Miscellany: Patient Simon

In its issue of May 26, under the heading "Patient Simon," TIME published an item to the effect that one Simon Newton of the U. S. Engineering Office, Detroit, had tabulated the first names of 13,571 Army officers listed in Government records. Mr. Newton now writes : "I desire to say it required but little patience in comparison to an article of mine in The World Almanac for 1921, page 150, which embraced the names of 100,000 persons."

His findings for The World Almanac were:

John 8,280

William 7,611

James 4,259

Charles 4,253

George 4,171...

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