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Figure MISS MABEL RILLING Physical Culture & Children's Stories Seton Indian Work Management MIDLAND CHAUTAUQUA CIRCUIT Des Moines, Iowa INTRODUCTION TEACHERS who can successfully handle Children at a Chautauqua Assembly, are like poets, born, not made. In this class may be found Miss Mabel Rilling, Physical Director of the Young Women's Department of the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. Miss Rilling can not only teach the youngsters of all classes but can organize and entertain them. She is a graduate from one of the best Physical Culture Schools in America, has studied at Yale and besides her present position has been at the head of the Physical Culture Department of the Des Moines, Iowa, Y. W. C. A., also the One Hundred Year Club of Des Moines, Iowa, and has Three Years experience in the Chautauqua work which has been more than successful. Miss Rilling is a beautiful girl, possessing most charming manners and attractive personality, quickly winning the hearts of the Children. The Unqualified success which has crowned her efforts at many of the best Chautauquas the past three seasons has won for her an enviable reputation as a Physical Director and Teacher. She will also conduct a Physical Culture class for the older folks if desired. Her Story Telling is unique and never fails to please. No more successful and helpful department can be added to the well regulated Chautauqua than the Children's Department. Secure the services of Miss Rilling, give her the Children and she will do the rest. Midland Chautauqua Circuit Figure COMMENDATIONS To Whom It May Concern: Miss Mabel Rilling has made a wonderful record as Director of Physical Culture for Women at the University of Denver. Her ability, her womanly dignity, and her enthusiasm, associated with her beautiful Christian character, make her immensely popular with Faculty and Students. Henry A. Buchtel. University of Denver, Oct. 3, 1910. Miss Mabel Rilling, Des Moines, Iowa. Dear Friend:—I have a good notion to refuse to say a single word for you or your work. And the reason is pure selfishness. Your work was so satisfactory here last year and we wanted to employ you at once for next season, but you could give us no answer and now we have employed another lady. It is a great disappointment to us, I assure you. But since I am noted for fairness. I wish to say that your work was splendid in every particular of which I can give you no better evidence than the fact that we wanted you again. A. R. Miller, Sec'y Washington, Iowa, Chautauqua. While I was serving the Watertown, South Dakota, Chautauqua as Manager, I had opportunity to observe the work of Miss Mabel Rilling, who had charge of the juvenile department. She showed remarkable ability in attracting and holding the little folks with her military drills, calesthenics, stories, myths and Indian legends. The children flock to her by the hundreds, and she is able to enlist them into her plans with ease and marvelous skill. No feature of the Watertown Chautauqua gave more pleasure and created more interest than did the work done by Miss Rilling with the children. She is an artist in her line. James S. Meyers, Kansas City, Mo. Miss Mabel Rilling who had charge of the physical culture work and children's stories last year at our Chautauqua, we are pleased to announce, will have the same work at this year's assembly. The request for Miss Rilling's return from the little people was too strong and unanimous to be resisted. Miss Rilling's return will be welcome news to all chautauqua patrons—young and old. She is a beautiful girl, possessing most charming manners and attractive personality, quickly winning the hearts of the children. Her success has won for her an enviable reputation as a physical director and teacher of children. Her Story Telling is unique and never fails to please.— Muscatine, Iowa. Figure The older children will be given more advanced work than is taken by the first division. Dumb bells will be used by this class and as Miss Rilling is a most capable athlete director, this work should prove very beneficial. What promises to appear most strongly to the older class will be the rhythm movements which Miss Rilling teaches. She has a number of fancy drills and steps which are executed in time with music, which are said to be very pretty and which are great developers of grace. The telling of Indian legends and stories will also interest the children as will the time devoted to playing games.— Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa. Eighty-five children began work in Miss Rilling's classes yesterday afternoon. The children's classes are given during the afternoon beginning a 3 o'clock. A young ladies' class has been organized for the morning. It is a wonderful array of drills and games which the children are taught and which will be shown to the public Monday afternoon in the big auditorium— Norfolk Daily News, Norfolk, Nebraska. Figure One of the special features of the Columbus chautauqua this year has been the work of Miss Mabel Rilling, who is employed as physical director at the present time in Denver University. She has been interesting the little folks as well as the bigger people with her drills and games. She came to Columbus Junction from Muscatine, where she had been doing the same kind of work among the children. With the little folks, she teaches the Pizzacati Chorus in which the little fellows clap hands instead of using the dumb bells. Baby Polka has been enjoyed. The boys have entered enthusiastically into the games when points have been offered. The hour during the public entertainment has been spent with the children when Indian legends are related in such an interesting manner that some of the big girls have asked the privilege to join the class. The hare and hound chase is to be enjoyed this week by the boys who are divided into two sections. The deer hunt constitutes one of the big games of the boys.— Columbus Junction Herald, Columbus Junction, Iowa. The program yesterday afternoon was devoted to the children and clever exercises were given by a number of girls under the supervision of Miss Mabel Rilling. The first number on the program was a clapping drill by the girls which was followed by a tumbling exercise. Other exercises were given as follows: Girls' dumb bell drill, towel tag, corn cutter, girls' wand drill, round pyramids, baby polka, wand pyramids, games by the girls and club swinging by Miss Rilling. Miss Rilling is a graduate of one of the best physical culture schools in America and is now at the head of the physical culture department in the University of Denver. She has had wonderful success as a children's teacher and physical director.— Aurora Review, Aurora, Illinois. Miss Rilling's club swinging was excellent and demonstrated fine training.— Aurora Daily Beacon, Aurora, Illinois.
|Title||Miss Mabel Rilling|
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|Personal Name Subject||Rilling, Mabel|
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