Education: Penwoman

In Manhattan's Hotel Pennsylvania last week an elderly salesman for a pencil company was waiting for the National Association of Penmanship Teachers and Supervisors to close the first session of its annual convention. Said he, softly: ''Penmanship is sort of dying out. Typewriters, you know. It's a shame, too."

As quickly as if she had overheard the salesman, Brooklyn's Assistant School Superintendent Lizzie Rector picked up the challenge. Despite the typewriter interests, cried she, handwriting must never be driven from the schools.

Blithely undisturbed by the typewriter issue was Miss Bertha Agnes Connor,...

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