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Figure GEORGE C. RHEINFRANK REDPATH LYCEUM BUREAU BOSTON CHICAGO GEORGE C. RHEINFRANK Lecturer GEORGE C. RHEINFRANK has entered upon his third year as a lecturer and is no longer an experiment. His growth has been steady and strong. From the beginning he gave promise of a successful lyceum career, being well equipped for it by natural endowments, education and training. Born and reared in the city, in the midst of the grind and whirl of commercial activity, he is not a student of dry dogmas and bloodless philosophies, but of life and its problems. His themes are vital, his treatment popular. His lectures radiate with a profusion of stirring, inspiring thought, they scintillate with the brilliance of literary gems and exhale a refreshing exhuberance of wit and humor. Prof. Fr. Schaub, a prominent educator and orator characterizes his lectures thus: His thought is clear and vigorous, his diction pleasing and polished, his illustrations well chosen, often striking. He possesses a round, strong, well modulated voice, has an attractive, aggressive poise while speaking, and uses graceful gestures. SUBJECTS The Interrogation The Tragedies and Triumphs of Failure On the Trial of Liberty Patriotic Their Rock is not as Our Rock For Y. M. C. A.'s. COMMENTS Tekonsha, Mich., Jan. 30th, 1908. To the Redpath Lyceum Bureau. Gentlemen: Geo. C. Rheinfrank appeared last night as the second number of the Citizens' lecture course here with The Interrogation. We heartily join with what we believe to be the very general sentiment of the town that this was the most able and valuable platform effort Tekonsha has enjojed in many a year. Mr. Rheinfrank was altogether pleasing and most thoroughly convincing. His lecture will not be forgotten but will live in our thoughts and lives during the rest of life, making us better and stronger. Mr. Rheinfrank is not an experiment on the lecture platform but a full fledged prince in that profession. The lecture is a masterly unfolding of gold nuggets from the most valuable mines of knowledge embellished as only a master hand, a master heart, and a master mind can. Mr. Rheinfrank will always find a welcome here. W. Hubert Moore, Pastor M. E. Church GEORGE C. RHEINFRANK Lecturer Monday evening Geo. C. Rheinfrank gave the third number of the Garner lecture course at the opera house. He is a pleasing speaker, has keen wit, is humorous, logical, a clear thinker and eloquent, entertaining and instructing his audience at the same time. It was one of the very best lectures ever given in Garner. The Garner (Iowa) Signal. A Good Lecture. The Christian church was crowded to hear the second entertainment in the lecture course delivered by Geo. C. Rheinfrank, and all were richly rewarded for attending. His subject was The Interrogation, and he handled it ably, concisely and eloquently and it scintillated throughout with sufficient wit to add amusement to appreciation. New Sharon (Iowa), Star The third number of the Lyceum course was presented Tuesday evening by George C. Rheinfrank, lecturer, to a large audience. His subject, The Interrogation; or What is Life? offers a wide and interesting range of thought, and in its handling were shown the results of deep study, careful research and keen knowledge man nature in its varied phases, clothed in eloquent and forceful language. While a refreshing vein of humor enlivened his discourse, there was a preponderance of sober, convincing seriousness, which was presented in a way that even the children present could easily understand. His lecture was brim full of good things, and patrons of the course hope to have the pleasure of again listening to Mr. Rheinfrank in the not distant future. The Register-Tribune, Akron, Iowa. The audience that assembled at the Methodist church on Monday evening to hear Geo. C. Rheinfrank, listened to an address full of truth and mirth, which entertained as well as instructed. In his treatment of the interrogation, What is life? the audience was made to see the difference between the false and the true, the real and the visionary, between the ignoble and the noble, and that the highway to success is by the royal path of work. The Perry (Mich.) Journal. A sympathetic, melodious voice and overwhelming eloquence. The La Crosse (Wis.) Family Friend. George C. Rheinfrank was pleasing and entertaining. His subject, The Interrogation, What is Life. He showed that life is what we make it, that we should not indulge in imaginary disaster in the future but enjoy the sunshine of the present. He is a man of strong personality, and his words are powerful and to the point. It is said by some that it is the best that we have had in our lecture course. Cass County Democrat, Raymore, Mo. J. Adam Bede, the humorous congressman from Minnesota, was scheduled to lecture Sunday afternoon but did not arrive on time, however the audience was very agreeably disappointed by what was considered by many one of the very best lectures of the entire course (Chautauqua) given by Geo. C. Rheinfrank who, as general manager stepped bravely into the breach and gave a most eloquent address. Boone County (Iowa) Democrat. George C. Rheinfrank lectured to an appreciative and delighted audience upon the subject, The Interrogation, or What is Life? The pleasing personality of the speaker captivated his audience, and while answering this serious question seriously from various view points, there was mingled a sufficient amount of wit and humor to cause his listeners to forget their cares and troubles for the time and to almost believe that life is one delightful dream. Mr. Rheinfrank's eloquence, together with his high ideals, fine, clear and vigorous thought, won for him many new friends. Griswold (Iowa) American. Geo. C. Rheinfrank, manager of the Chautauqua, demonstrated his ability as an entertainer as well as an orator. The large audience enjoyed his witty and eloquent lecture. The Maquoketa (Iowa) Record. GEORGE C. RHEINFRANK Lecturer A large and appreciative audience. The lecture was well worth hearing, being instructive and entertaining to a very high degree. Mr. Rheinfrank proved to be one of the most entertaining lectures that has appeared in this or any previous lecture cource in Montague. His wit and humor elicited rounds of laughter and applause, and those who were present enjoyed an intellectual treat. The Montague (Mich.) Observer. The lecture given by Mr. George C. Rheinfrank was enjoyed by a large audience and was pronounced by many to be the best lecture that we have had. The Dannebrog (Neb.) News. An impressive discourse. Enough humor was introduced to excite relish for the more profound reasoning, and poetic sentiment embellished the gravity of solid truths. The Argos (Ind.) Reflector. A scholarly man, with a very keen mind, a ready and intelligent utterance, and with modern and up-to-date views of things. Thomas Nicholson, D. D., President of Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S. D. Greatly delighted the entire audience. His thought and delivery were both excellent. Thos. B. Hughes. D. D., Agency, Iowa. A masterly production. Rev. J. Berger, St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Rheinfrank is a man of pleasing and magnetic presence and the lecture, pregnant with wit, sense and philosophy, was enthusiastically received, the audience expressing its apreciation in no uncertain manner. In Rheinfrank and McNutt Tekonsha has been honored during the present season by real stars of the lecture platform. Tekonsha (Mich.) News. Among the best ever heard in Higginsville. A scholarly effort, sufficient wit and sunshine to be spicy and was especially inspiring. Higginsville (Mo.) Advance. On the lecture platform, he is one of the rising men of the middle west. Wit and humor, pathos, eloquence and keen logic are the vehicles used to convey his thoughts. John J. Esch, Congressman Seventh District of Wisconsin An exceedingly masterful lecture. The Christian Apologist, Cincinnati, Ohio. His lectures are bright, entertaining, instructive, touching the best chords of the human soul. W. T. Macdonald, D. D., Sioux City, Iowa. Oratory of a rare order. Henry A. Salzer, La. Crosse, Wis. The lecture by George C. Rheinfrank Monday night was the third in the lecture course, and was fully up in excellence to the preceding number. It is a great course this year—plenty good enough for a town of 20,000 inhabitants. The Democrat, Garner, Ia. Your address is excellent. Bishop C. C. McCabe, Philadelphia. A man of rare power. He reads widely, thinks deeply, and presents his ideas in a forceful and convincing way. He has unusual ability on the platform. A. H. Bigelow, Supt. Schools, Lead, S. D. Able, frank, and brilliant. Sioux City (Iowa) Journal.
|Title||George C. Rheinfrank|
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|Personal Name Subject||Rheinfrank, George C.|
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