Mrs. Charles L. Fortier of
Milwaukee, Wisc., daughter of Christopher L. Sholes,
inventor of the typewriter, and the first woman
typist in the world, participated in the celebration
marking the 60th anniversary of her father’s
invention. Although near 80, she is still an expert
typist and has never been without a machine since
The Grantsville playground, a
project of the Grantsville Civic Club, is set to
open June 23, and continue for a six-week period. A
complete program has been arranged, with a theme for
each week, offering many interesting activities for
the children of the area. Annabelle McHenry will be
director, assisted by Terry D’Orazio and Mike
It will open each morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-school
children will have a special play period with activities designed for their
interests. Children of grades one, two and three will make up one group for
crafts and games. Children of grades four, five and six will make up the last
group. The two older groups will study dramatic and folk games, as well
as having crafts and team games.
Last year’s playground was well received by the community. Many
organizations helped in establishing the work and improving facilities. The
Civic Club finances the playground with a budget of $250.
The automatic cost of living increase, effective each July, will
be delayed for six months, according to Ronald J. King, manager of the
Parkersburg Social Security office, who said this is because of a recent law
designed to strengthen the Social Security system.
Purpose of the delay is to save the system money and to help it
regain financial strength. Economic conditions have caused severe financial
problems. Although the increase of 3½% does not seem like a lot, the delay of
six months will result in a savings of several billion dollars.
King said that the law providing for this delay is a small part
of an overall package designed to meet the long-term financial problems of
Social Security, as well as the short-term problems.