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Figure EBEN LESH Popular Lectures Not a Humorist But a Humorous Lecturer Introduction MR. LESH was born and spent his youth on a farm. After acquiring a general education, he entered the Indiana Law School from which he graduated in 1900 at the head of his class, winning the class prize for highest average scholarship and leading the Law School in forensic debate. Since his graduation he has been aggressively identified with the practice of his profession. This training has specially fitted him for the Popular Lecture Field in which he is now engaged. Announcement THE CONQUEROR is a humorous lecture dealing with the social problems and follies of the present day, so apparent as they exist in others but to which in ourselves we are blinded. It inspires the most hearty laughter but every laugh drives home a lesson that is worth while. Although searching in its criticisms it is optimistic in its ultimate trend and concludes with a graphic picture of the Princely Conqueror through whom all follies will pass away. THE ART OF BUILDING TEMPLES is a lecture dealing with the Fine Art of building the temple of human success. This temple may rest neither upon foundation of wealth, learning nor social attainment but alone upon the solid foundation of character. In both of these lectures the demand for serious and vital truths presented in an attractive and humorous style, is most admirably met. Special Addresses: H. S. Commencements, S. S. Conventions, Y. M. C. A. Meetings Personal and Press Comments Enoch Westerfield, Wholesale Merchant, Greenville, Ohio. The best picture of life that was ever given from a Greenville platform. Fred J. Blake, Secretary Local Committee, Antler, Ky. Mr. Lesh had his audience convulsed with laughter, but every laugh drove home a lesson that was worth while. Joe C. Burgess, Supt. Jefferson High School, Deerfield, Ind. No lecture in recent years has given more general satisfaction than did the Lecture of Mr. Lesh. Mary B. Cox, M. A., Head of History Dept., Huntington High School, Huntington, Ind. Mr. Lesh and his Lecture, The Conqueror, are both unique. The man is refreshingly original in platform usage and devise. The Lecture is a clear and concise discussion of present conditions and problems; it is full of striking comparisons and apt illustrations, interspersed with surprises of both wit and wisdom. Altogether Mr. Lesh touches life in a most vital and interesting way, presenting 20th century ideals that are distinctly worth while. Huntington Herald, Huntington, Ind. Those who heard the Lecture, “The Conqueror,” declared that it ranks with the best they have ever heard from any Chautauqua platform. St. Paris News Despatch, St. Paris, O. Mr. Eben Lesh delivered an entertaining Lecture at the Opera House, Friday night. His theme covered many phases of present day problems in our National and Social affairs. Mr. Lesh has a refreshing style in presenting his subject, and his keen wit and humorous illustrations kept his hearers in ecstacy. Versailles Press, Versailles, Ohio. A most entertaining but effective analysis of the social problems of the day. The Dayton (Ohio) Telescope. Mr. Lesh is one of the most brilliant and entertaining speakers on the platform to-day. J. M. Cox, M. A., Historical Dept., Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Ind. In appearance and manner Mr. Lesh is quiet and unassuming. His delivery is clear, distinct and impressive. His Lecture is not of the academic type-merely an array of facts concerning dead issues, relieved at intervals with outbursts of eloquence—but one that deals effectively with the present day problems demanding immediate solution. A Live Lecture by a Live Man. Roy Shiering, Supt. Jackson High School, Union City, Ind. Eben Lesh appeared on the third number of our Lecture Course and I consider it the best of our series. His Lecture was instructive and he held the attention of every one while he gave them the great truths as they exist to-day. He will long be remembered by our patrons. B. W. Gates, Sec'y Local Com., Edgewood, Ill. We have had the most celebrated speakers on the American platform on our courses, but none have given more universal satisfaction than Mr. Lesh. Chas. I. Williams, Secretary Local Committee, Freeland, Ill. No Lecturer ever pleased our people more than Mr. Lesh in The Art of Building Temples. Send him again. A. D. Gusman, Mgr. Citizens Lecture Course, Markle, Indiana. I heard Mr. Lesh deliver his Lecture, The Conqueror, under the most unfavorable circumstances to be imagined, and will say that it is a success. Mr. Lesh has a keen, analytical mind, and a vein of irony and wit that never fails to do effective work. He is broad in his reach, fascinating in his delivery and has a message for those who appreciate the problems and conditions of the day. Chas. O. Johnson, Supt. Beech Grove High School, Winchester, Ind. I am sure Mr. Lesh pleased the audience more than any other number on our course. Charles F. Hara, Manager Citizens Lecture Course, Farmersville, Ohio. Our people were delighted with the Lecture, The Conqueror. The strictest attention and most generous applause was shown throughout. A Word of Personal Tribute There has been no time in the history of the Republic when the voice of strong men was more needed for discussion of matters of the commonweal, nor has there been a time when men of conviction and ability were heard with more respect than now. Figure This will give Hon. Eben Lesh a grip on the public attention wherever he appears. His extensive and successful law practice in partnership with his brother, U. S. Lesh, the author; his wide experience in practical affairs of Church and State, and his knowledge of men, fit him for vigorous and discriminating treatment of actual conditions. His genuine ability as thinker and speaker, directed by unflinching moral convictions, gives his words that undisputed weight that escapes analysis but wins sympathetic hearing and is the final element in the modern platform orator. In his lecture, The Conqueror, which I have heard more than once, Mr. Lesh has found a fine tool for his talents. THOMAS BARNETT TERHUNE, D. D., Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, Indiana.
|Title||Eben Lesh: popular lectures|
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|Personal Name Subject||Lesh, Eben|
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