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Figure MISS MARY E. REYNOLDS Chautauqua Demonstrator in Millinery, Basketry and Lecturer upon Vocational Training. Management of the Chautauqua Managers' Association. Chicago Miss Mary E. Reynolds If the value of a Chautauqua is measured by its permanent influence, then there are few platform speakers who are doing more for the great movement than is Miss Reynolds. She brings to the women of each community a practical message which bears fruit year after year in the lives of her hearers. This fruit of her endeavors is evidenced both in a saving in dollars and cents and an increased satisfaction over the departments of industry in which she is versed. Her work is very practical, dealing with every day household problems and there is not a woman in any audience who will not be interested and greatly benefited by her work. Millinery Demonstrations Miss Reynolds comes to the Chautauqua fully equipped to thoroughly demonstrate this subject. She will bring with her, pattern hats and hat frames, as well as other material necessary to present her subject attractively. Classes will be formed and those who enter will not only receive verbal instruction, but will get practical help in the work they may have in hand. Where-ever she has appeared this has proven to be one of the biggest features of the program and there has been a constant demand for her return year after year. The work is so interesting as well as practical that the women of the community at once realize that it is one of the really valuable features of the Chautauqua programs. Basketry Instructions There is no art more fascinating than that of the weaving of baskets. It is, at the same time but little understood. Miss Reynolds demonstrates that it is a simple matter to weave the most artistic baskets. It is astonishing what beautiful articles for household use and adornment may be made in this way. They form the most valuable articles of handicraft for the home. During her stay at a Chautauqua Miss Reynolds is able to teach thoroughly how these articles may be made and will assist her pupils in the making. Vocational Training Miss Reynolds has been an instructor on the grade schools of Chicago for several years and for the past two years has been an instructor in one of the technical high schools of this city. Industrial training is her especial theme and she is prepared to give morning lectures on these topics which are at once full of interest and practical suggestions. She is not a faddist and her suggestions may be safely adopted in any community. These lectures will be of especial value wherever they may be given. Story Telling, Etc. In some cases, where the other work is not desired, Miss Reynolds is willing to take charge of the children, giving a story hour, etc. Her work along these lines at the Chautauqua has proven very popular. Chautauqua Comment Of no less interest to the women attendants are the vocational classes, and talks, by Miss Mary E. Reynolds. Owing to the large enrollment in these classes, which by the way is restricted to holders of season tickets, it has been necessary to change the hours from the original schedule. Hereafter the class in basketry will meet at 9 a. m. in the Liberal Arts tent, and the class in flower-making and millinery will meet at the same place at 10 a. m. The classes are constantly growing, being more than doubled on Tuesday, and then greatly augmented today.— Elkhart (Ind.) Daily Review. Miss Mary E. Reynolds' classes in basketry and millinery have become so large and are so popular that the teacher has difficulty in covering the ground. The ladies who formed the classes at the first lessons have been so enthusiastic about the things they are doing there, that it has been necessary for Miss Reynolds to make a change in the time of meeting. The class in basketry now meets at 9 o'clock and the class in flower making and in millinery at 10 o'clock. These classes meet in the liberal arts tent, but if they grow much larger it will be necessary to use the large tent.— Chautauqua Daily. MISS MARY REYNOLDS' WORK IS POPULAR. Instruction in Work for Women at Chautauqua is Receiving Much Praise. Among the popular features for the women in this year's Chautauqua session has been the instruction in ribbon work, basketry, bead work and home millinery. The size of the classes and the interest displayed by the students gave an indication of the appreciation for this class of instruction. Miss Mary E. Reynolds, an instructor in one of the technical high schools of Chicago, has been in charge of these classes. In the early part of the session it was discovered that in order to meet the demands of the students, it would be necessary to divide the classes, some desiring the basketry instruction while others preferred the ribbon, flower and bead work. Sewed raffia and woven reed work in basketry was a popular subject for the patrons while the desire of a number of women to trim their own hats gave opportunity for instruction in practical home millinery. Miss Reynolds has shown a proficiency in her work that has resulted in increased classes and a request by the patrons for her return next year. While but recently taking up this work in the Chautauqua field her work has attracted the attention of bureau managers and several flattering offers have been made by representatives of several bureaus. Her work in the classes closed with this forenoon's session. She was scheduled for two talks on vocational education, one for yesterday afternoon, but on account of the length of the lecture by Mr. Cockran, it was postponed until this evening.— Elkhart (Ind.) Daily News. Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church Raymond J. Wade, Pastor Parsonage 329 South 2nd Street Phone 635 Elkhart, Indiana, August 28, 1914. Mary E. Reynolds conducted classes this year at our Elkhart Chautauqua in practical millinery and basketry, with success. She has also addressed helpfully our large audiences twice on Pre-vocational Education. Last year her work with the children in story telling hours secured her return for the larger undertakings of the present season. She has a pleasing personality and unusual ability.—R. J. Wade, Chairman Program Committee.
|Title||Miss Mary E. Reynolds|
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|Personal Name Subject||Reynolds, Mary E.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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