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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 11, 1920

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

Feb. 11, 1920

PERSONALS

Willis F. Carter, the daring auto thief who on his way thru here last fall with a stolen auto from Los Angeles with an accomplice stopped long enough to burglarize the Medford Service station was found guilty of burglary in the first degree in that city and was sentenced to from one to 15 years in the penitentiary on Feb. 3. He was also found guilty of grand larceny at the same term of court and was given another prison sentence which he will begin serving at the expiration of his burglary sentence.

ARLOINE SCUTTI CONCERT CHARMS GOOD AUDIENCE

The long anticipated Arloine Andrews-Scutti concert took place last evening at the First Presbyterian church, and proved a decided treat for music lovers of Medford.

Mrs. Scutti is truly an artist. She is a daughter of George Andrews of this city, whose family were members of the famous Andrews Opera Co., who have long held an enviable reputation in musical circles thruout the country.

Mrs. Scutti’s voice is a rich, colorful contralto, of splendid depth and range and her interpretations were given with such ease and dramatic power that with her initial song the audience was captivated.

In Mrs. Scutti’s voice is volume, flexibility, and much sweetness, while in her lower range she displays rich tones of pathos and dramatic fire. Her technique is faultless, and wonderful light and color is also characteristic. In addition to her charming voice Mrs. Scutti is also possessed of unusual personal magnetism, and it is hoped that Medford will soon have an opportunity of hearing this talented artist again.

Under the very capable direction of Mrs. George Andrews a women’s chorus of twenty-five voices was heard in four pleasing numbers. Faithful training is evident. Much volume, sweetness, precision and shading is a feature of their work.

Habanera, from Carmen, with Mrs. Scutti and the chorus was warmly applauded, as was also the Prayer by Moussorgsky.

Among Mrs. Scutti’s songs Del Riego’s Happy Song, Kashimira Song from Indian Love lyrics, and the Aria from Sampson and Delilah were received with greatest favor.

Miss Flora Gray accompanied the chorus on both the organ and piano in a capable manner. Another number calling forth much praise was the Aria, from Mignon with a pleasing violin obbligato by Carleton Janes.

Throughout the program Mrs. Andrews who accompanied Mrs. Scutti at the piano gave a most finished and sympathetic performance.

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