The latest style W h a t’s number on& on the h it parade for names bestowed on babies born in upstate Mew York? M ichael ranks first for boys, and i t ’s Jennifer for girls. O r at least these w e re top choices in 1974. The inform a tion comes from th e New York state departm ent of health which has com p iled'this bit of intelligence along with a lo t of other data from the vital statistics collected last year. 1 ? For Instance, the b irth rate rose one per cent in 1974 over 1973, and it was the first increase since 1970. The rate of births last year was 13 per 1,000 population in the state. That’ s 239,166. It was 12.9 per cent the year before. B u t back to the more interesting information — the names people choose for th e ir offspring, and How the styles change. You probably would have ¡guessed that Michael has been very popular of late, but just fo r fun, and If you feel like playing games, see how many of the other firs t ten on th e ' popularity list for boys’ names you can come up with,. . Done guessing? It’s not that we don’t trust you, but the eyes m ight have inadvertently slipped down. The others, in order of their standing among the top ten: ‘PlABa •/v\enueiA) pue ijdasop ‘seuiBp ‘u s q o y ‘uuop ‘ u e |jg ‘noser ‘js ^ d o is p iio 1 How well did you score? Want to try it w ith the g ir ls ’ names? There are some surprises here, or a t least there w e re for us. See how you do. Now turn it upside dow n , and check yo u r score. '9100! n pue ‘u9>su>i ‘essi|8[^ ‘esn ‘J9 -qjeeH ‘AiJequii» ‘Auiv ‘ buijsijijo ‘aiioipiiN W e were pleased to note that all these name$, both boys’ and g ir ls' a re spelled th e way yo u 'd . th ink they should be. No doubt we a re more aware than most folks of the fanciful, w a y s of spelling- names that some parents choose. Their motives, no doubt, are the best, but it is bound to cause some confusion when th e kid gets to the age that his or her name appears in p rin t, now and again.. A ll our w ritin g life w e ’v e struggled w ith K a thryn, Catherine, Cathryn, Katharine, and other spelling variations of that good old-fashioned name. In • recent years w e ’v e also been bugged by the original spellers, not to mention the original ' names that don’t give a clue as to th e sex of the child. So we give our seal of approval to M ichael, David, Jennifer, Amy, e t al. But we s till feel more at home w ith the names that were popular a couple of generations and m o re ago. The departm e n t of heajth tells us that they w e re John, W illia m , George, Charles, Joseph, Frank, Edward, James, H a rry, and H a rold,for th e boys, w h ile top choices for th ^ g ir ls were M a ry, Anna, M a rgaret, Helen, Catherine, Florence, Elizabeth, R u th, Lillian, and Rose. W h y shouldn’ t they be fa m ilia r to us? They were our contemporaries. W e never played w ith any K im b e rlys or Nicoles; w e never watched any Jasons or Brians play m u m b letypeg. G R E E N W ICH JO U R N AL Thursday, October 2,1975 — . . ........ nnrffVi’^ i .fn SALEM PRESS Page 9 ch m . 0 n Greenwich. • Bottsklll Baptist Brian Labosier, Pastor Sunday services— 10. a.m. Sunday school. Nursery through high school. World Fellowship offering received. 11 a.m. Worship service. 2 p.m. Youth group meet ing, 7th grade and up. Wednesday— 7-8 p.m. Senior choir. 8 p.m. Quarterly business meeting. Cambridge First Baptist Rev. Lewis N. Powell, Interim Pastor Sunday services— 9i45 a.m. Sunday school. ¡11 ajn. Morning worship service. Sermon, Seeing Though\\ The Eyes of God. , Wprld Fellowship offering will be received. Darkeetown First Baptist of Fort Edward ' Rev. Eliot DeNick. Pastor Sunday services— 9:45 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Morning worship. 6:30 p.m. Youth group. 7:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday. 7 p.m. Mid week service. Greenwich Church of the Old Fashion Gospel Independent Bible Baptist Rev. Ray Felt, Pastor Sunday services— 10:30 a.m. Morning wor ship. 7 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer. Cossayuna Lakeville Bspilsi Rev. Frederick Jewitt, Pastor Sunday services— 10 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Morning service. Tuesday* 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. Cambridge New Skete Monastery Byzantine Catholic Vesper? each evening at 7:30 »p.nu Saturdky, 4:30 p.m. Liturgy. Sunday, 10 a.m. Liturgy. ’ Salim Holy Cross Catholic , Rev. James F. Pritchard, Pastor Saturday— 4:45 to 5:15 and 7:15 p.m., Confessions. 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. Greenwich S t Joseph’s Catholic - Rev. Joseph L. Shannon, O.S.A. Rev. Albert C. Shannon, O.S.A. Masses- Daily, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Antici pated Sunday Mass. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 10:31 a.m. EortMUler Wesleyan Church Rev.Robert Tice, Pastor Sunday services— ' 10 a.m: Sunday school. 11 a.m. Moiniftg worship. 6:30 p.m . Junto*. and Senior youth. 71p,m. Evangelist service. Wednesday* 1 P*«1* P^yer service. United Church of Greenwich United Presbyterian Rev. DonaldR. McLeod, Pastor Sunday services*- t 9:30 a.m. Church school, grades 3-9. 11 a.m. Worship service. Church school, presehool- grade 2. 6 p.m. Handbell choir rehearsal. 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. 7 p.m. Confirmation semi nar. West HejSun United PrcsbyteriiM Rev. S. SturgisPoorman Jr., Pastor Saturday— 9:30 a.m. First Saturday club. 7:30 p.m. Preparatory serv ice. Sunday services— 9:45 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Worship service. World-Wide Communion. Monday- 10 a.m. Bible study at East Hebron home. 7 p.m. Senior High fellow ship. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Session. Wednesday— 4 p.m. Junior High fellow ship. 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal. 8 p.m. Study course on Holy Spirit. East Hebron United Presbyterian Rev. S. Sturgist^orman Jr., Pastor Saturday— 9:30 a.m. First Saturday club. 7:30 p.m. Preparatory serv ice at West Hebron. Sunday services— 9:30 a.m. Worship service. World-Wide Communion. Monday— 10 a.m. Bible study at East Hebron home. 7 p.m. Senior High fellow ship. Wednesday— 4 p.m. Junior High fellow ship. 8 p.m. Study course on Holy Spirit. Salem First United Presbyterian Rev. Ernest C. Butler, Pastor Sunday services— 9:30 a.m. Church school. 11 a.m. Morning worship. Monday, 10 a.m. Adult Bible class. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal. Stmshaa United Presbyterian Rev. Fergus Cochran, Pastor Sunday services— 10 a.m. Church school. 11 a.m. Worship service. East Greenwlch'South Axgyte United Presbyterian Rev. David Simmons, Pastor East Greenwich Sunday services— 9:45 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Worship service. South Argyle Sunday services- 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. West Cambridge Whiteside Church - Rev. Joseph Caron, Minister Sunday services-^ - 6 p.m. Sunday School. 7 p.m. Worship service. North Argyle United Presbyterian Rev. Douglas R. McGafftn, Pastor Sunday services— 10 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Worship service. Argyle United Presbyterian Rev. Gerald Hazard, Pastor Sunday services— 10 a.m. Family worship. Salem Methodist Charge Rev. Arthur E. Bagley, Pastor Chaplain James H. Bagley Sr.. Assistant Minister World-Wide Communion Sun day. A special World Service offering will be received in all three churches for the Meth odist World Global Ministries West Hebron Sunday services— 8:30 a.m. Holy Communion. 9:30 a.m. Coffee and fellow ship hour. 9:45 a.m. Sunday school. Salem Sunday services— 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. Observing Rally day. 11 a.m. Fellowship hour. 11 a.m. Senior choir. Shushan • Sunday services— 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages. 11 a.m. Holy Communion with a sung liturgy by pastor and choir. 7 p.m. United/ Methodist youth. Greenwich Centenary United Methodist Rev. W.C. Denson, Pastor Thursday— 7 p.m. Finance committee. 7 p.m. Trustees. 8 p.m . Administrative board. Saturday, 10 a.m. Con firmation class. Sunday services— 9:45 a.m. Church school. 9:50 a.m. Chapel service. Communion. 11 a.m. Worship service. Communion. Monday, 6:30 p.m. U.M.W. govered dish supper and business meeting. .Wednesday— 6:45 p.m. Youth choir. «7 p.m. Adult choir. Argyle United Methodist Robert L. Flower, PastoT Sunday services— 10 a.m. Worship service. Nursery care provided during the worship hour. Family worship, fourth Sun day of the month. Church school classes attend church. 11 a.m. Church schbol. 11 a.m. Adult Bible class. Youth fellowship, first and third Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Ms. fellowship, first and third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. United Methodist Women, second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Couple’s club, first Saturday evening of each month. Easton UnltedMethodlst Rev. Howard H ills, Pastor Sunday services— 10 a.m . Church school and worship service. Easton Friends ? _ Sunday service— ■» 11 mm. North meeting, house, Route 40. SchnylervOle St. Stephen’s Episcopal Rev. Joel MacCollam, Rector All services at 9 a.m. Sunday services— 1st Sunday, Celebration of Holy Eucharist and healing service. 2nd and 4th Sunday, Morn ing prayer and celebration of Holy Communion. 3rd Sunday, Celebration of Holy Eucharist. 5th Sunday, Reading of Litany and celebration of Holy Communion. Greenwich St. P ik I' b Episcopal Rev. William R. Harris, Rector Sunday services— 8 p.m. Holy Communion, Prayer Book. 10:15 a.m , Sunday school, parish hall. 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion and sermon. Prayer Book, first and third Sundays. Holy Communion and sermon, New Liturgy, second and fourth Sundays. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Hol\ Communion. New Liturgy. Salem S t Paul’s Episcopal Rev. Robert Cook, Rector Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thnft shop. Sunday services— 9 a.m. Morning prayer and sermon. 9:30 a.m. Church school. Cambridge St. Lake’s Episcopal Rev. Robert Gardam, Rector Sunday Services— 8 and 10:30 a.m. HoK Eucharist. North Argyk Community Church Rev. Earl Hodgkins, Pastor Sunday services— 10 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Bible study and prayer meeting. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 40 Salem Street Greenwich Saniuel J. Brayton, Branch President Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Relief society. Sunday services— 8:30 a.m. Priesthood. 9:45 a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Sacrament. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Aaronic Priesthood, young women's activity night. v Wednesday, 4 p.m. Pri mary. Christian Science Society Greenwich Sunday service-at ft) a.m. Sunday school for pupils to the age of 20 convenes during the morning service. Wednesday evening meet ing second and fourth Wed nesday of the month at 8 o’clock, testimony meeting. Reading room open Thurs days from 2 to 4 p.m. Radio broadcast Sunday from W KAJ, Saratoga, at 7:15 a.m. 1 Cambridge Church ofOpen Bible Rev. Roger. Seacord, Pastor Sunday services— l l a.m, M orning worship. 12 n Bible study. Tuesday, 8 p.' m . Prayer and Bible study. It’s hard to believe there’s any fertility in a handful of sand mixed with broken glass, bottle caps and scraps of paper and plastic. We know from observation, how ever, that nature, unas sisted, will raise a plant in such unlikely soil. All summer we’ve been watching a tomato plant growing in the most inauspicious situation we can imagine. As we reconstruct the story of the plant, some time in the fall of 1974, maybe on Halloween, someone dropped a to mato on the sidewalk in front of the Sanderspree building on Main street in Greenwich. By intent or otherwise, some passerby kicked the tomato out of his path, and it came to rest in the litter which collects along the front of the building. No one swept the side walk, and the tomato laid there undisturbed until it froze. Later it was covered with snow. When spring broke the flesh of the tomato had disappeared find a few seeds were the D o Í e [ [ í £ l & tx u tíi by Ned Pattison I don’t like to give speeches. Speeches are one-way communication. They have their place, but when I have an oppor tunity to speak to a group, which I enjoy doing, I prefer to put aside my notes, draw up a chair, and just have a conver sation. I think I learn more about what my constit uents are thinking, and they get a lot more out of this kind of speech. Of course, that’s not always possible when you have more than a half million eontituents to con= verse with. During the recess and week end visits back to the 29th district, I frequently hold town meetings where I can get together with constituents for an ex change of views on cur rent issues and questions. There are no speeches, just conversation. So far, I've met with citizens of the 29th district in this manner at Greenwich, Port Ann, East Green- bush, Rensselaer, Hud son, Copake, Fort Ed ward, Stillwater and Windham. At the start of the meeting, I make an agenda from suggestions provided by the audience. When 7 to 10 topics have been listed, I begin the meeting and proceed item by item until the time we have agreed to adjourn, usually about 2 to 2Vi hours after we start. It occurred to me that it might be valuable both to me arid to the readers of /-the column to follow a similar procedure as I do at the beginning of the town meetings. I could take Suggestions from the jfldbr on what subjects you * wotildlike me to discuss in this column. This will take some effort and thought Oil your, part, but I hope yoti will takethe time to only vestiges that re mained of the fruit. By chance one of the seeds was on some sand that had been strewn on the sidewalk during the winter. Spring sun and rains and warmth gave the seed the impetus to respond to such nutrients as the soil possessed, and it germinated. Green leaves appeared and flourished, in a weak kind of way, and as we marveled that nature could do so much with so little in resources, blos soms appeared on the struggling plant. Finally, by dint of great effort against what seemed to be insuperable odds, the plant produced one fruit. It was de veloping as well as could be expected in late Sep tember, when its progress was arrested. Sometime over the week end someone uprooted the plant and left it to wither and die. It was a sad ending for a plant which fought valiantly for a life it was not to have. We are saddened by its passing. let me know what topics you’d like covered. If you don’t, don’t say you never had the chance. To get us started. I’m listing a few ideas I’ve been considering as topics of future columns. Some of these you may want me to discuss. You may circle the ones of interest to you, number them in order of preference, and clip out the column and mail it to me, Rep. Edward W. Pattison, 1127 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515. Here are some possible column subjects: 1. The new congres sional budget process — what was wrong with the old system and how the new one works. 2. Congressional lead ership - what role should the congressman play in advising and influencing public opinion in his district. 3. Unemployment — the impact on the unem ployed citizen, his com munity and on the em ployed; solutions old and new. 4. Energy conservation. 5. The congressman as ombudsman — solving constituent problems. 6:* ¡Answering the mail — what's involved prac tically and philosophic ally. 7. Famous people I meet and associate with and what ’they’re like. 8. Government subsi dies — to individuals and business. 9. A congressman's lifestyle — what it’s like to live and work in twp places 400 miles apart. 10. Executive-legisla tive relationship. H. How the congres sional office works; and what it can and can’t do. 12. The complexity of today’s problems — frus trations of the congress man and the citizen. 100 YEARS AGO October 7, 1875 Dr. Ellwood Griffin called on us last Saturday, and stated that he took a nice trout in the McNab brook and let him go in deference to the game law, it being qut of season. What virtue! He further stated in an aggravating sort of way, that he caught a bullhead 15 Vt inches long in McDougall’s lake, and a four-pound bass some where else, and having got started in this style, he seemed to cut loose from the truth altogether and said that he took half a bushel of bass, pickerel, &c., in all. He offered to go on making statements, but we declined, as we have still some regard for the “probabilities.” FIFTY YEARS AGO October 7, 1925 The 100 or more mem bers of the Rough and Ready Engine company came home Sunday night from attending the Brock ton, Mass., fair with two prizes, $150 first prize in their section in the water throwing contest, and $50 for the company traveling the longest distance to the fair. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 3, 1945 Nearly the entire popu lation of Salem and two or three thousand visitors from vicinity places turned out the previous Friday to do honor to T.Sgt. Francis J. Clark, holder of the Congres sional Medal of Honor, and to welcome Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, who went to Salem to present the sergeant with an additional decoration, the New York State Con- spicious Service medal. The Washington Coun ty Historical association elected Ralph Pierson Smith of Hudson Falls president at the Annual meeting held in Cam bridge the previous Sat urday. Other officers elected at the meeting were: Mrs. Robert Mc Clellan of Cambridge, first vice president; Gor don Dillon of Salem, second vice president; A.D. Bartholomew of Whitehall, third vice president; Miss Mary Blackall of Fort Edward, secretary; Mrs. Grant Tefft of Greenwich, treas urer. Deaths: Eseb Brownell, 65, Cambridge; Mrs. Samuel McDowell, 87, Greenwich. TWENTY YEARS AGO October 5, 1955 The public hearing on the proposed increase i^ water rates, originally scheduled to be held in the Albany office of the public service'commission would be held at the community center in Greenw ich. Mayor Charles Dolan had been notified by the PSC that the place of hearing had been changed for the convenience of Greenwich people. A choice of 18 courses whs being offered to the people in the Greenwich central school district under the adult education program, B.F. Tillotson, director, had announced. In the first league football game of the season Greenwich central school was defeated 46*14 by Salem In a game played at Salem. Deaths: Mrs. Floyd R. Smith, 62, Cambridge; Mrs. William S. Dobbin, 92, Greenwich; Mrs. Jay M. Gilchrist, 70, Batten* ville; Mrs. James M. Eddy, 61, Center Falls; Mrs. Frank- B. Roberson, 77, Greenwich; Mrs. Al fred Young, Greenwich. JUST A YEAR AGO October 3, 1974 The Washington Coun ty Republican Women’s club was planning their annual election luncheon on October 19 at the Town House in Cambridge. Among the guests ex pected to attend were Mrs. Kathryn Wilson Conroy, daughter of Gov ernor and Mrs. Malcolm Wilson; Congressman Carleton King; Senator Ronald Safford and As semblyman Gerald Solo mon. ALBANY q p e s t s by Alex Rankin Governor Carey, and probably the legislature, too, are preparing to take a very long watt: off a short pier in the next couple of months. The long walk is Carey’s decision, if all else fails, to take up to $4 billion in public employe pension hinds when the next fiscal crisis in New York city comes due at the end of December. The short pier is the fact that, based on past performance, it may be like throwing money down a rat hole, with the pensioners left holding the bag, an empty bag. Carey says he will use the pension funds if the federal government con tinues to refuse to help the city, and investors con tinue to refuse to buy city bonds. The plan is a safe one only if it ends the crisis in the city. But if the city needs still more money in February or March, then it’s very risky indeed. City Mayor Beame, whose attitude has had a lot to do with the refusal of private investors, banks, to lend him money, appears to have finally woken up. The other day he paid a personal visit to a sanita tion, garbage to ordinary people, garage and found everyone washing up and leaving work early. He fired a couple of supervisors on the spot. But the following day the commissioner of sanita tion rehired the two supervisors. Now the commissioner is out look ing for a new line of work. Of course it took Beame several days to bring himself to fire his com missioner, something that would have taken about five minutes if it were a private business. **# Poor Herbert Mill*,— the assemblyman from Queens and chairman of the group’s health com mittee. Assemblyman Andrew Stein, who rose to fame in the nursing home scandals, apparently per suaded Miller to allow him to chair a probe into Medicaid abuses. But Stein is,the arch foe of Assembly Speaker Stanley Steingut — Stein tried to link him with some of the nursing home hanky- panky. Now Miller is in the middle of a fight he wants no part of. Steingut doesn’t want Stein looking into Medicaid'. Stein, in dependently wealthy and an astute public relations manipulator, says he’s going to do it anyway.