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POPULAR LECTURES Figure ELWOOD T. BAILEY Redpath Elwood Tewksbury Bailey SINCE the days in High School and University when Elwood Tewksbury Bailey won prizes in oratorical contests and intercollegiate debates, he has been a popular speaker, having lectured in this country and abroad. For several years he was engaged in welfare work, studying social, economic and industrial conditions. Because of his interest in men he went with our troops to France where he was wounded and gassed. As a welfare worker he spoke to several hundreds of thousands of our Soldiers both in the fighting zones and in our camps. Not only is he eloquent in his delivery but all of his lectures are full of the human things that people want to hear and his personality is such that when he has finished his lecture, the listeners are conscious that they have been living with human conditions as portrayed by an intensely human speaker. The Monmouth, Ill., Daily Review says: Mr. Bailey is truly a lecturer, but more than that he at his first appearance makes the audience realize that he is one of them. The Bailey lectures are not only inspirational and character-building but are filled with humor. The Bailey Lectures Post-War Lectures These lectures were born, developed and brought back as a result of six months' service lecturing Over There. From Transport to Trench A story of the soldiers who went to France boys and came back men. This lecture is a heart to heart story that will never grow old as it tells of the life the Yankee lived from the moment he stepped on the great camouflaged transport at the American port on the way to the port of debarkation, the training camp, the first trench and Flanders Field. This is an address that gives the audience a panoramic picture bringing out the humor, pathos and reality of war. The Yankee and His Fighting Pals Arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder, the Yankee and his French, English, Italian, and Belgian pals went over the top to victory. This lecture tells of the part our Allies played in this great drama—a marvelous story. France, her soldiers, ambitions, sacrifices and future, are vividly described. Having traveled over the warstricken area, the lecturer is enabled to speak authentically. America's Today Gleaned From Yesterdays 'Over There' The story of the return of the American soldier to his country, the readjustment of the soldier, the state and the nation and the problems that confront each and all today is the graphic and momentous theme presented in this lecture. Other Popular Lectures Getting Home From Third Every base in the great American game of baseball represents a strategic step in the game of life. Dying on third is too often the tragedy. The secret of making a score and winning the game is told in a most dramatic and forceful manner. Mr. Bailey rearranged this lecture for the soldiers in the cantonments in this country and for the boys over there and gave it to thousands and thousands of soldiers during the great war. Battle of the Giants The hardest battles ever fought and the most glorious victories ever won are never fought with a comrade near, neither fought with shot and gun. This lecture develops the great battle of You Against You. From his varied experiences in serving the men over there, Mr. Bailey will illustrate with some most wonderful and gripping word pictures of the battle scenes. Curbing and Paving In the average city life there is an intense and growing desire to make and keep my city the best. This lecture treats of city improvement industrially, socially, and morally and presents ideals for your town which are drawn from the experiences of other cities. Commendations By The Press Omaha, Neb., Bee The lecture by Elwood Tewksbury Bailey was a most heart-thrilling address, interspersed with humor and given with such deep feeling and earnestness that hundreds were held in a spell for more than an hour and a half. Connersville, Ind., News Elwood T. Bailey was a surprise and a fine one. He was like a living voice from the very front, an all-American, an optimist and a man of such magnetic stage presence that the moment he appeared the audience was hushed to attention. Kankakee, Ill., Gazette The program given at the Chautauqua Saturday evening proved to be the biggest of the entire season. Kankakee's own boy, Elwood Bailey, proved that after all a prophet is not without honor in his own country, for everyone who visited the Chautauqua Saturday evening and heard his speech agreed unhesitatingly that he was the biggest feature of the entire year. He held his audience spellbound until long after eleven o'clock. Monmouth, Ill., Review The address last night was the second Mr. Bailey gave here yesterday. Bailey captivated his audience from the opening word and when announcement was made that he would be heard again in the evening the crowd was delighted. Bloomington, Ill., Pantagraph Mr. Bailey is a clear, forceful, rapid speaker. He is terribly in earnest. He has a message. ELWOOD T. BAILEY Macomb, Ill., Daily By-Stander Elwood T. Bailey electrified the crowd and it was one of the greatest speeches of the entire Chautauqua. Fostoria, O., Times A wonderful message driven home with forcefulness by a man of magnetism and power was that given Wednesday evening at the Fostoria Chautauqua by Elwood T. Bailey. Letters From Committeemen Franklin, Ky. Mr. Bailey won, according to the oldest residents, the greatest success in the history of lectures in Franklin. I am sure that I have heard none greater anywhere. To write pages would not be sufficient to express our gratitude to you for sending him. Every day I am asked by some one who was present if it is possible to have him substitute for the remaining numbers of the course. We surely want him again. E. B. Weathers, Jr. Supt. Schools. Neillsville, Wis. Elwood T. Bailey tells his story in a forceful, pleasing way and the large audience was delighted. We should be very glad to hear him again. J. Edgar Henderson, Supt. Schools. Montivideo, Minn. Mr. Bailey left a most favorable impression and should the time ever present itself when we can have him on our regular winter course we shall plan to have him by all means. Chairman.
|Title||Elwood T. Bailey|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Bailey, Elwood T.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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