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the present clerical labor shortage
caused by the great war, and dwells
forcibly on the opportunities for
greater usefulness which this condi-
tion presents to every typewriter op-
erator. A reminiscent article occa-
sioned by the recent death of Mr.
William K. Jenne, the man who super-
intended the manufacture of the first



typewriter, the Model 1 Remington,

We have somewhere m the Camp describes the wonderful evolution of

practically every night a lecture of the clerical labor saving idea, which



that sort. W'e have drawn on some
of our public men for lectures, com-
ing in to spend a week with us. start-
ing at one end cTf the camp and mak-
ing the rounds, and speaking to all
of the men that will be present \\~ the
different buildings.



has come about all in one man's life-
time. The story entitled, "The Tell
Tale Ribbon" is a bit of war fiction
of timely interest. Indeed the ste-
nographers' opportunities for war
service constitute altogether the
prominent feature of this issue, al-



Now, in general, that is the prob- though the usual Practical Points for



iem. We are attempting to do some-
thing but we are studying the situa-
tion for the purpose finally of prepar-
ing a program that can be utilized
when the time comes for taking care
of our young fell'ows that I believe are



Typists are not neglected. If your
name is not now on the mailing list
for Remington Notes you can have it
placed there by addressing the Rem-
ington Typewriter Company, 374
Broadway, New York.



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FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP IS
GROWING

The National Cdinmercial Teach-
ers' Federation has wielded a power-
ful influence in promoting the best
thought in commercial education, and
it has done much to give commercial
teachers that standing and prestige
which they now enjoy. And now the
Federation wants to broaden its in-
fluence and speak with the authority
and backing of more than one thou-
sand members.

Do you want to be a member of
this great organization? Do you
want to help yourself by supporting
an association that will continue to
work unceasingly in your behalf? If
so. send two dollars to Mr. Otis L.
Trenary, Secretary, Kenosha, Wis-
. cousin, and membership certificate
will be mailed to you.

Here are the names of those who
have paid their dues since the pub-
lication of our April issue:

Miss Helen Roirdan. Whittenberg,
Wis.

Frank Xeu. 134 Ann St.. Eau Claire,
Wis.

Miss Clara Bersch, 820 20th St.,
Milwaukee. Wis.

Howard B. Wills. Rice Lake, Wis.

Miss Mabel Dietrich, .Augusta, Wis.

Miss Lena Vogt, Cedar Rapids Bus-
iness College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Miss Olga Nelson, High School,
Little Falls, Minn.

Miss Hilda Meisner. 4.13 So. Bluff
St., Janesville, Wis.

Miss Helen A. Haynes, High
School, Xeodesha, Kansas.

C. E. Butcher, Glean High School,
Olean, Xew York.

Robt. A. Grant. Yeatman High
School, St. Louis, Mo.

E. D. Lobaugh', Ginn & Co.. Chi-
cago, 111.

J. W. Lester, Froebel Public School,
Gary, Ind.

Miss Alma Dufour, Dufour School,
Sacramento, Cal.

R. B. F. Regal, Butler Bus. Col-
lege, Butler, Pa.

Miss Verna Welch, High School.
La Crosse, Wis.

Miss Mildred Passewalk, 1202 Main
St.. Whitewater, Wis.

Miss Jesse Graham, Central High
School, Harrisburg, Pa.

Miss Myrtle Hibbard, High School.
Cedar Falls, la.

C. P. Zaner, Zanerian Col. of Pen-
manship, Columbus, Ohio.

Miss Ann Kieckbefer, High School,
Wausau, Wis.

Miss Ruth Randall, Cass High
School, Detroit, Mich.

Paul Moser. 1 1(1 So. Michigan Ave..
Chicago. 111.

W. E. McDermut, 1522 Bryn Mawr
Ave.. Chicago, III.

Mrs. Mary Weisman, 5037 Fulton
St.. Chicago," 111.

Miss Ida M. Edwards. Harrisor
Tech. High School, Ch'cago. 111.

W. H.^ Shoemaker. Wendell Phil-
lips High School, Chicago, III.

Miss Marion Fitzpatrick, 4905 Vin-
cennes .\ve., Chicago, 111.



D. Contarsy, 285S W. Twelfth St..
Chicago, III.

F. S.. Doak, Harrison Tech. School,
Chicago, 111.

Mrs. Helen S. Young, 1063 Dakin
St., Chicago, 111.

Leo Tark, 1359 N, Campbell Ave.,
Chicago, 111.

Ivan E. Chapman. Nort'awestern
High School, Detroit, Mich.

Earnest F. Auch, Southeastern
High School, Detroit, Mich.

Miss M. E. Peterson. Northwestern
High School, Detroit, Mich.

Miss Grace Maichle, Nort'.iwestern
High School, Detroit, MicM.

Miss M. Thomas, Northwestern
High School, Detroit, Mich.

Miss Clara K. Shaible, Northern
High School, Detroit, Mich.

Miss Louise Koch, Prairie du Sac,
Wis.

Howard .Aplin, Onalaska, Wis.

Myra Bucklin, New Lisbon. Wis.

W. E. Welbourne, W. \\X\%. Wis.

Manda B. Martin, Marion, Wis.

C. M. Yoder, Washington H. S.,
Milwaukee, Wis.

Alvin Kollath, Glencoe, Minn.

Miss Jessie V. Seaver, Lake Mdis
Wis.

Miss Bertha Seward, \\ auwatosa.
Wis.

Miss EditJi Constine. Canbv. Minn.

Elmer M. Bardwell, Eagle Grove,
Iowa.

Miss Marv Schroeder. Shawano,
Wis.

R. L. Hamilton. High School, Sioux
Citv, Iowa.

Charles .\. Glover, 2619 Haste St.,
Berkeley. Calif.

Join the Federation now! Have
your name recorded among the prog-
ressive business educators of the
country.

A photograph of a beautifully en-
grossed Honor Roll has lieen re-
ceived from J. Warren Baer, Phoenix-
ville. Pa., who is quite skillful in en-
.grossing and penmanship.
Barnesville, Ohio, public school pupils
are making good headway in penman-
ship under the direction of C. C. Hos-
teller. Thirty-two of the 7th- and 8th
grade pupils were recently awarded
grammar grade certificates.

R, C. Kearns, Butler, Pa., writes —
'•F''clospd please find C$1.00") for
which Dlease mail me THE BLTSI-
NESS EDUCATOR for one year. I
thought I could sacrifice your helpful
magazine during the war period, but
I find the sacrifice too great so I have
■(-lut something else aside."
N. C. Brewster, the well-known pen-
man and commercial teacher, who for
several years nast has been located
at Wellsboro, Pa., has removed to El-
mira. N. Y., where he previously
taught for 12 years. Mr. Brewster
does a great deal of work in the way
of engrossing diplomas, executing pen
work, etc.

Mr. O. J. Hanson, who for the past
two years has been managing .taker's
Business College, Fargo, No. Dakota,
recently purchased that institution
from Mr. .\aker. There will be no



change in the personnel of the insti-
tution. The school will continue with-
out interruption, but slight changes
in the courses of study and equip-
ment will be made. A Collegiate De-
partment was added some time ago,
and it is the intention to add a course
for commercial teachers soon. Mr.
Hanson held the position of Principal
of the Shorthand Department, and
Secretary of the faculty of Concordia
College. Moorehead. Minn., for one
year. Before that he managed .taker's
Business College at Grand Forks, No.
Dak., which position he held for eight
years. He is therefore thoroughly
experienced and familiar with the
work, and will undoubtedly make a
splendid success of the institution.
Mr. .\aker will continue to devote his
elTorts to his Grand Forks institu-
tion.

J. E. Bottomley, Home Savings Bank,
Los Angeles, Calif., writes: "After
trying to convince myself that I
didn't need the B. E., I find that the
habit formed in Commercial School
many years ago, that is, getting your
good publication regularly, is not an
easy matter to get away from."



LAW

( Continued from page 24)

(a) Mentally disabled.

(1) Lunatics.

(2) Idiots.

(3) Intoxicated persons.

(4) Profligate,
(hi Legally disabled.

(1) Infants.

( 2 ) Married w o n-' e n

(sometimes).

(3) Alien enemies.
:i. Kind of partners.

(1) Ostensible.

(2) Nominal.

(3) Dormant.

(4) Secret.

(5) Limited.

4. How the relation is created.

(a) -As between partners.

(b) .As to third parties.

(1) By holding them-

selves as partners.

(2) By participating in

the profits.

5. The object of partnership.

6. The effect of the relation.

(1) To partners.

(2) To others.

7. The partnership property.
s. Termination.

(1) Expiration.

(2) -Act of parties.

(3) Breach of agreement.

(4) Transfer of intr—st

(5) Disability.

(6) Judicial decree.

(7) Notice of dissolution.
9. Efifect of the dissolution.

(1) As to authority of

parties.

(2) As to disposition of

the firm property.

(3) .As to firm and indi-

dividual creditors.

(4) Contracts in restraint

of trade.
The outline covers two papers. No
Two will follow.



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INFORMATION R E G A R DING
EXAMINATION OF CANDI-
DATES FOR CERTIFICATES
TO TEACH COMMERCIAL
SUBJECTS IN THE CHICAGO

PUBLIC SCHOOLS. MAJOR SUB-
JECTS: ACCOUNTING AND
PHONOGRAPHY (MUNSON).

The next examination will proba-
bly be held at the end of June, lUlS,
as the list of eligible commercial
teachers is practically depleted.

Requirements for Admission
Candidates for limited certificates:

^Xo University degree required.)

They must present in advance cre-
dentials showing:

(a) A diploma of graduation from
a four-year high school of the grade
of the Chicago Public Schools.

(b) At least three years of special
training in the major subject.

(c) One year teaching the major
subject.

Salary, $1,100 to .$],SI)0. .Annual
increase, .$.5.5. Candidates for general
certificates :

They must present in advance cre-
dentials showing the following:

(a) Graduation from an accredited
college.

(b) Two years of successful e.xperi-
ence in graded schools, and two years
of practical experience in the major
subject,

or

(a) Graduation from an accredited
college.

(b) Two years of successful experi-
ence in teaching the major subject.

Salary. .$1,100 to $2,860. Annual in-
crease, $110.

For information booklet, address
Board of E.xaminers, Room 828,
Tribune Building. Send 10c for copies
of previous examination questions.

The present need for teachers
seems to indicate that successful can-
didates will have little difficulty in
obtaining positions in September,
1018.

WILLIAM BACHRACH,
Suoervisor of Commercial Work in

the High Schools.



The English publishing iiouse of
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Limited,
has recently purchased all the exist-
ing copyrights of the Scientific and
Technical books previously pub-
lished by Messrs. Whittaker & Com-
panj' of London, and in future the
America'i agency for these works
will be ■;ontrolled by Isaac Pitman &
Sons, 2 West 45th Street. Xew York.
This scries includes many important
w^orks relating to aeroplanes, sub-
marines, and wireless telegraphy, etc.
Some of the best known tities in this
series are: "Aeroplanes and Air-
ships" by W. E. Dommett, "Sub-
marire Vessels" by the same author,
"Elementary Aeronautics" by A. P.
Thurston, "Artificial and Natural
Flight" by Sir Hiram S. Maxim,
"Wireless Telegraphy and Tele-
•phony" by William J. White, "Ra-



dium and All .\bout It" by S. R.
Bottoiiie, "Radiography and X-Rays"
by th.^ same author, and "Astron-
omy" by G. F. Chambers.

H. C. Clifford, for several years at the
head of the commercial work at the
Albany, Oregon, High School, is the
new commercial teacher in the Ogden,
Utah, High School.

Miss Mary P. Little, Perth Amboy,
N. J., has recently been chosen for
commercial subjects in the Stamford,
Conn., High School.

Mrs. S. A. Edmunds is in charge of
the Pitmanic shorthand work for the
Washington, D. C, Business College.

Miss Evelyn G. Reed has recently
graduated from the Gregg School,
Chicago, and has been chosen to teach
shorthand in the Elgin, 111., High
School.

Miss Vera Chamberlin, of El Reno,
Okla., has recently been made com-
mercial teacher in the Schuyler, X'ebr.,
High School, following Miss Beulah
Hutchinson, who resigned and accept-
ed appointment in one of the Des
Moines High Schools.

O. J. Morris, of the I-ouisville, Ky.,
Boys' High School, follows his princi-
pal to the South High School,
Youngstown, Ohio.
C. M. Gump has left one of the Des
Moines High Schools to take com-
mercial work in the Anderson, Ind.,
High School.

Simon Axelrod is a new commercial
teacher in the Lincoln, Nebr., High
School.

J. V. Kennedy, last year of the Al-
bany, N. Y., Business College, is, this
year, in charge of the commercial
work of the Mamaroneck, N. Y., High
School.

Oral W. Seipp, last year in Michigan,
is this year with the Yeatman High
School. St. Louis.

Geo. L. Crisp, for several years at the
head of the commercial work of the
Yankton, S. D., College, is this year
principal of the Yankton High School.

Miss Minnie C. Koopman, of the

Boone, Iowa, High School, has re-
cently been made commercial teacher
in the Sparta, 111., High School.

Mr. Burton C. Bacon, of Royal Oak,
Mich., is the new teacher of penman-
ship and bookkeeping in the Oil City.
Pa., High School, following Mr. M. J.
Talley, who, after several years of
distinctly successful work, goes into
business at an attractive salary.

The Lawrence, Kan., Business Col-
lege some time since occupied two
full pages of space in the Topeka
Daily Capital, advertising that pros-
perous institution.

Bay Path Institute of Springfield,
Mass., is the title of the brown cat-
alog issued by that institution. It is
attractively illustrated and presents
courses for those qualifying to teacri
business as well as those qualifying
for business.



The Tiffin, Ohio, Business University

recently issued an attractive eight-
page school paper bespeaking pros-
perity in that institution.

Irish's Business College, Iowa City,

Iowa, publishes a large illustrated

catalog covered in brown with red
embossed title.

Advertising literature has been re-
ceived from the following: The Law-
rence, Kans.. Business College; Jones
Commercial College, St, Louis, Mo.;
The L'niversity of Chicago. 111.: Bay
Path Institute, Springfield, Mass.;
The College of Business Administra-
tion of Boston University, Mass.;
The Commercial Teacher, White-
water, Wis.: The Phonographic Mag-
azine. Cincinnati. Ohio; Churchill
Shorthand Magazine, Chicago Hts.,
111.: Remington Notes. Xew York
City, X. Y. : Brown's Business Col-
lege, Danville, 111.; Roanoke College,
Salem, Va.: Wilson's Modern Busi-
ness College, Seattle, Wash.; School
of Commerce, Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh. Pa.: The Knox School of
Salesmanship and Business Efficiency,
Cleveland, Ohio; Isaac Pitman &
Sons, New York, N. Y.; The Union
Lea.gue Club of Chicago, 111.

E. E. Evans, who for the past six
years has been at the head of the
commercial department of the Cook
Co. High School, Prineville, Oregon,
has recently been elected to the su-
perintendency of the school, which
bespeaks well for his growth and de-
served promotion. He writes an un-
usually good hand, thus indicating
that efficiency is appreciated in little
as well as in large things. Darel C.
Davis, Stayton. Oregon, succeeds Mr.
Evans at the head of the commercial
department.

The Martin Diploma Company nf

Boston. Mass.. 141 Franklin Street,
recently purchased of John H. Dan-
iels & Son their entire stock of steel
and copper engravings and printing
machines. They also acquired the
Mezzotint business of Waud & Jen-
kins, Mr. Waud being engaged as
head of the Die and Plate printin,g
department. This means they are not
only doing engrossing as in the past
and diploma designing, but engrav-
ing, printing and lithographing as
well.

W. E. McClelland .goes from the
Topeka, Kansas, High School to The
Dougherty Business College of that
city. We wish him much success in
his new position.

Mr. O. J. Browning, after eighteen
years' experience in the teaching pro-
fession, resigned his position as prin-
cipal of the commercial department in
the high school and supervisor of
writing in the grades in Newton,
Iowa, to accept a position as head
bookkeeper in the leading bank in
Xewton. Thus it is that the teaching-
profession loses a mighty good man
and tlie banking and Business pro-
fessions secures one. Mr. Browning
is on the square as well as on the
job.



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"WISE AND

OTHERWISE"

Stories from Recent Real Life
By CHARLES T. CRAGIN

Holyoke, Mass.

Once more the month of June, most
radiant and joyous month of the year,
is with us. June, the
month of roses and
brides and brides-
grooms gay; and dead
broke fathers glad
enough :o give those
brides away. Yes, June
is with us once more
and many thousands
of young men and
women all over the
country are going out from the busi-
ness schools to be Wise or Other-
wise, just like the remarkable men
and women I have told you about in
the past nine numbers of "The Busi-
ness Educator." This month I am
not telling you about anybody in par-
ticular, but just preaching a little b't
of sermon for the benefit of those,
who are going out to seek fortune on
the troubled sea of business; for the
sea of business on which you are
about to venture is by no means all
fair weather and smooth sailing.

Quite the contrary. If you have
read the stories from real life I have
given you this year you have seen
that what made for success was not
wealth nor influence nor health, even.
What caused failure was not lack of
opportunity nor poverty nor lack of
ability. Quite the contrary. Most
of those who achieved high success
and made the world and ttiemselven
far better for having lived in it were
men and women without extraord-
inary qualities more than are given
to other mortals. One, perTiaps the
most brilliant of the entire number,
was afflicted with a fatal illness from
the very start and died in early mid-
life. What is it that 'las made for
success or for failure? Why, what
makes for success with any ijian or
any woman? Simply the High Spirit
that WILL succeed no matter what
the circumstances may be. You can
not keep a man like Cecil Rhodes or
Jas. J. Hill or Donald Smith from
success no matter what the ctrcum-
stances may be, for the indomitable
.spirit of a man who is "the captain
of his soul" will carry him through
every cloud and over every obstacle
into the sunlight of success.

The same is true of women. You
could not keep a woman like Anna
Shaw or Jane .Adams from success no
matter what handicaps might hold
them back.

Concerning Circumstances

Tt is just the same way about
failure. You say circumstances in-
fiire some against failure. "He could
not help being a success. He is so
intelligent, so bright, so full of en-
ergy, just alive with genuis." He



could not lielp succeeding, e« ? How
about Austin Bidwell and his brother
George? Two extremely intelligent,
well educated, alert, active, good look-
ing young men, buried by tiie charity
of saloon keepers, gamblers and news-
paper men after a life beginnmg with
brilliant promise, rising to the
heights of luxury and pleasure, and
then after twenty years of solitary
confinement in a living tomb, ending
in starvation, want and exposure.
How about Margaret Rogers, most
intelligent of women? A genius for
figures and finance, ending in the
prisoner's dpck with a verdict of
"not guilty but don't do it again" —
or a disagreement, I have forgotten
which — to carry through tlie res: of
the life with her. You see circum-
stances do not have so very much to
do with it after all. Of course, they
are an influence, but they are not the
whole show by any means. You can
be most anything you want to be.

I hear somebody sniff at that state-
ment. They say 1 want to be rich and
I have got about 9c in my pocKet. Do
you really want to be rich. If you
do, you can. The trouble with most
of us is this. We don't more than
half WANT a thing. Realty wanting
a thing is being willing to sacrifice
everything you can to get that thing.
I don't suppose I could have been so
rich as that sanctimonius freebooter,
John D. Rockefeller. I know I am
not so "well heeled" by considerable,
but I could have lieen a good de^l
richer than I am, if I had really
wanted to be, enough to give up chew-
ing gum and tobacco and perfumery,
hair oil and mustache wax and a lot
of other luxuries on whlcn I have
spent my hard earnings. You can be
rich easily enough if you want to be.
The police broke into the house of an
old man up here on one of our back
streets not long ago. and t'ley found
him dead in a suit of clothes worth
about 10c. There wasn't anything to
eat in the house and there hadn't been
any fire and he had fifty or sixty
thousand dollars in money salted
down where it wouldn't do him or
anybody else any good. He wanted
money and he got it. I could have
got it that way well enough. I have
earned a lot of money in my day.
You want to be a great business man
like John Wanamaker or Marshall
Field. You SAY you do, but when
you come to get right down to brass
tacks you don't want to. for you a'"
not willing to work as those men did
to get success.

Would you like to be a great light
in literature and have an iionored
name and L. L. D. or P. H. D. or
Litt. D., stuck after your name by
the colleges of the country? Well,
you can be if you want to, but you
don't want to. You have no trans-
cendent genius. You are not any
Byron in poetry, or Walter Scott in
prose, or anything of that kind. But
are you willing to work as did the
most brilliant historian .America has
ever produced. Francis Parkman, or
that other literary genius. William H.



Prescott, working steadily on through
physical weakness, agony and finally
blindness; or like that book store
clerk, Herbert Bancroft, who died the
other day with more than one hun-
dred volumes of magnificent histori-
cal work to his credit. Are you will-
ing to do that? I'll bet a cookie, and
cookies are expensive since Mr.
Hoover has got to feeding us on ex-
celsior and sawdust — I'll bet a cookie
you are NOT willing to do such work
as these men did. No, everybody in
this life gets just about what he de-
serves to get, not much more, not
much less.

Well, what of it! We don't any of
us do as well as we might, but we
all have a place in the great scheme
of life. We all have a part to play in
the big drama of existence which
makes up the human race and it de-
pends a great deal on how we play
this part, whether this world is a
place fit to live in or not.

But I hear somebody say there isn't
any such opportunity as tnere was
when Rockefeller and Carnegie and
those other men and women tiiat you
have been telling us about started
life.

Concerning Opportunity

We had a very brilliant United
States senator a few years ago, John
J. Ingalls, of Kansas, and he wrote
/I much quoted poem on "Opportun-
ity." I don't remember the words,
but the gist of it was that Oppor-
tunity knocks ONCE at tne door o*^
every man and woman and if t'le man
or woman don't get right out of bed
and let Opportunity in he goes on
and never comes back again. It was
a "bully" poem as Julia Howe said
about her friend's piazza. This
friend had built a new bungalow fac-
ing the ocean and around it she had
built a beautiful, wide veranda and
the aged poetess, author of the Bat-
tle Hymn of the Republic, —
"Mine eyes have seen the glory,
Of the coming of the Lord."
came down to see her, am! she took
Julia, who was then pretty nearly
ninety years old, out to show her her
new veranda, and she said as she
gazed at it in rapt admiration, "Oh.
Mrs. Howe! what do you think of it?"
"Well," said the distinguished au-
thoress, "I think it's a bully piaz."

So of Mr. Ingall's poem. But it
wasn't true. Opportunity comes
pounding on your door agaTn and
again after you have turned him
away, after everybody has said you
were such an infernal fool that you
never would have another opportunity
to make good. He comes back again
and again and again. Especially is
this true in this country, where
greater opportunity is given to young
men and young women than any-
where else on God's green foot-stool.
There may not be the same oppor-
tunity to accumulate a billion dollars
that was given to Mr. Rockefeller and
Mr. Carnegie, and that never ought
to be. Nobody should have the on
portunity to accumulate suc'i a gigan-



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tic sum of money and noDoay would
have if we Americans, who make our
own laws and are supposed to enforce
them, had been possessed of ordinary
common sense and had not been so
crazy to get rich quick.

Yes, the field is wide and oppor-
tunity is everywhere and it is not
necessary that you cut somebody
else's business throat in order to
make good yourself. It isn't a great
while since that astonishing genius,
Henry Ford, was trying to borrow a
thousand dollars to make a little fliv-
ver that wasn't going to cost more



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