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1925 Figure Secure This Talk for Your City Cairo to Cape Town—Overland By Felix Shay President American Business Managers' Institute An intimate Talk (with 140 Colored Slides) which describes an Adventurous Journey of 7,000 Miles and 135 Days, through Savage Africa, made by Felix and Porter Shay. They travelled the full length of the African Continent from North to South. The Telling of their Adventures-Enroute makes the most popular Talk of the Year; unusual, amusing, interesting. For Lecture Dates and Rates Address: FELIX SHAY 21 East Elm St., Chicago, Ill. The National Geographic Magazine of February, 1925, Gave Its Entire Number to an Account of This Extraordinary Journey (See Page Two) LONDON, ENGLAND Felix Shay is a man of extraordinary vitality; he electrifies his audience. I have never heard a speaker receive quite so much applause as he did the night of that London Meeting. Those who were present expressed themselves as having heard one of the best American orators ever to visit this Country. SIR CHARLES HIGHAM, In HIGHAM'S Magazine. Figure Be Sure to Read This Letter NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Washington, D. C. MR. FELIX SHAY, 21 East Elm Street, Chicago, Illinois. February 2, 25 My dear Mr. Shay: On behalf of the members of the National Geographic Society in Washington who heard your two Lectures Friday Afternoon and Evening, I wish to thank you most heartily for an entertaining and an informative account of the remarkable Overland trip made by you and Mrs. Shay from Cairo to Cape Town. This was one of the most interesting contributions to our Lecture Course for 1924 and 1925, and I hope that it will be possible for you to give this lecture in other Cities where, I am sure, it will meet with the same enthusiastic response as in Washington. I wish to congratulate you upon your delightful sense of humor, which gave zest to your distinct contribution to our knowledge of Africa. I have felt that in your Article, CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN, OVERLAND, to which I am devoting the entire February Number of the National Geographic Magazine, you give the average reader a better mental picture of Africa than can be obtained in any other narrative of equal length, and I believe that the same fact applies with respect to your lecture, which is supplemented by your excellent lantern slides. Sincerely yours, (Signed) GILBERT GROSVENOR, President. ELBERT HUBBARD: Felix Shay writes just like me only better. LUTHER BURBANK: It's a pleasure and a privilege to see the World through Felix Shay's eyes. ORISON SWETT MARDEN: Felix Shay's style is certainly remarkable; I always enjoy everything he has to say. EUGENE DEBS: Felix Shay has the genius—he believes in giving all sides a fair hearing. DAVID STARR JORDAN: Felix Shay is vigorous and sound. MAUDE BALLINGTON BOOTH: Felix Shay and I have a great deal in common because we are both interested in the needs of Humanity, especially the kind of Humanity with which other people have lost sympathy because they cannot see the gleam of gold amid the dross of sin or failure. Figure ST. LOUIS, MO. Felix Shay gets his stuff over with both force and grace: there's fine life and verve to it. Wm. Marion Reedy, THE MIRROR BUFFALO, N. Y. Felix Shay's address delivered to the Buffalo Forum gave keen pleasure to our Members. It was alluded to again at a recent meeting and brought forth unanimous applause. THE BUFFALO FORUM, C. H. Bierbaum, Pres. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS It was a Mexican Dinner, given by the San Antonio Express to which over 1,400 Advertising Men from the World-at-Large sat down. Felix Shay was the Star Orator with a peppery line of Talk. We hope to have the honor of entertaining him again. SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS, F. G. Huntress, Pres. WATERLOO, IOWA Felix Shay spoke for an hour but never was sixty minutes so well filled with fun and facts. His appearance before the 460 guests seemed entirely too short. THE WATERLOO REPORTER. SOUTH BEND, IND. Felix Shay is a master of words with the gift of beautifully expressing them. He can make an interesting, profitable and entertaining evening for any Organization. AD-SELL LEAGUE, C. K. Trowbridge, Pres. DETROIT, MICH. If the Gods have anything to deliver-on-request I herewith call upon them to pass me some of the versatility and verve which Felix Shay possesses when he is scintillating. James Schermerhorn, Publisher DETROIT TIMES. CHICAGO, ILL. I am sure from my experience that wherever Felix Shay is billed to appear, the people may look forward to an eloquent and interesting speech. A. W. Shaw, Publisher of SYSTEM, the Magazine of Business. BOSTON, MASS. Felix Shay has a natural gift of speech, and wit, and a most pleasing personality. He knows how to keep his audience on the qui vive every minute. George Coleman, Founder, FORD HALL FORUM. BALTIMORE, MD. Felix Shay is gaining a wide reputation. Clubs are clamoring for his services. BALTIMORE SUN NEW YORK CITY Felix Shay has a terse forceful way—that way of vivid aggression which blazes trails in a wilderness. Beatrice Fairfax, N. Y. AMERICAN. Figure 7,000 Miles Through Savage Africa—from Tip to Tip Felix and Porter Shay left Cairo alone, and pushed-on Up South through Africa at the very start of the Rains and the African Summer when such a journey is supposed to be impossible. They travelled up through Ancient Egypt, past Luxor and Karnac and Thebes and King Tut's Tomb, across the Great Desert where they were marooned for 18 hours by a sand storm, on 1,000 miles to Khartoum, where in 1899 Kitchener defeated the Forces of the Mad Mahdi. They sailed up the Historic Nile for 22 days, through avenues of Papyrus Swamps, past Villages and Villages of Black Savages who painted their bodies and wore feathers in their hair! * * * Then a Safari of 105 miles (a march) through the Forests of the Soudan and Uganda, walking among thousands of practically naked Natives, under a Sun that burns a white man red through two shirts. Then across the chain of Mighty African Lakes. (Victoria Nyanza is the second largest fresh Water Lake in the World.) Then tramping after Big Game (Hippos, Elephants, Big Snakes, Babboons, Giant Lizards, Ostriches, Giraffes, Hyenas, Buffalos, Crocodiles, Lions) through British East Africa where Theodore Roosevelt hunted. Then an adventure among the untamed Masai, who were on the War-Path. Then a walk of 300 miles through the high-grass, lion infested plains of German East Africa, traversing the deadly Tsetse-fly and Sleeping Sickness Country. Then Tabora, where the Arabs rested their captured slaves on their way to the Sea Port of Zanzibar. Then to Ujiji where Stanley found Dr. Livingston. Then to the Congo Country, land of cannibalism, strange sexual rites, impenetrable forests and pigmies. Thence up the Palm-avenues of the Congo River for days, and so into Rhodesia, the Empire of Cecil Rhodes and the Home of the Warlike Matabele and Zulu. On into South Africa across the veldt of the Boers to the Diamond Mines of Kimberly, and to the Gold Mines of Jo'berg which supplies the World HALF its Gold, and then—after 135 days of continuous travel—Cape Town. Probably the first two Whites that ever travelled Cairo to Cape Town Overland through Africa and made the full journey in one continuous lap! For Lecture Dates and Rates Address Felix Shay, 21 East Elm Street, Chicago, Ill.
|Title||Cairo to Cape Town - Overland|
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|Personal Name Subject||Shay, Felix|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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