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BOSTON CITY CLUB
FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS OF THE CLUB
"This Club is founded in the spirit of good fellowshipand every mem
NOVEMBER 1, 1916
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER
Thursday Evening, November 2
EDWARD L. MacARTHUR, Conductor
Starting in a modest way twelve years ago, the growth of the Schubert Club has been remarkable; and it now has a chorus of sixty voices, and an associate membership of over three hundred.
In large measure its success is due to its leader, Mr. Edward L. MacArthur, who is an accomplished musician, with much magnetism, and a "natural-born" conductor.
He is ably assisted by Mr. Horace B. Blackmer, the club accompanist; a graduate of Harvard and the “ Faelten School," a very talented musician.
Made up of business and professional men, the aim of this club has always been to attain a high musical standard, rather than mere pecuniary gain; and the chorus solicits few outside engagements.
Tuesday Evening, November 7
Music from 5.30
Thursday Evening, November 9
WILLIAM H. BARTER
(A Member of the Club)
Late Member, Machine Gun Co., 5th Regt. Mass. Mr. Barter is giving this lecture at the request of the Entertainment Committee, and the slides are made from pictures taken by him personally while with the Massachusetts troops on the Border.
Dinner at 6 o'clock. Tickets at the office of the Civic Secretary.
Monday Evening, November 13
“ THE RAILROADS FROM THE CAPITALISTS' POINT OF VIEW »
HON. GEORGE W. COLEMAN, Chairman of the Forum Committee, will preside.
Thursday Evening, November 16
HON. ANDREW J. PETERS
(Subject to be announced later)
JOHN S. LAWRENCE presiding.
Thursday Evening, November 23
HON. SAMUEL J. ELDER
“ COPYRIGHT AND PLAYRIGHT" EDWARD W. HUTCHINS, President Boston Bar Association, presiding. Dinner at 6 o'clock. Tickets at the office of the Civic Secretary.
Saturday, November 25
HARVARD-YALE FOOTBALL GAME
Auditorium, 2 o'clock
Monday Evening, November 27
CRANSTON BRENTON, New York " THE PROBLEM OF THEATRICAL CENSORSHIP, PARTICU
LARLY AS APPLIED TO MOTION PICTURES ”
Auditorium, 8 o'clock
10th Anniversary ANNUAL DINNER
Speaker to be announced in next issue
BOSTON CITY CLUB FORUM
Certain Monday Evenings at Eight O'clock Nov. 13 and 27, Dec. 11 and 18, Jan. 8 and 22, Feb. 5 and 19 Speakers: Ivy L. LEE, CRANSTON BRENTON, RICHARD A. Feiss, Dr.
JAMES J. WALSH, Mayor GEORGE R. LUNN, Rabbi STEPHEN
S. WISE, Fr. JOHN A. RYAN, Prof. EDWARD A. STEINER. This is to be a real Forum, especially adapted to fit the constituency and conditions of the City Club. The speaker will be given ample time in which to develop his theme unhindered. He must then be prepared for an equal length of time to meet first the questions and afterwards the comments of the audience. Every one in the audience will have an equal right to be heard, therefore even the questions, and especially the comments, will have to be brief. It is expected that both the speaker and the audience will find this discussion period the livest part of the program. It will be, if the Forum fulfills its purpose.
The Forum Committee count themselves most fortunate in being able to present so promptly and fully the program for the season.
Please note that it is an every other Monday schedule, except for the variations through the holiday season. Members and their guests are urged to be in their seats before eight o'clock, for the program will begin on the dot and the preliminaries will be over before you know it. Don't disturb the speaker unnecessarily by coming in late.
NOVEMBER 13 - Ivy L. LEE, New York
Formerly assistant general manager, Pennsylvania Railroad; later general European manager for Harris, Winthrop & Co., bankers; now of the personal advisory staff of John D. Rockefeller and the Bethlehem Steel Company; author of " Human Nature and the Railroads." will handle the railroad question from the capitalists' point of view.
NOVEMBER 27 - CRANSTON BRENTON, New York Mr. Brenton will treat “The Problem of Theatrical Censorship, Particularly as Applied to Motion Pictures." He is the chairman of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, established by the People's Institute; for ten years was a member of the faculty of Trinity College, Hartford; was one of five of the executive committee of the New York City Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration, which celebration culminated in the masque of “Caliban." Mr. Brenton is also on the Mayor's committee for the erection of a permanent Shakespeare memorial, and on the National Committee of the Drama League of America having the same end in view.
DECEMBER II - RICHARD A. Feiss, Cleveland, Ohio General manager of the Clothcraft Shops of the Joseph & Feiss Company, Cleveland, Ohio. He will tell of his own experiences, covering a period of years, in working out the theory that the employees are the most valuable asset any plant can have, and that their personal relationships to their employers and to each other are a most fruitful field of study. This concern has eight hundred employees, and has met with marked success.
DECEMBER 18 — JAMES J. WALSH, M.D., New York
– Dr. Walsh is the orator who made such a delightful impression on the occasion of the Shakespeare Tercentenary at the Opera House in Boston, last spring. He is also a deep student of scientific matters in many realms. He is coming to answer the arresting question, “Does Man Progress?" He believes that he does not. Dr. Walsh is wonderfully equipped to maintain his contention. It will be a stirring occasion.
JANUARY 8 — Mayor GEORGE R. LUNN, Schenectady, N. Y.
A man who has been twice elected mayor of Schenectady by the Socialists, and since driven out of the party by his fellow Socialists, is certainly qualified to speak on the topic, “ The Strength and Weakness of Socialism." And Mayor Lunn, withal, is a most effective platform speaker.
JANUARY 22 — Rabbi STEPHEN S. WISE, Ph.D., New York
There is always something doing whenever Rabbi Wise speaks. He is one of the most influential and powerful speakers of our time. And he is doing a great work in the world. It will be a treat to listen to him, whatever his topic may be, and another treat to watch the audience react on his message.
FEBRUARY 5 — Prof. John A. RYAN, D.D., Washington, D. C.
Dr. Ryan comes from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. His debate with Morris Hillquit, in Everybody's Magazine, several years ago, made him famous. He is known all over the country as one of the ablest students of industrial and economic questions. He states his case with all the clearness and positiveness of a big business man, though he often holds a very different point of view from men of that type. It is a privilege to present him to our members. He will speak on “ The Right and Wrong of the Labor Unions."
FEBRUARY 19 — Prof. EDWARD A. STEINER, Grinnell, Ia.
, No happier choice could well have been made for the closing speaker in the series. Professor Steiner comes from Grinnell College. He is one of the most capable men on the public platform in this country. He knows immigration from a to 2-was an immigrant himself. Widely known as an author. He will treat some phase of the immigration question.
Set aside these Monday evenings NOW!
Forum Committee: George W. Coleman (chairman), Charles Kroll (secretary), March G. Bennett, Henry S. Dennison, Carroll W. Doten, James E. Downey, William C. Ewing, George B. Glidden, Franklin T. Kurt, Moses S. Lourie, John R. Simpson and Frank V. Thompson.
LAW LECTURES FOR BUSINESS MEN The Entertainment Committee is gratified to announce that, after a series of conferences, an arrangement has been made with the Boston Bar Association for a series of nine lectures to be delivered as regular Club functions. The members of the Club and the members of the Boston Bar Association, with their friends, are invited to attend.
Each lecture will be preceded by a dinner in honor of the speakers of the evening.
The question naturally arises as to why the Bar Association has taken the trouble to get up this course of lectures, and why the busy and distinguished men named in the list below have consented to give the time and do the necessary work. It is simply for the purpose of establishing another point of contact between the bar and business men.