Local businessmen are cooperating with county health nurse
Charlotte Kuntze in drawing attention to the county’s health program.
Some time ago, stacks of empty bottles were placed in a neat
exhibit in the front window of the Bank of Grantsville building. The bottles are
empties that once contained typhoid and diphtheria vaccine used in immunizing
children of the county against these diseases.
In an effort to stimulate interest in and attract attention to
the campaign to have all children immunized, prizes are being offered by local
business interests to the parent who correctly guesses the number of bottles in
Prizes have been donated by Wiant & Barr Store, Jarvis Store,
P.P. Gunn, Pearl Kelly, Hill Barber Shop, Jackson’s Market, and Thompson Drug
The count and other details of the guessing contest will be
under supervision of the local parent-teachers association.
Airman 2nd class Andy E. Parsons of
the U.S. Air Force, stationed on the island of Guam,
is one of the many readers of the Chronicle. In a
letter sent along with his subscription renewal, he
write: “I like getting your paper very much, since
that is about the only source of news that I have
from my hometown. It sure is nice to get a paper
from home, since there isn’t much to do here on Guam
Parsons is one of the many servicemen around the world who keep
in touch with their home country through the Chronicle, which is sometimes
several weeks old by the time it reaches its destination, but from the comments
received is deeply appreciated.
Achievement scores for West
Virginia’s 9th and 11th grades show that the more
than 56,000 students tested did better than might be
West Virginia students scored at or above the national average
in five out of the six subject areas at 9th grade level and in two of the six at
11th grade level. In the other five areas, scores were below, but close to, the
State superintendent of schools Daniel B. Taylor, commenting on
the achievement scores, said, “I am particularly pleased with the 9th grade
scores and with the reading, science and social studies scores at both grade
levels. Reading scores are up, and this is particularly rewarding since the
state board made reading its number one priority.”
County by county scores have not yet been tabulated, but will be
released in two weeks.