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RETAIL SELLENG SHG?
The Retail Selling Course instructed by Miss Garnet
Thompson, has an enrollment of fortyetwo sophomores? twentyh
five juniors and twentymthree-seniors making the total mines
ty girls? Students in 'this shop are trained specifically
for selling in storese Some of the Senior girls have already
e partetime position?
Some characteristics required of selling girls area
good healths a pleasing appearance, alertnessg test, sud the
ability to get along with others:
Related subjects included in this course ere: Typing
English, Advertising? Applied Art, Social Problems,-MsteriQ
als and Methods of Construction, Commercial Geographye
Outside activities for this group include trips to the
different department stores as to The Fair, Tiedtkes9, Lame
sons, Sears Q Roebuckes, Lasalleis and some of the Five and
Ten's. One of the proiects of the Retail Selling Shop was
the opening of the Stationerfs Desk operated by the selling
A group of Retailing girls are taking each day a class
in related Foods from Mrs. Leister. We think this combinaa
tion of Foods and Retailing will prove successful.
Outstanding girls from thislshop are as follows:
Eleanor Weizer.oe,.,,...0President of the Girls' Association
Dorothy Smith.,...e..0..School reporter for the Toledo Times
Sophie Sliwinski .... Qrevice-President of the Student Council
These three represented their group in the
Toledo Blade Merit Parade for the year l939e40
Eleanore Kaminskiole0o0..oReporter for the GieVo0Hi Gazette
Lois Munch.Q...Q,Student Council representative of her class
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OFFICE PRACTICE SHOP
The Office Practice Shop is one of the oldest shops in
the Vocational program for girls, having been established
in 1934, at the Old Vocational High School.
Approximately 100 girls are enrolled as Sophomores,
Juniors, and Seniors. There are three instructors: M s.
Hartnett, Mrs. Buck, and Miss Machobert.
In the Sophomore year, the girls study Typing, Filing,
Office Procedure, and Bookkeeping, the Juniors, Secretarial
Training, Advanced Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typing and Pro-
duction? work. The first part of the Senior year is devoted
to training in practical Office Procedure in preparation
for full or part-time employment obtained with the assist-
ance of the coordinator.
Every girl in the Senior class has had some part-time
employment th in school offices and in industry, Many
girls are regularly employed every afternoon and it is ex,
pected that when school closes they will be permanently em-
Production work by students includes the cutting of
stencils, operation of the mimeographg typing of grade
cards, records, forms, letters, requisitions, etc.
The Office Practice groups are represented on the
Student Council by the following students:
Evelyn Bruin, Sophomore Helen Pociesza, Junior
Jacqueline Steinquest, Sophomore Florence Kory, Junior
Jane Borkowski, Junior Olga Bordeaux, Senior
Phyllis Nowak, Junior Virginia McNeil, Senior
The classes are eective in all student activities in
the school showing a spirit of leadership and interest that
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The Vocational Survey of Occupational Opportunities for
Earls and Women in Toledo, recently completed by Mr. E. 0.
Bartlow under the joint sponsorship of the Toledo Board of
Education and the State Board for Vocational Education, rec-
ommends provision for preparation for work in the'fields of
cosmetology, domestic and institutional service, laundry and
dry cleaning service, and some preparation for work in those
semi-skilled factory operations open to girls andiwomen in
Toledo. The new building is planned to house all such prep-
In 1939-40 courses in office machine practice, beauty
culture, household management, laundry and dry cleaning ser-
vice will be addedg food service will be enlarged to include
both tea room and cafeteria service. Power machines to do
a variety of jobs will be available. The Commercial Art
Shop will have sufficient equipment. With the na w office
equipment available it will bexpossible to prepare girls to
operate a variety of office machines as well as to enter
secretarial practice. The standards for the course in Beauty
Culture will be set by the laws of the state of Ohio. Ade-
quate preparation according to these laws will be available.
The course in household management will provide preparation
for work in homes and institutions on a semi-professional
level. A unit of related laundry work will be available to
girls in the clothing, food, household management, and pos-
sibly in the retail fields. Girls desiring to specialize
in laundry service will be given an opportunity to do so.
The new shops'will have equipment not only for prepar-
ation in the skills of the trade, but also for food and
textile testing laboratories. Hygiene and health education
will be provided and courses in related work will be added
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