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Figure Charles Howard Plattenburg MLB Management MUTUAL LYCEUM BUREAU 55 Auditorium Bldg. Chicago Exclusive Management: Chicago-Mutual, Chicago; Co-Operative, Omaha; Columbian, St. Paul ANNOUNCEMENT Figure Charles Howard Plattenburg, while yet a young man, has gained a reputation as an orator of power and ability. At an international convention of one of the great Protestant churches held in Omaha in 1902, he delivered an address to twelve thousand people which the Associated Press reported as the most eloquent and brilliant of the entire convention. Plattenburg has been recalled to almost every town or city where he has lectured. He has been called back in some instances five and six times. His lectures are a rare combination of wisdom, wit and pathos that neverfails to please his audience. The tributes contained in this leaflet from prominent men and newspapers indicate Mr. Plattenburg's popularity with any audience he may be called to address. Lectures Worms beneath the Bark The Land of William Tell Printers' Ink and the Printer's Devil Paris of Today and Yesterday Personal Comment HON. CATO SELLS Pres. State Bank, Cleburne, Tex., Chairman ast Dem. State Convention, Former U. S. Attorney for lowa. I regard C. H. Plattenburg as one of the most accomplished and effective platform orators in my acquaintance. He is highly educated, is a student and philosopher, has traveled extensively, has had large contact with his fellows both at home and abroad, is full of the milk of human kindness, fully appreciates the sublime and humorous, and paints in beautiful and eloquent language, alike the serious and frivolous things of life. He is always high-minded, instructive, entertaining, and well worth the time of all who appreciate a really good lecture. B. L. SMITH. Secretary of the American Christian Missionary Society I am just home from the Omaha convention, and take this, the first opportunity, of writing you a letter of hearty congratulation upon the work that you did at the Convention. Your address on Saturday evening on The Transforming Power of the Christian Endeavor was one of the two greatest speeches of the Convention. I remember it with a great deal of pleasure. It stands out clear and clean, and marks you as one of the coming men of the church. I extend to you my earnest and hearty congratulation upon the success of your work in this direction, and assure you that it pleases me beyond the telling. HON. M. J. TOBIN Attorney and U.S.Revenue Collector for northern Iowa. I have personally known Mr. C. H. Plattenburg during the four years last past, and during that time have had the pleasure of hearing him deliver a number of lectures and addresses. I gladly say that he is most interesting, pleasing and instructive as a platform speaker. Indeed I consider that he has no superior as a lecturer in Iowa. He is not only a scholar, but he is a thinker, who interests all classes. He has scholarly lectures, full of wit and wisdom that are a real treat to hear. JUDGE E. F. BROWN President Vinton, Iowa, Chautauqua Association. I have had the personal acquaintance of C. H. Plattenburg since his coming to Vinton several years ago. In that time I have had the pleasure of listening to his eloquence on many occasions. His lectures combine wit with wisdom, entertainment with solid and substantial information, and a pleasing personality with an effective delivery. As a speaker he is most popular where he is best known, and this proves his worth more than anything else I can say. From the Press Vinton, Iowa: A magnificent speech upon a magnificent subject.— Review. Higgensville, Mo.: Charles H. Plattenburg is one of the most eloquent men in the ministry.— Jeffersonian. Urbana, Iowa: Mr. Plattenburg is a convincing orator. His wit, vocabulary resources, expressive and descriptive power, together with his magnetic personality, leave no doubt in the minds of his hearers, of the ideal lecturer and orator.— Hattie Belle Burrell. Ashland, Ohio: C. H. Plattenburg delivered his popular lecture at the Church of Christ last evening, Paris of Today and Yesterday, to the delight of all present. He is a power and master in description, forceful in language, and an orator of exceptional ability. His citation of incidents of the French revolution were masterpieces. — Daily Gazette. Garrison, Iowa: The speaker of the day, C. H. Plattenburg, captivated his hearers at the start and held their close attention to the finish. Time does not permit a review of the address, but highly commendatory expressions are heard on every hand, and Mr. Plattenburg added new laurels to his reputation as a platform orator.— Independent. Uniontown, Pa.: The church was packed with a deeply interested audience, and the speaker deserved it, for he is a forceful and eloquent speaker. Added to his vivid imagination and ready flow of language is an admirable faculty for humor and satire which he knows how to use with dignity and effect. His shafts have a Parthian vigor, yet leave no sting.— Evening Genius. Lexington, Mo.: His speaking is wonderful, almost phenomenal. His mind, almost without effort, seizes the important parts of his subject, which he presents with many appropriate illustrations to his auditors. His spartan-like convictions cause him to speak with convincing force, interest and zeal. His easy, rapid and broad classifications enable him to speak without being tedious and tiresome to his auditors.— Intelligencer. Vinton, Iowa: C. H. Plattenburg gave his lecture, Worms Beneath the Bark, from our Chautauqua Platform last August. He captured his audience at the beginning and held it to the end. Mr. Plattenburg is a gifted orator who electrifies his audience with his eloquence. No other gift bestowed upon man exceeds the gift of eloquence and Mr. Plattenburg has the gift and knows how to handle it. Worms Beneath the Bark is a beautiful word picture, that is pleasing, entertaining and instructive.—George N. Urice, Secretary, Vinton Chautauqua.
|Title||Charles Howard Plattenburg|
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