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Figure LECTURE SUBJECTS Walter Henry Macpherson, L. H. D. JOLIET, ILLINOIS 1. THE UNKNOWN BOY. (A Factor in Conservation.) 2. FIND THE VALUE OF X. 3. THE ETERNAL TRIANGLE. 4. THE NEED OF ART IN LIFE. 5. WALT WHITMAN. 6. THE LAND OF ROBERT BURNS. (A Stereopticon Lecture, Delivered in Full Highland Scotch Costume.) 7. FUNCTION DETERMINES FORM. WHAT A GREAT POET SAYS THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS Editorial Rooms Walt Macpherson has a face full of important testimonies. He has read several libraries through, and yet has also rubbed elbows with all manner of Pharisees, publicans, sinners, and all available saints. In fact, his message seems to be that the sinner and the saint is somewhat mixed in all of us. He delivers this message with good voice and an illuminated face. —Carl Sandburg. WHAT A GREAT ARTIST SAYS THE MIDWAY STUDIOS 6016 Ellis Avenue Chicago June 17, 1925. Dr. Macpherson is a human dynamo. It is a joy to see and hear him in action. I never listen to him without gaining strength and inspiration. —Lorado Taft. WHAT A GREAT TEACHER SAYS NORTHERN ILLINOIS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE J. Stanley Brown, President DeKalb, Illinois June 11, 1925. To Whom This May Come: Dr. Walter H. Macpherson, of Joliet, has been intimately known to me for a period of fifteen years. He is a man of attractive personality and extended experience and travel and public address. His lectures delivered before the College and before groups of men and women in my hearing have received most favorable comment, and invariably he is requested to return again and again. This is the best comment on the character and quality of his lectures that I can give. He is an idealist of the best sort, and may be engaged by any group with entire confidence of satisfaction and success. (Signed) J. Stanley Brown, President. BOARD OF EDUCATION Bloom Township High School Chicago Heights, Illinois E. L. Boyer, Principal May 7, 1925. Rev. Walter Henry Macpherson, Joliet, Illinois. My dear Mr. Macpherson: I know of few men who equal you in your platform talks to young men and young women of high school age. You have a worth while message and it is given in uniquely fitting and exceptionally fine English. Few speakers have interested and inspired our high school assembly of eight hundred fifty more than you did when you presented the lessons to be learned from the life of Abraham Lincoln. You may expect another call from our high school. Very truly yours, E. L. Boyer. THE ACID TEST REV. WALT MACPHERSON Will Talk To Us On— THE UNKNOWN BOY Here is one speaker who doesn't need to have his horn blown in THE WHEEL. All Rotarians blow it for him every time they get a chance. And even then it's not necessary, for Walt is pretty well able to get along without any tooting whatever. In fact—though he is by no means a prophet without honor in his own country —Walter Macpherson's fame has spread far beyond the boundary lines of Illinois. Some time ago it was our pleasure to meet one of the big business men of New York and, after chatting awhile, he said: The Rev. Walter Macpherson comes from Joliet, doesn't he? We answered in the affirmative. Well, he went on, I heard him speak a number of years ago and do you know I have never forgotten it. I only wish we had him in New York. And that is not the only time we have heard Walt's praises sung by those from afar. —(From The Wheel —published by Joliet Rotary Club). WILL COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION Fred M. Whitney, Secretary June 27, 1925. Rev. Walter Macpherson, L. H. D., 523 Marion Street, Joliet, Ill. Dear Dr. Macpherson: The ministers of Joliet feel that they have been indirectly honored thru the honor that has been conferred upon you by Lombard College. Our very high personal esteem of you and our local pride cause us to rejoice at this recognition of your work, ability and personality. The members of the Ministerial Association wish to extend their heartiest congratulations. Cordially yours, Fred M. Whitney, Secretary. JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR COLLEGE Joliet, Illinois, June 10, 1925. To Whom It May Concern: Rev. Walter H. Macpherson is one of the accomplished public speakers of our day. He invariably secures the attention of his audience from the start. He always has a message of importance and current interest. The audience always goes away stimulated and instructed. He is always a welcome speaker in our High School, and at our last Commencement Exercises preached the Baccalaureate Sermon. The impressiveness of this sermon was marked, and I am sure will have a permanent influence on the lives of the graduating class. Yours very truly, L. W. Smith, Superintendent. LWS:S JOLIET PUBLIC SCHOOLS School District No. 86, Will County Library Building Joliet, Illinois June 10, 1925. I deem it a privilege to commend the lectures of Dr. Walter Henry Macpherson, of Joliet, Illinois. His straight thinking, keen appreciation, and masterful interpretation are such as to call forth the most hearty response on the part of his audiences. A spark of fire and a good measure of wholesome humor add a charm to his efforts. —H. Ambrose Perrin. ARE YOU GOING TO EUROPE some day? Dr. Macpherson will conduct a select party to points of unusual interest on the Continent and in Great Britain this coming Summer. If You Are Interested write to him for Itinerary, Dates, and Rates. An experienced European traveller writing to Dr. Macpherson, said: To travel with you is a liberal education.
|Title||Lecture subjects: Walter Henry MacPherson, L.H.D|
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|Personal Name Subject||MacPherson, Walter Henry|
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