Clark County, Ohio

History and Genealogy



Springfield High School Class of 1951




Mr. White instructs an advanced class in bookkeeping.


It is an obvious truth that the commercial students of today are planning to be the business men and women of Tomorrow. At SHS they find an opportunity to prepare for many approaches to the business world.

What kind of work would we like to do? typist? bookkeeper? secretary? Springfield High has the proper course to train us for the work we want. Practical courses available to us are bookkeeping, typewriting, shorthand, clerical practice and office practice. Through the hands of the office practice classes pass all the business of the high school . . . athletics, publications, orders for workbooks, magazines, news sheets. This, in fact, is not a class, but a young business.


George Ballentine

Helen Deaton

Wilma Felger

Harold Eglinger

William Walsh

Elmer Leffel

Rachel Stewart

Janice Sturgeon

Edwin White

Distributive Education

The group pictured below, Future Retailers of America, makes up one of the most interesting classes around high school. During morning hours they are taught various methods of salesmanship by Margaret Spicer. At noon the students go downtown to finish out the day at their different store jobs. The rating given them by department managers goes in with the classroom work to make up their individual records.



Ronnie Howard and Boyd Jones consult committee chairmen on decorations for the annual FRO banquet. The decorations were built around a circuis theme, appropriately names the "Sales Carnival."



In a sales demonstration before the class, Ruth Ellen Snapp is selling notion items to Avanelle Beaver. The purpose of this is to bring yout courtesy, suggestive selling, and the all important sales points of overcoming objections.