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Arthur E. Gringle EDITOR OF The Lyceum World INDIANAPOLIS, IND. An Ideal 20th Century Lecturer Instruction Entertainment Inspiration UNDER MANAGEMENT OF DR. WILBUR L. DAVIDSON, WASHINGTON, D. C. ARTHUR E. GRINGLE W E SAY, The proof of the pudding is in the eating. When a man has been on the platform for many years, and has repeatly been called, An Ideal 20th Century Lecturer, and has never once been known to displease, but is usually recalled, there must be A Reason for it. He has appeared on Lyceum Courses in small towns and in the large cities; and has been tried at Chautauquas for the morning, afternoon and evening hours, and the reports have always been highly complimentary. The Common People and the most learned and cultured audiences think, laugh and weep with him, then recall him. We unhesitatingly guarantee that he will make good. Try him at our risk. The Management A Short Sketch of the Man—What He has done and is doing Preparatory Training ARTHUR E. GRINGLE was brought up in New York City, where he attended the public schools and received private instruction. He studied for a time with the University of Chicago, but graduated from Wittenberg College, and also from Wittenberg School of Oratory at Springfield, Ohio. Later he graduated from The Capitol School of Oratory (3 years course), at Columbus, O. He is a graduate of the Chicago Seminary. Also has taken private instructions in Oratory from some of the leading teachers. Oratorical Ability He entered every Oratorical Contest during his stay at Wittenberg and each time received not only first place in Thought and Composition, but won first place in the general ranking. While a Junior he entered the Ohio State Oratorical Contest, and for the first time in the history of Wittenberg College, won the championship. All three of the judges gave him first place. As a member of the Philosophian Literary Society he won every debate. He represented the Junior Class as Orator of the Pipe of Peace. Literary Quality For years he has contributed to the leading papers of this country, including the N. Y. Observer and The Christian Work, with the largest circulation of any weekly in the country. While editor of The Leader his articles were widely copied. At college his society elected him editor of The Wittenberger and his unsigned articles were frequently quoted. When in 1903 a prize in Gold was offered for an article, he entered the contest. The following from the Lutheran World tells the results: The first prize in gold for the best article on, The relation of the Luther League to the Church was awarded ARTHUR E. GRINGLE . The contest was open to all members of the Luther League and our 8,000 ministers. More requests come to him for literary work than he can accept. Since April, 1908 he has been Editor o THE LYCEUM WORLD , and no lyceum paper has ever made more rapid progress or won such praise and general recognition as THE LYCEUM WORLD did from the start. Those unfamiliar with his style aad quality of work, should write for a copy and mention this sketch. His Lectures He includes three elements in all his lectures—1st. INSTRUCTION, for a lecturer must have a message, something to tell people that is timely and that will bring them needful information; 2nd. ENTERTAINMENT, for the message must be made interesting and hold the attention of young and old to the close; 3rd. INSPIRATION, for the people must feel an uplift to higher thought and loftier purpose. As a lover of the cheerful in life, his lectures contain much humor, but never the fun of the clown or the coarse jest of the buffoon. No impure allusion, sacrilegious illustration, or unkind remark is permitted. People will laugh and weep with him, then leave with lofty thoughts and pure motives. To be helpful through the powers God has given him is his highest aspiration, and the controlling purpose in his work. SUBJECTS The Pursuit of Happiness, or How to be Happy While Living A study of the psychological conditions necessary for human happiness. Taught and emphasized by his own experience. This lecture has never been known to fail wherever given. Brings laughter and tears, instruction and inspiration, and interests young and old. An important message for the American people is here presented. Try this. The Investment that Pays Here is a message that touches the heart, yet appeals to the mind. Very entertaining, yet unusually helpful. A Common Truth for Common People told in an Uncommon way. It will make you laugh, weep and think inside of one hour. The Lights and Shadows of a Great Nation A message of encouragement and warning to the American people. Full of strong facts, choice humor, and while instructive, popular in treatment. The Greatest Need of the 20th Century This is a great lecture for lyceum courses and chautauquas who want something that will awaken the careless and strengthen the loyal body of American citizenship. Full of interesting and thrilling facts. An analysis of our age and what constitutes real worth, for the times and people with whom we deal. A timely message. How to Cure the Blues The causes, symptoms and the cure for all sorts of BLUES explained. A word of warning and advise for the Americans living the over-strenuous life and going at the pace that kills. While very entertaining, yet very helpful. Unfettering the Angel A message of inspiration, encouragement and helpfulness to all who aspire to make the most of life and want to know the secret of success. Thrilling stories, laugh provoking illustrations and thoughful advice. Especially for young people. Some straight truths plainly told. Commencements, Y. M. C. A., etc. For Sunday Meetings:- The Life Worth Living; Sowing Wild Oats and the Harvest. For Commencements:- A Strong Life and What to do with It. For Temperance Meetings, Chautauqua Bible Hours, etc. get special circular. Lectures-Recitals Where the work of the Dramatic Reader and Thoughtful Lecturer are desired combined, these will satisfy. Titles explain contents:- Oratory-Its Smiles, Tears and Triumphs. Wit and Wisdom from Shakespeare. Shakespeare's Philosophy of Life. Read the Guarantee Any intelligent person who purchases a ticket for the lecture and hearing it, is not fully satisfied, will have the full price of the ticket refunded by applying to the Lecturer. Testimonials from Press and People NOTE: —Better than any amount of testimonials are the following men of experience, to whom we refer by special permission, Mr. Frank Morgan, Mutual Bureau, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. H. A. Larson, Badger Bureau, Waupaca, Wis.: Mr. Ford Howell, Midland Bureau, Des Moines, Ia.: A. D. Martin, Consolidated, Chicago, Ill.; Dr. Wilbur L. Davidson, National Chautauqua Bureau, Washington, D. C. An Opinion Based on Seventeen Years of Acquaintance is Worth Much. Read It. To Whom it May Concern: It gives me pleasure to state that I have known ARTHER E. GRINGLE for at least seventeen years as a man of exceptional ability as a Writer, Speaker and Worker. He is a man of prominence among us and worthy of fullest confidence as a true Christian gentleman and scholar. I know he has a host of friends among our leading men, and believe that those who know him longest and best, will love and trust him most. I cheerfully recommend him and his lecturers. H. H. WEBER, General Secretary Board of Church Extension, York, Pa. WHAT CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLIES SAY: The People Told Him: Crystal Springs, Miss., September 9, 1908. MY DEAR GRINGLE : I have thought ever since you were here that I would write you and tell you how well you pleased our Chautauqua people during our last session. I have heard many say that they got more out of GRINGLE'S LECTURES than from any other lecture during the session. I consider that a great compliment as we had a splendid program from beginning to end. Your work here was entirely satisfactory, and we hope to have you with us again. With very best wishes, Sincerely yours, L. M. DAMPEER, Jr. Drew Largest Audience Mt. Vernon, Ind., Oct. 8, 1908. I take pleasure in saying that ARTHURC E. GRINGLE was with us during our Chautauqua at Nokomis, Ill., last summer. He appeared on the program on the closing day (Sunday) and delivered a sermon in the forenoon and lecture in the afternoon. His audience in the afternoon was the largest in attendance during the entire session of the Chautauqua. MR. GRTNGLE is one of the best speakers on the lyceum platform I ever heard. His sermon was forciblc and uplifting throughout. His lecture was a work of art, both as to content, and the masterful and eloquent manner in which it was delivered. He holds the wrap attention of his audience from start to finish. He has a wonderful command of the English language and clothes his thoughts in beautiful form. I take pleasure in recommending Mr. Gringle to all who are looking for the best to be had in in his line. Very truly, E. G. BAUMAN, Mgr. Prin. of Public Schools. No Trouble to Hear Him at Evening Chautauqua, Crowded Auditorium DR. GRINGLE'S lecture abounded with philosophy and happy pictures of right living, and was delivered with a concise and clear enunciation, and tho in an ordinary tone of voice, those on the edge of the crowd had no trouble to distinguish every word. It was considered by many as one of the most wholesome and enjoyable numbers, and his lecture this afternoon, 'The Throbbing Heart of America' is anticipated with pleasure. Red Oak, Ia., Daily Express, Aug. 21, 1908. WHAT LYCEUM COURSES SAY: The Auditorium of the M. E. Church was taxed to its capacity last evening with an audience which had assembled to listen to a promised treat. All promises were fulfilled, and as the crowd filed out at the end of the lecture, such criticism as: The best yet; Good thought in that talk; He was magnetic, etc., were heard upon every side. ARTHUR E. GRINGLE , of Cincinnati, the lecturer, has an appearance which demands attention, a voice which has in it oratorical power, force and sympathetic qualities. The manner in which he handled his subject proved conclusively that he was master of it and was sincere in all his stated beliefs. Those who were present were fortunate. Those who were absent have reason to regret the fact. Many serious and humorous anecdotes were told, many stories offered which melted the audience to tears or brought forth peals of unrestrained laughter. To sum it all up Mr. Gringle is good, his speech is good, and the way he disposes of it is good. Fostoria, O., Times Daily, Jan. 10, 1908. All Loud in Praise—Recalled Montgomery, Ind., March 27, 1907.—Mr. Arthur Gringle gave a most excellent and instructive lecture in our parochial hall. His subject was, The Pursuit of Happiness, and from start to finish he handled the subject as a master. All who heard this gentleman speak are loud in his praise. We are to have a high school commencement here in the near future and are making an effort to have Mr. Gringle give a lecture on that occasion. Respectfully, J. P. MATHEWS, Priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Have You Ability? Can you Sing, Recite, Lecture, Play? The Lyceum World , of which Arthur E. Gringle is Editor, contains new Readings, Orations, Lecttures, and Interesting articles for all people interested in the best literature. Keep posted by subscribing. Monthly, $1.00 a Year; 15c a Copy. No free samples. Mr. Gringle will be glad to meet interested people after the lecture, Always address, THE LYCEUM WORLD, Arthur E. Gringle, Editor, Indianapolis, Indiana.
|Title||Arthur E. Gringle: editor of the Lyceum World|
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|Personal Name Subject||Gringle, Arthur E.|
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