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Alfred Edward Healey, D. D. LECTURER figure LECTURES YOU CAN'T SAW WOOD WITH A HAMMER. A popular lecture advocating the Gospel of Boost from a safe, sane and sincere standpoint. Sell your hammer and buy a horn, not that you may toot for yourself but that you may root for the other fellow. And all that you send into the lives of others comes back into your own. DON'T TROT ALL DAY ON A CABBAGE LEAF. Designed to make a man see that he is star high and sky wide. That whatsoever he does is a big thing if it be done with a view to world advancement. Man may have an aristocracy of Intellect, a democratic heart and a cosmopolitan soul. IF YOU CAN'T HIT THE BULL'S EYE, PULL HIS TAIL. A help to the one and two talented people. If we can't be the fizzle we can be the soda. If we can't do the extraordinary things we can at least do the ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Not many geniuses but thousands of lesser folks who must follow in the wake of these brilliant people, and who desire to shine. DON'T STARE UP THE STEPS OF SUCCESS, JUST STEP UP THE STAIRS. Particularly for Commencement addresses but suited to the lecture platform. This lecture asks folks to march right forward to victory in the pursuit of happiness; with eyes front, head erect, set squarely on the shoulders, with the inward consciousness that a man's value to society is the value of the man. ALFRED EDWARD HEALEY PERSONAL TESTIMONIALS From E. C. Toan, Ex-Supt. of Schools, Iron Belt, Wis.: It is one thing to know what to say and still another to know how to say it. You have the happy faculty in each case. Most audiences are very willing to listen to the solid matter of a good address with close attention, but not every speaker knows enough, or knows how, to happily divert the attention of his listeners for an instant and then bring it back again with fresh vigor. You have that fortunate capacity, as I believe Moody puts it, of getting the mouths of your listeners wide open with a laugh and then throwing in some strong and wholesome truths. From J. F. Rolf, Principal High School, Hixton, Wis, to the Sec'y. of Extension Division University of Wisconsin: Alfred E. Healey of Ironwood, Mich., gave our Commencement address June 1st, 1916. The evening was stormy, yet a fair sized crowd gathered to hear Mr. Healey, and all were delighted. Many who heard the address have indicated that he is wanted again. His good sense abounds; yet his jovial humor is sufficient. I am pleased to recommend Mr. Healey to all who desire a first class lecturer. From W. S. Miles, Superintendent of Schools, Butternut, Wis., now of Iron Belt., Wis.: Dr. A. E. Healey, of Ironwood, Mich., delivered our Commencement address here May 30th, 1916, and filled the bill in every way. His lecture was morally, religiously and educationally uplifting, and was so filled with wit and humor, that he held his audience one hour and ten minutes without a dull moment. I hope to be able to arrange for his appearance on our Lyceum Course this season. PRESS NOTICES In the editorial columns of Sunday's Mining Gazette (Houghton) appeared the following comment on the lecture. Any of the Gazette readers who did not take the time yesterday to read our published excerpts from Dr. A. E. Healey's lecture, as delivered at Laurium the evening before, ought to look around for yesterday's Gazette and read every line of it. It is well worth while. Rev. Healey is well known in the copper country. And the reputation he made while here as a pulpit orator, is enhanced with continued success. His lecture Friday night was filled with the kind of philosophy that people right here in the copper country need, and need seriously just at this particular time, when the long continued seriousness of the snow situation calls for a test of nerves. The Ontonagon Herald had the following compliment in its issue of Aug. 7 relative to the lecture recently delivered in that city by the Rev. Mr. Healey, pastor of the Methodist Church of Ironwood. Although the weather Tuesday of this week was what might be termed miserable, it did not prevent a fair sized audience from attending the lecture given by Rev. A. E. Healey D. D. of Ironwood. The title of Mr. Healey's lecture, 'Don't Trot All Day on a Cabbage Leaf,' was very forecfully presented by the speaker, who kept his audience entire attention for fully two hours and then his hearers were loath to have him stop. Mr. Healey is a very interesting speaker, possessing a fine voice, a pleasing address and a large amount of wit, which he does not hesitate to use throughout his lecture. Those who did not attend the lecture Tuesday evening missed a literary treat in every particular. This will not be Mr. Healey's last visit to Ontonagon for the many friends that he has made are anxious to hear him again. From Cloverland Press: Rev. Healey by his wit and humor, greatly pleased his audience, but would suddenly change his humor into seriousness, and drive home with sledge hammer blows his statements to the hearts of his hearers, and clinch them there. The lecture was a masterpiece, and showed the skill and ability of Mr. Healey as a lecturer. We should like to hear him again. From Mellen, Wis., Press: The address by Mr. Healey was well received by the largest commencement audience of the past three years. The speaker has a pleasing presence, good voice and interesting manner. He forcefully impressd upon the class the necessity of a purposeful life and interspersed the more serious portions of his discourse with stories and humorous allusions, holding his audience throughout the full duration of his address. From Butternut, Wis., Eagle: Dr. Healey's address was the principal feature of the evening. He has the happy faculty of so mixing up the expressions of his more serious thoughts with jokes and funny stories that he held the closest attention of his audience from beginning to end of his address. The opinion was quite freely expressed after the entertainment that Dr. Healey had given the most pleasant address they had ever heard here. The following from the pen of Paul F. Voelker, Sec'y. Extension Division, University of Wisconsin: DR. A. E. HEALEY is a live wire. He is incapable of carrying on even an ordinary conversation without having it scintillate with wit and epigrammatic utterances. He has the capacity for making friends, the ability to stir up enthusiasm, and a natural born gift of piloting men's thoughts into higher realms. On the platform he is eloquent and brilliant, with a style simple, direct and forceful. He has a message for the public, and he knows how to deliver it—a thorough student of modern movement he sees how to interpret them. We bespeak for him a hearing before audiences that will acknowledge his superior gift and apply the teachings contained in his lectures. The Management. From Mr. John V. Brennan, former Superintendent of Schools, of Ironwood, Mich., and now of Detroit: Dr. Healey is an unusually vigorous, forceful, and pleasing speaker; a man thoroughly at ease on the platform, and one that holds the closest attention of his audience. Mr. Healey has the gift of interpreting public questions in such a way as to be interesting and understandable to any audience. He is a deep student of men and human affairs, and is impressibly able to interpret the human story from the standpoint of modern needs and conditions. His rich fund of humor, fact and fancy puts him at once into sympathy with any audience, and makes him a speaker of unusual attainments. I know the qualities necessary for a good platform speaker, and it is my opinion that Mr. Healey possesses these qualities in a marked degree. I recommend him without reserve as a speaker of first quality. He is a man with a message. On the conferring of the degree of D. D. on Mr. Healey, the Hon. Chase S. Osborn, ex-Governor of Michigan, wrote: Lansing, Mich. I am sufficiently seized of your high merit to write at once to your Alma Mater, in your favor. It has come indirectly to my attention that you are considering the merit of the Rev. Alfred Edward Healey, Pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at Ironwood, Mich., for the degree of Doctor of Divinity in honore. In my opinion Mr. Healey is worthy in every way. The degree you have the power to confer upon him, will increase his influence by multiplying his prestige, and will reflect credit and honor upon your institution I am not writing in a perfunctory way, but with deep sincerity. From W. O. Forman, A. B., Ph. M., Principal High School, Bessemer, Mich.: A man of strong and pleasing personality. He has the rare gift of winning the confidence of his audience and putting them at ease. A man of much reading and wide experience. Along with his keen wit and humor he will give you something to think about long after you have heard him. I consider him a live wire deserving of every consideration.
|Title||Alfred Edward Healey, D.D: lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Healey, Alfred Edward|
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