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A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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about eighty-five cents a hundred, netting me a profit of one dollar and forty cents a hundred. During the entire summer I made about one thousand postcards; through the same store­keeper I also developed and printed films.
Some of the people of the village had views of their houses taken, which brought me seventy-five cents a dozen cards. By the time Labor Day came I had about twenty-five dollars, all of which had been made by my camera.
A High School Boy
One of the most remarkable boys the writer has ever known is Norton Ives, late of Trinity College. At my request he wrote an account of his business career in high school. But I ought to say—what he was too modest to add—that he not only did the work here recorded, but he played football on the big Central High School team of Detroit, he played on its baseball team, he was a member of all the popular fra­ternities and honor societies in school, he stood well in his studies and he was made president of his class senior year, the highest honor sought in the school.
"When I was a young boy about fifteen years old, there was always something fascinating and interesting about our early-morning-paper boy. I used to listen to his experiences which he would tell mother when he came to collect—how he had to get out in blizzards and break the heavy snow, how he froze his hands and feet, but most important, how he made money to buy his own clothes and meet all his personal ex­penses, saving the surplus in the bank.
"When I was in the second year in high school opportunity offered itself to me and I bought a morning Detroit Free Press route of 180 daily and 250 Sunday customers for $25.00. I soon made enough money to pay for the route, and then began putting it away in the bank. I did my own collecting every two weeks, paying the bill for the papers to the paper office. To see how profit was made, I had to pay one cent for each daily paper and received one and two-thirds cents for one; in other words, ten cents a week. With 180 of these it made
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