.

Foreword for 1968 UPI Stylebook.

UPI Bob Musel promo in E&P from Jan. 27, 1968.

Second part - Bob Musel promo in E&P from Jan. 27, 1968.

UPI Doc Quigg promo in E&P from Feb. 3, 1968.

UPI promo in E&P from April 20, 1968.

UPI promo in E&P from June 15, 1968.

UPI promo in Broadcasting from June 17, 1968.

UPI promo in Broadcasting from July 15, 1968.

UPI photographer Ron Bennett in undated photo with Muhammad Ali. (Courtesy of Ron Bennett)

UPI Photo desk at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Ted Majeski is presiding over the pix desk with arms folded; Billy Lyon is at left, sitting sideways in his chair. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds).

UPI promo in E&P from Nov. 16, 1968.

UPI promo in Broadcasting from Dec. 9, 1968.

Carlos Padilla in the Buenos Aires bureau, around 1968. (courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

The Cartoon "America, America" from The Saturday Evening Post.

UPI United Nations Bureau pictures, 1969 (Courtesy of Ted Stannard)

Stewart Kellerman, now an occasional New York Times columnist, at work in 1969 in UPI's Buenos Aires bureau. (Photo courtesy ofMarty McReynolds)

1969 UPI Broadcast Stylebook cover. No staffers were credited.

Foreword for 1969 UPI Broadcast Stylebook.

Boston bureau early 1970s.

Saigon building where UPI had its bureau, circa 1970. This photo was taken in 1999 by Ken Englade. The building has been converted into a restaurant, but Ken says it looks the same as it did 30 years ago.

Kate Webb, UPI combat correspondent, does an interview in Vietnam during the early 1970s. (UPI Photo)

Kate Webb, in front of bombed out building in Vietnam, wearing fatigues with United Press International sewn on into shirt. (UPI Photo)

Late Lonnie Falk, far right, hosting "Newsprobe" on Alabama Public Television in 1970. From Falk's right are Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley, Joe Chapman and the news director of WSGN in Birmingham. (Courtesy of Lonnie Falk)

The Beeptones (circa 1970), featuring NX Audio staffers Ed Kerins (piano), Stan Sabik (sax) and Frank Sciortino (drums).

Cover of Kate Webb's book about her 1971 capture by the Viet Cong shortly after she was named UPI's Phnom Penh bureau manager.

Back cover of Kate Webb's book.

Front cover of UPI promotional booklet for clients from the early 1970s (Courtesy of Enrique Durand)

Piece of A-wire copy of story in May 1971 that won "Lead of the Week" which meant a little extra in the weekly paycheck. HLS is obviously H.L. Stevenson. Copy was mailed to WTO/KP who was William T. (Bill) Osthoff, UPI bureau manager in KP. Story got good play because editors were hungry for news on Truman even if there wasn't any news on Truman, who died the following year. Paul Haney of KP was at Research Hospital in KP the morning after Christmas and called NX with the flash "Former President Truman dead." Former presidents got 10 bell treatment when they died. (Courtesy of Paul Haney)

UPI Kansas City (KP) bureau in 1971. Front to back: Ted Bell, Pat Hand, Paul Haney. (Photo courtesy of Paul Haney).

UPI reporter Paul Haney (right) interviews Spiro Agnew as he prepares to depart Kansas City Municipal Airport in 1971 on Air Force 2 after visiting ailing former President Harry S. Truman in Independence, Mo. It was an exclusive interview but UPI Audio thought the sound quality was below standard so the New York desker wouldn't accept it as an actuality feed. Agnew quotes from tape were used for A-wire story.

UPI Kansas City 1971. Front to back: Reporters Margaret "Maggie" Richards, Paul Haney, Pat Hand and Ted Bell, and Chief Operator Harry Cappell.

UPI retirement party for Margaret "Maggie" Richards (right). L-R: Robert E. Crennen, Southwest Division manager; Linda Haney, wife of KP bureau manager Paul Haney; Sam Hales, KP-based regional executive for Missouri and Kansas. Early 1970s (probably 1971 or 1972). Maggie had worked in the KP bureau with Walter Cronkite in the 1940s and had been with the wire service since the early 1930s. She was bureau secretary in the early 1930s at the time of the Kansas City Union Station Massacre. She was changing buses at Union Station when machine gun fire broke out. Called in the bulletin and was a UPI reporter from that moment on.

Marci Barak enjoys a ride on Lonnie Falk's back across the "First Desk" at UPR in Chicago. Ira Allen is looking on.

The late Lonnie Falk was "UPI Man at the Scene" when Lunar Receiving Lab returned with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins after Apollo 11 (first landing on the Moon). NASA popped the astronauts into this thing on the carrier, which picked them up for fear they would bring space germs back from the moon. We used the walkie-talkie (borrowed from UPI Newspictures folks) even though the whole thing was on closed circuit feed from NASA. Looked impressive, at least. (Courtesy of Lonnie Falk)

Opening page from undated UPI booklet. (Courtesy of Enrique Durand)

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Harris 1600 from a photo in the manual.

Keyboard on Harris 1600 from a photo in the manual.

Drawing of Walter Logan by Dick Growald, who did it for the fun of it and then he would give them to other staffers. (Courtesy of Enrique Durand)

Another drawing of Walter Logan by Dick Growald. (Courtesy of Enrique Durand)

A third drawing of Walter Logan by Dick Growald. (Courtesy of Enrique Durand)

Drawing of Helen Thomas by Dick Growald.

Cover of Kate Webb's book about her 1971 capture by the Viet Cong shortly after she became Phnom Penh bureau manager in early 1971.

Back cover of Kate Webb's book about her 1971 capture by the Viet Cong shortly after she became Phnom Penh bureau manager in early 1971.

UPI Audio Washington Correspondent Dennis Kahane interviews Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. George McGovern on the campaign trail in 1972. In Kahane's lapel is a UPI button.

Election Night 1972 in the Washington bureau. (Foreground, back of office aide Glenn Jackson; facing him operator . . . Dooley. between Glenn and Dooley, operator Greg Eaton; standing behind dooley, operator Don Parise; sitting at console in red shirt, Grant Dillman; standing beyond grant, Howard Fields. On right, seated are Steve Gerstel, standing Leon Burnett, and the arm of Stan Hall.

Washington Bureau. Standing is John Vogt. At switchboard is Elsie Holecko; seated behind Vogt is operator Willie Olds. Seated in the rear is Fred Parker, then Middle Atlantic Division manager. Man with back turned is Ira Allen.

WA Bureau. Judy Frei, George Marder. Along back, left to right, Dave Anderson, Norm Kempster and Mike Feinsilber.

Washington Bureau. Front to back, Ed Rogers, Howard fields, Drew von Bergen, Ed Dooley, and -- possibly -- the nose of Juan Walte.

Washington Bureau. Seated Bill Barrett; standing Grant Dillman; possibly Leon Burnett's daughter, Bitsy Williams, on left. In background, appears to be Dave Anderson; seated is Ron Cohen, and with back to camera, Stan Hall.

WA Bureau. On left under WCNS sign is operator Greg Eaton; may be Dave Wiessler in red shirt in background; seated in white shirt is Don Lambro; in blue shirt is Bill Barrett; seated with Barrett is Travis Hughes; behind that group in blue shirt is Elmer Lammi;standing on right is Bob McNeil, and seated under clock is Willie Olds.

WA Bureau. Travis Hughes is on the left; Stan Hall standing, Grant Dillman seated behind Hall on right and Bill Barrett seated on left; to right of Dillman is Bob McNeil; to right of McNeil is Don Lambro; standing under TV is Steve Gerstel on left and Leon Burnett on right; seated in front of Burnett is Bob Taylor.

WA Bureau. Seated at teletype is Willie Olds; standing over Olds is Dave Rosso; in background on front of mail boxes is chief technician Jerry Eldrige.

WA Bureau. Left to right in foreground: Ed Rogers, Dave Anderson, Gene Bernhardt and Liz Wharton; on other side of table in bright red shirt is Roy McGee, in pink shirt is Nick Daniloff.

Florida UPI promo from 1972.

Florida UPI promo II from 1972.

UPI Audio's London facility in 1973. If you look hard enough, you can see the old cross-hair UPI logo on a decal in the middle of the audio mixer on the right side of picture.

Austin bureau's very sparse inventory of May 17, 1973 - signed by bureau manager Roland Lindsey.

The Chester Desk (circa 1973> with Frank Tremaine showing off to a client the new computers UPI was using for its service south of the border. From left, sitting at front of the computer, Chester Desk chief Enrique Durand, deskers Jose Arvizu, Roy Centeno and Abel Dimant. (Courtesy of Enrique Durand)

Part of UPI flash when Spiro Agnew resigned as vice president on Oct. 10, 1973 (courtesy of Jerry McGinn).

Selections from 1973-75 (Outstanding Unipresser contributors too numerous to list; courtesy of Bill Ryan).

Here are two views of New York Audio in the New York Daily News Building, shot around 1973-74. They show the combination newsrooom/production area and a closeup of the main feed transmission console -- an Altec Lansing that was put into service around the time of UPI's acquisition of former competitor Radio Press International in 1966. A similar console, that had been used at RPI, was later used for UPI's newscasts that were added to the Audio service about five years later. (courtesy of Tom Foty).

Celebration in 1974. (L-R: Lou Carr, Jimmy Darr, Walter Logan, Edie Cahill, Al Bruce, Don Mullen, Mike Hughes, Travis Hughes (mostly hidden behind Hughes) and Jeff Grigsby. Occasion was second anniversary of installation of the IS&R at UPI. Two cakes were sitting on National Desk in WA and photo was taken March 6, 1974. (Photo from Travis Hughs files via Wieck Photo DataBase)

UPI Audio NXA HQ 1973

Tom Foty (left) transmits news feed from New York Audio in 1974; editor Roger Norum works on later material.

1974 WSG Strike Against UPI. Austin staffers Frank Elmore Griffis, left, and Andy Yemma, picket inside the Texas Capitol.

1974 WSG Strike Against UPI. San Francisco staffers John Leighty, Bob Lurati, Clark McKinley and Lloyd Carter outside the SX bureau in Fox Plaza, Market and 9th streets. (Courtesy of Lloyd Carter.)

UPI photographer caps -- U.S. and Canadian.

Nameplates from two teletype machines -- one belonging to United Press Associations and the other to UPI.



(Following are some of Karl Gude's hand-drawn graphics that accompanied breaking and feature UPI stories in the 1970s-80s. They were transmitted over UPI's photo network during his six years in NX and final year in WA. Gude, who is now director of information graphics at Michigan State University, headed the UPI infographics department from 1979-1986. He later was director of information graphics at Newsweek and AP.)


Karl Gude explains his job at UPI to some kid reporters from Children's Express News. This after UPI's move to the 11th floor to the 14th at 220 E. 42nd St. in NX.

Illustration for UPI story on Voyager 1, a space probe launched by NASA on Sept. 5, 1977. As of of 5/19/17, the spacecraft was still communicating with the Deep Space Network.

This 1979 illustration for a UPI story on the burden of rising medical costs is ironic considering the cost of health care is a current issue still.

Gude's illustration of the breakup in 1979 of Skylab, the United States' first orbiting space station.

An April 15, 1980, "Car Check" feature by Peter Costa is illustrated here.

Air Florida crash illustration into Potomac River on Jan. 13, 1982, killing 81.

UPI wirephoto illustration of the AT&T breakup that began in 1982.

Business charts, one showing the Dow surging to 1209.46 in April 1982.

Gude's April 30, 1982, illustration of the Falkland Islands when the U.S. announced its support for the UK in its dispute with Argentina.

Great illustration by Gude for UPI of a British Airways flight that dipped into volcanic ash near Jakarta in June 1982 and survived.

A July 13, 1982 "Consumer How-To" feature by Peter Costa illustrated in this wirephoto.

Various maps, most showing international events.

Excellent illustration of the layout of Texas first execution on Dec. 7, 1982 (just three months after I became Austin bureau manager).

Another collection of business charts from 1983, one showing oil prices dipping to $33.40 a barrel.

Chart comparing housing starts in 1982, early 1983.

Wirephoto of May 31, 1983, showing housing starts down in April 1983.

Wirephoto illustration showing the cause of the June 28, 1983, collapse of the Interstate 95 bridge over the Mianus River in Connecticut that killed three.

More 1983 business charts, one showing Delta Airlines' income far exceeding the others. Ironically, six of the eight airline compared to Delta are no longer in business.

Wirephoto chart by Gude showing new home sales down 2.9 percent in June 1983.

Chart of the mass shooting at a McDonald's in San Diego on July 18, 1984, that left 21 dead.

Illustration to go with story of President Reagan appointing Henry Kissinger to the head the Central America Commission in July 1983.

July 19, 1983 wirephoto chart showing housing starts down 2.9 percent in June 1983.

Gude's illustrate of New York U.S. District Judge Pierre Level's courtroom on Oct. 9, 1984, during a hearing on Gen. William Westmoreland's $120 million libel suit against CBS News and Mike Wallace. The case was later settled before it went to trial.

An Oct. 16, 1984 Gude wirephoto illustration for a UPI story on "Quirks in the News."

An Oct. 16, 1984 Gude graphics in 1984 mostly on the space shuttle.

Gude's business charts from 1984, one showing a dip in the Dow to 1152.74.

Chart demonstrating how the Dec. 2-3, 1984, Union Carbide gas leak in Bopal, India, killed 3,787 people.

A Feb. 1, 1985 Gude's illustration for a UPI story on acid rain killing Vermont's maple trees.

A Feb. 2, 1985 Gude's illustration for a UPI story by Arnold Sawislak on the post-World War II movement of war criminal Josef Mengele.

Gude's illustration's of May 31, 1985 Crane accident in New York City.

Proposed federal changes in vehicle regulations in 1985.

Gude's illustration's of May 31, 1985 Crane accident in New York City.

Wirephoto illustration for a July 7, 1985, UPI story on potential fire hazards in the Washington, D.C. Metro tunnel beneath the Potomac River.

Gude's July 25, 1985 wirephoto illustration that accompanied Bill Inman's story on the dangers of Aflatoxin as a natural poison.

Gude's Aug. 13 1985 wirephoto illustration that accompanied a UPI story on air safety.

Gude's Aug. 16 1985 illustration detailing cause of JAL crash that claimed 524 lives.

Aug. 22, 1985 wirephoto art illustrating the crash of a British Airtours Boeing 737 that killed 55 in Manchester, England.

Gude's guide to the September 1985, satellite intercept of a comet.

Gude's guide to the Sept. 15, 1985, earthquake that devastated Mexico City and surrounding areas.

Gude's follow-up illustration describing the aftershocks of the Mexico City earthquake.

Karl Gude at a UPI printer in the WA bureau in 1985.



Photo taken in newsroom of Buenos Aires bureau in 1978 at going-away party for South American Director Claude Hippeau, who was transferring to NX. Hippeau is near the middle of the photo, looking down or eyes closed, with high forehead, glasses, big smile, striped tie, standing just behind and to left of his wife Luce, in checkered dress. Others, skipping around from two at the far left, are Antonio DeMarchi, photo/features administrator; Jose Talavera, Paraguayan exile translator; (then, after skipping about four unidentified) Nurhan "Nick" Horasan (bald, black-rimmed glasses, next to fire extinguisher) accountant Diana Page (dark coat, in front of Horasan, holding drink) Alberto Schazin (next to Diana Page); Irma Moore (dark sleeves, light dress), Hippeau's secretary (formerly secretary to Bill McCall); Luce Hippeau (checked dress); Claude's wife, Osvaldo Jones (wide smile); South American comptroller; Marty McReynolds (partly obscured by guys in front), South American news editor; William L.F. "Bill" Horsey (standing sideways, drink in left hand, glasses) retired South American news editor; David (Rabinowitz, holding drink in right hand) messenger; Walter de Cabo (behind David), UPITN cameraman; Danilo Mancini (extreme right), translator; also, in top row, Vicente Vasquez (in front of clock); teletype operator Pascual (?) last one on right in top row. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Bruno Torres, Rudolfo Rivera and Daryl Heikes at the World Soccer Cup Championships in Cordoba, Argentina in June 1978. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres)

UPI staffer Steven Wagner (foreground, in color) covers President Carter at the Boise Air Terminal in 1978. This photo was snapped by UPI's Ron Edmonds, who later won a Pulitzer for the AP.

A view of UPI's general cables and New York local desks in the late 1970s. (Courtesy of Joseph Gambardello)

Artist Rendering of Dallas bureau/technical center, which was announced by UPI on Oct. 12, 1978.

Bob Lowry-MG at UPI cubicle at Alabama State Capitol Pressroom in 1978

Cartoon that appeared after UPI voted Southern Cal No. 1 after 1978 college football season. Rox had Bama No. 1, despite its early season loss to the Trojans. Origin of this cartoon is unknown.

UPI photographer Roddey Mims in the 1970's and early 80's. (Courtesy of Dick Van Nostrand.)

Four UPI Brazil bureau managers at the UPI booth at the 1981 Inter-American Press Association general assembly in Rio de Janeiro. From left: Luiz Menezes, John (Jack) Virtue, Alberto Schazin and Claude Hippeau.

Picketing UPI: Art McGinn on an informational picket line of the Wire Service Guild at the Fox Plaza in San Francisco in the mid-1980s.

Chicago Night Desk Crew (circa 1978). L-R: Rosalyn Rossi, Vicki O'Hare, Tim Coder, Jeff Unger, Carolyn Lesh, Marcia Stepanek, Rick Lyman, Ed Lion and Andy Yemma.

President Jimmy Carter swings for the fences in July 4, 1980, softball game against the press, as (L-R) UPI's Tom Foty, Larry McQuillen and Helen Thomas look on. (Courtesy of Tom Foty).

Washington UPI Bureau softball photos from the early 1980s.

Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby surrounded by reporters in state Senate chamber in August 1980. In striped shirt behind Hobby is Austin UPI staffer Ray Perez, who later did a stint for UPI in South America.

UPI Broadcast Timetable circa 1980.

UPI promo on China bureau opening.

UPI Promo from the 1980s.

Alabama UPI promo from 1980.

UPI photo transmitter

UPI's 1981 New York headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street in New York.

Photograph, snapped sometime in the early 80s, of two legendary UPI photo editors, Larry DeSantis, left, and Ted Majesty. (Courtesy of Joe Polimeni)

UPI Log May 1981

Page 2 of the May 1981 UPI Log.

President Reagan meets with Roderick Beaton, president of UPI (C) and H.L. Stevenson, vice president and editor in chief of UPI, during a courtesy call on Aug. 3, 1981, by Beaton and Stevens at the White House. The courtesy call was to reinforce the invitation to the president to speak at the annual meeting of UPI editors and publishers convention to be held in New York on Oct. 5-6, 1981. (UPI Photo by Ron Bennett)

Front of UPI's 75th anniversary report.

Back of UPI's 75th anniversary report.

Rod Beaton, UPI President and CEO --from Company's 75th Anniversary Report in 1982.

UPI Bureau at at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston for Apollo 10. Ed Delong (left), Bill Ferguson and Al Rossiter Jr. (sitting).

Al Rossiter (left); Astronaut Sally Ride and Audio's Bill Small in the audio booth in the UPI trailer at the Kennedy Space Center during an early shuttle mission in the '80s. The people in the background by the window overlooking the launch site are Don Brown talking to Michelle Mundth. Also, that's Dave Wiessler just outside the audio booth, above Rossiter's head.

Tom Foty in UPI Audio's Washington Bureau in the National Press Building in 1982.

UPI Audio 1982 election night staff in Washington bureau. Left-to-right: Bill Small, Pye Chamberlayne, Bob Hoenig, Rob Navias and Tom Foty.

UPI's top 10 stories of 1982.

Regional reporters appointed in 1983. Front row (L-R) Pat Remick, Joe Mianowany and Chuck Abbott. Back row (L-R) Joey Ledford, George Lobsenz and Chris Chrystal.

UPI sales report.Kilgore News Herald gave UPI thumbs up on May 10, 1983, preferring UPI's Austin report over rox.

Austin, Texas, bureau in the 1983 Texas Senate Media Guide.

Helen Thomas grills President Reagan during a White House news conference. (Courtesy of Don Rypka, who snapped this shot for AFP after leaving UPI).

UPI communications managers and service company representatives (UPISC). Photo was taken during the Ruhe-Geissler era. Standing (L-R) Toby Smith, AJ communications manager; Lou Forgy, DA technician; Linda Miller, UPI accountant; Bob Kelley, UPI vice president for communications; Maureen Sheridan McKeefer, UPI ordering department; Lee Moynihan head of UPI Service Co.; Chuck Lippmeier,SX communications manager; Deano Baker, UPISC satellite technician; Frank Duzenski, NX communications manager; Joe Domek, HX communications manager; Hank Burrece, BH communications manager; and Bob Hebrank, DA control desk. Kneeling (L-R) UPISC technician (unrecall name), Gus Heidkamp, PS communiciations manager; Jim Tolbert, DA communications manager; Jim Hennessey, WA communications manager; UPISC technician (son of the unknown tech on the left). (Photo Courtesy of Toby Smith.)

UPI sales looked good in 1983, but things nearly went bust in 1984.

Renowned UPI editor Lucien Carr at his desk at UPI in 1984. Carr introduced Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs to each other. (Photo by Allen Ginsberg)

Austin Capitol Bureau Early 1983 From left, photographer Bob Thomas, who was laid off after the FNN takeover in 1988; Tim Sheehy, who left for IBM shortly after the '84 pay cuts; Bob Lowry; and Dwayne Cox, legislative relief from Dallas who later left UPI for IBM. Seated is Teresa Anderson, who left in early '85 for the Texas Education Agency.

Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy proclaimed Jan. 23, 1983, as "UPI Day in Rhode Island." The occasion was the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Providence Bureau by Tom Gerber. From left are former bureau managers Barry Brooks, Pat Gilbo, Bruce Stevenson, Bob Flynn, Jim Baar, John Skalko, Jack McDonough and Ken Franckling (the last Providence Bureau manager), and Secretary of State Susan Farmer, who presented the resolution.

Copy of 1983 "UPI Day In Rhode Island" resolution.

1984 Winter Olympics reporting from Sarajevo by UPI Radio's Tom Foty.

UPI World Headquarters at 1400 Eye St., in Washington, D.C. The phone number then was: (202) 898-8000.

Front of UPI Headquarters

USA Today chart that accompanied Feb. 21, 1984, story under the headline -- "UPI's Big Story: Its Comeback."

Variety of UPI stickers -- old and new. (Courtesy of Dennis Kinsella).

Radio reporter Vicki Barker in 1984 in Washington in the temporary facility that housed the WA audio/radio bureau after UPI left the National Press Building, but before the transfer of headquarters from NX. Barker went on to decades of broadcast coverage for Westwood One, CNN, the BBC, NPR and CBS. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Jo Ann Allen admires the temporary 1400 Eye St. facility in Washington in 1984 after UPI Radio headquarters left NX. Allen later spent many years with Reuters. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Bill Small, not to be confused with the unrelated contemporary UPI president of the same name, at the eventual new studio, checks newspapers at the 1400 Eye St. facility in Washington that housed the audio bureau after UPI left NX. Small later worked for Bloomberg. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Radio reporter Rob Navias, in blue shirt, with Tom Foty expresses his feeling to management as he's about to be transferred from the new WA bureau to Los Angeles. A serious space buff, Navias anchored UPI's coverage of the Challenger disaster. He later worked for CBS, and then became the longtime voice of Mission Control for NASA. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Jo Ann Allen on the phone in the mostly finished new UPI Radio Network headquarters in WA at 1400 Eye St. in 1984. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Ben Dudley in the slot in the mostly finished new UPI Radio Network headquarters in WA at 1400 Eye St. in 1984. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Ken Robinson at a tube in the mostly finished new UPI Radio Network headquarters in WA at 1400 Eye St. in 1984. Robinson later went into politics in Maryland, winning election to the county commission in Charles County. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

UPI Radio reporter Barbara Campbell at the new UPI Radio Network headquarters in WA at 1400 Eye St. in 1984. Campbell later spent decades with NPR(Courtesy of Tom Foty)

Vicki Barker and Ken Robinson at the new UPI Radio Network headquarters in WA at 1400 Eye St. in 1984. (Courtesy of Tom Foty)

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Tom Foty running control board in UPI Radio's trailer at 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco.

The late Pye Chamberlayne, UPI Radio's veteran Senate and political reporter, on the floor of the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco. He first joined UPI Audio in 1962 and was there at the end of the service in 1999.

UPI Audio Network engineer sets up newcast as UPI goes "on the air" (top, middle photos); editor (bottom photo) at WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., calls up story from station's computer. WBTV used UPI's high-speed Broadcast DataNews Service.

UPI Radio's 1984 Democratic Convention staff in San Francisco. L-to-R: Bill Wilson, Tom Foty, Bill Small.

UPI Radio's 1984 Democratic Convention staff in San Francisco. L-to-R: co-anchors Bill Small and Camille Bohannon; reporter Rob Navias

This was a memorable day in the 1980s for Harihar Krishnan at the Dallas Tech Center. He was celebrating after becoming a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Sherman, Texas, about 60 miles north of Dallas. Southwest Division manager Jim Wieck, Texas state editor Phil Magers and Southwest Division sports editor Mike Rabun drove up, along with Hari's family to witness the ceremony. Gary Edwards snapped this great photo of Hari standing in front of his desk at the DA bureau at 13900 Midway Rd. (Photo courtesy of Phil Magers)

Former Unipresser. Woman at far right is former Austin UPI staffer Ann Arnold. At the time of this photo, she was press secretary to then-Texas Gov. Mark White.

Circa mid-80s, Doug Dowie files HC bureau fire story while Joe Galloway lights a cigarette in smoke-filled bureau. Dennis Kinsella fields phones. Behind Dowie and Galloway apparently is photo stringer Phil McBride. Carlos Schiebeck, HCP manager probably took the photo.

Dennis Kinsella talks to NX marketing in smoke -filled HC newsroom with Joe Galloway (L), Doug Dowie (C) in background. (Courtesy of Dennis Kinsella).

Undated log on the Los Angeles bureau fire.

Lowry and Langford. Bob Lowry, Austin bureau manager, left, and Mark Langford, the two-man Austin bureau in 1985 -- and for most of the 80s. Lowry resigned in 1991, and Langford was laid off in September 1999 when UPI finally closed the Austin bureau.

Handbill for "Rent Party" on May 5, 1985 for Austin staffers shortly after bankruptcy filing. It was sponsored by SPJ/SDX, but neither Bob Lowry nor Mark Langford accepted any of the proceeds.

UPI photo crew at Super Bowl XX in 1985 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Some included, Kewin Plevka, Calvin Hom, Gary Caskey, Terry Bishotti, Ray Foli, Bruno Torres, Dave Fornell and Gary Edwards. The Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots. (Photo courtesy of Bruno Torres

UPI photographers at the 1985 World Series at St. Louis' Busch Stadium (Cardinals vs. Royals) were (L-R back row) Art Phillips-XP; Gerald Shuman-DAP; Joe Polimeni-DUP; Mary Butkus, St. Louis stringer; Larry DeSantis-NXP; unidenfied woman; and Bruno Torres-HSP. (L-R front row) are Kerwin Plevka-DAP; Jack Balletti-NXP; unidentified man; Gary Edwards-DAP; David Ake-DXP; and Calvin Hom-KPP. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres)

1984 photo of UPI's new 16S color transmitter and Unifax II color receiver. (UPI Photo)

UPI postcard promo for "NewsPak," a radio news package advertised for as low as $57 a week. It included UPI Headlines, DTN Agricultural Reports and Vortex Weather.

Million Dollar Toast (From the WiReport in January 1986 on Mario Vazquez Rana's preliminary takeover of UPI.)

Letter from Luis Nogales to UPI creditors in May 1986.

1986 UPI photo from now-defunct The Houston Post of Mexican publisher Mario Vazquez Rana and Houston developer Joe Russo shaking on their deal to buy the company out of bankruptcy.

Letter from UPI about "victory ties and scarves."

"Victory tie" received by UPI staffers in 1986.

"Victory Scarves" received by women UPI staffers in 1986.

Various UPI pins (Courtesy of Dennis Kinsella).

Another Variety of UPI pins (Courtesy of Dave Rosso).

Bob Lowry (kneeling), Mark Langford look over message from UPI wire. Langford is seated at the press table on the floor of the Texas Senate. Photo was taken in the late 1980s.

UPI photo crew at National League Championship series between the Houston Astros and the New York Mets in 1986 at the Houston Astrodome. The crew, L- R, Calvin Hom, Dave Fornell, David Ake, Kerwin Plevka, Gary Edwards, Jo Keener, Walt Frerck, Bruno Torres, Bob Malish, Bruno's daughter, Elizabeth Torres and unidentified young boy in center. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres

Willie Nelson and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim "Whole Hog" Hightower at the University of Texas Memorial Stadium in 1986 to announce Nelson's Farm Aid concert in Austin, Texas. At far right is Austin UPI bureau manager Bob Lowry.

Austin interview. UPI photo showing Bob Lowry doing interview on steps of Texas Capitol in 1987.

E&P Ad for UPI's "Pyxys" Digital Photo System. This is the first page of a eight-page advertising insert that UPI placed in a 1987 edition of Editor & Publisher. The project never got off the ground and was canceled when the FNN group took over in 1988.

Jim Wieck's 1987 letter to Editor & Publisher, noting UPI beat in Texas.

E&P ad from Aug. 3, 1987, issue promoting UPI picture service.

1989 USA TODAY story on Dutch firm's interest in acquiring UPI, FNN

UPI Ad in E&P (UPI ad in April 9, 1988 Editor & Publisher after round of massive layoffs.)

Boise, Idaho, bureau. (Courtesy of Mark Shenefelt)

UPI Release on Mike Freedman leaving UPI Radio Network in 1989.

Austin, Texas, staff in 1989, from Texas Senate press guide,

House ad on UPI CustomStocks/2000 on back page of Dec. 11, 1989, The New Unipresser.

1989 Annual Report (This was opening section on UPI in Infotechnology's slick 1989 annual report.)

UPI postcard promoting the PC Newsdesk -- "Affordable Newsroom Software from the UPI/Basys Team."

The New Unipresser - 2/5/90

UPI reporters in Managua, Nicaragua, covering the presidential election in March 1990. From left are: Bruno Torres, Houston photographer; Daniel Alder, UPI, El Salvador; John Otis, UPI, Panama City; and Douglas Tweedale, UPI, Managua. (Photo courtesy of Bruno Torres)

Bruno Torres shaking hands with Daniel Ortega the day after he lost election to Violeta Chamorro as president of Nicaragua in March 1990. (Courtesy of Bruno Torres)

Bird Watch Crew (From the April 16, 1990, The New Unipresser, photo of part of the crew that covered NASA's April 10 planned launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the shuttle. Unipressers shown here were, Joshua Roberts, MHP, left standing; Bill Harwood, BW; Dan Sears, MHP; Rob Navias, MHA; Rob Stein, WA science editor; David Mould, AJ regional editor, left foreground; and Pete Cosgrove, TPP.)

Broadcast studio at WA bureau at 1400 I. Street, circa 1990.

Radio sports office at WA bureau at 1400 I. Street, circa 1990.

Radio sports office at WA bureau at 1400 I. Street, circa 1990.

'Many Vietnam Vets Still at UPI' (May 1990 Article in UPI Advance.)

Economic Summit in Houston in July 1990. UPI Photo crew. L-R: Bruno Torres, Gary Edwards, Joe Marquette, Vince Mannino, Gary Caskey, Jo Keener, unidentified, Delcia Lopez, stringer; Bob Carrol, Tim Roberts.

Five-Page Personal Profile Questionnaire Issued by UPI in August 1990. Many Unipressers were suspicious of it since layoffs were starting around that time.

Boston bureau June 11, 1992 (Courtesy of Dave Haskell)

Latest UPI stylebook. This stylebook was published in 1992 by the Chicago-based National Textbook Co., and retailed for $12.95. The foreword credits "style editor" Robert McNeill with the 1992 revisions.

The UPI London sports desk in the final days before it was shut down in January 1997. Front is Morley Myers; behind him is Ossian Shine, then Bill Barclay and Mitch Phillips. Phillips and Shine currently (5/19/17) work for Reuters. (Courtesy of Mitch Phillips)

Farewell dinner of the UPI London bureau staff in final days before it was shuttered in January 1997. (Courtesy of Mitch Phillips)

Editor & Publisher cartoon from 3/22/97.

November 1998 DH Reunion in NX. Photo shows five audio staffers, L-R, Bill Reilly (HXA, Saigon, NXL 1960s-still with UPI as of 2001); Tom Foty (NXA, WAA 1973-84); Bill Wilson (NXA mid-1960s-1984); Pete Willett (Southern Division, HXP, Broadcast GM, VP 1950s-1976); and Roger Norum (Saigon, London Audio, NXA mid-1960s-1979.

UPI Vets (L-R) David F. Belnap, former Buenos Aires executive; Martin McReynolds, NX, MH, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogota, Panama and San Juan; and Martin P. Houseman, WA, NX, Santiago, Caracas. Photo was taken at San Juan Capistrano, Calif., in August 1999. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Marty McReynolds (L) and late Dick Harnett in San Mateo, Calif., in August 1999. (Courtesy of Marty McReynolds)

Four-member UPI crew at 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles were, from left, Pam Hess, Tobin Beck, Paul Singer and Pat Nason.

UPI's Paul Singer and Pat Nason at 2000 Democratic National Convention.

UPI's Pam Hess and Tobin Beck at work at 2000 Democratic National Convention.

Group shot of Downholds reunion Sept. 9, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif.

Former UPI President Rod Beaton at Downholders Reunion Sept. 9, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif.

Former UPI President Rod Beaton, right, honored at Downholders Reunion Sept. 9, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif. Dick Harnett presented Beaton with an award for being the last president (12 years) of the "real"or "old" UPI.

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at Armory). From left: Masako Imajo, Al Kaff, Leon Daniel and Rikio Imajo. (All reunion photos by Marty McReynolds)

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at P.J. Clarke's). From left: Don Mullen, Lou Carr, Walt Wisniewski and Mary Wisniewski.

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at Armory). From left: Norberto Svarzman, longtime NX Chester desker; Les Ziffren, a pioneer of UP bureau in Buenos Aires in 1927; and Dan Drosdoff and Enrique Durand, former chiefs of the Chester desk in NX.

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at Armory). From left: Norberto Svarzman, Lester Ziffren, a pioneer of UP Dan Drosdoff, Marty McReynolds and Enrique Durand.

Helen Thomas in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 18, 2000, for a benefit for the Fort Worth Public Library. From left are: Harriet Harral, Paul Harral, who handled questions from the audience for Thomas; unidentified guest; Wes Turner, publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and, of Thomas.

Group shot of Downholds reunion Sept. 9, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif.

Former UPI President Rod Beaton at Downholders Reunion Sept. 9, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif.

Former UPI President Rod Beaton, right, honored at Downholders Reunion Sept. 9, 2000, in Sonoma, Calif. Dick Harnett presented Beaton with an award for being the last president of the "real"or "old" UPI.

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at Armory). From left: Masako Imajo, Al Kaff, Leon Daniel and Rikio Imajo. (All reunion photos by Marty McReynolds)

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at P.J. Clarke's). From left: Don Mullen, Lou Carr, Walt Wisniewski and Mary Wisniewski.

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at Armory). From left: Norberto Svarzman, longtime NX Chester desker; Les Ziffren, a pioneer of UP bureau in Buenos Aires in 1927; and Dan Drosdoff and Enrique Durand, former chiefs of the Chester desk in NX.

2000 Downholders Convention in New York on Nov. 17, 2000 (at Armory). From left: Norberto Svarzman, Lester Ziffren, a pioneer of UP Dan Drosdoff, Marty McReynolds and Enrique Durand

UPI reporters from the civil rights era took part in a panel discussion on April 20, 2002, at the Rosa L. Parks Library and Museum in Montgomery, Ala. (Montgomery Advertiser photo).

Pat Harden, a UPI reporter during the civil rights movement, had a special interest on April 20, 2002, in the display at Selma's Voting Rights Museum. Harden was a young correspondent in Montgomery for UPI when the Freedom Riders rode into town and were beaten by an angry mob. (Montgomery Advertiser photo).

Civil rights era UPI reporters, from left, Elvin Stanton, John Lynch and Ralph Holmes walk on the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on April 20, 2002. (Montgomery Advertiser photo).

Civil rights era UPI reporters, post on historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on April 20, 2002. From left are: Joe Chapman, Don Martin, John Lynch, Tim Robinson, Pat Harden, Leon Daniel (behind Robinson), Elvin Stanton, Alvin Benn, Bob Gordon, Ralph Holmes, Tony Heffernan, John Hussey, John Herbers and Lewis Lord. (Photo by Tim Robinson)

Alvin Benn, former Unipresser who organized the Montgomery reunion, stands in front of the Montgomery Advertiser's Selma bureau. Benn is now a retired reporter/columnist for the newspaper. (Photo by Tim Robinson)

Reporters from civil rights era who gathered in Montgomery, Ala., on April 20, 2002, recall the day's events. They are (L-R) Tony Heffernan, John Herbers, Joe Chapman, John Hussey, Lewis Lord, Chapman's wife Anna Mae and Al Benn of the Montgomery Advertiser, who organized the reunion. (Photo by Tim Robinson).

Al Benn of the Montgomery Advertiser, who organized the reunion, sports a UPI shirt. Behind him are Anna Mae Chapman and Lewis Lord. (Photo by Tim Robinson). Click here for related stories.

On April 11, 2003, from left, Mike Freedman, Leon Daniel, Billy Ferguson and Al Rossiter, UPI's top editors of 1987 at the National Press Club in Washington for a book signing party for "Unipress,"by Ferguson and the late Dick Harnett. They posed to recreate a 1987 photo which appears on page 327 of "Unipress." (Photo by Tom Foty)

DH reunion was Oct. 4, 2003, at the National Arts Club in New York, a new venue. Jack Fallon was instrumental in securing the venue. The steering committee that organized the event included Duke Coffey, Jan Cawley, Dottie Brooks and Andy Yemma (who also provided the photos). This photo shows, from left, Sherry Conohan, Thelma Shorr and Jack Fallon.

More 10/4/04 DH reunion, from left, Anna Mae Sokusky (Joe Chapman's wife); Barbara Bowers; Brent Bowers; and Joe Chapman.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion -- Peter Bolioli and Dan Andrews.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Ron Reichman; Dennis Milewski; Charles and Betsey Lippmeier.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Ellen Beck, Earl Flowers; Tobin Beck.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Duke Coffey; Joe O'Brien; Cass Vanzi; Bill Goldschlag.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Ken Franckling; Ron Reichman; Dave Haskell.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Patrick Sullivan; Molly Carruth; Dave Mandel; Mel Laytner.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Jan Cawley; Brent Bowers; Bill Holstein; Barbara Bowers.

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Lucien Carr; Gordon Joseloff; Gary Paul Gates..

More 10/4/03 DH reunion. From left, Andy Yemma; Leon Daniel; Lou Carr; Gary Paul Gates..

Click here for Marge Boatright's retirement part in Dallas. (courtesy of Jim Wieck)

Tony Heffernan, left, and Don Martin speak at an Auburn University panel in early May 2004 on the civil rights movement in Alabama during the 1960s. Al Benn, who worked for UPI during that time as a Birmingham staffer, was also on the panel, sponsored by Auburn's Department of Communications and Journalism. Heffernan was UPI bureau manager in Birmingham, covering civil rights activities throughout Alabama in 1964 and 1965. Martin, based in Montgomery, was UPI's state news manager from 1959 to 1964. In addition to supervising bureaus in Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile, he personally covered the church bombing in Birmingham and Gov. George C. Wallace's "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" at the University of Alabama that same year. He also covered the last leg of the 1961 Freedom Rides -- accompanying activists from Birmingham to Jackson, Miss. He also taught English at Auburn before retiring. Martin was known affectionately by those who admired him as "The Wild Man."

Former UPI staffers from the civil rights era in Alabama pose after speaking to Auburn University journalism students in early May 2004. From left are, Tony Heffernan, Don Martin and Al Benn. The trio was heavily involved in covering the civil rights movement in Alabama in the 1960s. Benn was a UPI Birmingham staffer; Heffernan was UPI bureau manager in Birmingham; and Martin, based in Montgomery, was UPI's state news manager from 1959 to 1964.

Lester Ziffren, UP correspondent in Buenos Aires in the late 1920's and in Spain in the mid 30's, celebrates his 100th birthday in 2006. This page features background on his UP and subsequent career and photos

UPI veterans Tony Heffernan (R) and Alvin Benn, who worked at the Birmingham bureau in 1964-65, attend a scholarship program April 12, 2007, for the late Tim Robinson, at Samford University in Birmingham. Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie, who was a rookie reporter with Robinson at The Post, was the featured speaker. Robinson worked the weekend shift for UPI in Birmingham as he worked his way through Samford when he wasn't holding down duties as assistant state editor of the now-defunct Birmingham Post-Herald.

Alums of UPI Montgomery, Ala., bureau gathered near the site of one of the last offices of UPI in MG to mark the 100th anniversary of the news agency. From left are Clay Redden, the last MG staffer (now head of PR for the Alabama House of Representatives); Ralph Holmes, UPI stringer in the 1960s and former Birmingham News state Capitol reporter; Dana Beyerle, who worked for for UPI in MG and Huntsville, Ala. (now works for Business Council of Alabama); Tommy Giles, longtime photo stringer for UPI (now works for the state Department of Transportation); Jeff Woodard, who was a reporter for UPI in MG for five years (now clerk of the Alabama House); Alvin Benn, who was a reporter for a year for UPI in Birmingham in the mid 1960s (now retired and working part-time for the Montgomery Advertiser); and Bob Lowry, who was a reporter for UPI in Montgomery from 1977-82 and bureau manager in Austin, Texas, from 1982-1991 (now retired in Auburn, Ala.). Not shown: former longtime MG bureau manager Bessie Ford, now retired in Montgomery; and Elvin Stanton, a former stringer who went on to become press secretary to Alabama Gov. George Wallace. (Photo by Sharon Benn).

UPI legend Helen Thomas was the subject of this July 25, 2007, "Doonesbury" by editorial cartoonist Garry Trudeau

UPI Seattle minibash on April 6, 2008.

UPI Southern Division and overseas vets Al Webb and Pat Harden with spouses, September 2008 in the UK.

Jim Overton, Max Vanzi, Richard Gross, Mark Scheinbaum of various domestic and international bureaus at a mini-downhold lunch at Maria's restaurant in Santa Fe. November 2008. (Courtesy of Richard Gross).

Mike Rabun (standing) describes his coverage for UPI, including witnessing of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby, during JFK's assassination, during reunion of UPI veterans at DA restaurant week before 50th anniversary of assassination. Former UPI photographer Gary Edwards snapped all the shots.

Former UPI staffersJim Southerland, Mike Rabun, Marge Boatright, Phil Newman among Unipresser veterans who attended reunion of UPI veterans at DA restaurant week before 50th anniversary of JFK assassination at DA restaurant. The four in the group were part of the UPI team that covered the assassination. Southerland was a UPI Austin photographer dispatched to Dallas, while Newman was a Dallas UPI staffer.

Former UPI staffers who attended reunion of wire service veterans at DA restaurant week before 50th anniversary of JFK assassination included (L-R) facing camera Bill Ryan, Mede Nix, Jim Wieck, Debbie Wormser.

Marge Boatright, former UPI Southwest Division sales executive, addresses reunion of UPI veterans at DA restaurant week before 50th anniversary of JFK assassination. The reunion included four staffers, including Boatright, who covered the assassination.

Marge Boatright, former UPI Southwest Division sales executive, addresses reunion of UPI veterans at DA restaurant week before 50th anniversary of JFK assassination. The reunion included four staffers, including Boatright, who covered the assassination.


PICS FROM FEB. 22, 2017, UNIPRESSER REUNION IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS


Former Southwest Division Manager Jim Wieck, left, with ex-Texas Manager Phil Magers.

Mike Rabun, former Southwest Division sports editor, his wife, Janet; Debbie Edwards, her husband, Gary Edwards former Southwest Division photo manager.

Tom Brooks, with utensil in his mouth; across the table, from left, Janet Rabun; Mike Myers, veteran of several Southwest Division bureau and Washington, D.C.; and Jim Wieck.

Mark Langford, who did time in the Lubbock, San Antonio, and finally the Austin bureau, with Karen Myers, wife of Mike Myers.

Phil Magers and Gary Edwards.

Tom Brooks, former Alabama state editor and ex-Southwest Division executive (who gave me my first job at UPI in MG in 1976 and helped bring me to Austin in 1982) with Mark Langford, who I worked alongside many years with in Austin.


Photos courtesy of Phil Magers


 


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