June 16, 1917, continued
PUBLIC CONCERT AT CITY PARK MONDAY EVENING
Editor’s note: There was no June 10, 1917, paper
Medford's choral society will delight the patriotic people of southern Oregon with a free open air entertainment in front of the public library building Monday evening at 8 o'clock at which time Edgar B. Piper, editor of the Portland Oregonian will deliver an address in behalf of the Red Cross War Fund Campaign which starts Tuesday morning.
The Red Cross Campaign committee is not only indebted to Rev. W. B. Hamilton, president of the Medford choral society, Mr. George Andrews, its director, and the entire membership of this splendid organization for donating their services free of charge for the worthy Red Cross cause, but also to Harry Howell and his splendid choral society ten-piece orchestra which will also furnish music for the occasion.
Mr. Piper's address will be a treat to all who wish to understand the Red Cross cause thoroughly and a record attendance is anticipated by the committee. Rev. W. B. Hamilton will be in charge of the program.
TRAVEL LECTURE ENJOYED BY MANY
Despite the warm weather and counter attractions a very good audience assembled at the Presbyterian church last night to hear James W. Erwin of San Francisco, official lecturer of the Southern Pacific company, in his superbly illustrated lecture entitled "Thru the Sunny Southland and the Great Southwest." Illustrated lectures come and go, but it is seldom one sees such fine pictures as were shown last evening. At Ashland on Thursday evening Mr. Irwin gave his lecture. "From the Golden Gate to Puget Sound" before a large audience and so pleased were the people that several came to Medford last evening to enjoy the second lecture.
The itinerary of last night's lecture covered the steamer from New York to New Orleans, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona into California. The cotton, sugar and rice industries were most graphically portrayed, the trip over the famous Apache Trail of Arizona was especially interesting.