G.W. Taylor traveled to Parkersburg last Friday to visit his son, who
is being treated for tuberculosis of the bone at St. Joseph’s Hospital. When the boy was taken
to the hospital two weeks ago, one leg was so badly affected that it was feared
it would be necessary to amputate the limb, but it is now believed after an
operation that the member can be saved.
William Shock of Russett, who purchased his father’s blacksmith
shop and moved it to the above named place, is doing a very good business there.
Bill is a good smith.
We are sorry to learn that Frank, the child of Mr. and Mrs. John
Barr, who had something like diphtheria, has not yet fully recovered. The
disease left his lower limbs almost useless, although he is some better now.
J.S. Jarvis of Minnora has been very ill at the home of his son,
Claudius, of this place for several days. He is troubled with a gathering of the
head and has suffered very much, but he is now better and will be able to be out
in a short time.
Little Ruth Bush, daughter of O.G. Bush of Smithville, is
recovering from her illness of membranous croup, and Mrs. W.A. Flesher remains
much the same. She is still confined to her bed.
Cleo Ferrell lost a very fine horse on Friday of last week. His
two horses were afflicted with worms and he administered a medicine recommended
by the National Stockman and Farmer, consisting of turpentine and linseed oil.
The result was that one of his horses, valued at $200 died, and it is extremely
doubtful whether the other recovers.
There no longer seems a chance that Congress will avoid a
showdown this year on the question of medical care for the elderly, under Social
President Johnson has put an unequivocal “must” label on the
legislation, along with tax reduction and civil rights. Staked out so firmly in
an election year, when he is already obviously campaigning, he cannot afford to
let lawmakers go home without rendering a verdict on the issue, one way or the
On the heels of the chief executive’s pronouncement, other
Medicare proponents have stepped up their pressure for the plan--the latest
evidence being a demand by a group called the National Council of Senior
Citizens. They demanded investigation of recent rate increases in the cost of
health insurance to the over-65 group.
According to the council, more than half of America’s 17
million elderly have no health insurance. Even minimum private protection is
rapidly being priced out of financial reach of the rest, it is said.
It also contends the average private policy pays less than
one-third of the hospital cost that an elderly patient would likely incur.
Those contentions, if correct, would undercut the basic position
of those opposing the Social Security approach.
Unanswered, they provide a powerful argument for the legislation
Congress has up to now resisted.
1989, 25 years
Much of Monday night’s Grantsville town council meeting was
spent discussing a recent letter from the Solid Waste Management Section of the
Dept. of Natural Resources “requesting” that the town’s solid waste disposal
site or “open dump” be closed.
According to Mayor Joe Virden, the dump will most likely close
within six months.
Some of the alternatives discussed included hauling the trash to
landfills in Wood
County or Jackson County, which will probably necessitate
trash restrictions and limitations; and leasing the trash hauling to an outside
firm. Also mentioned was the possibility that the state might require county
government officials to form some type of solid waste commission to handle the
Town officials were nearly unanimous on the thought that closing
the trash dump would lead to even more dumping along the county’s highways,
causing much more pollution than the present dump does.
Input from the public is urged.