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Mail Tribune 100, March 27, 1922

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March 27, 1922


Sir Auckland Geddes, British ambassador to the United States, and Lady Geddes, were the guests of the Medford Chamber of Commerce for a few hours this afternoon. When it became known to the officers of the local chamber that this distinguished Englishman and his party was to pass through this city en route from California to Portland, an invitation was dispatched through E. O. McCormick, vice president of the Southern Pacific, for an automobile ride over the Siskiyous from Hornbrook to Medford. The invitation was accepted. The local chamber invited the Ashland Chamber of Commerce to join in the trip and this invitation was accepted.

A local committee, consisting of Vernon Vawter, George T. Collins, Ben C. Sheldon, Alex Sparrow, Mayor Gates and M. Montgomery left by auto shortly after lunch for Hornbrook, picking up a delegation from Ashland, consisting of E. V. Carter, Bert Greer, Mayor Lamkin, John H. Fuller and others.

A tour through Ashland’s Lithia Park and possibly a short stop for an informal greeting in that city, will be a part of the program. The uncertainty of the time of arrival here and as to any time allowance before the train pulls out, together with the fact that it will be dark just preceding the departure from Medford, made it seem unwise to attempt anything in the war of a formal greeting in this city.


With Aubrey Furry of Phoenix and Carl Newbury of Medford as singers, the University of Oregon men’s glee club will appear at the Nat under the auspices of the high school, Wednesday, March 29. Vernon Vawter is in charge of the alumni work of receiving the club.

Former Oregon University students and music lovers generally are looking forward with considerable interest to the appearance of the club here. A number of social functions are being planned, according to those in charge.

The work of Ronald Reid, a former Ellison-White artist of pianoforte, is a feature of the program, which includes everything from the lightest numbers to the massive operatic selections.

The stunt work of the club is especially well prepared, with “The Grasshopper” as the main vehicle. A number of clever readings and monologues are also scheduled.

According to present plans the club will sing at the high school in the afternoon, because of the fact that the trip is being made for the purpose of carrying harmony to as many people as possible.

Word received recently from the university campus indicates that the program is in good shape for presentation. John Stark Evans, one of the best known musicians on the coast, is director of the club.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com