November 16, 1913

Altogether the best production seen at the Page, including the opening performance by Maude Adams, is the verdict of most of those who witnessed "The Bird of Paradise," Friday evening. The play deserved a larger audience, but plays have been coming too fast lately to insure such a result. The play depicts the picturesque Hawaiian life, the cast including the Hawaiian ukelele players and hula dancers, was excellent, the scenery beautiful and elaborate, and the final setting, the volcano crater, the most perfect bit of striking stage mechanics ever seen on a local stage. Miss Lenore Ulrich, a girl hardly out of her teens, and her portrayal of Luana, ranks her as one of the finest actresses on the stage.

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Next Monday promises to be a gala day among the baseball fans of southern Oregon and northern California. The weather man says "indications are good." Telegrams are being received daily from outside cities as far south as Red Bluff and Redding and north to Roseburg, indicating wide interest and a large attendance.

The local committee has plans well advanced. If the weather permits, about 15 of the local fans will journey to Ashland Monday morning to bring the entire party, including players, their wives and newspaper men, to Medford in autos. Ben Shelton has charge of this part of the program.


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