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1910 Figure Dr. Otterbein O. Smith MANAGEMENT OF The Chautauqua Managers Association CHICAGO DR. OTTERBEIN O. SMITH A FOREWORD REV. OTTERBEIN O. SMITH, D. D., like many of the strong and brilliant men of this generation, of the middle west, was born in Illinois. His ancestors came from Virginia and there is a strain of French blood on the maternal side of the house. This combination gives him that pride of carriage and poise of body which insures elegance and grace of movement on the platform. His French blood gives him the wit, brilliancy and vivacity which complete the qualifications of a successful and entertaining platform speaker. Out of adverse circumstances which surrounded him in his early boyhood, he has forced his way, and now in the prime of life, is regarded by all who know him as one of the strongest platform men in the west. Dr. Smith's ability and versatility is well shown in the fact that he was recalled for nine successive seasons to one chautauqua, a record unsurpassed by any platform man in the country. POPULAR LECTURES The Known and Unknown The Bad Boy and His Pa I've Struck Another Match Picking the Winner LECTURE SERMONS Keys to Paths of Power The Hearts Message to Our Age. >HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESSES How High is the High School High School Life and its Aftermath What The People Say of Him Below we give a few endorsements selected from many Dr. Otterbein O. Smith lectured in our city recently and near the same time Hobson and Jack Crawford both lectured here. It was the unanimous opinion of all who heard the three lectures, that in wealth of illustration, beauty of diction, sublimity of conception, and effectiveness of delivery, Dr. Smith's lecture was far superior to either of the others. J. H. WILKINS, Pastor of Congregational Church, Manson, Iowa. Dr. Otterbein O. Smith gave his lecture, The Bad Boy and His Pa, before the teachers' institute of Clay county. Everyone was delighted with the lecture. Mr. Smith has mastered his subject and treats it with brilliancy, humor and wit. We shall be glad to have him with us again. H. F. FILLMORE, County Superintendent Schools, Spencer, Iowa. Dr. Otterbein O. Smith is devoted to the best interests of humanity and is a pleasing speaker and entertaining lecturer. I commend him to the confidence and patronage of all desiring such services. W. M. BEARDSHEAR, D. D., President Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. You made mighty good with our people. J. G. STARK, Manager Elmwood Chautauqua, Elmwood, Nebraska. We have had all the lectures on our course and regard Dr. O. O. Smith as the best of all. C. E. BEMAN, Chairman Delta, Iowa, Lecture Committee. Dr. Otterbein O. Smith delivered two lectures in this city this spring. They contained so much sound pedagogical truth that I invited him to address our teachers. All were pleased with his address. Mr. Smith has made the school boy a study. He has the ability to present his thoughts in a very entertaining way. His observations and reflections on the boy problem will be of interest to any company of teachers. PROF. O. E. SMITH, Superintendent City Schools, Shenandoah, Iowa. Our people are giving your work with us unstinted praise. C. A. E. HOLMES, Manager Fairmont Chautauqua, Fairmont, Nebraska. We are sorry that the extremely bad weather prevented a number of our students from hearing your excellent lecture, The Art of Life or How to Live Well. It is a helpful and inspiring lecture and I wish that it might be heard by many. L. BOOKWALTER, D. D., President Western College, Toledo, Iowa. Dr. O. O. Smith is a winner on the lecture platform. He has a personality which captures his audience as soon as he steps on the platform, and his message holds the crowd to the end. It has been my good fortune to have him deliver the closing address of several Chautauquas and without exception Dr. Smith has given the dignity and high seriousness which such an institution demands as its climax. His lectures inspire his hearers to better and more complete living, the ultimate end of education. The universal desire of all audiences is to hear Dr. Smith again. GEO. N. PORTER, Superintendent Redpath Chautauqua System, Washington, Kansas. I have heard the lecture, The Bad Boy and His Pa, by Dr. Otterbein O. Smith. I take great pleasure in saying it is the finest lecture I ever heard on the child problem. I consider those especially fortunate who have the opportunity of hearing him. BEN B. LINDSEY, The Kids' Judge, Denver, Colorado. The lecture which Dr. Otterbein O. Smith gave here was a masterly union of useful, inspiring good sense, and fine appealing humor that makes one laugh a good laugh. It was set forth with a fiery, consuming eloquence from the very soul of the man. The like of it is seldom heard. Voice, manner, spirit and subject matter are intensely attractive and pleasing. Hundreds of me, women and children became as one man under his influence. PROF. L. P. SIEFLOFF, President Buchanan College, Troy, Missouri. I deem it a privilege to add a word of testimony to the merits of my talented friend, Dr. Otterbein O. Smith. He is a speaker of splendid ability. His figures of speech are flowing and delightful, his thought is sturdy, his manner alert—all seconded by a full, well modulated voice. An audience that trusts him for an evening's entertainment and instruction will not be disappointed. DR. PHIL. BAIRD, Pastor Presbyterian Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa. You made the big hit at Ord. J. E. DELZELL, Platform Manager. Press and Personal Praise Dr. Smith's impressive and dramatic delivery added force to his eloquent words.— Daily Republican Journal, Moline, Illinois. Dr. Otterbein O. Smith made a very able address, beautiful and touching, yet eloquent and strong.— Star Clipper, Traer, Iowa. Dr. Otterbein O. Smith has an enviable reputation as a lecturer and delights his audiences wherever he goes.— Home Forum Journal, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. O. O. Smith's lecture, The Bad Boy and His Pa, is a timely lecture on child life that should be heard by every parent and teacher in the country.— Elmwood Leader, Elmwood, Nebraska. Dr. O. O. Smith is a very clever man on the Chautauqua platform. His lectures and sermons are scholarly, clear and forceful. His work as a Bible teacher is also very effective.— Salem Index, Salem, Nebraska. Sunday was a good day and a big crowd heard a program that has never been excelled on these grounds. Dr. O. O. Smith and Adrian Newens made it a day long to be remembered.— Salem Sentinel, Salem, Nebraska. A large and appreciative audience listened to Dr. Otterbein O. Smith lecture Wednesday evening. Mr. Smith is a man of original though and a talented orator. His convincing argument was at once profound and brilliant, intellectual and spicy.— Amboy Journal, Amboy, Illinois. Having had the pleasure of hearing you in the pulpit, I have no doubt but the subject matter of your lectures and the manner of delivery will be both instructive and entertaining. JAMES WILSON, Secretary Agriculture, Washington, D. C. Dr. Otterbein O. Smith, our popular and genial president, needs no introduction to Little Sioux Chautauqua audiences, having lectured for the assembly four years before being honored with its presidency. Whether in the pulpit or on the platform, Mr. Smith never disappoints. His lectures are literary gems, his sermons stirring appeals. Under his genial leadership we anticipate a most successful assembly.— Little Sioux Chautauqua Herald, Peterson, Iowa. Wednesday afternoon Dr. O. O. Smith gave one of the most practical and forceful lectures so far delivered, his subject being, The Bad Boy and His Pa. His lecture was filled with good, sound logic that every father, mother and teacher should hear.— Tecumseh Chieftain, Tecumseh, Nebraska. Clay county has just closed one of the most successful institutes that she has had in years. During the institute the public were treated to three evening entertainments of an unusually high order, the first one being a lecture on The Bad Boy and His Pa, by Dr. Otterbein O. Smith.— Daily Capital, Des Moines, Iowa. My Dear Doctor Smith: I heard your lecture that night, before I had to leave for the train—(The Bad Boy and His Pa)—and was much charmed with it. I wish you all sorts of success and happiness and usefulness. ELIZABETH TOWNE, Editor of Nautilus, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Monday evening a great crowd was present at the Chautauqua tent to hear Dr. O. O. Smith deliver his lecture, The Bad Boy and His Pa. His lecture was deep, thoughtful and sane. His presentation clear and logical. His understanding of child nature is remarkable. His lecture was one of the strongest of the Chautauqua.— Wellington Daily News, Wellington, Kansas. I had the very great pleasure of hearing Dr. Otterbein O. Smith deliver two lectures while attending the Chautauqua, at Fairmont, Minn. His hold on the great audience seemed unusual to me, for he not only held their attention while he spoke, but led the people to the platform in mass to shake his hand and to tell him how much he had helped them. I regard him as an unusually strong platform man. HON. J. C. MONAGHAN, First Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Washington, D. C.
|Title||Dr. Otterbein O. Smith|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Smith, Otterbein O.|
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