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Mail Tribune 100, March 26, 1921

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

March 26, 1921

U. OF O. ORCHESTRA TO PLAY HERE ON THURSDAY EVENING

The University of Oregon orchestra; of 23 members, the largest traveling orchestra in the northwest, will appear in concert in the Medford high school auditorium under the auspices of the High School Girls’ Glee Club on Thursday evening, March 31.

The orchestra, with the exception of Rex Underwood, the director, is made up entirely of students and is a strictly amateur organization but the grade of work done is professional. The program to be given on the southern Oregon tour contains heavy numbers such as “The Dance of the Hours,” and “Giaconda,” and “Prelude,” by Rachmaninoff which speak for the work of the students.

Great stress is being laid by the director on the popularity of the program. He says that everyone likes music if it is properly presented to them. For this reason and also in order to form a well balanced program several light numbers such as a brass sextet in jazz tunes are contained in the program. Frank Jue, a Chinese lyric tenor, adds still more variety to the program with his solos. He appeared last Friday in the Portland municipal auditorium and was forced to respond to several encores.

A share of the proceeds of the concert will go to the Girls’ Glee Club music fund.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Fair weather for tonight and Sunday is the welcome outlook for Easter so the shoe shining stands of the city will probably do a land office business tonight and tomorrow morning in getting footgear in shape to wear with the new Easter duds. A heavy frost is also predicted for Sunday morning.

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Vernon Vawter and Wm. F. Isaacs arrived home this morning from attending the Crater Lake development project committee meeting in Portland yesterday afternoon, and they are enthusiastic over the outlook for placing the famous Oregon resort on a real basis as to hotel and other concessions. Mr. Vawter, who is a member of the committee, said that the body would meet again in Medford in about three weeks and then give out a formal statement on the progress made and details of the plans. He said that nothing much can be done this year beyond raising a fund to help finance Mr. Parkhurst for the season, but that next season everything would probably be ready, the reorganization completed and the new company in charge.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com