Ben Sheldon, the electric dynamo booster and publicity man of Medford, has been secured by the normal school committee to take charge of the campaign. Every one who knows Ben Sheldon feels that the committee has made no mistake in this selection. He is trained in organization work and is thorough in detail, possessing to an unusual degree the magnetic influences which make for successes in public affair.
Mr. Sheldon will take up his duties about the first of July, and is to devote whatever time to the work the circumstances demand. He is too well known to every citizen of southern Oregon to need introduction. His mark of progress and ability have indelibly stamped upon the Rogue River valley through his public spiritedness and energy in forwarding everything calculated for betterment. His great physical strength, unusual energy and dominating tenacity in going after things worth while have made him a familiar figure in the valley.
The meeting of the Normal School association at the public library Monday evening consisted in reviewing the progress of the campaign for the reopening of the Southern Oregon State Normal school. The details were disclosed that the officers were keeping in touch with various matters that had a direct bearing upon the issues and the work followed up the previous campaign made by the Alumni association.
The Page theater opens for the summer season Monday night under the management of Dr. F.C. Page, the owner. There will be first class moving pictures every evening commencing at 7:15.
The moving picture part of the theater has been greatly improved by putting in a new absolutely fireproof operating room with up-to-date new equipment for the most perfect projection of moving pictures. This department will be under the direction of Mr. Hemphill, a new expert operator.
There will also be a seven-piece orchestra, under the direction of Harry Howell, the popular leader. A special feature of the orchestra will be a first-class "trap" man from Portland.
Six large new oscillating fans are being installed and the theater, which is well ventilated, will be a popular place.
The price of admission for pictures and music will be 10 cents to all.