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Puerto Rico’s name was deliberately misspelled as “Porto Rico” by the US Government until 1932. The misspelling was in the Foraker Act of 1900 and the Treaty of Paris of 1898.


“The best employer in the world”

Wonderful opportunity for men and women. Thousands of appointments yearly. Good salaries, short hours, liberal vacations. Positions open now in every city of the country and in Alaska, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines. Write for FREE CIVIL SERVICE BOOKLET, which tells how to get a position with the U.S. Government.


I saw my job failure in my family’s eyes (May, 1956)

I.C.S. has never had any compunction about using a man’s shame and sense of helplessness to sell their product.

I saw my job failure in my family’s eyes

. . . but how they smiled when I.C.S. pulled me through

Take it from me. That’s the hard way to discover a mistake.

I thought I was in solid down at the plant with my years of experience. They’d never lay me off.

But they did. And I was in solid —as long as business was goo

Put yourself in the I.C.S. HALL OF FAME* (Nov, 1952)

And become a famous silhouette!

It’s not really much of a hall of fame if you have to mail in for the members is it?

Put yourself in the I.C.S. HALL OF FAME*

Join these men who have made their mark! Men who by dint of ambition, intelligence and sound, practical I.C.S training now enjoy positions of leadership in business and industry.

The sooner you start, the better your chances of making the grade. Right now, with the critical shortage of skilled labor, trained men are becoming leaders overnight. Hundreds of I. C. S. students are reporting promotions and pay increases, earning greater security for themselves and their families. How about marking and mailing the coupon today?

How to CRACK the education barrier (May, 1956)

How to CRACK the education barrier

Is there an “education barrier” between you and promotion? Are young college graduates being brought in to fill positions above you?

You can break down that barrier . . . gain real security, responsibility, prestige . . . surprise fellow employees and win their respect. You can match yourself against the smartest of the college boys and come out a WINNER. Here’s how!

Are you a guy who didn’t MARRY THE BOSS’S DAUGHTER? (Jan, 1959)

Are you a guy who didn’t MARRY THE BOSS’S DAUGHTER?

They tell us it’s a good way to get ahead. The tough part is . . . there aren’t enough bosses’ daughters to go around. But there’s another way to call your shots.

Thomas Foster’s School By Mail (Sep, 1953)

Thomas Foster’s School By Mail

By Alfred Lief

COAL mine accidents in the 1880’s prompted a Pennsylvania editor, Thomas Jefferson Foster, to crusade for safety laws. In his paper he ran question -and-answer columns for miners which proved so popular he later compiled them into a free handbook. But it seemed to him that the message he had to tell should be conveyed to his readers in a more systematic way.

What’s ahead? (Jan, 1947)

What’s ahead?

A world of rapid changes and new economic problems, that’s certain. Just as surely, however, there’s one thing that will be unchanged. In the near future and the long future, the important positions will be held by trained men.

You want security for your family… freedom from financial worry … your own home . . . perhaps your own business. The surest route to them is specialized training that pays out in promotions and increased income.

are you SUFFERING from HIDDEN TALENTS? (Mar, 1950)


Do other people’s successes make you feel unimportant? It may be that you’ve never given yourself a chance. Almost everyone has hidden talents which, when fully developed, open up new and challenging opportunities.

I.C.S ASCII Art Ad (Sep, 1944)

are you the I.C.S. type of man?

There is a definite I.C.S. type. The records of 100,000 current students . . . nearly 5 million students since 1891 . . . supply the outlines. Here’s how the typical enrollee shapes up at the time of beginning his studies: He is an adult. In wartime he is in the Armed Forces or in vital production. But war or peace, good times or bad times, he is an employed man. Circumstances have prevented his attending a college but he is ambitious, intelligent, determined to acquire the specialized training that will help him in his present job and prepare him for a better one.

DON’T be a subordinate all your life (Dec, 1936)

DON’T be a subordinate all your life

You live only once—make the most of that life! Be happy in your personal life — be successful in your business life. Don’t be content merely to curse the fates that keep you in a subordinate’s place. Kick these fates out of your life. The first healthy step toward doing it is to mail this coupon to the International Correspondence Schools. This institution can give you the training it takes to get ahead these days.