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1926 Figure WALTER B. ZIMMERMAN Entertainment-Lectures DIRECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY LYCEUM ASSOCIATION DES MOINES, IOWA The American Philosophy Is One of Work, Play, Study, Laughter and Love, Mixed in Right Proportion. Gospels in Groans Devoted to the New Optimism. ALL PROGRESS is a struggle. The development of the individual intellect, of the social and political state, of religious conceptions, has been born of groans. From both the individual and the national society these have come, painfully heralding gospels of truth. This lecture deals with the hopeful outlook of the present day as contrasted with that of the darker past. In determining that the new optimism has come up out of the old pessimism, the groans are held as prophetic of a new era. Man's struggles and victories as he seeks evolution, the rise and tendency of politics, and the great throwing and throbbing progress of religion, are woven into an historical discussion without burdensome detail. Problems which confront today and demand solution are pointed out and lines of remedy suggested. No exhaustive treatment is attempted. The aim is to inspire to a reception of the American philosophy, and in this the subject admits of great flexibility and the use of refreshing humor. In fact, you will laugh—after you get home—over this message and its meaning. Science Is Accurate, Organized Knowledge Founded on Fact. Metaphisical Mysteries Popular Lecture on Mental Science METAPHYSICS was the superstition of the Ancients regarding the Spirit of Man. Psychology is the Modern Science of the Mind. Most of the fallacies of thinking and living may be traced to lack of discrimination between the superstitious and the scientific. In the introduction to this address the history of mental science, its relation to philosophy and religion, is skillfully epitomized. Close attention is given to the doctrines of the different schools which make much of the occult. The results of many interesting investigations made, and startling demonstrations witnessed, give concrete illustrations of the theories advanced. Some of the deductions have been characterized as sensational. However, the arguments presented will stand the most careful analysis, and the material collated for this address will at once draw the deepest and most enthusiastic interest. FIVE SERMON LECTURES GIVEN IN SERIES OR INDIVIDUALLY. The Blight of Unbelief Marks of Manliness Modern Education and Its Scope Gateways of Brighter Light The Evolution of Religious Education A Commencement Address—The Making of a Man Walter Beniah Zimmerman Is recognized as one of the most brilliant and successful lecturers among the younger set. Nature, training and experience have endowed him with a strong personality and marked literary ability. Critics and press unite in commendation. In his entertainment-lectures Mr. Zimmerman is refreshing in originality—not only in newness, but genuineness—and remarkable for his versatility. The themes presented are of more than timely interest. They touch the dangers toward which civilization drifts. Each lecture is a message, thoughtful and convincing. With a rich, well-trained voice and a splendid stage presence, the speaker thrills and sways his audience. By illustration, humor, impersonations and dramatic sketches the lecturer becomes a master entertainer.— Chautauqua Bulletin. Zimmerman's speeches are direct and to the point, logical and convincing. His earnestness and enthusiasm make him a power on the platform. In handling his subject he made a strong appeal to the heroic, the courageous and the combative in the nature of man. Every man was brought to serious thought.— Casey (Ill.) Commercial. As one of the youngest lecturers in the field, Mr. Zimmerman has awakened a wide interest in his messages. Large crowds are present each evening.— Terre Haute (Ind.) Star. Walter B. Zimmerman is a scholar of great ability and always instructs his audiences.— Evansville (Ind.) Courier. Mr. Zimmerman is an earnest, enthusiastic and fluent speaker, a marvel for his age. He will surely have a place among the great lecturers.— Galesburg (Ill.) Evening Mail. The addresses of this talented young lecturer are drawing large crowds. His work is attracting wide attention and hearty commendation. Mr. Zimmerman is a very forceful and altogether pleasing orator.— Osawatomie (Kansas) Graphic. Walter B. Zimmerman is a thinker of rare ability, an orator of first magnitude, and a gentleman of excellent qualities. He is thoroughly practical and up to date, always interesting, instructing and entertaining his audiences.— Owensville (Ind.) Star. Mr. Zimmerman gave the first lecture of the Chautauqua following the concert by Liberati's Band. He is a brilliant and successful speaker with a magnetic delivery and bearing. His message was forceful and full of thought.— Redfield (S. D.) Journal.
|Title||Walter B. Zimmerman|
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|Personal Name Subject||Zimmerman, Walter B.|
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