The Phillips Brooks House Student Lecture Bureau, inaugurated last spring to answer the constant demand for undergraduate members of the University to speak at schools, churches and junior athletic meetings, has proved itself a pronounced success.
Members of the football team and social service workers are in especial demand as orators for New England gatherings, according to a statement yesterday by officials of the Phillips Brooks House. W. N. Bump '28, Chairman of the Bureau, receives daily five or six communications asking for Harvard men to speak on various topics at local meetings. Many of these letters come from districts as far removed as Maine and Vermont and enclose train fare for the itinerant elocutionist.
These requests were successfully coped with until the last few weeks, when the number increased so rapidly that the Lecture Bureau has been temporarily swamped. The student orators who have volunteered for this work have found plenty of opportunity to display their powers before audiences ranging from high school football teams to social meetings in the farm districts.
Thirty-five speakers have been supplied to date by the Bureau and it is supposed that this number will have to be doubled before the year is over. Men who have had experience or desire experience in public speaking are invited to investigate the Phillips Brooks Lecture Bureau.