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A.L.FLUDE TRAVEL TALKS SIBERIA CHINA JAPAN ENGLAND AMERICA Figure In the Temple Grounds at Kyoto The Fairyland of the Orient Ever since the days of Marco Polo, Japan has been a Fairyland to western minds. A glamour of unreality hangs over it and one dreams of it as if it were a land of the Moon. The terrible earthquake of 1923 destroyed much on the eastern coast, but Nikko remains, and Kyoto, and Nara. And beautiful Japan is not destroyed, for the Fairyland of the Orient is in the heart of the Japanese people. This lecture may be given either with or without illustrations. Many of the slides are from Mr. Flude's own negatives, while others are the work of Enami, of Yokohama, one of the greatest slide makers in the world. All are beautifully tinted by Japanese artists. As a school lecture it is incomparable. In its short form it furnishes an ideal after-dinner talk. It is filled with the fun of life on the road, as well as with the appreciation of the world's beauty. The Kingdom Without Boundary This is a Sunday lecture for Chautauqua, School or Church. The Kingdom Without Boundary is God's Kingdom. With the vision of the Deity in mind, the man-made marks of dominion seem to fade away. Mr. Flude takes the audience with him to tiny churches and to great cathedrals. Together they watch a religious procession in Tomsk and pick wild flowers in a little churchyard in the Arctic. The temples of China and Japan yield hidden secrets. The lecture is a search for the good wherever it may be found. It is broad in its conception and every fascinating word picture drives home the lesson that God's Country is wider than the horizon. This lecture can be illustrated, but Mr. Flude prefers to give it without pictures. Attaman Street, Peking From Vladivostok to Peking Mr. Flude was sent down into China to secure supplies. He went by the inland route, leaving Vladivostock on the Chinese Eastern Railroad to Harbin, thence to Chan Chun. The Japanese line carried him to Mukden. Then the Chinese lines took him on to Shan hai Kuan, Tien-tsin, Peking, Nanking, and Shanghai. He went without any companion or interpreter, and made his way as best he could, changing cars at six different points and spending weeks in the nooks and corners of China. What he learned and what he saw is told in a fascinating manner in this lecture. It is illustrated with colored lantern slides made by Enami, of Yokohama, from Mr. Flude's own negatives. Jaunts to the temples of the Middle Kingdom, his visits to various mission schools and colleges, his experiences in addressing Chinese audiences, all form one of the most colorful travel lectures of the American platform. The Brain Market This lecture is not a travelog, but is the result of more than twenty years' experience in placing upon the American platform many of the greatest men and women of America. It contains intimate word pictures of such well-known people as Billy Sunday, Hudson Maxim, Elbert Hubbard, and a score of others equally well known. Like all of Mr. Flude's lectures, it emphasizes the fact that all people, great and small, regardless of position, race, creed or nationality, are just folks, and that famous folks are indeed most approachable when one meets them face to face. The Brain Market forms a most delightful evening of reminiscences. 'Round the World Lectures Making Movies at Harbin Soviet Building at Mourmansk A LFRED L. FLUDE has had an unusual training for the series of lectures presented in this leaflet. For fifteen years he was an American journalist, visiting most of America during that time. He was city editor of a daily, editor and manager of various weeklies, editor of a metropolitan magazine and column editor for over one hundred newspapers of the west. For twenty years he has been connected with the American platform as lecturer and manager of two of the great Chautauqua Bureaus. When the war came, he threw aside his material interests and volunteered for welfare service. He served under the Y. M. C. A. in Camp Funston, as a Transport Secretary on the Atlantic and in the Arctic, in special recruiting service, and then for a year in Siberia, China and Japan. There are few speakers so well fitted by temperament, education and experience to so thoroughly charm, entertain and instruct any audience before which he may appear. CHAUTAUQUA—Mr. Flude spoke before Chautauqua audiences twice each day for forty weeks without one unfavorable report. LYCEUM—Owing to the variety of subjects, these lectures will fit into the plan of any Lyceum course. SCHOOLS—These lectures on travel put flesh and blood on the dry bones of geography and political science, and are among the most valuable platform utterances ever given before school bodies of any sort. Special arrangements may be made for a series of lectures in a county before the schools. WOMEN'S CLUBS — These clubs, which are doing such a tremendous work for the future intelligence of America, find in these Round the World Lectures just the proper amount of genuine information and entertainment. Many of these clubs now regularly demand one or more of these lectures each season. Mr. Flude has given three lectures before the Public Museum of Milwaukee and is now booked for his fourth. CLUB LUNCHEONS. As an after dinner speaker, Mr. Flude is at his very best. Hundreds of Rotary, Kiwanis, and other organizations of that sort have delighted in his word pictures, and have been impressed with these lessons which America most needs. COUNTY INSTITUTES. A series of Round the World Lectures will do more to help teachers visualize to their pupils the beauties and wonders of this great round world of ours than any studies which might be introduced. Special addresses upon The Color Prints of Japan (with many specimens), Chinese Characteristics and Home Life, The Schools of Siberia, The Schoolboy and Girl of Japan, The Japanese Drama, What the World owes Russia in Art, and a dozen others may be presented during an Institute session and will never be forgotten. COMMENCEMENTS. Two lectures: The Brain Market and The Art of Travel, are especially commended for the commencement. ADDRESS. In personal matters Mr. Flude may always be reached by addressing him at the Office of The Billboard, Crilly Building, Chicago, where he is engaged in editing the Platform Department, or at the office of The Coit Alber Independent Chautauqua Company, Orchestra Building, Chicago, of which he is the manager. Cathedral and Monastery at Cheta, Siberia Ten Thousand Miles in Siberia Mr. Flude was given the task in Siberia of making moving pictures over the entire line between Vladivostock to Omsk, a distance of more than four thousand miles. He was sent on the special train of the American Consul General and had entree everywhere. It was in those days pregnant with disaster immediately before the tragic fall of Kolchak. The wrecks of Bolshevic activity were on every side. Later, he was sent to Harbin and visited in the camp of the American Railway Men, and still later was given a freight car well filled with supplies, a moving picture machine and a Russian Juggler, and, with Mr. Hart, went into every American camp in Siberia to cheer and entertain the American boys. Thousands of negatives were secured. It was a wonderful experience, and Mr. Flude's description of that strange land of wonderful possibilities and a damaged past is one of the most interesting upon the American platform. Illustrations are given after the lecture, if special arrangements are made. Other Lectures (To be given only by special arrangement) From a Car Window, consists of little glimpses of America. From Podunk to Potterville, a study in American Community betterment. American Industrial Ideals, a comparison with the industry of other lands. American Social Ideals, a frank statement of American standards. Here and There in London. Mourmansk Days, a glimpse at the friendly Arctic. A Siberian Refugee Just Folks Mr. Flude learned one great lesson in his world travels—a lesson which we need more than any other in America today—that all people, regardless of race, creed or nationality, are at heart the same. The old refugee of Siberia, in the picture above, had ideals, conventional customs, and convictions of right and wrong. The coolies of China and Japan, the people of the Occident and Orient, when their peculiar customs are laid away, are all just folks. There are some surprising things about America in this lecture which we need to know. It brings with it an antidote to national egotism which is very timely just now. This lesson of the common ideals and common fundamental standards of the good and the bad is filled with word pictures of strange people from many out-of-the-way places. This lecture is usually not illustrated. The Art of Travel It has been said that the Americans are the poorest travelers in all the world. Whether this is true or not, it is certain that many people are blind travelers, going through the world with their eyes closed to the beauties of life all about them. Others travel on their stomachs —i.e., thinking only of the bodily comforts and discomforts to be found. Mr. Flude gives the rules of the art of travel. It is a lecture filled with the joy of laughter, and yet one that will leave every listener richer for having heard it. It is especially valuable for school audiences. One school superintendent in Florida reported to his committee that this lecture had been of more value to his students than any one entire month of their year. It is usually given without illustrations.
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