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1925 Figure H.LEO. TAYLOR COMING H. LEO. TAYLOR Noted Platform and Pulpit Orator For Many Years With Leading Lyceum and Chautauqua Bureaus Antrim Philadelphia Ellison-White Portland International Bloomington Travers-Newton Des Moines White & Brown Kansas City Midland Circuit Des Moines And Others Dr. H. Leo Jaylor Lecturing throughout the country, winter and summer, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Canada to the Gulf. A Man of extensive travel, large experience and widely known for his unusual ability to entertain and inspire. A RADIO FAVORITE! DO YOU WANT FUN AND A GOOD TIME? THEN HEAR HIS WIT AND HUMOR and FUNNY STORIES and YOU WILL FORGET YOUR TROUBLES AND LAUGH AWAY YOUR CARES. His Lectures are very entertaining and instructive. HEAR HIS FACTS and PHILOSOPHY and you will want to live a better life and render a larger service to mankind. He will inspire you to higher ideals and loftier living. Best of all, he will make you think for he tells the truth and drives it home with terrific force and without fear or favor. SUBJECTS: 1. Give the Boy a Chance. 2. Life's Widening Horizon. 3. The Man Who Dares. 4. The Three Colts. 5. The Work that Succeeds and the Fight that Wins. READ on the following pages what others say. H. LEO. TAYLOR A GOVERNOR'S TRIBUTE GOVERNOR WALTER M. PIERCE of OREGON, after hearing Dr. H. Leo. Taylor's lecture, GIVE the BOY a CHANCE, at the FAMOUS GLADSTONE CHAUTAUQUA (THIRD LARGEST CHAUTAUQUA in the WORLD), expressed himself to the speaker in the following manner: THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL LECTURE. I JUST HAD TO STAY FOR YOU WON ME RIGHT FROM THE START. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT WORK, GO ON AND GOD BLESS YOU! LATER, GOVERNOR PIERCE WROTE DR. TAYLOR AS FOLLOWS: I have received your letter of Aug. 5th. I thank you for your kind words. I take great pleasure in adding the kodak pictures to my collection. I will take them with me to the old ranch where I expect to spend my declining days. IT HAS BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO LISTEN TO MANY LECTURERS, AND I RANK YOU AS ONE OF THE MOST HELPFUL I HAVE EVER HEARD. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL APPEAL. You are at liberty to use my statements in any way you see fit. Should you ever be in the capitol city, be sure to come in and see me. Signed, WALTER M. PIERCE, GOVERNOR. Noted Platform and Pulpit Orator A TRIBUTE FROM DR. HENRY W. STOUGH, FAMOUS PULPIT ORATOR AND EVANGELIST. Writing to Mr. S. M. Holliday, Mgr. Midland Chautauqua Circuit, Des Moines: My dear Mr. Holliday: The other day I was in Albia, Iowa, and heard Dr. Taylor give his lecture on GIVE the BOY a CHANCE. I WAS DELIGHTED WITH IT FROM EVERY STANDPOINT. The loosening up of parental responsibility is in my judgment, the cause of the present defaction in American youth. If you had a dozen men like Dr. Taylor and could somehow secure a hearing for them your Chautauqua would render a distinct contribution to the solution of the present appalling problem which confronts us everywhere. DR. TAYLOR'S STYLE OF DELIVERY IS SPLENDID AND HIS GRACIOUS BEARING AT ONCE INGRATIATES HIM INTO THE CONFIDENCE AND GOOD WILL OF THE AUDIENCE. HIS SHARP DRIVES ARE TEMPERED BY HIS WIT AND HUMOR. HIS MATERIAL IS JUST WHAT IS NEEDED IN AMERICA. I could not refrain from writing you this note and at my own suggestion to give you the idea of one patron. You may not remember me. I met you when I held meetings in Indianola many years ago. Signed, Henry W. Stough. COMMENTS A LETTER FROM INDIANA BY DR. S. L. ESSICK, BAPTIST PASTOR, TOPEKA. Mr. Leroy Dennis, Manager, Dennis Lyceum Bureau, Wabash, Ind. Dear Sir: I am sending you this unsolicited letter of endorsement of the excellent work of Mr. H. Leo. Taylor. Having talked with many who heard Dr. Taylor I express the sentiments of all by saying that he presents a program which shows the possession of a MASTER MIND. He is a man who could appear to the best advantage upon any platform in the country. His lectures are up to the minute, practical and earnest. They stimulate thought and the resolve to better conditions in our spiritual and social life. Dr. Taylor is a man who does not pose before an audience. He does not need to pose for he has that quiet strength and reserve power, possessed by all true orators. (Signed) S. L. Essick, Topeka, Ind. A LETTER FROM NEBRASKA. Mr. S. M. Holladay, Manager, Midland Chautauqua Circuit, Des Moines, Iowa. Dear Sir: We had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Leo. Taylor in his lecture, GIVE THE BOY A CHANCE. It certainly is a pleasure to once more listen to a man who has the moral courage to get up before a popular Chautauqua audience and call a spade a spade; to hear him tell the world what ails it and to suggest the remedy. Dr. Taylor is fearless and plain and he talks like a real 'He Man' trying to do some good in the world. His lecture is a message to every father and it is a pity that all the fathers in the land cannot hear him. Dr. Taylor's message is more like the OLD CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE, which carried more of moral CHARACTER BUILDING and less of popular oratory. NEVERTHELESS, his way of presenting his message is pleasing and he holds the attention of his hearers to the last word. (Signed) H. E. Colburn, Neligh, Neb. Sec'y Sac County Chautauqua Association. A LETTER FROM NEW JERSEY. H. Leo. Taylor left a fine impression upon our people when he delivered his lecture in Rumson in our People's Popular Course. For twelve years we have been listening to some of the best lecturers, but Mr. Taylor held his audience through every minute and we could have listened much longer, and they all agreed that this was the best we had listened to. It is a lecture that every father and mother as well as the young folks should hear, and having heard it they will receive new inspiration for the best things. There was not a dull minute throughout the lecture and the people went away hoping that we would invite Mr. Taylor to come again. (Signed) Arthur A. McKay, Pastor, Manager People's Popular Course. SUPT. OF SCHOOLS — G. L. ELY, GILLISPIEVILLE, OHIO. H. Leo. Taylor delivered his lecture on Monday night, Dec. 27th. To say that his audience was delighted is putting it weak. He is a strong man with a message that everyone should hear. Not a dull moment in two hours of delivery, and when the address was ended, everyone wondered if you had not sent your very best man to introduce our Lecture Course. SEND THIS MAN TAYLOR ANYWHERE AND HE WILL TEACH THE DULL AND THE INDIFFERENT HOW GLORIOUS IT IS TO THINK. HE WILL MAKE THEIR SIDES ACHE WITH LAUGHTER TOO. HE WILL NEGLECT NO PERSON BE HE YOUNG OR OLD. EVEN THE SMALL BOY AND GIRL GET THEIR SHARE AS HE GOES ALONG AND THEY GET TO THINKING AND LAUGHING. THE YOUTH GETS MUCH, TOO, THAT GIVES HIM INSPIRATION. EVERYBODY HAPPY. PERSONAL COMMENTS FROM RADIO LISTENERS — BROADCASTING STATION W. I. P. PHILADELPHIA. Mr. H. Leo. Taylor, Station W. I. P. Dear Sir: I want to thank you heartily for your remarkable address today. Your eloquence was marvelous and your lecture was one of the finest I have ever heard, so logical and true. Your voice, strong and clear, coming in through my radio brought tears and laughter. Very truly yours, Owen M. Connelly. Mr. Wm. H. Crown, Gen. Sec. Y. M. C. A. Germantown, Philadelphia. Dear Sir: I heard your program Sunday afternoon and consider Mr. Taylor one of your best speakers and hope you can secure him for another year. Cordially yours, George S. Frost. Broadcasting Station W. I. P. Y. M. C. A. Ass'n, Germantown, Pa. Congratulations on the lecture, Give the Boy a Chance. Listener, H. C. Bordy, Camden, N. J. Station W. I. P. Gimbel Brothers, Philadelphia. I wish to express my appreciation and congratulation to Mr. H. Leo. Taylor of Chicago, who gave that great lecture Sunday afternoon from the Germantown Theater for the Y. M. C. A. It was surely grand and a wonderful message for the young people of today. You have my heartiest congratulations. Mrs. Clara Johnston, Kennedyville, Maryland. NORTH DAKOTA Senator J. C. Gunderson, of North Dakota. Mr. H. Leo. Taylor made a fine impression and was well received by everyone. He is an able lecturer and a man who takes well before an audience. He deserves considerable credit for the success we had. We are especially indebted to Mr. Taylor for the part he took in the programme, as he put the right pep into it on the start, and his able talks set things going right. He has the ability and he makes use of it. Norman C. Koontz, Superintendent of City Schools, Jamestown, N. D. I heard the address of Rev. H. Leo. Taylor, Give the Boy a Chance, and consider it a masterpiece in thought as well as in delivery. Alex Karr, Sec. and Mgr. Spiritwood Lake Chautauqua, Jamestown, N. D. It affords me much satisfaction to recommend Rev. H. Leo. Taylor as a lecturer of unusual merit. His sturdy personality and splendid eloquence give him a power possessed by but few platform orators. F. H. Buckwalter, Sec. and Mgr. Valley City Chautauqua Association, Valley City, N. D. Mr. H. Leo. Taylor's lecture delivered at the Valley City Chautauqua this season we consider one of the most interesting and profitable lectures of the session. Mr. Taylor is a very able and pleasing speaker, and he has the happy faculty of keeping his audience in a good humor. His lectures are instructive, stimulating and appealing, and we would not hesitate to recommend this good man to any Committee looking for a lecturer who can make good. H. P. Cooper, Pastor Federated Methodist-Presbyterian Church, Casselton, N. D. Listening to Rev. H. Leo. Taylor pleading the cause of the immigrant carried my thoughts to the olden days of sweet persuasive eloquence. His clear thoughts and burning words create deep conviction and make attention at once easy and a great pleasure. IOWA C. F. Curtis, Dean and Director of Iowa State College of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa. I heard Rev. H. Leo. Taylor in two public lectures. He is a highly interesting and entertaining speaker and the matter of his lecturers is logical and sound. His addresses have a wholesome and inspiring influence. MISSOURI C. E. Ernst, States Atty., Albany, Mo. I regard Mr. H. Leo. Taylor, whom I have known well for many years, as being a profound and logical thinker, an eloquent and fluent speaker, a man of large oratorical powers, strong personality and fine stage presence. Of his most excellent addresses and the able manner in which they are given, I can offer no criticism. I heartily commend both the man and his message. ILLINOIS Thomas P. Reep, Chairman Program Committee. Dear Mr. Taylor: I want to express to you my appreciation of your lecture, Give the Boy a Chance, delivered yesterday at our Old Salem Chautauqua. I fully agree with you that there is nothing more worth while from every or any point of view or consideration than the BOYS of America, and I believe your lecture here will materially help, not only the boys, but the parents of these boys as well. I have heard nothing but words of commendation of your lecture from those who heard it, and you held the closest attention of your audience to the very end. The OLD SALEM Chautauqua is at Petersburg, Ill. Early home of Lincoln and very historic. H. LEO. TAYLOR ILLINOIS E. G. Yaeger, Supt. of Schools, Leland, Illinois. The writer has heard H. Leo. Taylor many times while in Chautauqua work through the Northwest. He also arrived into towns very frequently after H. Leo. Taylor had been there. On the occasions where the writer heard him speak, he never failed to receive the favorable verdict of the entire audience. He always got that fine response and attention which can be received, only, by the best of speakers on the public platform. Any one who is interested in the best that can be obtained on the platform today, should hear him. OHIO Sharon K. Scott, Pastor Presbyterian Church, Sommersville, Ohio, Writes: I want to commend the work of H. Leo. Taylor, I heard his lecture on Give the Boy a Chance, put on for the benefit of the school at Collinsville last Saturday night, and I invited him to speak Sunday morning. He has a captivating humor and brings down his game with the rapidity of a machine gun. But it is this sermon that I wish especially to commend. In these days when so many lecturers and preachers are leaving out the Cross of Christ I am rather hesitant to offer my pulpit, but I could scarcely wish that any man would preach a stronger Gospel. I most heartily commend him as lecturer and a preacher. PERSONAL COMMENTS Largely from Letters written to the Lyceum and Chautauqua Bureaus Mr. H. M. Bogart, Novi, Michigan, Writes: Mr. Taylor held his audience for nearly two hours. Even the children gave him the best of attention. I have attended Chautauquas and Lyceum Courses for years and feel safe in saying that his is the best and most enjoyable lecture I have ever listened to. Just enough spice to keep one on edge all the time and his points were made with telling effect. Supt. A. T. Hagerman, Public Schools, Byron, Michigan, Writes: The lecture was by far the best number we have had on our course this year. It was PAREXCELLENT; many people said it was worth all they paid for the course. Mr. C. E. Arthur, Milford, Michigan, Writes: A brilliant speaker and good story teller and he certainly drove the facts right home. Had the public known they were to have had such a treat they would have turned out much better. Supt. C. J. Barnum, Public Schools, Hadley, Michigan, Writes: (Com. Rpt.) Was wide awake, forceful, gave truths and inspiration and drove them home convincingly. Would like him again. Supt. Chas. C. Borst, Public Schools, Sterling, Michigan, Writes: His fearless manner, convincing and magnetic speech, his splendid personality make him a man of power and might for good. His splendid lecture is pronounced the best ever delivered here. He will be favorably remembered by old and young for years to come. A. M. Azelbom, North Star, Michigan, Writes: We were well pleased with the subject and the manner in which he handled it, with the forceful and rapid manner in which he speaks, with the wit and humor in which he portrays his themes. Consider it a real treat to have had the opportunity to listen to Mr. Taylor. Supt. of Schools, C. J. Barnum, Hadley, Michigan, Writes: H. Leo. Taylor gave our program on Friday night, Feb. 11th in the form of his wonderful lecture, Give the Boy a Chance, and he kept his audience from start to finish and since then the people have not ceased to talk of it. They are united in the opinion that it was well worth the price of the entire course. The lecture is full of fun, spice, common sense and is inspiring. Any person will miss a rare opportunity by not attending one of his lectures. Noted Platform and Pulpit Orator PRESS REPORTS Middleville Sun, Middleville, Mich. Among the many good things given at the Chautauqua sessions which deserve special mention was the lecture by H. Leo. Taylor, Give the Boy a Chance, a great message delivered in a masterful and convincing manner. Rockford Register, Rockford, Mich. Last night it was our pleasure to hear Dr. H. Leo. Taylor's great lecture. This number alone was well worth the price of the season ticket and well worth anybody's time to go to hear. (Signed) F. A. Gibson, Editor and Pres. Rockford Chautauqua Association. The Potter County News, Gettysburg, S. D. Judging from the applause and close attention received, the lectures Saturday afternoon and evening by H. Leo. Taylor seemed to be the most popular on the speaking program. Dr. Taylor is a vigorous and fiery speaker and his lectures are masterly interweavings of wit, humor, facts and sentiment. Randolph Times-Enterprise, Randolph, Neb. The lecture Wednesday afternoon by H. Leo. Taylor on Give the Boy a Chance received much commendation, many stating that that number alone was worth the price of the season ticket. Without question he is an able speaker. Morrow County Independent, Cardington, O. H. Leo. Taylor gave two splendid lectures at the M. E. Church. With unusual vigor he presented his themes, holding his audiences to absolute attention. The school is to be congratulated upon having a man of Dr. Taylor's ability upon its program. Page (Nebr.) Reporter. Mr. Taylor held the large audience with a lecture that not only has real merit as to thought, but which is intensely interesting and entertaining. He gave a lecture which was masterful and highly inspirational. Nothing better has been given in Page. The Commercial Advertiser, Red Cloud, Neb. Friday's program brought to the platform Mr. Leo. Taylor, who delivered a splendid address on Boy Life. His lecture sparkled with humor. It was of the inspirational type and vastly profitable to the parents present. Dr. Taylor was given the closest attention throughout his lecture. He is a natural speaker and his message well worth hearing. His rich experience in boy's work enables him to speak with authority on all questions involving the character and personality of the boy. Worcester Democrat, Pocomoke City, Maryland H. Leo. Taylor, Lyceum lecturer, spoke to a large audience last Tuesday evening at the Empire Theater, and the very best evidence of his power to entertain was the fact that he held the undivided attention of a large number of high school boys for more than one and three-quarter hours. If a man can do that he needs no further encomium. MR. TAYLOR POSSESSED A WEALTH OF VOCABULARY, A PURITY OF DICTION, A FLUENCY OF SPEECH and a QUALITY OF ORATORY THAT MADE A DEEP IMPRESSION ON ALL PRESENT AND INSURES HIM A LARGE BODY OF HEARERS SHOULD HE EVER VISIT POCOMOKE CITY AGAIN. Kathryn (N. D.) Recorder. Rev. Taylor is an eloquent speaker, has a strong and pleasing personality and his lecture, Give the Boy a Chance, delivered Sunday evening, was of the very best it has been our privilege to listen to here or elsewhere. To the boy who is privileged to hear this lecture will come an inspiration and longing for higher and better things and to parents of boys an awakened sense of responsibility for their boys' spiritual as well as physical welfare. Jamestown (N. D.) Daily Alert. Rev. Taylor's address was a fine plea for character and he proved a splendid orator and most entertaining speaker.
|Title||H. Leo. Taylor|
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|Personal Name Subject||Taylor, H. Leo|
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