Is it Lash La Rue?
Phil has got it.Lash La Rue came to my school in Anaheim, CA when I was in 4th grade. I can still hear him saying, "Hold-still-and-don't-MOVE!" as his lash cut short a four-inch long piece of paper that a kid volunteer was holding in his mouth. (Not me. No, it wasn't me.)
Well, I'll be a whippersnapper! Lash La Rue it is! Phil, you win the rights to impersonate Charles Haddon Spurgeon and preach his sermons for the next seventy years!
Here's a little trivia for you...it was Lash La Rue who taught Harrison Ford how to use the whip for the Indiana Jones movies.