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The Child of Today is the Community, the State, the Civilization of Tomorrow. Figure FRED G. BALE LAWYER — LECTURER — TEACHER Prosecutor for the Coming Generation A Lecture Series on TODAY'S YOUTH AND THE COMMUNITY A single ounce of FORMATION of Character in a CHILD is worth a ton of REFORMATION in an ADULT. FRED G. BALE FRED G. BALE is one of the outstanding lecturers on the American platform today. Lyceum and Chautauqua managers of America, all concur in this rating. He speaks on problems centering about the youth of today—the most vital problems that can be presented to the people of any community. He speaks authoritatively, from first hand experience. As prosecutor in one of the pioneer Juvenile Courts of America his opportunity to study the traits of the bad kids and the conditions in society lying back of them was practically unlimited. His messages come from contacts with problems affecting children of all kinds and all conditions of life, both as a teacher and in practical social psychology. As a speaker his style combines humor, concreteness, wit, pathos, epigrammatic brilliance of statement, dynamic force, gripping dramatic power. His is a rapid fire delivery backed by a burning conviction, fearlessness and utter sincerity. His messages arouse, enlighten, convince, grip and melt his way to the very hearts of his hearers. His vivid human interest stories are masterpieces of universal appeal—lasting and unforgettable in their effect. He makes equally good with any type of audience. Managers say, He never fails to win an audience. He has lectured in every state in the United States and Province of Canada. The important large cities in the United States and Canada have all heard him from one to a half dozen times. In more recent years an ever increasing demand on his time has come from the various Educational Groups—Universities, Colleges and High School Assemblies, Teachers Institutes, Commencements, P. T. A.s, etc. A CONTEMPORARY EDUCATOR-LECTURER Dr. Edward Howard Griggs, noted educational speaker and writer says: I've never shared a program with any man who gave a more vital series of educational talks. He is virile, eloquent and tremendously effective. Civilization marches forward only on the feet of each succeeding generation of its children HE HAS BEEN CALLED PROSECUTOR FOR THE COMING GENERATION Lecture Subjects Tomorrow's Citizens Today An arraignment of the modern influences destructive to good citizenship and productive of crime and moral delinquency among American youth, with a challenge to every home and community to meet these conditions by constructive community programs. The 4th Line of Defense The Eugenic, Physical, Mental and Spiritual Development of future citizens, considered as the nation's most important of all defense programs. Some of the greatest obstacles to the building of such defense. The Fiddler and the Fire A modern Nero fiddling on a lute of gold amidst fires destroying the nation's greatest asset. Delivered fifteen hundred times. Leisure and Achievement A hitherto almost untouched phase in the educational program. The importance of a planned creative use of leisure time in developing an achieving future citizenship. A constructve community and national program for helping youth to attain the highest possible standard of productive efficiency. The Teacher and a Design for Living The Truth About Youth If I were asked to name the leading speakers on Better Citizenship I should include Bale in any list.— Ralph Parlette, Editor Lyceum Magazine. I have known practically all the great speakers of England and America during my time. If I were organizing a company of five members to transform society I would make Bale a member.—Dr. James L. Hughes, Toronto, Canada, Director Dominion Schools. Other Subjects on Request for Specific Occasions. FRED G. BALE Typical Miscellaneous Comments WOMEN'S CLUBS We want you to know what a great service you rendered us when you sent Fred Bale to us. Our membership feel that we have done the greatest service to the community we have been able to do in years by sponsoring his lecture. Every time he opened his mouth he hit us but every one liked the broadsides he fired. Never before have those walls echoed with such plain, unvarnished truths. The vital things that affect the very foundation of society. It is the greatest address we have ever had here. When can we have him back? Dr. Olga H. Gross, Pres. Woman's Club, Pittsfield, Maine. MEN'S SERVICE CLUBS Bale addressed a great mass meeting in the Y. M. C. A. here in Seattle Sunday afternoon and made a great hit. Few speakers have moved an audience more deeply. But he scored an even more remarkable success in the ovation he received after his address to Rotary Monday noon. The whole membership arose en masse and wildly cheered him. Our District Governor was present and pronounced the message one of the greatest he had ever heard. I'm writing you with the hope that every Rotary in the U. S. may be given the opportunity to hear this man Bale. Secretary Speaker's Committee, Seattle, Wash., Rotary. CHURCH GROUPS We have had Fred G. Bale three times for our annual Brotherhood supper of this church, and we want him again next year. Three hundred heard him give his masterpiece, Tomorrow's Citizens Today last night and went out pronouncing it the best yet. Pres. Men's Brotherhood Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill. A MINISTER'S ESTIMATE Fred G. Bale has been in Elkhorn and has made Community history. No personality has so thoroughly stirred the people in many years, as he did in his brief stay of a day and a half. He gave three addresses Sunday and one Monday morning. He faced four distinct different types of audiences, ranging from older groups to a High School Assembly. It was my privilege to hear all four of his addresses. The following traits were outstanding in the man his message: VERSATILITY—In thought content, type of illustrative material and his whole general approach, he ADJUSTED himself to each particular audience with masterful accuracy—and effectiveness. DYNAMIC POWER OF EXPRESSION—He used no 'sob stuff' whatever, and yet swept his audience completely. As I analyzed it, it was his sheer force of dynamic expression backed by a tremendous, overpowering conviction and earnestness. IDEALISM—He mercilessly flayed the most popular evils common to the very audience before him, and yet won their affection. I attribute this to the fact that his attack was that of a great-hearted Idealist and not that of a cynic. I have never heard as great nor as persuasive a plea for the rights and highest welfare of Childhood and Youth, and the responsibility of their elders, as Judge Bale gave us. Wm. R. Peterson, Minister First M. E. Church, Elkhorn, Wis. LETTERS FROM BUREAU MANAGERS One of the greatest lecture 'finds' in this generation!—A. C. Coit, President, Coit Lyceum, Cleveland. His is a soul sincerity that will make any speaker great.— Tom. Hendricks, Lyceum Magazine. If you are not familiar with Bale and his work you ought to be, and you ought to have him, because there is nobody on the platform today that is doing the work that Bale is doing. I mean by that there is nobody who is interesting, thrilling and inspirng the young people, or making a more profound impression on their elders. He is a credit to the finest traditions of the Platform. He has just completed a season of fourteen weeks of Lyceum, Teachers Clubs, School and College Assembly and P. T. A.s, to my utmost satisfaction, and I cannot speak of him, and his great work on the platform except in terms of seemingly extravagant praise.—Robert L. Myors, President, The Interstate Bureau, Chicago. Fred G. Bale has covered all of my circuits in Western Canada, as many as three or four times. We have had many of the big headline lecturers in Western Canada. Bale made a greater, deeper and more lasting impression, everywhere in my territory than any of these men. He was wonderful to work with, co-operative and helpful. I'll, bet my old hat that he'll give any community more constructive service for their money than any other lecturer they could get.—J. M. Erickson, The Canadian Chautauquas, Calgary, Alberta. Fred Bale is one of the most forceful speakers on the platform today has one of the most worthwhile messages for American communities. He has lectured for us a half dozen years, filling hundreds of engagements. Everywhere he has won unqualified and most enthusiastic reports and not one adverse criticism. I will pledge you my reputation and twenty-five years' experience in the lecture business regarding Bale's making 'good, with any audience as one of the best they ever had.—O. B. Stephenson, Manager Emerson Lyceum Bureau, Chicago.' I have always admired Bale's lecture position and the fearless way lie handles public questions. No one has ever given us better service on the Lyceum and Chautauqua and Institute platform in our entire experience in the business than Bale, and I know of no one who makes better with committees everywhere, than he has done for us in the number of seasons he has been with us.—Walter Ricks, Manager Ellison, White, Bureau, Portland, Ore. H. B. Gislason, Head Department Community Service, General Extension Division, University of Minnesota.—Let me say that I doubt whether any lecturer we have ever had in this state has given the quality of satisfaction to the P. T. A.s and the High School and College Assemblies that Bale has given. We have had him on four state tours and are using him again. Guy V. Keeler, Director Lecture Bureau, University of Kansas Extension.—Everywhere he went—all over Kansas—Churches, men's clubs, women's clubs, teachers, college students, high school youngsters, all alike want him back again. ECHOES FROM EDUCATORS COLLEGES Judge Bale made a profound and wholesome impression upon our college community by his intense moral earnestness and evidenced sincerity and conviction.—Pres. Robert Kent, Franklin College, Franklin, Ind. Pres. Weir C. Ketler, Grove City College, Grove City, Penna.—I cannot believe he will disappoint any audience. Prof. Elmer Weldon, Georgetown College, Ky.—We regard him as one of the most forceful, convincing, and courageous speakers that have appeared in our college chapel. Forrest H. Kirkpatrick, Ex. Sec. to the President, Bethany College, Bethany W. Va.—He is a clear and compelling speaker. He handled his subject with the intelligence and dignity that appeals to a college community. After his stirring address at least seventy-five students remained for conference with Judge Bale. This is a most unusual thing here.—Pres. Frank Hyer, Central State Teachers' College, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. COMMENCEMENTS Fred G. Bale speaking to a class of 275 graduates and an audience of 5000, delivered one of the greatest and most memorable commencement addresss I've ever heard in all my years of experience. It is impossible to state the sincere appreciation our people have shown concerning this magnificent address. I have not gone out on the street since without a number of folks stopping me and congratulating me on securing this year's speaker.—Edgar J. Llewelyn, Supt., Newcastle, Indiana Schools. (Has recently been returned for two addresses at Newcastle Teachers' Institute.) TEACHERS INSTITUTES No lecturer has ever appeared before our teachers in our 35 years of Institute History who has been more satisfactory to them. His presentation of his subject matter is eloquent. He holds the undivided attention of the teachers from start to finish. I take pleasure in saying to all superintendents, His up-to-the-minute messages on Education and Citizenship-building are vitally needed in every American community. Every teacher, parent and school patron should hear him, and hear him again.—Joseph B. Richey, Superintendent, McKeesport, Pa. Judge Fred G. Bale spoke at our recent County Teachers' Institute and he was considered one of the best speakers we have ever had. Forceful in his talks, sincere in what he says, holds the attention of all his hearers at all times. Has a message of vital interest on the problem of training our youth. He holds up high ideals in a most effective way. I have never known a speaker to stir the community as much as he seemed to do.—Charles E. Griffith, Stark County, Ill.
|Title||Today's Youth and the Community|
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|Personal Name Subject||Bale, Fred G.|
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