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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 22, 1918

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Nov. 22, 1918


After being dark for several weeks the Page and Rialto theaters will be opened tomorrow beginning at 2:15 p.m. Both houses have prepared unusually good programs for the openings, and will have excellent music.

The lovers of the movies will be glad to have the opportunity again of seeing their favorite stars and the theaters will no doubt be crowded. The usual Saturday evening crowds will be out on the streets again tomorrow and you are expected to join the happy throng.

The New Liberty theater will be opened Thanksgiving day with a big matinee and under the management of Henry Harcke.


Leopold Godowski, the famous Polish pianist, assisted by Miss Marguerite Hughes, will lift the lid on Wednesday evening, November 27, opening the amusement season in Medford. We have for some time been obliged to remain at home and dodge the “flu,” but now that the war is over and the quarantine lifted, we can congregate together as of yore, and the above attraction will give up the additional pleasure of listening to one of the world’s greatest artists, an exceedingly rare opportunity for the people of the Rogue River valley.

Mr. Godowski brings with him his own grand piano, made especially for him by the Knabe Piano company. He also carries a tuner, sent direct from the factory, who places his piano on the stage and sees that it is in perfect condition for each performance. Miss Marguerite Hughes will use on this occasion her $7,000 Stradivarius violin.

The subscription seat sale in now in charge of Mr. George Andrews.

Phone orders to Andrew’s Studios, Phone 323-J. The regular box office sale will open at the Page theater Tuesday morning, 10 o’clock. Prices $1.50, $1.00, 75 cents and 50 cents.

Seats are going fast, so phone in your order early.


Mayor Gates says that tomorrow will be the grand opening, not only for the picture shows, but for the churches and schools. To carry out the “safety first” course when it was known that the epidemic of influenza was headed this way, Medford was the first city to close and is one of the last to open up again.

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