1997 AAPA Convention:

The annual convention of the American Amateur Press Association was held on August 8, 9, and 10 at the Dan Emmett House Hotel in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The delegates published an electronic version of the convention newspaper.


WESTERN AURORA

Since 1829

Thursday, August 7, 1997

Early arrivals

Gary Bossler, Charlie Bush, Len Carrick, Joe and Sandra Diachenko, Linda Donaldson, Jim and Helen Doolittle, Al and Alma Fick, Bob and Rosella Fusfeld, Joe and Vera Gardner, George Wm. ("Bill") Hamilton, J. Hill Hamon, Lee Hawes, Bill Haywood, Guy and Annabel Miller, Mike O'Connor, Dean Rea, Jeff Schroff, Jack and Maxine Scott, & Julie, Don, and Jane Scott, Bruce Smith, Harry Spence, John and Anna Beth Vaglienti.

Delegates' Messages

Later Arrivals

Craig Sheldon and Susan Yousel, Marguerite Grundig, Blaine Lewis, Ken and Betty Metzler, Ivan Snyder, Dale and Mary Jane Stedman, Bill Venrick, and Jack Visser.


WESTERN AURORA

Since 1829

Friday, August 8, 1997

The Maryland Contingent Arrives

It's very hard for Norma and I to comment intelligently on the convention for two reasons: (1) we just got here and, (2) this is our first AAPA convention. However, this should not stop us for expressing our very strong opinions. Thus far, we very much enjoyed the informal atmosphere and the edibles on the tables when we arrived, especially the butterscotch candy, our very favorite. We do believe that, once we have a little more experience at our first AAPA convention, we will probably say, ``We really loved it!''
--Norm & Jim Kapplin

Western WHAT?

So long as you don't ask, ``Why?'' we can proceed to explain that the Western Aurora was a major news source in Mt. Vernon as early as 1826, first carrying the burdensome title of Western Aurora & Mount Vernon Gazette. In 1829 it trimmed its title to the one gracing our little journal and soon afterward picked up a printer's devil by the name of Dan Emmett. Its last publication date (before this 1997 resurrection) was 1835.

As to the kind of printer Uncle Dan became, history is silent. No matter. The fact that he probably stuck type and fed a press makes him more famous in our eyes than any old song named Dixie.

Incidentally, the first newspaper to appear around these parts was issued in 1813. At least 34 news sheets appeared in the Mt. Vernon area during the 19th Century, including suffragette Amelia Bloomer's The Lily, the Temperance Union's cheery output, The Broadax, and the Mt. Vernon True Whig & Chippewa War Club.
-- Guy Miller

I Come to Advocate Old Technology

My name is Rich Hopkins and I have come to this convention from my home in the hills of West Virginia--my first AAPA convention since 1963--to tell everyone about the Monotype system and how wonderful it is. Then I end up setting type on this computer and doing my thing in Pagemaker. Heaven forbid. What world do I really have my feet implanted in?

Delegates' Messages

Later Arrivals

Mike and Suzanne Anderson, Ted and Edna Conover, Rich and Lynda Hopkins, Austin and Jean Jones, Jim and Norma Kapplin, Jerry and JoAnn Martin, Marge Petrone, Sky and Johanna Shipley, Bruce and Alida Smith. Final count 38 members, 20 guests.


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