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SWARTHMORE CHAUTAUQUAS 1921-1922 Chancellor GEORGE H. BRADFORD Forceful Eloquent Inspiring Lectures on the Second Night GENESEE Begins Sept. 29 Season Tickets $1.50 FIRST DAY Mr. Poole is the representative of the important district of West Auckland in the New Zealand parliament. He is a man of tremendous official influence. Time after time his constituents have returned him to his seat in parliament as their representative and each time he has proved himself more than worthy of their trust. He is considered one of the prominent figures in Parliament, holding positions on many of the more important committees. This experience fits Mr. Poole to discuss his topic with authority from the political standpoint. His lecture, while full of information and educational worth, will contain much of that spontaneous humor for which the Chautauqua platform in general, and this speaker in particular is well known. Mr. Poole's subject, Social Redemption, is a broad-minded discussion of governmental problems, embodying an analysis of some of the modern laws enacted in New Zealand and the manner in which they have been working out in that progressive country. Social Redemption, by Charles H. Poole, will be an informing lecture given in a highly interesting fashion. Hear Mr. Poole on the opening night at Chautauqua. Figure Figure Two Concerts Figure First Day THE PREMIER ARTISTS Lecture Social Redemption Hon. Charles H. Poole Figure The Premier Artists will give two well balanced instrumental and vocal programs on the first day. Each member of this Company is an individual artist, and is capable alone of giving an entire evening's recital. Together they work in perfect unison, and their combination numbers are delightful. Miss Edna White, trumpet soloist, has developed from an infant prodigy as a musician to a mature artist who appears with such world-famous soloists as Schumann-Heink and Nordlica. Her trumpet playing was one of the features at the Ocean City Auditorium for many years. Miss Mary McShane has delighted audiences on practically all of our summer and winter Circuits for the past several seasons, both as a singer and in leading roles in our dramatic productions. She is sure to please you by her charming personality and artistic ability. Miss Norma Hopkins, the violinist of the Premier Artists Trio, is a graduate of the Institute of Musical Art of New York City and during her studies there has made many public appearances in and about New York with uniform success. The universal popularity of the violin as an instrument with all classes, combined with the ability of Miss Hopkins as a violinist, will make the numbers on this instrument one of the most popular features in the work of this talented trio. This group of artists will entertain you with two programs in the opening day of your Chautauqua Festival. SECOND DAY THIS WAY UP Lecture By Chancellor George H. Bradford Figure This Way Up, says Chancellor George Henry Bradford, guide, philosopher and friend. And it is a personal invitation which he extends to you. This is not one of those other fellow talks. It is meant just for you and when you hear it you'll be glad indeed that we have been able to keep Dr. Bradford lecturing for us for three full years, not seasons, but full years, and he seems to get better as the time goes by. This summer he was the sensation of our Colonial Fives Circuit. Town after town has voted his lecture the outstanding event of the week's program. They universally agree that his lecture alone is worth to every man, woman and child in the town much more than the price of a season ticket. The following telegram was sent by the President of the Chautauqua Guarantors at Littleton, N. C., to Dr. Paul M. Pearson about Chancellor Bradford's lecture: THE VALUE OF CHANCELLOR BRADFORD'S LECTURE CANNOT BE MEASURED IN DOLLARS AND CENTS. THE UPLIFTING FORCE OF HIS SPLENDID ADDRESS IS BEYOND EXPRESSION. ANY COMMUNITY IS IMMEASURABLY BENEFITED BY SUCH A MESSAGE. This telegram shows the value of which every town places upon his virile address. The Rich-Werno Company On the Circuit where they are now working, the Rich-Werno Company has the reputation of producing more laughs than any other company of the entire week's program. It is said that they can be traced across the country by the trial of chuckles which they leave behind. We do not hesitate to say that they will verify this reputation when they appear in your town. The coming together into one company of two such entertainers assures to their audiences a thoroughly delightful program, a program which sparkles with fun and is enriched with good music. Miss Rita Rich immediately wins the hearts of her audiences. She is well known for her impersonation of children and also as an impersonator of the grown-ups of many countries. As a singer, in appropriate costumes, of the folk songs of various nations she wins enthusiastic commendation. Miss Laura Werno, reader, pianist and singer, has appeared in public ever since she was eight years old as a reader of dialect selections. She is a clever pianologist and her character songs always win a hearty reception. Coming on the second day with the lecture of Chancellor Bradford, this company's two programs will make one of the biggest Chautauqua Festival days that your community has ever experienced. Do not let your friends miss it. Figure Figure THIRD DAY Dunbar Quartet and Bell Ringers Figure Figure Figure Two Program—Third Day The program of the Dunbar Bell Ringers will consist of bell ringing, vocal, and instrumental music, interspersed with readings; just such a program as Chautauqua audiences delight to hear. The Dunbar Bell Ringers have perfected the hand-bell ringing art under the personal direction of Mr. Ralph Dunbar, the man who has placed hand-bell ringing among the arts, instead of making it merely a pleasing specialty. These musical artists also sing part songs with all the finesse of the finished musicians that they are, and they produce comedy in song ensemble that is at once pleasing and refreshing. This company has just completed a most successful season on one of our summer circuits before beginning their tour over the cirucit of which your town is one. Their success was striking in every case, and we feel sure that they will duplicate this record in your town. The novelty of Swiss bell ringing does not pall on American audiences. We know that you have many enthusiasts for this type of music in your community and will have many more after your Chautauqua Festival. JUNIOR CHAUTAUQUA STUNT PARTY By Your Own Boys and Girls On the last evening of Chautauqua will come an event which, to all the boys and girls, and to all the boys' and girls' fathers and mothers, will probably be the most vital event of the program. This will be the Junior Chautauqua Stunt Party. It will be in the nature of a demonstration of the work which has been done through the three days with the children. They will have been having daily sessions with the Junior Leader, where they will have been learning rollicking songs, playing new games, and hearing wonderful new stories. Their demonstration will take the form of Junior Holidays, and all of the holidays of the boys and girls will be represented, from Washington's Birthday to Christmas. This brief stunt party will be just an example of the good times the boys and girls will enjoy every day of Chautauqua's stay. Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure CHAUTAUQUA FESTIVAL PROGRAM Swarthmore Chautauquas Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure What is the Swarthmore Chautauqua? The Swarthmore Chautauqua Association is a Circuit Chautauqua. It was organized in 1912, and is chartered under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, not for pecuniary profit. The ideal of its founder, Dr. Paul M. Pearson, of Swarthmore, and of its Board of Managers, a group of public-spirited business and professional men, is solely that of service to the community. The rapid growth of the Association during its ten years has demonstrated the soundness of this ideal and of the principle of co-operation upon which it is operated. Beginning in 1912 with forty-one (41) towns in four (4) States, it has added to this number each year until in 1921–22 over seven hundred and seventy-five (775) towns in fourteen (14) States of the United States and three (3) Provinces of Canada look forward to the next visit of Chautauqua. This is especially strong testimony when it is known that once a Swarthmore Chautauqua Town always a Swarthmore Chautauqua Town applies in about 95% of the communities visited. The guarantors realize that operating on a mutual partnership basis the Swarthmore Chautauqua can and does present the best program possible for the money involved. With the Association performing those parts of the work which are technical and professional and with the community doing those things which are local, the highest efficiency is reached. Ample evidence of the non-profit-making character of the Swarthmore Chautauqua Association is afforded by its exemption from the amusement war tax. As the Philadelphia North American said in a recent editorial, Taken as a whole, it is an invaluable institution. Spurring minds as it does and enlarging horizons of thought, it vitalizes the human forces in every community that comes under its influence. Theodore Roosevelt said: There is probably no other one educational influence in the country quite so fraught with hope as the Chautauqua and the movement of which it is the archetype. David Lloyd George says: I cordially support every movement which tends to bring British speakers before American audiences, and American speakers before British audiences, for, in my opinion, the more our two nations understand one another the better. Judge Ben Lindsey says: The Chautauqua is America's Fourth Great Institution; the other three are the Home, the Church, and the School. PROGRAM First Week Day Afternoon. SERIES LECTURE—Chautauqua Superintendent. CONCERT—The Premier Artists. JUNIOR CHAUTAUQUA. Evening. CONCERT—The Premier Artists. LECTURE—Hon. Charles H. Poole—Social Redemption. W. Virginia 52 1/2 $315 Second Week Day Afternoon. SERIES LECTURE—Chautauqua Superintendent. CONCERT—Rich-Werno Company. JUNIOR CHAUTAUQUA. Evening. CONCERT—Rich-Werno Company. LECTURE—Chancellor George H. Bradford—This Way Up. Third Week Day Afternoon. SERIES LECTURE—Chautauqua Superintendent. CONCERT—Dunbar Hand Bell Ringers. JUNIOR CHAUTAUQUA. Evening. JUNIOR CHAUTAUQUA STUNT PARTY — By Junior Chautauquans. CONCERT—Dunbar Hand Bell Ringers. ANNOUNCEMENTS. When Sunday is included, a program suitable to the day will be arranged and the hour announced. All single admissions—75 cents. Total $4.50. Buy a Season Ticket. Time of opening—Afternoons, 3 o'clock; evenings, 8:00, unless changed by announcement from the platform.
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Bradford, George H.
Poole, Charles H.
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Dunbar Quartet and Bell Ringers
Junior Chautauqua Stunt Party
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