The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 10, 1986 · Page 23
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The Salina Journal Friday, January 10,1986 Page N5 Annual Times name count is an English tradition LONDON (AP) - In 1958 one Thomas Bodkin wrote The Times of London to lament the seeming demise of his good name. Why, he wondered, did nobody christen his son Thomas any more? But Thomas's time would come. By 1974 it had edged into the list of Britain's 10 most fashionable names, and a decade later it was in second place, preceded only by that hardy perennial, James. One can only guess why Thomas should be coming back into vogue, or, for that matter, why Mary, Anne, Richard and Andrew should be on the decline. But counting names is a New Year's rite in this country, faithfully completed every Dec. 31 by schoolteacher Margaret Brown. Every day for 10 years, Mrs. Brown has gone through the births announcements in The Times, writing in a ledger the names given to each newborn. Her annual tally is rushed to The Times where it is eagerly awaited by letters editor Leon Pilpel. It is, he says, "a very closely read feature." This year's male leader is no surprise. James takes top spot for the 22nd year running. Thomas retains the No. 2 slot. Alexander moves from 5th to 3rd, pushing Edward to 4th. , But Benjamin has zoomed from 20th to 8th, and George, having slipped into obscurity since the days when men named George sat on the British throne, has moved back to 9th place. The girls' list is less predictable. Charlotte has displaced Sarah as the top name, while Alexandra and Alice have risen meteorically. Lucy, 1984's No. 2, languishes in the No. 10 spot. Laura and Victoria are out of the top 10. The full list of favorite given names, with 1984 placings in brackets: 1. James (1), Charlotte (3) 2. Thomas (2), Alexandra (9) 3. Alexander (5), Sarah (1) 4. Edward (3), Alice (13) 5. Charles (7), Emily (3) 6. William (4), Emma (11) 7. Nicholas (6), Sophie (3) 8. Benjamin (20), Elizabeth (8) 9. George (18), Katherine (7) 10.01iver(9),Lucy(2) There is no discernible pattern, said Mrs. Brown in an interview after counting the 5,463 Times-recorded births of 1985. William, which seemed the name to watch after Prince Charles and Princess Diana chose it for their first son, slid from 4th to 6th. She detects "a slightly more traditional approach to name-giving," remembering the frivolous '60s "when people tended to make up names." Mrs. Brown has been counting the names for 10 years, having taken over "the legacy bequeathed to me" by the late John Leaver, a Times reader who pioneered the list in 1948 and continued it until his death. In Leaver's first list 37 years ago John was top, with James a mere 9th. Michael, Anthony and Peter, high in the 1948 list, have fallen from the top 10. Anne led the girl's list in 1948. She too is out of the top 10. 439 S. Broadway OPEN SUNDAYS 10 am-4 pm Jim Cr«m R.PIr. WE DELIVER JIM'S PHARMACY MOWERY CLINIC 827-4114 "J want to be Your Pharmacist' Monk (Continued from Page 4) Young Stevens followed him up to his hotel room and with his mother's permission, begged to finish high school at Boys Town in Omaha. • He graduated from Boys Town High in 1944 and, after working for a year in the wartime shipyards on the West Coast, entered New Mellory Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Dubuque, Iowa. Here he spent five "deliriously happy years," but left because he thought the emphasis was "too much on the ascetic and not enough on the intellectual life. " Resuming his seminary studies, he was ordained a priest in the diocese of Omaha in 1956, celebrated his first Mass at Boys Town and after several years of parish work became an Air Force chaplain. His flock included the test pilots and astronauts at Ed wards AFB in California, where he hitched rides on jets breaking the sound barrier and wrote a book on "Astrotheology." While on duty with the Alaska Air Command in Anchorage, he recalls with a grin, he worked the "miracie" of changing milk into holy water. "The guys out on the radar stations "'JEAN STATION Over 500 Swimsuits To Choose From 50%'«75%off Mid State Mall Salina were dying for fresh milk. I mooched a half-dozen five-gallon cans from the mess hall, but the load sergeant down on the flight line wouldn't allow them on board the cargo planes. He was afraid they might go bad in flight. I asked if holy water was O.K. He nodded, I blessed the cans and off they went." All the while, this 5-foot-4 dynamo of a man, who looks like James Cagney in his movie prime without the cocky smirk and minus the worry lines, kept refining the constitution for his dream monastery. When the brass threatened a desk job as his next assignment, by then Maj. Stevens resigned his commis sion, became executive editor of The Priest magazine, for a time was publisher of his own short lived magazine for priests and directed an institute for theological studies in Santa Fe, N.M. He then returned to pastoral duties in Nebraska's corn and beef country. Doubleday published his novel "Flame Out of Dorset," based on the life of St. Steven Harding, the 12th Century Cistercian Abbot who along with the English contemplatives St. Cuthbert and St. Hugh of Lincoln, rank with Flanagan as his heroes. Obsessed by his dream, the small town pastor searched for sites for his monastery in the Caribbean, Wyom ' ing, Colorado and the Canadian Rockies and might still be hunting had the adult education program in Neligh, Neb., offered something else besides "ballroom dancing and macrame." Seeking something more intellectual, Charlotte Clemensen Taylor, a Methodist and a widow, signed up for the course in Hebrew that pastor Stevens was offering at the St. Francis parish hall to people of all faiths. Learning of his love for solitude, she offered the use of the 240-acre family farm out on Cedar Creek for private prayer and medi tation. Immediately he recognized the ideal site for his monastery. Mrs. Taylor talked her sister and two brothers into selling the farm that had been in the Clemensen family for 70 years, and a retired farm couple,' Joe and Emma Velder of Petersburg, Neb., donated $100,000 toward the purchase. Other donations, including $10,000 from a retired railroad engi neer, came in. John Frey, who had lost his farm at nearby Tilden, set to' work building the barn monastery and all its furniture with the help of his four sons. A coincidence settled on the name Tintern for the world's newest mon PAY LIFE! Premiums for five years; Protection for life! 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"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous," says Mrs. Taylor, who at 74 devotes much of her time to getting the monastery ready for the first novices. This dev out Methodist has quilted comforters for their beds, embroidered altar cloths and carved Tintern's wooden entrance sign which reads in Hebrew "In the beginning." There have been setbacks, too. Deer ate the 1,000 Christmas trees Stevens planted to make the mon astery self-supporting. A profes sional fund-raising drive to launch the permanent monastery failed when farms in the area began to fail. A dozen prospective novices have come and gone. "One young man couldn't understand not talking. Another thought the life too intellectual. Others didn't like Gregorian chant." Life at Tintern West will be devoid of newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV. There will be no alcohol "except for a festive glass of wine on major feast days" and no recreation or sports, except jogging. But it will not be a life without unspoken humor. Already there is a sign at the edge of the dove-shaped pond: "No Walking On Water." I, HEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! CA.SEHJER- OWNER SPECIALIZING IN CUMMINS ENGINES MINOR A MAJOR REPAIR 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE FAIR • RELIABLE SERVICE • FREE ESTIMATES LOCATED IN IAKEWOOO INDUSTRIAL _ PARK. BUILDING C . 827-9215 lIHIUTNOmM (8 oz.) ,) & Queen FILET (6 oz.) Choice potato, tossed salad, roll & free sundae. Mid-America Restaurant I842N. 9th 823-2670 SALINA ADULT EDUCATION SALINA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 305 SALINA AREA VO-TECH SCHOOL SPRING TERM ENROLLMENT 1986 CLASSES START WEEK OF JANUARY 20, 1986 PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT - Adult Education classes are open for enrollment to any person sixteen years of age or older, except as special restrictions apply. Regularly enrolled high school students may make application to enroll in some of the non-high school credit adult classes. Certain vocational courses, because of state laws, are limited to enrollment of persons who are out of high school. Courses other than listed may be offered if sufficient interest is shown. WHEN TO ENROLL - You may enroll by calling 825-2261 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through January 20, except in the case of classes which start earlier! FEE PAYMENT — Fees are payable at the first meeting of the class. REFUNDS — Refunds of fees will be granted only if requested before the third meeting of a class. When a class is discontinued because of insufficient registration, the fee will be refunded. Your enrollment during the registration period is most essential in order for us to be able to determine the classes which will be scheduled. Your failure to sign up may cause the class you want to be cancelled. TOOLS AND TEXTBOOKS — These will be furnished by the student in the vocational and business courses. Saliru Are* Vocational Tachnical School believe* tunity in the •dminittration and Ktmiuipm to ih« •ducali A MINIMUM OF TEN STUDENTS PER CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED principle and practice of equal employment opportunity and equal oppor- ol handicap, race, i ttional ptoQiamB ol ih« diMttici. FurttWimoi*. (ha Salina Aru Vocational compliance with »r teed, color, religion, national ong>n. ancestry, sex or any othei siatulorily prohibited tuut. tnquifM rtgard.no Diooiam* ol lh« diMiiici Furttwrmot* lha S«Una Ar»a Vacviional complUnc* with any norvdiKilmlrwioty p<»cllcB« m«y t>« diiwcted to lh« DUocior at P«t*onn«l •! P.O. BOH BOB, SMlin*. K«nt«t TK%iu ScteoTMMI ioc£l«Vrtn •ihiiiiwiMl'wIrtlol fX.™ stil. !SCS'^ p~iK.Ji ^lm^lto"<i^ £13. «««. l.l«>hon. BI3/BK-0281 o, 10 1M n^iorall Olllw to, Civ< Blohn. 32« C..< H,h Sum, K=™. C.W. W.uou.i M106 Oau Tftitui &FHI ft • littMicbu T« CAD. <llll»C.ft.D. Sltaui Til. i Tku. t:301:30 f.m. S39.00 Ii-Tick SckMl Wiliiif |ta & Ml|) i uJ In< Tub lu.) 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Computer Courses offered requires no prior knowledge or Training on Computers. Salina Central High School Crawford ft Front Enter from South parking lot Salina Vo-Tech School 2S62 Scanlan Avenue 825-2261 Little House Memorial Hall 825-8402

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