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]