Oldies But Goodies A tipster sent us a swell Friday treat: 1951's The Home Economics Story , from the Home Ec Division of Iowa State. The film follows Kay, an earnest high school student who is inspired to pursue the exciting path of Home Economics after seeing a riveting assembly speaker. After arriving at college, Kay and her friends study physics (that "even a girl could like!"), art, chemistry, nutrition and diorama-making before deciding to pursue careers in teaching, applied art (to become a department store buyer), "household equipment," and hospital nutrition. "Good jobs. Interesting jobs. Well-paid, too!" [YouTube ]