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By W. A. Sheaffer

This modern text is complete in its treatment of bookkeeping and elementary account-
ing. It contains every essential — clear explanations, script and other illustrations, drill
exercises, five short sets followed by longer sets, use of papers throughout but used exten-
sively in only one set, etc. — that satisfies the teacher. The real strength of the text, however,
lies in its power to interest the pupil and lead him step by step through the course. The begin-
ning chapters are comparatively easy but the work grows rapidly. Only cash, merchandise,
expense, and personal accounts are included in the first set. New principles, transactions,
books, etc., are introduced gradually, and when introduced they are clearly explained. There
is no point in the text where the author does the pupil's thinking for him. The thought side
of the subject is never lost sight of.

The plan of the text "is very easily followed and a minimum of the teacher's time is required in
interpreting the text. The complete course is divided into four Parts and the text is published in the
following volumes;

Complete, 420 pages, cloth — A very complete course for pupils of high school age.

Parts I and II, 242 pages, cloth — An elementary course that is adapted to two-semester
high school, and other brief courses.

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courses, one-semester courses, etc.

Part II, 96 pages, paper — An intermediate text in which there is a set illustrating the
jobbing furniture business, using business papers for all transactions.

Set 7, Part III, 63 pages, paper — Teaches columnar books, adjustment entries, etc..
with a wholesale hardware set.

Set 8, Part III, 34 pages, paper — Advanced principles and the accounts and transac-
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Part IV, 90 pages, paper — A corporation set for a manufacturing business, using a
voucher system. The author presents difficult material so it is interesting and
easily mastered.

The blank books and supplies are in units to correspond with the paper bound texts, so the material
is supplied in convenient form for almost any requirement.



Stenographic Office Practice

By O. M. Powers

This new title is a practical course consisting principally of work for the pupil. Expla-
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Typewriting by the Touch Method— Strengthens the weaker fingers early in the course. .V com-
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Also texts for Practical Grammar, Business Letter Writing, Spelling, Law, Arithmetic, Penmanship,
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Can You Analyze
Human Nature?



Do you know which of your students are
naturally slow thinkers?

Do you know what physical characteris-
tics indicate a slow mental reaction — can
you pick that type of student at sight? Do
you know what position he would be best
fitted to fill?

Have you ever made the mistake of accus-
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when he didn't get your instruction as
quickly as you thought he should — when in
reality he got as much of it and as quickly
as his type of mind made possible?

If you can classify your students, liy sight,
into the detail type and the leadership type
— if you can determine the probable amount
of energy a student has — if you know what
the square head means - — if you know all
these things and the many other items of
importance indicated by his various physical
characteristics you can more easily and
more successfully teach him and more safe^ly
advise him — you will also find teaching a
more enjoyable work.

"The Science of Judging Men" will give
you this information. It will make it pos-
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guide them along the lines of their greatest

ability.

When you have studied this book you will
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You will know better how to deal with
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SHORTHAND

Establish a reputation for your school by
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TYPEWRITING

Sixteen Championships — Eastern Schools,
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Latest edition has many strong features.
Einger gymnastics, complete review in every
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Amazingly Simple — the Entire System — the Complete "Mechanism" Consists ot

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3. A half-dozen prefix contractions and one natural rule for abbreviating.



Features:

Each and every alphabetic character is but a single stroke,
with no appendages. There is but one sign for any sound or
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signs which form easy and quick combinations ; hence there is
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sound or letter. Vowels are connectible with the consonants.
A scientific and unique use of the circles and hooks is made for
representing the vowels and diphthongs. Use of shorthand
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writing a circle and a loop may look the same. Paragon does
not assign different meanings to a circle and a loop. Exceptions
to rules are almost entirely absent. Barely over two dozen word
signs, representing words of such frequent occurrence, so that
a Paragon phonographer writes from a third to a half the num-
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but a single stem — a single movement of the pencil.

NO SHADING whatever.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BUSINESS COLLEGES

Since it became known that we are not averse to others teach-
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Rational

California




MISS STELLAIP. BOYDEN

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First Place




MISS ADRIENNE ENRIGHT

California Commercial School
Los Angeles
Second Place




MISS RHODA PALMER

Mil tisoti School for Private Secre-
taries. San Francisco
Third Place



Typewriting Wins

School Championship

Out of a field of seventy-eight competitors, RATION-
AL TYPEWRITING students walked off with all the
honors at the recent California State School Typewriting
Contest at the San Francisco Business Show, capturing the
first ten places.

Miss Stella P. Boyden, of the Sacramento Secretarial
School, won the championship with a speed of fifty-seven
net words a minute, with only five errors. None of the
students had had more than six months' training.

Rational Wins Chicago Circle
Championship



Rational typewriting students won this championship also.
Miss Ruth Lewis, of GREGG school (Chicago) won the cham-
pionship with a speed of sixty-one net words a minute and Miss
Mildred Campbell — also from the same school — was a close second,
with a speed of fifty-nine net words a minute. Ten of the twelve
highest scores in this contest were made by RATIONAL type-
writing students.

RATIONAL TYPEWRITING wins because it makes the
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Another Triumph

FOR

ISAAC PITMAN

SHORTHAND



Mr. Nathan §ehrin creates a new world's
record of court testimony — writing 324 words
gross, and 322 words net, a minute, and was
the only writer to quality at this rate.



At the Forty-Fourth Annual Convention of the
Xew York State Shorthand Reporters' Associa-
tion held on December 30, 1919, at the New York
Press Club, Mr. Nathan Behrin created a new
World's Record in shorthand, by writing 324
words gross and 322 words net, a minute. The
contest, which was held under the auspices of the
Certified Shorthand Reporters' Society, had been
given wide publicity and was open to all. There
were six contestants and the selections read were
from the actual printed record of a trial in the
City Court of New York, being the case of Morris
A. Engel v. Black and White Cab Company, tried
on Jan. 39, 1919, before Justice James A. Allen
and a jury. In the qualifying two-minute test
read at the rate of 280 words per minute, Mr.
Behrin made one error. The final reading was
intended to be at the rate of 300 words a minute,
but the selected matter of exactly 600 words was
read in one minute and fifty-one seconds, which
makes a gross rate of 334.3 words a minute. In
this contest Mr. Behrin made but three errors.

It is worthy of note that the record for solid
non-court matter tests in this country is held by
Mr. Behrin at 220 words per minute. All records
above that speed have been made on court matter.

."Xn analysis of his errors in this test shows that
his writing has still further speed possibilities.

The result of this contest furnishes further proof
that the highest speed and accuracy is inalienable
from the Isaac Pitman Shorthand.



ISAAC PITMAN & SONS

2 West Forty-Fifth Street, New York

Publishers of "Course in Isaac Pitman Sliorthand," $1.6n;
"Practical Course in Touch Typcwritni^-," "Oc ; "Style n..,,k
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The Last Word in
Office Practice

How to Become An
Office Stenographer

By W. L. MASON



Within the past two or three years a number of
office practice books for stenographers have been
published. While these have been admirable in
many ways, none have seemed to fully meet the
requirements of a young man or woman at the end
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be equivalent, in the opinion of a business man, to
actual experience. Having in mind the defects of
these books and the need of something thoroughly
practical and up-to-date, Messrs. Isaac Pitman &
Sons requested the well-known teacher and re-
porter, Mr. W. L. Mason, for many years con-
nected with the New York public and high schools,
and now a member of the Faculty of the Polytech-
nic High School, Santa Monica, California, to
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is filled from cover to cover with helpful hints,
directions, and suggestions for attaining increased
efficiency.



Cloth, 192 Pages, $1.50

Supplementary Exercises, 7Sc

Teachers' Examination Copy, postpaid,
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VOLUME XXV



COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY, 1920



NUMBER IX



The BUSINESS EDUCATOR

Entered at Columbus, O., PoBt Office as 2nd Class Matter

Arthur G. Skeeles - - - - Editor

E. W. Bloser - - - Business Manager

Published monthly (except July and August)

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