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College President, Pulpit Orator and LecturerFigure DR. FRANK E. HIRSCH CHARLES CITY, IOWA. Dr. Frank E. Hirsch. THE MAN. Dr. Hirsch is a man of commanding presence, whose strong personality is felt at once. He is eminently fitted for lyceum and Chautauqua platforms by reason of his long training in colleges and universities of this country and Europe, his extensive travels and his special adaptation to oratorical work. By dint of persistent effort combined with native talent he has risen from what we call the common walks of life to the proud position of influence which he now occupies. While, therefore, he has for many years moved in a scholistic[sicscholastic] atmosphere, yet he has always remained a man of the common people and his public addresses are characterized by language so simple and lucid that a child can follow and enjoy him. Combine these qualities with a highly sympathetic and responsive nature, and it is not surprising that in his perorations he frequently reaches the sublime in eloquence and carries his audiences by storm. HIS SUBJECTS: The Unseen King. Words and Their Worth. On the Threshold. Life and Education in Germany. Religious Education and Educational Religion. Besides the above, Dr. Hirsch gives a series of lectures on The Bible and the Monuments, presenting in a most interesting manner the latest results of investigation in Bible lands. No similar work is today offered on the Chautauqua platforms of the country, so that these lectures are unique and meet a want frequently expressed. COMMENTS. Noble in Thought, Splendid in Diction. The address was one of the best ever delivered before a Charles City audience on a like occasion. Noble in thought, splendid in diction and eloquent in speaking, it will long be remembered.— Charles City (Iowa) Intelligencer. Attains the Higher Plane of Eloquence. H. E. Kratz, Superintendent of City Schools, Sioux City, Iowa, says: I heard Dr. F. E. Hirsch deliver a highly interesting and instructive lecture at Onawa, which was greatly enjoyed by all who heard him. Professor Hirsch treats his subject with much skill, and presents it in a forceful manner. Gifted with a fine, sympathetic voice and commanding presence, he presents his well digested thoughts in an impressive way at all times, and not infrequently he attains the higher plane of eloquence. Most Entertaining and Beneficial. On Monday evening, at the M. E. church, Dr. F. E. Hirsch delivered one of the most entertaining and beneficial lectures ever given before a Union County Teachers' Institute. His subject, Words and Their Worth, is one that the Professor's splendid training in the languages and his powers as a linguist make him especially familiar with. A fine thread of humor ran through the discourse, and seasoned the helpful advice and well tempered instruction of the lecture. Prof. Hirsch speaks without notes and his fluent and easy delivery makes a lecture from him a rare treat, indeed.— Union County (S. Dak.) Courier. Brilliant, Interesting and Instructive. The address by Dr. F. E. Hirsch was pronounced by all who heard it as one of the most brilliant, interesting and instructive pieces of oratory that they had ever heard. Dr. Hirsch is a forcible speaker and held the close attention of the big audience to the last word of his exceptionally fine speech.— The Earlville Phoenix. Better Liked the Oftener He Is Heard. A. W. Rich, Professor of Mathematics in the Iowa Normal School, Cedar Falls, Iowa, writes: It has been my good fortune to hear Dr. F. E. Hirsch lecture before several audiences of students and teachers. In every case the lecture was well received and those who heard it profited by it. Dr. Hirsch carries to the lecture platform ripe scholarship, diversified experience, and a more than ordinarily pleasing address, three points which are very essential if one is to be a success before the public. I most heartily commend Prof. Hirsch to county superintendents and societies who desire to secure one who will be better liked the oftener he is heard. Captured the Audience. A man of commanding presence, learned and refined, he captured the great audience at the start and held it in close, respectful attention to the finish. His discourse was one of power. He was clear in conception, logical in deduction, elegant in diction, convincing in argument, pleasingly eloquent in presentation, and left an excellent impression upon all who heard him.— New Sharon (Iowa) Star. Forceful. Dr. Dent Atkinson, the well known lecturer and Chautauqua manager: I heard Dr. Hirsch give a scholarly lecture under most trying climatic conditions, when wind and rain seemed in conspiracy. But the Doctor conquered the elements by captivating his audience. He is concise, logical and has a forceful message. I shall consider myself fortunate if I may sometime listen to him again. Powerful Reasoning and Fine Oratory. Dr. Hirsch's special studies on the line of materialism, his powerful reasoning and his fine oratory captivate his audience and though he is yet a young man, he has risen to be a recognized lecturer.— Grant County (Wis.) Herald. COMMENTS Persuasive, Impressive, Powerful. B. F. Wright, Father of Prohibition in Iowa, says: Prominent among the educators of Iowa is Dr. F. E. Hirsch, president of Charles City College. Through his high scholastic attainments and oratorical powers he has gained favor and popularity with many audiences which he has addressed on biblical and educational themes. His manner of address betrays the man of deep research; his style of speaking is persuasive, impressive, powerful. No audience can listen to President Hirsch without being benefited by the information he imparts and pleased by the charm and grace of his delivery. He is one of the rising platform orators of the day. A Great Platform Speaker. At the Y. M. C. A. auditorium last evening, Prof. F. E. Hirsch, of Charles City, Iowa, delivered a lecture on Golden Apples, or Words and Their Worth. He is a gentleman of impressive appearance and throws his whole soul into his lecture, his features harmonizing with the somber and bright of a magnificent address A trained and careful thinker, a good composer, a fluent talker, an apt describer—he combines all the qualities which compose the great platform speaker.— Freeport (Ill.) Daily Bulletin. Rich in Thought, Learned and Cultured. Friday evening, at the Congregational church, occurred the second of the series of lectures, Dr. Hirsch, of Charles City, was the speaker, his subject. On the Threshold. It was an able lecture, eloquently and forcibly delivered. It sparkled with the rarest gems and bristled with pointed paragraphs throughout. It was rich in thought, a learned, cultured discourse, with the highest aims and purposes of man in this sphere of life, containing wholesome instruction for the upbuilding of character and the advancement of society.— Monona (Iowa) Leader. A Pleasure to Recommend to Committees. The famous lecturer, Dr. Samuel Phelps Leland, says: It is a pleasure to recommend to committees and associations Dr. Hirsch. He is a deep, clear thinker, and his lectures bristle with incisive points and sparkle with genuine eloquence. And what is more he is a Christian; and his hearers feel that behind what he says, is a man. This is an advantage that is inestimable. Logical Reasoner and Forcible Speaker. Dr. Hirsch is a logical reasoner and a forcible speaker. Although he talked for an hour and twenty minutes, he had the closest of attention to the very last. We hope to have him again at some future time.— Le Mars (Iowa) Herald. Held the Audience Spell Bound. Dr. Hirsch delivered his lecture, On the Threshold, before the Epworth League Tuesday evening and though the weather was extremely warm, he held the audience spell bound for over an hour. The Professor won new laurels as an orator by his effort.— La Crosse (Wis) Methodist. Teeming With Good Things. The lecture throughout was teeming with good things and the large audience gave evidence of appreciation. In fact the people of this city have fallen in love with Dr. Hirsch, and it is always with regret, on their part, when he draws his discourse to a close. It was an intellectual treat to hear him and at the close there was a feeling down deep in the hearts of all, that if such lectures and such speakers were more numerous, the people would be much better. Lancaster (Wis.) Herald. Masterly Production. A good audience, considering the inclemency of the weather, attended the lecture given by Dr. Hirsch at the high school last Friday evening. Dr. Hirsch is a very pleasant speaker and holds the attention of his hearers from first to last. The subject of his lecture, On the Threshold, was treated in an able manner and is one of pratical[sicpractical] importance to young people. It was a masterly production and all who heard Prof. Hirsch were well pleased.— Britt (Iowa) Tribune.
|Title||Dr. Frank E. Hirsch|
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|Personal Name Subject||Hirsch, Frank E.|
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