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J. Everist Cathell J. EVERIST CATHELL, S. T. D. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CLERGYMAN LECTURER Hon Leslie M. Shaw, former Secretary of the United States Treasury, once said that public speakers are not always competent to instruct, and none can instruct if they fail to interest. Hon. Mr. Shaw, in making this statement, referred to Dr. J. Everist Cathell as one who interests his hearers and instructs them also. A LEADER OF MEN The late United States Senator Dolliver speaks of Dr. Cathell's appearance on the lecture platform as adding a new interest to the Lyceum world. " He is a man," said Senator Dolliver, " of intellect, finely equipped to inspire and lead the thought of these times, with no elements of sensationalism in his makeup. A message which he brings to the people reflects the profound study of a lifetime on those problems with which modern society has to deal. Dr. Cathell is a helper as well as a leader of men." ENTHUSIASTIC AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY Many other men of national fame in America have expressed themselves equally enthusiastic, after hearing Dr. Cathell's great lectures. Daniel S. Tuttle, presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, says that Dr. Cathell's intellectual ability and kindly humor and eloquence of speech will secure him abundant success; and President H. M. Bell of Drake University, makes the statement that no one has been received more enthusiastically by the students and faculty of Drake University than Dr. Cathell. FULL OF HIS SUBJECTS Dr. Cathell is full of his subjects. During more than forty years he has made a study of great lives, great events in history, and great problems of the future, especially educational and religious problems, and the connection and bearing of the past upon the present. On any of his chosen subjects, he could deliver a half a dozen distinct lectures, and, as some one has truly said, he has a rich, musical, and sympathetic voice, brilliancy and fluency of speech, and a heart that reaches his hearers and moves their wills by the convincing and sympathetic warmth of his utterances. HIS LECTURE SUBJECTS The kind of subjects of which Dr. Cathell treats in his great lectures leave the most lasting impressions on both audiences and community. It is seldom, however, that such subjects are handled in a way to really entertain, as well as instruct — an achievement of Dr. Cathell's, already mentioned. J. EVERIST CATHELL, S. T. D. HEREWITH ARE HIS CHOSEN SUBJECTS: "Abraham Lincoln" "Daniel WebsterM "Oratory and Orators" "Reminiscences of the Civil War and Its Personnel" "The Meaning of Education" "Ultimate Christianity in America" Perhaps the lecture most commented upon as Dr. Cathell's greatest, is his "Abraham Lincoln." Lincoln, who was closely ^identified with some of the greatest events in our nation's history, so lives in the minds of the American people, that Dr. Cathell's lecture upon his life and influence seems almost to deal with a current topic. He gave this lecture at Haverford College, after which the college paper declared that Dr. Cathell could say more in a ten minute talk than many men say in an hour. Haverford College is one of the oldest American Colleges. The Bryn Mawr faculty and student body were also present at this lecture. A NOTABLE INVITATION Dr. Cathell in 1911 received an invitation to make the Lincoln Day address at the annual meeting of the Lincoln Association of Jersey City, New Jersey, the oldest Lincoln Association in the United States. Familiar with, and an eye witness to, many of the scenes of the Civil War, Dr. Cathell speaks with authority. He also deals with many of the scenes in the public life of the great emancipator and it is not unusual for the audience to be moved to tears during parts of this portrayal. NEW LIGHT AND LUSTRE Rev. George A. Clarson, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, of Paw Paw, Michigan, in writing Dr. Cathell says: " I was, indeed, always of the opinion that Lincoln was one of the greatest philanthropists and statesmen, but I confess that I did not fully realize the true inwardness and the exalted character of the man until I heard your instructive, illuminating and most eloquent lecture shed new light and lustre on the 'clarum et venerabile Nomen' of the Martyred President." J. EVERIST CATHELL, S. T. D. AT THE TEMPLE COURSE, PITTSBURG Rabbi J. Leonard Levy comments on Dr. Cathell as one of the greatest speakers he has ever had the pleasure to hear. Continuing, he says: " I know of no more sincere appreciation of this splendid orator than to say that among the first men selected for the Temple Lecture Course for the season 1910 and '11 was he who so greatly delighted us this season." A HARD TEST For any lecturer to come as a substitute and "make good" is a real test. Dr. Cathell went to Greenfield, Ohio, and took the place of a strong entertainment company which had been widely advertised but failed to reach its date. Mr. John E. Beery, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Greenfield, wrote Dr. Cathell afterwards in part as follows: "But what a lecture you gave us! And what an inspiration in the presentation of it! Your lecture throughout was refined and scholarly. It was radiant with wit and humor. It was illuminated by a highly dramatic instinct. It was strong in instruction as well as in entertainment from start to finish. In short, it was a masterpiece. I wish you could hear the words of appreciation that are being spoken." ON OTHER SUBJECTS Scores of excellent comments might also be quoted regarding Dr. Cathell's other lectures. At Goodwyn Institute, Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most noted lecture courses in America, Dr. Cathell gave his " Oratory and Orators " and received high words of appreciation. At Earlham College he gave his lecture on "Daniel Webster" and, from the very first, had his audience under the spell of his eloquent portrayal of the life and work of America's greatest orator. From Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., Stanley C. Hughes wrote: " It was a privilege as well as a pleasure to hear your new lecture on ' Ultimate Christianity in America/ So forceful and illuminating a presentation of the problem that faces the religious forces of America must do incalculable good." MANY YEARS A RECTOR Dr. Cathell was for fifteen years rector of St. Paul's Church, Des Moines, la., one of the noted Episcopal Churches in the country. Prior to that he was for many years rector of the church at Hammond, Ind. He today resides at Hammond, Ind. Redpath-Slayton, Boston, New York, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Kansas City, Denver, Butte, Portland Redpath-White, 100 Boylston St. K. M. White, Mgr, Boston, Mass Redpath-Brockway, 6101 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA.
|Title||J. Everist Cathell|
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