"Private Peat is a very young man. His life is probably mostly before him. His mind has been indelibly impressed with the horrors of war. They have been seared into his very soul. It is splendid that one so young is inspired with such an absorbing ideal ... the death of war. Possessed of ideals and possessed by ideals men have lifted the gates of empires from their hinges single-handed." Paul P. Harris, President Emeritus Rotary International.
[printed left of image] "It was my pleasure to hear Mr. Peat's talk on Education for Peace. It was fine and inspiring. If the spirit expressed were incorporated in every school program it certainly would be a wonderful inspiration for our children to enlist in the same cause." Frank V. Cody, Supt. Public Schools, Detroit, Mich.
[printed right of image] "Those who heard Private Peat address the Association in 1917 will recall his wonderful oratorical ability and will wish to hear his new message." -- Excerpt from announcement of Chicago Association of Commerce. [page 2]
HAROLD R PEAT
What Great Critics have said the world around
New York World -- His talk was intermingled with fine humor and finer enthusiasms of sober judgment on men and affairs.
San Francisco Call -- He speaks with rare humor.
Chicago Daily News -- The first time in my life that after the final curtain I ever saw an audience sit and call for more.
Brooklyn Citizen -- God bless him.
Detroit Sunday News -- Peat does not give you the idea that he is trying to entertain you. His story is the perfect plate of a photographic brain.
Baltimore Evening Sun -- He writes as he talks, without hysteria and always with optimism, but with a deadly earnestness that carries conviction of reality in every word. He possesses an irrepressible sense of humor.
The Age, Melbourne -- Private Peat, who is gifted with a most arresting and entertaining method of speaking, held his audience almost spellbound. Not only his tongue but every particle of his body spoke.
The Advertiser, Bendigo -- Private Peat is a lecturer with a fine personality. He dealt in an amusing, interesting, and yet an educational manner with Canadian affairs.
The Bulletin, Edmonton -- The speaker displayed a surprising eloquence and a knowledge of his subject.
The Winnipeg Free Press -- Mr. Peat has that indefinable thing called personality. His talk was heartily applauded by those who heard him.
The Star, Toronto -- His talk was full of sound sense and the many telling points were interspersed with much humor. He was listened to with much interest and at the conclusion of his lecture was accorded long applause.
The New Zealand Times, Wellington -- His address was illuminating and the lecturer handled his subject with vigor and insight.
Wanganui Chronicle -- Mr. Peat was deservedly applauded at the close of his fine lecture.
Southland Times, Invercargall -- An intellectual treat.
The Jamaica Times, Kingston -- His sense of humor is excellent, whilst his impassioned conclusion against the evil of war and the wrong bias of history which glorifies what is horror is something which his auditors will never forget. The world is sadly in need of many lecturers of his stamp. [page 3]
HAROLD R PEAT
A FEW APPEARANCES OF 1923
Chicago Association of Commerce
Chicago Rotary Club
Daughters of American Revolution, Chicago
League of Women's Clubs
Indiana Convention of American Legion, Delphi, Ind.
Open Meetings at University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin
Legislature of Wisconsin in the State Capitol
Mass Meetings in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York
By order of the Detroit Board of Education addressed a special meeting of one thousand Detroit school teachers
Denver Kiwanis Club
Denver Boosters' Club
Twelve different Women's Clubs of Chicago
New Jersey League of Women Voters -- State Convention
California State Federation of Women's Clubs
Convention of North Eastern Section, Illinois Teachers
First International Meeting of World Educationalists, etc., etc.
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The Association for Peace Education
Is organized to support certain fundamental educational work -- basic in any effort to bring about better international understanding.
The evangelist of this movement is a young Canadian, internationally known as "Private Peat." Everywhere that he speaks his message is received with enthusiasm, indicating that this is the psychological moment for its delivery. Briefly the message is this: -- that history as taught in the impressionable years of childhood and youth should strip war of its illusions and avoid stressing national animosities, thereby preparing the way for better international relations and a more stable peace. But to arouse the people of one country to the importance of a better presentation of history and related subjects is not enough; the movement must be international to be effective. Men and women should be prepared to carry the same message to every land and all the nations should join in these educational reforms.
The Board of Directors in this association are:
WILLIAM B. OWEN (N.E.A.) President
MRS. MARTIN SCHÜTZE First Vice-President
STUART S. CRIPPEN Second Vice-President
REV. NORMAN B. BARR
MISS ELLA BOYNTON
PROF. PAUL H. DOUGLAS
MRS. GEORGE M. MATHES
RAYMOND L. REDHEFFER
MISS ANNE GUTHRIE
MRS. SARAH B. SCHAAR
JOHN A. LAPP
The immediate plan on the Association for Peace Education is to arrange a nation-wide speaking tour for Private Peat in which he will address large groups of people -- schools, churches, clubs, forums, associations of commerce, Legion Posts, and others.
The use of present funds for the organization of the response to his appeal into support for the plans of the Association for Peace Education.