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Figure ANDY CLAUS A Brother of Santa Claus A New Character Builder Andy Claus, the brother of Santa Claus, who has been living with the Fairy folks in the Great American Desert, and who knows their history, their creed and is familiar with their customs, is touring America. He is arousing new interest and greater justice for these little folks whom the world is fast forgetting. Andy Claus has enshrined himself deeply in the hearts of the little men and women of America. He is sowing seed in the lives of little children that will yield a rich harvest for God and America in the coming years. American life has become too materialistic. Sight and touch are demanded to the utter exclusion of all things demanding acceptation through faith. Andy Claus's faith in the Fairy folks, their just and righteous creed and his magnetism of manner before his audiences, cause even adult minds to forget the passing of years. Under his spell, men and women live again with him the delights to be found in the magical realm of Fairyland. Andy Claus is a parable preacher. His parables take hold of the heart and mind in a way that would be impossible but for the magic of his appearance and his unshaken faith in the little people of whom he talks. Well versed in the lives and habits of the ants, the bees and many other little workers to be found in the grass, Andy becomes a source of rare information to his listeners as he describes the reason for things in his own fairyological way. Life is real, life is earnest, sang the poet, Longfellow—and as the days lengthen into years, most of us find this too true. Yet much of the humdrum side of life is softened and made bearable in those characters who retain some of the fairy story imagination in their make-up, perhaps placed there just before Mother's voice mingled with the sweet scenic beauty of the Land O' Nod. Andy Claus, the younger brother of Santa Claus, is stopping in Washington for a time to preach the doctrine of fairyology to little men and women. He says, that there are no calendars in Fairyland. That if folks would get rid of the calendar, they would be only as old as they feel, like his friend Peter Pan. Andy is an old man with long gray hair and long gray beard. The stories he tells are Bedtime stories that come from the Castle of Once on a Time. Each night he takes good children to ride in his magic car, when the lights are out and they have one eye asleep and their fingers crossed. He is a character filled with fairy wisdom of the natural world, and gains his knowledge of the child's daily life from his tiny friend, The little bird that tells mother. Washington Herald. March 23rd, 1929. Andy Claus Says:— You have to become a child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and also the Gates of Fairyland. That folks today try to crash the gates of both places with their worldly wisdom. But the key to both places is—Childlike faith. That there are just as many fairies as there ever was but there are fewer real folks to see them. That Worry is an old witch who jumps your back and rides you to death if you will let her but who leaves you alone if you sing or whistle or believe in fairies. That 'fairy' is the opposite word for 'worry'. When you worry, call a fairy. That behind every dark corner dwells a fairy waiting to be recognized and called upon for aid. That without faith there is no vision. Without imagination there is no faith. That the bee is a satisfied worker because he seeks only sweetness in life. That perfume is the thoughts of flowers. Human thoughts cannot be kept but go out like perfume to bless or curse. That today's sunset is the picture of tomorrow's sunrise, if you have been careful of the way you painted the sunset. Go to the Ant — Says the Bible The little folks who live in the grass are older in Wisdom and her Ways than men. To them must be given the credit for much of the knowledge which we of the so-called higher type of life boast. Science and mechanics have paid their visit to the little people of the grass and returned to bless the world with the wisdom gained. Andy Claus goes to the ant and the bee and makes them talk. He reveals the wisdom gained there to little men and women in parables. Andy has discovered that life among the little people of Grassland is happy because it is a life of giving rather than a life of receiving, and he brings this truth to men and women as the secret of happiness. He knows, from the flowers themselves, that were there no ant or bee or other little folk to take the honey gift of the flower there would be no color or fragrance. He finds it so in all forms of grassland life. That it is so with all God's little people. It is His secret rule of happiness. Men seek their own way and reap care and sorrow. The little people of Grassland take God's way and are happy. All God's wonderful world is a fairyland if you view it in the right way. When He had finished making it, He said, It is good. He loved it and it was His. Grassland love Him and seek to follow His way in His world because it is His. Andy seeks the help of men and women to do their part as well. Announcement Andy Claus is talking to mothers under the theme—The Gospel of Fairyology. This lecture is not only interesting but is a strong heart to heart talk upon the moral needs of the children during the first impressionable years. He is also giving an hour's entertainment of delightful truth told in nature's fairy story way and in the costume of his office of Special Ambassador of the Queen of Fairyland. The subject of this entertainment is:—Andy Claus' Adventures on his way to Fairyland. Both lecture and entertainment are given for twenty-five (25) dollars each. If you wish an evening's entertainment that will live in the hearts of little ones and leave a higher, sweeter thought of life in the minds of adults, this is your opportunity to secure an evening of clean and helpful enjoyment for your people. Fill out the application blank printed on this announcement and mail. No.__________ ______________________________ Town or City ______________________________ State C. W. Arthur, Manager Andy Claus Entertainment Bureau 1120 Annapolis Hotel Washington, D. C. Dear Sir: We can use Andy Claus's lecture or entertainment. (Draw line through the class desired) on or about _______________1929. For which please find five dollars for booking and registering engagement. We agree to pay the further sum of twenty (20) dollars at the close of engagement. In case this date is filled, you will communicate with us at once for further arrangement and if not satisfactory, the deposit or registration money shall be returned to us. ______________________________ Applicant. ______________________________ Office.
|Title||Andy Claus: A brother of Santa Claus|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Arthur, C.W.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||6|
|Digitization Specifications||Scanned at 600 dpi, 32-bit color. Master image available in tiff format.|