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1. A vocational guide to young people, both girls and young men. who are desirous of getting into the work for which they are best suited. Letters of enquiry should give full particulars as to any special aptitude, personal tastes, and, if means allow, of writer’s taking advantage of full educational courses. A personal answer will be sent, covering fully all questions asked.
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Question—A Reader, Newmarket, Ontario: The advertising for the firm about which you inquire will not be appearing again in MacLean’s Magazine. Ordinarily, we do not answer anonymous communications, but if you will send me your full name and address, there are further facts in which you might be interested.
Question—J. H. G., Moncton—Seeing in May 1 issue a reply to an enquiry for the names of firms handling antimony and linotype metal, I should be glad to get also the names of several firms who handle these and similar metals.
Answer—The Canada Metal Company, with branches in Montreal and Toronto, sells these metals.
Question Mrs. T: What schools in Canada give a complete course in physical culture?
Answer—The Margaret Eaton School, Toronto, has a two-year Normal course in Physical Education, whose graduates are given a diploma entitling them to teach. McGill University, Montreal, has a very full and complete course in this subject. Write for calendars.
Question—Toronto girl—Would you advise me to take a course in hairdressing, with the idea of going into business for myself? If so, where could this instruction be had?
Answer—This is an excellent vocation for the girl who likes toilet work and is deft-handed. She can specialize in the scientific care of the scalp and hair, such as is offered by the Martha Harper method, or take a course embracing beauty parlor practice, that is, scalp treatments, facial massage, manicuring, shampooing, dyeing, tinting, etc. An expert marceller can earn up to $40 a week. I have sent you the names of several establishments that sell these training courses.
Question A. R. L., EdmontonEnclosed is a list of old stamps. Where could I have them valued?
Answer--George A. Lowe, Adelaide Street East, Toronto, a dealer in stamps and coins, would tell you what they are worth, hut not unless you enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. A number who write him omit this courtesy and probably wonder why they never hear.
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