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POPULAR LECTURES Figure Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz Residence, 7216 McPherson Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pa. D R. EARL DOUGLASS HOLTZ is one of the strong men of the American Lyceum World. Hundreds of delighted audiences throughout various States testify to his great worth, to his intellectuality and to his eloquence. Combining, as he does, a ripe scholarship, a large experience, a close association with men and affairs, he is splendidly equipped for the great work of the popular teacher and lecturer. He knows what it is to live, to realize noble purposes, and therefore he comes to the people with a message of love, of hope, of courage, and of inspiration. Dr. Holtz has seem much of the world and its people. He has traveled in each of the four continents of the globe. He is a keen observer and is full of the things he has seen and heard. A man of spotless character, with a burning message pleasingly delivered with just enough humor to enliven and attract. Dr. Holtz and his popular lectures always please. He is available for Lyceum and Chautauqua work, and for Y. M. C. A., Epworth League, and Christian Endeavor addresses, and for Class and Commencement orations. SUBJECTS 1. Grip, Grit and Gumption. 2. The Measure of a Man. 3. A Yankee in the Land of the Pharaohs. 4. The Measure of America —A World Power. 5. Journeys in Jerusalem. —(Sunday Evening.) 6 Fuss and Fun of Farm Life. 7. Our Part in the Tragedy of Life —Temperance. 8. The Land Divided, the World United —Panama Canal—Illustrated. FLASHES FROM THE PUBLIC PRESS Rare Descriptive Powers. Brilliant, Witty, Entertaining. Attractive, Sparkling with Humor. Humorous, Entertaining and Instructive. Magnetic Presence. Greatly Delighted His Hearers. Style is Pleasing. Captured, and Carried the Audience to the End. Full of Good Things. Very Strong Attraction. Was a Real Treat. Forceful Word-Picture Painting. What They Say of Dr. Holtz TIMES, Pardeeville, Wis. —Dr. Holtz as a lecturer stands among the foremost of his class, and has that faculty of keeping in touch with his audience. His subject was hand-led as by a master. His lecture abounds in wit and humor, with which he would excite merriment from his hearers and as suddenly quiet them with a touch of pathos. THE HERALD, Cuthbert, Ga. —The lecture of Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz was enjoyed by a good-sized audience. Dr. Holtz is a fine speaker, and his subject was treated in such a manner as to amuse, instruct, and inspire. OLDS (IOWA) RECORD. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz held his audience from the word go. His points were clear cut and forcible. His delivery was splendid, his humor irresistible. AURORA (NEB.) REPUBLICAN. —The third lecture held in the Baptist Church was given by Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz. The subject, Grip, Grit, and Gumption was well chosen and handled with a force of ability and eloquence that held the audience in rapt attention. The lecture was interspersed with interesting humorous illustrations and anecdotes, and the audience not only felt highly entertained but greatly benefited by having heard him. THE DAILY HERALD, McConnellsville, Ohio. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz gave the last lecture of the course which the people of Pennsville have enjoyed this winter, and many pronounced it the best of the series. Dr. Holtz has a splendid presence, stands six feet two, and gave a lecture that towered away up in a manner corresponding to his physical height. Dr. Holtz has fine descriptive powers, he is humorous, entertaining and above all, wholesome and inspiring. ALMOND (N. Y.) GLEANER. —Dr. E. D. Holtz delivered an exceptionally fine lecture in Academy Hall on Grip, Grit, and Gumption. It was a rare treat to the large number who heard it, the hall being filled to overflowing. Dr. Holtz is an able speaker, delivering his lectures in a most fitting manner. We all join in the wish that he may speak to us again. BELLEVILLE (PA.) TIMES. —The second number of the Lecture Course was delivered by Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Despite the inclement weather the building was filled to its seating capacity with an attentive and appreciative audience. Dr. Holtz is a brilliant orator, possessing strong personal magnetism, keen wit, ready humor, and great fluency of speech. Dr. EARL DOUGLASS HOLTZ: Your lectures and visit alike to our Florida Chautauqua will always remain a marked and pleasant memory of our most successful season. The highest compliment that can be paid to any lecturer is a reinvitation, and if it is impossible for you to come next season we shall certainly expect you again at no distant date. You brought us all the elements of sunshine, hope, cheer, and happiness. Yours sincerely, WALLACE BRUCE, President Florida Chautauqua. (This was third appearance here.) SPARTANSBURG (PA.) SENTINEL. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz brought a message to the people that was well delivered and well received. It was like a great big nut with the exception that it was all meat and no shell. No one could go from that lecture without taking something that would help him in overcoming the difficulties of life and make its burdens lighter. High School Commencement, Apollo, Pa. NEWS RECORD. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz addressed the class of 1910. His subject, Grit, Grip, and Gumption, sparkled with wit and cleverness and was thoroughly enjoyed by the large audience. NEW VIENNA (O.) REPORTER. —Doctor Earl Douglass Holtz delivered a very interesting lecture, the fifth in the current local lecture course. It was an instructive lecture, replete with lofty sentiments and apt sayings. There was ever before the audience some charming ideal, infinitely worthy of any dreamer or actor in the drama of life. RUSHVILLE (NEB.) RECORD. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz gave a most instructive lecture, punctuated with humor, wit, and sarcasm, with flashes of deep philosophy and good, every-day common sense. LEADER, Canton, S. D. —Dr. Holtz has a fine platform appearance and a good voice, and a very happy, forceful manner in delivery. The lecture was the best we have ever heard, and that big audience listened delighted with the speaker and his brilliant word-picture painting. Without a desire to flatter the distinguished gentleman, the Leader frankly believes his equal has never been heard in Canton. When he drives home a point with that powerful voice you feel as if he were covering you with a flashlight through which some great Christian precept was boring its way for lodgment in life's memory. EVENING COURIER, Tamaqua, Pa. —Prof. Earl D. Holtz gave a very able discourse in the Odd Fellows' Hall last evening under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. His subject was Grit, Grip, and Gumption. He handled his subject in a most admirable manner and delighted the large audience. DAILY TRIBUNE, Toronto, Ohio. —Dr. Earl D. Holtz had a good audience for his lecture on Grip, Grit, and Gumption. The lecture was full of wit and humor interspersed with wholesome observations. He has a vein of humor that bubbles out all through his lecture that is very pleasing and holds the interest from beginning to finish. PRESS REPORT (CLARKSTON, UTAH) — A Fine Lecture Given Clarkston by Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz, of Pittsburgh, Pa. A large audience listened to the Doctor's lecture on Grip, Grit and Gumption. After pleasing and congratulatory remarks the lecturer launched, at once, into his subject, and in a most charming, as well as masterful manner, did he handle it. Between a running fire of humorous comment and pleasing illustrations, he drove home the necessity that exists for each one who desires to do and be something, to fill his niche and perform his part worthily in the world's service; to possess and put into active practice the qualities of which his lecture so ably treated. The lecturer left a highly pleased audience and was tendered a hearty vote of thanks and invited to come again. Such lectures are of incalculable value, viewed from the economic and social aspects, as well as being promotive of mental and moral uplift, they cannot but exert a beneficent influence. DR. WM. M. HARKNESS, PASTOR M. E. CHURCH, HEMET, CAL. Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz delivered his lecture, Grip, Grit and Gumption, at the Hemet Opera House last evening. Dr. Holtz gave us a lecture that was packed full of good common sense, which would move the listeners to better things, and yet sparkled with wit until he held the audience with perfect ease. LEEDS (N. D.) NEWS. —Dr. Holtz possesses rare descriptive powers, is brilliant, witty, entertaining, and instructive. WHITE (S. D.) LEADER. —Earl Douglass Holtz pleased the audience, as he usually does.—(Second appearance here in one month). COOPERSBURG (PA.) SENTINEL. —Last Friday evening Dr. Holtz delivered his lecture, Grip, Grit, and Gumption, in the High School auditorium. It was greatly appreciated. Dr. Holtz is an intellectual giant. He is full of brilliant thought, elegant and beautiful language, and charming anecdote, has a striking personality, and is a charming gentleman socially. BLAIRSVILLE (PA.) ENTERPRISE. —Dr. Holtz has the faculty of giving a lecture which combines entertainment and instruction in the proper proportions to be really entertaining to the average audience. He is witty, eloquent, and forceful. BLAIRSVILLE (PA.) COURIER.—A GOOD LECTURE —The lecture of Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz on Grip, Grit, and Gumption, gave great satisfaction to the audience. Dr. Holtz delivered a masterly address. It was scholarly, interesting, and instructive. It was enjoyable in an unusual degree, sparkled with wit and humor, overflowed with pointed and finely illustrated suggestions. ELLWOOD (NEB.) BULLETIN. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz was in fine voice and delivered a mangnificent oration. It was the brightest and wittiest lecture that has ever been delivered in Ellwood. NEWTON (IA.) DAILY NEWS. —The lecture by Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz was a real treat to all who heard him. The lecture is an earnest and thoughtful one, so well seasoned with keen wit and splendid oratory that none could fail to enjoy every word. (This was his fourth time in Newton). ROCKFORD (N. D.) TRANSCRIPT. —Without question one of the most entertaining and instructive lectures ever listened to. LACEYVILLE (PA.) MESSENGER. —The fourth number of the Laceyville High School course was given by Earl Douglass Holtz, of Pittsburgh, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. Dr. Holtz is very entertaining, interspersing words of cheer and good advice with bright and sparkling wit and humor. THE DEMOCRAT, Johnstown, Pa. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz, whose appearance on the platform is always an attraction in Johnstown, in his lecture on Fus and Fun of Farm Life gave a delightful verbal picture of this phase of our existence, bringing vividly to memory the days spent happily in green fields close to Nature. (This was the Doctor's third lecture in Roxbury church in eight months). THE DOUGLASS COUNTY RECORD, Castle Rock, Col. —The fourth number of the lecture course proved to be the best so far on the course. Dr. Holtz took for his subject Grip, Grit, and Gumption and held the audience spellbound for two hours. The only criticism offered was the lecture was not long enough. Castle Rock will surely buy Dr. Holtz again. MADISON (MINN.) WESTERN GUARD. —His splendid voice, his numerous and witty sayings, mingled with the honest truths he told us, held the audience on the alert for what was coming. One of the most eloquent and forceful speakers who ever visited our city. GREEN CITY (MO.) PRESS. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz as a lecturer stands among the foremost of his class. Dr. Holtz is a very pleasant speaker in appearance, voice and manner, and possesses wonderful power in word-picture painting. PERU EVENING JOURNAL, Peru, Ind. —Dr. Earl Douglass Holtz, a distinguished orator and lecturer of Pittsburgh, Pa., addressed a large gathering of men at the Y. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon. The doctor chose as his topic, Opportunity and Possibility, and his manner of presenting the subject instantly won the attention and admiration of those assembled.
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